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15 SF/F authors

List 15 science fiction and fantasy authors who will stay with you always - don't think too hard about this - just do it. This is my list, in no particular order, of sf and fantasy authors who've written things that have thrilled me, made me think, taken me to other worlds:

1. Robert Heinlein
2. Issac Asimov
3. Lois McMaster Bujold
4. Mercedes Lackey
5. Steve Perry
6. Stephen Donaldson
7. Susan Cooper
8. Raymond Bradbury
9. Rod Serling
10. Frank Herbert
11. Roger Zelany
12. Alfred Bester
13. George R. Stewart
14. Dean Koontz
15. Michael Moorcock

*Note: I don't consider Stephen King a SF/F author but he is an author I will never forget.


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Jun. 27th, 2009 04:27 am (UTC)
1. JRR Tolkien
2. CS Lewis
3. EE "Doc" Smith
4. Glen Cook
5. L. Frank Baum
6. Peter F. Hamilton
7. Stephen Donaldson
8. Douglas Adams
9. Susan Cooper
10. Neil Gaiman
11. TH White
12. Isaac Asimov
13. Arthur C Clarke
14. Ursula K Le Guin
15. Anne McCaffrey

Couldn't help sorting into a "favorite authors" list. Surprisingly tough list to write, somewhat amused at how different the two lists are (excellent people on your list, btw, reading Elric for the first time EVAR right now... ::chuckles::)
Jul. 8th, 2009 12:16 am (UTC)
1. Alexander Lloyd
2. Anne McCaffrey
3. Michael Moorcock
4. Ursula K. LeGuin
5. Glen Cook
6. Ed Greenwood
7. Paul Hogan
8. Roger Zelazny
9. Terry Brooks
10. Elizabeth Moon
11. Lynn Abbey
12. Dennis McKiernan
13. Fritz Lieber
14. Alan Burt Akers
15. Edgar Rice Burroughs

Hmmm...I evidently have some very different tastes (or simply different reading habits) compared to the two of you.
Jul. 9th, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
You gonna be at GenCon? I need to meet up and chat with you business-wise.
Jul. 9th, 2009 05:29 am (UTC)
Yep, I'll be there. I'm arriving on Wednesday and staying through Sunday night. We can try to plan something now or later, let me know -- I think your schedule is probably more hectic than mine.
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