Martin Burns noted: [wrt Terry Pratchett] >>I'm not sure he'd class himself as 'literature' anyway. This is >>a bloke who laughingly disposes of all his drafting/pre-work at >>publication with a "So long suckers" to future literary critics... Heh. I didn't know that! Stylish, yet evil! I *like* that! ;-) >>He's certainly very *literate* Agreed! Anyone naming a primary character "Rincewind" certainly must be more than passingly acquainted with Brecht! >>*Please* don't go near L Ron Hubbard ;-) No worries. Tried that once. It didn't take ... and it won't happen again. [Congrats! I think you've just defined "hack writer".] > And it would seem quite unfair to mention epic literary fantasy worlds > and not mention Anne McCaffrey and 'Pern'. >>*Please* don't give Peter Jackson ideas for what to do after The Hobbit :-) Meh. Given enough time and the outtakes from his last effort, I figure he should be able to stitch together a complete 'Dragonlance'  saga in the editing room! RonL.  Great literature it's not. 'Epic' it certainly is! Has it hit 100 books yet? I probably still have 4 or 5 dozen of the boogers --- to be put up on eBay once I figure out where they have wandered off to. Blasted dark fantasy books. Always skulking about.