Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 7 years ago

Any good author suggestions?

I'm an aspiring author, and I want some great influences (other than Stephen King, Dean Koontz, or Clive Barker); I'd prefer that your suggestions are authors who consecutively put out good material. My favorite genre is horror, but I want to branch out to fantasy, and science fiction;

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  • Britt
    Lv 6
    7 years ago
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    Howard Phillips Lovecraft

    Robert E. Howard

    Greg Bear

    Ambrose Bierce

    Alan Nourse

    Theodore Sturgeon

    Richard Matheson

    Algis Budrys

    Charles Beaumont

    Janet Fox

    Suzy McKee Charnas

    A C Andrews

    Ray Bradbury

    Rod Serling

    Earl Hamner Jr.

    Bram Stoker

    Charles L. Grant

    Larry Niven

    Kathryn Ann McLean

    Joyce Carol Oates

    Shirley Jackson

    Leslie Stevenson

    Leslie Charteris

    Damon Knight

    John W. Campbell

    Ursula K. Andress

    Herbert George Wells

    C J Cherry

    Arthur C. Clarke

    Michael Shea

    Robert Bloch

    Manly Wade Wellman

    Fritz Lieber

    William Faulkner

    Dennis Etchison

    Ramsey Campbell

    Walter de la Mare

    Gene Wolfe

    Stephanie Meyer

    Phillip K. Dick

    Gene Wolf

    Algernon Blackwood

    Robert Aickman

    Tanith Lee

    E. A. Poe

    Michael Bishop

    Thomas Disch

    Daphne du Maurier

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  • Spike
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    How about any of these authors

    Tom Clancy

    John L Carre

    Robert Littell

    Larry Bond

    David Ignatius

    Frederick Forsyth

    Jack Higgins

    Matthew Dunn

    Alistair MacLean

    Dalton Fury

    Robin Cook

    Tess Gerritsen

    Michael Palmer

    Patrick Lynch

    Robert Crais

    James Patterson

    James Lee Burke

    Dashiell Hammett

    Raymond Chandler

    Piers Anthony

    Anne McCaffrey

    Terry Brooks

    Mercedes Lackey

    Margaret Weis

    T. H. White

    Marion Zimmer Bradley

    George R. R. Martin

    Arthur C. Clarke

    Isaac Asimov

    Carl Sagan

    Orson Scott Card

    Stephen Hawking

    Amy Tan

    Lisa See

    Pearl S. Buck

    James Michener

    Ann Rice

    Hope it helps.

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  • 7 years ago

    One of my favorite authors is Mark Helprin. His prose is awesome. He does not write horror, though his writing is usually somewhat surreal. His best IMO: Winter's Tale, A Soldier Of The Great War, and his short story collection A Dove Of The East. He also wrote a marvelous trilogy for children, but which can be appreciated by adults also: Swan Lake, A City In Winter, and The Vale Of Snows.

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  • 7 years ago

    To look at how people describe things - not fantasy etc. but can be carried over. Try Laurie Lee or Hilary Mantel. Completely different - to see how a story is constructed try John Grisham

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  • Jamus
    Lv 5
    7 years ago

    Herman Melville ,

    Dante Alighieri

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  • 7 years ago

    George R.R. Martin

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  • 7 years ago

    crime and punishment-dostovesky

    portrait of dorian gray-o.wilde

    the imp in the bottle-robert louis stephenson

    dr. jeckel &mr. hyde-robert louis stephenson

    the red and the black - stendahl

    the magic ***'s skin -honre balsac

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