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Haha, this is going to be somewhat coincidence considering where we are, lol, but Rand and Robyn Miller, authors of the Myst series. Also, some personal friends of mine that are authors would be Sander F., Sara King, and David Gaither. All 3 are great authors with published works on Amazon.
 
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A favorite of mine is Kate Elliot, and her series Crown of Stars. Another would be Allison Croggan she wrote the books of Pellinor
 

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I am very fond of Japanese literature, it's so different. I like Yasunari Kawabata, Haruki Murakami, Yukio Mishima, Kobo Abe and Hitomi Kanehara. Another great author is Frédéric Beigbeder, though some people may not like him.
 

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Oh, I read my first Murakamis last year (Norwegian Wood and 1Q84) and really liked them! He's pretty popular I think, but I haven't heard of the others you mentioned.
 

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Yes, Murakami is one of the most popular Japanese writers. A Wild Sheep Chase is also very nice book. I do recommend Yasunari Kawabata - The House of the Sleeping Beauties, Kobo Abe - The Woman in the Dunes and Hitomi Kanehara - Snakes and Earrings.
 

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Are they too, how do you say it, magical realism? I don't know the term in English, but meaning stories like Murakami's that aren't quite fantasy but have some elements of it? I'll have to look at them when I get the opportunity. :)
 

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The Woman in the Dunes is like that but it also involves the desire of the human to escape from the society. The House of the Sleeping Beauties is something like poetic meditation on the themes of sexuality and death, innocence and ugliness. As for Snakes and Earrings it's kind of rough ;) Japanese urban youth culture is scandalous so you may not like it - a lot of adult themes. BTW A Wild Sheep Chase by Murakami is in my opinion the one with the most fantastic elements as well as its sequence Dance, Dance, Dance.
 
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I always loved Mercedes Lackey and Gareth Nix. Have any of you heard of those authors?
 

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Do you mean Garth Nix? If so yes i've read his Abhorsen books (great) and the key to the kingdom series (not so great).
 

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When I was younger I read all of Gerald Morris' books on various Arthurian legends. They're great! They're so funny, sort of like my personal precursor to Hitchhiker's Guide and Discworld type books.
 

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Robert silverburg.
 
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Joyce Holms. She's a british author but she has a detective fiction series out there known as the Fizz and Buchanan series and I adore it.
 

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I'm a big fan of Stephen Lawhead, but rarely do I meet anyone that has heard of him.
 

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I know Stephen Lawhead! I haven't read anything of his since I was in high school, though.
 
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I'm a big fan of Stephen Lawhead, but rarely do I meet anyone that has heard of him.

I've read quite a few of his books, but like Ashlyn, not for quite a while. I was quite fond of his Celtic Crusades trilogy, as well as the Song of Albion and Pendragon Cycle trilogies.
 
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You might enjoy Angela Scott's books from the Zombie West series. It's a romantic, action-packed zombie apocalypse series set in the Old West.

http://www.amazon.com/Angela-Scott/e/B007N3J0L2

The Wild West is hard enough to survive with its native territory, wanted outlaws, and harsh terrain, but with a plague turning civilized people into brain-eating monsters, survival becomes nearly impossible.

Red has lost everything to the fast-spreading disease: her family, her trust in mankind, and her hope for a better tomorrow. When she meets Trace, a smooth-talking gambling man who's more city boy than cowboy, she's forced down a path she'd been avoiding for years. Until his arrival, she'd lived by a certain set of rules-don't ask names, keep to yourself, don't let anyone too close-but the jackass of a man won't let her be, and he has an uncanny knack for appearing at all the wrong times and in all the wrong places.

Each, with a secret of their own, will need to learn that only by working together do they have any chance of surviving The Zombie West.

That is, if they don't kill each other first.
 
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