I forgot the latest, "James S.A. Corey," a collaboration of whomever I forget. I don't care for the books, but they are winning nominations/awards I think.
Ken MacLeod and Charles Stross have some thriller type novels, as does Greg Bear.
Military SF of course has action, but about the only one I like is Sandra MacDonald.
An old one overlooked somehow is Joanna Russ Alyx novels.