We made a list of authors every speculative fiction lover should follow on Twitter. They’re on, they’re active and they have something interesting to say. Scroll down and see for yourself.
Margaret Atwood @MargaretAtwood
Author of The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood is considered one of the best dystopian authors. As a tweeter, she doesn’t limit herself to her profession — politics, policy and human rights are regular topics for her.
Mary Robinette Kowal @maryrobinette
This author is into magical realism, and her debut novel Shades of Milk and Honey won a Nebula Award for Best Novel. Robinette is an intelligent tweeter and celebratory drinker.
Woot! I got upgraded to first class for the trip to Ft Lauderdale. Have a drink. #marygoround
— Mary Robinette Kowal (@MaryRobinette) September 19, 2015
Harry Connolly @byharryconnolly
Connolly writes epic fantasies like The Way Into Chaos: Book One of The Great Way. When he’s not blogging or discussing his writing, he shares much of the general goodness of the internet, such as this GIF he RT’d recently:
Seth Grahame-Smith @sethgs
Author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. Social commentary and frank humor accompany updates about his current projects.
Neil Gaiman @neilhimself
Author of the American Gods series, Coraline and The Graveyard Book among many others, Neil Gaiman is a prolific tweeter about stories and the writing craft. He’s also got some jokes up his sleeve:
My dog just said “woof”. He didn’t bark. He said “Woof”. Like someone who doesn’t know what dogs sound like. Then he looked embarrassed.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) November 21, 2011
Joe Hill @joe_hill
Horror author known for Heart-Shaped Box, NOS4A2 and HORNS. When he’s not discussing writing and books, he’s very opinionated in politics. He is not a Republican.
George RR Martin @GRRMspeaking
For A Song of Ice and Fire author Mr. Martin, expect a lot of reminders to read his blog and a few gems like this one:
Scott Sigler @scottsigler
New York Times best-selling horror author, known for the Dark Hunter series, Lords of Avalon, and Alive. He tweets about everything horror. He also tries to inspire his followers:
Someone, somewhere, out there, is actively plotting your death. #Inspirations
— Scott Sigler (@scottsigler) September 24, 2015
Brent Weeks @BrentWeeks
Weeks is a New York Times Bestselling fantasy author of The Night Angel Trilogy and The Lightbringer Series. He mostly tweets about writing and makes a lot of effort to connect with his fans.
Pat Rothfuss @PatrickRothfuss
This epic fantasy author of The Kingkiller Chronicle is also a college lecturer. You can tell.
Holly Black @hollyblack
This author writes modern fairy tales for children and young adults, including The Spiderwick Chronicles. She tweets often about her books, coffee, life and the writing craft.
JK Rowling @jk_rowling
JK Rowling is considered by many to be a “total badass” on Twitter, and she deserves the praise. The author has some of the best jokes, comebacks and takedowns of anyone in the Twitterverse.
Case in point:
.@sjosiah0 The Internet doesn’t just offer opportunities for misogynistic abuse, you know. Penis enlargers can also be bought discreetly.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 8, 2015
Aside from encouraging equality and generally telling people what’s what, Rowling also offers tidbits of information about the Wizarding World for those diehard fans who just can’t get enough.
We created a Twitter list of these speculative fiction authors that you can follow.
Who’s your favorite speculative fiction author? Are they on Twitter? Mention them in a comment and we can add them to the list!