I asked this once before (a year ago i think):
Anyway, from other tie-in writers, I would love prose by Black Library staple writers Dan Abnett and Aaron Dempski-Bowen (both of whom do rather deep and deconstructive things with the IPs they work with).
From the genre world,
* Neil Gaiman
* Gene Wolfe
* Patrick Rothfuss
(author of The Name of the Wind
* Ursula LeGuin
(in an alternate 80s, especially because of the admittedly flawed Left Hand of Darkness
* Scott Lynch
(author of the Lies of Locke Lamora
), Ian MacLeod and Iain Banks.
I am completely aware these writers are all male (with the exception of LeGuin), and white. This is
a problem: I don't read enough outsider genre fiction. As an art historian, this is bad
* Zadie Smith
(especially because of the brilliant White Teeth
* "Luther Blisse
t" (for their novel Q
* The wonderful Sheila Heti
(author of How Should a Person Be?
* And many, many other writers mentioned in the culture sections of the Guardian
, New Yorker
and other places.