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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:00 pm 
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We all know Gary's Appendix N. Perhaps everyone has their own list they recommend to others. I thought I would share mine. I look forward to seeing yours.

Appendix N: For a New Generation

Many of these books I read in my teens and early twenties. Some have been releases much later. I would like to believe that these books Gary Gygax would add to his “Appendix N” list if he was still alive.

Bradley, Marion Zimmer – The Mists of Avalon series, et al
Brooks, Terry – Shannara series, Magic Kingdom of Landover series, et al
Butcher, Jim – Dresden Files series, et al
Cook, Glen – Chronicles of the Black Company, et al
Eddings, David – Belgariad series, et al
Erikson, Steven – Malazan series, et al
Gaiman, Neil, - American Gods series, et al
Goldman, William – The Princess Bride
Goodkind, Terry – Sword of Truth series, et al
Grossman, Lev – The Magicians series, et al
Hardy, Lyndon – Master of the Five Magics, Secret of the Sixth Magic, et al
Herbert, Frank – Dune series, et al
Hickman, Tracy – Dragonlance Chronicles, et al
Hobb, Robin (Ogden, Margaret Astrid Lindholm) – Farseer Trilogy
Jordan, Robert – Wheel of Time series, et al
King, Stephen – The Dark Tower series, et al
Le Guin, Ursula K. – Earthsea series, et al
Martin, George R. R. – Game of Thrones series, et al
McCaffrey, Anne – Dragonriders of Pern series, et al
Moon, Elizabeth – Paksenarrion series, et al
Niven, Larry – Ringworld series
Pratchett, Terry – Discworld series, et al
Rowling, J.K – Harry Potter Series, et al
Salvatore, R. A. – Legend of Drizzt series, et al
Weis, Margaret – Dragonlance Chronicles, et al
Williams, Tad – Otherland series

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:05 pm 
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Apparently you're checking out my bookshelf, lol.

Couple of adds for you:
Scott Lynch - Gentleman Bastard series (3 so far, waiting on the 4th FOREVER).
Jim McDoniel - An Unattractive Vampire
Roger Zelazny - Damnation Alley (MCC related)
Hugh Howey - Wool (MCC related)
Russell Jeffries - Dungeoneers
Robert Asprin - Myth series & Thieve's World series of stories (various authors) - Green Ronin did a D20 adaptation
Brian Lumley - Necroscope series (more horror then fantasy but good stuff anyway)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:51 am 
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I would add Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun to the Appendix N list. And almost everything from Clark Ashton Smith, naturally.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:03 am 
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A caveat is, these are supplemental to the existing body of Appendix N, not a replacement.

Abercrombie, Joe
Adams, Richard: Watership Down, Shardik, Maia
Alexander, Lloyd: The Chronicles of Prydain
Christopher, John: The Sword of the Spirits trilogy
Cook, Glen: The Black Company series
King, Stephen: The Dark Tower series; The Mist
King, Stephen and Peter Straub: The Talisman
Kirkman, Robert and Tony Moore, Charlie Adlard: The Walking Dead
Lansdale, Joe
Le Guin, Ursula: The Earthsea Series, especially The Tombs of Atuan
Lynch, Scott: The Gentleman Bastards series
Martin, George R. R.: A Song of Ice and Fire
Mieville, China: The Bas-Lag novels
Mignola, Mike
Nix, Garth: The Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz stories
Pini, Wendy and Richard Pini: Elfquest (the original 20 issues)
Smith, Clark Ashton
Stroud, Jonathan

I'm sure I'm forgetting some items I'll regret! I left off a few that seem more appropriate to MCC (Jack Kirby, John Christopher...).

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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 9:10 pm 
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Adams, Robert: The Horseclans series
Ash, Sarah: The Tears of Artamon series
Carter, Lin: "Thongor"; The Green Star series; The Callisto series (anything but the World's End series, it's awful)
Green, Simon R.: The Deathstalker series (SCC; Space Crawl Classic?)
Jakes, John: "Brak the Barbarian" series
King, William & Long, Nathan: "Gotrek & Felix" series
McKiernan, Dennis L.: The Iron Tower trilogy
Moorcock, Michael: "Corum" series
Piserchia, Doris: THE SPINNER
Saunders, Charles: IMARO
Smith, Clark Ashton: Zothique series; Hyperborea series

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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 5:48 pm 
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I would import most of the Inspirational Reading list from Moldvay, notably Lloyd Alexander, Prydain Chronicles and Bullfinch's Mythology.

I would personally add John Norman, Gor series.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 11:05 am 
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Interesting. When I saw the thread title I assumed newer books and newer authors, yet many of the posts list older books which happened to not to be on Gygax's list. I would have anticipated a list for recent years, say 2000 or later. That would be an interesting list. :D

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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 8:07 am 
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Off the top of my head I would add:
  • Barker, Clive - The Scarlet Gospels (especially for magic use), but almost anything he did in the Imagica and Weaveworld settings
  • King, Stephen - The Dark Tower series
  • Niven / Pournelle - all the sci-fi they did together (Lucifer's Hammer, Footfall, etc.)
  • Rothfuss, Patric - Kingkiller Chronicles

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:57 am 
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Definitely Stephen King -- lots of Lovecraft mythos works in his short stories collections and novels -- and Clive Barker (Books of Blood and Weaveworld are solid).

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