Review Your Favourite AUTHORS?

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  1. Sunflower007

    Sunflower007 Member: Rank 3

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    :D~ I was just wondering who is everyone's top favorite authors. Mine top favorites that come to mind are:
    • Stephen King
    • Anne Rice
    • Paulo Coelho
    • Nicholas Sparks
    • Emily Bronte
    • Jane Austin
    • Edgar Allen Poe
    • Dean Koontz
    • L.M. Montgomery

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  2. Elessar

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    I'm quite old-school ^^
    • Alexandre Dumas (no one beats him in entertaining readers by history)
    • Saint Exupéry
    • Victor Hugo (though I only like Les Miserables from him, that book is enough)
    • JRR Tolkien
    • Jane Austen
    • Henryk Sienkiewicz
    • Edgar Allan Poe
     
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  3. BradyBunchFan

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    I really like R.L. Stine. He is one of my favorites.
     
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  4. Liburnius

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    Just a few that immediately come to mind, although I may come up with more:

    B. Traven (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and The Death Ship novels)
    Bernard Cornwell (Richard Sharpe Napoleonic-set historical fiction series)
    Ian Hughes (Not fiction, but writes history books about the late Roman Empire)
    Joe Millard (Wrote book versions based on Sergio Leone's "Dollars Trilogy" of The Man With No Name, as portrayed by Clint Eastwood)
     
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    Richard Matheson
    Robert Bloch

    and, if only for his outspoken manner, Harlan Ellison
     
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    Edgar Allan Poe
    H.P. Lovecraft
    Stephen King
    J.K. Rowling
    Richard Matheson
    Harlan Ellison
    Ray Bradbury
    George Orwell
    Dalton Trumbo
    Timothy Zahn
    Anne Rice
     
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  7. Sunflower007

    Sunflower007 Member: Rank 3

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    :)~ I luv many of those authors you mentioned. As well as other posts.

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    I really like Philip K. Dick
     
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    :emoji_slight_smile: ~ What genre does he write?


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    Ask me if I need him

    Get him out of my way
    These are
    These are the games
    These are the games
    These are the only games I play"

    By: Falsettos
     
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    L. Frank Baum
     
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  11. ant-mac

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    Just off of the top of my head...

    John Wyndham

    Arthur C Clarke

    George Orwell

    Ian Fleming

    Elleston Trevor

    Douglas Adams

    Philip K Dick

    Harlan Ellison

    Stephen King

    Dan Brown

    Mario Puzo

    John Gardner

    Damon Knight

    Robert Silverberg

    Theodore Sturgeon

    Robert Bloch

    Michael Crichton

    Alex Garland

    Isaac Asimov

    Fritz Leiber

    Harry Harrison

    Clifford D Simak

    Larry Niven

    Agatha Christie

    Pierre Boulle
     
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    Sci-fi with a lot of drugs.
     
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    From my list on Good Reads, here are some (& some that aren't)...

    Lora Leigh
    Nalini Singh
    Lisa Shearin
    Edgar Allen Poe
    Shakespeare
    Clive Barker
    Meljean Brook
     
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    I am fast becoming a fan of Alfred Bester, who I would never have come across unless I had picked up a used paperback of his short stories from 1964, The Dark Side of the Earth.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Bester
     
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    I became familiar with his work through the GALAXY SCIENCE FICTION magazine and several other short story collections from that era.
     
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    His books have real inventiveness and characters that flow with the zeitgeist of the mid-century era, which I love.
     
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    I love science fiction - and some other genres - from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s in particular. I don't mind some later works, but it's not what I'm most passionate about.
     
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