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Kheldar
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

Beefy
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...

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

Beefy
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.

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

Wiggo
12-03-2001, 05:30 PM
The original author committed suicide but I can't find my old Conan books anywhere atm. :(
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Wiggo
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. ;)
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Kheldar
12-04-2001, 09:58 AM
thanks wiggo - I knew robert jordan was too young to have written the first conan books

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

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

Wiggo
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. ;)
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DigitalDD
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.]

JealousMidget
12-04-2001, 07:45 PM
Woohoo
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

JM

:afro: Schmoof

Kay
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: