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Brandon SandersonRobin HobbRichard KadreyMoses Siregar IIIPatrick RothfussJoe AbercrombiePaul S. KempMyke ColeGuy Gavriel KayHoward Andrew JonesSaladin AhmedJohn Joseph AdamsSteven EriksonLev GrossmanC.S. FriedmanElizabeth BearKate ElliotNeal StephensonLiane MercielMazarkis Williams
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Les Miserables - Victor HugoA Song of Ice and FireThe Short Timers - Gustav HasfordTao Te Ching - Lao TzuThe Dresden FilesA Song of Ice and FireConan the Barbarian seriesThe Warded Man - Peter BrettChronicles of Amber (first five)Moby DickThe Stars My Destination - Alfred BesterMrs. Dalloway - Virginia WoolfShogun - ClavillThe Last Unicorn - Peter S. BeagleLord of the RingsGame of ThronesShadow of the Torturer - Gene Wolfe
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Dragonsbane - Barbara HamblyLord of the RingsThe Killer Inside Me - Jim ThompsonThe Iliad - HomerThe Last UnicornElric series - Michael MoorcockLord of the RingsSword of Rhiannon - Leigh BrackettThe HobbitThe Book of the New Sun - Gene WolfeThe Once and Future King - T.H. WhiteGuns, Germs and Steel by J. DiamondBreakfast of Champions - Kurt VonnegutPride and PrejudiceClash of KingsClaw of the Conciliator - Gene Wolfe
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Discworld series - Terry PratchettThe HobbitAmerican Gods - GaimanScriber - DobsonSomething Wicked This way comesThieve's World AnthologyEnder's GameSwords Against Death - Fritz LeiberFafhrd and Gray MouserWild Seed - Octavia ButlerBrideshead Revisited - Evelyn WaughThe Princess Bride - GoldmanWatership DownMabinogion - Evangeline WaltonStorm of SwordsSword of the Lictor - Gene Wolfe
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The Shadow Rising - Robert JordanFafrd and Mouser tales by Fritz LieberNaked Lunch - William BurroughsZen in the Art of Writing - Ray BradburyStranger in a Strange LandFafhrd and the MouserThe Scar - China MievilleSword Woman - Robert E. HowardDragonlance 1-3A Canticle for Leibowitz - Walter MillerThe Trial - Franz KafkaThe Crucible of Time - John BrunnerWizard of the Pigeons - Megan LindholmDeverry Cycle - Katherine KerrShogun - James ClavellCitadel of the Autarch - Gene Wolfe
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A Fire Upon the Deep - Vernor VingeBlood and Guts in High School - Kathy AckerJohnathan Strange and Mr. NorrellLord of the RingsThe Forever War - Joe HaldemanA Song of Ice and FireWolf of the Steppes - Harold LambWheel of Time (first few)Farenheit 451 - BradburyJohnathan Strange & Mr. NorrellThe Works of Cordwainer SmithLeft hand of Darkness - Ursula LeguinMars Trilogy - Kim Stanley RobinsonGone with the Wind - Margaret MitchellAnything by E.M Foster
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Neveryon series - DelanyNine Princes in AmberGod's Bits of Wood - Ousmene Sembene
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Hon. Mentions: Deadhouse Gates - Steven Erikson. End of Circle - McKinney
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Brent WeeksJon SprunkPeter V. BrettJames L. SlutterDavid J. PetersonMark LawrenceRebecca HamiltonScott LynchJim C. HinesDiana GillGinger ClarkPam JaffeeMichael SullivanN.K. JemisinHelen LoweSam SykesTim PrattEddie SchneiderDoyce TestermanDouglas Hulick
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(Editor at Harper Voyage US)(literary agent at Curtis Brown LTD)(Harper Collins Publicity Director)(Literary Agent)
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Lord of the RingsAnna Karenina - TolstoyThe HobbitHyperion CantosThe Great GatsbyLord of the RingsThe Virgin of Small Plains - Nancy PickardGood Omens - Pratchett and GaimanThe HobbitBooks of the Raksura by Martha WellsLord of the RingsShogun by James ClavellMagic for Beginners by Kelly LinkFor Whom the Bell Tolls - HemingwayGood Omens - Pratchett and GaimanAmber Chronicles (first 5) - Roger Zelazny
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Wheel of TimeStranger in a Strange LandShogun - James ClavellPower of One - Bryce CourtenayCatch-22Free Fall - GoldingThe Scent of Rain and Lightning - Nancy PickardUhura's Song - Janet KaganThe Diamond Age - Neil StephensonIncarnations of Immortality - Piers AnthonyLord of the RingsMatthew Swift Chronicles by Kate GriffinPride and PrejudiceLies of Locke LamoraVoice of Our Shadow by Jonathan CarrollAn Artist of the Floating World - Kazuo IshiguroFeed - Mira GrantAnything historical by David Liss
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A Song of Ice and FireLord of the RingsThe Shadow Rising - Robert JordanThe Sleeping Dragon - Joel RosenbergDead Souls - GogolGormenghast - Mervyn PeakeGirl Next Door - Jack KetchumFox in Socks - Dr. SuessThe Great GatsbyHarry Potter seriesWatership DownSpiritwalkers Trilogy by Kate ElliotEyeless in Gaza by Aldous HuxleyNothing to Eny by Barbara DemickThe Dark Tower SeriesCloud Atlas - David MitchellFrom a Buick 8 - Stephen KingAnything by Arturo Perez-Reverte
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Edgar Allan PoeThe Black Company - Glen CookA Game of Thrones -GRRMDealing with Dragons - Patricia WredeParadise Lost - MiltonSandman series - GaimanLove Walked In - Marisa de los SantosDancing at the Edge of the World - Ursula LeGuinThe Custom of the Country - Edith WhartonNeverwhere/American Gods - Neil GaimanThe Stand by Stephen KingThe Dark Tower Series by Stephen KingRiddlemaster of Hed by Patricia McKillipGame of ThronesThe Two of Them by Joanna RussLeft Hand of Darkness - Ursula LeGuinOn Writing - Stephen KingGalveston - Sean Stewart
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ShakespeareConan seriesElfstones of ShannaraThe Dragon and George - Gordon DicksonInvisible ManCatcher in the Rye - SalingerBelong to Me - Marisa de los SantosHitchikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas AdamsCold Comfort Farm - Stella GibbonsLord of the RingsHarry Potter seriesTemeraire series by Naomi NovikThe Praise Singer by Mary RenaultThe Blade Itself by Joe AbercrombieThe Engineer Trilogy by K.J. ParkerTo Kill a Mockingbird - Harper LeeBridge of Birds - Barry Hughart
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Firedrake - Richard KnaakMarjorie Morningstar - Herman WoukBelgariad - David Eddings
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The Gone-Away World - Nick HarkawayPride and Prejudice - Jane AustenHitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
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Shantaram - Gregory David RobertsGoing Postal - Terry Pratchett
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Imajica - Clive Barker
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Brad BeaulieuTeresa FrohockKameron HurleyCourtney SchaferAnne LyleStina LeichtTerry Goodkind
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A Song of Ice and FireThe Name of the Rose - Umberto EcoThe Hours - Michael CunninghamLymond Chronicles - Dorothy DunnettPersuasion - Jane AustenThe Haunting of Hill House - Shirley JacksonAnthem - Ayn Rand
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Coldfire Trilogy - C.S. FriedmanGrendel - John GardnerOn Strike Against God - Joanna RussCyteen - C.J. CherryhLords and Ladies - Terry PratchettNeverwhere - Gaiman
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Lions of Al-Rassan - GGKMists of Avalon - Marion Z. BradleyDradin, in Love - Jeff VanderMeerThe Forgotten Beasts of Eld - Patricia McKillipAnubis Gates - Tim PowersSomething Wicked This Way Comes - Bradbury
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Lord of the RingsThe Historian - Elizabeth KostovaHeart of Veridon - Tim AkersWinter's Tale - Mark HelprinFarenheit 451 - Bradbury
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Black Company - Glen CookCollected Poems of Federico Garcia LorcaThe last of the Wine - Mary RenaultKing of Attolia - Megan WhalenNight Watch - Terry Pratchett
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Books Mentioned Multiple TimesAuthors Mentioned Multiple TimesScience Fiction Books MentionedFiction Books MentionedNon-Fiction Books MentionedAuthor's Favorite Books by other Authors who appeared on r/fantasy
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Lord of the Rings - 7J.R.R Tolkien - 11Ender's Game -OSCThe Power of One - Bryce CourtenayDancing at the Edge of the World - Ursula LeGuin
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A Song of Ice and Fire - 4GRRM - 4The Stars My Destination - Alfred BesterMoby DickZen and the Art of Writing - Ray BradburyWarded Man - Peter Brett (favorite of Myke Cole)
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Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser - 4Fritz Lieber - 4The Book of the New Sun - Gene WolfeGreat Gatsby
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Wheel of Time - 3Robert Jordan - 3Wild Seed - Octavia ButlerCatch-22Deadhouse Gates - Steven Erikson (favorite of Moses Siregar III)
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The Hobbit - 4Robert E. Howard - 3A Canticle for Leibowitz - Walter MillerDead Souls - Gogol
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Conan stories - 2Ray Bradbury - 3Farenheit 451 - BradburyCatcher in the Rye
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Stranger in a Strange Land - 2Jim Butcher - 2Hyperion CantosAnna Karenina - Tolstoy
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Neil Gaiman - 3Invisible ManThe Virgin of Small Plains - Nancy Pickard
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Robert Heinlein - 2Stranger in A Strange Land - Robert HeinleinThe Scent of Rain and Lightning - Nancy Pickard
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Nancy Pickard - 2The Forever War - Joe HaldemanGirl Next Door - Jack Ketchum
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Marisa de los Santos - 2Uhura's Song - Janet KaganLove Walked In - Marisa de los Santos
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F. Scott Fitzgerald - 2The Diamond Age - Neil StephensenBelong to Me - Marisa de los Santos
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Douglas Adams - 2Hitchiker's Guide to the GalaxyShogun - James Clavell
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Terry Pratchett - 2Free Fall - William Golding
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J.K Rowling - 2Shakespeare
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Stephen King - 2Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
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Jane Austen - 2The Custom of the Country - Edith Wharton
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Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
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Marjorie Morningstar - Herman Wouk
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Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
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