Favorite James P. Blaylock Books Books

Favorite James P. Blaylock Books

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Ranking order is based on personal enjoyment and is subject to change over time as some books are reread--which is often in the case with Blaylock books. Quite often, the most currently read one will shoot upward in relative estimation, perhaps later to be replaced by whatever one I then read next. The top few have remained there though.

Mr. Blaylock has written fiction in several genres, including Steampunk (before it had a name), Urban Fantasy, Traditional hobbit-like fantasy, YA, and Horror. I personally like them all. Suggestions for first time readers is sort of difficult. Perhaps you might pick the genre that you enjoy the most as a start and go from there. His fantasy is sometimes pretty eccentric and "off the beaten path", which could make it difficult for some readers to immediately get into. But if you stick with it, you may find--like me--that those are precisely the qualities that are most treasured in reading Blaylock.
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    The Last Coin

    James Blaylock More
    Combines all the elements I like about Blaylock's work and puts it into a nice flowing ...
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    The Paper Grail

    James Blaylock More
    About tied with "The Last Coin" for #1.
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    Night Relics

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    Excellent characters and especially vivid atmosphere. Subtle on the horror (not the blood fest ... more
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    The Digging Leviathan

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    13 Phantasms (Short Stories)

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    In For A Penny (Short Stories)

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    Not really sure where to put this in the scale of this list, but it was a delightful return to ... more
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    The Elfin Ship

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    An early Blaylock novel. Still a blast to read. Sort of Tolkienesque, but much funnier.
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    The Disappearing Dwarf

    Follows "The Elfin Ship".
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    The Stone Giant

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    End of the Fantasy Trilogy which started with "The Elfin Ship"
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    One of the early examples "Steampunk" which Blaylock could be said to have ...
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    The Rainy Season

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    Another of Blaylock's exquisitely-atmospheric ghost stories.
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    Land of Dreams

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    The Knights of the Cornerstone

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    All the Bells on Earth

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    The Affair of the Chalk Cliffs

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    The Ebb Tide

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    The Man in the Moon

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    James Blaylock, Tim Powers More
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    The William Ashbless Memorial Cookbook

    Tim Powers More
    Blaylock & Powers. Startling Recipes from the imaginative duo. Occasionally ...
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    Winter Tides

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    James Blaylock, Tim Powers More
    Funny little Ashbless (Blaylock/Powers) book. Yeah, the price seemed high for such a short, ... more

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