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J.K. Rowling.....now it we could only get her to hop on the Kindle bandwagon!!

Kat Martin.....really good romance novels!
 

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I don't have a single favorite author, but here are some that I will buy anything (and have) that they have written:

Rex Stout
Clifford D. Simak
Jim Butcher
John Stith
Roger Zelazny
Wilson Tucker
Fredric Brown
John Dickson Carr
Thorne Smith
Guy Gilpatric
Chad Oliver
Leigh Brackett

Everyone who has heard of more than two of the above, raise your hand. ;D

Mike
 

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jmiked said:
I don't have a single favorite author, but here are some that I will buy anything (and have) that they have written:

Rex Stout
Clifford D. Simak
Jim Butcher
John Stith
Roger Zelazny
Wilson Tucker
Fredric Brown
John Dickson Carr
Thorne Smith
Guy Gilpatric
Chad Oliver
Leigh Brackett

Everyone who has heard of more than two of the above, raise your hand. ;D

Mike


Stout, Butcher and Carr. Do I get a prize?

My favorite author for many years is Susan Howatch. Unfortunately, only two of her books are Kindleized.

There are many others that I love, but Howatch is definitely my favorite.
 

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Stephen King
Neil Gaiman
Patricia Briggs
Jim Butcher
Kim Harrison
Charlaine Harris
JK Rowlings

Making me choose favorites is like asking a mom to choose her favorite kid ;)
 

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John Grisham
Jodi Picoult
JK Rowling (though a little miffed with right now)
Suzanne Brockmann
Jack London
Stephenie Meyer
 

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Nora Roberts (also J.D. Robb)
Elizabeth Lowell
Kathleen Woodiwiss (no longer with us, but I love all of her books.)
Catherine Coulter
Julie Garwood
Janet Evanovich
 

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Jodi Picoult
Jodi Thomas
Suzanne Brockmann
Catherine Coulter
Elizabeth Lowell
Linda Lael Miller
Ruth Langan
Lauraine Snelling
Lori Wick
Jack Cavanaugh
Tim Lahaye
Jerry Jenkins
Lynn Austin
Max Lucado
Catherine Anderson
Pamela Crooks
Fern Michaels
Lisa Gardner
Lisa Jackson
Sanda Brown
Sharon Sala
Jillian Hart
Gilbert Morris


To name a few  :D
 

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Jeff Hepple
Al Past
Rye James
Michael Hicks
Louis L'Amour
Tony Hillerman
Diana Gabaldon
WEB Griffin
Dan Brown

at a minimum - the first four are my very most favorites!  I will read ANYTHING they write, even a grocery list  ::)
 

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Fun!  To start with:

Madeleine L'Engle
C.S. Lewis
Frank Peretti
Stephen King
Ted Dekker
John Ortberg

I don't think I've read enough to rank her as a favorite, but I'm enjoying Philippa Gregory's historical fiction since I've gotten my Kindle.
 

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In no particular order...

William Gibson - Haven't read his new stuff, but loved the original cyberspace 'trilogy'
Neal Stephenson - I haven't read as much of his work as I would like, but what I've read I enjoyed.
Alastair Reynolds - Rapidly becoming a favorite in terms of his short work - Need to read the Revelation Space series.
Iain M. Banks - Love, love, love the 'Culture' novels.
Richard K. Morgan - Big fan of the first two Takeshi Kovacs novels - although I still haven't gotten round to Woken Furies.
Isaac Asimov - Just a great writer who was incredibly lucid.
Harlan Ellison - Everything he writes is immensely readable.
Stephen R. Donaldson - His creation of the 'Land' in the Covenant novels is one of the greatest achievements in fantasy literature, IMHO.
Arthur C. Clarke - Love the old classics from Clarke.
Alfred Bester - Really ahead of his time.
Phillip K. Dick - A bit hit or miss, but I love some of his work and consider The Man in the High Castle one of the greatest SF novels ever written.
Lucius Shepard - Perhaps my favorite contemporary writer in terms of literary style.
Terry Pratchett - I had to edit this to add Mr. Pratchett. The Discworld novels are about as fun as it gets with regards to reading.

Edit: Oh, and I've definitely heard of
Clfford D. Simak, Wilson Tucker, Leigh Brackett, Roger Zelazny, and Frederic Brown.

- Walter...
 
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jmiked said:
I don't have a single favorite author, but here are some that I will buy anything (and have) that they have written:

Rex Stout
Clifford D. Simak
Jim Butcher
John Stith
Roger Zelazny
Wilson Tucker
Fredric Brown
John Dickson Carr
Thorne Smith
Guy Gilpatric
Chad Oliver
Leigh Brackett

Everyone who has heard of more than two of the above, raise your hand. ;D

Mike
I've heard of nine. For ten years, I lived 20 miles away from Leigh Brackett.

Errr..... I mean... Clifford who? ;)
 
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WalterK: I was tempted to buy the latest Gibson when I was at B&N yesterday.  But I'm naturally assuming it will be on Kindle when I am done with the book I'm reading.  I mean... it's GIBSON. ;)

And I'm thinking of starting a "classic SF club" here.  jimiked and I would preside, but you'd be a welcome member. ;)
 

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Okay, this was tough.  No way I could pick a favorite, or even close to a favorite.  I limited myself to 30, each of which I've read every single book they've ever published.  I'm sure there are more...

Douglas Adams
Issac Asimov
Lawrence Block
Ray Bradbury
Lee Child
Agatha Christie
Kresley Cole
Michael Connelly
Robert Crais
Charles Dickens
Arthur Conan Doyle
Alexander Dumas
TS Elliott
Janet Evanovich
Dick Francis
Sue Grafton
James Joyce
Dean Koontz
Norman Mailer
Ngaio Marsh
W. Somerset Maughan
A.A. Milne
Edgar Allan Poe
Terry Pratchett
John Sandford
J.R.R. Tolkien
Mark Twain
John Updike
J.R. Ward
Thornton Wilder

Reading this forum has been good though, reminded me of a few authors I should look up again!
 

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I am SOOOOO  :'( disappointed that I was the only one to acknowledge our very own - HRUMPH  ::)
 

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Bacardi Jim said:
And I'm thinking of starting a "classic SF club" here. jimiked and I would preside, but you'd be a welcome member. ;)
I'll vote for that. The depressing thing is that when I first read most of what's called classic SF, it was newly published. :eek: :eek:

Mike
 
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I'll vote for that. The depressing thing is that when I first read most of what's called classic SF, it was newly published. :eek: :eek:

Mike
I was only a decade or so behind you.
 

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My favorites:
CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien, LM Montgomery, H. Rider Haggard, Indu Sundaresan, Cornelia Funke, Alice Hoffman, Amy Tan, Gail Carson Levine, JK Rowling, Ann Radcliffe....
 
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