August 24th, 2011, 10:29 PM
Live Long & Suffer
This is why I never actually do this on my own.
Originally Posted by Conrad Nomikos
Now I'm thinking about putting in James P. Hogan in to replace Robert Silverberg.
Next month I would probably do something else.
Maybe I could make a top 30 list that would keep the same writers but I would be reordering them every week. It would depend on who I read most recently.
People don't explain why they like or dislike a certain book or author enough.
August 25th, 2011, 09:12 PM
Interesting that no one else has Harlan Ellison on their list.
In no particular order I'd pick:
1) Theodore Sturgeon (I've read Saucer of Lonliness dozens of time)
2) Cordwainer Smith (same for A Planet Named Shayol)
3) Asimov- he and Jane Austen ruled my teen years
4) James Tiptree - she makes me think more than any other author
5)Bujold- romance and adventure with great characters
6)Connie Willis- I love her humour- I just finished To Say Nothing of the Dog
7)Robert J. Sawyer- Great light reading page turners for me.
8)Orson Scott Card- I'm on the team that likes Ender
9)Larry Niven- well, I like him, but I love it when he teams up with Pournelle
and Harlan- and I even like Harlan's enormously long prefaces and introductions in his anthologies.
eta- there. I explained.