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November 4th, 2010


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04:10 pm
I don't remember the last time I did a meme, and this one sounds interesting... I'll update once I get home and can look at my bookshelf, but this is off the top of my head. I'm going to tack in the specific books as well.

Fifteen authors
The Rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors (poets included) who've influenced you and that will always stick with you. List the first 15 you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.

William Gibson - all his work prior to the late 90's or so
Neal Stephenson - everything
China Mieville - mostly everything
Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game
Warren Ellis - specifically Transmetropolitan but most of his stuff is brain sticky
Jean Craighead George - My Side of the Mountain
J.R.R. Tolkien - yeah.
Harlan Ellison - mostly his short stories
Edward Abbey - Desert Solitaire
David Brin - The Uplift books
Larry Niven - Protector, Ringworld, The Mote in God's Eye, The Integral Trees, everything else he's written
Mary Doria Russell - The Sparrow
Laurens van der Post - A Story Like The Wind, A Far Off Place
Stanislaw Lem - new to me, loving his stuff
Bill Waterson - Calvin and Hobbes

Bonus: whoever wrote the hacker's manifesto.


Robert Heinlein - can't believe I missed this one.
Frank Herbert - also shocking that i didn't think of him. Obviously need to re-read some classics.
Issac Asimov
Ursula K. Le Guin - Earthsea
Iain M. Banks

mood: calmcalm

(3 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:road_to_hell
Date:November 6th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
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You know, I was reading this, and I never would have thought of putting Bill Waterson, but that is such a good call.
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From:fanw
Date:November 6th, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC)
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Just a friendly *wave*. I'm friending you because of your most excellent taste in literature and because I'm sure I've met you given our circles. You won't see me around because I've been out of Davis Sq for two years, so I won't be offended if you ignore me, but I thought it polite to let you know you have a couple more eyes on your blog.

Have a merry day, despite the weather!
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From:inahandbasket
Date:November 7th, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC)
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Hi there, nice to virtually meet you. ^_^
Seems likely we've met somewhere somehow...
I don't remember the last time I did a meme, and this one sounds… - another LJ. or: how i learned to stop worrying and love this life-thingy

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