Authors you can’t go wrong with, part 6

This list continues from part 5. It contains 60 authors, and I’m going to call it done for now.

Ray Bradbury

Bradbury’s masterpiece is a linked sequence of stories set on Mars, where humans are colonizing despite the Martian inhabitants.

  • Masterpiece
    • The Martian Chronicles
  • Great book
    • Fahrenheit 451
  • Good book
    • Dandelion Wine

David Brin

Both of Brin’s books I’ve read so far are almost masterpieces.

  • Great books
    • Kiln People
    • The Postman

Ted Chiang

Chiang is not very prolific and he’s only published short stories — but every story is a masterpiece.

  • Masterpiece
    • Stories of Your Life and Others (collection)

A. C. Crispin

Crispin’s masterpiece takes place after Star Trek VI, when Sarek’s first wife Amanda is dying.

  • Masterpiece
    • Star Trek
      • Sarek
  • Great books
    • Star Trek
      • Yesterday’s Son
      • Time for Yesterday
    • Star Trek: The Next Generation
      • The Eyes of the Beholders

Michael Jan Friedman

Friedman was also the writer of the Star Trek: The Next Generation comic book for many years.

  • Masterpieces
    • Star Trek
      • Double, Double
    • Star Trek: The Next Generation
      • A Call to Darkness
      • Death in Winter
  • Great books
    • Star Trek
      • Legacy
      • Faces of Fire
      • The Disinherited (with Peter David & Robert Greenberger)
      • Shadows on the Sun
    • Star Trek: The Next Generation
      • Doomsday World (with Carmen Carter, Peter David & Robert Greenberger)
      • Fortune’s Light
      • Requiem (with Kevin Ryan)
      • Reunion
      • Crossover
      • Kahless
      • The Captain’s Table — Dujonian’s Hoard
      • The Modala Imperative (graphic novel)
  • Good books
    • Star Trek
      • My Brother’s Keeper — Republic
      • My Brother’s Keeper — Constitution
      • My Brother’s Keeper — Enterprise
    • Star Trek: Stargazer
      • Oblivion

William Gibson

Gibson is known for being a pioneer in the cyberpunk genre — he invented the word “cyberspace.”

  • Great book
    • Pattern Recognition
  • Good books
    • Burning Chrome (collection)
    • Neuromancer

Joe Haldeman

Several of Haldeman’s books stem from his experience in the Vietnam War.

  • Great books
    • The Forever War
    • The Accidental Time Machine
  • Good books
    • Forever Peace
    • Forever Free

Barbara Hambly

Hambly wrote fantasy for many years but now writes mainly mystery and historical fiction.

  • Masterpieces
    • Star Trek
      • Ishmael
    • Winterlands
      • Dragonsbane
  • Great books
    • Star Trek
      • Ghost-Walker
      • Crossroad
    • Darwath
      • The Time of the Dark
      • The Walls of Air
      • The Armies of Daylight
    • Sun Wolf and Starhawk
      • The Ladies of Mandrigyn
      • The Witches of Wenshar
      • The Dark Hand of Magic
    • Winterlands
      • Dragonshadow
      • Knight of the Demon Queen
      • Dragonstar
    • The Windrose Chronicles
      • The Silent Tower
      • The Silicon Mage
      • Dog Wizard
    • Search the Seven Hills

J. Gregory Keyes

Keyes also publishes under the name Greg Keyes, and has written science fiction and fantasy outside the Babylon 5 universe.

  • Masterpiece
    • Babylon 5
      • Final Reckoning — The Fate of Bester
  • Great books
    • Babylon 5
      • Dark Genesis — The Birth of the Psi Cops
      • Deadly Relations — Bester Ascendant

Jack McDevitt

McDevitt’s science fiction is highly entertaining — you’ll end up in a different place than you expected.

  • Great books
    • Ancient Shores
    • Eternity Road

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