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Adams
Anderson, K.
Anderson, P.
Anthony
Asimov
Attanasio
Banks
Barnes, J.
Barnes, S.
Barton
Baxter
Beagle
Bear
Benford
bes shahar
Bester
Biggle
Bischoff
Bishop
Bolton
Bova
Bradbury
Bradley
Brin
Britain
Brooks
Brunner
Brust
Bujold
Bull
Bunch
Burroughs
Busby
Butler
Cadigan
Caidin
deCamp
Capobianco  
Card
Chalker
Chant
Cherryh
Clairmont
Clarke
Clayton
Clough
Cole
Cook
David
Dean
Devenport
Dick
Dickson
Dietz, B.
Dietz, T.
Donaldson
Douglas
Drake
Duane
Duncan
Eddings
Edgehill
Egan
Ellison
Engdahl
Farland
Farmer
Feintuch
Feist
Forrest
Forward
Foster
Friedman
Freireich
Frezza
Gardner, C.  
Gardner, J.
Gemmel
Gentle
Gerrold
Gibson
Gier
Godwin
Gotlieb
Gould
Gravel
Griffith
Guilliland
Gunnarsson
Haldeman   
Halperin
Hambly
Hamilton
Hand
Harper
Harrison
Heinlein
Herbert

Hickman
Hinz
Hobb
Hogan
Ing
James, L.
James, R.
Jeter
Johnson
Jordan
Kay
Kaye
Kelly
Kennealy  
Kenyon
Kerr
Keyes, D.
Keyes, J.
Knight
Kondo
Kotani
Kress
Kube
Kurtz
Kushner
Lackey
Lafferty
Laumer
Lawhead
Lee
LeGuin
Leiber
Leigh
Lem

Lewis
Lindholm
de Lint
Lisle
Llywelyn
Lorrah
Lyris
Marston
Matthews
May
McAuley
McCaffrey
McCollum
McDonald
McIntyre
McKiernan
McKillip
McQuinn
Meier
Michaels
Miller
Modesitt
Moesta
Moon
Morris
Morwood
Moscoe
Niven
Norton
Norwood
Nourse
Ooom
Ore
Paxton
Perry, M.
Perry, S.
Pournelle
Powers
Pratchet
Pratt
Radford
Randall
Ransom
Rawn
Reed
Resnick
Reynolds, A.
Reynolds, M
.
Reynolds, T.
Roberson
Robinson
Rohan
Rosenberg
Rosenblum
Russo
Saberhagen
Salsitz
Salvatore
Sawyer
Scarborough
Schmitz
Scott
Severance
Shaw
Sheckley
Sheffield
Shetterly
Shiner
Silverberg
Simmons
Slonczewski
Smith, E.E.
Smith, Dean
Snodgrass
Spinrad
Springer
Stackpole
Stasheff
Steele
Stephenson
Sterling
Stirling
Stover
Sturgeon
Tarr
Tepper
Tolkien
Turner-Harris
Turtledove
Tyers
Van Scyoc
Vance
Varley
Verne
Vinge, J
Vinge, V.
Vonnegut
Waitman
Watt-Evans
Weaver
Weber
Weis
Wells
West
White
Williams, T.
Williams_W.
Wingrove
Wolfe
Wolverton
Wood
Wurtz
Yolen
Zahn
Zelazny
  


A

Adams, Douglas (d. 2001) -- Recommended:  A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Anderson, Kevin J.
Anderson, Poul -- (d. 2001)
Anthony, Piers -- Recommended:  Chthon (a dark, psychological story), Chameleon (light, punny).
Asimov, Isaac -- FAQ about Asimov and his work.  Also, bibliography.
Attanasio, A. A.

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"...no matter how the world makes out in the next few centuries, a large class of readers at least will not be too surprised at anything.  They will have been through it all before in fictional form, and will not be too paralyzed with astonishment to try to cope with contingencies as they arise."

                                  - L. Sprague De Camp


B

Banks, Iain M. -- Author of Consider Phlebas and Use of Weapons
Barnes, John -- Review site only
Barnes, Steve
Barton, William
Baxter, Stephen -- Also, extensive reviews
Beagle, Peter S. -- Recommended:  A Fine and Private Place (this is a ghost story, not SF/fantasy).  Review site only.
Bear, Greg
Benford, Gregory -- Recommended:  Tides of Light, others
bes shahar, eluki -- Pseudonym for Rosemary Edgehill
Bester, Alfred -- Author of The Stars My Destination
Biggle, Lloyd Jr. -- d. 2002
Bischoff, David F.
Bishop, Michael P.
Bolton, Johanna M.
Bova, Ben
Bradbury, Ray -- Highly recommended:  The Martian Chronicles, and Something Wicked this Way Comes
Bradley, Marion Zimmer  -- Recommended author
Brin, David -- Recommended:  Startide Rising
Britain, Kristen
Brooks, Terry -- Enjoyable:  Sword of Shannara
Brunner, John
Brust, Stephen -- Enjoyable:  The Phoenix Guards
Bujold, L. McMaster  --  Recommended:  Barrayar and Shards of Honor
Bull, Emma
Bunch, Chris
Burroughs, Edgar Rice -- Recommended author
Busby, F. M.  1921-2005
Butler, Octavia

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C

Cadigan, Pat
Caidin, Martin
deCamp, L. Sprague
Capobianco, Michael
Card, Orson Scott -- Highly recommended author.  In particular, Hart's Hope--beautifully written.
Chalker, Jack L.  Jack Lawrence Chalker, 1944-2005
Chant, Joy -- Review site.  Recommended:  Red Moon and Black Mountains
Cherryh, C. J. -- Highly recommended:  Cuckoo's Egg
Clairmont, Chris
Clarke, Arthur C.  - Recommended author.
Clayton, Jo
Clough, Brenda

Cole, Alan
Cook, Glen

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"Criticizing Asimov because his characters aren't as good as Jane Austen's
strikes me as being like criticizing Pride and Prejudice because it doesn't have any robots."

                         - Pete McCutchen, Illinois-based attorney


D

David, James F.  -- Pseudonym of Jim Foster
Dean, Pamela
Devenport, Emily -- Review site
Dick, Phillip K. -- Recommended author
Dickson, Gordon R. -- (1923-2001)
Dietz, Bill
Dietz, Tom
Donaldson, Stephen R. -- Highly recommended:  Lord Foul's Bane.  Also recommended:  The Illearth War and The Power that Preserves
Douglas, L. Warren
Drake, David
Duane, Diane
Duncan, Dave

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E

Eddings, David -- Recommended author
Edgehill, Rosemary -- Writing under the pseudonym, eluki bes shahar.  Bibliography only.
Edgerton, Teresa -- Enjoyable:  The Queen's Necklace.
Egan, Greg
Ellison, Harlan -- Highly recommended:  I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, others
eluki bes shahar -- Pseudonym for Rosemary Edgehill.  Bibliography only.
Engdahl, Sylvia

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"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."

                         - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


F

Farland, David -- Pseudonym for Dave Wolverton
Farmer, Phillip Jose -- Author of the Hugo Award winner, To Your Scattered Bodies Go
Feintuch, David -- Recommended the Seafort Saga
Feist, Raymond -- Recommended fantasy author.  Good solid writing, enjoyable characters, consistent threads through the various serieses, and some very nice details here and there that make you believe the world.  I have yet to read a Feist book that I didn't enjoy.
Forrest, Elizabeth -- Pseudonym for R. A. V. Salsitz
Forward, Dr. Robert L.  -- (d. 2002)  Autobiography site, created by Dr.Forward's wife and son.  This is the incomplete, unedited autobiography that Dr. Forward was working on before he passed away.
Foster, Alan Dean
Friedman, C. S. -- (Review site)  Recommended:  The Madness Season
Freireich, Valerie J.
Frezza, Robert

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"Science Fiction is that class of fiction which contains the currents of change in science and society.  It concerns itself with the critique, extension, revision, and conspiracy of revolution, all directed against static scientific paradigms.  Its goal is to prompt a paradigm shift to a new view that will be more responsive and true to nature."

- Amit Goswami, The Cosmic Dancers (New York, 1983)
    -- (and my first physics professor - TKH)


G

Gardner, Craig Shaw
Gardner, James Allen
Gemmel, David -- Recommended:  Morningstar
Gentle, Mary -- Highly recommended:  Golden Witchbreed
Gerrold, David
Gibson, William
Gier, Scott G. -- Enjoyable:  Genellan trilogy
Godwin, Parke
Gotlieb, Phyllis
Gould, Steven
Gravel, Geary
Griffith, Nicola -- Author of Slow River
Guilliland, Alexis A.
Gunnarsson, Thorarinn

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" The best way to predict the future is to invent it. "

               - Alan Kay


H

Haldeman, Joe  (d. 2002)
Halperin, James L.
-- Author of The Truth Machine
Hambly, Barbara
Hamilton, Peter F.
Hand, Elizabeth -- Review site
Harper, Tara K. -- critically acclaimed novels, other published work, etc.
Harrison, Harry -- Recommended:  The Stainless Steel Rat
Heinlein, Robert A. -- Highly recommended author:  Stranger in a Strange Land, I Will Fear No Evil, etc.
Herbert, Frank -- Highly recommended:  Dune
Hickman, Tracy
Hinz, Christopher
-- (Review site for Liege Killer only)
Hobb, Robin -- Pseudonym for author Meghan Lindholm.  Recommended:  Farseer:  Assassin's Apprentice
Hogan, James P. -- Recommended:  Inherit the Stars

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"Science fiction represents the modern heresy and the cutting edge of speculative imagination
as it grapples with Mysterious Time---linear or non-linear time.   Our motto is `Nothing Secret, Nothing Sacred'."

                                  - Frank Herbert


I
Ing, Dean

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"Science fiction...can attempt to either stay ahead of science...
or it can dramatise newly achieved developments."

            -Brian Aldiss


J

James, L. Dean
James, Roby -- Enjoyable (a first novel)  Commencement
Jeter, K.W.

Johnson, James B.
Jordan, Robert -- Pseudonym of Jim Rigney.  Author of the Wheel of Time series

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K

Kay, Guy Gavriel
Kaye, Marvin
-- Writing with Parke Godwin
Kelly, James Patrick
Kennealy-Morrison, Patricia
Kenyon, Kay
Kerr, Katharine
Keyes, Daniel -- Highly recommended:  Flowers for Algernon
Keyes, J. Gregory
Knight, Damon --
(1922 - 2002)
Kondo, Yoji
 -- Also writing under the name, Eric Kotani; no home page available
Kotani, Eric
-- Pseudonym of Yoji Kondo; no home page available
Kress, Nancy
Kube-McDowell, Michael P.
Kurtz, Katherine -- Enjoyable:  Derynii series
Kushner, Ellen

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L

Lackey, Mercedes -- Recommended books out of the various serieses:  The Black Gryphon, the Mage Winds trilogy, Exile's Valor, Exile's Honor, Take a Thief.  Good, solid fantasy.  Nice details that make a world very real and immediate.
Lafferty, R. A.
 -- (d. 2002)
Laumer, Keith
Lawhead, Stephen R.
Lee, Tanith -- Recommended author.  Specifically, highly recommended:  Don't Bite the Sun
LeGuin, Ursula K. -- Author of The Left Hand of Darkness and the Earthsea Trilogy
Leiber, Fritz -- Recommended author
Leigh, Stephen -- Recommended:  The Bones of God
Lem, Stanislaw
Lewis, C. S. -- Highly recommended:  Perelandra, Out of the Silent Planet, and That Hideous Strength
Lindholm, Meghan  -- Also writing under the pseudonym Robin Hobb
de Lint, Charles
Lisle, Holly -- Recommended:  Fire in the Mist
Lorrah, Jean
Llywelyn, Morgan
Lyris, Sonia Orin

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"Now about your sex life--er, having love.  You're predominantly female, but male once in a while, I see.  
You've devised a very sensible balance, I should think."

- Don't Bite the Sun, Tanith Lee


M

Marston, Edward
Matthews
, Susan B.
 -- Author of An Exchange of Hostages
May, Julian
McAuley, Paul J.
McCaffrey, Anne -- Highly recommended:  Dragonflight, Dragonquest, Dragonsinger, and Dragonsong
McCollum, Michael -- Recommended:  Life Probe
McDonald, Ian
McIntyre, Vonda
McKiernan, Dennis
McKillip, Patricia -- Enjoyable:  the Riddle-Master of Hed trilogy
McQuinn, Don -- Recommended:  Warrior
Meier, Shirley
Michaels, Melisa
Miller, Jr
., Walter M. -- Highly recommended:  A Canticle for Lebowitz
Modesitt, Jr., L. E. -- (Also an extensive fan-maintained page)
Moesta, Rebecca (with Kevin Anderson)
Moon, Elizabeth -- Recommended author
Morris, Janet
Morwood, Peter
Moscoe, Mike

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N
Niven, Larry (also timeline page) -- Highly recommended author.  Specifically, highly recommended (authored with
      Jerry Pournelle):  The Mote in God's Eye, Lucifer's Hammer.  Also highly recommended:  short-story collections
Norton, Andre  -- Highly recommended author
Norwood, Warren
Nourse
, Alan

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"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."

          - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


O

Ooom, Mel
Ore, Rebecca

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P

Paxton, Diana L.
Perry, Mark C.
Perry, Steve -- Enjoyable:  Matagorda, others
Pournelle, Jerry -- Highly recommended (coauthored with Larry Niven):  The Mote in God's Eye and Lucifer's Hammer
Powers, Tim
Pratchet, Terry
Pratt, Fletcher

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"SF is a controlled way to think and dream about the future.  An integration of the mood and attitude of science (the objective universe) with the fears and hopes that spring from the unconscious.  Anything that turns you and your social context, the social you, inside out.  Nightmares and visions, always outlined by the barely possible."

- Gregory Benford


Q

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"I am become death, shatterer of worlds. "

- Robert J. Oppenheimer (citing from the Bhagavadgita, after witnessing the world's first nuclear explosion)


R

Radford, Irene -- Pseudonym of Phyllis Karr
Randall, Marta
Ransom, Bill -- site of a review of Jaguar
Rawn, Melanie
-- Recommended author.  Good, solid fantasy; characters are full and real.  Some sophisticated touches that make one appreciate the craft of the story, not just enjoy the story itself.
Reed, Robert
Resnick, Mike -- Highly recommended:  Paradise
Reynolds, Alfred
Reynolds, Mack

Reynolds, Ted
Roberson, Jennifer
Robinson, Spider
Rohan, Michael Scott  
-- Enjoyable:  Gates of Noon, Cloud Castles, Chase the Morning
Rosenberg, Joel
Rosenblum, Mary
-- Author of The Drylands
Rusch, Kristine Kathryn -- Recommended author of the Fey fantasy series.  Winner of both Hugo and World Fantasy Awards, former editor of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.  A bibliography.
Russo, Richard Paul

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S
Saberhagen, Fred
Salsitz, R. A. V. -- Also:  Elizabeth Forrest, pseudonym of Rondi Salsitz
Salvatore, R. A.
Sawyer, Robert J.
Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann  
-- Enjoyable:  The Godmother
Schmitz, James H. -- Highly recommended:  The Witches of Karres
Scott, Melissa
Severance, Carol
-- Recommended:  Demon Drums
Shaw, Bob
Sheckley, Robert
Sheffield, Charles - (d. 2002)
Shetterly, Will
Shiner, Lewis
Silverberg, Robert -- Recommended author
Simmons, Dan
Slonczewski, Joan
Smith, E.E. "Doc"
-- Highly recommended author.  E. E. "Doc" Smith is the King of space-opera!
Smith, Dean Wesley
Snodgrass, Melinda M.
Spinrad, Norman
Springer, Nancy
Stackpole, Michael
-- Recommended author. In particular, recommended:  Talion: Revenant.
Stasheff, Christopher
Steele, Allen
Stephenson, Neal

Sterling, Bruce

Stirling, S. M.
Stover, Matthew Woodring
Sturgeon, Theodore
-- Recommended author

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"If anyone were to force me to make a thumbnail description of the differences between SF and fantasy, I think I would say that SF looks towards an imaginary future, while fantasy, by and large, looks towards an imaginary past.  Both can be entertaining.  Both can possibly be, perhaps sometimes actually are, even inspiring.  But as we can't change the past, and can't avoid changing the future, only one of them can be real."

- Frederik Pohl, Pohlemic, SFC, May 1992


T

Tarr, Judith -- Recommended:  The Hall of the Mountain King
Tepper, Sherri S. -- Recommended author
Tolkien, J. R. R. -- Highly recommended:  Lord of the Rings (trilogy) and The Hobbit
Turner-Harris, Deborah
Turtledove, Harry
Tyers
, Kathy

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V

Van Scyoc, Sydney J.
Vance, Jack

Varley, John
-- Recommended author
Verne, Jules -- Highly recommended author
Vinge, Joan D.
Vinge, Vernor
-- interview site only
Vonnegut, Kurt
-- Highly recommended:  Breakfast of Champions

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"Most so-called contemporary novels are freighted with nostalgia.  Perhaps one reason for either loving
or shunning science fiction is that it is relatively free of the poisons of forever looking back.  
It looks to the future, even when it looks foreboding."

            - Brian Aldiss


W

Waitman, Katie
Watt-Evans, Lawrence
Weaver, Michael D.
Weber, David
-- Recommended author.  Also, specifically, the first five books of the Honor Harrington series
Weis, Margaret
Wells, H. G.
-- Highly recommended:  The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, others
West, Pamela
White, James -- Author of the popular Sector General novels
Williams, Tad
Williams, Walter Jon
Wingrove, David
Wolfe, Gene -- Recommended author
Wolverton, Dave
.  (Also writing under pseudonym Dave Farland)
Wood, N. Lee
Wurtz, Janny

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"The truth is more important than the facts."

                - Frank Lloyd Wright


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Yolen, Jane

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Z

Zahn, Timothy
Zelazny, Roger -- Recommended:  Princes of Amber series

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"The difference between fiction and reality?  Fiction has to make sense."

               - Tom Clancy


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