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Janet E. Morris

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Janet Ellen Morris (born May 25, 1946) is a United States author. She began writing in 1976 and has since published more than 20 novels, many co-authored with David Drake or her husband Chris Morris. She has contributed short fiction to the shared universe fantasy series Thieves World, and edited the Bangsian fantasy series Heroes in Hell. Most of her work has been in the fantasy and science fiction genres, although she has also written several works of non-fiction.

Morris was elected to the New York Academy of Sciences in 1980.

In 1995, Morris and her husband and frequent co-writer Christopher Morris founded M2 Tech. Since that time, their writing output has decreased in proportion to the success of the company, which works with U.S. federal
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“Gods and politics are the tools with which the godless and unprincipled manipulate the gullible.”
Janet E. Morris

“You never saw them; you never met them; you were never touched by their suffering except on the evening news or at the occasional fundraiser. They were what they were because they were uncivilized, unteachable, underprivileged and unsalvageable. They were the underclasses, and you found a use for them, because without their cheap labor and their primitive wars, your own world of mirrored towers and imported luxuries and megabuck negotiations could never exist.”
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“Changes in the heavens wrought changes on the earth.”
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Vote for the Nov-Dec Groupread theme. We'll have the top two themes, and they'll be based on names of authors and cover artists. Bonus street cred goes to folks who pick books that have both cover artists and author sharing names.

Michael: Anything by Michael Moorcock, or cover art by Michael Whelan. Any other Michael's are fair game too
 
  6 votes, 20.7%

William: How about some classics by William Hope Hodgson or William Morris?
 
  5 votes, 17.2%

Catherine: C.L. Moore or anything with a Catherine" Jeffrey Jones cover.
 
  3 votes, 10.3%

James; James Enge or James A. Moore would work
 
  3 votes, 10.3%

"Quillifer" by Walter Jon Williams (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 6.9%

Charles:Charles R. Saunders or Charles Moll (did some Moorcock covers)
 
  2 votes, 6.9%

 
  2 votes, 6.9%

John: John Jakes plus John Duillo (artist on Conan of the Isles, Conan the Freebooter, Conan the Wanderer)
 
  2 votes, 6.9%

Raymond: Raymond E. Feist and Ray Bradbury and covers by Raymond Swanland
 
  1 vote, 3.4%

Robert:
Robert Lynn Asprin or Robert E. Howard or Robert Gould (did some Elric/MM covers)
 
  1 vote, 3.4%

Michael Whelan, and specifically with Brandon Sanderson (Stormlight Archeive)
 
  1 vote, 3.4%

Raymond (write-in)
 
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Julie:J.V. Jones or Boris Vellejo's partner in art : Julie Bell
 
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Jan: Janet E. Morris and C. J. Cherryh (J = Janice), and Janny Wurts
 
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“The beauty of melancholy cannot be attained by looking. You must embrace the terror it breeds. Then you will be pleased.”
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“What is wrong with being a devout follower? Is it not acceptable to be sad and alone, if you remain loyal and obedient?”
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“Have you ever dreamt? At night, with your eyes closed?... Then you know that even with eyes closed, even in complete darkness, your mind can fill a frame for you, your soul, to observe and experience – a stage with color and atmosphere are as realistic as the visions you perceive while awake. This is how we Elders and the undead see, for we look at the world through an astral plane congruent with physical reality, where emotions are tangible shapes, and hopes, fears, and regrets collect themselves into transparent auras.”
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