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Which two fantasy works do you like best?

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
2 (7.1%)
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
6 (21.4%)
American Gods / Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
5 (17.9%)
The City & the City by China MiƩville
4 (14.3%)
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
4 (14.3%)
Le Mort d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory
7 (25%)

Total Members Voted: 15

Voting closed: September 16, 2010, 01:33:59 AM

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Fantasy Literature Poll - Elimination Group 4
« on: September 09, 2010, 01:33:59 AM »
Ahh, the tie, how we love thee.  Last week we had another tie for second place between Good Omens and Fritz Leiber's Lankhmar series.  They'll join the four(!) entries tied for second place from Elimination Group 1 in a runoff group next week.  Meanwhile, Gaiman's Neverwhere proceeds directly to the quarterfinals.  

This is our last elimination group, and once again it's Gaiman heavy.  But we also have one of the oldest books in this poll (Le Mort d'Arthur) and the very newest (The City & the City).  Also the most famous tale from the author of Podcastle's inaugural episode.  Can any of them give Gaiman's stories a run for their money?  We'll see!

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Re: Fantasy Literature Poll - Elimination Group 4
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 06:47:18 PM »
I forbore all other possible votes (and I liked all of these) to throw as much weight as possible behind "The Last Unicorn."  That book is one of the core threads that wove my foundation in speculative fiction in general.  I would lop off significant lumps of anatomy to be able to write like Peter S. Beagle.

(And the old cartoon movie from the 80s is a pretty decent rendition, too.)
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Re: Fantasy Literature Poll - Elimination Group 4
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2010, 11:39:01 PM »
Have not read a one of these.

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Re: Fantasy Literature Poll - Elimination Group 4
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2010, 11:25:21 AM »
Wow. Looks like Gaiman might not make the cut this time!

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Re: Fantasy Literature Poll - Elimination Group 4
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2010, 09:41:41 PM »
Not make the cut??? Blasphemy! The Gaiman is immortal! Invincible! Unstoppable!