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I've been reading a lot lately, and I would highly recommend Brandon Sanderson for probably best fantasy writer I've read recently.
The next is Ilona Andrews, who write urban fantasy. I think of it as light pulp fiction, but her writing is so bright and lovely that when I started reading Charlaine Harriss yesterday (The author who's series HBO's True Blood is based on) it seems duller.

Anyone have any good fantasy recommendations?

Here's my taste:
I love Octavia Butler, Ursula Le Guin, Orson Card, Eddings, Brandon Sanderson, Richelle Read, Anne Bishop
I found the wheel of time author way to talky, and also didn't enjoy reading LOTR that much.
I read the first Kushiel book but wasn't that impressed with it.

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mdf356
Jun. 2nd, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
Lois McMaster Bujold: Curse of Chalion trilogy; Sharing Knife quadrology; anything with Miles Vorkosigan or Cordelia.

Elizabeth Moon: Deed of Paksenarrion
ripresa
Jun. 2nd, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
I've read Bujold's fantasy, not sci-fi.

I actually haven't read Elizabeth Moon, though I've met her in a SCAdian thing before. She lives in Austin.
mdf356
Jun. 2nd, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
She sings in the choir at my old church. I have a few signed books -- she always did one signing at the church bookstore.
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ripresa
Jun. 2nd, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
i think i read the first few pages in the bookstore.
but i'll give it another chance if you think it's really amazing??
dnivie
Jun. 3rd, 2009 09:21 am (UTC)
Second
Agreed ! Worth the time, but it's a series that grows on you slowly, most of the nicer sides of it takes time to develop. Not one of those series that grab you from page 1 and refuse to let go.
athene
Jun. 2nd, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
Julie Czendesa (or something like that...). Just look up her book A Thousand Words for Stranger to find out how to spell her name.

PS. I need to read more Butler.

Edited at 2009-06-02 05:52 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous)
Jun. 2nd, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
Read the Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. He rocks. And thanks for telling me some new names to check out as well.
ripresa
Jun. 2nd, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
I have read him. He is really good.. for all of his one book. :)

vetgirlbeth
Jun. 4th, 2009 02:04 am (UTC)
Second on the Name of the Wind. The next one should be out soon though. Someone I really enjoy is Katherine Kurtz, most famous for her Deryni series. She started out in SCA and her writing is strongly based on it (imagine another world set up like midaeval england where there are essentially two branches of humanity, those who can genetically do magic, and those who can't, now bring catholicism into the mix and political machinations). I've read all but the most recent books and have thoroughly enjoyed them. Alot of her early stuff is OOP, but worth tracking down, and easy to find on paperback swap or Amazon independant booksellers.
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