Looking for a prolific (and hopefully good) SF author to read

david.karr

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I unfortunately read too quickly, and I find myself very near the end of my queue of science fiction authors that I'm aware of. I'm looking for some authors with a significant bibliography. I also sometimes read fantasy, but I'm more interested in science fiction.

Following this is a list of the authors in my "Completed" stack at my library. Is there someone I've missed who is worth reading?

Cherryh, C. J. (33)
Jordan, Robert (29)
Weber, David (27)
Asher, Neal L. (23)
Salvatore, R. A. (21)
Campbell, Jack (20)
Hamilton, Peter F. (19)
Scalzi, John (17)
Bova, Ben (14)
Baxter, Stephen (12)
Brin, David (12)
Sanderson, Brandon (11)
Stephenson, Neal (11)
Asimov, Isaac (10)
Abraham, Daniel (9)
Asher, Neal (9)
Brooks, Terry (9)
Reynolds, Alastair (9)
Modesitt, L. E. (8)
Corey, James S. A. (7)
Weis, Margaret (7)
Benford, Gregory (6)
Jemisin, N. K. (6)
Kress, Nancy (6)
Robinson, Kim Stanley (6)
McCaffrey, Anne (5)
Wright, John C. (5)
Brown, Pierce (4)
Leckie, Ann (4)
Pratchett, Terry (4)
Riddle, A. G. (4)
Simmons, Dan (4)
Bear, Elizabeth (3)
Haldeman, Joe W. (3)
Hemry, John G. (3)
Herbert, Brian (3)
Herbert, Frank (3)
McCaffrey, Todd (3)
Sawyer, Jamie (3)
Anderson, Kevin J. (2)
Crouch, Blake (2)
Harrison, Kim (2)
Okorafor, Nnedi (2)
Weir, Andy (2)
Bujold, Lois McMaster (1)
Cargill, C. Robert (1)
Haldeman, Joe (1)
Kahneman, Daniel (1)
Liu, Cixin (1)
Zelazny, Roger (1)
 
You need to look at your ‘completed’ library again. There are a number of authors in that list you haven’t come close to ’completing’.

If you’re looking for ‘new’ authors I can see you haven’t tried Banks, Heinlein, van Vogt, Simak, Dick, Delany, Wyndham…

There are too many to list easily.
 
Im not going to do a book count the authors on this list but trust me , they're prolific .


David Drake
Glenn Cook
Stephen Brust
Poul Anderson
Frederick Pohl
Jerry Pournell
Larry Niven
Keith Laumer
Clifford Simak
Steven Erikson
Michael Moorcock
Fred Saberhagen
Jack Williamson
Raymond Feist
Taylor Anderson
James Rollins
Michal Crichton
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Jack Vance
Gene Wolfe
Harlan Ellison
Theodore Sturgeon
A Bretram Chandler
 
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You could simply try to use the tool at Authors similar to C.J. Cherryh to find authors that readers who enjoyed an author (here C.J. Cherryh) reported enjoying. That might fail if the authors write more than one type of story but gives some clues.
 
Clarke, Banks, Pohl, Willis, more Herbert, Reed, Gibson. Some of the best authors of all time missing from your list.
 
I have whole shelves of Vance and Moorcock, both previously mentioned. Some very good lists here.

No one has mentioned Robert Silverberg, Philip Jose Farmer, or Edgar Rice Burroughs yet. All very prolific.
 
Terry Pratchett
James Branch Cabell
Seabury Quinn
Tanith Lee
Richard Adams
Harry Turtledove
Jack Chalker
Edmond Hamilton
David Brin
Dan Abnett
Sandy Mitchell
Brain Lumley
 
Robert Silverberg was quite prolific and not talked about enough, IMO.

Adrian Tchaikovsky has also written quite a bit and he is also excellent.

If you're happy to go more of the horror route, i'd recommend F. Paul Wilson's Adversary Cycle/Repairman Jack Books. I had great fun reading these.
 
I definitely second Robert Silverberg, Philip Jose Farmer, and Edgar Rice Burroughs.

I would point out, though, that Burroughs is one of the earliest authors in these lists. Tarzan was written in 1910, and Princess of Mars in 1911.

Speaking of early authors, I would throw in Jules Verne and H. G. Wells.
 
Charles Sheffield
Algis Burdry
Bill Baldwin
Brain Stableford
Cordwainer Smith
Henry Kuttner
C L Moore
Leigh Bracket
 
Charles Sheffield
Algis Burdry
Bill Baldwin
Brain Stableford
Cordwainer Smith
Henry Kuttner
C L Moore
Leigh Bracket
Cordwainer Smith wrote 1 SF novel, and about 20 short stories which are collected in a single volume. Absolutely brilliant, but not the first one I think of when someone is looking for a prolific author.
 
Cordwainer Smith wrote 1 SF novel, and about 20 short stories which are collected in a single volume. Absolutely brilliant, but not the first one I think of when someone is looking for a prolific author.

Norstriallia which is amazing novel and ive read it. :cool:

The Rediscovery of Man Yes , I know I have the book . But it is a big book .:(:cool:

Ive loves his stories and wish lived longer and gotten to write much more than he did.
 
Arthur C. Clarke absolutely should be on that list.

From a personal point of view, Douglas Adams would also feature at the top of any sf author list.
 

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