40+ of Your Favorite Contemporary Science Fiction Authors

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Following her record-breaking debut, award winner Ann Leckie returns with a new novel of power, theft, privilege and birthright.

A power-driven young woman has one chance to secure the status she craves and regain priceless lost artifacts prized by her people. She must free their thief from a prison planet from which no one has ever returned.

Ingray and her charge return to her home and find their planet in political turmoil, at the heart of an escalating interstellar conflict. They must make a new plan to salvage her future, her family, and her world, before they are lost to her for good.


From N.K. Jemisin to Yoon Ha Lee, the world of science fiction has been giving us so many amazing writers in recent years. It’s hard to keep up with all the interstellar, futuristic, cyber, dystopian (etc., etc., etc.) fiction coming out from today’s writers, but it’s so much fun to try. We asked you to tell us your favorite contemporary science fiction authors and you responded. Here are more than 40 of your favorites!

N.K. Jemisin

Hugh Howey

Chris Braak

Margaret Atwood

Jeff VanderMeer

Gene Wolfe

Marissa Meyer

Pierce Brown

Ernest Cline

J. Patrick Black

James S.A. Corey

Ann Leckie

Rick Riordan

Anna-Marie Abell

Octavia Butler

Lois McMaster Bujold

Andy Weir

Yoon Ha Lee

Connie Willis

Robert W Sawyer

Cixin Liu

John Scalzi

William Gibson

Peter Clines

Emily St. John Mandel

China Mieville

Marko Kloos

Sylvain Neuvel

Beth Cato

Malka Older

Becky Chambers

Kameron Hurley

Justin Cronin

Neal Stephenson

Julie Czerneda

Dave Hutchinson

Craig Alanson

Nnedi Okorafor

Richard Morgan

Claudia Gray

Laura Lam

David Mitchell

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S. Zainab Williams: S. Zainab would like to think she bleeds ink but the very idea makes her feel faint. She writes fantasy and horror, and is currently clutching a manuscript while groping in the dark. Find her on Twitter: @szainabwilliams.