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Offline Druss

Re: How many authors get your automatic buy treatment?
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2014, 04:40:53 PM »
For me there's probably only a couple

Robin Hobb - although she pushed her luck with the Soldier Son nonsense. I've found myself emotionally invested in her world somehow so I let it slide.
Anthony Ryan - I will buy further Tower Lord books no matter what. Just super engrossed in the series.

Other then that not really, just because I'm a big fan of someone doesn't mean Ill just give them money for no reason. Although there are many authors who would have to do something terrible for me not to give their latest offering a go.

Offline Luke Matthews

Re: How many authors get your automatic buy treatment?
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2014, 08:27:05 PM »
When I started thinking about this question, I realized that I don't really have any "auto-buy" authors anymore. There was a time when I bought everything Michael Crichton wrote, but I think I was turned off of auto-buying anyone's books by David Eddings.

I grew up on The Belgariad and The Mallorean. I love nearly every book associated with those characters (except, maybe, the Rivan Codex). So, I had a "buy anything by David Eddings" policy for a while, right up until I bought The Losers. The Losers was extraordinarily boring, and so far afield from the Belgariad, but I was willing to excuse some of its failings since it was one of Eddings' first books. The book that destroyed the policy for me was The Redmeption of Althalus. 800 pages and *nothing happens*.

That was the book that made me wary of auto-buying anything, even from an author that I'm nearly fanatical about. More recently, I've found authors whose style I love, but I can't be driven to blindly pick up their work. I would've said that about Patrick Rothfuss, but I'm militantly uninterested in The Slow Regard of Silent Things. Daniel Abraham hooked me with the Long Price Quartet, but it took some convincing for me to pick up Leviathan Wakes.

So, I don't have any auto-buy authors anymore, and it's all David Eddings' fault.
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Re: How many authors get your automatic buy treatment?
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2014, 08:58:42 PM »
GRRM
Joe Abercrombie
Robin Hobb
Michael J. Sullivan

For now. I'm sure there will be others as I read new stuff. :)

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Re: How many authors get your automatic buy treatment?
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2014, 04:49:53 AM »
Two

Terry Goodkind
Andrzej Sapkowski

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Re: How many authors get your automatic buy treatment?
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2014, 08:09:57 PM »
Paul F Wilson (Repairman Jack series)

Glen Cook (Garrett Files)
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Re: How many authors get your automatic buy treatment?
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2014, 12:00:22 AM »
I don't think there is an author specifically I will auto buy. There are definitely series that I do this for, but author specific?  I dunno.

Sandersons Stormlight & mistborn books, Scott lynch and locke. - if/when he releases something outside of the locke books I will have to see what it's about first. Ditto Rothfuss with Kvothe. 

Discworld novels for sure.

So, perhaps to an extent?
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Offline Francis Knight

Re: How many authors get your automatic buy treatment?
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2014, 12:47:30 AM »
Bujold
Cherryh
Pratchett

That's it -- everyone else is on a "does it look interesting/my kind of thing" basis
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Re: How many authors get your automatic buy treatment?
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2014, 05:28:02 AM »
I don't think there is an author specifically I will auto buy. There are definitely series that I do this for, but author specific?  I dunno.

Sandersons Stormlight & mistborn books, Scott lynch and locke. - if/when he releases something outside of the locke books I will have to see what it's about first. Ditto Rothfuss with Kvothe. 

Discworld novels for sure.

So, perhaps to an extent?
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Re: How many authors get your automatic buy treatment?
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2020, 06:37:01 PM »
Paul F Wilson (Repairman Jack series)

Glen Cook (Garrett Files)

John D MacDonald
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Offline Bender

Re: How many authors get your automatic buy treatment?
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2020, 09:12:49 PM »
None, but some series do. Dresden and Stormlight for example.

Actually, on second thoughts, Sanderson comes really close...but still not a automatic. 
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Re: How many authors get your automatic buy treatment?
« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2020, 10:35:29 PM »
No one is an automatic. If their new work doesn't appeal to me there are no guarantees whatsoever I'll buy their books, but I do have authors whose new book will be an instant buy if it sounds interesting :

Becky Chambers, Ann leckie, Yoon Ha Lee, Timothee Zahn, Madeline Miller, Brandon Sanderson... IF ONLY VERNOR VINGE WOULD WRITE MOOOAAAR....
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Offline Ned Marcus

Re: How many authors get your automatic buy treatment?
« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2020, 12:46:55 AM »
No one, but if it's a series I like, then I'd just buy the next instalment when it came out.

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Re: How many authors get your automatic buy treatment?
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2020, 12:55:25 AM »
To a certain extent it depends on price/format. Here in Aus, foreign-only hardbacks can be hellish expensive - I won't necessarily go there automatically even for Max Gladstone.

That said, authors who need reasons for me NOT to buy are:
Max Gladstone
NK Jemisin
Guy Gavriel Kay (I'm less into his contemporary-with-fantasy-elements books, but he doesn't do many)
Ben Aaronovitch
Megan Whalen Turner
Scott Lynch
KJ Parker (though I have gaps in the back catalogue from when we had no shelf space)
Rachel Hartman
Genevieve Valentine (everything she does is wildly different, but wildly great)

And to be honest, Tamsyn Muir's showing so far has been so strong I'd be inclined to pick up whatever she does just on the basis that it's going to be fascinatingly well written, regardless of whether it's "my thing". (Space necromancers isn't my thing either, and I have enjoyed the heck out of it.) Similarly, Seth Dickinson's work has been so solid so far, I'd probably follow anywhere.

Offline S. K. Inkslinger

Re: How many authors get your automatic buy treatment?
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2020, 05:58:19 AM »
Brandon Sanderson. Almost Mark Lawrence. Marissa Meyer. The first book in every series by V. E. Schwabb (she had a tendency to have really great first books but worse second, third books).

Offline Peat

Re: How many authors get your automatic buy treatment?
« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2020, 04:12:39 PM »
I don't have one and it makes me sad.
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