TPCLP: Genre Fiction

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Key Terms

Bodice rippers (romance novels)
Tom Clancy
Dragonlance (fantasy)
William Gibson
Stephen King (horror)
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (see also: J.R.R. Tolkein)
C.S. Lewis (childrn’s fantasy/SF)
H.P. Lovecraft (horror)
Cthulu Mythos (horror)
The Narnia Chronicles
Neuromancer (SF) (See also: William Gibson)
The Harry Potter Series (children’s fantasy) (see also: J.K. Rowlings)
J.K. Rowlings
The novelization of Star Wars and Star Trek
Technothriller
J.R.R. Tolkein (fantasy)
Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan

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  • http://crankshaw.blogspot.com/ Donald S. Crankshaw

    Fantasy:
    Harry Potter
    Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time
    Dragonlance
    Science Fiction:
    The novelization of Star Wars and Star Trek
    Technothrillers:
    Tom Clancy

  • http://crankshaw.blogspot.com Donald S. Crankshaw

    Fantasy:
    Harry Potter
    Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time
    Dragonlance
    Science Fiction:
    The novelization of Star Wars and Star Trek
    Technothrillers:
    Tom Clancy

  • David Marcoe

    Horror: Lovecraft, Cthulu Mythos.

  • David Marcoe

    Horror: Lovecraft, Cthulu Mythos.

  • David Marcoe

    Again, this thing didn’t seem to post the first time.
    Horror: Lovecraft, Cthulu Mythos.
    Supernatural: Stephen King, especially his less known works, which takes him squarely out of horror. Madeline L’engle, for her widely read novels.
    Christian: C.S. Lewis, for the more “intellectual” corner of the genre. Any of the less known and more controversial authors. Frank E. Peretti (This Present Darkness) for a good feeling of contemporary works in the genre.
    Fantasy: Tolkein and C.S. Lewis, who give a very good feel of epic high fantasy.

  • David Marcoe

    Again, this thing didn’t seem to post the first time.
    Horror: Lovecraft, Cthulu Mythos.
    Supernatural: Stephen King, especially his less known works, which takes him squarely out of horror. Madeline L’engle, for her widely read novels.
    Christian: C.S. Lewis, for the more “intellectual” corner of the genre. Any of the less known and more controversial authors. Frank E. Peretti (This Present Darkness) for a good feeling of contemporary works in the genre.
    Fantasy: Tolkein and C.S. Lewis, who give a very good feel of epic high fantasy.

  • David Marcoe

    Again, this thing didn’t seem to post the first time (or the second time). Mabye a third time is a charm.
    Horror: Lovecraft, Cthulu Mythos.
    Supernatural: Stephen King, especially his less known works, which takes him squarely out of horror. Madeline L’engle, for her widely read novels.
    Christian: C.S. Lewis, for the more “intellectual” corner of the genre. Any of the less known and more controversial authors. Frank E. Peretti (This Present Darkness) for a good feeling of contemporary works in the genre.
    Fantasy: Tolkein and C.S. Lewis, who give a very good feel of epic high fantasy.

  • David Marcoe

    Again, this thing didn’t seem to post the first time (or the second time). Mabye a third time is a charm.
    Horror: Lovecraft, Cthulu Mythos.
    Supernatural: Stephen King, especially his less known works, which takes him squarely out of horror. Madeline L’engle, for her widely read novels.
    Christian: C.S. Lewis, for the more “intellectual” corner of the genre. Any of the less known and more controversial authors. Frank E. Peretti (This Present Darkness) for a good feeling of contemporary works in the genre.
    Fantasy: Tolkein and C.S. Lewis, who give a very good feel of epic high fantasy.

  • David Marcoe

    Dang it. Ok, Mozilla Firefox is acting up, forgive the multi-post.

  • David Marcoe

    Dang it. Ok, Mozilla Firefox is acting up, forgive the multi-post.

  • David

    Science Fiction: Robert A. Heinlein – waterbed, grok, TANSTAAFL. Isaac Asimov – robot.
    Chrisrian: The Left Behind series

  • David

    Science Fiction: Robert A. Heinlein – waterbed, grok, TANSTAAFL. Isaac Asimov – robot.
    Chrisrian: The Left Behind series