Terri Windling, Charles De Lint
- "This is my first time using a list so I hope I'm posting correctly.
Anyway I'm responding to:
My own forays into fantasy include authors such as Jane Yolen, Charles
> Tanith Lee...Terri Windling from Tor Books has been a good soul withwhom I have
> conversed at times.I am familiar with Tanith Lee and Terri Windling. Just curious, aren't
these authors associated more with the contemporary horror genre? I
would really like to learn more about their work. "
Charles De Lint is an incredible author, he writes modern fantasy. He is
familiar with folklore traditions from all over the world and he brings
them to life in a modern day setting. When you are reading De Lint you
feel like magic is just around the corner. Some books to start off with
are Spiritwalk, Moonheart, and The Little Country. The Little Country,
has themes dealing with the realm of faerie and celtic folklore.
His website is: http://www.cyberus.ca/~cdl/
This is another site that also discusses his work and similar types of
As for Terri Windling, she does write fantasy in addition to horror. She
has written the Woodwife recently. She also writes short stories and has
been involved with the creations of Borderlands which is a series of
short stories about youth who live on a town on the edge of elfland.
Her website is http://www.endicott-studio.com/ This website features
other authors and artists too. Such as Neil Gaiman, Brian Froud, and
Alan Lee and others.
Anyway I just thought I would pass on some info.
You really should read some De Lint though, he will help you to see the
magic and myth in modern day life.
- To Anyone who Is Interested;
I have read The Little Country by DeLint, and found it to be a great
My favourites would include
1. The Lord of The Rings (of course)
2. Thomas The Rhymer -Ellen Kushner
3. The Pendragon Cycle (Taliesin, Merlin, Arthur) by Stephen Lawhead
(Fresh blending of the Arthurian Legends with the ancient Welsh
Mabinogion and the Atlantis myth)
4.Merlin's Booke- An anthology by Jane Yolen
5. The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror (the Fourth Annual Collection)
This is the best of all the series. I can't say enough for this series. So
much heart and soul goes into this anthology. In a field choked with many
Tolkien-esque rip-offs, this proves that there are shining examples in the
fantasy genre. Many kudos to Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. And while I am
on my soapbox, I would like to say that Jane Yolen is the most eloquent
fantasy author of our time. Tolkien was a genius, but Yolen is, at least in
my mind, heir apparent. Pick up one of her stories, and see what I mean. Her
stlye is not as grand as Tolkien's, but she is no less effective.
6. The Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula LeGuin
These are just some of my favourite books.
Why didn't Ralph Bashki ever finish the animated film of The Lord of
the Rings? Although key scenes were written out, and lines spoken by wrong
characters, I still think it was a worthy project. I am alone in this matter?
- We have a goodly number of reviews on the Folk Tales website
<<http://www.folk-tales.com> of books by Charles de Lint, and a number
of reviews for collections done by Terri Windling. There's even a
review of her first novel The Wood Wife.
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