If I could find a game that portrayed my ideal fantasy fiction, it would make me quite happy. Let's give a list of the books that I would want as inspiration, my very own Appendix N, if you will:
Asprin, Robert, et al. - Thieves' World series
Burroughs, Edgar Rice - Barsoom series, Venus series
Cherryh, C.J. - THE DREAMING TREE
Herbert, Frank - Dune series
Holdstock, Robert - Mythago Wood series
Howard Robert E. - Conan series, Solomon Kane series, et al.
King, Stephen - Dark Tower series
L'Amour, Louis - THE WALKING DRUM
Lee, Tanith - Flat Earth series, Birthgrave trilogy, et al.
Llewellyn, Morgan - DRUIDS, RED BRANCH, et al.
Lovecraft, H.P. - THE DREAM-QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH, et al.
Martin, George R.R. - A Song of Ice and Fire series
Sabatini, Rafael - CAPTAIN BLOOD, THE SEA-HAWK, et al.
Tolkien, J.R.R. - Middle-Earth series
Tremayne, Peter - Sister Fidelma series, RAVENMOON
Edit on 24 April to add authors I forgot the first time around:
Erikson, Steven - Malazan Book of the Fallen series
Leiber, Fritz - Fafhrd and Grey Mouser series
Shea, Robert - ALL THINGS ARE LIGHTS, SHIKE, THE SARACEN
Smith, Clark Ashton - Averoigne series, Hyperborea series, Zothique series, et al.
Tierney, Richard L. - Simon of Gitta series
Vance, Jack - Dying Earth series, Lyonesse trilogy, et al.