View Full Version : who are some of your favorite sci fi authors?
10-03-2007, 04:47 PM
and what are some of your favorite books? feel free to discuss why you like them!
i'll start things off with robert heinlein, who set my mind on fire as a kid. my cousins used to let me sit in on their ad&d sessions when i was around 6 or so, which got me interested in reading fantasy novels.
it was not till the ripe old age of around 9 or so that i discovered starship troopers. at that point i was mostly captivated by the mobile infantry suits, but anyone who's read it knows that's only the window dressing.
10-03-2007, 08:21 PM
Definatly anything by Asimov, for the creativeness. Other than that I love confusing and paradoxical books like the Illuminatus Trilogy. *fnord*
10-03-2007, 10:40 PM
Asimov is good, as is Ender's Game and Hitchhiker's Guide. I was more into fantasy and fairy tales as a kid, though.
10-04-2007, 03:23 AM
Harry Turtledove. Of course I guess he's more alt history than pure sci fi. As for fantasy; Robert Salvatore hands down my favorite.
10-04-2007, 04:02 AM
Asimov, Ellison, Silverberg, Turtldove
H P Lovecraft for fantasy/horror
10-04-2007, 05:47 AM
Heinlein, Asimov, Baxter.
More recently, Neal Stephenson, especially The Cryptonomicon, although strictly speaking it is not sci fi.
10-04-2007, 09:17 AM
Asimov's Robot stories. Not a big fan of his other stuff.
Ursula K. LeGuin
Philip Jose Farmer
When I was younger I liked Piers Anthony, but not so much anymore
Ender's Game was awesome. Haven't liked much else by Card.
10-04-2007, 02:49 PM
My favorite is Ray Bradbury in case my moniker didn't give it away ;D
10-05-2007, 03:33 AM
Phillip K Dick - my personal favorite.
Some I really enjoy and didn't notice above:
Frank Herbert - Dune of course, the Jesus Incident (Pandora Trilogy), Dosadi Experiment, others
Greg Bear - Eon, Infinity, Strength of Stones
Larry Niven - Ringworld, The Gripping Hand, Integral Trees, others
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