What's your favorite FANTASY novel?
jackie e stallcup
jstallcup at juno.com
Tue Jul 2 18:24:09 EDT 2002
Shall I forward replies on to Dawn Rutherford, or perhaps invite her to
join us for the duration? Or will you all just send your own messages
directly to her?
On Tue, 2 Jul 2002 14:45:08 -0700 (PDT) Jon Noble <jon_p_noble at yahoo.com>
> Co-incidently, I had just been thinking myself If I
> had to nominate just one DWJ book for such a list what
> would it be. (I'd been thinking along the lines of a
> "most significant fantasy novels" list, without
> reference to age of readership or availability). I
> also had the experience yesterday, during the recess
> break, of having every person who asked for help
> locating books/ authors asking for fantasy. Requested
> authors were Rawlings (3 times), George RR Martin
> (poor girl, I had to tell that the series won't finish
> for another two years), Sara Douglass, Tolkien, plus
> for students looking for new authors I had one choose
> Sally Odgers (Hi) and one choose Guy Kay. This list
> seems incomplete, there must have been at least a
> couple of others.
> Anyway on to DWJ. I am assuming here we should just
> nominate one book by an author, otherwise it would
> have to be all DWJ, except for those that miss out on
> being YA novels. I think for a YA DWJ I'd go for
> "Archer's goon", but then again perhaps it should be
> "Fire and Hemlock" or "Howl" or a "Dalemark". This IS
> hard - no Stick to "Archer's goon". I wouldn't put
> "Dark lord" down as her best YA title.
> The other titles on the list are, er....interesting.
> How come Robert Jordan makes it and Tolkien doesn't.
> If we are looking at appeal for YAs Eddings is
> probably a better choice, than Jordan too, I also have
> trouble putting incomplete series on the such a list.
> There are a couple there I'm not familiar with, but
> most of the others seem reasonable choices. I would
> add Tolkien and Patricia Mackillop, I've known a
> couple of people who have really loved "Forgotten
> beasts of Eld" and thought it the best thing they've
> ever read.
> The only fantasy I read as a teen was LOTR, and
> Michael Moorcocks Elric etc books, and then right at
> the end of my teen years Earthsea. Most other titles I
> didn't read till later. Remember we're talking '60s
> here and there wasn't much available, even to an avid
> reader of SF.
> Jon Noble
> --- jackie e stallcup <jstallcup at juno.com> wrote:
> > Well, coincidentally, here's another message from
> > YALSA that seems
> > perfect for this list. Shall we campaign to add a
> > few more dwj to the
> > list?
> > Jackie S.
> > --------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: Dawn Rutherford <drutherf at kcls.org>
> > To: <yalsa-bk at ala.org>
> > Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 08:57:14 -0700 (PDT)
> > Subject: [YALSA-BK:3506] What's your favorite
> > FANTASY novel?
> > Message-ID:
> > <Pine.GSO.4.33.0207020856490.25709-100000 at rain>
> > Hello everyone,
> > Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults would like your
> > help in brainstorming
> > titles to nominate for our lists.
> > We would love to know what your Top 5 favorite
> > fantasy novels are, and
> > also what your favorites were when you were a teen.
> > Below I've included our list of titles that have
> > been nominated so far,
> > to
> > get you thinking. Excluded are titles previously
> > featured on one of our
> > lists, and books not available in paperback.
> > Please reply to me, and I will post everyone's
> > suggestions in mid-July.
> > Dawn Rutherford
> > Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
> > 2002-2003 Chair
> > Young Adult Librarian
> > King County Library System
> > drutherf at kcls.org
> > Fantasy
> > On a Pale Horse Anthony, Piers 0-345-33858-8
> > Lost Years of Merlin Barron, T.A. 0-441-00668-X
> > War for the Oaks Bull, Emma 0-765-30034-6
> > Firegold Calhoun, Dia 1-58837-003-8
> > Stardust Gaiman, Neil 0-06-093471-9
> > The Owl Service Garner, Alan 0-15-201798-4
> > Squire, His Knight, & His Lady Gerald, Morris
> > 0-440-22885-9
> > Dark Lord of Derkholm Jones, Diana Wynne
> > 0-06-447336-8
> > Eye of the World Jordan, Robert 0-812-51181-6
> > The Oathbound: Vol. 1 Lackey, Mercedes
> > 0-88677-414-4
> > A Wizard of Earthsea LeGuin, Ursula K.
> > 0-553-26250-5
> > Dragonsong McCaffery, Anne 0-553-54176-5
> > Blue Sword McKinley, Robin 0-14-130975-X
> > The Silver Crown O'Brien, Robert C. 0-689-84111-6
> > The Hounds of Morrigan O'Shea, Pat 0-06-447205-1
> > The Darkangel: Volume 1 Pierce, Meredith Ann
> > 0-15-201768-2
> > Alanna: The First Adventure Pierce, Tamora
> > 0-614-28945-9
> > The Perilous Gard Pope, Elizabeth Marie
> > 0-06-447205-1
> > Carpe Jugulum Pratchett, Terry 0-061-02039-7
> > Golden Compass Pullman, Phillip 0-440-41832-1
> > Queen of Attolia Turner, Megan Whalen
> > 0-380-73304-8
> > Talking to Dragons Wrede, Patricia 0-590-48475-3
> > Wild Hunt Yolen, Jane 0-590-52836-X
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