Who invented the modern fantasy genre?

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 23 02:30:57 EDT 2004

--- Emma Comerford <emmaco at tpg.com.au> wrote:

> 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.

Me three, I thought the Empire books were far better
than anything either has done on their own. Although
for a long-time RPGer there is that Dungeons and
Dragons meets Empire of the Petal Throne feeling.


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