Who is your favorite fantasy author?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by NYCitygurl, Sep 30, 2006.

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Who is your favorite fantasy author?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
J. R, R. Tolkien 38 vote(s) 56.7%
Ursela K. Le Guin 1 vote(s) 1.5%
George R. R. Martin 2 vote(s) 3.0%
Sara Douglass 1 vote(s) 1.5%
Robert Jordan 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Terry Goodkind 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Neil Gaimon 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Terry Prachett 6 vote(s) 9.0%
Laruell K. Hamilton 1 vote(s) 1.5%
Other 18 vote(s) 26.9%
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  1. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I tried to pick authors that were pretty well-known, and, based on their threads in SFF: Books and Comics, pretty popular.

    It wa a tough choice for me, but in the end I had to choose Sara Douglass. She was one of the first fantasy authors I ever read a book by, and I still love her.
  2. Kyptastic VIP

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    Tolkien, but only because I don't read much Sci-Fi
  3. Grand_Admiral_Grant Ex-Mod

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  4. Starwen_Skywalker Jedi Knight

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    J.R.R. Tolkien all the way :D
  5. JediNemesis Jedi Master

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    Tolkien wrote the Silmarillion, which I adore. However, for sheer yardage of output, jokes-per-minute quotient and ridiculous intelligence, it's got to go to Terry Pratchett.

  6. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Laurell K. Hamilton. Don't get me wrong, I love Tolkien's stuff, but Hamilton writes fantasy in a more personal way than Tolkien. LotR and Silmarillion seem so distant from what the characters feel and just focus on their actions, and I get bored of that eventually :p
  7. EMPEROR_WINDU Force Ghost

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  8. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Out of those, definitely Tolkien.
  9. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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  10. deltron_zero Force Ghost

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  11. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    J. R. R. Tolkien, followed closely by Andrzej Sapkowski (a Polish writer), J. K. Rowling, and Terry Pratchett. :D
  12. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    Tollien. Not even close, even as much as I like the Potter books.

    More surprising for someone my age is to not see Stephen R Donaldson as a choice, back in the day (late 70s early 80s, the Thomas Covenant trilogies ruled.
  13. leia_naberrie Jedi Master

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    J. K. Rowling.

    Why isn't she on the list? :confused:
  14. StarWarsFreak444 Force Ghost

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  15. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I was trying to do the more adult fantasy authors. Though I probably should have known better than to put Tolkien on; everyone love him . . .
  16. LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Most definitely J.R.R. Tolkien!! :D Though I must say that I love C.S. Lewis, and J.K. Rowling as well, among several others.
  17. _princess_leia_ Jedi Grand Master

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  18. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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  19. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    I'm voting J.K. Rowling. Pffft....children's author...whatever.
  20. sidious618 Force Ghost

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    George R. R. Martin without a doubt. Tolkein's books didn't do too much for me. The movies were drastically better.
  21. CodeName_Targeter Force Ghost

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  22. Chewbacca-girl Jedi Master

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  23. morrison85 Force Ghost

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  24. Rouge77 Jedi Grand Master

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  25. Rouge Null Jedi Grand Master

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    Gun to my head I've got to go with Tracy Hickman, but George Martin comes in second.
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