Re: McKinley: favorite 5 fantasy/sci-fi?

From: whizbang <>
Date: Tue Oct 17 2000 - 21:43:59 PDT

mmn... okay, here goes, in no particular order.

Sabriel, by Garth Nix. absolutely gorgeous, dark and original. it's
another YA, a little reminiscent of McKinley. strong heroine, raised in a
quasi-British world, and tossed abruptly into her more primitave homeland.
a must!

Flanders, by Patricia Anthony. i'm not really sure what genre to call it, a
bit historical fiction, a bit fantasy. very dark, beautiful and jagged.
tale of a Texan sharpshooter during WW I. he sees the ghosts of his dead
comrades. also a bit of shounen ai, for lack of a better term.

absolutely positively anything by Jonathan Lethem. the man is amazing,
defies genre ways i've never seen before. and his stuff is *so* original
and well-written! tends a little more towards sci-fi.

Freedom and Necessity, by Brust and Bull. a very mature historical fantasy
(?), extremely well-done and told entirely through correspondence.

A.S. Byatt's short stories. she's done collections of fairy tales/fantasy,
each work crafted like a tiny jewel. also very mature.

hoping she didn't forget anything.

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