I saw a post on Reddit asking about readers' favorite science fantasy novels, and decided to share my reply on my own site.
- Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
- The Amber novels by Roger Zelazny
- The Hawkmoon and Dancers at the End of Time novels by Michael Moorcock
- Vampire Hunter D by Hideyuki Kikuchi
- The Coldfire Trilogy by C. S. Friedman
- The Morgaine saga by C. J. Cherryh
- "Shambleau" by C. L. Moore
- The Warlock In Spite of Himself by Christopher Stasheff
- The Pastel City and A Storm of Wings by M. John Harrison
- The Acts of Caine by Matthew Stover
- The Dying Earth by Jack Vance
- Ilium and Olympos by Dan Simmons†
- Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee‡
- Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente‡
- In the Vanisher's Palace by Aliette de Bodard
I might get around to explaining why I enjoy these particular works in detail, but they all blend fantasy and science fiction elements with compelling narratives driven by complex characters.
† Don't read these if Islamophobic narrative or dialogue offends you.
‡ The authors might dispute my classification, which is fair enough.