Favorite Authors

A semi-arbitrary list of my favorite authors. These are authors who have written many books that I like.

Piers Anthony I gave up on the Xanth series (which I liked) after about the first half dozen. However, I am impressed with the breadth of styles Anthony commands. If you haven't read anything but his Xanth novels, try something else. I've enjoyed most of his books.
Issac Asimov
Ray Bradbury The author who introduced me to the genre, back in grammar school.
Arthur C. Clarke
Barbara Hambly I've liked every book she has written, and loved nearly all of them. She creates wonderful characters, and uses some great words (e.g. "ophidian").
Robert A. Heinlein
O. Henry
Alistair Maclean One of my first favorite authors, a master of the spy thriller.
A. A. Milne
Larry Niven
Terry Pratchett Discworld, of course.
Clifford D. Simak Another one of my early favorites.
Mark Twain
Connie Willis I hadn't read any of her books until we were co-guests at a convention. Then I found out why she has won so many awards.