Favorite authors?

Since this is a non-technical discussion forum, who are your favorite authors?
Favorite series by them?

I have close to a thousand books in my library, and have read pretty much every book in the “Epic” subgenre of fantasy. Currently reading the House War series by Michelle West, and the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik. Both pretty good.

I read Alfred Bester’s The Stars My Destination in a day as a kid. Also Robert Ludlum’s Bourne Identity.