Comments on: The Drow: Lost in the Darkness http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/the-drow-lost-in-the-darkness A D&D 4e Blog Dedicated to Dungeonmasters & Players Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:51:25 -0400 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 hourly 1 By: Editor-in-Chief http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/the-drow-lost-in-the-darkness/comment-page-1#comment-1115 Editor-in-Chief Sun, 21 Nov 2010 14:59:36 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=4406#comment-1115 Well I like a lot of classical fantasy and science-fiction, and I started off reading Jules Vernes and H.G Wells when I was a kid stuck at my Grandmother's house. She taught English for many years and had a pretty extensive library of classics. She also had a few dusty books on Greek and Norse mythology, so my early fantasy reading was some fairly heady prose. I went through a horror/adventure period, where I read a lot of Poe and Conan Doyle. And after that, I found The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. As far as pulp writers, I love the various Moorcock's "Eternal Champions" series - Elric, Corum, Hawkmoon, etc. I've read all Fritz Leiber's Fahfrd and Gray Mouser stories, as well as some fantasy short stories he wrote. I love to pick up fantasy anthologies of short stories too - there are some great stuff out there in an old series called Flashing Swords #1,#2, #3 with short stories by notables like Jack Vance, Poul Anderson, Lin Carter, L. Sprague DeCamp, Andre Norton. And recently, I picked up the whole of Howard's Conan series, which was recently released by Del Rey and Cook's Black Company series which was bundled by Tor. Speaking of anthologies, I really liked the first 4-5 of the Thieves World series, and if I am feeling goofy, I still pick up the Myth Adventure series by the late great Robert Aspirin. Picked up David Eddings Belgariad and Mellorean series - I just love the characters in those books even if the plot was a bit predictable in parts. Edding's later Elenium series was fun but too much like the Belgariad to be thoroughly enjoyable. And I am a big fan of the odd fantasy works of Neil Gaiman - American Gods, Anansi Boys, and Neverwhere are mind-blowing fantasy novels, and I just find the way he juxtaposes fantasy elements with mundane life. And those cover the highlights of fantasy I tend to enjoy - there's a ton more I could recommend if we talked horror! Well I like a lot of classical fantasy and science-fiction, and I started off reading Jules Vernes and H.G Wells when I was a kid stuck at my Grandmother’s house. She taught English for many years and had a pretty extensive library of classics. She also had a few dusty books on Greek and Norse mythology, so my early fantasy reading was some fairly heady prose. I went through a horror/adventure period, where I read a lot of Poe and Conan Doyle. And after that, I found The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.

As far as pulp writers, I love the various Moorcock’s “Eternal Champions” series – Elric, Corum, Hawkmoon, etc. I’ve read all Fritz Leiber’s Fahfrd and Gray Mouser stories, as well as some fantasy short stories he wrote. I love to pick up fantasy anthologies of short stories too – there are some great stuff out there in an old series called Flashing Swords #1,#2, #3 with short stories by notables like Jack Vance, Poul Anderson, Lin Carter, L. Sprague DeCamp, Andre Norton. And recently, I picked up the whole of Howard’s Conan series, which was recently released by Del Rey and Cook’s Black Company series which was bundled by Tor.

Speaking of anthologies, I really liked the first 4-5 of the Thieves World series, and if I am feeling goofy, I still pick up the Myth Adventure series by the late great Robert Aspirin. Picked up David Eddings Belgariad and Mellorean series – I just love the characters in those books even if the plot was a bit predictable in parts. Edding’s later Elenium series was fun but too much like the Belgariad to be thoroughly enjoyable.

And I am a big fan of the odd fantasy works of Neil Gaiman – American Gods, Anansi Boys, and Neverwhere are mind-blowing fantasy novels, and I just find the way he juxtaposes fantasy elements with mundane life.

And those cover the highlights of fantasy I tend to enjoy – there’s a ton more I could recommend if we talked horror!

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By: Brian http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/the-drow-lost-in-the-darkness/comment-page-1#comment-1096 Brian Sat, 20 Nov 2010 03:57:15 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=4406#comment-1096 So then, what are some of your favorite fantasy books/series? Non-D&D, I mean. .-= Brian´s last blog ..<a href="http://www.rovingbandofmisfits.com/?p=155" rel="nofollow">Dungeon Accessories- The Wheel</a> =-. So then, what are some of your favorite fantasy books/series? Non-D&D, I mean.
.-= Brian´s last blog ..Dungeon Accessories- The Wheel =-.

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