Authors you love that no one seems to have heard about

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I will say fantasy author Michelle West. The first i read by her was Hidden City in her series House War. It is one of my favorite fantasy novels ever. Im starting a earlier one she wrote as a duology in the same world Hunters oath. It is so good! She also writes under her maiden name Michelle Sagara. The west books tend to be epic fantasy the sagarra books are more genre fantsy-romance.

So who do you like that we havent heard of before?
 
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I don't know about here, but no one I know in real life (except my uncle who introduced me to the books) knows Elizabeth Moon. I absolutely LOVE her Deed of Paksennarion trilogy!
 

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Robert McLiam Wilson. No one but my family and close friends seems to have heard of him, honestly. There is even a BBC miniseries based on one of his books - Eureka Street - which I happen to consider one of the most important novels of 20th century - but I still never ever run into anyone who has heard of the guy :cheeseeni: His writing is wonderful and funny and intelligent and sensitive and a little crazy :D

As for the previous posts - Elizabeth Moon I have heard of but never read, and Michelle West - no, sorry, I don't think so, not even i the short story anthologies I've read or anything :cheeseeni:
 

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Elizabeth Moon is really good :)
 

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Vernor Vinge. He's a scifi writer (who's gotten a couple of Hugo and other scifi awards), so I'd thought many tarvaloners would have heard of him, but apparently no. :( I think the style is called space opera, but as I'm not a scifi-know-it-all I'm not sure what it means :p . I know it is awesomely written characters and thriller-like plot lines and some interesting race concepts.

Sorry, haven't heard of any of the authors previously mentioned... But then again I'm not very knowledgeable in fantasy & scifi genres, I'm more regular literature & classics kind of reader. :embarassed: But some of those sound really interesting, so maybe I'll try them too!
 

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Taika Vinh said:
But then again I'm not very knowledgeable in fantasy & scifi genres, I'm more regular literature & classics kind of reader.

But McLiam Wilson is not a genre writer, he's a LitFic writer, maybe you'd like him :D

*lobbying* :halo
 

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Dieda Eriu said:
[quote="Taika Vinh":1bkizrgy]But then again I'm not very knowledgeable in fantasy & scifi genres, I'm more regular literature & classics kind of reader.

But McLiam Wilson is not a genre writer, he's a LitFic writer, maybe you'd like him :D

*lobbying* :halo[/quote:1bkizrgy]

Yeah, your description of his style made me interested. ;) I'll have to see if I can get the Eureka Street for my Kindle.
 
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Thanks, lots of interesting sounding stuff to look into.
 
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Ooh, I love Jennifer Roberson!
I picked up her Sword-Dancer series at a book sale and fell in love. Working my way, off and on, through her Cheysuli series and have the first of her Karavans on my shelf...
 

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Sorcha Al'Verdan said:
I like Tanya Huff and Jennifer Roberson

Hey! You took both of the authors I was going to mention. :grumble

Seriously, though, it's nice to find someone who is a fan of not just one, but two of my favorite authors that no one has ever heard of. Jennifer Roberson was one of my biggest influences in starting to write fantasy way back when, and Tanya Huff is right up at the top of my "literary influences" list.
 

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Just wanted to say I enjoyed Elizabeth Moon too. Introduced to her through the series she did with Anne McCaffrey. I'd also toss in Julian Moon. Her Saga of Pliocene Exile was a fun read and gave an interesting time travel theory.
 

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I'd also toss in Julian Moon. Her Saga of Pliocene Exile was a fun read and gave an interesting time travel theory.

That's Julian May :look: :p

I read the first book a while go, and I was intrigued by the ideas, but the style seemed a bit too cold and distant for my tastes, or so it seemed back then. Always wanted to give it a second try, though :)
 

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.... yes May. I must have been tired then :laugh:
 

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Isobelle Carmody and her Obernewtyn series, great story but no-one I know has ever heard of it. Shes been writing it for years and its still not done but only one book left. My sister had to get some of the books when she was out in australia or have them imported as you couldnt get them over here (i believe you can now though).

They have split some of the books I think in the US and UK releases.
 
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Steven R. Donaldson. He wrote the Thomas Covenant series which consists of nine books in three trilogies. The later books got on the New York Times bestseller list, but it seems that once they were of the list (almost) everybody forgot him.
 
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Also, Terry Goodkind. He wrote "The Sword of Truth," series which I read it in fourth/fifth grade so all I remember about it is that I liked the series. He also hit the New York Times bestseller list, but he seems to have been mostly forgotten too.
 

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Terry goodkind is far from forgotten, he just hasn't written much new, I think- but one author few people I know have heard of that is just a rockstar of urban fantasy fun is Kevin Hearne- he has been doing the Iron Druid series, and I couldn't love it, or him, more!
 
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