I wrote a post last week about my first fantasy introduction and in connection with it my latest poll question was to know if like me you were introduced by Tolkien (probably LOTR or The Hobbit).
Well I'm not the only talking about this. SF Signal asked this question to a list of panelists, i.e. a list of author including Bradon Sanderson, Ken Scholes, Patrick Rothfuss and David Anthony Durham to name of few and Pat from Pat Fantasy Hotlist.
Seems like Tolkien is among their first for a few of them but not always in a positive way. Interesting read.
Here's the link : SF Signal - MIND MELD: What Book Introduced You to Fantasy?