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Fruziek
12-06-2010, 05:03 AM
In my opinion its S.M Stirling he writes great post apocalyptic books ever

tim1983
12-06-2010, 05:09 AM
George R.R Martin i would say.. im also fond of Ken Follet's work

oddi74
12-06-2010, 11:29 AM
i would say anthony horowitz

Josh Warner
12-06-2010, 11:31 AM
I believe I'm simply not qualified to answer that question. My favorite author(s) would be George R.R. Martin and/or Issac Asimov though.

tim1983
12-06-2010, 11:36 AM
I believe I'm simply not qualified to answer that question. My favorite author(s) would be George R.R. Martin and/or Issac Asimov though.

Josh, may i say you have great taste ;) dont know if you have checked it, but i made a post about the new game of thrones television series in offtopic :) posted some good vids there if you havent seen :)..

also, i think the title greatest author, is what ultimately you believe to be the best.. everyone will always have different opinions about who is greatest...

Josh Warner
12-06-2010, 11:39 AM
Josh, may i say you have great taste ;) dont know if you have checked it, but i made a post about the new game of thrones television series in offtopic :) posted some good vids there if you havent seen :)..

also, i think the title greatest author, is what ultimately you believe to be the best.. everyone will always have different opinions about who is greatest...

Merely playing devils advocate with the title. I'm sure they'll be rather interesting games but there isn't too much info available yet, I like to wait a little further in the development cycle before I pay too much attention or I get anxious.

tim1983
12-06-2010, 11:42 AM
Merely playing devils advocate with the title. I'm sure they'll be rather interesting games but there isn't too much info available yet, I like to wait a little further in the development cycle before I pay too much attention or I get anxious.

yeah, thats true, information is still a bit scarce, altho a 10 minute featurette has just been released... but as a fan of that series, i cant help to be psyched about it, like i am a bit with Dawn of Fantasy :D

Polan
12-06-2010, 11:54 AM
Sapkowski(The Witcher) his laungage and way of writing is just addicting.
Komuda(series of really nice books), his books are short, open ended but always exciting.
Glukhovsky(Metro2033), the only book I read from him is Metro, but I have to say it's on top of my favourites, would be really nice to get in hand more books by him.

damunzy
12-06-2010, 07:14 PM
I too feel that I am not able to say who the greatest is but Brandon Sanderson has done an awesome job of making the Wheel of Time readable again.

Angbad
12-07-2010, 03:29 PM
J.R.R. Tolkein
That is all
move along

tivin123
02-06-2011, 01:33 AM
yup, Tolkien is the best, i love his books

arthas242
02-06-2011, 07:40 AM
J.R.R. Tolkein(You already know) and Robert Jordan(wheel of time) for fantasy

Harry Turtledove for sci-fi (time travel/alternatehistory)

priamus
02-06-2011, 07:50 AM
my favourites are Dan Brown, J.K. Rowling and J.R.R Tolkien

D4kai
02-06-2011, 10:33 AM
Angbad's right. J.R.R. Tolkien is the best writer.

NobleIre
02-06-2011, 10:48 AM
Well, this is something quite subjective. However, I've always been a huge fan of Michael Moor**** for his original Elric Saga. And 'Wizard's First Rule' by Terry Goodkind is absolutely, hands down, one of the best works of fantasy that I have ever read. It was originally intended to be a stand alone novel, and probably would've been better for it. The series that sprung out of it can't compare to the first novel - and the TV series based on it is an abomination.

arthas242
02-06-2011, 08:59 PM
Well, this is something quite subjective. However, I've always been a huge fan of Michael Moor**** for his original Elric Saga. And 'Wizard's First Rule' by Terry Goodkind is absolutely, hands down, one of the best works of fantasy that I have ever read. It was originally intended to be a stand alone novel, and probably would've been better for it. The series that sprung out of it can't compare to the first novel - and the TV series based on it is an abomination.


i actually thought the TV series was decent *could of been better and followed book more though instead of a newer story as it almost was*

and i think the first few books were all great, it was when u got to the last 3/4 it got a little slow

NobleIre
02-06-2011, 09:02 PM
yeah.. the first book was excellent. The second and third were decent - just not as good as the first. Some of the other books sucked, and some were alright. And the last book was really good until the ending.

Mokhir
02-07-2011, 05:47 PM
Ken Follet all the way

Arkan
02-09-2011, 05:34 AM
ehem...ehem.... George Orwell :D

wou129
02-09-2011, 07:25 AM
george r.r martin and Robert Jordan

Dolas
02-09-2011, 07:43 AM
Robert Jordan with his wheel of time series (All his books were really long and bloated...I could have wrote the same story with half the number of pages, but it was still a very well crafted story)

Terry Goodkind with his sword of truth series (I really liked the first 3 and the last 3...all the others were kind of meh)

Orson Scott Card with his Enders Game series (really good Si-fi series that I highly recommend)

Brandon Sanderson with his Mistborn series and finishing up the wheel of time (The Mistborn series has the most unique magic system that I have ever read about...very nice series)

and I am reading George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones right now and so far so good.

darkviju
02-09-2011, 10:19 AM
Wow, I don't know how can you answer so easily, because I can't xD. I would say that it really depens on the genre (Javier Negrete/Alexandre Dumas/Alberto Vzquez Figueroa for Historical books, H.P. Lovecraft or Poe for Horror, George R.R. Martin for fantasy, etc).

Staufftw
02-09-2011, 10:42 AM
My favorite is Frank Herbert.

TheHoboGod
02-09-2011, 02:27 PM
No contest for me.

Brian Jaques & J.R.R. Tolkien easily.

Kire
02-10-2011, 03:55 AM
Tolkien, Jules Verne, Mark Twain =)

xxxsaxxx
02-13-2011, 02:25 AM
Dmitry Glukhovsky metro 2033, the game is also nice

Mo72
02-13-2011, 11:11 AM
anthony horowitz

Tophat
02-14-2011, 04:24 PM
I really like R R Martin, but i'd have to say James Elroy writes the best crime noir books bar none

silvox
04-01-2011, 02:28 PM
George RR Martin & Isaac asimov

Tazzuia
04-01-2011, 09:55 PM
Probably H.P. Lovecraft. I absolutely love his stuff.

TStroke
04-02-2011, 02:44 AM
George RR Martin. Im still only on the second book of the Song of Ice and Fire series but man is it good. :D Cant believe I didnt pick it up sooner.

& ofcourse Terry Pratchett. I own all of his books, I actually cant help but laugh out loud sometime. Gets me some weird looks in the park. :D

ERSTEWEHRMACHT
04-02-2011, 05:26 AM
My favorite author would have to be Karen Traviss. She is the author of all the Gears of War books. I love the Gears series and the books are amazing, but extremely violently detailed. Which strikes me as odd that a woman would write such a violent, gory book. But, I dont care. The series is awesome!

Macchiavelli
04-12-2011, 03:27 AM
r.a. salvatore

Arcand
04-12-2011, 09:05 AM
I havnt followed many authors but my faviorate book will always be neverwhere.