Here at the Science Fiction Message Board, it is our continuing ambition to have a thread for every notable science fiction author, bar none! We would particularly welcome your book reviews, links to relevant websites, personal reminiscences, cover scans, recommendations, and anything else that seems relevant. Discussion is always encouraged. One of the main ways we add to our list is by holding our annual "Author August" post-a-thon. This event, now in its fifth year, spotlights a different SF writer for every day of this hot summer month. And to choose which authors to focus on, we need your assistance. The list below shows all the authors we've added to our August assembly over the past few years. We'd like to add a few other names, old or new, for 2010's odyssey. The names with an asterisk against them were covered in 2009, so we don't really want to feature them again this year. Authors from previous years, however, are eligible for a reappearance if you've got somebody you would really like to discuss this August. So, who do you want to see on our August 2010 roster? Let us know by posting here! The only rule is that after you have nominated an author, you should wait until another person has made the next nomination before you suggest another yourself. In a couple of weeks or so we'll be posting a calendar showing who will be celebrated on each day of the month. We hope you will be able to drop by regularly to join in our month-long celebration of the people who have made science fiction the thriving genre and community it is today!
Douglas Adams Brian W. Aldiss Poul Anderson Piers Anthony *Neil Asher Isaac Asimov *J. G. Ballard Iain M. Banks Elizabeth Bear Greg Bear Gregory Benford *Alfred Bester Lloyd Biggle Jr. *James Blish Leigh Brackett Ray Bradbury Marion Zimmer Bradley David Brin Fredric Brown Rosel George Brown John Brunner Algis Budrys Kenneth Bulmer Edgar Rice Burroughs *Octavia Butler Pat Cadigan John W. Campbell Orson Scott Card *Jack L. Chalker C. J. Cherryh Arthur C. Clarke *Hal Clement Peter David L. Sprague de Camp Storm Constantine Samuel R. Delany Phillip K. Dick Gordon R. Dickson Thomas M Disch David Drake Harlan Ellison *Kelly Eskridge Phillip Jose Farmer *Alan Dean Foster Neil Gaiman Hugo Gernsback William Gibson Kathleen Ann Goonan *Nicola Griffith Edmond Hamilton Peter F. Hamilton Harry Harrison M. John Harrison Robert A. Heinlein Zenna Henderson Frank Herbert *E.T.A. Hoffman Nalo Hopkinson *Colin Kapp Daniel Keyes Caitlin Kiernan Damon Knight C. M. Kornbluth Nancy Kress Henry Kuttner *Kurd Lasswitz Keith Laumer Tanith Lee Ursula K. LeGuin *Fritz Leiber Murray Leinster Stanislaw Lem H. P. Lovecraft Katherine MacLean *Ken MacLeod Anne McCaffrey *Ian McDonald J.T. McIntosh Vonda McIntyre *Sean McMullen Judith Merril Pat Mills Walter M. Miller, Jr Elizabeth Moon Michael Moorcock C. L. Moore Larry Niven Andre Norton Chad Oliver Alexie Panshin Marge Piercy H. Beam Piper Frederik Pohl Jerry Pournelle *Phillip Reeve Alastair Reynolds Adam Roberts Keith Roberts Spider Robinson Justina Robson Joanna Russ Eric Frank Russell Fred Saberhagen Nick Sagan *Robert J. Sawyer John Scalzi *Karl Schroeder Robert Sheckley Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Nevil Shute Robert Silverberg Clifford D. Simak *Dan Simmons *Alison Sinclair Cordwainer Smith *Norman Spinrad Neal Stephenson Bruce Sterling *S.M. Stirling *Charles Stross *Lucy Sussex *William Tenn (Phillip Klass) Sheri S Tepper James Tiptree Jr. (Alice Sheldon) *E.C. Tubb Harry Turtledove Jack Vance *John Varley Jules Verne Joan D. Vinge Vernor Vinge A. E. Van Vogt Kurt Vonnegut Howard Waldrop Ian Watson H. G. Wells *David Williams Walter Jon Williams Jack Williamson *Gene Wolfe Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Roger Zelazny So, who do you want to nominate for this year's celebrations? Let the posting begin! Paul, El Jim and I have our own ideas, I'm sure, but we do want everyone to be involved in this stage.