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Moffat's List of 101 Fantasy Books and Fantasy Authors

Charles Moffat created the following list of 101 fantasy books and this accompanying list of fantasy authors. The list is organized roughly in order of popularity.

Moffat's personal favourites in this list include (in alphabetical order by last name): Marion Zimmer Bradley, Terry Brooks, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Lewis Carroll, Elaine Cunningham, L. Sprague de Camp, Troy Denning, Dave Duncan, David Eddings, Terry Goodkind, Jeff Grubb, Tracy Hickman, Robert E. Howard, Robert Jordan, Guy Gavriel Kay, Stephen King, Richard A. Knaak, Mercedes Lackey, C.S. Lewis, H. P. Lovecraft, George R. R. Martin, Kate Novak, Terry Pratchett, J. K. Rowling, R.A. Salvatore, William Shakespeare, J. R. R. Tolkien, Margaret Weis and Tad Williams.

1J R R TolkienLord of the Rings19542J K RowlingHarry Potter Series1997
3J R R TolkienThe Hobbit19374George R R MartinA Song of Ice & Fire1996
5Robert JordanWheel of Time Series19906Robert E HowardConan the Cimmerian1933
7David EddingsThe Belgariad Series19828Terry GoodkindWizard's First Rule 1994
9Raymond E FeistMagician198210Dave DuncanA Man of His Word1990
11Philip PullmanHis Dark Materials Trilogy199512Terry BrooksThe Sword of Shannara1977
13Robin HobbThe Farseer Trilogy199514R A SalvatoreDark Elf Trilogy1990
15Ursula K Le GuinA Wizard of Earthsea 196816J R R TolkienThe Silmarillion1977
17Stephen KingThe Dark Tower Series198218Weis & HickmanDragonlance Chronicles1984
19Roger ZelaznyThe Chronicles of Amber197020Lewis CarrollAlice's Adventures In Wonderland1865
21Richard AdamsWatership Down197222Stephen DonaldsonThomas Covenant - The Unbeliever1977
23Neil GaimanAmerican Gods200124William GoldmanThe Princess Bride1973
25Eoin ColferArtemis Fowl200126C S LewisThe Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe1950
27Anne RiceInterview With the Vampire197628Madeleine L'EngleA Wrinkle In Time1962
29Terry PratchettThe Colour of Magic 198330Patrick RothfussThe Name of the Wind 2007
31Roald DahlCharlie & the Chocolate Factory196432David EddingsThe Malloreon1987
33George OrwellAnimal Farm194534Anne McCaffreyDragonflight 1968
35Bram StokerDracula189736Tad WilliamsMemory, Sorrow & Thorn Series1988
37Marion Zimmer BradleyThe Mists Of Avalon198338Gaiman & PratchettGood Omens1990
39Steven EriksonGardens of the Moon 199940Neil GaimanNeverwhere1997
41Garth NixSabriel 199542William GoldingThe Lord Of the Flies1954
43Brian JacquesRedwall 198644HomerThe Odyssey800 BC
45Terry PratchettMort 198746Piers AnthonyOn a Pale Horse 1983
47Cornelia FunkeInkheart200348T H WhiteThe Once & Future King1958
49Michael EndeThe Neverending Story197950Lloyd AlexanderThe Chronicles of Prydain1964
51Tamora PierceAlanna: The First Adventure198352Mary ShelleyFrankenstein1818
53Unknown AuthorBeowulf70054Gail Carson LevineElla Enchanted1997
55Weis & HickmanDeath Gate Cycle199056William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night's Dream1600
57Michael MoorcockElric of Melnibone Series197258Anthony BurgessA Clockwork Orange1962
59C S LewisThe Screwtape Letters194260Guy Gavriel KayTigana1990
61David EddingsThe Elenium198962David GemmellLegend 1984
63Jonathan StroudThe Amulet of Samarkand 200364Paulo CoelhoThe Alchemist1995
65Jim ButcherStorm Front 200066Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray1891
67Susanna ClarkeJonathan Strange & Mr Norrell200468Peter S BeagleThe Last Unicorn1968
69Glen CookThe Black Company 198470Audrey NiffeneggerThe Time Traveler's Wife2003
71Susan CooperThe Dark Is Rising 197372Jacqueline CareyKushiel's Dart 2001
73Richard MathesonI Am Legend195474Moore & GibbonsWatchmen1987
75Charles DickensA Christmas Carol184376Trudi CanavanThe Magician's Guild 2001
77Diana Wynne JonesHowl's Moving Castle198678Mitch AlbomThe Five People You Meet in Heaven2003
79The Brothers GrimmBrothers Grimm Fairy Tales181280Dr SeussThe Cat in the Hat1957
81Frank MillerBatman - The Dark Knight Returns198682L Frank BaumThe Wonderful Wizard Of Oz1900
83Ray BradburySomething Wicked This Way Comes196284Norton JusterThe Phantom Tollbooth1961
85Laurell K HamiltonGuilty Pleasures 199386Diana GabaldonOutlander 1992
87Antoine de Saint-ExuperyThe Little Prince194388Gabriel Garcia MarquezOne Hundred Years of Solitude1967
89Dante AlighieriInferno132190Mercedes LackeyMagic's Pawn 1989
91Yann MartelLife of Pi200192China MievillePerdido Street Station2000
93Anne BishopDaughter of the Blood 199894Gene WolfeBook of the New Sun1980
95Patricia C WredeDealing With Dragons 199096Stephenie MeyerTwilight2005
97Alice SeboldThe Lovely Bones200298Brandon SandersonMistborn Trilogy2006
99Franz KafkaThe Metamorphosis1915100Orson Scott CardSeventh Son 1987

And the 101st? Charles Moffat, The Lilith Bloodstone Series, 1999. Maybe. :)

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