Some of these are out of print, but should be findable via used bookstores, Amazon.com, or Powells.com.
Best Paperback (Mostly) Fantasy Fiction Books You Probably Haven’t Read…Yet
slow to get started, but focuses a girl, a war, and a hawk. Extremely well-crafted
a miracle of originality, deep symbolism, and just plain fun.
a non-precious, very moving, cat-focused fantasy/adventure novel with a lot of Egyptian folklore thrown in
Fantastic Holmesian fantasy/adventure story by the co-creator of Twin Peaks. Excellent, but not too brutal or weird for weirdness’ sake
Splendid sci-fi about a girl making her way in a new society on a very interesting planet; feminist without being annoying or overt
Who D’Artagnan wishes he was. An exellent adventure from one of the world’s greatest living authors. Read The Fencing Master, too, an unrelated, but similar, tale.
Can’t decide if you want to read a fantasy or some science-fiction? Try this one–it’s both. Worth reading for the description of The Game, every game-lover’s Heaven, where you can play any game or sport known to humanity and then some.
Is it a murder mystery, a psychological thriller, or a cautionary tale for academics? In any case, it’s just plain interesting, well-written, and engrossing.