Greatest Fantasy Authors of All Time


The Top Ten

1 J. R. R. Tolkien J. R. R. Tolkien John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973), known by his pen name J. R. R. Tolkien, was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

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

I've heard that when he was a child he was bitten by a large Baboon Spider in his garden, but later said he had no memory of the event and no hatred of spiders.

The goat at books

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2 Robert E. Howard
3 Brandon Sanderson

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.


4 C. S. Lewis

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

5 J. K. Rowling

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 cry

Really, TheRedstone Wiz, you thought she was a man?!

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6 George R. R. Martin George R. R. Martin George Raymond Richard Martin (born George Raymond Martin), also known as George R. R. Martin, is an American author known for his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, which was later adapted into the famous HBO series Game of Thrones.

The Genius who came up with Game of one can beat this man

7 Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett (1948-2015) was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for writing the comic fantasy book series Discworld.

He is just great - Aleksei

The greatest

Terry Prachett is one of gems in literature.

8 Rick Riordan Rick Riordan

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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9 Jules Verne Jules Verne Jules Gabriel Verne was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.
10 Michael Moorcock Michael Moorcock Michael John Moorcock is an English author of science fiction and fantasy. He is best known for his series of books centering around the fictional character Elric of Melniboné.

Told beautiful stories that were individual masterpieces linked together

The Contenders

11 Piers Anthony
12 Raymond Feist

God in the genre

13 Robert Jordan Robert Jordan James Oliver Rigney Jr. (1948-2007), better known by his pen name Robert Jordan, was an American author known for writing the epic fantasy series The Wheel of Time. He was also known for writing stories about Conan the Barbarian, and for writing other books with different pseudonyms. He died from cardiac more.

The Wheel of Time: Long, Engaging, and Epic.

Why he's all the way down here?! He wrote Wot which better than pj and harry pottr combined - Themattster12

14 Wolfgang Hohlbein
15 Stephen King Stephen King Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. Many of his most well-known novels include Carrie, It, The Shinning, The Stand, Misery, The Dark Tower series, and Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, which was later more.
16 Robin Hobb
17 Fritz Leiber
18 Terry Brooks
19 R.A. Salvatore
20 Christopher Paolini
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