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Old 06-07-2012, 07:47   #1
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Good Fantasy/Sword & Sorcery books NOT written by Americans

It's not that I don't like Americans just that I've realised barring Tolkien I'm not sure I've read any similar style books by British authors. I'm getting a bit tired of offence, defence, favour, neighbour, etc. being misspelled.

I suppose it's hard to describe but I feel like there is a sense of American culture naturally to all those books and I'm just surprised that there don't seem to be more British authors or (even) translations of foreign authors in the genre. I'd like to see how different they might be. I'd be particularly interested if anyone's spotted any decent new authors.
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Does Joe Abercrombie count as "new"? 5 fantastic books in the last six years and "Red Country" due in October.
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I really enjoyed the 'Dwarves' books by Markus Heitz....he's German AFAIK!
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Do Neil Gaiman or Terry Pratchett count?
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Cheers for the suggestions:

Abercrombie: I've been considering his stuff recently so I'll put him on the list next.

Simiarly I'm intrigued by Markus Heitz - I'll definitely look at those.


I used to read a fair amount of Prachett but I was after stuff that's a bit more serious than his style. As for Gaiman, I'd thought he tended to just do contemporary stuff? I am specifically thinking stuff in the LOTR/D&D sort of mould, I suppose.


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Surprised nobody has said Michael Moorcock yet.
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Surprised nobody has said Michael Moorcock yet.
Maybe because the OP said he was interested in new authors? MM is good fun, but a little trippy. Having said that, probably my favourite of his is Dancers at the End of Time which rather bonkers.
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Looking for books only theo? If you're also a comic reader then you could try the long-running Japanese manga: Berserk.

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I should really read Moorcock. Popular with my mates when I was a kid but I never got around to reading his stuff. On the list too, then. Thanks.

Shingster, nothing against graphic novels as such but I am thinking of stuff on my Kindle in this instance.
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Old 07-07-2012, 22:48   #10
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Well, they're adapting it (slowly) into a series of films, with the first one having recently hit Japanese BD, and I expect mangaUK or someone else to pick them up for a UK release!

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