Hi Guys: I've just been reading an interview by GRRM, within which he mentions (and praises) Michael Chabon. He cites Chabon in the context of arguing that fantasy books are more than able to show high literary standards. What views do people have of Chabon? Personally, in terms of fantasy authors who reach a high "literary standard" my pick would probably be Guy Gavriel Kay. Although honestly, my priority is great characters, a believable world, and ideally some heroism and romance; I don't want any literary pretensions getting in the way of that! Coragem.