Who invented the modern fantasy genre?

Emma Comerford emmaco at tpg.com.au
Sun Aug 22 21:35:29 EDT 2004

Quoting "Dorian E. Gray" <israfel at eircom.net>:

> Roger said...
> > Donaldson was one of the writers I met as tatty books being passed
> > around at school. Even the role-players (of whom I was one; but who as a
> > group had a high tolerance for not-very-good books) didn't tend to hang
> > on to the books after they'd read them once. (Ditto Feist.)
> Hm.  I have to admit to rather liking Feist, though it did take me a long
> time to get to reading "Magician", because I just couldn't take a book
> seriously in which the main character was named Pug. :-)  And my favourite
> of his stuff is the "Empire" trilogy, which he wrote in collaboration with
> Janny Wurts (a writer whose solo books I cannot stand).
> So go fig.
> Dorian.

I too have always enjoyed this collaboration more than any of the books written by the authors alone! Off 
the top of my head I can't think of any other examples of where I feel like this.
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