Read On-- Fantasy Fiction: Reading Lists for Every Taste

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Libraries Unlimited, 2007 - Всего страниц: 210

So, you're looking for some great new fantasy reads? Or perhaps you're looking for fresh reading lists for handouts and to post on your library's Web site? If so, this guide is just the ticket. Created to offer a different perspective on the fantasy genre and reach a broader reading audience (including fans), the book offers new reading paths for fantasy lovers. It organizes more than 800 titles into over 100 lists, in such categories as The Magic of Threes: Fantasy's Best Trilogies, The Fellowship is the Thing: Companions on a Quest, Fan-to-Sea-Nautical Fantasy, and When Groan Men Scry: Puns as a Fantasy Tradition. The organization and approach are based on various appeal factors of the genre. A great tool for advising readers, creating reading lists for library Web sites, flyers, and newsletters, and making checklists or reading plans for adults and teens who enjoy fantasy fiction.

 

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Story
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ComingofAge Stories
3
Memorable Systems of Magic
5
When Magic Goes Awry
7
Fantasys Fickle Family Values
8
When Magic Meets Technology
10
The Best Fantasy Derived from Familiar Fables
11
Holy Grail Batman Amazing Quests for Magical Objects
13
Fantasys Favorite Setting
99
Fantasy in the Celtic Tradition
100
The Grand Tradition of Fantasy in an English Setting
102
Fantasy with the Flavor of Asia
104
ForwardLooking Fantasy in Victorian Settings
106
Finding Fantasy in a New World
108
Modern Worlds with Fantastic Spins
110
Fantasy That Puts You in the Middle of the War
112

Fantasy in Which the Journey Is the Story
15
Fantasys Most Devious Royal Intrigues
17
The Great Love Affairs and Romantic Pursuits of Fantasy
19
Why Does This Baby Have a Tattoo? Prophecy and Fate in Fantasy
21
You Killed My Father Prepare to Die The Fantasy of Revenge
22
Ecological Fantasy
24
Accepting Ones Power and Otherness
26
Invasion Fantasy
28
Fantasys Furious Final Battles
29
Dying Lands and Races
31
Fantasys Love Affair with Books and Storytelling
32
Marvelous Mental Powers
34
Fantasys Memorable Weapons
36
Fantasys Fascination with Brainteasers
37
Necromancy and the Afterworld in Fantasy
39
Music in Fantasy
40
The Making and Breaking of Fantasys Worst Curses
42
Great Books in SoSo Series
43
Epic Family Sagas of Fantasy
45
Character
49
Companions on a Quest
50
Bosom Buddies Odd Couples and Dynamic Duos
51
Fantasys Most Noble Knights
53
Feisty Princesses and Tomboy Treasures
54
Women Warriors
56
Fantasys Strongest Barbarian Warriors
58
The Wise the Wily and the Wacky
59
The Good the Bad and the Ugly among Fantasys Women of Magic
61
Fantasys Most Detestable Villains
62
Thieves Assassins and Other Charismatic Scoundrels
64
Monks and Other Religious Figures in Fantasy
66
Fantasy Heroes Look Deep Within
68
Fantasy Characters to Bring Out Your Wild Side
69
A Fantastic Menagerie
71
Fantasys Formidable Dragons
73
Country Folk Who Make Good
74
Bastards And Other Returns of the King
76
The Best Fantasy Featuring Dwarves and Elves
77
Giants and Little Folk
79
And Some Visits with Even Stranger Peoples and Races
80
Ye Gods Deities in Fantasy
82
Cultural Diversity in Fantasy
83
Fantastic Female Characters
85
Resourceful Lead Characters
86
Fantasys Antiheroes
88
Setting
91
Fantasy Settings Youll Long to Visit
92
The Best Fantasy of the Ancient World
94
The Best of Viking Fantasy
95
The Many Faces of Arthurian Fantasy
96
The Weirdest Most Whimsical Trips into Fantasy Realms
113
The Best of Nautical Fantasy
115
Fantasy Journeys into the Woods
116
BigCity Fantasy
118
Dark Trips into Dungeons and Deep Places
120
Fantasy Thrills on the Thermometer
121
Fantasy Books for School Are Fun to Read
123
The Best Fantasy for Gamers
124
Mood
127
Right down the Middle of Genre Conventions
128
The New Weird
130
HighViolence Fantasy
131
LowViolence Fantasy
133
The Best Fantasy to Pass around to the Whole Family
134
Fantasy to Make You Giggle Smirk and Guffaw
136
Villains for Days When Youd Rather Join in the Evil Laughter
138
Heroes Who Dont Take Anything from Anyone
139
HighFlying Fantasy to Read on an Airplane
141
Fantasy for Romance Readers
142
When Romance Is Nice but Sex Is Better
144
Fantasy for Mystery Readers
146
SpineChilling Fantasy for Horror Readers
148
Great Fantasy for Historical Fiction Lovers
149
Rocket Ship or Dragon Sticker? Fantasy for Science Fiction Fans
151
Fantasy for Literary Fiction Readers
153
Literary Fiction for Fantasy Readers
155
Graphic Novels of Fantasy for the Visually Inclined
156
For Those Who Like to Compare Books with Movies
158
Language
161
Complex Fantasy to Challenge the Reader
163
LighterthanAir EasyReading Fantasy
165
DialogueDriven Fantasy
166
HighTone Genteel Fantasy
168
Gritty LowTone Fantasy
170
HighDescription Fantasy Signifies Everything
171
Fantasy in the First Person
173
Puns as a Fantasy Tradition
174
Reading Aloud Allowed
176
Fantasy for 400 AM Finales
178
FastPaced CantPutEmDown Fantasies
179
Lots of Pages but Worth the Weight
181
Fantastic Fantasies with a Low Page Count
182
Suggested Trilogies and Other Series
185
Series that Hold Up from First Book to Finish
187
AwardWinning Fantasies
189
Locus Award for Fantasy Novel
190
Mythopoeic Award Winners Adult Novel
191
Mythopoeic Award Winners Childrens Literature
192
Index
193
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Neil Hollands is originally from Ogden, Utah. Neil Hollands read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at age four and has been a fan of fantasy fiction ever since. He found his true calling as a librarian in 2003. He works at the Williamsburg Regional Library, where he specializes in readers' advisory. Comments about the content of this book are welcome at nholland@wrl.org.

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