TOTAL NUMBER OF RECOMMENDATIONS PER AUTHOR

Following are the authors with recommendations from 5 or more of those sending in lists and their total number of recommendations (as of 3/6/99). Do note that David Eddings' position in the number one spot is more a comment on the nature of the List rather than on his literary talent. The List was originally created in the alt.fan.eddings newsgroup and Eddings became, by default, the common touchstone for all the recommenders.

     Eddings, David. . . . . . .157
     Feist, Raymond. . . . . . . 75
     Jordan, Robert. . . . . . . 74
     Tolkien, J.R.R. . . . . . . 70
     Donaldson, Stephen. . . . . 60
     Brooks, Terry . . . . . . . 51
     Pratchett, Terry. . . . . . 49
     Williams, Tad . . . . . . . 43
     McCaffrey, Anne . . . . . . 41
     Kay, Guy Gavriel. . . . . . 40
     Weis & Hickman. . . . . . . 40
     Kerr, Katharine . . . . . . 33
     Lackey, Mercedes. . . . . . 32
     Kurtz, Katherine. . . . . . 31
     Le Guin, Ursula . . . . . . 29
     Rawn, Melanie . . . . . . . 28
     Lewis, C.S. . . . . . . . . 27
     Zelazny, Roger. . . . . . . 25
     May, Julian . . . . . . . . 23
     Brust, Steven . . . . . . . 21
     Hambly, Barbara . . . . . . 21
     Moorcock, Michael . . . . . 21
     Gemmell, David. . . . . . . 20
     Alexander, Lloyd. . . . . . 19
     Bradley, Marian Zimmer. . . 19
     Duncan, Dave. . . . . . . . 19
     McKillip, Patricia. . . . . 18
     Wurts, Janny. . . . . . . . 18
     Anthony, Piers. . . . . . . 17
     Cooper, Susan . . . . . . . 17
     de Lint, Charles. . . . . . 17
     Salvatore, R.A. . . . . . . 17
     Asprin, Robert. . . . . . . 16
     Beagle, Peter . . . . . . . 14
     Cherryh, C.J. . . . . . . . 14
     Goodkind, Terry . . . . . . 13
     Card, Orson Scott . . . . . 12
     McKinley, Robin . . . . . . 12
     Cook, Glen. . . . . . . . . 11
     Lawhead, Stephen. . . . . . 11
     Roberson, Jennifer. . . . . 11
     Tepper, Sheri . . . . . . . 11
     Vance, Jack . . . . . . . . 11
     Wells, Angus. . . . . . . . 11
     de Camp, L. Sprague . . . . 10
     Friedman, C.S.. . . . . . . 10
     Hobb, Robin . . . . . . . . 10
     MacAvoy, R.A. . . . . . . . 10
     Modesitt, L.E.. . . . . . . 10
     Moon, Elizabeth . . . . . . 10
     Wrede, Patricia . . . . . . 10
     Cook, Hugh. . . . . . . . . .9
     Foster, Alan Dean . . . . . .9
     Hughart, Barry. . . . . . . .9
     Rice, Ann . . . . . . . . . .9
     Saberhagen, Fred. . . . . . .9
     Carroll, Lewis. . . . . . . .8
     Edgerton, Teresa. . . . . . .8
     Goldman, William. . . . . . .8
     Jones, Diana Wynne. . . . . .8
     King, Stephen . . . . . . . .8
     Norton, Andre . . . . . . . .8
     Powers, Tim . . . . . . . . .8
     Stasheff, Christopher . . . .8
     Tarr, Judith. . . . . . . . .8
     Taylor, Roger . . . . . . . .8
     Watt-Evans, Lawrence. . . . .8
     Wolfe, Gene . . . . . . . . .8
     Eisenstein, Phyllis . . . . .7
     Green, Simon. . . . . . . . .7
     Leiber, Fritz . . . . . . . .7
     McKiernan, Dennis . . . . . .7
     Reichart, Mickey Zucker . . .7
     Rohan, Michael. . . . . . . .7
     Rosenberg, Joel . . . . . . .7
     White, T.H. . . . . . . . . .7
     Bradbury, Ray . . . . . . . .6
     Bull, Emma. . . . . . . . . .6
     Cooper, Louise. . . . . . . .6
     Dean, Pamela. . . . . . . . .6
     Dunsany, Lord . . . . . . . .6
     Duane, Diane. . . . . . . . .6
     Garner, Alan. . . . . . . . .6
     Hodgell, P.C. . . . . . . . .6
     Jacques, Brian. . . . . . . .6
     Russell, Sean . . . . . . . .6
     Wylie, Jonathan . . . . . . .6


All of the other authors currently on the list (and there's a lot of 'em) have less than 6 recommendations.




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