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Authors on YouTube

When you read books, have you ever wondered what the authors sound like? Today, as I was looking for how to pronounce an author’s name, I came across his channel and was able to discover how his name is pronounced. The author is George H. Sirois. It’s a French last name, but he’s American, so I had no idea how he pronounced it. I know the French pronunciation, and no, he doesn’t pronounce it the French way.

So, this had me wondering about other authors on YouTube. Here’s the result of my pondering.

Patrick Rothfuss has a channel, and here’s a really long video.

Brandon Sanderson also has a channel. And here’s his ice bucket challenge.

Hugh Howey has quite a few videos. This is his Wool Synopsis.

And look, Michael J. Sullivan has a channel. This is his oldest video.

There are more, of course. And I’d like to know about them. Are there any authors on YouTube that you watch? Share their channels below!

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New Books Have Arrived

For the first time in quite some time, I got new books! Here they are:

These are all highly rated books on Goodreads or books I’ve been wanting to get for a long time. Five fantasy and four science fiction. They are:

  • Consider Phlebas, The Player of Games, and Use of Weapons, by Iain M. Banks.
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
  • Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
  • Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan
  • The Martian by Andy Weir

Nice to have these books in my collection now. I look forward to reading them all.

Which ones are you most interested in? Let me know in the comments.

 

Reddit Delivered Big Time

I had a simple question to ask on Reddit, and what I got was a great response. I’m not used to using Reddit, so I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of discussion there was because of this question.

All I asked was about fan-friendly fantasy authors, and I got a big list of them.  You can check out the comments here.

While I asked about which authors tend to communicate with readers well, answer emails, respond on Twitter, and so on, I was surprised to see some of the bigger fantasy names actually take part in this discussion. Janny Wurts responded. Some others, like Django Wexler, J. D. Hallowell, and Krista D. Ball were active. But then we had the biggest name of all. Can you guess? Brandon Sanderson!

You may be asking why I asked that question. Well, I have my reasons. Reasons that will be apparent in late October if all goes well.

Top Priority Books to Buy

I have a rather large to-read pile of books at home, and I won’t get through them for a while, but there are some books I really want to add to my collection.  I could buy eBooks, but I want the physical book.  I’m that kind of book collector.  Here’s a look at some books I absolutely must have.

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The Stormlight Archive series

This is a highly rated series of books, and only two books of the eventual ten book series have been released.  Brandon Sanderson seems to be the hottest fantasy author at the moment.  Books in the series include The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance.

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The Kingkiller Chronicle series

This series by Patrick Rothfuss is a highly rated series that has two books published so far.  They are The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear. What I like about the author is that he interacts with his readers.

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The Riyria Revelations trilogy

Michael J. Sullivan’s Riyria series is another fantasy series that I really want to get into.  He’s also another author who is easy to get in touch with, and I interviewed him last year on this blog.  The first in his series is Theft of Swords.

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Mistborn series

Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn series is his first novel series, and also highly regarded.  And it’s not finished.  It appears to be planned for six books, with the fifth due this year and sixth next year.  The first book is Mistborn: The Final Empire.

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Vorkosigan Saga

My first science fiction series in this list is Lois McMaster Bujold’s incredibly long fifteen volume (so far) Vorkosigan Saga. The first book in the series is Shards of Honour. Later novels have won both Nebula and Hugo Awards.

There’s more.  But these are my absolute top priority series to buy.  What would you suggest?