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Has anyone mentioned Michael Shea? They should.
Nifft the Lean and In Yana, the Touch of Undying sit glowing right in the middle of my bookcase, still awaiting my eagerly expecting readings.

"Polyphemus" alone, proved Shea to be a great, and humorous, fantasist. Reminiscent of Vance, but even wilder.
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Re: Fantasy Authors

I know that many of you are allergic to anything related to modern Mythos, but Kij Johnson's recent take on Dreamlands is excellent little fantasy. Well worth checking out.
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Check out this Gene Wolfe cover
http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/8/8...TRSTRN2005.jpg

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I would strongly recommend M. John Harrison's Viriconium stories, which have conveniently been collected in one volume. A Storm of Wings is exquisitely written and reads like a prose poem.
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Re: Fantasy Authors

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lol

On the other hand, Bruce Pennington's original cover art for New Sun novels is pretty stunning.
http://i.imgur.com/hMV7EsC.jpg
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...49f0d64cbb.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/EftxxjG.jpg
Damn shame that actual writing failed to live up to that art.
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I also like the Don Maitz cover to the first book
http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/f/f...DWFTHT1980.jpg

I'm still very much looking forward to Book Of The New Sun and some of his other stuff. The most common complaint I've heard about Wolfe is that his later work is too selfconsciously literary.

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J. R. R. Tolkien, supreme master of language, names, and mythic fantasy as genuine, profound symbols of European and Nordic culture. Hail!
Absolutely. I feel the same about Tolkien. Lord of the Rings isn't perfect by any means, and there are many valid criticisms. Tolkien excels at using evocative language that evokes ancient and medieval Western Europe. I particularly like his creation of names and languages - they sound very authentic where as many of his clones just slapped random syllables and apostrophes together.
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