10 Fantasy Authors to Read After ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’


“Winter is Coming,” say the Starks of Winterfell. Yet, if it’s The Winds of Winter we’re talking about, we have no goddamn clue when it’s actually going to get here. Yes, the long-awaited sixth entry in the beloved A Song of Ice and Fire series by the notorious George R. R. Martin is still off in a horizon that seems to grow farther away the closer we look at it. What can fans of the epic fantasy saga do? Cry? Complain about the changes “Game of Thrones” makes? No, my friends, keep reading! While I’m thrilled that GRRM has proved quality fantasy writing can be taken as seriously as any other fiction, it saddens me that a lot of other great fantasy writers are overlooked. So, in order to give us something to chew on while we wait for the next great addition to the the Game of Thrones universe, and to spread some love for the genre, I’ve compiled a list of 10 fantasy authors you should read after A Song of Ice and Fire.

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Alexander Suffolk is a 20-something living a hella cool life in California. His hobbies include complaining about how little he’s writing, missing college, judging his peers, and seeking validation for his life choices. His favorite video games often involve guns, magic, or both. He has a small shrine built to George R. R. Martin. He can’t tell if he wants to be Don Draper, Walter White, or Rick Grimes when he grows up. He believes the original “Star Wars” trilogy to be the best movies ever made, period, and he’s willing to fight you over that fact. To the death. With a lightsaber.
  • Great list! Very comprehensive

  • Sui Generis

    I will totally check out these books! Thanks!

  • Leticia83

    Hey, thanks for the great list! I’ve been trying to find some interesting books to read while waiting for Winds, so I’ll take a look at these!

  • bn100

    some interesting books listed