I am a fan of L.E. Modesitt, Jr line of books.  It all started years ago when I felt I should get back in reading and found a paperback of The Magic Engineer at the library.  Years later I have read many of his books. Mostly the Saga of Recluce which has a new book coming out. I have had the chance to converse with the author via email on a few occasions.  I am aware that there are significant differences in his and my political views.  Some of his views may be evident in his writing.  Those views do not diminish my enjoyment of his books. I agree to disagree and look forward to reading more of his books.  I was just able to download that new book to my Kindle just now.. Cyador's Heirs (Saga of Recluce)