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1. Review a large proportion of newly released speculative fiction novels, especially those by new authors or those which begin a new series.
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We'd like to get a sense of the depth and breadth of your knowledge of speculative fiction by asking you about the authors you've read.

For each of the following authors indicate how much you like that author's work. (SKIP UNREAD AUTHORS.)

We do not expect that you'll have read even one third of these authors. We are simply trying to determine whether your knowledge, experience, and "niche" fits our current needs.

Leave blank any authors you haven't read. Feel free to comment on any of the authors — the more information you can give us, the better we can get to know you.
In my top tenI love this authorI like this authorI feel neutralI dislike this author
Abercrombie, Joe
Abraham, Daniel
Adams, Richard
Alexander, Lloyd
Anderson, Poul
Anthony, Piers
Asimov, Isaac
Atwood, Margaret
Bacigalupi, Paolo
Baker, Kage
Barker, Clive
Barrie, J.M.
Barron, Laird
Baum, L. Frank
Beagle, Peter S.
Bear, Elizabeth
Bennett, Robert Jackson
Berg, Carol
Bishop, Anne
Black, Holly
Blaylock, James
Bloch, Robert
Bradbury, Ray
Bradley, Marion Zimmer
Bray, Libba
Brett, Peter V.
Briggs, Patricia
Brin, David
Brooks, Terry
Brust, Steven
Buckell, Tobias
Bujold, Lois McMaster
Burroughs, Edgar Rice
Butcher, Jim
Cabell, James Branch
Card, Orson Scott
Carey, Jacqueline
Carriger, Gail
Carroll, Jonathan
Carroll, Lewis
Carter, Lin
Cashore, Kristin
Chabon, Michael
Chadbourn, Mark
Cherryh, C.J.
Chiang, Ted
Clarke, Arthur C.
Clarke, Susanna
Colfer, Eoin
Collins, Suzanne
Constantine, Storm
Cook, Glen
Cooper, Susan
Cornwell, Bernard
Chrichton, Michael
Crowley, John
Dean, Pamela
de Camp, L. Sprague
de Lint, Charles
DiCamillo, Kate
Dick, Philip K.
Dickson, Gordon R.
Doctorow, Cory
Donaldson, Stephen R.
Douglass, Sara
Duane, Diane
Duey, Kathleen
Duncan, Hal
Dunsany, Lord
Durham, David Anthony
Eddings, David
Eddison, E.R.
Egan, Greg
Ellison, Harlan
Erikson, Steven
Farmer, Philip Jose
Feist, Raymond E.
Fforde, Jasper
Finlay, Charles Coleman
Flewelling, Lynn
Ford, Jeffrey
Ford, John M.
Friedman, C.S.
Frost, Gregory
Funke, Cornelia
Gaiman, Neil
Garner, Alan
Gemmell, David
Gentle, Mary
Gibson, William
Gilman, Felix
Golden, Christopher
Goldman, William
Goldstein, Lisa
Goodkind, Terry
Goss, Theodora
Graham, Jo
Grant, Mira
Green, Simon R.
Grimwood, Jon Courtenay
Grossman, Lev
Gygax, Gary
Haggard, H. Rider
Hambly, Barbara
Hamilton, Laurell K
Hamilton, Peter F.
Hand, Elizabeth
Hanover, M.L.N.
Harris, Charlaine
Harrison, Harry
Harrison, Kim
Harrison, M. John
Heinlein, Robert A.
Herbert, Frank
Hickman, Tracy & Laura
Hill, Joe
Hines, Jim C.
Hirshberg, Glen
Hobb, Robin
Hobson, M.K.
Hoffman, Nina Kiriki
Holdstock, Robert
Holt, Tom
Hopkinson, Nalo
Howard, Robert E.
Huff, Tanya
Hughart, Barry
Jacques, Brian
Jemisin, N.K.
Jeter, K.W.
Johnson, Kij
Jones, Diana Wynne
Jones, J.V.
Jordan, Robert
Joyce, Graham
Kay, Guy Gavriel
Kearney, Paul
Kerr, Katharine
Keyes, Greg
Kiernan, Caitlín R.
King, Stephen
Kipling, Rudyard
Kirby, Matthew
Kurtz, Katherine
Kushner, Ellen
Kuttner, Henry
Lackey, Mercedes
Lake, Jay
Lanagan, Margo
Lansdale, Joe R.
Lee, Sharon
Lee, Tanith
Le Guin, Ursula
Leiber, Fritz
L'Engle, Madeleine
Lethem, Jonathan
Levine, Gail Carson
Lewis, C.S.
Lindholm, Megan
Link, Kelly
Liu, Marjorie M
Llywelyn, Morgan
Lovecraft, H.P.
Lynch, Scott
Lynn, Elizabeth A.
Maberry, Jonathan
MacAvoy, R.A.
MacDonald, George
Machen, Arthur
MacLeod, Ian R.
Maguire, Gregory
Marillier, Juliet
Martin, George R.R.
Martinez, A. Lee
Marukami, Haruki
Matheson, Richard
McCaffrey, Anne
McCammon, Robert
McDonald, Ian
McGuire, Seanan
McHugh, Maureen F.
McKillip, Patricia
McKinley, Robin
Merritt, Abraham
Meyer, Stephenie
Mieville, China
Miller, Walter M. Jr
Mirrlees, Hope
Modesitt Jr, L.E.
Moon, Elizabeth
Moorcock, Michael
Moore, Alan
Moore, C.L.
Moore, Christopher
Morgan, Richard K.
Morris, William
Napoli, Donna Jo
Nesbit, Edith
Niven, Larry
Nix, Garth
Norton, Andre
Novik, Naomi
Okorafor, Nnedi
Paolini, Christopher
Parker, K.J.
Peake, Mervyn
Pierce, Tamora
Powers, Tim
Pratchett, Terry
Pratt, Fletcher
Priest, Cherie
Priest, Christopher
Pullman, Philip
Rawn, Melanie
Reeve, Philip
Resnick, Mike
Rice, Anne
Richardson, Kat
Riordan, Rick
Roberts, Keith
Rothfuss, Patrick
Rowling, J.K.
Rushdie, Salman
Sage, Angie
Saintcrow, Lilith
Salvatore, R.A.
Sanderson, Brandon
Sawyer, Robert J.
Scalzi, John
Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann
Scholes, Ken
Shan, Darren
Shepard, Lucius
Sherman, Delia
Shetterly, Will
Shinn, Sharon
Shirley, John
Silverberg, Robert
Smith, Clark Ashton
Snyder, Midori
Springer, Nancy
Stasheff, Christopher
Stephenson, Neal
Sterling, Bruce
Stevermer, Caroline
Stewart, Mary
Stiefvater, Maggie
Stover, Matthew Woodring
Straub, Peter
Stross, Charles
Stroud, Jonathan
Sturgeon, Theodore
Swanwick, Michael
Tarr, Judith
Taylor, Laini
Tepper, Sheri S.
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Turner, Megan Whalen
Turtledove, Harry
Valente, Catherynne
Valentine, Genevieve
Vance, Jack
VanderMeer, Jeff
Varley, John
Vaughn, Carrie
Velde, Vivian Vande
Verne, Jules
Vonnegut, Kurt
Walton, Evangeline
Walton, Jo
Warrington, Freda
Waters, Sarah
Weeks, Brent
Weis, Margaret
Westerfeld, Scott
White, T.H.
Williams, Tad
Willis, Connie
Wilson, Robert Charles
Wolfe, Gene
Wrede, Patricia C.
Wurts, Janny
Yolen, Jane
Zafon, Carlos Ruis
Zelazny, Roger
In the space below, please provide a review for a fantasy novel that you loved. Your review should be thorough and excellently written. Please be sure to address factors such as the author’s writing style, characterization, plot, and pace. Your review should have a professional tone, though we want to perceive your personality, too.

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