Locus Magazine, Best All-Time Fantasy Novels


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The second round of all-time best novels polls run by Locus, 12 years after the first, split SF and fantasy into separate categories. Fantasy results appear below; SF results are on the previous page. Results were published in the August 1987 issue of Locus.

Ranked: Yes

Titles Cited: 33

Publication: Locus, 1987

  1. J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings (series, 1954-1955)
  2. J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit (Allen & Unwin , 1937)
  3. Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea (Parnassus Press, 1968)
  4. Gene Wolfe, The Shadow of the Torturer (Simon & Schuster, 1980)
  5. Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn (Viking, 1968)
  6. T. H. White, The Once and Future King (Collins , 1958)
  7. Roger Zelazny, Nine Princes in Amber (Doubleday, 1970)
  8. Stephen R. Donaldson, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever (series, 1977)
  9. Anne McCaffrey, Dragonflight (Ballantine, 1968)
  10. John Crowley, Little, Big (Bantam, 1981)
  11. Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Macmillan, 1865)
  12. Mervyn Peake, The Gormenghast Trilogy (series, 1946-1959)
  13. Patricia A. McKillip, The Riddle-Master of Hed (Atheneum, 1976)
  14. L. Sprague de Camp & Fletcher Pratt, The Incomplete Enchanter (Henry Holt, 1941)
  15. Richard Adams, Watership Down (Rex Collings, 1972)
  16. Jack Vance, The Dying Earth (Hillman, 1950)
  17. Robert A. Heinlein, Glory Road (Putnam, 1963)
  18. Piers Anthony, A Spell for Chameleon (Del Rey, 1977)
  19. Bram Stoker, Dracula (Constable , 1897)
  20. L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (George Hill , 1900)
  21. John Myers Myers, Silverlock (Dutton, 1949)
  22. Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes (Simon & Schuster, 1962)
  23. Stephen King, The Stand (Doubleday, 1978)
  24. Anne McCaffrey, The White Dragon (Del Rey, 1978)
  25. Robert Silverberg, Lord Valentine's Castle (Harper & Row, 1980)
  26. C. S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia (series, 1950-1956)
  27. Stephen King, The Shining (Doubleday , 1977)
  28. Fritz Leiber, Conjure Wife (Twayne, 1953)
  29. E. R. Eddison, The Worm Ouroboros (Jonathan Cape, 1922)
  30. Katherine Kurtz, Deryni Rising (Ballantine, 1970)
  31. Andre Norton, Witch World (Ace , 1963)
  32. Stephen King, ' Salem's Lot (Doubleday, 1975)
  33. Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time (Farrar Straus Cudahy, 1962)

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