Which characters are your favorites?
(I had to limit myself, or I'd just go on and on...)
1. Mr. Dunworthy from Connie Willis's The Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog
2. and 3. Aral Vorkosigan and Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan from Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan series
4. Professor de la Paz from Robert Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
5. Duncan Idaho from Frank Herbert's Dune series (after whom I named my very first car)
6. Emilio Sandoz from Mary Doria Russell's The Sparrow and Children of God
"Most things grow old and perish, as the centuries go on and on. Very few are the precious things that remain precious, or the tales that are still told."
- Ursula K. Le Guin, The Tombs of Atuan