Fantasy Masterworks Meme

July 9, 2010 at 8:34 am (Book memes, fantasy)

Aha!  Orion Publishing Group is also bringing out a series of Fantasy Masterworks, which are helpfully listed together at a completely different website.  So of course I have to meme those, too.

1.  Shadow and Claw by Gene Wolfe
2. Time and the Gods by Lord Dunsany
3. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison
4. Tales of the Dying Earth by Jack Vance
5. Little, Big by John Crowley
6. The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny
7. Viriconium by M. John Harrison
8. The People of the Black Circle by Robert E. Howard
9. The Land of Laughs by Jonathan Carroll
10. The Compleat Enchanter: The Magical Misadventures of Harold Shea by L. Sprague de Camp & Fletcher Pratt
11. Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees
12. Sword and Citadel by Gene Wolfe
13. Fevre Dream by George R. R. Martin
14. Beauty by Sheri S. Tepper
15. The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Lord Dunsany
16. The Hour of the Dragon by Robert E. Howard
17. Elric by Michael Moorcock
18. The First Book of Lankhmar by Fritz Leiber
19. Riddle-Master by Patricia A. McKillip
20. Time and Again by Jack Finney
21. Mistress of Mistresses by E. R. Eddison
22. Gloriana or the Unfilled Queen by Michael Moorcock
23. The Well of the Unicorn by Fletcher Pratt
24. The Second Book of Lankhmar by Fritz Leiber
25. Voice of Our Shadow by Jonathan Carroll
26. The Emperor of Dreams by Clarke Ashton Smith
27. Lyonesse: Suldrun’s Garden by Jack Vance
28. Peace by Gene Wolfe
29. The Dragon Waiting by John M. Ford
30. The Chronicles of Corum by Michael Moorcock
31. Black Gods and Scarlet Dreams by C. L. Moore
32. The Broken Sword by Poul Anderson
33. The House on the Borderlands and Other Novels by William Hope Hodgson
34. The Drawing of the Dark by Tim Powers
35. Lyonesse II: The Green Pearl and Madouc
36. The History of the Runestaff by Michael Moorcock
37. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay
38. Darker Than You Think and Other Novels by Jack Williamson
39. The Mabinogion by Evangeline Walton (well, I’ve read a different edition)
40. Three Hearts & Three Lions by Poul Anderson
41. Grendel by John Gardner
42. The Iron Dragon’s Daughter by Michael Swanwick
43. Was by Geoff Ryman
44. Song of Kali by Dan Simmons
45. Replay by Ken Grimwood
46. Sea Kings of Mars and Other Worldly Stories by Leigh Brackett
47. The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
48. The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip
49. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

50. The Mark of the Beast and Other Fantastical Tales by Rudyard Kipling

Looks like I’ve read more of these “lost” fantasy works than I have of the SF works.  Not really surprising, when I think about it.  (But was Something Wicked really out of print???  Astounding.)



  1. Paul said,

    And now I dutifully have to do THIS meme, in return. 🙂

  2. Paul said,

    More fantasy than SF overall, you think?

    • diaryofatextaddict said,

      Yes. Partly, I think, because I started reading a lot in the mid-80s, when fantasy was simply more available.

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