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Fantasy Reads

A guide to fantasy books and literature.

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The Name of the Wind
Links to Library records: The Name of the Wind Hardback copy The Name of the Wind Paperback copy The Name of the Wind Downloadable eBook
tagged: fantasy and tricia
Leviathan Wakes
Link to Library record: Leviathan Wakes
tagged: dan and science-fiction
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
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tagged: dan, self-help, and humor
Morning Glories, Vol. 1: For a Better Future
Link to Library record: Morning Glories Vol. 1
tagged: graphic-novels and tricia
Bend-the-Rules Sewing: The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Sew
Link to Library Record: Bend-the-Rules Sewing : the Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Sew
tagged: maria and crafts

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Welcome to the rich worlds of Fantasy

Fantasy Fiction

Fantasy fiction takes place in worlds that allow for magic; usually these seem to be long ago and far away, but can also take place in worlds very much like our own. Magic is a defining element, whether in humans or animals or objects, and carries its own laws that characters will react to. 

Here you will find sub-genres of fantasy, well-known authors, fantasy awards and classic tales.   

Sub-genres of Fantasy

There are many different types of fantasy, from Middle-earth to Underhill to right next door. Visit these subgenres to find out more.

Fantasy Giants

These authors have created many worlds, and fantasy fiction would not be the same without them.

  • Piers Anthony
  • Robert Asprin
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Terry Brooks
  • Glen Cook
  • Raymond Feist
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Robert Jordan
  • Mercedes Lackey
  • Ursula le Guin
  • George R. R. Martin
  • L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
  • Terry Pratchett
  • Melanie Rawn
  • Fred Saberhagen
  • R. A. Salvatore
  • J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Tad Williams
  • Roger Zelazny

Classic Fantasies on the download

Awards

Web Sites of Interest

The Following web sites provide detailed information about fantasy fiction books and authors.

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