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I am an avid science fiction and fantasy - specially dark fantasy- fan and I read a lot of comics. Besides OSC my favorites are Jack Vance, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, Ursula LeGuin, Alan Moore, Tolkien, P. K Dick, China Mieville, Tim Powers, Stephen King - especially Dark Tower series. Just curious to know.
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In the fantasy and SF genres I enjoy reading Jack Vance, Alan Dean Foster, Tad Williams, Peter F. Hamilton and Raymond E. Feist (to name a few).
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My second favorite is Octavia Butler, and I discovered her through OSC, so...
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In the fantasy and SF genres I enjoy reading Jack Vance, Alan Dean Foster, Tad Williams, Peter F. Hamilton and Raymond E. Feist (to name a few).

Jack Vance is probably my favorite author. I have read so many of his books in the last years that I hardly can see myself without having reading these books.
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My second favorite is Octavia Butler, and I discovered her through OSC, so...

Just have read Dawn from her, it was a recommendation of a member here. It was a very good book. I did not know OSC was fan of her works which is great.
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He quotes her like crazy in his books about writing fiction, because her prose is so clean. I think that's why...
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Isaac Asimov.
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I find that I cannot read more than three books by the same author in immediate succession. While reading the Ender- and Shadow-Series, I interspersed them with other books. I expected those to be easier on the mind - which is partly why I chose them - but I did not expect to be so disappointed by them, and I wonder whether I should not have read them at this point. For the same happened to me after I'd read Lord of the Rings: The other books just couldn't compare, and I was unable to appreciate them the way I might have at another time. It took me a while to 'recover'.

Have any of you had a similar experience?

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Nah, I usually binge read when I find an author I like.
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I am definitely a binge reader. There are so many authors out there that are at best okay and at worst unreadable, that when I find one who I enjoy, I go after their work like crazy because.

My favorites are Madeleine L'Engle, Stephen King, and Isaac Asmiov. I also have a love/hate relationship with Robert Heinlein.

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I recently came across Roger Zelazny. I believe he was a contemporary of Heinlein. His "Chronicles of Amber" are very interesting and thought provoking.

He also has an interesting and inspiring view on writing fiction which is worth reading.

Tor has some of his thoughts on writing:
http://www.tor.com/2016/05/19/a-few-words-from-roger-zelazny/

I have a love/hate relationship with Theodore Sturgeon books. His books all have small jewels of light hidden inside an otherwise dark tale. In a way, this is similar to Ray Bradbury's books.

For example: "There, before you play a note, it is to be seen. Your feet planted so, to balance you when your music tilts the world. Your chest full like the beginning of a great voice which will be heard all over the earth. Throat, chin, belonging to the violin and it to you..."
(28) The Cosmic Rape, Theodore Sturgeon

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