February 18th, 2008, 01:58 PM
I like stories
Authors who never miss for you
For me Dan Simmons without a doubt.
I like everything he ever wrote.
February 18th, 2008, 02:18 PM
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.
February 18th, 2008, 04:10 PM
Cranky old broad
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)
Joe Lansdale (especially the Hap and Leonard books)
Margaret Laurence (the Manawaka novels)
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)
February 18th, 2008, 06:02 PM
My experience of Philip K. Dick and Haruki Murakami has been pretty stainless so far.
February 18th, 2008, 06:24 PM
boss of several cats...
that's all I can think of right now...
February 18th, 2008, 10:43 PM
Saturn Comes Back Around
George R. R. Martin
March 30th, 2008, 02:14 PM
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
April 4th, 2008, 09:04 PM
for me :
Alex Kava ( i love the Maggie O'Dell character)
James Patterson (maximum ride books)
all the books that i have read from these athours are excellent
April 5th, 2008, 02:06 PM
Publisher & Editor
Tim Powers and James Blaylock are always good for me.
April 5th, 2008, 04:26 PM
Feel the sun :D
I love reading books by:
April 5th, 2008, 09:25 PM
read and find out
John Sandford. I love his Prey novels, and there has only been one that I would prefer never to read again.
May 14th, 2008, 04:34 PM
Hell is other people
R. Scott Bakker
There are others but I can't think right now.
April 11th, 2012, 02:34 PM
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April 29th, 2012, 04:49 PM
Not many for me, but I would go with Graham Masterton and Robert McCammon.
May 3rd, 2012, 06:52 AM
Man of Ways and Means
In regard to the O.P. I think every author has bad stories or books so I don't believe anyone is a "Never Miss" some are close. Best I can say is that certain authors I will buy there books with very little to recommend them other than reputation.
Ursula K. Leguin
E. L. Doctorow
and many who are not longer producing new books as they are no longer with us.
And then there are those I've tried multiple times and will not buy unless they get extraordinary recommendations.
And there are many in the middle of this shifting spectrum of literature.
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