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A List of Science Fantasy Favorites

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.