The Escapist genre - the list of the best

A Listmania! list by xenophon (london)
 
The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set)
1.  The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set) by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "Give credit where credit is due, the first, the original, and the best...."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,229 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Lord Of Light (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
2.  Lord Of Light (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Roger Zelazny
The list author says:
  "Breathtaking - a book you will remember for a long, long time"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Consider Phlebas: A Culture Novel (The Culture)
3.  Consider Phlebas: A Culture Novel (The Culture) by Iain M. Banks
The list author says:
  "The first 'culture' novel, and the door to a new realm of the imagination"
£8.18   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever: "Lord Foul's Bane", "Illearth War" and "Power That Preserves"
4.  The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever: "Lord Foul's Bane", "Illearth War" and "Power That Preserves" by Stephen Donaldson
The list author says:
  "Thomas Covenant - meet one of fantasy's most controversial characters"
£12.59   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

Dune
5.  Dune by Frank Herbert
The list author says:
  "Dune - Read what all the fuss is about"
£8.18   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (319 customer reviews)

Magician: 1 (Riftwar Saga)
6.  Magician: 1 (Riftwar Saga) by Raymond E. Feist
The list author says:
  "One of the best military fantasies ever written"
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (450 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos)
7.  Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos) by Dan Simmons
The list author says:
  "One of the most gripping visions of humanity's future."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)

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Pawn Of Prophecy: Book One Of The Belgariad (The Belgariad (TW))
8.  Pawn Of Prophecy: Book One Of The Belgariad (The Belgariad (TW)) by David Eddings
The list author says:
  "A fantastic journey"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (191 customer reviews)

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The Sword Of Shannara: Number 1 in series
9.  The Sword Of Shannara: Number 1 in series by Terry Brooks
The list author says:
  "One of the first to give Tolkien a good run for his money"
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

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Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen)
10.  Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen) by Steven Erikson
The list author says:
  "A fantastic talent only recently emerged"
£7.08   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (230 customer reviews)

Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)
11.  Red Mars (Mars Trilogy) by Kim Stanley Robinson
The list author says:
  "the first of three - makes you wish that you will live to see it..."
£6.44   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

The Sparrow
12.  The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
The list author says:
  "This and its sequel 'Children of God' are a masterpiece that touch the soul"
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

Helliconia Summer (The Helliconia trilogy)
13.  Helliconia Summer (The Helliconia trilogy) by Brian W. Aldiss
The list author says:
  "Helliconia - come to know a planet, not just characters"
Used & New from: £1.76
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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The Many-Colored Land
14.  The Many-Colored Land by Julian May
The list author says:
  "one of the best 'what if's' ever written..."
Used & New from: £18.35
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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The Reality Dysfunction: 1/3 (Night's Dawn Trilogy)
15.  The Reality Dysfunction: 1/3 (Night's Dawn Trilogy) by Peter F. Hamilton
The list author says:
  "The best space opera of my generation"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (203 customer reviews)

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