Stuff and Nonsense: Top 10 Tuesday: New-To-Me Authors


Top 10 Tuesday: New-To-Me Authors

This week, our Top Ten Tuesday topic is the top ten new-to-me authors I read in 2014! Only a few of these are new-to-the-world authors, as I seem to read quite randomly these days and finding something to read is much more "oh! accidental discovery of shiny thing!" than "hey! I read this great review and need to go get X's latest book!"

  1. Ann Leckie, author of the utterly fabulous award-winning Ancillary Justice. Does it make me cool, that I read it before it had won the Hugo and Nebula?
  2. Samuel R. Delaney, author of the gender-bending Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand (rev).
  3. James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon), author of so many thought-provoking science fiction stories. I started with the omnibus, Her Smoke Rose Up Forever (rev), and have my eye on Meet Me At Infinity: The Uncollected Tiptree: Fiction and Nonfiction.
  4. Marlen Haushofer, most famous for her 1963 apocalyptic novel, The Wall (rev). She actually didn’t write much, but Nowhere Ending Sky and The Loft are currently available in English.
  5. Blythe Woolston, author of the unputdownable Black Helicopters (rev).
  6. Kristan Higgins, author of manymany romance novels including My One and Only (rev) and The Next Best Thing (rev). I heard her speak at the Big Book Getaway and she was just so fun.
  7. Sheila Simonson, author of many fine Regency-esque romances, including A Cousinly Connexion (rev) and The Bar Sinister (rev).
  8. Ann Cleeves, a prolific British crime-writer. Several of her series have been adapted for television ... which is how I ended up reading the first Vera Stanhope book, The Crow Trap (rev).
  9. Cristin Terrill, author of the time travel YA thriller All Our Yesterdays (rev). I don’t usually enjoy time travel stories, but AOY was marvelous.
  10. Lene Kaaberbøl & Agnete Friis -- I have not read them singularly, but I really love what they’ve done together with the Nina Borg series.

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