my favorite SF Author is L Niven. i liked his 'Ringworld.' i used to like F Herbert\'Dune' though not so much these-days .... i like J Pournelle, and Ursula LeGuin, too. and A C Clarke. i dont get to read a lot these days kronides, as i have strong Diabetes, and my left-eye is not too-good. i liked Ursula LeGuin's: 'The Dispossessed' though; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dispossessed i like: 'Hard SF' Literature. [defined as: category of science fiction characterised by an emphasis on scientific or technical detail, or on scientific accuracy, or on both.] ... generally im "a geek" for anythin' SF _ [Trekky, StarGate SG-1, The Day The Earth Stood Still. u know, iv never seen any of the StarWars !!] R A Heinlein is a "master" as well. though he's dead now _ he's another favorite. not really into: Harry Potter, & Lord Of The Rings ! iv read all of the Tolkien-books i think ..