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Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by omoovie(f): 8:26pm On May 24, 2011
I'm an avid reader of Sci-Fi and Fantasy books since the first time I opened A Time for Adventure by L. Solaru and read The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.

These days, I tend to like meaty, intrigue-laced, developed and character driven stories and I am currently reading works by Michelle West, Jacqueline Carey, Steven Erikson and Robert Jordan.

Please name some of your favourite fantasy authors!
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by ufumes(m): 11:19am On May 25, 2011
One of my favorite science fiction novel is "time line" though i dont remember the author's name. I had to actually photocopy some of the science logics like quantum tech stuffs and theory of multiverse. I recommend it for all science fiction lovers.
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by adultebony(m): 12:22pm On May 25, 2011
undoubtedly, Dan Brown
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by Nobody: 12:29pm On May 25, 2011
I am an avid reader of sci fi. I have read the works of isaac asimov, micheal crichton. Books like 'the andromeda strain' 'sphere' 'foundation'. ,
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by zaibatsu(m): 12:41pm On May 25, 2011
Frank Herbert. The Dune novels had me quoting Mu'ad Dib gibberish for a while.
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by ektbear: 1:03pm On May 25, 2011
Man. Too many authors I like:

Isaac Asimov (Robot series, Foundation!!! I'm nuts about Foundation)
Frank Herbert (Dune, frikkin amazing)
Robert Jordan (Wheel of Time. Not pleased with Sanderson's writing style tho)
David Eddings (Belgariad. . . the other stuff he wrote sucked tho)
George RR Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire. The books A Dying of the Light and Tuf Voyaging are also very good reads)
Robin Hobb (Farseer stuff)
Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (Dragonlance)
Raymond Feist (Riftwar Saga)
R.A. Salvatore (the Drizzt Do'Urden books)
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by Nobody: 1:06pm On May 25, 2011
''Timeline'' was written by Michael Crichton. I particularly love his books like , Disclosure , Congo , Eaters of the dead , Prey , Jurassic park , Airframe , Lost world and Sphere ( his best ). I also like medical thrillers by Robin Cook.
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by ektbear: 1:10pm On May 25, 2011
Orson Scott Card had written a ton of stuff I like.

Ender's Game series
Alvin Maker series
Homecoming series (which I'm told is basically the Book of Mormon but set in space)

I really enjoyed all of the above. Alvin Maker especially is kind of a creative, nice piece of work.
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by ektbear: 1:14pm On May 25, 2011
Larry Niven's Ringworld series is great. I like the Man-Kzin war series too.

Jack Vance is most famous for his Dying Earth series (which I've not read), but I really enjoyed his Lyonesse trilogy.
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by ITO44: 1:16pm On May 25, 2011
hi! whats up? which would u say is the most interesting site 4 literatures
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by ektbear: 1:19pm On May 25, 2011
Phillip K D1ck is supposed to be great. . . all I've read from him is The Man in the High Castle. Didn't like it that much.

George Orwell's 1984 is a classic probably everyone has read.

Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and  A Journey to the Center of the Earth, both great classics.
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by ektbear: 1:25pm On May 25, 2011
Not much of a Stephen King fan in general, but I enjoyed The Eyes of the Dragon.

The Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. . . I liked the series as a kid, but having reread it as an adult, it kind of is bleh.
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by Tolulop001(f): 1:37pm On May 25, 2011
apocalypse:

''Timeline'' was written by Michael Crichton. I particularly love his books like , Disclosure , Congo , Eaters of the dead , Prey , Jurassic park , Airframe , Lost world and Sphere ( his best ). I also like medical thrillers by Robin Cook.

Yes boss! I read Jurassic Park at least 5 times~
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by tine(f): 1:42pm On May 25, 2011
Robert Jordan (wheel of time series my all time favorite.
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by tnthommie(m): 2:27pm On May 25, 2011
"Yellow Ange",4goten d name of d author, its da bomb!!
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by iice(f): 3:05pm On May 25, 2011
Frank Herbert
J.R.R Tolkien
I read this and that. . .whatever i find interesting.
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by aletheia(m): 3:13pm On May 25, 2011
@ekt bear: Also try Stephen King's The Dark Tower (books I - VII). A unique blend of fantasy and science fiction. The opening lines for me are some of the most evocative words I have read: "The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."

Other favorite authors include:
Terry Pratchet - Discworld novels (very humorous)
Robert Jordan's (& Brian Sanderson) - Wheel of Time (my favorite series)

Sci-Fi authors:
A.E. van Vogt - (The Weapon Shops of Isher)
Clifford D. Simak
Robert Heinlein
Isaac Asimov
Brian W. Aldiss - (The Saliva Tree & other stories)
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by MrCork17: 3:27pm On May 25, 2011
Obasanjo! angry
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by russellino: 4:16pm On May 25, 2011
Lovely topic! I'm a sci-fi book and film fan to the core. I love the classic guys like baba Arthur C. Clarke (2001 space odyssey) and Isaac Asimov (I Robot)
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by vislabraye(m): 4:20pm On May 25, 2011
I like Avatar. Lord of the Rings, Michael Crichton books. To mention a few. .
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by MyneWhite1(f): 4:27pm On May 25, 2011
Octavia Butler and Nnedi Okoroafor
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by blackweaver(m): 5:17pm On May 25, 2011
Wow a tread with my people!
@ufumes i think timeline was by Michael Chrichton (it's been a long time since i read it)
@omoovie the only authors i recognise among those you listed are CS Lewis and Robert Jordan; RJ.s dead now and the series is being continued by Brandon Sanderson
My all time favorite author in the fantasy genre is JRR Tolkein (his LOTR Series and the Hobbit got me interested in the genre) also a fan of Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson , Robin Hobbs, i also like Anne Mcaffery (especially the pern series), Weis and Hickman, Terry Brooks, George R.R. Martin (though his books seem to be taking time now; i swear if he dies the way Jordan did i will really be vexed with him) among others
on the core scifi end i like Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clark, read one o two Larry Nivens,
the list can go on ,
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by DarkNight1(m): 5:24pm On May 25, 2011
George R.R. Martin - A Game of Thrones [one of the best out there and a HBO series now]
Jim Butcher - Codex Alera series [just finished all 6 books in 2 months, very good read]
Dan Abnett - Eisenhorn [Xenos. Malleus. Hereticus] [ a must read ]
Frank Hubert - Dune Series
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by jafre: 6:16pm On May 25, 2011
Terry GoodKing - The Sword of truth series,

A must read for fantasy lovers. grin
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by blackweaver(m): 6:28pm On May 25, 2011
@jafre
i concur with you, had already forgotten goodkind ; though i feel to an extent he tended to be repetitive (more than you find in many books)
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by Nobody: 6:32pm On May 25, 2011
where do i start

i once had dreams of writing sci fi and i went through several books

robert a heinlein
david brin - the post man , uplift series, kiln people
orson scott card - the ender books
isaac asimov foundation, nightfall etal -
arthur c clarke rama series, 2001, 2010, 3001
neal stephenson - snow crash was one awesome book, - i loved reason ; ditto for krtptomicon
philip k dick - total recall is based on a short story we remeber it for you whole sale
those starwars and star trek novels - though some were just meh
larry niven - i swear i want to find protector - that book is a badass concept - anyone read man of steel woman of kleenex - it was refernced in mallrats
plus ringworld, the ringworld engineers and all those cool books he wrote with jerry pournelle - footfall and the invading elephants  
micheal critchon - his books are alwasy good for knowlege - the authors note in state of fear dicuseed eugenics and how in the 30 and 40s it was embraced by intellectuals and leaders everywhere - the whole nazi master race thingy  was  based on eugenics
frederick pohl- heechee saga etal
jrr tolkien
jk rowling - i love teh chamber of secrets and the deathly hallow was the bomb
vernor vinges a deepness in the sky - that book was . . .
stephen r donsladsons gap series - i was never able to get all the books
stephen kings dark tower series - i actually got all the books
chung kuo- a book in which the chinese had become the rulers of the earth, crazy stuff- only was able to read two books in the series
i am forgetting some of them
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by pkasso(m): 6:36pm On May 25, 2011
J.R.R Tolkien
J.K Rowling
Michael Crichton
C.S Lewis
Isaac Asimov
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by Nobody: 7:08pm On May 25, 2011
Undoubtly Stephen King. His early books were the best but due to critics urgings to sound more realistic, he has lost it. His best are-
IT, salem's lot, firestarter, geraldine's game,the shining, the tommy bosoms.
Stephen king's ability to peer into the deepest recesses of the human mind and interpret all that goes on. He is able to peer into the darkest parts of our minds n relate it to us. Gosh! I must meet him before he dies.
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by KoReS292(m): 7:23pm On May 25, 2011
j.r.r tolkein , genius
anne rice , only a very disturbed mind can create the likes of queen of the damned and i luv it
Terry Goodkind (legend of the seeker) although he tends to hammer continuously on the same topic
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by Cogito(m): 7:46pm On May 25, 2011
Ah! I LOVED "Time For Adventure"!!!!! I still think about it from time to time. I wish I could get my hands on a copy.

I'm all about Robert Jordan at the moment. Currently reading book 11 of The Wheel of Time. Amazing.

I've only read two Philip K. manliness novels; "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" and "Ubik". Both were amazing in my opinion. @ekt_bear I'd definitely recommend those two.

I recently read Tom Holt's "Blonde Bombshell" and absolutely loved it. It was very humourous.

Also, "Brave New World" is some trippy stuff, kinda in the same vein as "1984".
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by isquar3d3(m): 8:05pm On May 25, 2011
Pornodude:

Undoubtly Stephen King. His early books were the best but due to critics urgings to sound more realistic, he has lost it. His best are-
IT, salem's lot, firestarter, geraldine's game,the shining, the tommy bosoms.
Stephen king's ability to peer into the deepest recesses of the human mind and interpret all that goes on. He is able to peer into the darkest parts of our minds n relate it to us. Gosh! I must meet him before he dies.
Ah! Can't believe u mentioned all those without mentioning his undoubtedly no 1 thriller--The Silence of the Lambs. That book tramps odas like d bourne identity, davinci code, kiss d girls nd odas.
Re: Name Your Favourite Sci-fi And Fantasy Writers! by SEFAGO(m): 8:12pm On May 25, 2011
Ekt_bear

You are into sci-fi too and fantasy  grin?

Anyways do you watch Game of thrones? Its pretty good and I bet its gonna probably be one of the best TV shows of all time. George RR Martin got Fantasy down for a long time.

Ursula Le Guin: The Wizard of Earthsea and its sequels (One of the greatest books of all time and the main character is black grin)
Tolkien: Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillions and all the subplots in the Middle Earth Stories
Philip Pullman- Dark Materials
David Gemmell- Lots of good books so cannot stop
The Little Kid who wrote- Eragon, brisingr and the other books
William Nicholson: The Wind is on Fire
Read all the Star Wars books by various authors
Diane Jones- The Chrestomanci

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