Favorite Authors...

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    Marky Lazer

    Marky Lazer New Member

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    But! No, SFF authors... Which ones are yours... Because it's my thread I can decide on a top whatever. So, I decided to stick with my own idea, and a Top 4 (in no particular order) is what we're doing...

    My list is:

    Aimee Bender
    Mark Richard
    Chuck Palahniuk
    Amy Hempel
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    williemeikle

    williemeikle writer

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    Raymond Chandler
    Elmore Leonard
    James Ellroy
    Ian Rankin
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    Mark Robson

    Mark Robson Dragon Writer

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    In no particular order ...

    Robert Ludlum
    Desmond Bagley
    Wilbur Smith (though I haven't read any for quite a while now)
    Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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    Envoy

    Envoy New Member

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    John Connolly
    Michael Connolly
    Harlan Coben
    Walter Mosley
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    GOLLUM

    GOLLUM Moderator Staff Member

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    I thought it was non SFF?
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    Envoy

    Envoy New Member

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    Doh !! ....changed....
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    GOLLUM

    GOLLUM Moderator Staff Member

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    OK, not really a top 4 non-SFF, too many to choose from but here's four of my favs:

    Graham Greene
    Charles Dickens
    Mark Twain
    Robert Louis Stevenson (slighlty marginal but plenty of non SFF there too).
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    Joel007

    Joel007 Shiny! Let's be bad guys.

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    I've just realized i dont read much non sff :)
    Adrian Plass
    Max Lucado
    Philip Yancey
    CS Lewis
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    iansales

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    Only 4? Damn...

    Lawrence Durrell
    Anthony Burgess
    David Lodge
    Georgette Heyer :)-))
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    Trey Greyjoy

    Trey Greyjoy Iron Price Payer

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    John Fowles
    JD Salinger
    Bob Woodward
    Homer ;)
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    ScottSF

    ScottSF ScottSF

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    interesting lists. I think I've had an insatiable appetite for SFF for like a year now but maybe it's time to balance things out.

    Jack Kerouac
    Haruki Murakami
    Eiji Yoshikawa
    Toni Morrison
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    nixie

    nixie pixie druid Staff Member

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    Dennis Wheatly

    Robert Louis Stevenson

    Charles Dickens

    Agatha Christie
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    BookStop

    BookStop If you see a stranger...

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    Here are my four non-SFF, I assume you mean non-horror as well, since it's a genre that has so many crossovers into the other two.


    Patricia Sprinkle
    Tess Gerritsen
    Alice Hoffman
    James Patterson

    Although, I would like to give honorable mentions to Jane Austen and Anita Shreve.
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    red_temple

    red_temple Boo!

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    Simpson?

    My list:

    Hunter S. Thompson
    Bill Bryson
    Jack London
    Dr. Seuss

    This was really hard, BTW. I tried to make the list comprehensive - all time favorites, current, and past. This is as good as I can do with only 4 spots to choose from.
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    Trey Greyjoy

    Trey Greyjoy Iron Price Payer

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    I was taking bets on who would be the first. :D
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    carrie221

    carrie221 Darkness is my friend :)

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    Jane Austen
    Ann Rule
    Laura Ingells Wilder
    C.S. Lewis
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    littlemissattitude

    littlemissattitude Super Moderator

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    Hmmm...

    Faye Kellerman
    James Ellroy
    Kathy Reichs

    and after that several others that I can't narrow down to another choice or two.
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    Mark Robson

    Mark Robson Dragon Writer

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    Ha! I was going to put Dennis Wheatley until I remembered that aside from the horror novels, he also wrote fantasy ... and that my favourite book of his was the fantasy 'They Found Atlantis'.
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    Nesacat

    Nesacat The Cat

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    At the moment they are:

    Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    Umberto Eco
    Orhan Pamuk

    Italo Calvino
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    Crisspin

    Crisspin Morningstar

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    Daniel Silva
    John Sanford
    Jonathan Kellerman
    Michael Connely

    Looking at the responses, it seems there are two groups of non-SFF lists .. those that have contemporary popular writers and those that have classics.

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