Sunday, July 23, 2006

Patricia A. McKillip

This post is about a favorite author of mine, Patricia A. McKillip.

A long time ago a writer put a fable down,
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld (Magic Carpet Books)
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld (The Forgotten Beasts of Eld (1974) (Winner, World Fantasy Award, Best Novel 1975). She had written The Thome of the Erril of Sherril the year before (and you can still find it buried in some university stacks -- that is how I found it), but The Forgotten Beasts of Eld was a major fantasy work at a time when there was really nothing like it.

Since then she has written many enchanting novels that reach deep, human themes.

The Riddle-master's Game (Fantasy Masterworks S.)
The Riddle-master's Game (Fantasy Masterworks S.) by
Patricia A. McKillip (Paperback - Jul 12, 2001) -- the closest
to classical fantasy that she has written;

and, one of my favorites:
The Changeling Sea (Firebird)
The Changeling Sea (Firebird) by Patricia A. McKillip (Mass Market Paperback - April 14, 2003)

I just wanted to share a bit about a favorite author of mine.

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Deborah said...

She was my FAVORITE fantasy writer. I haven't picked her up in 10 years -- time to check out _Changling Sea_ again.

tlc illustration said...

She's one of my favorites. As is Charles de Lint (urban fantasy). I also enjoy Orson Scott Card, Robin McKinley, Holly Black and Terri Windling....

John said...

I read Ombria in Shadow a year ago and loved it. I've been thinking about picking up the Riddle Master trilogy, but maybe I'll have to pick up Forgotten Beasts and Changeling Sea as well. Thanks for the recommendations!