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30 Best Fantasy Series

Discussion in 'Novels & Stories' started by Steerpike, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    teacup and acapes like this.
  2. acapes

    acapes Sage

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    Agreed - great to see Lloyd Alexander in there. Missing Robin Hobb I think?

    And I wouldn't have put Rothfuss in just yet - not until we see how he goes wrapping up his series perhaps
     
  3. CupofJoe

    CupofJoe Myth Weaver

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    No David Gemmell?
    No HPL?
    No David&Leigh Eddings?
     
  4. acapes

    acapes Sage

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    Yeah, some more big omissions (I'd even put Feist in there too maybe)
     
  5. Russ

    Russ Istar

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    Top # lists are always fun, but this one like most is pretty flawed.
     
  6. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    Needs Gemmell, Moorcock, Zelazny, and Howard. Seems like they try to balance between classics and new series. Also needs Peake, if that's a series. Does have a lot of good ones, though.
     
  7. acapes

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    Here's a question - is there a Mythic Scribes Top 25 etc Fantasy Books list anywhere?

    Would it be fun to make and vote on one - knock out rounds etc etc?
     
  8. CupofJoe

    CupofJoe Myth Weaver

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    I like it...
    As long as we can't vote for our own work or anyone else in MS...
     
  9. acapes

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    Ace, good thinking. So, next step - would we open a thread for nominations and then eventually come to a shortlist via voting or via head to heads? Not sure the best way to run it but I'm willing to get the ball rolling a little :D
     
  10. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    Having everyone give their top ten might be a good way to get nominees, and then voting by ranking or something. Head to head voting doesn't seem to work too well, because the most popular work tends to wipe out others in its path, and if it ends up against other good works early in the process you get a lot of good stuff eliminated and lesser works that make it in. That's my experience with head to head anyway.
     
  11. acapes

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    Smashing idea, I like it. I'll start a thread for Top Tens and we'll go from there. How about a deadline for Top Tens to be in? A week? Two weeks?
     
  12. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    Yeah, go ahead and start it up. However you want to handle it is cool :)
     
  13. Jerseydevil

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    I know that individual tastes vary, and lists like this are very subjective, but I still find the lack of Gemmell and Howard somewhat disappointing.
     
  14. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

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    I vote we choose top *authors* rather than specific works. Otherwise, I'm totally in.

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    Also, maybe consider creating a top N rather than a specific number. There should be some sort of noticeable break in the frequency of voting, and we would just close there, rather than trying to force everything into a Top Ten or Top 25. Besides, it'd be fitting, if not befitting, for Mythic Scribes to come up with a Top Eighteen.
     
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