Hidden Gems of Fantasy and SF

A Listmania! list by P. Cockburn (Orpington, UK)
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Bridge of Birds
1.  Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart
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  "excellent if unrealistic Chinese fantasy with all plot threads delightfully resolved"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Mindstar Rising (Greg Mandel)
2.  Mindstar Rising (Greg Mandel) by Peter F. Hamilton
The list author says:
  "likeable characters in a harsh world in the near future - set around Rutland Water of all places!"
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The Power and the Prophet (Pelmen the Powershaper, Book 3)
3.  The Power and the Prophet (Pelmen the Powershaper, Book 3) by Robert Don Hughes
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  "Pelman the Powershaper trilogy - I identified with the main character who shapes power and is shaped by a higher Power"
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A Civil Campaign: A Comedy of Biology and Manners (Miles Vorkosigan Adventures)
4.  A Civil Campaign: A Comedy of Biology and Manners (Miles Vorkosigan Adventures) by Lois McMaster Bujold
The list author says:
  "no dramatic action, but I warmed to the characters and was keen to see them end happily (I've also enjoyed a few more action-oriented stories in the same series)"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Dream Park
5.  Dream Park by Larry Niven
The list author says:
  "two adventures in one - a group of role-players take part in a game, but there is a real life mystery to be solved too"
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Master of the Five Magics
6.  Master of the Five Magics by L. Hardy
The list author says:
  "an adventure in which branches of magic are dealt with in a very logical way"
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The Practice Effect (Bantam Spectra Book)
7.  The Practice Effect (Bantam Spectra Book) by David Brin
The list author says:
  "a straightforward adventure in a world where objects improve (rather than wear out) with use"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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The Anvil Of Ice: The Winter of the World, Volume 1
8.  The Anvil Of Ice: The Winter of the World, Volume 1 by Michael Scott Rohan
The list author says:
  "the magical element is based around smithying metals - a slow start, but wonderfully epic by the end of the trilogy"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next)
9.  The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next) by Jasper Fforde
The list author says:
  "not strictly fantasy, but a nicely bizarre detective story in a strange world not quite like ours"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (226 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Isle of Glass (The Hound and the Falcon Trilogy)
10.  The Isle of Glass (The Hound and the Falcon Trilogy) by Judith Tarr
The list author says:
  "the first of a trilogy about an elf called Alf who is also a medieval monk"
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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
11.  Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
The list author says:
  "the story only starts to make sense near the end - a complex intricate plot"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)

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The Stone and the Flute
12.  The Stone and the Flute by Hans Bemmann
The list author says:
  "the story (like the main character) starts simply and almost frivolously, but settles into great depth"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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