Terry Pratchett is pretty good.
Ursula K LeGuin, Samuel R. Delany, Harlan Ellison
What can I tell you ? It's not really my genre, but each has written something I liked.
The Timeships was my favorite.
Asimov... a visionary :o)
I didn't know Asimov died of AIDS until a couple of years ago-he got it from a blood transfusion.
That's unlucky.... his books are still amazing
I didn't know that...
Oh. Does Kurt Vonnegut count?
Then Kurt Vonnegut.
Jim Butcher, Lois McMaster Bujold, Elizabeth Moon, R.A. Salvatore, David Eddings, Weis & Hickman, Michael Moorcock, Charles de Lint, Robin Hobb, many more...
LOTS of authors run out of steam. I've accepted that as the norm. :-/
Yeah. I abandoned Salvatore, Jordan, Goodkind and others for the same reason. I respect their earlier works but feel like they ran out of ideas but kept writing anyway.
I've never heard of him. Good, huh?
Philip K ****
Robert A Heinlein
That kind of thing has happened to me before... now I'm going to make sure I never re-read his books...lol
It's hard to pick a favorite, but I enjoy these guys. Steven R Donaldson, Dan Simmons, HP Lovecraft
Yeah, he influenced so many good authors. There's a Book called House on the Borderland by A guy named Hodgson you might like. Lovecraft and Smith were published by the same company back in the day.