I like this post a lot. For a long time, fantasy was dominated by C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Piers Anthony and “the boys.” Eventually, Bradley, Ursula K. LeGuin, and Anne McCaffrey changed the landscape. I think it could easily be argued that the most important, or at least most visible fantasy writers are now J.K. Rowling and Stephanie Meyers. Enjoy!