I feel like I have read most of what I think of as 'proper' science fiction and have been casting around for different authors. I don't want sub Tolkien type fantasy. I like the older stuff - Arthur C Clarke, Isaac Asimov. I also like Ursula Le Guin, Sherri S Tepper, Iain M Banks, Ben Bova, Anne McCaffrey, Kim Stanley Robinson, too many to name really. As it's half term I would like to treat myself to a 'new' novel. The only 'fantasy' stuff I like is Terry Pratchett and that is because I regard him as closer to satire than fantasy and it makes me laugh hugely! Can anyone help?