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Oh goodness! This is another topic that is right up my alley, since I adore finding “new” old books. I’m just worried that I’m going to forget all my favorites now that I’m actually trying to remember them!
- The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey – Pern is a pretty well known world to a lot of people in my generation of fantasy lovers, and the books certainly have their flaws, but I have such great memories of these books. These books probably were the first time I really got active in sharing my love of a book and venturing online to find other people to talk with about them. I hope they delight my children as much as they delighted me! Also dragons are timeless! :D
- Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis – I looooooved this trilogy, and the books are definitely from a while back, but they are really wonderful epic fantasy, especially if you are also a gamer!
- To Sail Beyond the Sunset by Robert Heinlein – Look, not a dragon book! This is actually my favorite book, though, and Heinlein is a classic author that I really hope is never forgotten. He may have been a little crazy weird at times, but he had some really amazing books and thoughts.
- His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman – What is Pullman up to these days anyway? I will forever have images of clouds of golden dust flying through the sky because of this trilogy, and I hope many others do too.
- Song in the Silence by Elizabeth Kerner – I randomly picked this book up at the library when it was having a dragons event (:D) and loved it class epic fantasy and bardic tale feel. I doubt that it was ever that well known, but I hope that people keep finding it randomly :D.
- The Pillars of the World by Anne Bishop – Oh this book…. An ex-boyfriend lent me this trilogy while we were dating, and it was the best thing to come out of that relationship ;-). I love this trilogy so much, and think it is a much better trilogy that more popular Anne Bishop books. I really recommend this to witch fantasy lovers :).
- Bell, Book and Murder by Rosemary Edghill – My high school English teacher gave me this book for graduation and I will always be so thankful for that. These three stories are so fun, and do a great job of portraying a Wiccan character. It’s like classic urban fantasy, before urban fantasy involved such obvious magic :D.
- The Masters of Solitude by Marvin Kaye and Parke Godwin – I have to thank my parents for this random old book, and what a delicious old book it is! You know how older sci-fi/fantasy books often are just a lot more mind trippy, vague and weird to follow, but in a good way? That’s Masters of Solitude through and through. I can’t even remember everything that happened, but I know it was cool!
- Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson – Sanderson has a lot of amazing books, but this trilogy is freaking fantastic. I’m not super worried about it being forgotten, however, since Sanderson keeps writing in this world and so people will keep being drawn back to the original books :D.
- Animorphs by Katherine Applegate! – Seriously, these books were awesome! How cool would it be to turn into an animal and have a weird blue alien friend?? Animorphs were such a huge sci-fi influence in my early years, and I can’t imagine childhood without passing them around between my friends :D.
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