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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: ascetic_hedony
2011-11-15 02:11 am (UTC)
I read a lot more in YA these days - Disclaimer aside:
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins - politics, dystopia, adventure and some decent gender and race use.
Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landry is a modern day fantasy, with a skeletal detective and his apprentice.
Michael Pryor's Laws of Magic series is a brilliant take on the science of magic. Plus, I believe he's an Aussie.
The Bones of Faerie is set in a magical dystopian future. It's sequel is Faerie Winter.
The Secrets of the Immortal Nichaolas Flamel series, written by Michael Scott, does the whole secret world in modern times thing quite well.
For a bit more of a romantic feel, the Stonewylde series by Kit Berry has magic, mystery and romance though there should be a warning for fairly skeezy noncon situations.
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