Favourite sci-fi authors

Discussion in 'Sci-Fi Books' started by Crosslight, May 31, 2006.

  1. Crosslight

    Crosslight Banned

    Robert A. Heinlein
    Arthur C. Clarcke
    Ray Bradbury
    Philip K. Dick
    Bruce Sterling
  2. Crosslight

    Crosslight Banned

    Sorry for the stupid thread................who cares about my favourite sci-fi authors??
  3. Crosslight

    Crosslight Banned

    And telling the truth, i don't care about yours...............
  4. poor_old_dad

    poor_old_dad Senior Member

    I. Asimov, J. Verne, & H.G. Wells ... partly because all wrote science fiction and fact

  5. fountains of nay

    fountains of nay Planet Nayhem!

    Jeff Noon
    Phillip k Dick
  6. themnax

    themnax Senior Member

    douglas adams
    poul anderson
    pierce anthony
    isaac asamov
    alfred bester
    ben bova
    regenold brentnor
    carol j cherreh
    arthur c clark
    jo claton
    roger delany
    philip k dick
    gordon dickenson
    harlen ellison
    phillip jose farmer
    ron goulart
    phillis gotlieb
    joe haldiman
    harry harrison
    zenna henderson
    frank herbert
    robert a hienline
    kieth laumer
    robert alloysious lafferty
    ursula kroeber le guinn
    anne mccaffery
    george r r martin
    andre norton
    alexi panshin
    h beam piper
    fred pohl
    a.e. schmitz
    john shirly
    cristofer stashif
    ted sturgeon
    somtow sukaritcle
    jack vance
    john varley
    virnor vinge
    kurt vonnigut
    roger zelazny

    those are just the ones i can think of off the top of my head
    all of whome i've had and read multiple times at least one book by, most several

  7. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member Super Moderator

    No one mentioned William Gibson.

    Neuromancer (Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick awards; # eleven on one list of the top 100), Mona Lisa Overdrive, Burning Chrome, The Difference Engine, Count Zero, Idoru, Virtual Light...

    Norman Spinrad
    Ursula K. Le Guin

    and how about them old guys ...Edgar Rice Burroughs, Mark Twain (Connecticut Yankee), Robert Lewis Stephenson, Mary Shelly.
  8. Foxes_Den

    Foxes_Den Outta here...

    I'd say you've got a good listing. I'd add Spider Robinson and Fritz Leiber, Robert Asprin for grins, and maybe repeat Heinlein because he's the Dean and will always be my favorite.
  9. koopa

    koopa De Kuil Krue Hipster

    thinking of that many things IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER off the top of your head? don't insult me.
  10. Occam

    Occam Old bag of dreams


    Last Legends of Earth

    This guy rocks.. If u hav'nt read 'last legends' u are not an sf buff.

  11. Occam

    Occam Old bag of dreams

    Also Barrington J Bayley.

    His 'time' stories are damn cool.
    [fall of chronopolis...collision with chronos]

  12. Occam

    Occam Old bag of dreams

    Those 2..with

    are the elite

  13. wildwater

    wildwater Member

    William Gibson
    Douglas Adams
    H.G Wells
    John Norman
    John Wagner
    Terrence Dicks
    H.P Lovecraft
  14. Illmaeo

    Illmaeo Member

    not a big fan of sci-fi, but I fucking love Spider Robinson.
  15. MikeE

    MikeE Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Spider Robinson
    Kim Stanely Robinson
    EE Smith
  16. Occam

    Occam Old bag of dreams


    EE 'doc' Smith..now theres one not heard of in ages....

    superdreadnaughts ahoy!!!
    More Rays, shields and beams than u can poke a stick at.
    All labled with letters// M shields ...k beams..z ray projectors
    Cool stuff

  17. alpha ralpha

    alpha ralpha Member

    A friend asked me to send her some good sci fi titles so this is the short list I sent her

    Bruce Sterling.
    Distraction ****
    Holy Fire
    Schismatrix Plus
    Heavy Weather
    A Good Old Fashioned Future.

    William Gibson.
    Neuromancer ****
    Johnny Mnemonic ***
    Pattern Recognition
    All Tomorrow's Parties.

    Philip K. Dick.
    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford
    The Minority Report ***
    The World Jones Made.

    Michael Moorcock.
    The Dancers at the End of Time
    Elric Saga.

    Clifford Simak.
    Way Station *****

    Orson Scott Card.
    Speaker for the Dead.

    Roger Zelazny.
    The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth.

    Vernor Vinge.
    A deepness in the Sky.

    Harlan Ellison.
    "Repent Harlequin" Said the Ticktockman.

    Theodore Sturgeon.
    The Perfect Host.

    Fritz Leiber.
    The Big Time.

    The Collected Stories of Greg Bear (Hard Fought ****).

    Wandering Stars : an anthology of jewish fantasy and science fiction.
    & More Wandering Stars *****

    Why I left Harry's All Night Hamburgers...

    Hugo Winners

    Nebula Awards
  18. Ach, to narrow it down from a LONG list of good authors...

    Topping the modern science fiction writers:
    Alastair Reynolds
    Neil Asher

    For some of the older writers:
    Edgar Rice Burroughs, in particular his Martians Series. - Bio and Books Online
    Samuel Youd (John Christopher) for writing The Tripods Trilogy.
  19. SunLion

    SunLion Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    I'm not much of a fan of SF, but I do make rare exceptions, and occasionally read something by Kim Stanley Robinson, Clarke, Asimov, or Heinlein. And of course Douglas Adams, though what I've read by him was pure humor and just barely SF. I started re-reading Clarke's 3001 last night, since it's been years... nice :)

    I find fantasy totally unreadable for some reason, I'd rather have wisdom teeth pulled than read that stuff. I do enjoy fiction that draws in discussion of science and engineering, even if it's not set far in the future (a good example being Kim Stanley Robinson's "Antarctica").

  20. You'd likely enjoy Alastair Reynold's works then, he draws a lot on scientific theory and ideas. Century Rain is a good insight into science, though to begin it can be a bit strange.

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