Auto-Buy Sci-Fi & Fantasy Authors

Auto-Buy Sci-Fi & Fantasy Authors

This week's TOp 5 Wednesday prompt was a difficult one to narrow down.

–which I think is a good thing! That means that there’s no shortage of great authors out there! Seeing how Fantasy is the genre I most commonly read, it’s easy to want to only include Fantasy authors (which I sort of did…but some also write Sci-Fi!)  

J.R.R. Tolkien

This one may be a no-brainer for many fantasy lovers. The Lord of the Rings trilogy, among several other works by Tolkien set in Middle Earth are easy instant-buys for me. While Tolkien passed away in 1973, his works are still being published, and his legacy carried on by his son, Christopher Tolkien. His most recently published book came out in 2017 (which I still need to buy but definitely will), and tells the story of Beren and Lúthien, elves existing long before the famous trilogy took place.

Juliet Marillier

While I haven't read her most popular series, the Sevenwaters series yet, Juliet Marillier is one of those authors that I know I will love whatever she creates. Having multiple books published including several book series, Marillier is well versed in folklore, retellings, and everything whimsical. She writes in mainly the Young Adult fantasy genre, but these books often suitable for adults as well.

Kristen Ciccarelli

Quite new to the Young Adult Fantasy scene, Ciccarelli released her debut novel in October 2017. Her writing is lush, imaginative, and immersive. I was greatly surprised at the talent she exhibited in her first novel, and how she craftily wove such meaning throughout her plot. I'm greatly looking forward to more work from her!

Kendare Blake

I've been following Blake's Three Dark Crowns series since the first novel came out. When I read it, I knew that this was an author I wanted to keep tabs on. While her writing isn't as lush and derivative as some authors, her ability at writing a plot and incorporating so many twists is astounding! She also dabbles in horror, and has two other series published. I'm not sure if I'll read the horror series, but plan to keep an eye out for more from her in the future!

Amie Kaufman

Technically a cross-over author, Amie Kaufman writes both Young Adult Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels. While I've only read The Illuminae Files which she co-authored, I can tell from this series that her other books should be given a shot!

What are some of your auto-purchase authors? (They can be from any genre!)
Which authors would you recommend fans of Fantasy or Sci-Fi to check out?

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8 thoughts on “Auto-Buy Sci-Fi & Fantasy Authors

    1. Oh really!? Well if you end up checking them out someday, I hope you find their books to your liking! I could see how this would be a difficult post to write if you don’t normally read in the genre. Contemporary and contemporary romance are a bit of a far cry from SFF. However, there ARE a few that overlap, too!

    1. Oh thank you Evelina! Don’t worry, I’ve been so bad with keeping up on what everyone else has been up to this month. I get worse as the year goes on it seems!

      I haven’t read Catherine Valente, but I will add Deathless to my TBR! Thanks for the suggestion! Aka…*hypnotized* 😋

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