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"human is namuh spelled backwards"

Happy early birthday to astromachy, and best wishes for a wonderful year to come!

* There's a new Sword of Gryffindor: Hog's Head Pubcast online here. And speaking of podcasts, I've updated my list of favorite links here, including links to author/artist websites and podcasts.

* Fantasy & Science Fiction has posted free online copies of all of its stories that made the Nebula Awards Preliminary Ballot. Read them here.

* The Times has ranked its picks for "The 50 Greatest British Writers Since 1945" here. What do you think?

I decided I would make a list of My Top Ten Favorite British Writers since 1945.

Of those I chose, four were on the list by The Times:
J.R.R. Tolkien
George Orwell
J.K. Rowling
J.G. Ballard

Six, however, were not:
Mary Renault
Daphne du Maurier
Neil Gaiman
John Wyndham
Olaf Stapledon
Douglas Adams

"Dog is God spelled backwards. That means something. I'm just not sure what exactly. But human is namuh spelled backwards." - Marc-Christophe


Jan. 17th, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
I've liked a lot of his more recent books: The Truth, Thief of Time, and Night Watch were all wonderfully entertaining, and Going Postal was nearly as good, though its central female character was a bit too much like some of Pratchett's other central female characters. But I have to agree that Pratchett's recent fiction has included a couple of disappointments. On the other hand, I wouldn't attribute that to the presence of serious ideas; when Pratchett is on form his serious ideas make the humor funnier and sharper.
Jan. 18th, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
I'll admit that I never really got into Pratchett, though I did like his partnership with Gaiman for Good Omens. I do appreciate that he's a big force in the genre, though.