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Here are the webpages of my favorite authors:

Douglas Adams -- Creator of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The Guide is my favorite "pick me up" read.

R.I.P., Douglas Adams. We miss you.

Issac Asimov -- One of the Grand Masters of Science Fiction, to choose one book of his, and call it my favorite of his writings would take a lifetime!

Lois McMaster Bujold -- Dedicated to the works of Lois McMaster Bujold, this site has a wealth of information about the author and her favorite universe. Cover art for Lord Foul's Bane

Stephen R. Donaldson -- Writer of the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, which is the trilogy made up by Lord Foul's Bane, The Illearth War, and The Power That Preserves.

David Drake is, in my opinion, arguably the best writer in the military science fiction genre. All of his Hammer's Slammers novels and a few of his standalone novels are in my "frequently re-read" pile.

A Stainless Steel Rat is Born cover

Harry Harrison -- A Stainless Steel Rat is Born is my favorite of Harrison's writing. One of the better reads for pulling myself out of depression, it never fails to make me smile, if not laugh out right.

Robert A. Heinlein -- One of the many websites revolving around RAH's works. Of all of his novels, my two favorites are The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and The Puppet Masters. My other favorites are Double Star and Door into Summer.

H.P. Lovecraft -- When I first started reading H. P. Lovecraft's stories, I was in 7th grade. He is one of the few writers who can send an actual chill down my spine; his works of horror are truly terrifying, given what they reveal about both the Lovecraftian universe, and ourselves.

Anne McCaffrey -- Of all this author's worlds, the Dragonriders of Pern© are perhaps the best known. But her other series also include some of my favorite titles. Of her other series, the Talent and Freedom series are the best, in my opinion.

Cover art for Dragonsdawn
To the left is the cover of the first novel of McCaffrey's I ever read, Dragonsdawn. As I have been an avid reader of the Dragonrider books ever since, it's also the one that hooked me but good. ;) The picture links to the World of Pern site, hosted by Del Rey publishing.

Terry Pratchett -- His Discworld novels are hilarious and addictive. To quote a friend, who only ever read anything of Pratchett five minutes before, when he looked at the list of Discworld novels in the front of The Fifth Elephant, "That's about another 6 feet of book shelves I need."

J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings have been so influential in my life, that I even role play as an elf on ElendorMUSH. (The link to ElendorMUSH is on my links page. ;)

David Weber -- While better known for his Honor Harrington series, my favorite of Himself's books are the Bazhell series: Oath of Swords, The War God's Own, and (FINALLY WHOO-HOO!) Wind Rider's Oath.

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