Appendix N

What follows is Gary Gygax’s Appendix N of Inspirational and Educational Reading with links to where you can purchase  the books (or download or read freely in some way).

I’ll try to keep this up to date. I am using links to the versions I’ve used, where possible. Of which, you’ll see that I try to obtain collections in hardcovers, special editions, or omnibus (where possible); so you may see that some prices may be crazy as they go out of print… sorry about that… check eBay or use this as a springboard to search for similar versions.

  • Anderson, Poul. THREE HEARTS AND THREE LIONS; THE HIGH CRUSADE; THE BROKEN SWORD
  • Bellairs, John. THE FACE IN THE FROST
  • Brackett, Leigh.
  • Brown, Fredric.
  • Burroughs, Edgar Rice. “Pellucidar” Series; Mars Series; Venus Series
  • Carter, Lin. “World’s End” Series
  • de Camp, L. Sprague. LEST DARKNESS FALL; FALLIBLE FIEND; et al.
  • de Camp & Pratt. “Harold Shea” Series; CARNELIAN CUBE
  • Derleth, August.
  • Dunsany, Lord.
  • Farmer, P. J. “The World of the Tiers” Series; et al.
  • Fox, Gardner. “Kothar” Series; “Kyrik” Series; et al.
  • Howard, R. E. “Conan” Series
  • Lanier, Sterling. HIERO’S JOURNEY
  • Leiber, Fritz. “Fafhrd & Gray Mouser” Series; et al.
  • Lovecraft, H. P.
  • Merritt, A. CREEP, SHADOW, CREEP; MOON POOL; DWELLERS IN THE MIRAGE; et al.
  • Moorcock, Michael. STORMBRINGER; STEALER OF SOULS; “Hawkmoon” Series (esp. the first three books)
  • Norton, Andre.
  • Offutt, Andrew J., editor SWORDS AGAINST DARKNESS III.
  • Pratt, Fletcher, BLUE STAR; et al.
  • Saberhagen, Fred. CHANGELING EARTH; et al.
  • St. Clair, Margaret. THE SHADOW PEOPLE; SIGN OF THE LABRYS
  • Tolkien, J. R. R. THE HOBBIT; “Ring Trilogy”
  • Vance, Jack. THE EYES OF THE OVERWORLD; THE DYING EARTH; et al.
  • Weinbaum, Stanley.
  • Wellman, Manly Wade.
  • Williamson, Jack.
  • Zelazny, Roger. JACK OF SHADOWS; “Amber” Series; et al.

It’s often mentioned that Gygax somehow “forgot” to list Clark Ashton Smith on this list. So, I list the following links here: 1 2 3 4 5