Top 100 Modern Fantasy Novels

Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels written by David Pringle, and here is his list of the top 100 modern fantasy, Enjoy

1. Titus Groan, Mervyn Peake (1946)
2. The Book of Ptath, A. E. van Vogt (1947)
3. The Well of the Unicorn, Fletcher Pratt (1948)
4. Darker Than You Think, Jack Williamson (1948)
5. Seven Days in New Crete AKA Watch the North Wind Rise, Robert Graves (1949)
6. Silverlock, John Myers Myers (1949)
7. The Castle of Iron, L. Sprague de Camp, Fletcher Pratt (1950)
8. Conan the Conqueror, Robert E. Howard (1950)
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis (1950)
10. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake (1950)
11. The Dying Earth, Jack Vance (1950)
12. The Sound of His Horn, Sarban (1952)
13. Conjure Wife, Fritz Leiber (1953)
14. The Sinful Ones, Fritz Leiber (1953)
15. The Broken Sword, Poul Anderson (1954)
16. The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien (1954–55)
17. Pincher Martin, William Golding (1956)
18. The Shrinking Man, Richard Matheson (1956)
19. Dandelion Wine, Ray Bradbury (1957)
20. The Once and Future King, T. H. White (1958)
21. The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag, Robert A. Heinlein (1959)
22. The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson (1959)
23. Titus Alone, Mervyn Peake (1959)
24. A Fine and Private Place, Peter S. Beagle (1960)
25. Three Hearts and Three Lions, Poul Anderson (1961)
26. The Girl, the Gold Watch, and Everything, John D. MacDonald (1962)
27. Glory Road, Robert A. Heinlein (1963)
28. Witch World, Andre Norton (1963)
29. The Magus, John Fowles (1965)
30. Stormbringer, Michael Moorcock (1965)
31. The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon (1966)
32. Day of the Minotaur, Thomas Burnett Swann (1966)
33. The Eyes of the Overworld, Jack Vance (1966)
34. The Owl Service, Alan Garner (1967)
35. Rosemary’s Baby, Ira Levin (1967)
36. The Third Policeman, Flann O’Brien (1967)
37. Gog, Andrew Sinclair (1967)
38. The Last Unicorn, Peter S. Beagle (1968)
39. A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin (1968)
40. The Swords of Lankhmar, Fritz Leiber (1968)
41. Black Easter and The Day After Judgment, James Blish (1968, 1971)
42. The Green Man, Kingsley Amis (1969)
43. The Phoenix and the Mirror, Avram Davidson (1969)
44. A Feast Unknown, Philip Jose Farmer (1969)
45. Fourth Mansions, R. A. Lafferty (1969)
46. Red Moon and Black Mountain, Joy Chant (1970)
47. Time and Again, Jack Finney (1970)
48. Grendel, John Gardner (1971)
49. Briefing for a Descent into Hell, Doris Lessing (1971)
50. Jack of Shadows, Roger Zelazny (1971)
51. Watership Down, Richard Adams (1972)
52. The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman, Angela Carter (1972)
53. Sweet Dreams, Michael Frayn (1973)
54. The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, Patricia A. McKillip (1974)
55. Salem’s Lot, Stephen King (1975)
56. The Great Victorian Collection, Brian Moore (1975)
57. Grimus, Salman Rushdie (1975)
58. Peace, Gene Wolfe (1975)
59. The Malacia Tapestry, Brian Aldiss (1976)
60. The Dragon and the George, Gordon R. Dickson (1976)
61. Hotel de Dream, Emma Tennant (1976)
62. The Passion of New Eve, Angela Carter (1977)
63. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever, Volume 1: Lord Foul’s Bane, Stephen R. Donaldson (1977)
64. The Shining, Stephen King (1977)
65. Fata Morgana, William Kotzwinkle (1977)
66. Our Lady of Darkness, Fritz Leiber (1977)
67. Gloriana, Michael Moorcock (1978)
68. The Unlimited Dream Company, J. G. Ballard (1979)
69. Sorcerer’s Son, Phyllis Eisenstein (1979)
70. The Land of Laughs, Jonathan Carroll (1980)
71. The Vampire Tapestry, Suzy McKee Charnas (1980)
72. A Storm of Wings, M. John Harrison (1980)
73. White Light, Rudy Rucker (1980)
74. Ariosto, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (1980)
75. Cities of the Red Night, William S. Burroughs (1981)
76. Little, Big, John Crowley (1981)
77. Lanark, Alasdair Gray (1981)
78. The War Hound and the World’s Pain, Michael Moorcock (1981)
79. Nifft the Lean, Michael Shea (1982)
80. Winter’s Tale, Mark Helprin (1983)
81. Soul Eater, K. W. Jeter (1983)
82. Tea with the Black Dragon, R. A. MacAvoy (1983)
83. Cold Heaven, Brian Moore (1983)
84. The Anubis Gates, Tim Powers (1983))
85. Who Made Stevie Crye?, Michael Bishop (1984)
86. The Digging Leviathan, James P. Blaylock (1984)
87. Nights at the Circus, Angela Carter (1984)
88. The Businessman: A Tale of Terror, Thomas M. Disch (1984)
89. Mythago Wood, Robert Holdstock (1984)
90. The Glamour, Christopher Priest (1984)
91. The Witches of Eastwick, John Updike (1984)
92. Hawksmoor, Peter Ackroyd (1985)
93. The Dream Years, Lisa Goldstein (1985)
94. The Fionavar Tapestry, Guy Gavriel Kay (1985–87)
95. The Bridge, Iain Banks (1986)
96. The Hungry Moon, Ramsey Campbell (1986)
97. Replay, Ken Grimwood (1986)
98. The Unconquered Country, Geoff Ryman (1986)
99. The Day of Creation, J. G. Ballard (1987)
100. Aegypt, John Crowley (1987)

Eric

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