The SciFi/Fan Plan

I like science fiction and fantasy books–they feel so much more inventive than traditional fiction.  This isn’t so say that there is nothing amazing about classic novels or even modern novels but, on occasion, I need something a bit on the edge of reality if not completely outside it!  

This list is not book-oriented like the Classics Club list.  What I wanted to do is create a list of authors (most of whom I have never read before) and go from there.

Plan:  To read at least one major work or series by every author in this list.

Author List:  This list is by no means comprehensive for this field.  It contains both old and new authors–those I could remember off the top of my head.  In fact, I am sure this will grow much longer as I add writers.   

  1. Adams, Douglas
  2. Ahmed, Saladin
  3. Asimov, Isaac 
  4. Atwood, Margaret
  5. Bradbury, Ray
  6. Bradley, Marion Zimmer
  7. Brett, Peter V.
  8. Brin, David
  9. Brooks, Terry
  10. Bujold, Lois McMaster
  11. Butcher, Jim
  12. Card, Orson Scott
  13. Carey, Jacqueline
  14. Chabon, Michael
  15. Clarke, Arthur C.
  16. Correia, Larry
  17. Dick, Philip K.
  18. Feist, Raymond E.
  19. Fforde, Jasper
  20. Gabaldon, Diana
  21. Gaiman, Neil
  22. Gibson, William
  23. Goodkind, Terry
  24. Grossman, Lev
  25. Harkness, Deborah
  26. Heinlein, Robert
  27. Herbert, Frank
  28. Hobb, Robin
  29. Jemisin, N. K.
  30. Jordan, Robert
  31. Kay, Guy Gavriel
  32. Kowal, Mary Robinette
  33. Lackey, Mercedes
  34. LeGuin, Ursula
  35. Lewis, C. S.
  36. Lynch, Scott
  37. Martin, George R. R.
  38. McCaffrey, Anne
  39. McCarthy, Cormac
  40. McClellan, Brian
  41. Miéville, China
  42. Modesitt, L. E.
  43. Murakami, Haruki
  44. Niffenegger, Audrey
  45. Niven, Larry and Pournelle, Jerry
  46. Novik, Naomi
  47. Peake, Mervyn
  48. Pratchett, Terry
  49. Priest, Cherie
  50. Pullman, Philip
  51. Rice, Anne
  52. Rothfuss, Patrick
  53. Saberhagen, Fred
  54. Sagan, Carl
  55. Sanderson, Brandon
  56. Scalzi, John
  57. Stephenson, Neal
  58. Tolkien, J. R. R.
  59. Verne, Jules
  60. Weeks, Brent
  61. Westerfeld, Scott
  62. White, T. H.
  63. Williams, Tad
  64. Willis, Connie
  65. Zelazny, Roger


Off I go.  I’m currently listening to The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (#36 on the list).  This is the first book in the Gentlemen Bastards series.


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