Greatest Fantasy Authors of All TimeBKAllmighty
The Top Ten
The father of the modern fantasy genre, Professor Tolkien's world of Middle-Earth is the best fictional world ever created and will never be surpassed. He gave us not one but several new languages (and all with proper rules and history), a multitude of memorable characters, and the greatest, most epic of tales ever told. JK Rowling's Harry Potter is nothing compared to this magnificent masterpiece of literature.
I'm one of the biggest Lord of the Rings fans of all time. No joke. Tolkien is amazing! - Alpha101
Tolkien is father of fantasy modern
Quite possibly the greatest author ever. His contributions to the genre far surpasses every other author, be it George RR Martin, JK Rowling, Robert Jordan etc. He worked on his fictional world Ëa way longer than any other fantasy author, and his passion for it shines through on every single page. Long live John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, the greatest author ever, a genius comparable to Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Mozart, and Einstein.
Conan the Barbarian is a staple of modern times television, the collection of the stories have charm within - possible why is in second rank. Uncertain of the other novels but Conan can be recognizable right away, good work from that. - iliescu
This man is a diabolical genius. It's criminal how good his writing is. I can't read anything else now; he's spoiled the rest of the world of books for me.
New, but he will soon eclipse the greatest
He is above them all.
The Mistborn series is some of the few fantasy novels that do not mind being around. A smart author, well written literature from. - iliescuV 1 Comment
I don't know what we would be without The Chronicles of Narnia. Seriously. We wouldn't be looking for worlds behind the wardrobe; we wouldn't be entranced by paintings of the sea, we would never have tried on the magic rings, we never would have met Aslan.
Never read the books, but I've seen 2 of the movies. Maybe I should check him out. - Alpha101
Books were good but movies were terrible
Narnia is a place no common mine can think of! It clears that sir Lewis wasnt some common man. He was extraordinary because extraordinary things happen to extraordinary people
This author am closest to in writing style according to some test from a while ago. I never seen anything wrong with Harry Potter so then good for J.K. Rowling for the cool adventures in Science Fiction. - iliescu
She is the best author ever known to history
Rowling = next Tolkien
I love you JK Rowling. How dare you write some awesome books and make me cryV 6 Comments
Still have a deck of cards lying around from Game of Thrones. Good game from the tales of 'A Song of Ice and Fire'. It is fun and interesting though kind of odd in appearance it has heart and magic or something. Great! - iliescu
The Genius who came up with Game of Thrones...no one can beat this man
He is just great - Aleksei
There is much to learn from the Turtle and Discworld unwinds nearly the whole advantage. Well thought out! - iliescu
Terry Prachett is one of gems in literature.
Only thing that I can say is : he's amazing he is amazing he IS amazing and perfect and perfect and perfect
Amazing author. Why isn't he higher on the list?
He is great and PJATO is classic especially with the new spinoffs Heroes of Olympus and the Trails of Apollo! Yeet go Percabeth!
He my bae. I wish I was him. I was so close to meeting him, but then HE HAD TO MOVE!
He is still my favorite author.
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Have read the Novel name as 'The Golden Volcano' write of Jules Verne which is neat but kind of drastic at the end their prize goes to the ocean. Also another of classic towards modern is 'White Fang' written of Jack London. These encompass a lot of key points in nature of imagination and somewhat hold relevance despite time passages supposing. A good read, yeah could be. - iliescu
God in the genre
Told beautiful stories that were individual masterpieces linked together
The Wheel of Time: Long, Engaging, and Epic.
Jordan at #16...really!? Jordan has made such an impact on the genre and has left such a legacy behind, which that alone should place him higher. Jordan is #1 in my opinion, but at the very least should be in the top 5! He is easily better than Lewis, Rowling, Pratchett, Hobb, Anthony, Salvatore (though I love the Dark Elf series), Feist, Riordan, and Moorcock.!
Why he's all the way down here?! He wrote Wot which better than pj and harry pottr combined - Themattster12
Your books are my geywey ignasia! - Swiftdawn
THE INHERITENCE CYCLE= MY ENTIRE LIFE. "Atra Gulai un ilian tauthr ono un atra ono waise skolir fra rauthr" (sorry the accents aren't there) "Let Luck and happiness follow you and may you be shielded from misfortune" Christopher Paolini, your books are my "gedwey ignasia" - Swiftdawn
A Wizard of Earthsea is influential and still astounding to find. Wish there is more courage to familiarize with it, this author does good with it. Normal can find as the top fantasy authors list from searching. Has a nice surprise in that segment of writing. - iliescu
Castle In The Air is one of the only books I will continue re-reading over the years.
The summoner series is so good - sjd
Gary Paulsen didn't write about fantasy, he wrote about survival and the wilderness. get your facts right.
15. The Enormous Crocodile
14. Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator
13. The Minpins
12. The Magic Finger
11. The Giraffe And The Pelly And Me
10. Georges Marvelous Medicine
9. Esio Trot
8. The Twits
7. The BFG
6. James And The Giant Peach
5. The Witches
4. Fantastic Mr. Fox
3. Danny The Champion Of The World
1. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Remember, this is my opinion! Don't hat on my opinion!
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