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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: pre_vet_girl
2011-11-10 08:48 am (UTC)

Timothy Zahn's done a bunch of good SF/mystery/adventure stuff, his 'Night Train to Rigel' and its sequels are a fun romp, as is 'The Icarus Hunt'. He reminds me a little of Harry Harrison's writing in style. (wow, how dodgy is the grammar in that sentence!)

Trudi Canavan's 'Age of Five' series is good. More fantasy than SF but a good read & quite complex.

Raymond E Fiest is always a favourite, again with the fantasy but a very involved universe.

Michael Stackpole's done some good stuff. I can't really help with the horror aspect, haven't been reading much of that lately.

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