Most Influential Fantasy Authors


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.

Definitely deserves to be at #1. - cjWriter1997

2 Robert E. Howard
3 T. H. White
4 C. S. Lewis C. S. Lewis
5 Robert Jordan

Oh yes, Wheel Of Time series. - Metal_Treasure

6 Terry Brooks
7 Mervyn Peake
8 Poul Anderson
9 Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works.
10 L. Frank Baum

The Contenders

11 Lloyd Alexander
12 J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling
13 George Lucas George Lucas George Walton Lucas, Jr. is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is best known as the creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as the founder of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic.
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