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John Grant

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John Grant is author of over eighty books, of which about twenty-five are fiction, including novels like The World, The Hundredfold Problem, The Far-Enough Window and most recently The Dragons of Manhattan and Leaving Fortusa. His “book-length fiction” Dragonhenge, illustrated by Bob Eggleton, was shortlisted for a Hugo Award in 2003; its successor was The Stardragons. His first story collection, Take No Prisoners, appeared in 2004. He is editor of the anthology New Writings in the Fantastic, which was shortlisted for a British Fantasy Award. His novellas The City in These Pages and The Lonely Hunter have appeared from PS Publishing.

His latest fiction book is Tell No Lies , his second story collection; it's published by Alchemy Press. Hi
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Jim Crocker John,

You're reading MY reviews. Good grief!

Most importantly, you need to see this clip on YouTube, which is the source of my question: "Who's on first." This is classic American humor from two guy dating back probably into the 1950's. I just love them and hope you will too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTcRRa...

Cheers!

Jim in Missoula, Montana


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