I'm the guy that which does Love and Capes.
What, no Pratchett?!?
Ellison and Asimov, prolly not authors many younger people will read until they see references. They just don’t get much shelf space these days… Gaiman, yes, but frankly he is pretty much a living Roger Zelazny. Zelazny joked in one short story about how all his novels were about an immortal member of an obscure mythology. Gaiman is right there. Feel free to compare Anansi Boys and American Gods to Lord of Light and And Call Me Conrad, or, well, anything else by Zelasny.
King is kind of a fringe case, unless you include the Bachman stories. His non-horror is really quite excellent. Not that his horror is bad, mind, just a different genre.
Yay, Gaiman! Yay, Asimov! Not Pratchett? Ever read Good Omens?!
Definitely Neil Gaiman. I have The Ocean at the End of the Lane and Fortunately, the Milk. Got ’em for Christmas, after asking my dad. 😀 …Heh.
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