Grand Fantasy & Science Fiction

A Listmania! list by acbrodie (Scotland)
 
The Worm Ouroboros (Millennium Fantasy Masterworks)
1.  The Worm Ouroboros (Millennium Fantasy Masterworks) by E. R. Eddison
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  "Lofty prose, soaring ambition, grand passions and truly heroic characters. An acquired taste, perhaps, but it repays the effort of reading a thousandfold!"
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The Stars My Destination (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
2.  The Stars My Destination (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Alfred Bester
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  "It's hard to believe that this ferocious, pyrotechnic novel of revenge was written in buttoned-down 1950s America. Gully Foyle is SF's greatest antihero."
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Tales Of The Dying Earth (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
3.  Tales Of The Dying Earth (FANTASY MASTERWORKS) by Jack Vance
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  "And Cugel the Clever is the greatest antihero in Fantasy. Four elegiac, beautiful, witty books by the world's finest living writer of English prose."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Emphyrio (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
4.  Emphyrio (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Jack Vance
The list author says:
  "A plot worthy of Dickens, told with wit and panache. Perhaps Vance's best stand-alone novel."
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The Book Of The New Sun: Volume 1: Shadow and Claw (Fantasy Masterworks): Shadow and Claw Vol 1
5.  The Book Of The New Sun: Volume 1: Shadow and Claw (Fantasy Masterworks): Shadow and Claw Vol 1 by Gene Wolfe
The list author says:
  "If he weren't writing science fantasy, Wolfe would be as celebrated as DeLillo, Mailer, and the rest. Marvellous literary SF."
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The Book of the New Sun: Volume 2: Sword and Citadel: Sword and Citadel Vol 2 (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
6.  The Book of the New Sun: Volume 2: Sword and Citadel: Sword and Citadel Vol 2 (FANTASY MASTERWORKS) by Gene Wolfe
The list author says:
  "The continuing odyssey of the exiled torturer Severian. If anything, books 3&4 are ever better than 1&2."
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The Lord of The Rings (Based on the 50th Anniversary Single volume edition 2004)
7.  The Lord of The Rings (Based on the 50th Anniversary Single volume edition 2004) by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "Do I really need to say anything? Awesome in scope. Brilliantly written. Essential."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,224 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

The Gormenghast Trilogy
8.  The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake
The list author says:
  "Note to publishers: It's not the Gormenghast Trilogy, it's the Titus Books. It's also a rich, towering, engrossingly powerful work of art and imagination. Utterly unique and incomparable."
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Riddley Walker
9.  Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
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  "A charming, earthy, post-apocalyptic masterpiece, breaking the boundaries of genre and language."
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The Broken Sword (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
10.  The Broken Sword (FANTASY MASTERWORKS) by Poul Anderson
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  "The worlds of Scandinavian mythology and English Faerie collide with much hewing of limbs, lopping of heads, and a finely rendered sense of impending doom."
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The King of Elfland's Daughter (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
11.  The King of Elfland's Daughter (FANTASY MASTERWORKS) by Lord Dunsany
The list author says:
  "Exquisitely poised, evocative of pastoral folk-tales and balladry, this book is a touchstone of modern European fantasy."
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Time and the Gods Six Story Anthology (Featuring A Dreamer's Tales, The Gods of Pegana, Time and the Gods, The Book of Wonder, The Sword of Welleran and The Last Book of Wonder)
12.  Time and the Gods Six Story Anthology (Featuring A Dreamer's Tales, The Gods of Pegana, Time and the Gods, The Book of Wonder, The Sword of Welleran and The Last Book of Wonder) by Lord Dunsany
The list author says:
  "Tales of antique kings, prophets, poets and adventurers by the founding father of 20th-century fantasy and master of the extended metaphor. Bright as jewels, fresh and cool as the morning dew."
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The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Modern Classics)
13.  The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Modern Classics) by H P Lovecraft
The list author says:
  "SF? Fantasy? Horror? In a universe of shrieking insanity, where amorphous, god-like beings peer down from the cold stars with ravening, inhuman malice, who cares? Highly original, hugely influential."
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The Emperor Of Dreams: Best Fantasy Tales (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
14.  The Emperor Of Dreams: Best Fantasy Tales (FANTASY MASTERWORKS) by Clark Ashton Smith
The list author says:
  "An excellent selection of Smith's beautiful, darkly decadent tales of Averoigne, Hyperborea, Zothique, and elsewhere. The unlikely link between Lovecraft and Vance."
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Consider Phlebas: A Culture Novel (The Culture)
15.  Consider Phlebas: A Culture Novel (The Culture) by Iain M. Banks
The list author says:
  "Banks's first and best SF novel. Imaginative, widescreen cinematic adventure at a breakneck pace."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)

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