6. Anne McCaffrey
Is your favorite part of ASOIAF the dragons? Because if you can’t get enough of the winged beasts of awesome, then you need to get yourself a fix of Anne McCaffrey’s classic Dragonriders of Pern series. They tell the story of a colony from Earth that has settled on the planet of Pern, but have lost their technology ages ago and thus reverted back to a medieval society. However, before it was lost, they used said technology to breed dragons, whom elite dragonriders bond with in order to protect their planet from a perilous natural hazard that eats away at their planet. It borders on the realms of sci-fi, but like with the Night’s Watch facing against The Others in ASOIAF, the Pern books deal with humanity banding together to face impending forces beyond their control. If you want to get your inner Khaleesi on, McCaffrey is who you want to turn to.