Robert Holdstock


Born
in Hythe, Kent, England, The United Kingdom
August 02, 1948

Died
November 29, 2009

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Robert Paul Holdstock was an English novelist and author who is best known for his works of fantasy literature, predominantly in the fantasy subgenre of mythic fiction.

Holdstock's writing was first published in 1968. His science fiction and fantasy works explore philosophical, psychological, anthropological, spiritual, and woodland themes. He has received three BSFA awards and won the World Fantasy Award in the category of Best Novel in 1985.

Pseudonyms are Chris Carlsen, Robert Faulcon,Robert Black, Steven Eisler and Richard Kirk.
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3.80 avg rating — 8,959 ratings — published 1984 — 57 editions
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Lavondyss (Mythago Wood, #2)

3.97 avg rating — 2,034 ratings — published 1988 — 36 editions
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The Hollowing (Mythago Wood...

3.96 avg rating — 959 ratings — published 1993 — 16 editions
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Celtika (The Merlin Codex, #1)

3.64 avg rating — 765 ratings — published 2001 — 18 editions
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The Bone Forest (Mythago Wo...

3.86 avg rating — 594 ratings — published 1991 — 10 editions
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Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn...

3.88 avg rating — 510 ratings — published 1997 — 12 editions
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The Iron Grail (The Merlin ...

3.74 avg rating — 397 ratings — published 2002 — 15 editions
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Merlin's Wood (Mythago Wood...

3.85 avg rating — 343 ratings — published 1994 — 9 editions
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Avilion (Mythago Wood, #7)

3.91 avg rating — 295 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Ancient Echoes

3.61 avg rating — 275 ratings — published 1996 — 9 editions
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“you were both hunter and hunted; the shadow of your thoughts was the beast which killed you.”
Robert Holdstock, Lavondyss

“Nothing has happened until it happens”
Robert Holdstock, Mythago Wood

“Pragmatism is nothing without imagination; and imagination is wasted without pragmatism”
Robert Holdstock, Avilion

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