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!

(via BoingBoing)

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.