A List of Some Fantasy Authors and Books:


Generally, this list contains mainly recent authors and books. Many popular ones are left out because I do not know them well, and some bestselling authors I will likely never read; what I’ve left out I’ve deliberately left out as silent comment. In the case of highly prolific authors, I have not included all their works. In the case of some authors, I have not read all their works. This is, therefore, a highly personal representation, and I am sure I have left out some fine, as well as some very popular, works. I have generally left horror out of this list (see my Vampire list for some of that), although there are some examples, and works of Dark Fantasy.


A Couple of Definitions:


'Any narrative which includes as a significant part of its make-up some violation of what the author clearly believes to be natural law -- that is fantasy. There are various ways a story can proclaim its fantastic nature. It can involve beings whose existence we know to be impossible, like dragons, flying horses, or shape-shifting men. It can revolve around magical objects: rings, hats, or castles possessing wills, voices, mobility, and other attributes inanimate objects do not, in our experience, possess. It can proceed through events -- two people painlessly exchanging heads, a tree reaching out to grab passers-by -- that violate fundamental assumptions about matter and life. And fantasy treats these impossibilities without hesitation, without doubt, without any attempt to reconcile them with our intellectual understanding of the workings of the world or to make us believe that such things could under any circumstance come true' (Brian Attebery, The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature, 2; italics added).


I tend to support John Clute's argument in The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), where he takes up Brian Attebery's description, in Strategies of Fantasy (1992), of 'fantasy as a "fuzzy set"   i.e., a grouping defined not by boundaries but by central examples. . .' (71). Although it finds this concept congenial, the Encyclopedia does proffer a simple definition  'A fantasy text is a self-coherent narrative. When set in this world, it tells a story which is impossible in the world as we perceive it; when set in an otherworld, that otherworld will be impossible, though stories set there may be possible in its terms' (338).


The List:


Adams, Richard. Watership Down (1972); Shardik (1974), Maia (1984); The Plague Dogs (1977); The Girl in a Swing (1980).


Arnason, Eleanor. The Swordsmith (1978); To the Resurrection Station (1986); Daughter of the Bear King (1987).


Aldiss, Brian. The Malacia Tapestry (1976).


Alexander, Lloyd. The Prydain Chronicles (1964-73): includes The Book of Three, The Black Cauldron, The Castle of Llyr, Taran Wanderer, The High King, & The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain [young adult, but good].


Anderson, Poul. Three Hearts and Three Lions (1961) [between worlds fantasy; good fun].


Anthony, Mark. The Last Rune [Beyond the Pale (1998), The Keep of Fire (1999),].


Anticau, Kim. The Jigsaw Woman (1996).


Armstrong, Kelley. Bitten (2001); Stolen (2002); Dime Store Magic (204); [Canadian; Women of the Otherworld series].


Ash, Sarah. Songspinners (1996).


Attanasio, A.A. Wyvern (1988); Hunting the Ghost Dancer (1991), The Moon's Wife: A Hystery (1993); The Dragon and the Unicorn (1996), The Eagle and the Sword (1997); The Dark Shore (1996).  

Bakker, Scott. The Prince of Nothing trilogy: The Darkness That Comes Before (2003); The Warrior-Prophet (2004); The Thousandfold Thought (2006) [a major addition to epic fantasy, a Holy War in an ancient & fully developed world].


Barker, Clive. Clive Barker's Books of Blood (1984-85); Weaveworld (1987); Cabal (1988); The Great and Secret Show: The First Book of the Art (1989); Imajica (1991); Everville: The Second Book of the Art (1994); Sacrament (1996) [& much more I have not kept up with].  

Beagle, Peter. The Fantasy Worlds of Peter Beagle (1978) [includes A Fine and Private Place, Come, Lady Death, The Last Unicorn, & Lila the Werewolf; wit, & a playful take on various fantasy tropes]; The Folk of the Air (1986);The Innkeeper's Song (1993); Giant Bones (1997); Tamsin (1999); Giant Bones (1997).  

Blaylock, James P. The Elfin Ship (1982), The Disappearing Dwarf (1983), The Stone Giant (1989); Homunculus (1986), Lord Kelvin's Machine (1992); Land of Dreams (1987); The Last Coin (1988); The Paper Grail (1991); Night Relics (1994); All the Bells on Earth (1995).  

Borchardt, Alice. The Silver Wolf (1998); Night of the Wolf (1999) [werewolf historical fantasies; she has since done an Arthurian series].


Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The Mists of Avalon (1982) [Arthurian fantasy, feminist revisions; her best book, but many dislike it].


Britain, Kristen. Green Rider (1998); First Rider’s Call (2003).


Brunner, John. The Complete Traveller in Black (1987).


Brust, Steven, & Emma Bull. Freedom & Necessity (1997) [a huge Victorian treat by two writers who have published a lot of fantasy as solo artists].


Bujold, Lois McMaster. The Spirit Ring (1992) [magic in an alternate early Renaissance world]; & 2 more since.


Bull, Emma. War for the Oaks (1987); Finder: A Novel of the Borderlands (1994).


Carey, Jacqueline. Kushiel’s Dart (2001); Kushiel’s Chosen (2002); Kushiel’s Avatar (2003) [a complex & sophisticated invented world, with an eccentric turn from something like ‘our’ monotheisms in some where allusively close to our’ Europe, where a ‘son’ of god & earth is worshipped, & a hero who as an ‘anguisette’ can be a superior spy; well written]; Banewreaker (2004); Godslayer (2005) [a world where lesser ‘gods’ (Shapers) battle using various ‘races’ & which presents both the sides of the ‘good guys’ & the ‘bad,’ turning the Tolkien vision, allusively alluded to, upside down, or at least very grey].


Carter, Angela. Nights at the Circus (1984); Black Venus (1985); Wise Children (1991) [sui generis: in these & other books Carter created her own strange worlds in brilliant prose].


Charnas, Suzy Mckee. The Vampire Tapestry (1980) [a major work; see Vampire list]; Dorothea Dreams (1986).


Cherryh, C,J, The Book of Morgaine [Gate of Ivrel (1976), Well of Shiuan (1978), Fires of Azeroth (1979)]; Exile's Gate (1988); Arafel's Saga [The Dreamstone (1983), The Tree of Swords and Jewels (1983)]; The Paladin (1988); Rusalka (1989), Chernevog (1990), Yvgenie (1991); The Goblin Mirror (1992); Faery in Shadow (1993); Fortress in the Eye of Time (1995), Fortress of Eagles (1998), Fortress of Owls (1999), Fortress of Dragons (2000) [highly prolific author who nevertheless usually manages to deliver the goods].


Clarke, Susanna. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2004) [amazing huge highly literate fantasy].


Clayton, Jo. Duel of Sorcery: Moongather (1982), Moonscatter (1983), Changer's Moon (1985); Drinker of Souls: Drinker of Souls (1986), Blue Magic (1988), A Gathering of Stones (1989); Drums of Chaos: Drum Warning (1996), Drum Calls (1997) [she died without completing this series].


Clemens, James. The Banned and the Banished: Wit'ch Fire (1998), Wit'ch Storm (1999), Wit'ch War (2000?).


Constantine, Storm. The Wraeththu Trilogy: The Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit (1987), The Bewitchments of Love and Hate (1988), The Fulfillments of Fate and Desire (1989); The Monstrous Regiment (1990);

Hermetech (1991); Aleph (1991); Burying the Shadow (1992); Sign for the Sacred (1993); Calenture (1994); Stalking the Tender Prey (1995); The Magravandias Chronicles: Sea Dragon's Heir (2000); The Crown of Silence (2001); The Way of Light (2002).  

Coney, Michael G. Fang the Gnome (1988), King of the Scepter'd Isle (1989) [a pair of light hearted Arthurian fantasies].


Cooper, Susan. The Dark Is Rising sequence: Over Sea, Under Stone (1965), The Dark Is Rising (1973), Greenwitch (1974), The Grey King (1975), Silver on the Tree (1977); Seaward (1983); The Boggart (1993).


Croggan, Alison. The Gift (2002); The Riddle (2004) [Australian poet takes on epic fantasy with wit, passion, & bards as mages; more to come].


Crowley, John. Little, Big (1981); Novelty (1989); Aegypt (1987), Love & Sleep (1994), Daemonomania (2000); The Translator (2003); Novelties & Souvenirs: Collected Short Fiction (2004) [highly literate fantasies, none like the last, all superior].


Dann, Jack. The Memory Cathedral: A Secret History of Leonardo da Vinci (1995); The Silent (1998); The Rebel: An Imagined Life of James Dean (2004) [sf author turns to a kind of dark magic realism that enters lacunae in known history].


Davidson, Avram. The Phoenix and the Mirror (1969), Vergil in Averno (1987); Peregrine: Primus (1971), Peregrine: Secundus (1981); The Adventures of Doctor. Eszterhazy (1990).


Dean, Pamela. Tam Lin (1991); The Dubious Hills (1994).


Delany, Samuel R. Tales of Nevèrÿon (1979[1993]), Neveryóna (1983[1993]), Flight from Nevèrÿon (1985[1994]), Return to Nevèrÿon (1987[1994]) [cultural theory meets Conan-type fantasy].


De Lint, Charles. The Riddle of the Wren (1984); Moonheart (1984); Yarrow (1986); Jack, the Giant-Killer (1987); Greenmantle (1988); Wolf Moon (1989); Drink Down the Moon (1990); The Little Country (1991); Spiritwalk (1992); Dreams Underfoot (1993); Into the Green (1993); Memory & Dream (1994); The Ivory and the Horn (1995); Trader (1997); Someplace to Be Flying (1998); Moonlight and Vines (1999); The Newford Stories (1999); Forests of the Heart (2000); The Onion Girl (2001); Spirits in the Wires (2003); The Blue Girl (2004) [Canadian; one of the recent masters of urban fantasy].  

Dorsey, Candas Jane. Black Wine (1997) [feminist fantasy in the mode of Delany].


Douglas, Carole Nelson. Sword and Circlet: Six of Swords (1982), Exiles of the Rynth (1984), Keepers of Edanvant (1987), Heir of Rengarth (1988); Taliswoman sequence: Cup of Clay (1991), Seed Upon the Wind (1993).  

Duane, Diane. Tale of the Five: The Door into Fire (1979), The Door into Shadow (1984), The Door into Sunset (1992), The Door into Starlight (?).  

Duncan, Dave. The Seventh Sword: The Reluctant Swordsman, The Coming of Wisdom, The Destiny of the Sword; A Man of His Word: Magic Casements, Faery Lands Forlorn, Perilous Seas, Emperor and Clown; A Handful of Men: The Cutting Edge, Upland Outlaws, The Stricken Field, The Living God; The Cursed (1995); The Great Game: Past Imperative (1996), Present Tense (1996), Future Indefinite (1997); Tales of the King's Blades: The Gilded Chain (1998), Lord of the Fire Lands (1999), Sky of Swords (2000); Paragon Lost (2002), Impossible Odds (2003), The Jaguar Knights (2004); Children of Chaos (2006) [prolific Canadian author, whose recent trilogies are great fun, the latest setting up & undermining expectations from book to book, creating what can only be called a kind of Möebius Strip trilogy; now starting a new duology].  

Eisenstein, Phyllis. Alaric the Minstrel: Born to Exile (1978), In the Red Lord's Reach (1989); Cray Ormeru sequence: Sorcerer's Son (1979), The Crystal Palace (1988).


Elliott, Kate. The Novels of the Jaran: Jaran, An Earthly Crown, His Conquering Sword, The Law of Becoming; Crown of Stars: King's Dragon (1997), Prince of Dogs (1998), The Burning Stone (1999), Child of Flame(2000), The Gathering Storm (2003), In the Ruins (2005), Crown of Stars (2006)[solid other world epic]; The Golden Key Universe [The Seeker (?)].


Elliott, Kate, Melanie Rawn & Jennifer Roberson. The Golden Key (1997) [huge world building novel, with intriguing magic associated with painting; each author supposedly now writing other novels set in same world].  

Erikson, Steven. Tales of The Malazan Books of the Fallen: Gardens of the Moon (1999); Deadhouse Gates (2000), Memories of Ice (2001); House of Chains (2002); Midnight Tides (2004). [one of the most deeply realized secondary worlds ever; an ancient world ravaged by war, an empire wracked by revolt, religious strife, etc; strong characterization; a profound sense of that world’s history and anthropology; & bloody well written].


Farmer, Philip José. World of Tiers [The Maker of Universes (1965[80]), The Gates of Creation (1966[81]), A Private Cosmos (1968[81]), Behind the Walls of Terra (1970[82]), Red Orc's Rage (1991), More Than Fire: A World of Tiers Novel (1993)]; Riverworld series [To Your Scattered Bodies Go (1971), The Fabulous Riverboat (1971), The Dark Design (1977), Riverworld and Other Stories (1979), The Magic Labyrinth (1980), Riverworld War: The Suppressed Fiction of Philip José Farmer (1980), The Gods of Riverworld (1983), River of Eternity (1983)].  

Feintuch, David. The Still (1997).


Finney, Jack. The Woodrow Wilson Dime (1968); Time and Again (1970), From Time to Time (1995); About Time (1986).  

Ford, John M. The Dragon Waiting (1983) [one of the finest alternate histories]; Casting Fortune (1989); The Last Hot Time (2000).


Gaiman, Neil. The Books of Magic (1990-93); Sandman (1991-96): Preludes & Nocturnes, The Doll's House, Dream Country, Season of Mists, A Game of You, Fables and Reflections, Brief Lives, World's End, The Kindly Ones, The Wake [possibly the finest ever graphic fantasy series]; Neverwhere (1997); Smoke and Mirrors (ss) (1998); Stardust (1998); with Yoshitaka Amano, The Sandman: The Dream Hunters (1999); American Gods (2001); Coraline (2002); The Sandman: Endless Nights (2003); Anansi Boys (2005).  

Gaiman Neil, & Terry Prachett. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (1990).


Garner, Alan. The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (1960), The Moon of Gomrath (1963); Elidor (1965); The Owl Service (1967); Red Shift (1973); Strandloper (1996).  

Gemmell, David. Drenai Saga [Legend (1984), The King Beyond the Gate (1985), Waylander (1986), Quest for Lost Heroes (1990), Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf (1992)]; Jerusalem Man [The Jerusalem Man (1988), The Last Guardian (1989), Bloodstone (1994)]; The Stones of Power [Ghost King (1988), Last Sword of Power (1988)]; Macedon [Lion of Macedon (1990), Dark Prince (1991)]; Pallides Saga [Ironhand's Daughter (1995), The Hawk Eternal (1995), etc].


Gentle, Mary. the White Crow sequence [ two stories in Scholars and Soldiers (1989), Rats and Gargoyles (1990), The Architecture of Desire (1991), main story in Left to His Own Devices (1994)]; Ash: A Secret History (1999).  

Gilman, Greer Ilene. Moonwise (1991).


Goldstein, Lisa. The Red Magician (1982); The Dream Years (1985); Strange Devices of the Sun and Moon (1993); Summer King, Winter Fool (1994).  

Hambly, Barbara. The Darwath trilogy [The Time of the Dark (1982), The Walls of Air (1983), The Armies of Daylight (1983)]; The Sun Wolf books [The Ladies of Mandrigyn (1984), The Witches of Wenshar (1987), The Dark Hand of Magic (1990)]; Sun-Cross [The Rainbow Abyss (1991), The Magicians of Night (1992)]; Dragonsbane (1986); The Windrose Chronicles [The Silent Tower (1986), The Silicon Mage (1988), Dog Wizard (1993)]; Those Who Hunt the Night (1988), Traveling with the Dead (1995); Icefalcon's Quest (1998); Sisters of the Raven (2002).  

Hand, Elizabeth. Winterlong sequence: Winterlong (1990), Aestival Tide (1992), Icarus Descending (1993); Waking the Moon (1995); Glimmering (1997); Last Summer at Mars Hill (1998)(ss); Black Light (1999); Mortal Love (2004) [superior stylist working dark mysticism, etc].


Harlan, Thomas. The Oath of Empire: The Shadow of Ararat (1999), The Gate of Fire (2000), The Storm of Heaven (2001), The Dark Lord (2002) [alternate history of Roman Empire].


Harrison, M. John. Viriconium [The Pastel City (1971), A Storm of Wings (1980), In Viriconium (1982), Viriconium Nights (1985)]; The Course of the Heart (1992).  

Hearn, Lian. Tales of the Otori: Across the Nightingale Floor (2002), Grass for His Pillow (2003), Brilliance of the Moon (2004) [an alternate medieval Japan, lovingly evoked].


Henighan, Tom. The Well of Time (1988).


Hodgell, P.C. the Kencyrath sequence: God Stalk (1982), Dark of the Moon (1985), Seeker's Mask (1994).  

Holdstock, Robert. the Ryhope Wood sequence: Mythago Wood (1984), Lavondys: Journey to an Unknown Region (1988), title story: The Bone Forest (1991), The Hollowing (1993), Merlin's Wood (1994) [deep into British mythology].  

Huff, Tanya. Novels of Crystal: Child of the Grove (1988), The Last Wizard (1989); the Quarters sequence: Sing the Four Quarters (1994), Fifth Quarter (1995), etc; Gate of Darkness, Circle of Light (1989); The Fire's Stone (1990); Stealing Magic (1999/2005).  

Jakober, Marie. The Black Chalice (2000);  Even the Stones (2004) [powerful feminist fantasies; the first a re-imagining of Medieval European religion & mythology].


Johnson, Kij. The Fox Woman (2000).


Jones, Diana Wynne. Eight Days of Luke (1975); Power of Three (1976); the Dalemark sequence: Cart and Cwidder (1975), Drowned Amnet (1977), The Spellcoats (1979), The Crown of Dalemark (1993); the Chrestomanci sequence: Charmed Life (1977), The Magicians of Caprona (1980), Witch Week (1982), The Lives of Christopher Chant (1988); Howl's Moving Castle (1986), Castle in the Air (1990); The Time of the Ghost (1981); Archer's Goon (1984); Hexwood (1993); Black Maria (1991); A Sudden Wild Magic (1992); The Tough Guide to Fantasyland (1996), etc.  

Karr, Phyllis Ann. Frostflower and Thorn: Frostflower and Thorn (1980), Frostflower and Windbourne (1982).


Kay, Guy Gavriel. The Fionavar Tapestry: The Summer Tree (1985), The Wandering Fire (1986), The Darkest Road (1986); Tigana (1990); A Song for Arbonne (1992); The Lions of Al-Rassan (1995); The Sarantine Mosaic: Sailing to Sarantium (1998), Lord of Emperors (2000); The Last Light of the Sun (2004) [one of the best writers of alternate world histories; great depth of characterization].  

Kerr, Katherine. The Kingdom of Deverry [Daggerspell (1986), Darkspell (1987), The Bristling Wood (1989), The Dragon Revenant (1990)]; The Westlands cycle [A Time of Exile (1991), A Time of Omens (1992), A Time of War: Days of Blood and Fire (1993), A Time of Justice: Days of Air and Darkness (1994).


Keyes, J. Gregory. The Chosen of the Changeling: The Waterborn (1996), The Blackgod (1997); The Age of Unreason: Newton's Cannon (1998), A Calculus of Angels (1999), Empire of Unreason (2000), The Shadows of God (2001); The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone: The Briar King (2003), The Charnel Prince (2004).


King, Stephen. The Shining (1980); The Stand (1978[90]); The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger (1982), The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three (1987), The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands (1991), The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass (1997), The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla (2003), The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah (2004), The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower (2005); Pet Sematary (1983); The Dark Half (1989); Insomnia (1994); Bag of Bones (1998); too many others.  

Kress, Nancy. The Prince of Morning Bells (1981); The Golden Grove (1984); The White Pipes (1985).  

Kurtz, Katherine. the Chronicles of Deryni [Deryni Rising (1970), Deryni Checkmate (1972), High Deryni (1973)]; Legends of Camber of Culdi [Camber of Culdi (1976), Saint Camber (1978), Camber the Heretic (1980)]; Histories of King Kelson [The Bishop's Heir (1984), The King's Justice (1985), The Quest for Saint Camber (1986)]; Heirs of Saint Camber [The Harrowing of Gwynedd (1989), King Javan's Year (1992), The Bastard Prince (1994)], etc.  

Kushner, Ellen. Swordspoint (1987); Thomas the Rhymer (1990); with Delia Sherman, The Fall of the Kings (2002) [witty, brilliant].


Lafferty, R.A. Past Master (1968); Fourth Mansions (1969); etc.


Lee, Tanith. The Birthgrave trilogy: The Birthgrave (1975), Vazkor, Son of Vazkor (1978), Quest for the White Witch (1978); Wars of Vis: The Storm Lord (1976), Anackire (1983), The White Serpent (1988); Tales from the Flat Earth: Night's Master (1978), Death's Master (1979), Delusion's Master (1981), Delirium's Mistress (1986), Night's Sorceries (1987); The Secret Books of Paradys: The Book of the Damned (1988), The Book of the Beast (1988), The Book of the Dead (1991), The Book of the Mad (1993); Volkhavaar (1977); Kill the Dead (1980); Lycanthia, or The Children of Wolves (1981); Heart-Beast (1992); A Heroine of the World (1989); The Blood of Roses (1990); etc.  

Le Guin, Ursula. The Earthsea Trilogy (expanded to 6): A Wizard of Earthsea (1968), The Tombs of Atuan (1972), The Farthest Shore (1972), Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea (1990), Tales from Earthsea (2001), The Other Wind (2001); various shorter works in collections [a major figure; the Earthsea Trilogy a masterpiece of the genre].  

Leiber, Fritz. Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser: Swords and Deviltry (1970), Swords Against Death (1970), Swords in the Mist (1968), Swords Against Wizardry (1968), The Swords of Lankhmar (1968), Swords Against Ice (1977), The Knight and Knave of Swords (1988); Our Lady of Darkness (1977); short fiction, etc.  

Lindholm, Megan. Windsingers: Harpy's Flight (1983), The Windsingers (1984), The Limbreth Gate (1984), Luck of the Wheels (1989); The Wizard of the Pigeons (1986); as Robin Hobb: Farseer: Assasin's Apprentice (1994), Royal Assassin (1996), Assassin’s Quest (1997); The Liveship Traders: Ship of Magic (1998), Mad Ship (1999), Ship of Destiny (2000); The Tawny Man: Fool’s Errand (2002), Golden Fool (2003), Fool’s End (2004).  

Lindskold, Jane. Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls (19?); Marks of Our Brothers (19?); The Pipes of Orpheus (19?); Smoke and Mirrors (19?); When the Gods Are Silent (199?); Changer: A Novel of the Athanor (1998);  

Lynn, Elizabeth A. The Chronicles of Tornor: Watchtower (1979), The Dancers of Arun (1979), The Northern Girl (1980); Dragon's Winter (1998).  

McAuley, Paul J. Pasquale's Angel (1994).


Macavoy, R.A. Tea with the Black Dragon (1983), Twisting the Rope (1986); The Book of Kells (1985); The Grey Horse (1987).; Trio for Lute: Damiano (1983), Damiano's Lute (1984), Raphael (1986); Lens of the World: Lens of the World (1990), King of the Dead (1991), Winter of the Wolf (1993).  

McIntyre, Vonda N. The Sun and the Moon (1997).


McKenna, Juliet E. The Tales of the Einarinn: TheThief's Gamble (1999), The Swordsman's Oath (2000), The Gambler’s Fortune (2000), The Warrior’s Bond (2001), The Assassin’s Edge (2002).


McKillip, Patricia. The Forgotten Beasts of Eld (1974); the Riddle-Master trilogy: The Riddle-Master of Hed (1976), Heir of Sea and Fire (1977), Harpist in the Wind (1979); The Sorceress and the Cygnet (1991), The Cygnet and the Firebird (1993); The Book of Atrix Wolf (1995); Winter Rose (1996); Song for the Basilisk (1998); The Tower at Stony Wood (2000); Ombria in Shadow (2002); In the Forests of Serre (2003); Alphabet of Thorn (2004); Od Magic (2005) [a major fantasist; constructs fairy-tale novels for adults].  

McKinley, Robin. The Blue Sword (1982), The Hero and the Crown (1985); Deerskin (1993).


Marston, Ann. The Rune Blade trilogy: Kingmaker's Sword (1996), The Western King (1996), Broken Blade (1997); the Sword in Exile trilogy: Cloudbearer's Shadow (1999), King of Shadows (1999), Sword and Shadow (2000).  

Martin, George R.R. Fevre Dream (1982); many short stories gathered in various collections; A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (1996), A Clash of Kings (1999), A Storm of Swords (2000), A Feast for Crows (2005).  

Miéville, China. King Rat (1999); Perdido Street Station (2000), The Scar (2002), Iron Council (2004) [these 3 set on the same world; materialist fantasy?; dark, unnerving, grand].


Moorcock, Michael. A hugely prolific writer, most noted for massive Sword and Sorcery series featuring various avatars of the Eternal Champion, Elric of Melniboné, Dorian Hawkmoon, Kane of Old Mars, Corum, and Graf Ulrich Von Bek. Gloriana, or the Unfulfill'd Queen: Being a Romance (1978); Mother London (1988).


Moore, Alan.V for Vendetta (1990); Watchmen (1987); Batman: The Killing Joke (1988); Promethea (vols 1-4: 1999 – 2003); The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume One (1999-2000), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume Two (2002-03) [alternate history]; many other graphic novels [one of the masters of this mixed genre].


Moore, C.L. Jirel of Joiry (1977).


Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter (1990); Towing Jehovah (1994), Blameless in Abaddon (1996); Bible Stories for Adults (1996).


Murphy, Pat. The Falling Woman (1986); Nadya: The Wolf Chronicles (1996).


Newman, Kim. Jago (1991); Anno-Dracula (1992, The Bloody Red Baron (1995), Judgement of Tears: Anno Dracula 1959 (1998), Dracula Cha Cha Cha (2000); others, especially collections of short stories.


Norton, André. Highly prolific, most important series is Witch World: Witch World (1983), Web of the Witch World (1964), Year of the Unicorn (1965), Three Against the Witch World (1965), Warlock of the Witch World (1967), Sorceress of the Witchworld (1968), The Crystal Gryphon (1972), Spell of the Witch World (1972), The Jargoon Pard (1974), Gryphon in Glory (1981), others with collaborators, The Key of the Keplian (1995, with Lyn McConchie), The Port of Storms (1995?), The Warding of Witch World (1996).  

Nye, Robert. Merlin (1978); Faust (1980).


Peake, Mervyn. The Gormenghast Trilogy: Titus Groan (1946), Gormenghast (1950), Titus Alone (1959).


Pierce, Meredith Ann. The Darkangel trilogy: The Darkangel (1982), A Gathering of Gargoyles (1984), The Pearl of the Soul of the World (1990).


Pollack, Rachel. Unquenchable Fire (1988), Temporary Agency (1994); Godmother Night (1996).


Powers, Tim. The Drawing of the Dark (1979); The Anubis Gates (1983); On Stranger Tides (1987); The Stress of Her Regard (1989); Last Call (1992); Fault Lines: Expiration Date (1996), Earthquake Weather (1997); Declare (2001).  

Pratchett, Terry. The many Discworld fantasies.


Pullman, Philip. Various early works have fantasy elements. His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (1996), The Subtle Knife (1997), The Amber Spyglass (2000).  

Roberts, Keith. Anita (1970); Pavane (1969); The Chalk Giants (1974); Kiteworld (1985); Gráinne (1987); The Road to Paradise (1989).


Rohan, Michael Scott. The Winter of the World: The Anvil of Ice (1986), The Forge in the Forest (1987), The Hammer of the Sun (1988); The Lord of Middle Air (1994).  

Rusch, Kristine Kathryn. The White Mists of Power (1991); Traitors (1994); The Fey: Sacrifice (1995), The Changeling (1996), The Rival (1997), The Resistance (1998), Victory (1998); Black Throne: The Black Queen (1999), The Black King (2000); many others, etc.


Russell, Sean. Moontide and Magic Rise: World Without End (1994), Sea Without a Shore (1996); The River into Darkness: Beneath the Vaulted Hills (1997), The Compass of the Soul (1998); The Swan’s War: The One Kingdom (2001), The Isle of Battle (2002), The Shadow Roads (2004).  

Ryman, Geoff. The Warrior Who Carried Life (1985); Was (1992).  

Salmonson, Jessica. Tomoe Gozen: Tomoe Gozen (1981), The Golden Naginata (1982), Thousand Shrine Warrior (1984);Ou Lu Khen and the Beautiful Madwoman (1985); has edited many important anthologies.  

Sampson, Fay. Daughter of Tintagel: Wise Woman's Telling (1989), White Nun's Telling (1989), Black Smith's Telling (1990), Taliesin's Telling (1991), Herself (1992) [revisionist and recursive Arthurian fantasy]; Star Dancer (1993).  

Savage, Felicity. Humility Garden: An Unfinished Biography (1995), In Human Country (1996).


Saxton, Josephine. The Hiros Gamos of Sam and An Smith (1969); Group Feast (1971); Vector for Seven: The Weltanschaung [sic]of Mrs Amelia Mortimer and Friends (1971); Jane Saint series [The Travails of Jane Saint (1980), Jane Saint and the Backlash: The Travails of Jane Saint (1986)].  

Scott, Melissa, and Lisa A. Barnett. The Armor of Light (1988); Point of Hopes (1995).  

Shepard, Lucius. the Dragon Griule sequence ["The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule' (1984), The Scalehunter's Beautiful Daughter (1988), The Father of Stones (1989); not collected]; The Jaguar Hunter (1987); The Golden (1993).  

Sherman, Delia. Through a Brazen Mirror (1989); The Porcelain Dove (1993).  

Shinn, Sharon. The Shapechanger's Wife (1995).


Siegel, Jan. The Way of the Witch: Prospero's Children (1999), The Dragon Charmer (2000), The Witch Queen (2002).


Simmons, Dan. The Song of Kali (1985); Carrion Comfort (1989); Lovedeath: Five Tales of Love and Death (1993) Fires of Eden (1994).  

Snyder, Midori. Soulstring (1987); Queen's Quarter: New Moon (1989), Sadar's Keep (1990), Beldan's Fire (1993); The Flight of Michael McBride (1994); The Innamorati (1998); Hannah’s Garden (2002).


Somtow, S.P. the Riverrun trilogy: Riverrun (1991), Armorica (1992), Yestern (1996); Vampire Junction (1984); Moon Dance (1989).


Springer, Nancy. Book of the Isle: The White Hart (1979), The Silver Sun (1980), The Sable Moon (1981), The Black Beast 1982), The Golden Swan (1983); the Sea King trilogy: Madbond (1987), Mindbond (1987), Godbond (1988); The Hex Witch of Seldom (1988); Apocalypse (1989); Larque on the Wing (1994); Metal Angel (1994); Fair Peril (1996); lots more, especially YA.  

Stableford, Brian M. Dies Irae trilogy: The Days of Glory (1971), In the Kingdom of the Beasts (1971), Day of Wrath (1971); The Empire of Fear (1988); David Ledyard trilogy: The Werewolves of London (1990); The Angel of Pain (1991), The Carnival of Destruction (1994); Youngblood (1992); The Hunger and the Ecstacy of Vampires (1996).  

Stewart, Sean. Nobody's Son (1993); Resurrection Man (1995), The Night Watch (1997), Galveston (2000); Clouds End (1996); Mockingbird (1998); Perfect Circle (2004).  

Stoddard, James. The High House (1998).


Stover, Matthew Woodring. Heart of Bronze: Iron Dawn (1997), Jericho Moon (1998).


Straub, Peter. Julia (1975); If You Could See Me Now (1977); Ghost Story (1979); Shadowland (1980); Floating Dragon (1982); with Stephen King: The Talisman (1984), Black House (2001); Koko (1988); Mystery (1989); Houses without Doors (1990) (ss); The Throat (1993); Ghosts (1995) (ss); Magic Terror (1997) (ss); Mr X (1999); .Lost Boy Lost Girl (2003); In the Night Room (2004).


Swann, Francis Burnett. Many novels set in ancient Verdana, mostly out of print, including Day of the Minotaur (1965); Queens Walk in the Dusk (1977), Green Phoenix (1972), Lady of the Bees (1976); Wolfwinter (1972); The Weirwoods (1967); The Gods Abide (1976); etc.  

Swanwick, Michael. The Iron Dragon's Daughter (1994).


Sweet, Caitlin. A Telling of Stars (2003), The Silences of Home (2005).


Tarr, Judith. The Hound and the Falcon: The Isle of Glass (1985), The Golden Horn (1985), The Hounds of God (1986); the Avaryon Rising series: The Hall of the Mountain King (1986), The Lady of Han-Gilen (1987), A Fall of Princes (1988), Arrows of the Sun (1993), Spear of Heaven (1994), Tides of Darkness (2002); A Wind in Cairo (1989); Alamut: Alamut (1989), The Dagger and the Cross: a Novel of the Crusades (1991); His Majesty’s Elephant (1993); Epona: White Mare’s Daughter (1998), The Shepherd Kings (1999), Lady of Horses (2000), Daughter of Lir (2001); Kingdom of the Grail (2000); Pride of Kings (2001); Rite of Conquest (2004); King’s Blood (2005); many historical novels as well.  

Tepper, Sherri S. The Revenants (1984); the Marianne trilogy: Marianne, the Magus and the Manticore (1985), Marianne, the Madame and the Momentary Gods (1988), Marianne, the Matchbox, and the Malachite Mouse (1989); Beauty (1992); A Plague of Angels (1993); Grass (1989), Raising the Stones (1990), Sideshow (1992) [Her work is described by The Encyclopedia of Fantasy as like Revisionist fantasy, but "combining genre conventions traditionally kept distinct"].


Tower, S. D. The Assassins of Tamurin (2003).


Vance, Jack. The Dying Earth (1950), The Eyes of the Overworld (1966), Cugel's Saga (1983), Rhialto the Marvellous (1984); Lyonesse [Lyonesse: Suldren's Garden (1983), Lyonesse: The Green Pearl (1985), Madouc (1990)].  

Volsky, Paula. The Curse of the Witch Queen (1982); Sorcerer's Lady trilogy: The Sorcerer's Lady (1986), The Sorcerer's Heir (1988), The Sorcerer's Curse (1989); The Luck of Relian Kru (1987); Illusion (1991); The Wolf of Winter (1993); The Gates of Twilight (1996); The White Tribunal (1997); Grand Ellipse (2000).  

Walton, Jo. Tir Tanagiri: The King’s Peace (2000), The King’s Name (2001), The Prize in the Game (2002); Muses and Lurkers (2001) (ss); Tooth and Claw (2003); Farthing (2006).


Wells, Martha. The Death of the Necromancer (1998); Wheel of the Infinite (2000).  

Wilder, Cherry. Rulers of Hyor: A Princess of Chameln (1984), Yorath the Wolf (1984), The Summer's King (1986).


Willey, Elizabeth. the Prospero sequence: The Well-Favored Man: The Tale of the Sorcerer's Nephew (1994), A Sorcerer and a Gentleman (1995), The Price of Blood and Honour (1996).  

Williams, Tad. Tailchaser's Song (1983); Memory, Sorrow, Thorn: The Dragonbone Chair (1988), Stone of Farewell (1990), To the Green Angel Tower (1993); Caliban's Hour (1994); The War of the Flowers (2003); Shadowmarch Volume One (2004) [the 4 volume Otherland series is sf, but with fantasy overtones].  

Willis, Connie. Lincoln's Dreams (1987).


Wolfe, Gene. The Devil in a Forest (1976); the Latro sequence: Soldier of the Mist (1986), Soldier of Arete (1989); There Are Doors (1989); Castleview (1990); The Book of the New Sun (1980-83) [the last is sf, but with fantasy overtones]; The Wizard Knight: The Knight (2003), The Wizard (2004).  

Wood, Bridget. The Minstrel's Lute (1987), Satanic Lute (1987); as Frances Gordon: Blood Ritual (1994); the Wolfking series [Wolfking (1991), The Last Prince (1992), Rebel Angel (1993), Sorceress (1994)].  

Wrede, Patricia C. Lyra: Shadow Magic (1982), Daughter of Witches (1983), The Harp of Imach Thyssel (1985), Caught in Crystal (1987), The Raven Wing (1994); The Seven Towers (1984); The Enchanted Forest Chronicles: Talking to Dragons (1985 [93]), Dealing with Dragons (1990), Searching for Dragons (1991), Calling on Dragons (1993); Snow White and Rose Red (1989); Book of Enchantments (1996) (ss) [also YA fiction].  

Wrightson, Patricia. the Wirrun trilogy: The Ice Is Coming (1977), The Dark Bright Water (1978), Journey Behind the Wind (1981; [plus many YA novels].


Wurts, Janny. Cycle of Fire trilogy: Stormwarden (1984), Keeper of the Keys (1988), Shadowfane (1988)]; The Master of Whitestorm (1992); Wars of Light and Shadow: Ships of Merior: The Curse of the Mistwraith (1993), The Ships of Merior (1994), Warbost of Vastmark (1995); Sorcerer's Legacy (1989); The Master of the White Storm (1992); That Way Lies Camelot (1994); Wars of Light and Shadow: Alliance of Light: Fugitive Prince (1997), Grand Conspiracy (1999), Peril’s Gate (2001), Traitor’s Knot (2004); To Ride Hell’s Chasm (2002).  

Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn. Ariosto Furioso, a Romance for An Alternate Renaissance (1980); The Godforsaken (1983); A Mortal Glamor (1985); Beastnights (1989); the Saint-Germain vampire tales: Hotel Transylvania: A Novel of Forbidden Love (1978), The Palace (1978), Blood Games (1980), Path of the Eclipse (1981), Tempting Fate (1982), The Saint-Germain Chronicles (1983) (ss), Out of the House of Life (1990), Darker Jewels (1993), Better in the Dark (1993), Mansions of Darkness: A Novel of Saint-Germain (1996), Writ in Blood (1997), Blood Roses (1998), Communion Blood (1999), Come Twilight (2000), A Feast in Exile (2001), In the Face of Death (2001), Night Blooming (2002), Midnight Harvest (2003), Dark of the Sun (2004), States of Grace (2005), Roman Dusk (2006); Atta Olivia Clemens: A Flame in Byzantium (1987), Crusader's Torch (1988), A Candle for D'Artagnan (1989); Sisters of the Night: The Angry Angel (1998), The Soul of an Angel (1999).  

Yolen, Jane. The Mermaid's Three Wisdoms (1978);Cards of Grief (1984); The Devil's Arithmetic (1988); Briar Rose (1992); The WIld Hunt (1995); The Books of Great Alta: Sister Light, Sister Dark (1988), White Jenna (1989), The One-Armed Queen (1998) [many YA titles].  

Zelazny, Roger. Much of his SF can be read in fantasy terms: This Immortal (1966); Lord of Light (1967); Creatures of Light and Darkness (1969), Isle of the Dead (1969). Jack of Shadows (1971); Chronicles of Amber: Nine Princes in Amber (1970), The Guns of Avalon (1972), Sign of the Unicorn (1975), The Hand of Oberon (1976),The Courts of Chaos (1978); Trumps of Doom (1985), Blood of Amber (1986), Sign of Chaos (1987), Knight of Shadows (1989), Prince of Chaos (1991); Wizard World: Changeling (1980), Madwand (1981); Dilvish: The Changing Land (1981), Dilvish, the Damned (1982); with Jane Lindskold, Lord Demon (1999); various short stories in various collections.