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message 1: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new)

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4615 comments Mod
This week (actually last week...I've been busy), share your favourite male fantasy authors. :)

As with the female authors, 4 is the new 3. Or whatever number you like. ;)


message 2: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2150 comments 1. Steven Erikson
2. Guy Gavriel Kay
3. Daniel Abraham


message 3: by Cameron (new)

Cameron (LostInStories) (camislostinstories) Rick Riordan
Christoper Paolini
Brandon Sanderson


message 4: by Siobhan (last edited May 25, 2020 09:48AM) (new)

Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7737 comments .
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🖤Joe Abercrombie
🖤Brandon Sanderson
🖤Terry Pratchett
🖤Neil Gaiman


message 5: by Soo (new)

Soo (silverlyn) | 5346 comments 4 is the new 3! Bwahahahah

- Roger Zelazney
- John Scalzi
- Neil Gaiman
- Joe Abercrombie/Peter Clines


message 6: by Sterling (new)

Sterling (sterling1989) | 272 comments ~Brandon Sanderson
~Joe Abercrombie
~Stephen King


message 7: by Choko (new)

Choko (chokog) | 6737 comments - Steven Ericson/Joe Abercrombie
- Brandon Sanderson/Robert Jordan/Brent Weeks
- Terry Pratchett/John Scalzi


message 8: by Choko (new)

Choko (chokog) | 6737 comments My first three places, it is not my fault some of them ended tied up (ʘᴗʘ✿)


message 9: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7737 comments Choko wrote: "- Steven Ericson/Joe Abercrombie
- Brandon Sanderson/Robert Jordan/Brent Weeks
- Terry Pratchett/John Scalzi"


Hahaha I love what you did there xD


message 10: by Tammie (new)

Tammie | 4107 comments Michael J. Sullivan
Jim Butcher
Brandon Sanderson


message 11: by Narilka (new)

Narilka | 2881 comments Terry Pratchett
Brandon Sanderson
David Eddings

I'm sad that 2 of mine are no longer around to write more books. Though Eddings writing declined badly at the end of his career :(

Honorable mentions:
Peter Clines
Brian McClellan
Steven Erikson


message 12: by Shae (new)

Shae | 372 comments 1. Joe Abercrombie - Favourite for grim dark.
2. Sir Terry Pratchett - Favourite for humour :-)
3. Michael J. Sullivan - Favourite for likeable characters/fun adventures.


message 13: by Montzalee (new)

Montzalee Wittmann (montziew) M.R. Forbes
Steve McHugh
Shayne Silvers


message 14: by Tammie (new)

Tammie | 4107 comments Shae wrote: "1. Joe Abercrombie - Favourite for grim dark.
2. Sir Terry Pratchett - Favourite for humour :-)
3. Michael J. Sullivan - Favourite for likeable characters/fun adventures."


I'm glad to see Michael J. Sullivan on someone else's list.


message 15: by Choko (new)

Choko (chokog) | 6737 comments We love MJS, but we had to stay within some limits:-):-):-)


message 16: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 1266 comments Michael J. Sullivan
Brandon Sanderson
Robert Jackson Bennett

Garth Nix/Philip Pullman - honorable mention for favorite childhood trilogies dear to my heart, dishonorable mention for recent sequels of mixed quality (I'm looking at you, Secret Commonwealth ༼≖ɷ≖༽ )

Currently reading Michael J. Sullivan again after a couple years, and it's just delightful to be back. :)


message 17: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2150 comments Sullivan is probably 4 or 5 for me but like Melissa I’m just getting back to reading him after a few years of not. I’m sure if this thread was in a month he would be top 3 for me. At different times Lawrence, Abercrombie, Nix and Butcher would probably rotate in too.

I love Sanderson too but feel like he is just soo popular that I always leave him off these lists.


message 18: by Shae (new)

Shae | 372 comments @Tammie - yay! MJS is definitely a go to for comfort reads :-)

@Choko - lol :-)

@Melissa - Oh yes, I absolutely loved Garth Nix as a teen too!

@Bill - agree about authors rotating in and out of the favourites list, Lawrence has been on my list at different times too :-)


message 19: by Tammie (new)

Tammie | 4107 comments Bill wrote: "Sullivan is probably 4 or 5 for me but like Melissa I’m just getting back to reading him after a few years of not. I’m sure if this thread was in a month he would be top 3 for me. At different time..."

I debated whether or not to put Sanderson on mine for that same reason.


message 20: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7422 comments Mod
Brian McClellan
Daniel Abraham
Anthony Ryan

^_^

...Sanderson is 4th.


message 21: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7737 comments Niki Hawkes wrote: "Brian McClellan
Daniel Abraham
Anthony Ryan

^_^

...Sanderson is 4th."


Great list!


message 22: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7422 comments Mod
Siobhan wrote: "Niki Hawkes wrote: "Brian McClellan
Daniel Abraham
Anthony Ryan

^_^

...Sanderson is 4th."

Great list!"


TY! :D


message 23: by Rob (new)

Rob (nefariasbredd) | 1912 comments Top 3 Male writers.....Aggh. It fluctuates so much....

Erikson
GRRM
Sanderson

In terms of pure excitement and stopping what I'm doing if any of these three issues a new book. (I've literally gone grey waiting for one of them though). Oh, to be 36 again :)


message 24: by Choko (new)

Choko (chokog) | 6737 comments Special mention should be made for Neal Stephenson - he is a bit hit and miss, but awesome! Also, we are not adding g-d-like beings like William Shakespeare and such, right? Because then I have to dip into the Russian, Bulgarian, Italian, Hungarian and so on Pantheons and my brain will explode for sure!!!


message 25: by Eva (new)

Eva | 71 comments I'm not counting classic authors who are long dead, only contemporary ones:

Brandon Sanderson
Mark Lawrence
Brent Weeks

Dennis E. Taylor, David Gemmell, Yoon Ha Lee, Alastair Reynolds, Orson Scott Card, David Weber, Tracy Hickman, the male half of Ilona Andrews, and Rick Riordan have also given me such wonderful books that are dear to my heart, it feels crazy not to be able to put them on my list of three, as well - 3 is such a constraining number! I wonder how this list will change over the years as I discover more books and my tastes and interests fluctuate.


message 26: by Ramón (new)

Ramón S. | 2 comments 1 J.R.R Tolkien
2. C.S. Lewis
3.Robert Jordan


message 27: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 1266 comments @Bill and Tammie - I felt the same about Sanderson. Was tempted to showcase someone more unique, or who I've read more recently, like TJ Klune

@Shae *high fives* Yaas, Sabriel4Lyfe! (Hehe, and death)


message 28: by Choko (new)

Choko (chokog) | 6737 comments Eva, great list:-)


message 29: by Shaitarn (new)

Shaitarn | 1931 comments J R R Tolkien
Guy Gavriel Kay
Joe Abercrombie

And about 50,000 runners up.


message 30: by Choko (new)

Choko (chokog) | 6737 comments I totally get it (*_*)


message 31: by Ramón (new)

Ramón S. | 2 comments I forgot to put C.S. Lewis I put only C.S . Sorry


message 32: by Silvana (new)

Silvana (silvaubrey) | 1785 comments Based on dead trees I sacrificed for their books:

GRRM
China Mieville
Daniel Abraham
Terry Pratchett


message 33: by Timelord Iain (new)

Timelord Iain | 16602 comments Tammie wrote: "Michael J. Sullivan
Jim Butcher
Brandon Sanderson"


Seconded... love these authors...


message 34: by Hailee (last edited Jun 14, 2020 03:13PM) (new)

Hailee | 2600 comments Mine have to be:

Sebastien de Castell
John Gwynne
Blake Crouch

Honourable mention for Steven Erikson, Robert Jordan, Peter F. Hamilton, Mark Lawrence, Michael J. Sullivan, Scott Lynch, Kevin Hearne, Jim Butcher and Andy McDermott 😊


message 35: by Alexandra (new)

Alexandra Wilson (wilsonal87929) | 5 comments 1. J.R.R. Tolkien still stands as my favorite
2. Neal Shusterman for his amazing Scythe trilogy
3. Christopher Paolini for my childhood favorite Eragon series

Now that I look back on the books that I have read in the past, I realize that I haven't read very much. That's probably due to to the lack of means to buy books as well as being involved in school and little access to libraries. I like to hear other's people's favorite authors so I can check them out! My favorite author list will no doubt change with the more I read.


message 36: by Slick (new)

Slick | 93 comments GRRM
Joe Abercrombie
Brent Weeks
Jim Butcher


message 37: by Catherine (new)

Catherine (volitional) | 7 comments Michael J Sullivan
Peter V Brett
Terry Brooks


message 39: by Mohit (new)

Mohit (readsomania) | 2 comments Brandon Sanderson
GRRM
Joe Abercrombie


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