Celebrate Jon Snow's Birthday with 5x $5 Amazon Gift Vouchers


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Not sure how if my list will be complete enough and some may have to be a stretch but here is my lists to the best of my ability. It will have a lot of Stephen King because that is what my wife bought before I started buying my own fantasy books and as I said I have read a lot, just not a lot of fantasy until recently. If you do it this time next year I will probably have the entire list, especially with the help of a $5 Amazon gift card;).

Top YA
  1. Harry Potter
  2. Hunger Games
  3. Chronicles of Narnia
  4. Eyes of the Dragon

Top Fantasy Series
  1. A Song of Ice and Fire
  2. Harry Potter
  3. Wheel of Time
  4. The Dark Tower
Stand-Alone(haven't read a lot here)
  1. The Talisman
  2. The Stand
  3. Eyes of the Dragon
  1. Mistborn
  2. Lord of the Rings
Don't think I have read any that would classify. There are some I want ot read but just haven't gotten around to yet.

Jon Snow

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@ Antoxx
I didn't rate Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy because I considered it Science Fiction. But if it counts I will give it a
2 and that's giving it the benefit of the doubt, I MO.
Just looking at your tagging. Make sure you don't have a space between @ and the name e.g. @ darth tater does nothing, while this does @Darth Tater

Jon Snow

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Journeyed there and back again
Awesome!! I feel like I'm a Hobbit getting a present for somebody else's birthday! :D Also happy birthday. Although with you being half way around the world I'm not sure if it is your birthday today, tomorrow or yesterday.


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It's officially 25th here. Happy Birthday @Jon Snow! Many happy returns of the day.

Hope you have a blast.
Hey, awesome! Thanks. I thought there would only be one winner, and I never win anything, so this really is a surprise. Congrats to my fellow members.

(I'd like to thank the Academy...)

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Jon Snow

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Awesome!! I feel like I'm a Hobbit getting a present for somebody else's birthday! :D Also happy birthday. Although with you being half way around the world I'm not sure if it is your birthday today, tomorrow or yesterday.
Just remember this.

I'm from the future.


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Ooh ... it's nice to wake up to find you've won a competition ... hooray, I've finally won one! :)

And Happy Birthday @Jon Snow .. hope you have a great day (or had one, future boy!)

Jon Snow

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All winners should have received their gift cards now (since I just did them all). Let me know if you didn't receive it.

Hopefully Uncle @btkong will give me some $$$ later to throw some more comps.


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I know im a day late for the voucher, but its also your birthday today so...happy birthday
1) under 19... that makes this hard...i hate reading kid protagonists.
1. A Wrinkle in time
2. Young Indiana Jones Temple of something or other
3. Goosebumps (the second book?)
4. Chronicles of Narnia
5. ohh i don't know, Harry Potter something (I hated it)

2) top 5 fantasy series (has to have more than 3 books published [trilogies do not count])
1. ELRIC nuff said
2. Dresden (only read book one)
3. NA thats all ive read on the criteria

3) top 5 stand-alone fantasy books (if there are rumours of a sequel, then it doesn't count. Has to be straight up stand-alone)
1. Metamorphosis (i think it counts as fantasy)
2. The Hobbit
3. The Odyssey
4. The Emperor's soul
5. The princess bride

4) top 5 fantasy trilogies (completed)
2. The Swords trilogy
3. The books of corum
4. everything else I can think of, ended up with a sequel to the trilogy so doesn't really count

5) top 5 sci-fi books/series (completed or uncompleted)
1. do androids dream electric sheep
2. Stranger in a Strange Land
3. 2001 a space odyssey
4. The Mote in God's eye
5. Dune


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A very belated happy birthday @Jon Snow.

This was very difficult to choose for some categories and I think this list is more than a little flexible (not just because of hitherto unread novels). They are in no particular order.

Young Adult (series or trilogy or stand-alone):

1. The Space Trilogy by C. S. Lewis
2. The BFG by Roald Dahl
3. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (not really fantasy, but it was certainly magical)
4. Jupiter Novels by Charles Sheffield
5. The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison

Fantasy (series):

1. Poison Elves by Drew Hayes
2. John Constantine, Hellblazer by various writers (but especially the Jamie Delano & Garth Ennis runs)
3. Thieves and Kings by Mark Oakley
4. Bone by Jeff Smith
5. Sandman by Neil Gaiman
6. Cerebus by Dave Sim

Fantasy (trilogy):

1. Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
2. Farseer by Robin Hobb
3. Damiano by R. A. MacAvoy (this trilogy has grown on me since I read it)
4. The Fionovar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay
5. Jon Shannow by David Gemmell

Fantasy (stand-alone):

1. The Master and the Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
2. Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock
3. To Reign in Hell by Steven Brust
4. Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis
5. Perdido Street Station OR The Scar by China Mieville

Science Fiction (series):

1. Culture by Iain M. Banks
2. Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons
3. Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
4. Childe Cycle by Gordon R. Dickson
5. Alliance-Union by C. J. Cherryh

Science Fiction (trilogy):

1. Takeshi Kovacs by Richard K. Morgan
2. Helliconia by Brian Aldiss

Science Fiction (stand-alone):

1. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
2. Excession OR Surface Detail (both are independent installments in a series) OR Feersum Endjinn by Iain M. Banks
3. Radix OR Last Legends of Earth by A. A. Attanasio
4. The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
5. Inverted World by Christopher Priest

Science Fiction/Fantasy (series or trilogy or stand-alone):

1. Miracleman by Alan Moore & Neil Gaiman
2. The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
3. The Dying Earth by Jack Vance (with Cugel's Saga being the favourite installment)
4. Wraeththu Chronicles by Storm Constantine
5. Aeon Flux Shorts by Tony Cheung (animated)

Duologies (science fiction or fantasy):

1. Soldier in the Mist/Soldier of Arete by Gene Wolfe
2. Sailing to Sarantium/Lord of Emperors by Guy Gavriel Kay
3. A Fire Upon the Deep/A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge (independent installments)
4. Vurt/Pollen by Jeff Noon
5. The Infinity Concerto/The Serpent Mage by Greg Bear
6. The Sparrow/Children of God by Mary Doria Russell
7. The Peace War/Marooned in Realtime by Vernor Vinge (with a short story set between the novels)
8. The Risen Empire/The Killing of Worlds by Scott Westerfeld
9. Ilium/Olympos by Dan Simmons
10. Integral Trees/The Smoke Ring by Larry Niven