gritty fantasy applies
Originally Posted by danskmacabre
more low fantasy.
Black Company series (Glen Cook)
A Song of Ice and Fire series (George R.R. Martin)
Malazan Book of the Fallen series (Steven Erikson)
The Deed of Paksenarrion (Elizabeth Moon)
Prince of Nothing series (R. Scott Bakker)
Dune (Frank Herbert)
Starship Troopers (Robert Heinlein)
Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
Foundation (Isaac Asimov)
Snow Crash (Neal Stephenson)
I'll skip this. Can't say I find any book horrorish?
They think differently so check the link if you want
Just saw you are looking for new authors. Well these recommendations still stand if you wish for something more tested and tried.