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    Kelewan and Midkemia (Feist),
    Amber (Zelzany), of course
    The multiverse of the "Elric of Melniboné" and Hawkmoon series (Michael Moorcock)
    The whole Hyperion / Endymion universe, even if it's not really a "fantasy world" (Simmons)
    And the Discworld , awesomely crazy (Pratchett)

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    Definitely, for me, the world of Malaz (Steven Erikson and Ian Esselmont series of books) is the most impressive, coherent, vibrant and exciting fantasy world ever described. I'm a big fan of Tolkien, but I rate The book of the Fallen even higher. The first step (Gardens of the Moon) may seem difficult, but the reward woth the effort once you've fallen in.
    Otherwise, The 7 kingdoms (Iron Throne) is a must and of course Dune. Purists will say it's not "fantasy" but it's an incredible imaginary world.

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    middle earth

    world of warcraft

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    All these mentions of Greyhawk, Faerun, and even Dragonlance, but not one reference to the most interesting D&D settings of all: Ebberon and Dark Sun.
    I'd have to join the votes for Middle Earth, Westeros and the Warhammer world too.

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    As far as D&D settings go, I'd say Eberron and Athas (Dark Sun). I do like Paizo's Golarion (Pathfinder) as well. I haven't read a lot of fantasy literature but Middle Earth wins my vote there. Narnia is a close, fantastic, second.

    On the science-fiction front, if we can go there, I'd say my favorite are, in order: 1) Herbert's Dune universe, 2) Marc Miller's Traveller (3i or earlier periods), 3) Niven's Known Universe, 4) Asimov's Foundation, 5) Lucas' Star Wars universe, 6) GW's 40k universe.

    So. Yeah. I guess I'm more about SF than fantasy.
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    From all the fantasy books I've read, or those I know things about, the top five are, in order:
    1) Arda (Lord of the Rings);
    2) Westeros (A song of ice and fire);
    3) Hyboria (Conan);
    4) Eberron (D&D);
    5) Narnia;

    I also find pretty interesting the Dark Tower series world, even though it's kind of confusing sometimes - and steampunk, or something near by.
    Last edited by Beoner; 02-26-2013 at 11:12 AM. Reason: grammar mistake

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    nice to see Athas get some love as i think its one of the most intersting D&D/rpg worlds. the ecologial themes and the dragon-sorcerers make it stand-out against most other D&D worlds.

    I'd probably have to choose:
    • the worlds of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos (if that counts),
    • Jack Vance's Dying Earth
    • Frank Herbert's Dune
    • Robert E. Howard's Hyboria
    • D&D's Planescape and Dark Sun


    add them together and (hopefully) you get the type of world i'd create myself
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    Some of those which are already been mentioned and another one (don"t think it has been mentioned here) that always pleased me : Lankhmar from Fritz Leiber.
    Last edited by - Max -; 02-26-2013 at 01:05 PM.

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    Oh, yeah, glad you mentioned Planescape. I hadn't thought of it as a "world" but I guess it should be. It's one of my favorites.
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