As you know, we’re constantly adding fantasy authors to our site and our eventual goal is to review each and every one of them. We’re up to 994 authors today — nearly 1000 fantasy authors! Don’t worry, we’ve got more to add, but we thought it’d be fun to make a contest of it (and to make you do some of the work for us — heh heh.). So, for tofantasy and science fiction book reviewsday’s Thoughtful Thursday, Dear Reader, your task is this:

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Pick the next 6 authors who should be added to our menu above. The commenter whose choices we like best will win a hardback copy of one of our very favorite books: To Ride Hell’s Chasm by Janny Wurts (who created our logo, by the way). Read our reviews of To Ride Hell’s Chasm on our Wurts page.  (Or, if for some strange reason you don’t want that book, choose from our stacks).

Here are some tips:

  1. SIX only. And, obviously, the author can’t be already in our menu.
  2. We’re kinda picky about genres. Yeah, you see a review of LKH today, but it’s hard to ignore her. We really try to stick mostly with authors who write fantasy — not erotica-disguised-as-fantasy. We’re aware that there are plenty of paranormal romance authors who we don’t have on the site.  The focus must be on fantasy, not romance.
  3. Same with YA paranormal romances.
  4. We’re kind of picky about publishers, too. They should be SFWA-approved.
  5. New fantasy authors who have been picked up by big houses such as Tor, Ace, Roc, Orbit, Gollancz, etc are perfect choices. Books should be available on Amazon, though, so we know the deal’s been done.

We can’t wait to see who you pick!


  • Ruth Arnell

    RUTH ARNELL (on FanLit's staff January 2009 — August 2013) earned a Ph.D. in political science and is a college professor in Idaho. From a young age she has maxed out her library card the way some people do credit cards. Ruth started reading fantasy with A Wrinkle in Time and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — books that still occupy an honored spot on her bookshelf today. Ruth and her husband have a young son, but their house is actually presided over by a flame-point Siamese who answers, sometimes, to the name of Griffon.