Hometown: Cypress, TX
July 16, 2014
Tolkien (I know, right? He's a wildcard but I think the chap's got talent.) and Neil Gaiman. Depending on the limits of the fantasy genre, I'd also throw in Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. As far as science fiction goes, if it counts, I read War of the Worlds and Time Machine so much as a kid that I forgot the copies on my bookshelf belonged to the library and, well, kind of stole them. (I paid the fines though... years later. Still, no rap sheet here.) So, yeah, HG Wells.
The Magicians by Lev Grossman. Entertaining but I don't know if I'd recommend it. "Trite" comes to mind.
Monthly works for me
Inner loop (my druthers = Heights, Montrose, or Upper Kirby) but, really, wherever is good.
coffee shop or quiet bar
I'm a tech writer -- an irksomely practical profession -- but my heart lies with speculative fiction.