James P. Blaylock





James P. Blaylock

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in Long Beach, California, The United States
September 20, 1950

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James Paul Blaylock is an American fantasy author. He is noted for his distinctive style. He writes in a humorous way: His characters never walk, they clump along, or when someone complains (in a flying machine) that flight is impossible, the other characters agree and show him why he's right.

He was born in Long Beach, California; studied English at California State University, Fullerton, receiving an M.A. in 1974; and lives in Orange, California, teaching creative writing at Chapman University. Many of his books are set in Orange County, California, and can more specifically be termed "fabulism" — that is, fantastic things happen in our present-day world, rather than in traditional fantasy, where the setting is often some other world. His
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Average rating: 3.81 · 12,171 ratings · 937 reviews · 69 distinct works · Similar authors
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“Strange things are said to have happened in this world — some are said to be happening still — but half of them, if I'm any judge, are lies.”
James P. Blaylock, Paper Dragons

“Considering the number of ghastly love poems that had been written and which seemed fairly clearly a waste of everyone's time, Jonathan couldn't help but be surprised that coffee hadn't been thus immortalized.”
James P. Blaylock, The Elfin Ship

“He’d given up squid merchanting when he’d found that the creatures inhabited his dreams, all leggy and cold.”
James P. Blaylock, Homunculus

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