Andrew J. Offutt


Born
in Kentucky, The United States
January 01, 1934

Died
April 30, 2013

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Andrew Jefferson Offutt was an American science fiction and fantasy author. He wrote as Andrew J. Offutt, A.J. Offutt, and Andy Offut. His normal byline, andrew j. offutt, had his name in all lower-case letters. His son is the author Chris Offutt.

Offutt began publishing in 1954 with the story And Gone Tomorrow in If. Despite this early sale, he didn't consider his professional life to have begun until he sold the story Blacksword to Galaxy in 1959. His first novel was Evil Is Live Spelled Backwards in 1970.

Offutt published numerous novels and short stories, including many in the Thieves World series edited by Robert Lynn Asprin and Lynn Abbey, which featured his best known character, the thief Hanse, also known as Shadowspawn (and, later,
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3.55 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 1979 — 4 editions
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Please vote for the July-August Group Read topic. As always, feel welcome to add to the list by "Writing-in" your own item. With the recent passing of Jack Vance and Andrew J. Offutt, it seemed appropriate to consider their works. Also, our collective To-Read piles only seem to grow; with Spring in full force, a cleaning may be in order. What do you think?

A late Spring-Cleaning: Let us read anything on our own To-Read shelves (let us clean up that pile...and share our lists).
 
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Any Jack Vance, for example: The Dying Earth
 
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