Authors who never miss for you

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  1. Andols

    Andols I like stories

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    For me Dan Simmons without a doubt.

    I like everything he ever wrote.
     
  2. Wrath

    Wrath Fantaphile

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    So far for me: Vinge & Scalzi but then I have teh habit of not readind too many books by the same authers. Not by intent but by chance.
     
  3. AuntiePam

    AuntiePam Cranky old broad

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    I've read and enjoyed at least five books by these authors --

    George R. R. Martin
    Pat Barker (WWI and British working class novels)
    Owen Parry (Civil War mystery series)
    Don Robertson (Civil War and present day novels)
    Larry Watson (sorta southern gothic)
    Ron Hansen (two great westerns and some gen fic)
    Charles Dickinson (one kick-ass time travel story and some gen fic)
    David L. Martin (with the exception of Facing Rushmore)
    Stephen King
    Joe Lansdale (especially the Hap and Leonard books)
    Margaret Laurence (the Manawaka novels)
    Steven Erikson
    Dan Simmons (but I couldn't finish A Winter Haunting)
    Larry McMurtry (although I thought the Berrybender series was a bit too silly)
    Peter Straub (except for Mr. X -- still haven't gotten through that one)
     
  4. Monty Mike

    Monty Mike Journalist

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    My experience of Philip K. Dick and Haruki Murakami has been pretty stainless so far.
     
  5. Severn

    Severn boss of several cats...

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    Anna Quindlen

    Camilla Gibb

    Barbara Kingsolver

    Jim Crace

    Ben Okri



    Fantasy Stuff:

    Sarah Zettel

    Robin Hobb

    Patricia McKillip

    Tanith Lee


    that's all I can think of right now...
     
  6. Evil Agent

    Evil Agent Saturn Comes Back Around

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    J.R.R. Tolkien
    George R. R. Martin
    Robin Hobb
    Steven Erikson
     
  7. Rob B

    Rob B \m/ BEER \m/ Staff Member

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    Robin Hobb, up until Forest Mage, but that's another story.

    Matthew Stover
    Jeffrey Ford
    Neil Gaiman
    Steven Erikson
    George R. R. Martin
    J.R.R. Tolkien
     
  8. Andols

    Andols I like stories

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    Gaiman would be on my list if it wasnt for anansi boys.
     
  9. wook-bot5000

    wook-bot5000 Lord Ubergoat

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    For me its Ray Bradbury.
    The Man is a treasure. And his ability to transcend genres is amazing.
    I think he is not human.
     
  10. Andols

    Andols I like stories

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    I think Dan SImmons is the best multi genre author. I wish we would attempt some fantasy.
     
  11. catsrule1

    catsrule1 Registered User

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    James Rollins and Clive Cussler for adventure novels
    Alexander Kent for Naval Fiction
     
  12. randar23rhenn

    randar23rhenn New Member

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    Orson Scott Card... I've never read a book by him that I didn't enjoy immensely.

    Same for Ben Bova and Iain M. Banks
     
  13. cullen crusader

    cullen crusader vampire dazzler

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    for me :

    Alex Kava ( i love the Maggie O'Dell character)
    Stephenie Meyer
    Kelley Armstrong
    John Marsden
    Isobelle Carmody
    Alison Croggon
    James Patterson (maximum ride books)
    Michael Pryor
    :D

    all the books that i have read from these athours are excellent
     
  14. Clarkesworld

    Clarkesworld Publisher & Editor

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    Tim Powers and James Blaylock are always good for me.
     
  15. Fallen-Petals

    Fallen-Petals Feel the sun :D

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    I love reading books by:

    Stephanie Meyer
    Alison Croggon
    Jk Rowling
    Kenvin Crossley-Holland
    Celia Rees
     
  16. xvart

    xvart read and find out

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    John Sandford. I love his Prey novels, and there has only been one that I would prefer never to read again.

    xvart.
     
  17. Fantasyeatergal

    Fantasyeatergal I didn't do it!

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    Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt is a genuis!

    ...

    I've got nothing else to say... :rolleyes:
     
  18. Fantasyeatergal

    Fantasyeatergal I didn't do it!

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    Alright, one more thing to say... Bernard Werber is a genuis too!
     
  19. Callamai

    Callamai Aspiring Writer XD

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    For me!? I'd say;

    Ronald Dahl (I loved his stories when I was younger! I still read them now!)

    Alison Croggon (By far, one of the best fantasy novelist and poets during this day and age)

    Bryce Courtenay (Most of his stories are recollections of true events and are incredibly powerful)

    J.K. Rowling (I love her stories. But I can't stand the movies, I fell asleep during the last one)

    J.R.R Tolkien(I tried to read the first page of Lord of the Rings and was lost by the third word. Love the movies though, very nice!:D)
     
  20. cgw

    cgw Registered User

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    Can't miss means you will automatically read anything they put out?
    Zelazny and Saberhagen (fantasy that is) when they were alive.
    I was reading all Feist's books up until King of Foxes. I could not get into it. I am reading Conclave of Shadows II now though.
    Bujold up until the most recent book or two. I perceive them as being a romance/fantasy.

    Non SFF - I read pretty much anything Robert Parker (Spenser) puts out, though for years they have been very much "paint by the numbers". I did give up on the latest Sunny Randall book, after a page or two, recently.