- i know some of mu favorite authors don't deserve to be put up in the top 10,
but just out of curiosity, would terry pratchett or robert aspin make
anyones top 20? they are very light reading, not serious fantasy or
anything, but i enjoy them.
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- On Fri, 28 Apr 2000 01:15:12 -0400 (EDT), sara chamama wrote:
>i know some of mu favorite authors don't deserve to be put up in the top 10,My goodness - just joined the list & what should arrive
>but just out of curiosity, would terry pratchett or robert aspin make
>anyones top 20? they are very light reading, not serious fantasy or
>anything, but i enjoy them.
talk about a straight line(you'll see why later....)
Yes Pterry is in my top 20 (in fact he's my favourite fantasy author) -
& just because he writes comic fantasy doesn't mean that there's not a
lot of depth to them ..or that he doesn't try to address serious
issues...& the denizens of the Discworld are a lot realer IMO than the
cardboard cutouts of a lot of fantasy sagas.
But then i'm hardly a representative sample...since I'm quite active in
Pratchett fandom & in fact run a Discworld Mailing list here at
onelist (or egroups as we are supposed to call it now) - send an Email
to Discfirstname.lastname@example.org if you'd care to join the fun......
Robert Asprin I'm afraid would be in my bottom 20 - or even 10..
put it down to the difference between the US & UK sense of humour if you
will..(I'm assuming you're talking about the MYTH books here...
I am a fan of his THIEVES WORLD shared world anthology series)
I do like Piers anthony's Xanth books- but i'm afraid they're getting a
little tired now...& I was very fond of Alan Dean Fosters Spellsinger
books - anyone remeber those?
Oh & since this is my first post just a quick bit about myself
My name's Mark & I'm from Eastbourne on the South Coast of England.
I'm more a SF fan than a fantasy fan..& I'm not keen on multi-volume
epics..(I keep telling people who say i should read Wheel of time that
I'll take a look at it when its finally finished) MY favourite fantasy
authors apart from Pterry & Anthony are Donaldson,Feist,Tolkein,
Eddings ( i managed to get hold of an advance copy of Redemption &
quite like it...specially cos it's a stand-alone:-))Moorcock & Leiber
Well its nice to come across such an active on topic list (could anyone
recommend a similiar list for SF?)..& i look forward to talking to you
Mark Barltrop aka Tachyon (tachyon@...)
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'When people were in trouble they went to a witch -
Sometimes, of course, to say, 'Please stop doing it.' '
(Terry Pratchett,'Carpe Jugulum')