Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Influential Books: Part 1


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  1. Professor I.M. DummerMarch 14, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Going back to classic Fantasy, have you ever read The Worm Ouroboros? In modern Fantasy I hope you are going to include Roger Zelaznys Chronicles Of Amber! Don't know what you intend to cover, but hope you will cover some of the classic older writers. Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague DeCamp, Fritz Leiber, Michael Moorcock, Fletcher Pratt, Lord Dunsany, ect. As great as some of these authors are, sadly they are all but forgotten.

    1. No, I can't say I have, but I'll look it up!

      I actually did read most of The Chronicles of Amber, but I think I tried it when I was too young. I remember being interested, but unable to understand/follow/process a lot of it. I have read "A Canticle for Lebowitz" by Fritz Leiber, but didn't really care for it, and I think I have the entire collection of Michael Moorcock's "Elric Saga," although I haven't read them yet. (Still working on going through the boxes of books you gave me!)

      As for those other authors, I'll check them out. I think a lot of them have ended up being forgotten because their writing style doesn't really appeal to many people outside the previous generation and the modern eclectic like me. ^_^;;

  2. You would probably like Fritz Leibers "Gray Mouser" series. Incidentally did you know that it's the same Fritz Leiber that appears in the old movies? He was an actor as well as an author. DeCamp can be hilarious at times, real sense of humor.

    1. Wow, now I feel silly. "Canticle for Leibowitz" was written by Walter Miller, Jr., not Fritz Leiber! The second you said "Gray Mouser" I realized I'd miss-applied the author's name. I have read most, if not all of the "Gray Mouser" series. Loved them! And no, I had no idea he was also an actor. Guess not all authors are anti-social recluses!