Nobody's posted The Kingkiller Chronicle yet? It's an unfinished series with two books out: The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear. The author is Patrick Rothfuss. I'm actually of the opinion that the Kingkiller chronicle is better than ASOIAF. I also second the First Law reccomendation, it's an amazing series. Some lesser known good fantasy series: The Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett So far has two books, The Warded Man and The Desert Spear. Is based around a fntasy society that is constantly harried by demons, and three youths decide to fight back. ( I know it sounds a bit cliche, but I assure you it's not.) The Corvis Rebaine series by Ari Marmell Also two books, The Conqueror's Shadow and The Warlord's Legacy. It's a dark fantasy about a tyrannical warlord attempting to redeem himself on his old age. A ver good read. The Malazan Book of the Fallen and Prince of Nothing series are also very good, but hard to get into. As for SciFi, I'd recommend Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card. Both classics in the Sf genre.