Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
- Napoleon

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Favorite Authors

In keeping with this mini-theme, I thought I'd spin off my list of favorite authors.

Top Ten Favorite Authors

1. Ayn Rand (of course)
2. Erle Stanley Gardner
3. Mickey Spillane
4. Piers Anthony
5. Terry Brooks
6. Ray Bradbury
7. Agatha Christie
8. Harry Harrison
9. A.A. Milne
10. Alexandre Dumas

4 comments:

JenWriter said...

We've got three of those in common! Ray Bradbury, Agatha Christie, and Alexander Dumas. All terrific writers.

Kristen Painter said...

You need Orson Scott Card and Shana Abe on that list!

B.E. Sanderson said...

OSC would be in my top twenty, along with Asimov. I've never heard of Shana Abe, though. If she's (is that right?) as good as Card, I probably should pick up her books.

So many authors, so little space in the top ten. *sigh*

Sean Ashby said...

Piers Anthony! I don't hear many people mention him, but he turned the whole science fiction/fantasy genres on their head for me and I loved it.

Terry Brooks, Shannara... staples of my adolescence.

Agatha Christie. I admire her ability to create vivid, memorable characters, and to create a tight puzzle without getting complicated or wordy (my downfalls).