science fiction, fantasy, horror, YA, and comic book and audiobook reviewsI thought it would be neat to turn last week’s topic around a bit. Instead of talking about the authors for whom we have read every scrap they’ve ever written, how about those highly acclaimed behemoths that everyone loves, and you’ve yet to investigate?

I’ll go first: I have never cracked open a novel by China Miéville. Shame on me, I know. I have also never read a single word of Erikson, Eddings, Modesitt, Jordan, McCaffrey, or Moorcock. Having a heart attack yet? Lackey, Norton, and Hobb are also missing from my bookshelf. Ok, that’s not completely true. Several have been on my shelf for a long time, but still go unread. I think that might be worse. There are plenty more amazing authors I have yet to read, and I know I am not alone.

I would like to hear from you now that I’ve thoroughly exposed myself and will henceforth be shunned by my peers. Tell me which authors you are ashamed to have not read. Is there someone out there brave enough to admit to skipping The Hobbit? Who hasn’t read anything by Brandon Sanderson yet? I need to know that I’m not alone in my crimes against Fantasy.


  • Justin Blazier

    JUSTIN BLAZIER (on FanLit's staff since September 2009) is a Cyber-Security Analyst/Network Engineer located in Northern Kentucky. Like many fantasy enthusiasts, Justin cut his teeth on authors like Tolkien, Anthony, and Lewis. Due to lack of space, his small public library would often give him their donated SFF books. When he is not reading books he is likely playing board games or Tabletop RPGs. Justin lives in a quiet neighborhood with his wife, their daughter, and Norman the dog.

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