Authors to Read

This page collects authors I've either never read or haven't read since I started writing reviews. There's no particular reason for this list other than that I felt like writing it and it serves as sort of a to-do list to encourage me to broaden my reading. Currently, it only lists authors, not specific books; I maintain a much larger private to-read list and haven't decided whether to do the work of putting it on the web.

Unread SFF Authors

These are science fiction or fantasy authors that I've never read at book length, even before I started writing reviews. They're the major (and minor) holes in my SFF background. Authors with multiple careers under different names may be listed twice.

Authors I've not read at all, even in short fiction:

  • Richard Adams
  • Lloyd Alexander
  • Patricia Anthony
  • Piers Anthony
  • Margaret Atwood
  • J.G. Ballard
  • J.M. Barrie
  • Barrington J. Bayley
  • K.J. Bishop
  • James Blaylock
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Earnest Bramah
  • A.S. Byatt
  • Algis Budrys
  • Emma Bull
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Jim Butcher
  • Karel Čapek
  • Jack L. Chalker
  • Glen Cook
  • Gordon R. Dickson
  • Dave Duncan
  • Lord Dunsany
  • E.R. Eddison
  • M.J. Engh
  • Louise Erdrich
  • Steven Erikson
  • Jasper Fforde
  • Robert L. Forward
  • Alan Garner
  • Mary Gentle
  • Amitav Ghosh
  • William Goldman
  • Hiromi Goto
  • Kenneth Grahame
  • Richard Grant
  • Colin Greenland
  • Ken Grimwood
  • Barbara Hambly
  • Edmond Hamilton
  • Peter F. Hamilton
  • Charles L. Harness
  • Harry Harrison
  • Russell Hoban
  • Robin Hobb
  • P.C. Hodgell
  • Nalo Hopkinson
  • K.W. Jeter
  • Graham Joyce
  • J. Gregory Keyes
  • Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • William Kotzwinkle
  • R.A. Lafferty
  • Stanislaw Lem
  • Megan Lindholm
  • R.A. MacAvoy
  • David Mitchell
  • James Morrow
  • Haruki Murakami
  • Linda Nagata
  • Jeff Noon
  • Rebecca Ore
  • K.J. Parker
  • Diana Paxon
  • Mervyn Peake
  • Marge Piercy
  • H. Beam Piper
  • Adam Roberts
  • Keith Roberts
  • Frank M. Robinson
  • Patrick Rothfuss
  • Bob Shaw
  • Robert Sheckley
  • Joan Slonczewski
  • Cordwainer Smith
  • Midori Snyder
  • George R. Stewart
  • Peter Straub
  • Tricia Sullivan
  • Patrick Süskind
  • Wilson Tucker
  • George Turner
  • Jeff VanderMeer
  • Paula Volsky
  • Stanley G. Weinbaum
  • T.H. White
  • Terry Windling
  • David Wingrove
  • Jack Womack
  • Zoran Živković

Authors whose short fiction I've read, but not their long fiction:

  • Daniel Abraham
  • Brian W. Aldiss
  • Thomas M. Disch
  • L. Timmel Duchamp
  • Greg Egan
  • Jeffrey Ford
  • David Gerrold
  • Molly Gloss
  • Kathleen Ann Goonan
  • Tanith Lee
  • George MacDonald
  • Ian R. MacLeod
  • David Marusek
  • Richard Matheson
  • Paul Park
  • Holly Phillips
  • Rachel Pollack
  • Christopher Priest
  • Robert Reed
  • Mary Rosenblum
  • Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Richard Paul Russo
  • Brandon Sanderson
  • Brian Stableford
  • Ian Watson
  • Liz Williams
  • Jack Williamson
  • John C. Wright

Unreviewed SFF Authors

I've read books by these science fiction or fantasy authors, but before I started writing reviews, so I've never written a review of any of their books.

  • Douglas Adams
  • Steven Barnes
  • L. Frank Baum
  • Orson Scott Card
  • Hal Clement
  • Stephen R. Donaldson
  • David Eddings
  • Nancy Kress
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Hugh Lofting
  • Anne McCaffrey
  • L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
  • Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
  • E.E. "Doc" Smith
  • Bruce Sterling
  • A.E. Van Vogt
  • Tad Williams
  • Timothy Zahn
Last modified and spun 2016-05-08