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New Novels January 27, 2005

Posted by dhar in Misc.

These are the new fantasy novels on my current reading list:

  • The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy G. Kay
  • Tigana by Guy G. Kay
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller
  • The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb
  • The First Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny
  • A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula le Guin

If there are others you would like to suggest, please use the comments section.



1. Anonymous - February 15, 2005

Hey, i have read the Wizard of Earthsea. I was lucky to chance upon this book way back when I was in the 12th, and that too in my school library(of all the places!). But to get to the point this was one of the first books i read in the fantasy genre, and i was hooked. I hadnt yet read Tolkien then and though Tolkien is a favourite this remains my top favourite, the book is simply beautiful and very highly recommended.


2. Dhar - February 15, 2005

Hmm, I have heard others too praise this book a lot. Read a couple of le Guin’s which were average. So really looking forward to finishing this one.


3. Anonymous - February 15, 2005

Have you read ‘The Left Hand of Darkness’ by the same author ? Very heavy, more sociology than sci-fi/fantasy. Interesting nonetheless. And as for recommending a few, here are a few which have made their mark in my mind:

# Flatland by Edwin A Abbot ( this is available online)

# Rama Series by Clarke ( i know some people arent impressd, but Clarke weaves lovely stories magic, esp the first book in this series )

# Unaccompanied Sonata by Orson Scott card (arguably one of the best short stories I have read. Very poignant)

Have loads more but this should do for starters 🙂


4. Dhar - February 15, 2005

The ones I have read are:

– Tombs of Atuan
– The Lathe of Heaven

Both of them were average. I have read “Ender’s Game” by Scott. Havent tried any other novel by him. Read Clarke, but havent heard of Edwin A Abbot.

Jake, mail me at sumit.dhar at gmail.com.


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