Gollancz Fantasy Masterworks

The Fantasy Masterworks series published by Gollancz.
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66 books · 116 voters · list created September 20th, 2008 by Rora.
Tags: fantasy, gollancz
139 likes · 
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message 1: by Mosca (new)

Mosca Please forgive my additions of "The Tempest", "Jonathon Strange & Mr. Norrell, and "Perdido Street Station".

I neglected to look closely enough at the criteria to see that this List is restricted to a particular published series.

No hard feelings coming from me if you remove them.


message 2: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Shouldn't there be 50 works? Is one book missing?


message 3: by John (new)

John Burns Am i crazy or did the chronicles of amber used to be top of this list? Did someone delete it?


message 4: by Mē-chan (new)

Mē-chan Killthepopular wrote: "Am i crazy or did the chronicles of amber used to be top of this list? Did someone delete it?"
Lists are re-scored. Nobody deleted it. It's on #49 place. Other books got more votes, so they are higher up.


message 5: by John (new)

John Burns Mē-chan wrote: "Killthepopular wrote: "Am i crazy or did the chronicles of amber used to be top of this list? Did someone delete it?"
Lists are re-scored. Nobody deleted it. It's on #49 place. Other books got more..."


No, that's not right. I remember this book being #1 on this list and it DEFINITELY had more than 1 vote (what it currently has). A user called Banjomike appears to have voted for it and also appears to have deleted a bunch of books from this list. My suspicion is that this user incorrectly deleted the amber chronicles and then re-added it, but i cannot verify this suspicion as the librarian change log doesn't say which books have been deleted.


message 6: by Mē-chan (new)

Mē-chan Mē-chan wrote: "Killthepopular wrote: "Am i crazy or did the chronicles of amber used to be top of this list? Did someone delete it?"
Lists are re-scored. Nobody deleted it. It's on #49 place. Other books got more..."
Actually, this list was full of editions that weren't editions of fantasy masterworks and didn't belong on this list. I asked for GR librarian to clean this list up and add correct editions. It is possible she deleted amber chronicles by mistake, and then add it back. Does that matter?
I think its more important that now this list has only Gollancz Fantasy Masterworks editions only which belong here and not bunch of random editions.
People will still vote, and if Amber Chronicles are that good, they will go on top of the list again.


message 7: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike The request that was made was to remove the non Gollancz Fantasy Masterworks editions and replace them with Gollancz Fantasy Masterworks editions that comformed to the description of the list. Obviously one the criteria would be that the edition should be published by Gollancz.

The Amber book that was listed was this one published by Orion (with an invalid ISBN):
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
I replaced it with this one which lists Gollancz as the publisher in line with the overall request
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

The relevant thread is here:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Sorry if it screwed up your stats or anything. I'm listed as a voter on the editions I added which isn't strictly accurate.


message 8: by John (new)

John Burns Ok. Personally i would have left the editions because the editing has completely disrupted the balance of this list. The whole purpose of this list is to rank the works in the series. The book that was number one is now at the bottom of the list, therefore the whole premise of the list has been messed up in exchange for a technical propriety which, imo, was fairly unimportant. Personally i don't see why it's so important that this list should only include specific editions. The edition doesn't change the content and quality of the book, which is what the users were voting on.

I was just concerned that someone had been taking liberties and screwing around when they shouldn't have been. Personally i think the wrong choice was made here but there was no abuse of the system or anything so I can't really complain.


message 9: by Banjomike (last edited Jan 25, 2014 03:54PM) (new)

Banjomike Killthepopular wrote: "Personally i don't see why it's so important that this list should only include specific editions."

There are a lot of lists on Goodreads and the only practical way to handle them is to assume that the discription is accurate and that when someone asks for something to be done which is in line with that description there will be no problems. The problem here was probably that the wrong edition was on the list for so long that the removal caused a bigger problem than having the 'wrong' edition in the first place. The requester did say that losing the votes was not important. There is no way to swap editions or titles such that the new book takes over the votes of the old book. I expect that is because it would be open to abuse. A lot of abuse. We've all seen authors and their gangs spamming the lists so imagine what they would do if they could could swap, say, 'Dune' or 'Hunger Games' for some unheard-of rubbish. Anyway, sorry again.


message 10: by Mē-chan (new)

Mē-chan Deleted
Red Moon and Black Mountain by Joy Chant and When Voiha Wakes by Joy Chant.
They are not Gollancz Fantasy Masterworks editions.


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