At the Science Fiction Message Board, it is our continuing ambition to have a thread for every notable science fiction author, bar none! We would particularly welcome your book reviews, links to relevant websites, personal reminiscences, cover scans, recommendations, and anything else that seems relevant. Discussion is always encouraged.

One of the main ways we add to our list is by holding our annual Author August post-a-thon. This event, now in its fifth year, spotlights a different SF writer for every day of this hot summer month. And to choose which authors to focus on, we need your assistance.

The list below shows all the authors we've added to our August assembly over the past few years. We'd like to add a few other names, old or new, for 2010's odyssey. The names with an asterisk against them were covered in 2009, so we don't really want to feature them again this year. Authors from previous years, however, are eligible for a reappearance if you've got somebody you would really like to discuss this August.

So, who do you want to see on our August 2010 roster? Let us know by posting here! The only rule is that after you have nominated an author, you should wait until another person has made the next nomination before you suggest another yourself.

In a couple of weeks or so we'll be posting a calendar showing who will be celebrated on each day of the month. We hope you will be able to drop by regularly to join in our month-long celebration of the people who have made science fiction the thriving genre and community it is today!

Douglas Adams
Brian W. Aldiss
Poul Anderson
Piers Anthony
*Neil Asher
Isaac Asimov
*J. G. Ballard
Iain M. Banks
Elizabeth Bear
Greg Bear
Gregory Benford
*Alfred Bester
Lloyd Biggle Jr.
*James Blish
Leigh Brackett
Ray Bradbury
Marion Zimmer Bradley
David Brin
Fredric Brown
Rosel George Brown
John Brunner
Algis Budrys
Kenneth Bulmer
Edgar Rice Burroughs
*Octavia Butler
Pat Cadigan
John W. Campbell
Orson Scott Card
*Jack L. Chalker
C. J. Cherryh
Arthur C. Clarke
*Hal Clement
Peter David
L. Sprague de Camp
Storm Constantine
Samuel R. Delany
Phillip K. Dick
Gordon R. Dickson
Thomas M Disch
David Drake
Harlan Ellison
*Kelly Eskridge
Phillip Jose Farmer
*Alan Dean Foster
Neil Gaiman
Hugo Gernsback
William Gibson
Kathleen Ann Goonan
*Nicola Griffith
Edmond Hamilton
Peter F. Hamilton
Harry Harrison
M. John Harrison
Robert A. Heinlein
Zenna Henderson
Frank Herbert
*E.T.A. Hoffman
Nalo Hopkinson
*Colin Kapp
Daniel Keyes
Caitlin Kiernan
Damon Knight
C. M. Kornbluth
Nancy Kress
Henry Kuttner
*Kurd Lasswitz
Keith Laumer
Tanith Lee
Ursula K. LeGuin
*Fritz Leiber
Murray Leinster
Stanislaw Lem
H. P. Lovecraft
Katherine MacLean
*Ken MacLeod
Anne McCaffrey
*Ian McDonald
J.T. McIntosh
Vonda McIntyre
*Sean McMullen
Judith Merril
Pat Mills
Walter M. Miller, Jr
Elizabeth Moon
Michael Moorcock
C. L. Moore
Larry Niven
Andre Norton
Chad Oliver
Alexie Panshin
Marge Piercy
H. Beam Piper
Frederik Pohl
Jerry Pournelle
*Phillip Reeve
Alastair Reynolds
Adam Roberts
Keith Roberts
Spider Robinson
Justina Robson
Joanna Russ
Eric Frank Russell
Fred Saberhagen
Nick Sagan
*Robert J. Sawyer
John Scalzi
*Karl Schroeder
Robert Sheckley
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Nevil Shute
Robert Silverberg
Clifford D. Simak
*Dan Simmons
*Alison Sinclair
Cordwainer Smith
*Norman Spinrad
Neal Stephenson
Bruce Sterling
*S.M. Stirling
*Charles Stross
*Lucy Sussex
*William Tenn (Phillip Klass)
Sheri S Tepper
James Tiptree Jr. (Alice Sheldon)
*E.C. Tubb
Harry Turtledove
Jack Vance
*John Varley
Jules Verne
Joan D. Vinge
Vernor Vinge
A. E. Van Vogt
Kurt Vonnegut
Howard Waldrop
Ian Watson
H. G. Wells
*David Williams
Walter Jon Williams
Jack Williamson
*Gene Wolfe
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Roger Zelazny

So who do YOU want to NOMINATE?