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Who Writes Like – Eastern Regional Libraries

Posted on 16 June 2009. Filed under: Interesting websites | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I found this fabulous website a while ago. It’s a part of the Eastern Regional Libraries website and can help you find new authors. Some lovely person has gone to the trouble of writing lists of who writes like who and has presented it here.

Here’s an example.

Authors like Terry Pratchett

Piers Anthony (Fantasy)
Alice Borchardt
Terry Brooks
Jim Butcher
Trudi Canavan
Cecilia Dart-Thornton
Charles De Lint
Stephen Donaldson (Fantasy)
Sara Douglass
Dave Duncan
David Eddings
Kate Elliott
Raymond E Feist
Jude Fisher
Maggie Furey
David Gemmell
Terry Goodkind
Robin Hobb
Ian Irvine
J V Jones
Robert Jordan
Guy Gavriel Kay
Patricia Kennealy-Morrison
Katharine Kerr
Mercedes Lackey
Tanith Lee
Juliet Marillier
George R R Martin
Julian May
Anne McCaffrey
L E Modesitt
Michael Moorcock
Caiseal Mor
Robert Rankin
Melanie Rawn
J R R Tolkien
Margaret Weis
Janny Wurts

I guarantee I chose the first author that came to mind, there are reasons it was Terry Pratchett which I’ll tell you about another time. I don’t necessarily agree with their choices, some of them are rather interesting and they don’t include a number of my other favourite authors but this is a big project so I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt and hoping they’ll catch up at some later stage.

Reading this list is interesting, though. My nephew raves about Mercedes Lackey and I’ve heard so much about Janny Wurts, Robin Hobb and Trudi Canavan that they’ve just moved up my to-read list. What I’m also finding interesting is that I’ve actually met two of them as well as Terry Pratchett.

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