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Subject: Favorite SciFi Authors
Date Posted: 8/15/2007 11:24 PM ET
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Who are your favorite science fiction authors?

Mine are Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Artrur C. Clarke, Alan Dean Foster, Brian Herbert, Frank Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.

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Date Posted: 8/16/2007 2:40 AM ET
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I'll try to pare it down some lol  In no particular order:  Anne McCaffrey, Kevin Anderson, Alan Dean Foster, William Forstchen, Chris Bunch, Isaac Asimov, Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Terry Brooks, Robert Asprin, Timothy Zahn, Douglas Adams, Walter Hunt, and Richard Paul Russo,

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Date Posted: 8/20/2007 9:51 AM ET
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I don't read a lot of sci fi, but I love Orson Scott Card and Joan Slonczewski.

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Date Posted: 8/23/2007 8:54 AM ET
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Right now it's Greg Egan and CJ Cherryh for me. I'm working my way through both of them.

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Date Posted: 8/23/2007 2:33 PM ET
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I like James White a lot and also Jo Clayton.

I have Beginning Operations coming to me in the mail, and I am very excited about it.  I have only read 2 Sector General novels and am looking forward to more.  Has anyone read; The Galactic Gourmet; by James White?  It was the first of his that I had the opportunity to read and I found it fascinating.  What an intriguing idea; a multi-species hospital in space!



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Date Posted: 8/23/2007 4:32 PM ET
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Mine would definitely be Orson Scott Card, Isaac Asimov, and Frank Herbert.


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Date Posted: 9/7/2007 4:42 AM ET
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My favs would be Peter David, Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven, David Feintuch...

and those that I can't remember right now!

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Date Posted: 9/7/2007 2:29 PM ET
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C.S. Friedman, Charlie Stross, John Scalzi, and Scott Lynch.

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Date Posted: 9/7/2007 9:18 PM ET
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Julian May, Dan Simmons, Tad Williams, Keith Laumer and Peter F. Hamilton are favorites, followed by Orson Scott Card and Anne McCafferty.  

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Date Posted: 9/7/2007 9:46 PM ET
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Jack McDevitt, Robert Heinlein...hmm.... most of the other authors I read regularly are more fantasy than sci-fi.


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Date Posted: 9/7/2007 9:53 PM ET
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Lois McMaster Bujold and Vernor Vinge are my current favorites.

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Date Posted: 9/7/2007 10:40 PM ET
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Peter David definately for both his Star Trek series and the weird but cool PsiMan

Alan Dean Foster - Flinx / Commonwealth

C.Z. Czerneda - Trade Pact

does Spider Robinson count as Sci/Fi or fantasy?

Douglas Adams - Hitchhikers of course but Dirk Gently is hilarious too.

F. Paul Wilson - LaNague but also for Repairman Jack though that is more horror.

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Date Posted: 9/14/2007 6:42 PM ET
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Jack Vance, Gene Wolfe, Frank Herbert, Brian Aldiss, Dan Simmons, Iain M. Banks, Philip Jose Farmer

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My favorites right now are Jack McDevitt, AmyThomson and Louise Marley (who also is Toby Bishop).  Just started reading John Scalzi and am already a big fan. 

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Date Posted: 9/22/2007 11:27 PM ET
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C. J. Cherryh :)

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Many of mine have already been listed, so I'll avoid repeating them with one exception...

My all-time fave Sci-Fi author is Mr. Isaac Asimov.  I'm re-reading his Robot, Empire, and Foundation novels right now, and simply love them.

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Date Posted: 10/3/2007 3:24 PM ET
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Robert Charles Wilson http://www.geocities.com/canadian_sf/wilson/wilson_glance.htm

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Date Posted: 10/4/2007 3:58 PM ET
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C.J. Cherryh (all of her books - and she has had a prolific career - are wonderful),  Ian MacDonald (River of Gods), Kim Stanley Robinson (all of them), Elizabeth Moon ( Remnant Population in particular.)

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Date Posted: 10/8/2007 2:13 PM ET
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My fav right now is Julie E. Czerneda, particularly the Species Imperative Series.

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Date Posted: 10/14/2007 1:26 AM ET
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My favorites are Card, Asimov, Heinlein, and Pohl and like Denise, a rash of sci-fantasy authors.

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Date Posted: 11/2/2007 2:22 PM ET
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Definitely Peter David.  :)

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Date Posted: 11/4/2007 10:07 PM ET
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I only remember 2 science fiction authors names and one just published a new book.

 they are Robert A. Heinlein and the other is Michael Z. Williamson. 

Michael Z. Williamson just published a great new book "BETTER TO BEG FORGIVENESS"   very very good book.

he has 3 other SF books out  the very best one is "FREEHOLD"  and close to as good is "THE WEAPON"  and his new book is very very good like THE WEAPON.

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Date Posted: 11/6/2007 10:28 PM ET
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Heinlein, Connie Willis, Theodore Sturgeon,  Kage Baker, Alfred Bester, Zenna Henderson. 

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Date Posted: 11/14/2007 2:45 AM ET
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Philip K. Dick

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