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This list is that of my favorite authors. Most of these are Fantasy authors, but a couple of science fiction authors are thrown in for good measure and children's authors as well.

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King Solomon Report Abuse
author of proverbs, book of wisdom, song of songs
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He is read every day all around the world, because what he is saying is of eminent actuality
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Jules Verne Report Abuse
Around the World in 80 Days, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
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The Father of Science Fiction. I love 20000 Leagues Under The Sea.
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Robert Louis Stevenson Report Abuse
Treasure Island, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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One of the greatest novelists of all time. Perhaps the greatest adventure story writer. I really like The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
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Joseph Conrad Report Abuse
Greatest Poet ever
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Evangelist
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Charles Dickens Report Abuse
How has Dickens not been added to this list?
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Anthony Horowitz Report Abuse
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I have read the Alex Rider books and all 9 are brill (the lat one's the best)!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Read the Alex Rider series, and then tell me what you think of him.
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roald dahl Report Abuse
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lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuvvvvvv his books
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J.R.R. Tolkien Report Abuse
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yeah...i hate all books i HAD TO read in school too! I'm so glad, i could chose to read the hobbit, the lord of the rings, the silmarillion and some of the stories of middleearth all by myself now that i think about it, i should really thank my commanding officer for confining me to my room one week after being still drunk from the night before...i never again was able to read it in just 10 days :-D
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I hate his writing!! we had to read the hobit and the fellowship of the ring in 5th grade!! it was horrible
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Modern day fantasy is virtually synonymous to one word - Tolkien. While that means he's now associated to every modern day cliche about elves, dwarves and orcs, one must keep in mind that most of the current myths behind all of the above are Tolkien's work. Nobody before him and nobody since has had such a lasting effect on literature, cinematography and video games.
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Anton Chekhov Report Abuse
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Chekhov is one of the best writers, only his characters have enormous depth. Read him folks.
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ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE Report Abuse
HE IS THE FATHER OF DETECTIVE BOOKS AND A BORN GENIUS
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The greatest detective story writer of all time.
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Issac Asimov Report Abuse
Why is he not on this list?
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Harper Lee Report Abuse
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to kill a mocking bird i dont know if i would rank her number 21 for that
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Wrote one really good book. One hit wonder.
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C.J. Heck Report Abuse
Author of "Barking Spiders and Other Such Stuff" and "Barking Spiders, Too". Also has a website for children: Barking Spiders Poetry
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Besides being a fantastic author, I have the pleasure of knowing Ms. Heck personally and I'm happy to say, she's a wonderful person, too. Check out her work.
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Excellent writer. We had her to our school for an author visit and the kids related to her wonderfully. Will definitely have her back.
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This author writes good stuff. she has a cool website, too. My daughter and I loved it.
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I've read her poetry, both for kds and her adult works. It's insightful, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but always good. I'm a teacher and my sudents love her children's poetry, too.
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William Faulkner Report Abuse
He is the master of modernism
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Mark Randle Report Abuse
Afterlife 1 & 2 enough said!
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Terry Pratchett Report Abuse
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Iain M Banks Report Abuse
Surely a contender for the top ten, combines hugely complex and engaging story telling with one of the most fertile imaginations ever put to print. On top of this he manages social commentary and symbolism on a multitude of levels and brings it together with a quality of writing that has earned him a place in the literary canon
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Paulo Coelho Report Abuse
I'm amazed that nobody bothered to add him before me. Come on people, haven't you read any of his works? If you have, then what the hell is wrong with you? Why haven't you added him to the list. His philosophical way of looking at life will have a life-changing experience on yours. Trust me! Since I have been introduced to his works, I've never been the same.
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Frank Herbert Report Abuse
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There is no question about it. Herbert is a good writer, but I'm of the opinion that he's never managed to achieve a constant standard of excellence. His most famous novel, Dune, is still a benchmark in science fiction, but it was in the sequel, Dune Messiah, that Herbert truly reached his creative and philosophical potential. Even if for that book alone, and he deserves a spot amongst the greatest writers in modern times.
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George R. R. Martin Report Abuse
Author of "A song of Ice and Fire" series.
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Robert Jordan Report Abuse
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he has written the best series!!
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Tad Williams Report Abuse
Tad Williams knows how to tell a vivid story as well. He investigates the growing up process in characters well and examines motivations deeply as to why people do the things that they do.
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L.E. Modesitt, Jr. Report Abuse
Here is a great writer. Sometimes Modesitt lacks some story telling skills, but you find a fully detailed world, filled with richness and great detail. Characters are unique, but all of the main characters are always driven.
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Great author in My Books
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J. K. Rowling Report Abuse
She is one of the great story tellers, although as she became a better writer, her story telling did suffer. Her first book is my favorite. She really drew people into her magical world and you wanted that world to be real and the characters all were very realistic characters despite the setting in which they lived.
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WTF how is J.K. Rowling not number 1 as far as im concerened there will never be another series of books that can compeate with the harry potter series
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Em, 47?! something wrong here, she should be far higher! this woman made my childhood.
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her books hits the best place ever .they are better than shakespeare's.
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Stephenie Meyer Report Abuse
The writer of Twilight anf The Host
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Sean Russell builds unique worlds that sort of mimic our own, but not quite. There are always some mystical elements and spiritual elements in his writings, but yet seems to look beyond the accepted spirituality of the worlds of his stories and has characters that look deeper that the surface of the spirituality that most practice in those worlds.
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David and Leigh Eddings Report Abuse
This couple have written my favorite books. They are incredible story tellers. Some may say they are not great writers, but to me, it is sometimes more important to be a great story teller than a great writer. They write in a way that truly informs the reader of what their world is like and draws the reader in. They build unique characters that you can't help but like or hate depending on who they are.
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Rabindranath Tagore. Report Abuse
Rabindranath Tagore is perhaps the greatest playwright in world literature and is perhaps the greatest poymath to have ever lived. Tagore's great novels,plays,poems,short stories,essays,songs,paintings and letters are supreme manifestations of intellectual profundity.
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