So my first class for library school started yesterday1 and I’m super busy trying to get as much of it done as I can before the real semester starts and I have three other classes to do. Woohoo!
Meanwhile, I got to thinking about autobuy authors, those authors who you love SO MUCH and for which you’d buy2 any and every book from now until forever. Not even that you’d necessarily read the book right away– you just want to have it immediately after it’s published. Or even before, if you’re into pre-orders!
I’ve come up with six! KJ Charles, Lyndsay Faye, Katherine Addison(/Sarah Monette), Alexis Hall, Jordan L. Hawk and Genevieve Valentine. The funny thing is that all of these (except two) are authors who I’ve only just read in the last few years; they’re recent favorites. Old favorite authors who I might’ve autobuyed in the past have fallen off my radar for some reason. Changing tastes, maybe?
Authors who might be autobuy in the future once I’ve read more of their books: Madeleine Ashby, Ann Leckie, Kate Elliott.
Authors who would be autobuy except I’ve had wildly different reactions to their books and I’m super confused: Connie Willis, Elizabeth Bear, Jo Walton, Jessica Day George.
Authors who would be autobuy except they’re dead and thus unable to produce more books3: Terry Pratchett, Diana Wynne Jones, Josephine Tey, Georgette Heyer, Dorothy L. Sayers.
Who’re your autobuy authors?