Best Fantasy that is Really Fantasy

No horror books, no pretending Stephanie Meyer is fantasy, this is about REAL Fantasy books. Period.
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320 books · 293 voters · list created December 8th, 2009 by Brad (votes) .
Tags: fantasy
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message 1: by Brad (new)

Brad I dunno if we're going to be able to cull books from the list that aren't really fantasy. But I will try.


message 2: by Judah (new)

Judah Well, I guess we'll find out!
If not, maybe we can ask for "defense" in the Comments section.


message 3: by Wealhtheow (last edited Dec 09, 2009 02:30PM) (new)

Wealhtheow I loved City of Bones by Martha Wells, but I read it as sf, not fantasy. Any thoughts?


message 4: by Brad (new)

Brad Yeah...City of Bones seems pretty sketchy. It certainly isn't pure fantasy, though I can see how it stretches the definition. I'd say no on that just to keep the list pure. Anyone else have any thoughts?


message 5: by Judah (new)

Judah Brad wrote: " no on that just to keep the list pure. Anyone else have any tho..."

I'm with you on that. There were several (okay, many!) books that I contemplated adding, but they didn't follow/fall in line with what I consider to be "true fantasy." Mostly they were either "new weird" or sci-fi that bordered fantasy such as the Pern series.


message 6: by Antoine (new)

Antoine So do we want to chop it or not? It can be done. Does anyone want to speak in its defense?


message 7: by Judah (new)

Judah I'm in favor of chopping, just to keep the poll genre-specific....though Brad's the original pollster, so....


message 8: by Antoine (new)

Antoine If Brad says he wants it gone, then I will oblige. Brad?


message 9: by Eric (new)

Eric M This list is great. I' m sure i' ll discover plenty. Thanks so much


message 10: by Rafael (new)

Rafael Isn't The Book of the New Sun sci-fi?


message 11: by Mark (new)

Mark Burns I think V-positive should be chopped. It is a vampire book with a proper view on the siring of legions and the dark side of vampirism as opposed to the sparkly Meyer types but is not and can never be called Fantasy. Also it was put on the list by its author alone.


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