A Collection Of Excellent Authors
I own at least two books of every author here – more, for most of them. I would highly recommend them to anyone who’s looking for a good read.
Robert Aspirin: Writes the “Myth” series, a hilarious series of books full of adventure, danger, and puns.
Piers Anthony: Author of several different series. My favorites are the Xanth series and the Mode series.
Michael Crichton: Wrote, among other, the Jurassic Park series. Which are, of course, recommended – along with “The Sphere” and “The Andromeda Strain”.
Eoin Colfer: Specifically, the Artemis Fowl series. Written for a more young adult audience, I still find them engaging, fun reads.
Rick Cook: “Wizard’s Bane,” the story of a modern-day programming wizard who gets sent through time and space to a world where a wizard uses magic. He ends up creating a new, safer, programming-based version of magic. Also, read “Wizardry Compiled,” the sequel.
Harry Harrison: “The Stainless Steel Rat,” easily one of the best crime/detective/futuristic books I’ve read and own.
Kelly McCullough: A (so far) four-book series about a many-times-great-grandchild of one of the fates, who is also an excellent programmer who must save the world and avoid the Fates, trying to kill him. I cannot emphasize how much I enjoy this series.
L.E. Modesitt: Has a style of writing fairly unique to him – which does not change the fact that he writes really good books. My two favorites are Gravity Dreams and Haze.
Christopher Paolini: The Eragon series, which many of you have probably read. If not, read it. Starts out kind of slow, but nonetheless a thoroughly enjoyable read.
Tamora Pierce: My favorite Pierce series are Protector Of The Small and Circle of Magic. Both are purely fantasy, and both are very, very good.
And finally, saving my current favorite for last: John Ringo
The writer of Military/Hard/Soft/Space Sci-fi, I haven’t read a single book of Ringo’s that I didn’t like. My absolute favorite books of his include Vorpal Blade, A Deeper Blue, and the entire Council Wars series (beginning with There Will Be Dragons).
Head over to your local library and check some of these out, because they’re all awesome. I can guarantee you’ll like at least one of them.