My days of reading literature are pretty much over. Now it's all about escapism for me. But, I do get tired of poor prose, weak plotting and all that comes with popular fiction. I've been reading a bunch of that stuff lately and I feel like I've eaten too much chocolate. Like errgh. No .. no more (at least, I need a reprieve). So, suggestions please for great fantasy writers, by which I don't necessarily mean, popular. Or great novels, or sequences of novels. Sci fi also welcome, as is horror. So you don't have to, I'll put Tolkien and George RR Martin out there first. ETA: Just picked up a faded old paperback of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire. She's good!