February 15th, 2008

Xander reading

Weekend reading

Yay! On the front porch when I got home was an Amazon package containing Iain M. Banks's latest novel, Matter. As you all know, the "M" is Scottish for "science fiction", so this is an SF novel. A Culture novel, specifically.

Banks is, to my tastes, the best living writer of SF, so I'm psyched for my weekend reading. Me, bathtub, Lush, Banks: it's a date.

Who's your pick for best living writer of SF? Or if you can't pick just one, who are your top five? Tell me about the writers you love, whose work you'll pick up sight unseen.