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April 21: Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Authors.

1. Douglas Adams. One of my favorite childhood authors, who taught me all about hapless adventures, depressed robots, and super-intelligent mice.

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2. Ilona Andrews. Kick-butt heroines, plenty of humor, and some spectacular world-building.

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3. Patricia Briggs. Werewolves, a werecoyote, and dangerous fey creatures.

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4. Lois McMaster Bujold. I have several favorite series from this author, mostly a space opera with epic disasters and a fantasy with scary, scary, soul-eating monsters.

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5. Jim Butcher. Smart-aleck wizard with awesome animal sidekicks, and plenty of humor.

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6. Simon R. Green. A darker fantasy, with a dangerous city full of the weird, sometimes it’s wonderful sometimes it’s nightmares.

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7. Tanya Huff. Another author with several wonderful series–my favorites involve a wizard; a house with a portal to hell; and a vampire working with a cop.

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8. Mercedes Lackey. Another childhood favorite, with lots of magical worlds–griffins, magical horses, elementals, and magic-users of all kinds.

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9. Anne McCaffrey. Dragons, telepaths, spaceships–most of them childhood staples.

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10. Terry Pratchett. A weird and satirical world, a lot like ours, which brought a great deal of laughter to my childhood, and does so still.

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About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

6 responses »

  1. Great list! Jim Butcher is awesome.

  2. lynnsbooks says:

    Haha – I love your list. I knew you’d come up with a stack of authors I’d missed! Damn!
    Lynn 😀

  3. Sierra says:

    I have only read the first Dresden Files book, but I can totally understand from it why Butcher would land on this list. He’s great!

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