this list will be on-going & continuously updated. i'll also add links as i find good ones. sometimes, i'll even add entries reviewing books, or just talking about an individual author. go to my memories page to find an easy index to various subjects in my livejournal.
(in no particular order)
Sheri S. Tepper Octavia Butler Steven Brust Kim Stanley Robinson Lois McMaster Bujold Laurell K. Hamilton Robert A. Heinlein Kurt Vonnegut Mary Daly Isaac Asimov Neil Gaiman Arthur C. Clarke Orson Scott Card Neal Stephenson Robert Aspirin