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Who is the greatest modern fantasy author?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by Gandalf the Grey, May 24, 2002.

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Who is the greatest modern fantasy author?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. George R. R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire)

    3.9%
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings)

    59.3%
  3. Neil Gaiman (Sandman)

    1.0%
  4. Robert Jordan (The Wheel of Time)

    4.3%
  5. Matthew Woodring Stover (Heroes Die)

    1.6%
  6. Tad Williams (Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn)

    1.6%
  7. Terry Pratchet (Discworld)

    3.0%
  8. David Eddings (The Belgariad)

    2.6%
  9. Terry Goodkind (The Sword of Truth)

    1.6%
  10. Other (some other book or series)

    21.0%
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  1. The Gatherer

    The Gatherer Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Phillip K. Dick
     
  2. LittleLadyVader

    LittleLadyVader Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'm surprised that I'm the only one whose voted for Neil Gaiman so far. He has a great imagination and his writing style is amazing. I love Terry Pratchet and JKR, too.
     
  3. Rogue_Starbuck

    Rogue_Starbuck Jedi Padawan star 4

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    George R.R. Martin. :)

    R.
     
  4. The Gatherer

    The Gatherer Jedi Youngling star 6

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    I am suprised that Phillip K. Dick was not inclued in the Poll.

    His stories have been adapted into the following movies:

    Blade Runner
    Total Recall
    Minority Report
     
  5. EmpressKatSkywalker

    EmpressKatSkywalker Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I've voted "other": Marion Zimmer Bradley, Rowling and Frank Herbert.

    Empress Kat
     
  6. NiktosRule

    NiktosRule Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Tolkien because he is the only one whose books I have actually read.
     
  7. JWK

    JWK Jedi Master star 4

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    J.R.R. Tolkein, it puzzles me why any one else could thinks its not him.
     
  8. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Terry Goodkind, I like Sword of Truth series. It was excellent
     
  9. RDG

    RDG Jedi Master star 4

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    I only know who JRR tolkien and Other is.
     
  10. Litesabre

    Litesabre Jedi Master star 1

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    J.R.R. Tolkien created something immortal! :D
     
  11. Mrs_Kitty

    Mrs_Kitty Jedi Knight star 5

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    Of course J.R.R. Tolkien :D
     
  12. DarthBabe

    DarthBabe Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    No, JKR? I'm outta here.
     
  13. The_Ultimate_Fett

    The_Ultimate_Fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I picked Tolkien but I am surprised you left Phillip Pullman, Rowling and C.S. Lewis off the list.
     
  14. BobaChris12

    BobaChris12 NE RSA & North Ridge VP star 9 Manager

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  15. Jedi_Daniel

    Jedi_Daniel Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    J.R.R. Tolkien, got me into the genre.
     
  16. Imoen

    Imoen Jedi Padawan star 4

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    J.R.R. Tolkien gets my vote! :D
     
  17. JADES_FIRE

    JADES_FIRE Jedi Master star 4

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    David Eddings :D

    (Raymond E Feist is another good one)
     
  18. Amidala14

    Amidala14 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Tolkien. He created whole worlds, species, languages...everything...
     
  19. Whitey

    Whitey Jedi Master star 6

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    Other. JK Rowling. Tolkein isn't even modern. He's dead, plus he wrote all of his books way before any of us were born.
     
  20. JacenHornSolo

    JacenHornSolo Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Tolkien.

    (Sorry Zahn, and Card)
     
  21. DarthWrytard

    DarthWrytard Jedi Youngling star 2

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    What about C.S. Lewis?
     
  22. neeldawg66

    neeldawg66 Jedi Master star 8

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    J.R.R. Tolkien
     
  23. Adelaide

    Adelaide Jedi Padawan star 4

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  24. Aralna

    Aralna Jedi Master star 4

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    "RA Salvatore is modern too. where is he?"

    Judging by the AotC novelization, he's a more likely candidate for worst modern fantasy author. It appalls me that that guy gets paid to write books.


    I didn't read the AotC novelization, but his Forgotten Realms books are pretty good. (And this is coming from someone who hated RAS after Vector Prime. My opinion was changed.)
     
  25. Padawan915

    Padawan915 Jedi Master star 6

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    Tolkien, followed closely by C.S. Lewis.
     
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