Dark Fantasy

  • Kelley Armstrong -- Women of the Underworld (Bitten)
  • Clive Barker -- The Great and Secret Show
  • Clive Barker -- Weaveworld
  • Anne Bishop -- Black Jewels Trilogy (Daughter of the Blood)
  • K.J. Bishop -- The Etched City
  • James P. Blaylock -- All the Bells on Earth
  • Ray Bradbury -- Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Jim Butcher -- Dresden Files series (Storm Front)
  • James Clemens -- The Banned and the Banished (Wi’tch World)
  • Glen Cook -- The Black Company
  • Mark Z. Danielewski -- House of Leaves
  • Stephen R. Donaldson -- The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (Lord Foul’s Bane)
  • Sara Douglass -- The Crucible series (The Nameless Day)
  • Lynn Flewelling -- Tamir trilogy (The Bone Doll’s Twin)
  • C.S. Friedman -- Coldfire Trilogy (Black Sun Rising)
  • Neil Gaiman -- Neverwhere
  • Neil Gaiman -- Sandman series
  • Christopher Golden -- The Nimble Man
  • Christopher Golden -- Shadow saga
  • Lisa Goldstein -- The Alchemist’s Door
  • Ian Graham -- Monument
  • Elizabeth Hand -- Waking the Moon
  • Kim Harrison -- Dead Witch Walking
  • Barb & J.C. Hendee -- Dhampir series
  • Tanya Huff -- Keeper’s Chronicles (Summon the Keeper)
  • Graham Joyce -- Requiem
  • Graham Joyce -- The Tooth Fairy
  • Stephen King -- The Dark Tower (The Gunslinger)
  • E.E. Knight -- Vampire Earth series (The Way of the Wolf)
  • Dean Koontz -- Watchers
  • Elizabeth Kostova -- The Historian
  • Katherine Kurtz & Deborah Turner Harris -- The Adept series (The Adept)
  • M. John Harrison -- The Course of the Heart
  • Tanith Lee -- Secret Books of Paradys (Book of the Damned)
  • H.P. Lovecraft -- any book
  • Brian Lumley -- Necroscope series (Necroscope)
  • George R.R. Martin -- Fevre Dream
  • Robert R. McCammon -- Swan Song
  • Robert R. McCammon -- Boy’s Life
  • Patricia McKillip -- In the Forests of Serre
  • China Mieville -- Perdido Street Station
  • Michael Moorcock -- Elric saga
  • Garth Nix -- Abhorsen series (Sabriel)
  • Mervyn Peake -- Gormenghast Trilogy (Titus Groan)
  • Tim Powers -- Expiration Date
  • Lucius Shepard -- A Handbook of American Prayer
  • Dan Simmons -- The Hollow Man
  • S.P. Somtow -- Riverrun Trilogy
  • Gene Wolfe -- New Sun series (Shadow & Claw)
  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro -- Saint-Germain series (Hotel Transylvania)