Aug 10 2004

Georgette Heyer

I firmly hold the following to be true: Georgette Heyer was an amazing writer.She is tragically underappreciated (particularly here in the United States).The fact that no one has made a film vers...

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Aug 10 2004

Jane Austen

Jane Austen is my favorite author. Her books are dazzlingly, astonishingly good. She took one simple plotline and turned it into six completely unique novels. There is no resemblance between the...

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Aug 1 2004

Isaac Adamson

The first thing that attracted me to Isaac Adamson’s 2001 novel Tokyo Suckerpunch: A Billy Chaka Adventure was its gloriously lurid pink-and-yellow cover art, which, along with the book’s title, s...

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Aug 1 2004

Joan Aiken

Few Wordcandy authors are as uneven as Joan Aiken--but then few authors are as prolific or as ambitious, so we have to forgive the occasional bomb. Joan Aiken wrote over a hundred books, tackling...

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Aug 1 2004

Douglas Adams

Obituary writers across the globe must have had a field day when Douglas Adams died. It was a short life, but he packed a hell of a lot of action into his forty-nine years.The Hitchhiker's Guide ...

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Feb 13 2004

Evelyn Waugh

Satirical novelist Evelyn Waugh wrote novels that were wickedly funny, sharply critical, and slightly insane. Like his contemporary Graham Greene (who considered Waugh to be the greatest novelist...

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Jan 24 2004

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith, author of the completely awesome Bone series, is the comic book world’s answer to J.K. Rowling: the kind of writer who is so staggeringly entertaining that almost anybody, regardless o...

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Nov 3 2001

Leonard Wibberley

While the wildly prolific Irish-American writer and journalist Leonard Wibberley wrote about, oh, a bazillion books and articles, only one of them has survived the ravages of time and become a Wor...

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Jan 28 2001

China Miéville

I like my horror stories short and digestible--that way, the creepiness has an opportunity to fade away before I decide that I’m no longer in the mood for a scary story. Longer books give the aut...

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