hello, and Re: Lots of lovely royalties
rosgross at bigpond.net.au
Sun Dec 5 22:05:10 EST 2004
Hi, Mark, and welcome! I've only relatively recently discovered Bujold and
am hooked already.
As far as recommendations for SF/fantasy for your niece, a few come
immediately to mind: Margaret Mahy, especially _Changeover_ (or is it _The
Changeover_?); (Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' trilogy; Jonathan
Stroud's _The Amulet of Samarkand_ and _The Eye of the Golem_ ; William
Nicholson's 'The Wind on Fire' trilogy; Megan Whalen Turner's _The Thief_
and _The Queen of Attolia_; Catherine Fisher's _The Oracle_ and _The
Archon_...that's all I can think of on the top of my head but people have
mentioned a lot more here, if only I could remember...
> Hello, I'm new here. My name is Mark Allums. I live in East Texas. I
> read SF and fantasy (and a few other things). I discovered DWJ looking
> for books for my niece. I have read four of the Chrestomanci books so
> far, and I plan to read much more, before I pass them on to her. :)
> I was referred to this list by a member of the Lois McMaster Bujold
> I plan mostly to lurk, looking for news of DWJ and ideas for other
> SF/fantasy books suitable for my niece. If you have any suggestions,
> feel free to let me know. (Emily is 12 and has read Harry Potter and
> some of the _Series of Unfortunate Events_. I have given her the Oz
> books, and she has the Narnia books, though she hasn't read much of
> either series yet.)
> I understand that some of you are writers too. ("sallyo" for one.) May
> I ask your pen names, or what you have written?
> I notice many of you use "handles", rather than your real names, e.g.,
> Dorian E. Gray. Is this something I should imitate?
> I have done some writing, but what I have produced is strictly for my
> own consumption. Currently, I take medication that seems to prevent me
> from being fully able to string sentences together coherently except on
> good days, so I doubt I'll be very prolific. [sigh]
> That's enough for now. See ya around!
> --Mark A.
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