Re: The Greats have gone
And who is to replace them?
Alastair Reynolds? A few years back I'd have added Steven Baxter, but he's seriously gone downhill.
Charles Stross is doing good things, but has been caught on the 'endless sequels == more cash' treadmill a bit. The occasional sex scenes he writes are cringeworthy. But apart from that, he's enjoyable, good - but not great (yet).
P.S. I like Jasper Fforde, but until he writes the damn sequel to Shades of Grey, he's getting no publicity from me (except this bit).