Piers Anthony

Piers Anthony

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in Oxford, England, The United Kingdom
August 06, 1934



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Though he spent the first four years of his life in England, Piers never returned to live in his country of birth after moving to Spain and immigrated to America at age six. After graduating with a B.A. from Goddard College, he married one of his fellow students and and spent fifteen years in an assortment of professions before he began writing fiction full-time.

Piers is a self-proclaimed environmentalist and lives on a tree farm in Florida with his wife. They have two grown daughters.


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Many folk speak disparagingly of horse opera, which surely bears little relation to the historical exploration of the American West, but is entertaining on a superficial level. Similarly they sneer at space opera, which is horse opera translated to space. Bat Durston jumps into his spaceship and warps to Planet X where humanoid monsters are terrorizing the colonists. He whips out his blaster an... Read more of this blog post »
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A Spell for Chameleon (Xant...
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Castle Roogna (Xanth, #3)
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 18,035 ratings — published 1979 — 28 editions
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Bearing An Hourglass (Incar...
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The Source of Magic (Xanth,...
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With a Tangled Skein (Incar...
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Wielding a Red Sword (Incar...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 14,458 ratings — published 1986 — 17 editions
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Being a Green Mother (Incar...
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Centaur Aisle (Xanth, #4)
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Night Mare (Xanth, #6)
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“Being terrified but going ahead and doing what must be done—that's courage. The one who feels no fear is a fool, and the one who lets fear rule him is a coward.”
Piers Anthony, Castle Roogna

“One thing you who had secure or happy childhoods should understand about those of us who did not. We who control our feelings, who avoid conflicts at all costs, or seem to seek them. Who are hypersensitive, self-critical, compulsive, workaholic, and above all survivors. We are not that way from perversity, and we cannot just relax and let it go. We’ve learned to cope in ways you never had to.”
Piers Anthony

“I think it's a shame that something as creative and vital to the nature of the human species as story-telling is largely controlled by the soulless cretins known as publishers.”
Piers Anthony


Its been a while since we've done a run-off, but run-off time it is ... This is for the November Science Fiction Theme: Space Opera and will be read starting Nov. 15 ...

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