April 5th, 2007

Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

Ahhh, the occasional gift from the Internet...

Someone who goes on the Net by the name of kitkat1310 has posted a list of favourite SF&F books - to wit:

Harry Potter
by J.K. Rowling

The Belgariad and The Mallorean
by David Eddings

The Hidden Queen and The Changer of Days
by Alma Alexander

Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkien

A Great and Terrible Beauty & Rebel Angels
by Libba Bray

The Amber Wizard
by David Forbes

Dune by Frank Herbert

Dragonquest (series)
by Anne McCaffrey

The House of the Scorpion
by Nancy Farmer

The Left Hand of Darkness
by Ursula LeGuin

Well, there you go. Rowlings, Le Guin, Herbert, Tolkien...

...and me.

I think I'm well pleased by the company I'm keeping on kitkat's bookshelves...
Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

Light bulbs. Always good for a laugh.

Via karenmiller, who got it from a friend's blog:

How many fantasy characters does it take to change a light bulb?

Epic Fantasy Writer: How many you got?

Traditional Fantasy Writer: One. There can be only one Chosen One.

Quest Fantasy Writer: One, but s/he must form a party of adventurers to retrieve the magic pliers first.

Romantic Fantasy Writer: Two, but they must do it while sharing a passionate kiss.

Erotic Fantasy Writer: Three, but they must do it naked while sharing a passionate kiss.

Dark Fantasy Writer: One, as long as it's done with a tentacle slithering from the bottomless pit.

Urban fantasy writer: Three. A werewolf, a vampire, and a chick in leather with a gun.

Literary Fantasy Writer: One, but it will take me four pages to describe it.

Slipstream Fantasy Writer: Is the light bulb an allegory for birth or death?

SF Writer: Who uses light bulbs? Honestly...