Quote Originally Posted by owlcroft View Post
How can anyone even consider such a list and not have M. John Harrison high on it?

For me:

M. John Harrison
Geoff Ryman
William Gibson (still writing SF?... s'pose that's debatable)
China Mieville
Ursula K. Le Guin

Honorable mentions: Justina Robson, Ted Chiang, Ken MacLeod, Vernor Vinge, Alastair Reynolds, Nalo Hopkinson.