John M. Ford





John M. Ford

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born
in East Chicago, Indiana, The United States
April 10, 1957

died
September 25, 2006

gender
male

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John Milo "Mike" Ford was a science fiction and fantasy writer, game designer and poet.

Ford was regarded (and obituaries, tributes and memories describe him) as an extraordinarily intelligent, erudite and witty man. He was a popular contributor to several online discussions. He composed poems, often improvised, in both complicated forms and blank verse, notably Shakespearean pastiche; he also wrote pastiches and parodies of many other authors and styles.

Biography source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_M._...


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More books by John M. Ford…
“We're not lost. We're locationally challenged”
John M. Ford

“Every book is three books, after all; the one the writer intended, the one the reader expected, and the one that casts its shadow when the first two meet by moonlight.”
John M. Ford, From the End of the Twentieth Century

“I long for the simplicity of theatre. I want lessons learned, comeuppances delivered, people sorted out, all before your bladder gets distractingly full. That's what I want. What I know is what we all know, whether we'll admit it or not: every attempt to impose the roundness of a well-made play on reality produces a disaster. Life just isn't so, nor will it be made so.”
John M. Ford, Casting Fortune

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