Conan drops the F-bomb: fantasy books for adults
June 23, 2010 7:24 PM Subscribe
I am looking for fantasy (as in, swords and sorcery, dragons, etc) books written for adults.
posted by Forktine to media & arts (67 answers total) 129 users marked this as a favorite
Yes, I am looking for knights who say fuck
Since my earlier sci-fi for grownups question
got me such amazing answers, I am hoping to repeat it for a related variety of genre fiction. Like I said there, I am looking for books that contained sex (and not always nice sex), violence (ditto), and big-picture ideas about society, as well as being well enough written to blur the line between genre fiction and "real" literature.
Just this time with more swords and fewer spaceships.
I have read George RR Martin's books, Morgan's The Steel Remains
, Bradley's Avalon
, Stephen Donaldson's books, and some early Piers Anthony books that were surprisingly raunchy.
I'm not looking for jokey books like Terry Pratchet or pretty much anything with a pun in the title. I'm not a fan of Neil/Neal Gaiman & Stephenson. Series and stand-alone suggestions are equally welcome; ditto new releases and old classics.