This is the first book of its kind, something fantasy fans have wanted for years: they want to read more about the lives of their favorite authors! Leading fantasy anthologist and literary critic Douglas A. Anderson has now collected a unique assemblage of the English language's top hundred fantasy and horror writers, from classic to current authors. Each entry features a short biography, along with detailed accounts of the author's best books in the genre. A section headed "notable editions" will give the bibliographical details of the first editions, and mention significant revised or illustrated editions. Each entry will also have a section labeled "the author's voice" with some representative quotes by the author (from interviews or essays, or as a sample from a fictional work). And a final, separate bonus section headed "associations" will give brief accounts of similar worthy writers, extending coverage beyond the 100 main authors. Includes an appendix and index. Key authors featured include JRR Tolkien, Stephen King, Phillip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, Lucius Shepard, Clive Barker, Thomas Ligotti, John Crowley, L. Frank Baum, Jack Finney, H. P. Lovecraft, Terry Pratchett, Ursula K. Le Guin, Kenneth Morris, M. R. James, Bram Stoker, Robert E. Howard - among many others!
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