View Full Version : Favourite Sci/FI - Fantasy Authors

12-03-2001, 07:28 AM
In no particular order

Anne McCaffrey
Isaac Asimov
JRR Tolkien
Terry Brooks
Piers Anthony
David & Leigh Eddings
Terry Pratchet
Terry Goodkind

and another dozen or so who I'll add when i get home

12-03-2001, 10:56 AM
Yeah, i'm all for a couple of those.. one notable exception is Robert Jordan. Wheel of Time series and I'm now reading the Conan books.. not a bad little read...

12-03-2001, 11:07 AM
I couldn't remember him
the original conan or the new author?

12-03-2001, 11:12 AM
the original, robert jordan ones.. i got a 3 in one.. the Conan Chronicles.. has the first three Conan books.

12-03-2001, 12:49 PM
is that correct - i though he was the second writer - took over from whatshisface

12-03-2001, 05:30 PM
The original author committed suicide but I can't find my old Conan books anywhere atm. :(

12-04-2001, 09:22 AM
Ah here we go, the original author who started the Conan series was Robert Ervin Howard who was born in Texas in 1906 and committed suicide in 1936 at theage of 30. During his short life 18 Conan books were published but he left many unfinished works behind which were finished later by L.Sprague De Camp with the help also of a few others. ;)

12-04-2001, 09:58 AM
thanks wiggo - I knew robert jordan was too young to have written the first conan books

12-04-2001, 10:51 AM
N/P's Kheldar as I have about 25 or so of the oldest ones hangin' around here. ;)

12-04-2001, 10:52 AM
I would like to submit

Jerry Pournelle
Rober Heinlein
Poul Anderson
Ursula LeGuin

and a second vote for
Asimov and McCaffrey

12-04-2001, 01:05 PM
I'll definately second them

12-04-2001, 04:53 PM
Actually it would have been easier I think to list the bad ones myself as they don't get far in this category. ;)

12-04-2001, 07:38 PM
My faves in this category are [in no particular order]:

Robert Heinlein
William Gibson
JRR Tolkien
Fred Saberhagen [Books of the Gods, Books of Swords etc.]

12-04-2001, 07:45 PM
Someone else likes Robert Heinlein!

I like Asimov, but I must say that his robot series annoys me! I don't think that I have ever read one that I REALLY liked. The Foundation series, on the other hand, rocks!

My $.02


:afro: Schmoof

12-05-2001, 04:08 AM
All of the above and
Michael Moor****
Raymond Fiest
but my fav of all time is David and Leigh Eddings, followed closely by Anne McCaffrey :thumb: