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Who are the hot SF/F and horror authors? [Nov. 10th, 2011|06:19 pm]
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Was in at Cooma/Monaro Books and Music today, chatting away with Sam, who does a lot of the ordering. She's wanting to expand the science fiction, fantasy, and horror section, and figured she'd ask me for some names. Gave her a couple but it had been a long day and I'm in no way up with the genres at the moment, so I said I'd ask my friends.

So, who is writing the good stuff at the moment? And what are the must reads of the last five or ten years?

Assume I know nothing, you're close to right, and you'll be helping a very good rural bookshop become that much cooler.

PS, feel free to suggest any really fabulous non-genre titles.

[User Picture]From: aurellia
2011-11-10 08:15 am (UTC)
I don't have as much time to read these days as I'd like, but I find Neal Asher satisfies space-opera meets space horror nicely. Charles Stross writes clever riffs on genre cliche - like Asimovs robots after the humans are gone, or "spy thriller set during the Lovecraft singularity". Hmm...who else is in my shame pile... Haven't read Scalzi yet, got a couple of local authors in there...Alison Goodman with a time travel first contact story set in Melbourne.
Suggest you contact somewhere like Science and Swords, and ask them what's selling, or look over the Hugo nominations.
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