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if I like Robin Hobb, Sheri S Tepper, Margaret Atwood, what else should I read?

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HumpHumpWhale Tue 11-Apr-17 07:43:07

I also like Lois McMaster Bujold (except the romance ones which are so dull) & have recently discovered Mercedes Lackey, which I'm quite enjoying. I'm primarily looking for new sci-fi/fantasy as 4+ years of sleep deprivation has left me struggling with anything too taxing! Maybe when DD sleeps through I'll go back to "real" literature... saying that, I do like Jane Smiley, Barbara Kingsolver and Audrey Niffeneger. And Kate Atwood.
I swear I also sometimes read books by men but for some reason I can't think of any at the moment! Except ones I don't like like George R. R. Martin (mysogynistic, creepy); David Eddings (sexist, really simplistic - liked them when I was 12); Raymond E Feist (ditto).
Any recommendations gratefully received. Especially for prolific writers! I love the feeling of discovering a writer and knowing I've got loads of their books ahead of me!

cdtaylornats Tue 11-Apr-17 08:08:28

Kim Harrison's Hollows series - 14 so far - Dead Witch Walking is the first.

Ben Aaronovitch's Peter Grant series - 6 so far Rivers of London is first

TabbyM Wed 12-Apr-17 16:39:05

Benedict Jacka's Alex Verus series - new one Bound is just out, starts with Fated. Bit like Rivers of London but better imo.

V E Schwab's A Darker Shade of Magic series.

Jen William's new book The Ninth Rain, like a less rapey Valdemar.

MegBusset Wed 12-Apr-17 19:00:44

Tad Williams - Memory, Sorrow And Thorn series

theproudgeek Fri 21-Apr-17 16:23:28

Juliet McKenna - starting with The Thieves Gamble.
And Megan Lindholm, which is Robin Hobb's other pen name.

Sadik Fri 21-Apr-17 17:34:41

If you don't mind a bit of a YA vibe (definitely more Mercedes Lackey end of the spectrum than Robin Hobb) then I enjoy Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments (urban fantasy) & Infernal Devices (more steampunk-y) novels for easy reading.

Emma Newman's Split Worlds series is fun (parallel society still run on Regency lines where the humans are dominated by fae)

Sadik Fri 21-Apr-17 17:36:07

(I've also just suggested a load of sci-fi on another thread running atm)

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