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Old Dec 1 2013, 11:09 PM   #1
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I was wonder who else people here read, besides Anne or Todd.

Mercedes Lackey is one of my favorites
Tamara (not sure on the spelling) Pierce is good as well
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Mercedes Lackey is one of my favorites
Mercedes Lackey is my favorite too. Valdemar is my first love. I enjoy her Elemental Masters stories too.

Ann Aguire Jaks stories, CE Murphy's Walker Papers, Laura Anne Gilman's Retrievers and Rochelle Krichs two mystery series
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Living:
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In no particular order:

Terry Pratchett
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Isaac Asimov
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Oh that's great! I agree with some of those too, and have made a note of others for my next visit to the library, where I get all my reading material.
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Not necessarily in this order:
Mercedes Lackey
David Eddings
J.R.R Tolkien
Robert Heinlein
Probably some others, but I can't think of them right now.
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My reading tastes vary, both in books and in Online fiction.


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J.R.R Tolkien
Robert A. Heinlein
Tom Clancy
Karen Traviss
Linda S. North
Marion Zimmer Bradley

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Mercedes Lackey
Elizabeth Ann Scarborough Eann here
fjhansen Draconia: Forging Trust McClance here

Gone
A.C. Crispin
Her Starbridge series has gone to audio.
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If you define "favorite authors" as "ones I'll snatch up any book by in a heartbeat" they are:

Terry Pratchett
Robin Hobb
John Scalzi
Sergi Lukyanenko (Russian writer; his translated Night Watch books are awesome, as are the movies)
Jim Butcher
Jacqueline Carey
Patrick Rothfuss

Other authors I think are good, but conditionally and with caveats:

Karen Chance - Funny urban fantasy with historical underpinnings. Can sometimes be TOO action oriented or silly, though.

Anne Bishop - Dark gothy fantasy. Can be a little sappy, and a little...not quite "sexist", but...I think she treats complex issues a little too shallowly sometimes.

Terry Goodkind - Only his first four books. The rest are basically anti-commie propaganda (he really hates the evil commies) and as he got famous the editing of his works got worse, which exasperated the problem.

Laurell K. Hamilton - First 8 or so Anita Blake novels are good. Then she switches her formula from "mystery plus a little sexual tension" to "porn with only the barest shred of plot". Note that I will unreservedly buy Jacqueline Carey novels, so unlike what Ms. Hamilton has claimed on her blog in the past, my dislike of the later novels has nothing to do with prudishness.
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Guy Gavriel Kay
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Margery Allingham
Mary STewart
Ellis Peters
Stephen Lawhead
David Eddings
J.R.R Tolkien
Robert Heinlein
Lackey
Patricia Kennaly
Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Kathryn Kurtz

No particular order, and I've left out childhood favorites and poets
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I can't believe I left David Eddings off my list.
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I can't believe I left out Tolkien!
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I noticed a couple of others mentioned Robin Hobb. So, when you started reading her work, what did you start with, and were you aware that "Robin" is a woman?

I happened across the first books of the Farseer Trilogy, read them in order and wasn't aware that I was reading another female author for quite a while! I've gone through those, as well as the Tawny Man Trilogy and the Rain Wilds Chronicles except for Blood of Dragons. I have the Liveship Traders Trilogy and the Soldier Son Trilogy; I'm reading Shaman's Crossing.
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I noticed a couple of others mentioned Robin Hobb. So, when you started reading her work, what did you start with, and were you aware that "Robin" is a woman?

I happened across the first books of the Farseer Trilogy, read them in order and wasn't aware that I was reading another female author for quite a while! I've gone through those, as well as the Tawny Man Trilogy and the Rain Wilds Chronicles except for Blood of Dragons. I have the Liveship Traders Trilogy and the Soldier Son Trilogy; I'm reading Shaman's Crossing.
Farseer trilogy, many, many years ago, and I knew she was a woman before I finished it. I think from the fact that she also wrote as Megan Lindholm.
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They don't have to be SF writers. I'm sure we've got favourites who write other topics

I'll always pick something by:

Elizabeth Peters Amelia Peabody series
Ellis Peters Brother Cadfael series
Anne Perry

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When I was in middle school I read and reread everything by Lara Ingles Wilder.

A few years ago We went to Walnut Grove and got to see where a couple of the books took place.
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I'll always pick something by:

Elizabeth Peters Amelia Peabody series
Ellis Peters Brother Cadfael series
Anne Perry

(for a start)
I've read quite a lot of the Elizabeth Peters and enjoyed them too!

Currently finishing the 7th book in DIANA GABALDON's Outlander series.
Book 8 is pushed back to June instead of March release. But we fans are looking forward to the Starz mini series they're filming of the first book.
And if reception is good the whole series may be filmed.

Let's see
Mercedes Lackey
Katherine Kurtz
I've read quite a bit of Piers Anthony.
For my royalty addiction all the Jean Plaidy,and all her other pseudonyms.

AnnMarie my corgis registered names are based from Patricia Kenneally's Keltaid series.

Gwen is Ard-Rian Gwenhwyfar
and when I get her registered Nim's will be Ban-draoidh Nimue

I'm sure there's plenty more but as usual I've been up since 3am..
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Forgot a couple

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Let's see (in no particular order):

Marion Zimmer Bradley
John Scalzi
Piers Anthony
Stephen King
L. Frank Baum (I'm a Wizard of Oz geek)
Stephen Lawhead (I love the Song of Albion trilogy!!)

I'm sure that I'll add some more but this is a start!!
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Kater, have you read all the OZ books? I bought them for my Nook and read them all. Some of them are really very strange!
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Oh, yes, once you get out of SF/Fantasy I also like Nancy Atherton, Elizabeth Peters (of course), Marcia Muller, Rosamunde Pilcher, and probably a few others that I can't think of at the moment.
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Priscilla, I have read most of the L. Frank Baum books. There are quite a few that have been written by other writers that I have not read.
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I'm also Star Trek fan
Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon I think I've listen to a copy of it, like stuff about airplanes and NASA
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Lately I've been reading Michael Jecks's Knight Templar/Sir Baldwin de Furnshill mysteries. I need to get on Amazon, though, as Mom's got kind of a hit or miss collection of them and they're really hard to come by over here. Also Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma mysteries (set in seventh-century Ireland.) I don't really have favorite authors, I think, I just keep reading whatever grabs my interest. Nothing much in SF/F lately, though I did enjoy the Hunger Games trilogy.
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A few years ago We went to Walnut Grove and got to see where a couple of the books took place.
I love the Little House series. (The books. If Michael Landon were alive I'd kick him in the shins for that abysmally stupid TV show.) I wish I could remember the name of the author-I'm not sure how easy it is to find, as I got the book used, but I have a biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder called "Laura" that I've got at my parents' house that's very interesting. I keep meaning to get more of her daughter Rose Wilder Lane's writings--I didn't know until recently Rose is considered one of the three founding women philosophers of the modern libertarian movement!
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Elizabeth Moon
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Diana Gabaldon
A.C. Crispin
Jack McDevitt

that would be the top five, and the ones I'm least likely to change my mind about.
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As am I, though lately I think I'm more of a Stargate fan, and really into Game of Thrones.
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Oh, I like Jack McDevitt, too! Forgot about him.
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My kids told me I'm not "allowed" to watch Game of Thrones. Poor old mom might be too appalled, or something. Sigh. I lived through the sixties and seventies, how bad can it be?!
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You want me to name all 600?

Hmm, besides Anne? There's no order to this little list!

Elizabeth Kerner! (I recently reread the trilogy and must admit that, like with some AMC passages shed a tear, especially during the passage when Lanen and Akhor meet for the first time)
Mercedes Lackey
Terry Pratchett
David and Leigh Eddings
Katherine Kerr
Katherine Kurtz
Deborah Turner Harris
Robin Hobb/Megan Lindholm
Maggie Furey
Elizabeth Moon
Christopher Rowley
Terry Brooks (early books)
Guy Gavriel Kay
Julian May
Marion Zimmer BradleyMargaret Weiss & Tracy Hickman
Jody Lynn Nye
J.R.R. Tolkien
Ursula K. LeGuin
Richard Cowper
Elizabeth A. Lynn
Dennis L. McKiernan
Melanie Rawn
Robert Silverberg
Mickey Zucker Reichert
Jane Yolen


Michael Horwood
Elizabeth Peters (of Cadfael fame)
Stpehen Donaldson
Barbara Erskine
Richard Ben Sapir
Judith Merkle Riley
Richard Adams
Michael Palin
Bill Bryson
Helene Hanff
Mary Renault
Mary Stewart
Paul Theroux
Frank Yerby
Edward Rutherford
James Michener
Gary Jennings
Redmond O'Hanlon
Eric Newby

Just to name a few of my favourites...
I seem to have between 5 and 30 books per mentioned author here
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I'd better add Patricia C. Wrede to this list!
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In descending order:

Lois McMaster Bujold
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Oh, too many to remember...

Elizabeth Moon
Robin Hobb (especially Liveship Traders), but not Megan Lindholm after reading Cut.
Robert A. Heinlein
Isaac Asimov
Alastair Reynolds
Hannu Rajaniemi
Elizabeth A. Lynn
Agatha Christie
Dick Francis (and his son Felix Francis)
Elizabeth Kerner
Arthur C. Clarke...
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Well, Todd, of course - at least the Pern books. He has indeed followed in Anne's footsteps.
My other reading seems to be mostly older mystery series:
Dick Francis
Ngaio Marsh
Dorothy L Sayeers
Alexander McCall Smith (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency and 44 Scotland Street series in particular)
Lillian Jackson Braun (The Cat Who ...)
Jane Langton (Homer Kelly)

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Then may I recommend a couple of books to you from my personal favorite list?

Dwellers In The Crucible by Margaret Wander BonannoDi
Sarek by A.C. Crispin
Spock's World by Diane Duane
I have read all three, RIP A.C. Crispin

Uhura's Song by Janet Kagan another RIP
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I have read all three, RIP A.C. Crispin

Uhura's Song by Janet Kagan another RIP
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Slightly off topic but I found something interesting on the net the other day that Star Trek readers may be interested in seeing. Apparently the Star Trek novel business had some shady elements back in the day. Margaret Wander Bonnano is credited with writing the book, Probe, and if you go to her website http://www.margaretwanderbonanno.com/bio.htm on the right here there's a link to a word doc where she gives a really interesting story about how the book she wrote disappeared and the book that got published appeared. She'll apparently send anyone who asks a free word copy of the original book she wanted published too! Just interesting stuff I find I used to be heavy into star trek novels when I was younger.
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