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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


  1. The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro

  2. The Last Unicorn, Peter Beagle

  3. American Gods, Neil Gaiman


  1. A Green and Ancient Light, Frederic Durbin

  2. Roses and Rot, Kat Howard

  3. Thomas the Rhymer, Ellen Kushner


  1. Uprooted, Naomi Novik

  2. The Bear and the Nightingale, Katherine Arden

Magic Realism

  1. Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor

  2. IQ84, Haruki Murakami

New Weird

  1. The Vorrh, Brian Catling

  2. Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer


  1. The Accursed, Joyce Carol Oates

  2. Anno Dracula (Bk 1), Kim Newman


  1. The Sharing Knife: Beguilement, Lois McMaster Bujold

  2. The Leopard King, Ann Aguirre

Epic – classical

  1. The Last Wish, Andrzej Sapkowski (a collection)

  2. Kushiel’s Dart, Jacqueline Carey

  3. Savages, K.J. Parker

Epic – Rogues and Grimdark

  1. The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch

  2. The Blade Itself, Joe Abercrombie

  3. Gardens of the Moon, Steven Erickson

Sword & Sorcery

  1. Elric the Stealer of Souls, Michael Moorcock (collection)

  2. Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed


  1. Soldiers Live, Glen Cook

  2. Javelin Rain, Myke Cole


  1. Thieves’ Quarry, D.B. Jackson

  2. Crucible of Gold, Naomi Novik


  1. Glamour in Glass, Mary Robinette Kowal

  2. Swordpoint, Ellen Kushner


  1. Soulless, Gail Carriger

Weird West

  1. The Native Star, M.K. Hobson

  2. Jacaranda (novella), Cherie Priest

  3. Silver on the Road, Laura Anne Gilman


  1. The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk, ed. Sean Wallace (anthology)

  2. Hard Magic, Larry Correia


  1. The Bloody Red Baron, Kim Newman

  2. At the Table of Wolves, Kay Kenyon

Secondary Worlds

  1. Troubled Waters, Sharon Shinn

  2. The Cloud Roads, Martha Wells

Urban Fantasy

  1. Moon Called, Patricia Briggs

  2. Hounded, Kevin Hearne


  1. The Shape of Desire, Sharon Shinn

  2. The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell

  3. American Elsewhere, Robert Jackson Bennett


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