Reiffen’s Choice – Fantasy – Book 1 of a Series
by S. C. Butler
I don’t know if he likes bears in real life, but he does like writing about shape-shifting ones. Also, he writes a monthly column for SF Novelists, with entries like Why I Like Jane Austen and E.E. “Doc” Smith.
Sun of Suns – Science Fiction – Book 1 of a Series
by Karl Schroeder
Among other things (like being a cool user of Plone), he’s involved with technological foresight work for the Canadian government.
You can also get another novel of his, Ventus, for free at his website.
Four and Twenty Blackbirds – Alternate History – Book 1 of a Series
by Cherie Priest
Spirit Gate – Fantasy – Book 1 of a Series
by Kate Elliott
Here’s another site of hers with great articles related to writing. She’s also been featured on John Scalzi’s The Big Idea series.
Starfish – Science Fiction – Book 1 of a Series
by Peter Watts
He knows cool stuff about marine animals! His older novels and short stories are available on his site for download under the Creative Commons License. PDFs are available for all, and MobiPocket for the books.
Touch of Evil – Fantasy – Book 1 of Series
by C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp
A dynamic duo in paranormal romance, it’s rare that two authors can work in tandem so well. (They each have also published separately.) Cathy also wrote a list of articles about writing.
A Shadow in Summer – Fantasy – Book 1 of a Series
by Daniel Abraham
Orphans of Chaos – Fantasy – Book 1 of a Series
by John C. Wright
His blog is quite fun to read and I highly recommend it. Bloggers try not to bore; he doesn’t seem to have that problem.
The authors of books 18 – 24 will be covered tomorrow.
And now I shall go cuddle with my Kindle.