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Which 1s The Best Fantasy World ???
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Poll: Which 1s The Best Fantasy World ???
NARNIA - C.S Lewis []==||=========>
Harry potter universe - J.K Rowling +_+
Percy Jackson world - Rick Riordan |o_O|
Westeros (Game Of Thrones) - George R.R Martin |\/\/|
The Sword Of Truth worlds - Terry Goodkind XD
The Star Wars Universe - George Lucas {]=O=][==========
The Elder Scrolls (TAMRIEL) - Bethesda Game Studio ##------>
The Star Trek universe - Gene Roddenberry
Marvel Universe - Martin Goodman , Stan lee ... | | |
DC universe - Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson |\__/|
Warcraft or lineage MMORPG universe
The Only Fantasy Universe Is The Middle-Earth !!! O
None Above :((((( !!!
♫ I Don't Care , I Lov It ♫ !!!
and almost forgot !The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L Frank Baum
View Results (57 votes)

The Shire

Aug 17 2013, 5:13pm

Post #1 of 26 (601 views)
Which 1s The Best Fantasy World ??? Can't Post

Which one of this fantasy worlds do you think is the best ? After Middle-earth of course WinkTongue


Aug 17 2013, 5:44pm

Post #2 of 26 (413 views)
The Elder Scrolls! [In reply to] Can't Post

I LOVE the Elder Scrolls series! Best video games of all time! I would put Star Wars close after that though.

The Shire

Aug 17 2013, 6:44pm

Post #3 of 26 (415 views)
For me... [In reply to] Can't Post

it would be Narnia, although I'd dearly love to visit ERB's Barsoom (Mars).

Grey Havens

Aug 17 2013, 9:00pm

Post #4 of 26 (390 views)
Heinlein's Future History [In reply to] Can't Post

That way I get them all.


Aug 17 2013, 9:28pm

Post #5 of 26 (378 views)
What? Only one? [In reply to] Can't Post

On any particular day, I might say:

- The World of Two Moons (ElfQuest)
- Fritz Lieber's Nehwon
- Tolkien's Middle-earth
- Le Guin's Earthsea
- The Forgotten Realms
- Roger Zelazny's Amber and its Shadows
- Robert E. Howard's Hyborian Age
- Thieve's World's Sancuary

or any of another half-dozen imaginary places/universes.


Aug 17 2013, 10:54pm

Post #6 of 26 (387 views)
Well After Middle Earth its a tie for me between: [In reply to] Can't Post

Tamriel (Elder Scrolls)
Hyrule (The Legend of Zelda-purely because I LOVE Ocarina of Time)
The Imperium of Man Warhammer 40,000-I don't play the game or collect the models (anymore) but I love the themes and settings (and storylines) in some of the spin of fiction, and the in game universe is impressively detailed for a tabletop strategy model game-10,000 years of history and a Million worlds barely explored.
Star Wars for obvious reasons.

I haven't read much of the series so far but Garth Nix's The Keys to The Kingdom is rather original.

Werde Spinner

Aug 18 2013, 2:35am

Post #7 of 26 (367 views)
I voted for Middle-earth... [In reply to] Can't Post

although I do have an unhealthy love of Percy Jackson and in fact anything in that universe written by Rick Riordan. Can't help it, they're so funny. Laugh


Aug 18 2013, 2:39am

Post #8 of 26 (378 views)
Middle Earth is still #1 [In reply to] Can't Post

No one else except Forgotton Realms has anything even close as far as lands, language, culture, and history.

The ones I like not in any order are:
Star Wars
Star Trek
Forgotten Realms
David Eddings Elenium and Belgariad settings
Robert E Howard's Hyperborea/Conan
Fritz Lieber's Newhon
Terry Brooks Shanarra setting
Greyhawk's Oerth
Warhammer Fantasy roleplay setting

(This post was edited by Yngwulff on Aug 18 2013, 2:40am)


Aug 18 2013, 11:17am

Post #9 of 26 (361 views)
WHAT...? [In reply to] Can't Post

... NO MENTION OF "RANDLAND"? Aka the World of Robert Jordan's much-beloved "Wheel of Time" series????


Aug 19 2013, 8:00am

Post #10 of 26 (331 views)
I don't know about "best" [In reply to] Can't Post

But I'm partial to:

Tamriel (Elder Scrolls)

And a host of others that I can't remember.

Cuwen Maegmacil

Aug 19 2013, 7:19pm

Post #11 of 26 (323 views)
Middle-Earth of course!!! :D [In reply to] Can't Post

But if not M.E. then either Star Wars or Marvel. I loved the Batman movies, but I don't think that would persuade me to vote for D.C.


Aug 19 2013, 7:23pm

Post #12 of 26 (326 views)
The one in my head. / [In reply to] Can't Post



Aug 20 2013, 3:05pm

Post #13 of 26 (317 views)
the one I'd love to visit is Earthsea [In reply to] Can't Post

LeGuin has made a world just as interesting and varied as Middle-earth; I'd love to sail around the Archipelago.


Aug 20 2013, 7:46pm

Post #14 of 26 (301 views)
Harry Potter [In reply to] Can't Post

If I have to chose one to live, Harry Potter

Fredeghar Wayfarer

Aug 20 2013, 9:17pm

Post #15 of 26 (295 views)
Middle-earth [In reply to] Can't Post

Really, on a website like this, are you expecting another result? Wink

In terms of other favorites, I love Prydain (Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander), Hyboria (Conan by Robert E. Howard), Arthurian Britain, and the Star Wars Universe.

As a comics fan, I'm a huge fan of the DC Universe, which I think has the best variety of characters and genres (superheroes, mystics, metahumans, aliens, robots, adult fantasy and horror comics, sci-fi, westerns, etc.). I like the Marvel Universe too but they're much more superhero-focused and their characters aren't as diverse to me as DC's.

Middle-earth is still #1 above all of them though.


Aug 21 2013, 1:49am

Post #16 of 26 (293 views)
Well, 'other' i choose. [In reply to] Can't Post

Being that i have not experienced the Earth-Sea Saga (which is highly recommended) i thought the Avatar world of Pandora fascinating. The way of life and the tangible connect of/to all life i found most interesting. To fly and ride like that is something i could love. And then there are the trees.Smile


Aug 21 2013, 4:51pm

Post #17 of 26 (278 views)
I voted Moddle-earth of course [In reply to] Can't Post

But the Star wars universe is really like a second home and the Enterprise will always hold a special place.


Aug 21 2013, 6:25pm

Post #18 of 26 (273 views)
ME, but a close second place would be... [In reply to] Can't Post

Harry Potter Universe. 3 words: Quidditch World Cup

Tol Eressea

Aug 28 2013, 12:25am

Post #19 of 26 (260 views)
Best? [In reply to] Can't Post

I think the answer is highly dependent on how we define "best." Most fully developed world created by one man? Middle Earth, no contest. Most amazing high adventure and excitement? Star Wars. Most reasonably hopeful vision of mankind? Star Trek. Most accessible spiritual realm for children? Narnia.

Werde Spinner

Aug 28 2013, 3:25pm

Post #20 of 26 (249 views)
This is an excellent point! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm usually the type to question what is meant by 'best'. However, in stories I really appreciate world-building, which is probably why I went with Middle-earth. Also, ever since I read "The Philosophy of Tolkien" by Peter Kreeft and realized how much the world-outlook and life-outlook of Middle-earth agree with mine, it just seems to be the place that fits my heart the most.

I must second your votes for Star Wars, Star Trek, and Narnia, though. They are all amazing universes and it's hard to pick a favorite when they're all loved so much. Smile


Aug 29 2013, 3:48am

Post #21 of 26 (269 views)
Same here [In reply to] Can't Post

I have my own fantasy universe, thank you very much, second only to Middle Earth Wink


Sep 5 2013, 4:34pm

Post #22 of 26 (253 views)
Best Fantasy world [In reply to] Can't Post

Geez, how can one make a choice ?

First of all I want to make a clarification, Star Trek cannot be considered a ''Fantasy'' world, it's pure Science-Fiction.

As for my choice, of course I've been introduced to Fantasy with Harry Potter and LOTR. They hold a special place in my geeky heart. Later on I've explored Star Wars and Star Trek and now I am in Westeros, I've juts started to read A Song Of Ice and Fire. I would say that ASOIAF is starting to make itselft a special place in my geeky tastes as well.

Can I really choose? I do not think so. All my life these interest has been come and go, I've explored various imaginary world wether it's a magic school, in a medieval style with Hobbits, Elves and Dwarves or in space.

There all dear to me in their own fashion. But Tolkien's world and AOIAF by Martin now prevail. Would it be so in 10 years? i do not know but as it stand today, that's what it is.

(This post was edited by sam90 on Sep 5 2013, 4:35pm)

Werde Spinner

Sep 5 2013, 9:30pm

Post #23 of 26 (213 views)
Hmm, really? [In reply to] Can't Post

I find that sometimes the lines between science-fiction and fantasy can become quite blurred. It doesn't help when the 'science' that's in the sci-fi doesn't actually work that way in real life. Granted, it's got better since the days when superheroes (and you can debate whether those are sci-fi or fantasy, since I'm not sure myself) got their powers from accidents in chemical labs... oh, wait, they still do. *headbang*

Sometimes I think when a character says, "It works because of science," they could insert 'magic' for 'science' and it would mean exactly the same thing. Authors aren't generally known for having good math skills, and scientists aren't generally known for having good writing skills.

That being said, when I find I sci-fi story that gets its science right, I am delighted. Smile

Ah, well, Clarke's Law.

Tol Eressea

Sep 5 2013, 11:44pm

Post #24 of 26 (210 views)
Of course Clarke's Law. [In reply to] Can't Post

In Reply To
scientists aren't generally known for having good writing skills.

That being said, when I find I sci-fi story that gets its science right, I am delighted. Smile

Ah, well, Clarke's Law.

Because Clarke was the scientist known for having good writing skills.


Sep 6 2013, 7:19am

Post #25 of 26 (195 views)
Middle-earth is the only fantasy world that ever completely drew me in... [In reply to] Can't Post

and made me feel like the place was real and with a real history. So, I can't vote for anyplace else.

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