Post by Default User Post by Lynn McGuire
"13 Best Science Fantasy Books" by Dan Livingston
Disappointed not to see Metropolitan there.
The Compleat Enchanter
The Dying Earth
Seven for me
12 The Many Colored Land
6 Lord of Light
5 The City & The City
4 A Wrinkle in Time
3 Artemis Fowl
1 The Shadow of the Torturer
First time I've read the top N books of one of these lists, usually I haven't heard of most of them.
Interestingly, I remember very little about the top 3, and I re-read number 4 recently and was very underwhelmed, despite it being a childhood favourite.
The City & The City is an astounding work, totally deserving of all the awards thrown at it. It's one of those books whose genre is hard to pin down. Here it's cast as "Science Fantasy". You could also put it in the "Magical Realism", "Urban Fantsay" or "Detective Noir" buckets.
Lord of Light is currently being discussed in another thread. I'm in the "every time I re-read I get a sensawunda" camp.
Number 12 The Many Colored Land has been on my re-read list ever since the author died last year. I must get around to it.