Authors you can’t go wrong with, part 1

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

If you pick up any book by these authors, you will be well rewarded. There may be some off-by-one errors in my ratings for books I read many years ago, but this gives you a good idea of the books I like. Isaac Asimov Asimov wrote more books than just about anybody, in a wide […]

Author discovery of the year

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

I read a fair number of books by authors I’d read before in 2014, but I managed to squeeze in a few new ones. The winner of the big prize is Douglas Preston, for his wonderful book Blasphemy. Runner ups are Peter F. Hamilton for The Reality Dysfunction, Carrie Vaughn for After the Golden Age, […]

Author discovery of the year

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

2013 was a great year of reading for me, and in particular a great year of discovering new authors. The winner of my author discovery of the year is Iain M. Banks. I read three of his books, including the brilliant The Player of Games. Runner ups are Sarah Zettel for A Sorceror’s Treason, Michael Swanwick […]

Author discovery of the year

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

I’ve decided to imagine, just for fun, that I’m giving out an award for the most significant (to me) author I’ve discovered in a given year. The award is given to an author that I really like (ie. who writes brilliant books) who I haven’t read before (except possibly a small number of short stories). Since […]

Neglected SF & fantasy books & authors

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Jo Walton asked people on Tor.com to suggest authors and books that could be described as neglected. She’s organized them into a few different categories, including ones she’s reviewed herself. Another list to check out if you’re looking for something to read. Neglected Books: the list

Favourite international SF & fantasy authors

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Most of the authors we read in English are American, Canadian, British, or Australian. But there is science fiction and fantasy being written in other parts of the world. Here some authors tell us who their favourite international authors are: MIND MELD: Favorite International Authors