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2021-01-28 3:28:28 AM  
Subby will start:

- Carl Sagan
- Neal Stephenson
 
2021-01-28 3:35:07 AM  
I'll bite

- Roger Zelazny
- Alfred Bester
 
2021-01-28 3:36:30 AM  

bughunter: Subby will start:

- Carl Sagan
- Neal Stephenson


Forgot to say. NERD! NTTAWT.
/Yeah, me too.
//More of a geek, really.
 
2021-01-28 3:41:56 AM  
Two is hard to limit it, but I'll try

Roald Dahl
GK Chesterton
 
2021-01-28 3:42:45 AM  
OK my two are
Agatha Christie
Thomas Aquinas
 
2021-01-28 3:46:49 AM  
Terry Pratchett
Arthur Conan Doyle
 
2021-01-28 3:48:13 AM  
Ralph McInerny (a Notre Dame professor who wrote among other things mysteries including the Father Dowling series, He also wrote on Thomism)

Maeve Binchy
 
2021-01-28 3:49:23 AM  

Jesus McSordid: I'll bite

- Roger Zelazny
- Alfred Bester


You wanted to be an interplanetary pirate, wenching your way thru the asteroid belt, but you married a woman named Amber and instead your most challenging quests are finding the exact right product in the feminine hygeine aisle at Safeway.

Jesus McSordid: Forgot to say. NERD! NTTAWT.


Well, now that you mention it, Nerd God.  (see profile pic)
 
2021-01-28 3:49:24 AM  

bughunter: Neal Stephenson


Science geek, who likes the Grateful Dead?
 
2021-01-28 3:51:11 AM  

Jesus McSordid: I'll bite

- Roger Zelazny
- Alfred Bester


You've got all of Dylan on vinyl?
 
2021-01-28 3:52:10 AM  

bloobeary: Terry Pratchett
Arthur Conan Doyle


You drink a good bit of tea, but not that crap in a little pseudofabric bag... loose tea?
 
2021-01-28 3:56:50 AM  

feckingmorons: OK my two are
Agatha Christie
Thomas Aquinas


You're a libertarian who views butlers with suspicion.

(sorry, have not read any of either in a long long time)
 
2021-01-28 3:58:48 AM  

feckingmorons: bughunter: Neal Stephenson

Science geek, who likes the Grateful Dead?


Both of those are accurate, lol.
 
2021-01-28 3:59:42 AM  
William Gibson
Eva Wong (translator of Taoist writings) - my favorite is Seven Taoist Masters: A Folk Novel of China
 
2021-01-28 4:01:00 AM  

GitOffaMyLawn: William Gibson
Eva Wong (translator of Taoist writings) - my favorite is Seven Taoist Masters: A Folk Novel of China


To you, the 'net is not a series of tubes, but an infinite string of pearls.
 
2021-01-28 4:12:37 AM  

GitOffaMyLawn: William Gibson
Eva Wong (translator of Taoist writings) - my favorite is Seven Taoist Masters: A Folk Novel of China


You own an electric guitar, and ones shopped for, but didn't buy a Saab?
 
2021-01-28 4:27:55 AM  

feckingmorons: GitOffaMyLawn: William Gibson
Eva Wong (translator of Taoist writings) - my favorite is Seven Taoist Masters: A Folk Novel of China

You own an electric guitar, and ones shopped for, but didn't buy a Saab?


Synthesizers (now a DAW and VST plugins mostly) and I favored Toyota compact pickup trucks (easier to haul around camping / photo / whitewater gear).
 
2021-01-28 4:30:32 AM  

bughunter: GitOffaMyLawn: William Gibson
Eva Wong (translator of Taoist writings) - my favorite is Seven Taoist Masters: A Folk Novel of China

To you, the 'net is not a series of tubes, but an infinite string of pearls.


Huh, Fark ate my reply.

If I hadn't been on the Internet since ARPANET / NSFNet days, maybe.

There's a swine joke in there somewhere, but I'm too fuzzy to figure it out.
 
2021-01-28 4:34:35 AM  
Edgar Alan Poe
Shirley Jackson
 
2021-01-28 4:48:28 AM  

bughunter: Jesus McSordid: I'll bite

- Roger Zelazny
- Alfred Bester


You wanted to be an interplanetary pirate, wenching your way thru the asteroid belt, but you married a woman named Amber and instead your most challenging quests are finding the exact right product in the feminine hygeine aisle at Safeway.


Nice try. I wanted to be a god who controlled the lightning, but instead I have a heavily tattooed face and only the most superficial education.
 
2021-01-28 4:52:58 AM  

feckingmorons: OK my two are
Agatha Christie
Thomas Aquinas


You're a celibate monk with a mincing walk and an overweening ego?
 
2021-01-28 5:39:35 AM  

Jesus McSordid: feckingmorons: OK my two are
Agatha Christie
Thomas Aquinas

You're a celibate monk with a mincing walk and an overweening ego?


Yeah, more or less.
 
2021-01-28 5:41:09 AM  

ms_lara_croft: Edgar Alan Poe
Shirley Jackson


Most of your clothing is black but you have a bunch of googly eye stick on and put them on random things (mostly other people's stuff).
 
2021-01-28 8:06:08 AM  
Kim Stanly Robinson
John McPhee
 
2021-01-28 8:37:28 AM  

feckingmorons: OK my two are
Agatha Christie
Thomas Aquinas


Here you go!

You try to pass yourself off as a saintly man, but you grumble at anyone who asks if you are French.
 
2021-01-28 8:39:47 AM  

feckingmorons: ms_lara_croft: Edgar Alan Poe
Shirley Jackson

Most of your clothing is black but you have a bunch of googly eye stick on and put them on random things (mostly other people's stuff).


You got the black clothing right. The googly eyes is giving me ideas. :)
 
2021-01-28 8:51:00 AM  
Tom Robbins
Clive Barker
 
2021-01-28 8:59:52 AM  
Kurt Vonnegut
Tom Robbins

Re-reading "Bagombo Snuff Box" as we speak.
Discovered "Another Roadside Attraction " about the same time as seeing my first episode of Monty Python. From that moment on, I was beyond salvation or redemption.

How are you gonna keep them down on the farm once they've experienced a boko-maru induced erection?
 
2021-01-28 9:09:58 AM  

question_dj: Tom Robbins
Clive Barker


You are a free spirit that likes live music and travel. You preferred scary comics and science fiction to super heroes. You don't trust "the man" and are likely a progressive.
You probably smoke weed, unless prevented by a job or health concerns.
 
2021-01-28 10:26:03 AM  
H. Beam Piper
William Shakespeare
 
2021-01-28 10:30:58 AM  
Bill Bryson
Don DeLillo
 
2021-01-28 10:37:42 AM  
According to my bookshelf,

Robert J Sawyer
Kathy Reichs
 
2021-01-28 10:44:09 AM  
Gail Carriger (she writes steampunk supernatural screwball romances)
Stephen King (he writes a LOT)
 
2021-01-28 10:47:22 AM  
Sir Terry Pratchett
Frank Herbert
 
2021-01-28 10:51:19 AM  
Neal Stephenson
Paolo Bacigalupi
 
2021-01-28 11:12:27 AM  
Going by the books on my shelves:

1- David Drake

2- William Gibson
 
2021-01-28 11:19:01 AM  
Geoffrey Household and Eric Ambler

I re-read Rogue Male (Household) about every 2 years. I re-read Background to Danger (Ambler) around every 3 years. But I re-read other authors almost as often. 10 years ago, my favorites would have been Michael Ondaatje and John McPhee. 20 years ago: Flann O'Brien and Dashiell Hammett. 40 years ago: Walker Percy and Peter DeVries. Somewhere in there would be Rudyard Kipling, David Sedaris, SJ Perelman, PG Wodehouse, Rex Stout, Raymond Chandler, and Charles Portis.

By about 10 years ago, I kind of quit adding authors and stuck to re-reading. As I've gotten older, I discovered I just preferred certain voices in my head at night as I drift off to sleep. Since the only time I read is at night.  I'm the kind of reader for whom the sound of the narrative voice is almost everything. If my mind latches onto a writer's sounds and rhythms, to the point of mimicry, well, that writer gets in the queue.

I started out only reading authors who made me laugh. The first wasn't Wodehouse, but Peter DeVries. DeVries is all but out of print these days, so good luck find him. His heroes were happily despairing jokers. A point of view like trying to juggle while standing on a very tall plinth. I think these days the only book of DeVries still in print is his novel The Blood of the Lamb which was inspired by his daughter's death from leukemia. It's other worldly, but it's oddly the most recent of his books I've read. I read his jokey stuff first. It's only been since we've gotten into genealogy that I discovered a link. He was originally of the Dutch Reformed Calvinist church. My father's family -- 1/2 anyway -- were from that dour unvarnished group and they're scarce here in Kentucky. I suspect that's the connection anyway.
 
2021-01-28 11:28:01 AM  
Ken Follett
Robert B. Parker
 
2021-01-28 11:46:19 AM  
Shirley Jackson
Chitra Bannerjee Divakaruni
 
2021-01-28 11:53:36 AM  
Here goes - my recent better-than-usual author picks:
Janet Skeslien Charles
Viet Thanh Nguyen

/ no permanent favourite authors
 
2021-01-28 11:55:34 AM  
Shakespeare
4 way tie betwixt Stephen King, Larry Niven. Frank Herbert, and HST.

-Or-
Maurice Sendak and
Margaret Wise Brown "Because Childrens."

-Or-
Stan Lee
Eric Powell

-Or-
Proust
Marshall McLuhan or some shiat. CHOMSKY LOL

-Or-
Charles Bukowski
China Mieville
 
2021-01-28 12:02:03 PM  
Michael Crichton
Stephen king
 
2021-01-28 12:16:20 PM  
Terry Pratchett
H.P. Lovecraft (and modern derivatives)
 
2021-01-28 12:20:17 PM  

FatSnacks: Michael Crichton
Stephen king


You live in perpetual fear of your toaster.
 
2021-01-28 12:20:53 PM  
Here are some D's:
Dostoyevsky
Dickens
 
2021-01-28 12:28:34 PM  
John Sanford
J.R.R Tolken
 
2021-01-28 1:14:32 PM  
John Barth
Terry Pratchett
 
2021-01-28 1:48:30 PM  
R.A. Salvatore
Frank Herbert

/preemptive neeerd!!
 
2021-01-28 2:04:01 PM  
Ernest Hemingway
Lorna Landvik
 
2021-01-28 3:09:44 PM  
Michael Moorcock
Brian K Vaughn
 
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