Top Ten Mythopoeic books
- Here is my list:
1. J. R. R. Tolkien *Lord of the Rings* trilogy
2. Tolkien *The Hobbit.*
3. C. S. Lewis *The Chronicles of Narnia*
4. C. S. Lewis Space Trilogy [Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, That
5. Madeline L'Engle *Wrinkle In Time* trilogy
6. Lewis Carroll *Alice In Wonderland* and *Through the Looking Glass*
7. G. K. Chesterton *The Man Who Was Thursday*
8. George MacDonald *Lilith*
9. George MacDonald *Phantastes*
10. Gene Wolfe. *The Book of the New Sun*
11. George RR Martin's Song of Ice and Fire books will be 10 1/2 when the
entire story is finished.
Thanks for the chance to respond. I could make up a very long list, for
there are so many wonderful books that would probably go on a list; the top
five were easy; it gets harder when titles clamor for a place and I have to
Diane Joy Baker
- In a message dated 9/19/0 1:56:10 AM, Margaret wrote:
<<> <<hey, the Ossianic story has not been tackled by a fantasy writer
> Actually it has -- by Diana Paxson and Adrienne Martine-Barnes.
>>The third volume (which I have) is called _Sword of Fire and Shadow_
(AvoNova/Morrow). I don't recall the titles of the two earlier ones.
- alexeik@... wrote:
>The earlier two are Master of Earth and Water, and The Shield Between
> In a message dated 9/19/0 1:56:10 AM, Margaret wrote:
> <<> <<hey, the Ossianic story has not been tackled by a fantasy writer
> > Actually it has -- by Diana Paxson and Adrienne Martine-Barnes.
> Title? Publisher?
> The third volume (which I have) is called _Sword of Fire and Shadow_
> (AvoNova/Morrow). I don't recall the titles of the two earlier ones.
the Worlds. The entire thing is called Chronicale of Fionn Mac
Cumhal. It is, of course, out of print. Book you could try bookfinder.com.
- I just want to remind everyone who has posted a list of their favorite books
that while we appreciate reading the lists here, Ken Burtness doesn't
subscribe to this group. To be counted in his vote, you need to send your
list to him at this address: purplewolf@....
- On Sat, 30 Sep 2000 LSolarion@... wrote:
> Aaaagh! How could I forget the Fionavar Tapestry! "If I forget thee, OThe Fionavar Tapestry pushes out _The Wind in the Willows_.
> Fionavar..." Put that in as my # 10, and poor Rat and Mole will have to
> languish in the second rank.
I guess it's true: there are indeed many different types of folks in the
- not responsible for the preceding book ranking -
- In a message dated 09/17/2000 4:07:39 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< The Fionavar Tapestry, Guy Gavriel
Aaaagh! How could I forget the Fionavar Tapestry! "If I forget thee, O
Fionavar..." Put that in as my # 10, and poor Rat and Mole will have to
languish in the second rank.