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Old 01-02-2013, 12:04 PM   #16
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Try David Dalglish's 'Half-Orc' series. Great stuff, there! (I think it would be considered hi-fantasy.)
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:18 PM   #17
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Try David Dalglish's 'Half-Orc' series. Great stuff, there! (I think it would be considered hi-fantasy.)
Seconded. All his stuff is great but the Half-Orcs series is just flat out, Dungeons and Dragons/Dragonlance style insanity. If you want paladins and ninjas fighting war gods and demons then this is the series for you.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:35 AM   #19
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Good questions

I have begin to write also

levels of magic similar to war and fighting

low magic like feudal- axes, spears, bows, catapults
higher - guns -like muskets, cannon
next modern WWI, WWII -modern guns, planes, submarines
next more modern and future -spaceship, atomic weapons, phasers

levels hard for most authors to maintain and keep straight

best writers give magic wielder limitations that cause
problems that must deal with
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:01 AM   #20
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I've not seen him post around these parts lately, but I enjoy Daniel Arenson. Firefly Island is awesome, and Eye of the Wizard is pretty good, with alot of comic relief if I remember, haven't checked out the 2nd book in the series though.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:33 AM   #21
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How about Delver Magic by Jeff Inlo

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Delve...rHNUf2iuiQ&r=2

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A rolling tremor passes through the land of Uton signaling a return of long absent magic as well as an ancient evil that accompanies it. Ryson Acumen, purebred delver, senses the changes and begins his explorations to discover the source behind the upheaval. In his investigations, he learns that legends he considered fables hold more truth than fantasy. The delver encounters elves and learns the Sphere of Ingar, a talisman that captured all magical energies long ago, is free from its tomb in Sanctum Mountain. As violent, evil creatures return to shred the very fabric of reality, the sphere gains awareness and chooses to spew corrupted magical energies to obliterate all life. The sphere must be destroyed, but it rests within Sanctum, a hollow mountain with a single path to its center. The way to the sphere remains defended by devices created long ago, forged by members of each race to thwart entry to the mountain's core. Those that wish to defeat the sphere must not only overcome these barriers, they must conquer the mistrust which has flourished during the long period of separation. Human, elf, dwarf, algor and delver must reunite to defeat the obstacles that now protect the sphere. Once inside Sanctum, representatives of each race face the secrets of the ages that once undone will change their lives forever.

I read the first three books a couple of years ago and enjoyed them.
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more low fantasy.
gritty fantasy applies
Black Company series (Glen Cook)
A Song of Ice and Fire series (George R.R. Martin)
Malazan Book of the Fallen series (Steven Erikson)
The Deed of Paksenarrion (Elizabeth Moon)
Prince of Nothing series (R. Scott Bakker)

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more the hard scifi
Dune (Frank Herbert)
Starship Troopers (Robert Heinlein)
Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
Foundation (Isaac Asimov)
Snow Crash (Neal Stephenson)

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As to horror
I'll skip this. Can't say I find any book horrorish?
They think differently so check the link if you want

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Just saw you are looking for new authors. Well these recommendations still stand if you wish for something more tested and tried.

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Old 01-11-2013, 03:52 PM   #23
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Have you thought of subscribing to one or more of the many magazines that publish new authors (as well as established). Fantasy is more limited (Fantasy & Science Fiction and Lightspeed are the two I'm most familiar with & like). I'm less of an SF fan, but there are definitely quite a few offerings (Dell has a number of well-regarded ones like Asimov's).

The earlier year's best anthologies suggestion is also a very good one.

Happy hunting, and let us know if you find any less-known gems!
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