Over at Author Central they’re planning a special series starting today:
Every day during August a different author will be spotlighted in their own thread in our Author Central forum. We encourage all to visit on that day and post photographs, reminiscences, cover scans, links to appropriate sites, reviews, and other reactions. With 31 days and 31 authors there’s a chance to share what you know as well as learn new things, so come and join in the fun!
Here’s the list. Pay particular attention to the 15th and the 20th.
8/1 Alfred Bester
8/2 William Tenn (Phillip Klass)
8/3 Gene Wolfe
8/4 E.T.A. Hoffman
8/5 Norman Spinrad
8/6 Lucy Sussex
8/7 Robert J. Sawyer
8/8 Phillip Reeve
8/9 Ian McDonald
8/10 Ken MacLeod
8/11 Dan Simmons
8/12 S.M. Stirling
8/13 Sean McMullen
8/14 James Blish
8/15 Kelley Eskridge
8/16 Octavia Butler
8/17 Charles Stross
8/18 Colin Kapp
8/19 Fritz Leiber
8/20 Nicola Griffith
8/21 Hal Clement
8/22 J.G. Ballard
8/23 Alison Sinclair
8/24 E.C. Tubb
8/25 Neal Asher
8/26 Karl Schroeder
8/27 Jack L. Chalker
8/28 John Varley
8/29 Alan Dean Foster
8/30 David J. Williams
8/31 Kurd Lasswitz
Twenty percent women. Five percent POC. Five percent dead Prussian. But, hey, lots of Brits.
If you have things you’d like to say about me or my work (it doesn’t have to be nice–you just have to spell my name right) this is your chance. I’ll remind you closer to the time.
I might post some reminiscences of my own: Robert Sawyer’s, ah, interesting acceptance speech at the 1996 Nebula Awards (also known as ‘what not to say’). Having dinner with Octavia Butler. Charlie Stross wearing an eyeball earring at our wedding. Drinking beer with Dave Williams and ranting about playing nicely. Could be fun.
9 thoughts on “Author August on Author Central”
Sounds very interesting, I will make a note to check it out. Hope things are cooling down in your neck of the woods.
We sure hope to see you! We love when authors show up in person and your reminscences of other writers would be fantastic.
As for the make-up of the authors, every year is different, and all are subject to open nomination by any and everybody. Sadly those percentages reflect the published history of SF so far, but the times they do keep changing, eh?
Anytime Nicola Griffith & Gene Wolfe are on the same list YOU SHOULD PAY ATTENTION. Oh man I swoon so hard for Wolfe.
Dead-Air, I was particularly intrigued by the dead Prussian–never heard of E.T.A. Hoffman…
I'll do my very best to pop in at least once.
Apparently “Tales of Hoffman”, the opera by Jacques Offenbach, was based on three stories by E.T.A. Hoffman, who also appears as a character in the opera. I just hope the chap who nominated him for Author August can tell us more, when the day arrives…
Custer, ooh, yep, that would be cool.
I remember the beer fondly, but don't recall any ranting. As I recall, you were very reasonable. : )
Sawyers day may have passed, but we'd still love to get your comments in our thread!!
Damn, I forgot! Sorry, I'm overwhelmed at the moment with family and other obligations. Will try get there this week…
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