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09philj
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Please explain properly why you like them.

Easy answer for me: John Wyndham. He, in my opinion, is the greatest science fiction author of all time. He hasn't produced many books, but they are all classics. The best is probably Day of the Triffids. The reason his books are so great is that they don't go in for big, exciting fight scenes and flowery language. Instead, he follows the daily life of people during an unnatural event. The heroes are not muscle bound hunks with no shirts and bazookas. They are ordinary (very 1950s british) men; journalists, bankers, managers, who in the face of a strange and unnerving situation can't do much but keep calm and carry on. Oh, and some of them are absolutely terrifying. Especially The Midwich Cuckoos. Especially if you put yourself in the shoes of one of the women.

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Drink
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tbh i hate reading books, the only books i ever enjoyed was the harry potter series, so that kinda puts jk rowling as my favorite

blackfurydragon
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To me same as Drink. Harry potter ones.

Riptizoid101
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Dr. Seuss. The man can write quite the children's book.

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Too many to count them, they are some in (more or less) different styles/kinds... just to throw out a few examples (not the fully list, that would rly burst this place):

Karl Edward Wagner... only one word to say: Kane... ok, maybe a lil bit more, if anyone was able to write good "Conan"-books besides the Robert E. Howard, than him.

J.R.R.Tolkien is one of them, he did not only create the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings books, he create the very mid midgard-universe also (they are much more tales, the whole Ring-story is much wider then the known books).

Terry Pratchett and his discworld universe... must i say anything else?

Douglas Adams.... Hitchhiker´s Guide to the Galaxy... also nothing more to tell.

H.P. Lovecraft, Michael Moorcook... as i say, simply to many to write them down...

Nurvana
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Richard Adams. Not only did he write Watership Down, my favorite book, but he always had such a unique style of writing as well as storytelling. He used vague language, not in a precocious effort to appear intelligent, but to write a different story for each reader. The endings to books like Shardik and Tales are great as well.

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Tolkein and Tom Clancy are my two most favorite authors

C.S.L. Christopher Paolini are up there as well.

~~~Darth Caedus

Nurvana
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Christopher Paolini


Why? The Inheritance series was awful. Has he written anything else?
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Leo Tolstoy

benni369
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Frank Beddor, mainly because he wrote "the looking glass wars" which is my favorite book, and he balances every character out, unlike "Harry Potter" where the attention is mostly drawn around Harry.

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George RR Martin just for creating the ASOIAF serie.
Close second is Dan Brown.

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R.L Stine

bigjacob
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I've read far too many good books without ever glancing at the author's name, unfortunately.

So instead, I'll just tell you an author I like as of late, who would be Stephen Emonds.

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My famous authors have got to be: zac power by h.i. larry and no i'm not still reading these i choose him because he used to make these books about adventure thrills and fighting.
next i chose Wayne Thomas Batson he simply gets it for having a real/fantasy books in which they have humans,skrillax (giant spiders),stone blood and other mythical characters.

MoguMogu1993
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E. L James - the author of 50 shades of grey...

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I don't really have a favorite, but I read a lot of books by Rick Riordan.

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