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message 1: by Joseph (last edited Jul 29, 2010 04:48PM) (new)

Joseph  (BlueManticore) | 906 comments Let's see how this goes. The way to play is this:
One person picks a genre, say Science Fiction and gives a Science Fiction author whose name begins with A, ex. Isaac Asimov. The next person has to give a Science Fiction author whose last name begins with B, third person gives a Science Fiction author whose last name begins with C, and so on all the way to Z. The person who gives the Z name then picks another genre and we keep going. I know there's a limited amount of different genres, so repeats of genres are ok, but let's try not to repeat the authors already given.

Also, feel free to add any short comments about your author, like why you picked him or her, have you read a really good book by this author, etc.

I'll start us with Mystery authors and my A is:
Susan Wittig Albert is a really good author of several mystery series. She just started a new series with The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree, a mystery that takes place in the time of the Depression and is solved by a group of gardening Jessica Fletchers/Miss Marples.

Next person gives a Mystery author whose last name begins with B and so on.


message 2: by Lauren (new)

Lauren I'll play.

Gerry Boyle

I have only read one mystery by him and that is Pretty Dead


message 3: by rebecca j (last edited Jul 29, 2010 07:39PM) (new)


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Joseph  (BlueManticore) | 906 comments Christine Goff author of the Birdwatcher mysteries.


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Alycia (alyciac) | 2907 comments Sue Henry who writes a number of mystery series set in Alaska


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Paul Hollis | 194 comments Stuart M. Kaminsky author of People Who Walk In Darkness


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Dee (austhokie) | 609 comments Henning Mankell author of Faceless Killers and other scandanavian mysteries


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Lorraine (SaanichLori) | 4640 comments Ellery Queen - Dutch Shoe Mystery


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Lorraine (SaanichLori) | 4640 comments Scott Turow - Presumed Innocent


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Lorraine (SaanichLori) | 4640 comments Fred Vargas - The Chalk Circle Man


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LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments I hearby declare that we shall skip X

Scott Young(1918-2005) author of Murder in a Cold Climate


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Alycia (alyciac) | 2907 comments Mark Richard Zubro, who shall now need to go on my "to-read" list

Ooooh ... and I get to pick a new genre. Let's move to Science Fiction, and I shall start us with Douglas Adams, who is one of my all-time favorite authors.


message 26: by LindaD (last edited May 10, 2011 02:18PM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 253 comments Good call, Mark! I don't read enough science fiction, hopefully will get some good suggestions here


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MissJessie | 1286 comments The classic Robert Heinlein


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rebecca j (technophobe) | 6030 comments Robert Jordan - Crossroads of Twilight


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MissJessie | 1286 comments July Klass - wrote in the original Star Trek novel series.


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Gabriella (stardust_126) | 422 comments Larry Niven


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MissJessie | 1286 comments P.J. O'Rourke


message 42: by Sue (new)

Sue (Got some help from Wikipedia for this one)-
W.T. Quick - author of Dreams of Flesh and Sand, among others; he also co-authored the Quest for Tomorrow series with William Shatner.

All ready now for someone to pick it up with the next author for the Science Fiction genre - someone whose last name begins with 'R'...


message 46: by Sue (new)

Sue Again, with the help of Wikipedia:
Steven Utley -sounds like an interesting author - he has a book of stories entitled The 400-Million-Year Itch coming out in July 2012.


message 48: by Sue (last edited Feb 14, 2012 04:35AM) (new)

Sue Science fiction author, last name starting with 'W' - who else but...

H.G. Wells


message 49: by Anne (new)

Anne | 610 comments Invoking precedent (see above) we are skipping X.


Jane Yolen


message 50: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (Sanlema) Timothy Zahn

That was a Z, so let move to HISTORICAL FICTION

Laura Adams Armer


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