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I enjoy good yarns, with complex plot lines, and fully fleshed out characters, complete with flaws. I also like a little wit thrown in. I hijacked another list and added some glaring omissions. I hope this will appeal to even more people.

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J. R. R. Tolkien is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
J. R. R. Tolkien Died at 81 (1892-1973)

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Brandon Sanderson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
Brandon Sanderson age 40 - Some may dispute me putting this writer so near the top, but I feel it is justified. Brandon Sanderson brings a refreshing approach to the Fantasy genre, and in only a short number of years has introduced several inovative magic or ...

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Robert Jordan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
Robert Jordan Died at 59 (1948-2007)

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J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
J. K. Rowling age 50

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Joe Abercrombie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated

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Stephen King is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
Stephen King age 68

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Philip Pullman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated

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George R. R. Martin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated

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Terry Goodkind is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated

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Christopher Paolini is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated

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Terry Brooks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
Terry Brooks age 71

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David Eddings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
David Eddings Died at 78 (1931-2009)

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Anthony Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated

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Robert Anthony Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated

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Garth Nix is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
Garth Nix age 52

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Ursula K. Le Guin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated

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Madeleine L'Engle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
Madeleine L'Engle Died at 89 (1918-2007)

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Neil Gaiman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
Neil Gaiman age 55

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Roald Dahl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
Roald Dahl Died at 74 (1916-1990)

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Terry Pratchett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated

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H. P. Lovecraft is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
H. P. Lovecraft Died at 47 (1890-1937)

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Roger Zelazny is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
Roger Zelazny Died at 58 (1937-1995)

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Robert E. Howard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
Robert E. Howard Died at 30 (1906-1936)

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Gene Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
Gene Wolfe age 84

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Margaret Weis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
Margaret Weis age 67

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Michael Moorcock is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated

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Susan Cooper is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
Susan Cooper age 80

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Jack Vance is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
Jack Vance Died at 97 (1916-2013)

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Diana Wynne Jones is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
Diana Wynne Jones Died at 77 (1934-2011)

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Janny Wurts is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
Janny Wurts age 62

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Mervyn Peake is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
Mervyn Peake Died at 57 (1911-1968)

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Robin Hobb is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
Robin Hobb age 63

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G. K. Chesterton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
G. K. Chesterton Died at 62 (1874-1936)

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George MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
George MacDonald Died at 81 (1824-1905)

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William Morris is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
William Morris Died at 62 (1834-1896)

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C. S. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
C. S. Lewis Died at 65 (1898-1963)

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Beatrix Potter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
Beatrix Potter Died at 77 (1866-1943)

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Tad Williams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
Tad Williams age 58

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Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated

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Graham Diamond is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated

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Kenneth Grahame is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
Kenneth Grahame Died at 73 (1859-1932)

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Hilaire Belloc is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
Hilaire Belloc Died at 83 (1870-1953)

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Stephen R. Lawhead is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated

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Steven Erikson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated

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Mercedes Lackey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated

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Hugh Lofting is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fantasy Authors updated
Hugh Lofting Died at 61 (1886-1947)