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Abnett, Dan
Adams, Douglas
Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto
Allen, Roger MacBride
Allie, Scott
Allston, Aaron
Anderson, Kevin J.
Barclay, James
Barnes, Steven
Baum, L. Frank
Bear, Greg
Bendis, Brian Michael
Bischoff, David
Bisson, Terry
Blackman, Haden
Bova, Ben
Bowen, Carl
Brooks, Terry
Canavan, Trudi
Card, Orson Scott
Chadwick, Paul
Clarke, Arthur C.
Clarke, Susanna
Clemens, James
Collins, Paul
Crichton, Michael
Crispin, A. C.
Cunningham, Elaine
Daley, Brian
David, Peter
DeMatteis, J. M.
Denning, Troy
Dick, Philip K.
Dickens, Charles
Dietz, William C.
Dixon, Chuck
Donaldson, Stephen
Eddings, David
Edginton, Ian
Elrod, P. N.
Erikson, Steven
Feist, Raymond E.
Foster, Alan Dean
Fraction, Matt
Furman, Simon
Gaiman, Neil
Gemmell, David A.
Gerber, Michael
Gibbons, Dave
Golden, Christopher
Goodkind, Terry
Goodwin, Archie
Graham, Mitchell
Grant, Alan
Green, Jonathan
Green, Laurence
Guggenheim, Marc
Hagberg, David
Hambly, Barbara
Hamilton, Laurell K.
Hand, Elizabeth
Harras, Bob
Harrison, Mick
Heinlein, Robert A.
Herbert, Frank
Herbert, James
Hine, David
Hobb, Robin
Howard, Robert E.
Jacques, Brian
James, Charlie Hamilton
Jenkins, Paul
Jeter, K. W.
Johns, Geoff
Jones, J. V.
Jordan, Robert
Jurgens, Dan
Karpyshyn, Drew
Kennedy, Mike
Kerr, Katharine
Keyes, Greg
King, Stephen
King, William
Knaak, Richard A.
Kube-McDowell, Michael P.
Lawhead, Stephen
Layman, John
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Lewis, C. S.
Lieberman, A. J.
Loeb, Jeph
Lorey, Dean
Lowder, James
Luceno, James
Lumley, Brian
Macan, Darko
Manning, Russ
Martin, George R. R.
Marz, Ron
Matheson, Richard
McCaffrey, Anne
McIntosh, Neil
McIntyre, Vonda
Michelinie, David
Millar, Mark
Miller, John Jackson
Miller, Karen
Milligan, Peter
Moench, Doug
Moesta, Rebecca
Moore, Alan
Nicholls, Stan
Nicieza, Fabian
Nylund, Eric
O'Neil, Dennis
Ostrander, John
Paolini, Christopher
Perry, S. D.
Perry, Steve
Pratchett, Terry
Pullman, Philip
Quinn, David
Reaves, Michael
Reed, A. W.
Reed, Brian
Rice, Anne
Richardson, Nancy
Roberts, Adam
Rowe, Matthew
Rowling, J. K.
Rubio, Kevin
Rusch, Kristine Kathryn
Salvatore, R.A.
Shelley, Mary
Shultz, Mark
Simone, Gail
Simonson, Louise
Simonson, Walter
Smith, L. Neil
Spurrier, Simon
Stackpole, Michael A.
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Stewart, Sean
Stoker, Bram
Stover, Matthew
Straczynski, J. Michael
Stradley, Randy
Strnad, Jan
Sutcliff, Rosemary
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Traviss, Karen
Truman, Tim
Turtledove, Harry
Tyers, Kathy
van Belkom, Edo
Veitch, Tom
Wagner, John
Watson, Jude
Whitman, John
Williams, Sean
Williams, Tad
Williams, Walter Jon
Windham, Ryder
Wolverton, Dave
Woodring, Jim
Wurts, Janny
Yeovil, Jack
Zahn, Timothy
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The Worst of the Rest

Being a forgiving and understanding soul, it's incredibly rare that I hate a book so much that I only rate it at 1 out of 5.  Below are details of the books which I gave less points than you'd find on a shaved hedgehog.  For the full slagging-off, check out the author's page.

'King Without An Empire' by Paul Collins - An ill-conceived collection of contradictory science fiction concepts which jumps around so randomly that your teeth will ache.
'Mindhunter: Aliens - Witchblade - The Darkness - Predator' by David Quinn - A badly written, nonsensical crossover that all the franchises involved could have done well without.
'Star Wars: Episode I Adventures - Search For The Lost Jedi' by Ryder Windham - This book was never intended to be a stand-alone work of fiction and, having read it, I can safely say that it isn't.
'Star Wars: Galaxies - The Ruins Of Dantooine' by Voronica Whitney-Robinson and Haden Blackman - Simply the worst Star Wars novel I've ever read.  It's nothing but a boring, shallow and predictable press-kit for the 'Galaxies' computer game.  A poster boy for the cynical exploitation of a loyal fan base.
'Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice - The Enemy Within' by Jude Watson - With a plot which is a jumble of several other books of the series, it's mind-numbing to read.  Possibly the worst conclusion to any series I've ever read, Jedi Apprentice dies with a pathetic whimper in this book.
'Star Wars: The Crystal Star' by Vonda McIntyre - A book that is not only completely out of place in the franchise, but which will also have you continually asking 'Who cares?' whenever something happens.
'Star Wars: Vader's Quest' by Darko Macan - The first ever confrontation between Luke and Vader.  Sounds cool doesn't it?  Don't be fooled.  This is a daft book which attempts to combine mature plot elements with cheery technicolour art and dodgy dialogue.
'Superman/Aliens: Godwar' by Chuck Dixon - Whereas the previous Superman and Aliens crossover had major faults, this is all one big fault.  A strong contender for the worst graphic novel I've ever read.
'Taint Of Evil' by Neil McIntosh - The sad repetition of all of Warhammer's most boring cliches make this book more predictable than the answer to 'Will Batman and Robin die?' asked at the end of every episode of a certain classic 60s TV show.
'The Dead And The Damned' by Jonathan Green - The prime example of all that can be bad about Warhammer novels, it's simplistic, trashy, shallow, cliched and designed solely to excite sad teenage boys with it's unnecessary gore, swearing and sexual content.
'The Eyes Of The Dragon' by Stephen King - King attempts to write a dark fairy tale, but ends up simply writing a steaming pile of cliched crap.
'The Matewix' by Charlie Hamilton James - The only book I know which considers replacing every other word from a famous film with the word 'cock' to be satire.

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