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  •  A couple recommendations... (2+ / 0-)

    I already saw CJ Cherryh listed, as well as the ever lovable Terry Pratchett, but I would also like to suggest:
    Jane Yolen: The One Armed Queen would be a good start
    Esther Friesner: Any of the Majyk books are fun
    Lois McMaster Bujold:several good series
    The Years Best in Fantasy and Horror: any of the editions edited by Datlow and Windling will give both of you a good sampling of short stories by authors for the past 20 or so years.
    Gene Wolfe: I'm not entirely sure what to recommend, but he may be the greatest writer alive today.
    Cherie Priest: Has some fun pseudo horror, and steampunk books with strong female leads.
    Scott Westerfield: His Leviathan series would be great, though quickly read, with lots of strong willed female leads that challenge gender roles in a Dieselpunk WWI setting. The Uglies is also another great series that tackles a similar premise to the Hunger Games, but with much better execution and better writing.

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