Originally Posted by j. d. worthington
Another good possibility is to look into sf anthologies, either of short stories, novellas, or shorter novels.
Good idea. That's how I keep finding new authors that I like, such as Kage Baker and Michael Swanwick. I'd strongly suggest finding some recent copies of Gardner Dozois' "Year's Best Science Fiction" anthologies. They are uniformly worthwhile and each story is prefaced by an informative blurb about the author: The Year's Best Science Fiction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And it's easy to skip past things that don't catch your fancy.