Montana State University - Home Montana State University Library - Home Ask the Library

Finding Fiction: By Author

Want to find books to enjoy outside of classes, work, or research projects?

Basic Author Searching

Search the library catalog for specific authors using BEGINS WITH and AUTHOR (last name first):

Explore more author and title options at these Web sites listed under each genre/topic on this page.

Science Fiction Authors

Some suggestions...

  • Adams, Douglas
  • Asimov, Isaac
  • Bradbury, Ray
  • Clarke, Arthur C
  • Dick, Philip K
  • Heinlein, Robert
  • Herbert, Frank
  • Wells, H G

If you can't think of a science fiction author's name, look at these Web resources for ideas and information:

Horror/Fantasy Authors

Some suggestions...

  • Gaiman, Neil
  • King Stephen
  • Le Guin, Ursula
  • Lewis, C.S.
  • McCaffrey, Anne
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Pullman, Philip
  • Rice, Anne
  • Rowling, J.K.
  • Tolkien, J.R.R.

Here are some Web resources to help you discover the names of other horror and fantasy authors:

Montana Authors

Some suggestions...

  • Barnes, Kim
  • Bowen, Peter
  • Burke, James Lee
  • Doig, Ivan
  • Harrison, Jim
  • McGuane, Thomas
  • McNamer, Deirdre
  • Smith, Diane

Here is a Web resource to help you discover the names of other Montana fiction authors:

Mystery/Detective Fiction Authors

Some suggestions...

  • Christie, Agatha
  • Collins, Wilkie
  • Crichton, Michael
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • James, P D
  • Rankin, Ian
  • Rendell, Ruth
  • Sayers, Dorothy L

Here are some Web resources to help you discover the names of other writers in this genre:

Native American Authors

Some suggestions...

  • Alexie, Sherman
  • Cisneros, Sandra
  • Erdrich, Louise
  • Heat-Moon, William Least
  • McNickle, D'Arcy
  • Momaday, N. Scott
  • Silko, Leslie Marmon
  • Welch, James

Here are some Web resources to help you discover the names of other Native American authors:

Authors of Westerns

Some suggestions...

  • Brand, Max
  • Grey, Zane
  • Guthrie, A.B.
  • Johnson, Dorothy
  • L'Amour, Louis
  • McCarthy, Cormac
  • Wister, Owen

Here are some Web resources to help you discover the names of other authors of westerns:

Romance Authors

Some suggestions...

  • Austen, Jane
  • Brontë, Charlotte
  • Brontë, Emily
  • Gabaldon, Diana
  • Heyer, Georgette
  • Stoker, Bram
  • Woodiwiss, Kathleen E.

Here are some Web resources to help you discover the names of other romance authors:

Librarian

Jan Zauha
Contact:
117C Renne Library

Voice: 406-994-6554

Fax: 406-994-2851