Who is your all-time number one favorite science fiction author?
Mine is CORDWAINER SMITH (aka Paul Linebarger). CM has a richly imagined universe spread over thousands of years and he anticipates many contemporary issues in politics, cloning, etc. And, can he write! The best into to his work is a collection of his short stories The Rediscovery of Man. I think he makes Asimov and Herbert, to name but two, look like scribblers. And I really like Asimov and Herbert! Try The Lady Who Sailed the Soul *Scanners Live in Vain * and The Ballad of Lost C’mel.