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Ruth Cooke

I hate to say this, but you're right. I still read fiction, but not as much as I used to. At the same time, non-fiction reading (including web reading) has given me many a new idea for my own writing.

And I agree with you about Tolkien and Heinlein. 'Nuff said on that score...

Adam Randall Russell

I've discovered that I read less and less non-fiction simply because I get enough of real life in...well, real life. And isn't it a bit rude to call someone an inbred whelp, regardless of how you feel about their writing? Readers have different preferences regarding style. I respect Tolkien endlessly for the stories he told, but always found his work to be a bit long-winded...

Kohi Raikoan

The claim of writing, without reading, is hard to swallow but, of course, fiction can be churned out if one has stopped reading but has read enough. I think.

Chantz Hebert

The problem with fiction books are similar to the problem the film industry is having. Everyone is either copying or flat out remaking everybody else. We as writers need to come up with completly unique storylines and even writing styles to get readers back into fiction books.

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  • : The Fall of the Republic

    The Fall of the Republic
    In a parallel timeline, 1990s America discovers the chronoplanes: parallel worlds at different points in history.

  • : Rogue Emperor

    Rogue Emperor
    The hijacking of the Roman Empire, 100 AD, by 21st-century Christian fundamentalists, in the second of the Chronoplane Wars novels.

  • : The Empire of Time

    The Empire of Time
    My first novel, published in 1978, but the last in the Chronoplane Wars trilogy.

  • : Gryphon

    Gryphon
    "Write a space opera," my editor said. So I did, with some nanotech thrown in.

  • : Tsunami

    Tsunami
    A companion novel to Icequake, set mostly in California.

  • : Icequake

    Icequake
    A disaster thriller (Antarctic ice sheet surges into ocean), dated but still fun.

  • : Eyas

    Eyas
    Originally published in 1982, and still the novel I'm most proud of.

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