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Just picked up new books by three of my favorites: Simon R. Green, Ian Douglas, and Glen Cook
ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 10 Answers Jul 14, 2013 in Books

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Terry Pratchett is pretty good.

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LOVE him. So sad about his early onset Alzheimer's. :(

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yea... :(

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OH!! Now I remember why I know "Baxter"--didn't he collaborate on the last two Pratchett novels? I assume he was the one who turned them boring and killed all the humor.

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Ursula K LeGuin, Samuel R. Delany, Harlan Ellison

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Eeeehhh. Can't *****, but no one I'd single out--except for Ellison, just to watch his ego inflate even more

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What can I tell you ? It's not really my genre, but each has written something I liked.

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A BOY AND HIS DOG by any chance?

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Steven Baxter.

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I KNOW I've read him but I can't remember a single thing he's written. :(

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The Timeships was my favorite.

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Asimov... a visionary :o)

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I didn't know Asimov died of AIDS until a couple of years ago-he got it from a blood transfusion.

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That's unlucky.... his books are still amazing

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I didn't know that...

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Rush Limbaugh.

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I meant intentional fantasy, not delusional

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Oh. Does Kurt Vonnegut count?

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I guess.

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Then Kurt Vonnegut.

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Noted. Pft!

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Jim Butcher, Lois McMaster Bujold, Elizabeth Moon, R.A. Salvatore, David Eddings, Weis & Hickman, Michael Moorcock, Charles de Lint, Robin Hobb, many more...

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I love Moon's sci-fi, but hate her fantsy. Moorock kind of seemed to run out of steam about 20 years ago, but I've been reading him since I bought a British copy of the original publication of STORMBRINGER way back in the 1960s

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LOTS of authors run out of steam. I've accepted that as the norm. :-/

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Yeah, but some keep going strong, some try other things. With Moorcock I felt like he got stuck in that "Eternal Champion" concept, it made his money, so he kept trying to add more characters to it

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Yeah. I abandoned Salvatore, Jordan, Goodkind and others for the same reason. I respect their earlier works but feel like they ran out of ideas but kept writing anyway.

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My favorite is Lumley, though he's been sick for a few years and his writing is short these days

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I've never heard of him. Good, huh?

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Philip K ****

Robert A Heinlein

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In recent years I've re-read Heinlein and just can't understand why I liked him as a kid.

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That kind of thing has happened to me before... now I'm going to make sure I never re-read his books...lol

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It's hard to pick a favorite, but I enjoy these guys. Steven R Donaldson, Dan Simmons, HP Lovecraft

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Lovecraft i started reading back in the early 1960s, and the whole "Lovecraft Circle"--Howard, Smith, Long, Wandrei, Derleth. That's how I discovered one of my favorite authors, Brian Lumley, through his early Lovecraft influenced-work.

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Yeah, he influenced so many good authors. There's a Book called House on the Borderland by A guy named Hodgson you might like. Lovecraft and Smith were published by the same company back in the day.

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Read it. And Lowndes? THE YELLOW SIGN and all that kind of stuff back in my teens. The originals MIGHT have been in WEIRD TALES, but ARKHAM HOUSE reprints is where I read them.

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