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Which fantasy books should we add to the map and to which subgenre? One of the really cool things about the new Genre Map is that it's much easier to add new Landmark Books. So, please help us make it a rock-solid tool for writers and lend us your expertise! Pretty please. Also, if you feel strongly about why we should remove or edit a Landmark Book, you can tell us about that, too.
Nevena from BC
--edited by Nevena Georgieva on 6/26/2013, 6:30 PM--
Resenting the Hero by Moira J. Moore
Another Fine Myth by Robert Aspirin
Magic Kingdom for sale - Sold! by Terry Brooks
A Bad Spell in Yurt by C Dale Brittain
The Dragon and the George by Gordon R Dickson
One of my favorite humor fantasy titles is eluding me. If I remember the name of it, I'll comment again later. Which is a shame because it's one of my favorite books, and absolutely hilarious.
While YA/MG, these are also contemporary fantasy:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
I'm not a fan of Contemp fantasy, so not a lot to say on this one.
Priestess of the White by Trudy Canavan
Wayfarer's Redemption by Sara Douglass
Riftwar Saga by Raymond E Feist
Path of Fate by Diana Pharaoh Francis
Inda by Sherwood Smith
Belgariad and Mallorian by David Eddings
Elemental Mastery by Mercedes Lackey
The Holder of Lightning by S.L. Farrell
The Fort at River's Bend by Jack Whyte
I'll have to go upstairs to pursue my traditional fantasy wares. My brain fried coming up with this list off the top of my head.
The Wizard of Earthsea is a great suggestion. What do you think is the best home for it--Traditional Fantasy?
Great fodder for future additions. Thank you so much for putting this list together.
FYI: A book can appear on the map only once, so since The Sorcerer's Stone is already in Middle Grade, we won't add it to Contemporary Fantasy as well (although I do agree that it is Contemporary Fantasy). We try to follow what bookstores & publishers are doing: if the book is published through a YA imprint and the book is shelved in that section of the bookstore, then we assign it to YA as well.
Thanks guys and keep it coming!
--edited by Nevena Georgieva on 7/17/2013, 12:08 PM--
Traditional High Fantasy -
Tolkein of course, "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. George Martin "Game of Thrones" series, Katharine Kerr "Deverry Cycle, Robert Jordan "Wheel of Time" series. I can think of authors after that, but not the book titles -- Kate Elliott, Tad Williams, Terry Pratchett. I think Stephen Lawhead is more historical fantasy.