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« on: May 14, 2009, 04:26:33 PM »
Who is/are your favourite author(s), and why?
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009, 08:00:16 PM »
Terry Pratchett   he created the discworld and has to teach himself to type every morning due to alztheimers
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2009, 09:34:57 PM »
He is a satirical genius, indeed.

Tolkien is one of mine, for creating one of the most detailed, complex and cool fantasy worlds EVER.
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013, 03:21:01 PM »
This is such a difficult question!

Tolkien is obviously right up there, as is George R.R. Martin, even if I find his books emotionally difficult to cope with :P I grew up with JKR and Enid Blyton, and C.S. Lewis...

And, though I've only read one of his books, it is certainly one of the best books I have ever read and reread; Paulo Coehlo.

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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2013, 03:21:54 PM »
Oh, and I intend to read more Neil Gaiman as well!

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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2013, 07:22:58 PM »
My favourite author's are, John Flanagan, Ian Irvine, Michael Cobley, Robin Hobb, D. M. Cornish and Conn Iggulden.
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2013, 07:36:10 PM »
I have too many loved authors to choose a favourite nowadays
Jules Verne, H G Wells, Robert E Howard, Arthur Conan Doyle, Tolkien, Pratchett
Maybe I should read from some more recent authors...
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2013, 09:44:50 PM »
Meh, old is gold.

I really want to get a copy of Lucian's True History, supposedly the world's first sci-fi work (2nd century AD, describes a war between the moon and the sun :P )
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2013, 11:41:23 AM »
Another to add to the list is Phillip Pullman. I read His Dark Materials again recently and there's still so much I didn't pick up on in the previous 10(ish) readings.
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2015, 07:33:34 PM »
Alan Moore. Fantastic character writer, excellent themes, superb, gritty, nihilistic dialogue and settings with just the right amount of comic relief.
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