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Barbara

Location:

San Francisco, CA
Hometown: San Francisco

Member since:

October 13, 2011

What kind of project are you working on?

Very beginning stages of a novel (yes, jump right off the high board), and a couple of short story ideas.

What are you reading right now?

Oh, let's see. Recently finished "A Dark Matter" by Peter Straub, and "Bones of the Moon" by Jonathan Carroll. "Portable Childhoods" by Ellen Klages. Have a couple of Tim Powers books ("Dinner at Deviant's Palace" and "The Anubis Gates") on the top of the "to read" pile. "The Hunger Games" trilogy. Currently reading "The Art of Subtext" by Charles Baxter.

Who's your favorite SFF author?

Neil Gaiman's probably the one I've liked just about everything he's written. Other than that it's more by book. I loved "Un Lun Dun" and liked "City and the City," and admire China Mieville in general, although I don't know that I've enjoyed everything equally. "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell" by Susanna Clarke. Others'll come to me. Oh, and the Dresden Files are a lot of fun. Richard Kadrey's "Sandman Slim" books are arguably even more fun and better written, I hope he's planning more. I'm also getting to like A.S. Byatt a lot, even though she's not really considered "genre." Some of her short stories certainly are, though, and while "The Children's Book" never really quite tipped over, I loved the fairy tale motif combined with the dense historical detail. I'm also an unashamed TV fangeek.

Introduction

Hi! I'm a psychology student who's slowly getting back into writing regularly. I used to write plays, but lately I've been much more interested in prose fiction, and especially SFF.


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