September 25, 2018, 10:13:47 PM

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Ahoy Mateys: Vote for the top 5 Modern Fantasies based on our exhaustive list

Lies of Locke Lamora - Lynch
25 (14.5%)
The Final Empire - Sanderson
17 (9.9%)
Retribution Falls - Wooding
8 (4.7%)
The Copper Promise - Williams
10 (5.8%)
Prince of Thorns - Lawrence
19 (11%)
The Black Prism - Weeks
8 (4.7%)
Storm Front (Dresden) - Butcher
8 (4.7%)
A Shadow in Summer - Abraham
3 (1.7%)
Going Postal - Pratchett
12 (7%)
The Heroes - Abercrombie
13 (7.6%)
Name of the Wind - Rothfuss
16 (9.3%)
Promise of Blood - McClellan
7 (4.1%)
Under Heaven - Kay
2 (1.2%)
Gardens of the Moon - Erikson
5 (2.9%)
The Night Circus - Morgenstern
4 (2.3%)
Perdido Street Station - Mieville
6 (3.5%)
Theft of Swords - Sullivan
3 (1.7%)
City of Blades - Bennett
6 (3.5%)

Total Members Voted: 40

Voting closed: September 06, 2016, 02:22:51 AM

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Re: Here it is! The 5 Best Modern Fantasy Poll
« Reply #105 on: July 29, 2017, 07:03:45 PM »
Did you enjoy the ones you did read on the list? were there all hits?  :D

if anybody's intrested the only ones I've not read on this list is Pratchett,Mieville and Bennett
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Re: Here it is! The 5 Best Modern Fantasy Poll
« Reply #106 on: July 30, 2017, 04:54:57 PM »
In a month, we must retry this.

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Re: Here it is! The 5 Best Modern Fantasy Poll
« Reply #107 on: July 30, 2017, 05:04:42 PM »
In a month, we must retry this.

Round my taste or yours?  ;D
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Re: Here it is! The 5 Best Modern Fantasy Poll
« Reply #108 on: July 30, 2017, 05:09:41 PM »
Mine obviously. Because mine is superior. :P

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Re: Here it is! The 5 Best Modern Fantasy Poll
« Reply #109 on: July 30, 2017, 05:56:25 PM »
Did you enjoy the ones you did read on the list? were there all hits?  :D

Yes, I enjoyed them all. Some elicited a stronger reaction because they were more 'my thing' than others. Mark Lawrence's, Sanderson's, and Lynch's books were the highpoints for me, for a variety of reason. As a writer, I really admired Lawrence's sophisticated use of flashbacks to solve the old exposition/pacing dilemma; Lynch probably had the strongest characterization - I loved Locke Lamorra; and Lynch's setting and magic were just superb - innovative and interesting. Those that I don't call out had no problems - I just have very narrow tastes, as my contest submissions indicated.
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Re: Here it is! The 5 Best Modern Fantasy Poll
« Reply #110 on: April 04, 2018, 11:06:03 AM »
Inky does this list help you? Someone call him.
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Re: Here it is! The 5 Best Modern Fantasy Poll
« Reply #111 on: April 04, 2018, 11:37:04 AM »
I don't think it's possible.

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Re: Here it is! The 5 Best Modern Fantasy Poll
« Reply #112 on: April 04, 2018, 12:22:44 PM »
And I was just thinking. "Wow, what a amazing coincidence that such a handy thread appeared at the top of the topic list!" Thank you so much @Eclipse and @Bradley Darewood!

The post does increased my interest in Abercrombie immensely. Definitely checking the First Law out now.  :D

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Re: Here it is! The 5 Best Modern Fantasy Poll
« Reply #113 on: August 14, 2018, 07:48:33 AM »
@Slaykomimi

Some books to be put on your tbr list  ;D

Wonder if this list be different if we updated it.
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Re: Here it is! The 5 Best Modern Fantasy Poll
« Reply #114 on: August 14, 2018, 10:07:39 AM »
We really need a new poll. I haven't yet read Lies of Locke Lamora back then and wanted to vote for it now.  :D

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Re: Here it is! The 5 Best Modern Fantasy Poll
« Reply #115 on: August 14, 2018, 09:36:51 PM »
We really need a new poll. I haven't yet read Lies of Locke Lamora back then and wanted to vote for it now.  :D
It doesn't need your vote. ;)
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Re: Here it is! The 5 Best Modern Fantasy Poll
« Reply #116 on: August 15, 2018, 01:52:17 AM »
We really need a new poll. I haven't yet read Lies of Locke Lamora back then and wanted to vote for it now.  :D
It doesn't need your vote. ;)

The poll can be "How much do you like Lies of Locke Lamorra?"

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Re: Here it is! The 5 Best Modern Fantasy Poll
« Reply #117 on: August 17, 2018, 10:13:52 PM »
I'll be honest. I've been "reading" Locke Lamora for about a month now and haven't gotten to page 100. Finding it hard to get into it.