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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.
  1. J. R, R. Tolkien

    56.7%
  2. Ursela K. Le Guin

    1.5%
  3. George R. R. Martin

    3.0%
  4. Sara Douglass

    1.5%
  5. Robert Jordan

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Terry Goodkind

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Neil Gaimon

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Terry Prachett

    9.0%
  9. Laruell K. Hamilton

    1.5%
  10. Other

    26.9%
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  1. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Kyptastic VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    Grand_Admiral_Grant Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Tolkien of course.
     
  4. Starwen_Skywalker

    Starwen_Skywalker Jedi Youngling star 1

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

    JediNemesis Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    Cobranaconda Jedi Grand Master star 7

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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

    EMPEROR_WINDU Jedi Master star 5

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  8. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Out of those, definitely Tolkien.
     
  9. Jedi_Master_Conor

    Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    J.K. Rowling
     
  10. deltron_zero

    deltron_zero Jedi Master star 6

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    j.r.r. tolkien
     
  11. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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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

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    leia_naberrie Jedi Master star 4

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    J. K. Rowling.

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

    StarWarsFreak444 Jedi Master star 7

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    Christopher Paolini
     
  15. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Knight star 5

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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_

    _princess_leia_ Jedi Master star 6

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    Tolkien, hands down.
     
  18. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  19. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    sidious618 Jedi Master star 6

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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

    CodeName_Targeter Jedi Master star 5

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    Papa Tolkien. ^_^
     
  22. Chewbacca-girl

    Chewbacca-girl Jedi Master star 4

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    Tolkien of course :p
     
  23. morrison85

    morrison85 Jedi Master star 5

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    walter moers
     
  24. Rouge77

    Rouge77 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Terry Prachett.
     
  25. Rouge Null

    Rouge Null Jedi Knight star 5

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    Apr 24, 2000
    Gun to my head I've got to go with Tracy Hickman, but George Martin comes in second.
     
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