Landscapes of Fantasy

For those who attended my presentation at PNWA, here is the book list I promised:

LANDSCAPES OF FANTASY. A presentation by Kay Kenyon

The Books


  • The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Last Unicorn, Peter Beagle
  • American Gods, Neil Gaiman


  • A Green and Ancient Light, Frederic Durbin
  • Roses and Rot, Kat Howard
  • Thomas the Rhymer, Ellen Kushner


  • Uprooted, Naomi Novik
  • The Bear and the Nightingale, Katherine Arden

Magic Realism

  • Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor
  • IQ84, Haruki Murakami

New Weird

  • The Vorrh, Brian Catling
  • Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer


  • The Accursed, Joyce Carol Oates
  • Anno Dracula (Bk 1), Kim Newman


  • The Sharing Knife: Beguilement, Lois McMaster Bujold
  • The Leopard King, Ann Aguirre

Epic – classical

  • The Last Wish, Andrzej Sapkowski (a collection)
  • Kushiel’s Dart, Jacqueline Carey
  • Savages, K.J. Parker

Epic – Rogues and Grimdark

  • The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch
  • The Blade Itself, Joe Abercrombie
  • Gardens of the Moon, Steven Erickson

Sword & Sorcery

  • Elric the Stealer of Souls, Michael Moorcock (collection)
  • Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed


  • Soldiers Live, Glen Cook
  • Javelin Rain, Myke Cole


  • Thieves’ Quarry, D.B. Jackson
  • Crucible of Gold, Naomi Novik


  • Glamour in Glass, Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Swordpoint, Ellen Kushner


  • Soulless, Gail Carriger

Weird West

  • The Native Star, M.K. Hobson
  • Jacaranda (novella), Cherie Priest
  • Silver on the Road, Laura Anne Gilman


  • The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk, ed. Sean Wallace (anthology)
  • Hard Magic, Larry Correia


  • The Bloody Red Baron, Kim Newman
  • At the Table of Wolves, Kay Kenyon

Secondary Worlds

  • Troubled Waters, Sharon Shinn
  • The Cloud Roads, Martha Wells

Urban Fantasy

  • Moon Called, Patricia Briggs
  • Hounded, Kevin Hearne


  • The Shape of Desire, Sharon Shinn
  • The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell
  • American Elsewhere, Robert Jackson Bennett


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