My Favorite Authors
This is some of the fiction that is important to me
personally. Some bookstores I really like. A link to my favorite non-fiction and a link to what I'm reading right now. This page will change.
My Non-fiction books.
My Favorite Fiction
Authors (and some of their books)
Eleanor Arnason, I loved her Ring of Swords and look forward to the sequel.
Greg Bear, especially; Moving Mars
and Blood Music.
. He's a great pulp writer of gems like; What Mad Universe and The Lights in the Sky are Stars.
. Writes great urban fantasy like; War for the Oaks and I hear she's a good
George C. Chesbro Really, if you can find them check out any of his
Mongo mysteries. A dwarf ex circus acrobat, PhD criminologist, Martial
Artist, private detective. How could you go wrong?
Samuel R. Delany I tend to prefer his non-fiction, but it's all
Bradley Denton. Read
Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede, wackyness pure wackyness. If you prefer something darker, try Blackburn.
George Alec Effinger.
James Alan Gardner
. He writes SF with some very interesting disability/disfigurement themes. Start with Expendable.
Neil Gaiman of the comic book, Sandman fame and my favorite American Gods.
All My Sins Remembered, has one of the greatest
endings in a genre that doesn't really "do" endings.
Robert A. Heinlein Too much
to say, still my favorite.
Zenna Henderson The
Nalo Hopkinson Wonderul
Caribbean influenced fantasy stories.
. Especially his collaborations with C. M. Kornbluth and Gateway.
Her take on money, prejudice, priviledge and what genetic engineering could do to them in the Beggars of Spain trilogy is rich and full.
Ian McDonald. Scissors Cut, Paper Wrap Stone is the most
exciting idea dense work I've read in a while.
. As a recovering catholic, I just love Towing Jehovah.
Pat Murphy. I want to live in
The City, Not Long After
Frank M. Robinson. He's probably best known for his The Power. I loved the truly scary The Dark Beyond the Stars
Kim Stanley Robinson. You either love or hate his Red Mars Trilogy. I
Spider Robinson And hang
out at Callahan's.
I really liked his comic book Hacker Files, and try finding Glimpses.
Dan Simmons I recommend all of his Hyperion books.
Door into Ocean.
Neal Stephenson Go now, find SnowCrash. Read it. Thank me.
Theodore Sturgeon He wrote one of the ultimate "gimp" stories, More Than Human. Great book.
James Tiptree Jr.
John Varley Who's writing some fun Heinlein juveniles these
Howard Waldrop Gotta read his short story, "Ugly Chickens"
James White . His Sector General stories are great fun.
Connie Willis. She's
written some of the most horrific and some of the funniest stories I've read.