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    I didn't want to hijack Brian's Trevitic thread, so here it is: Who is your favorite author, now departed?
    I'll start it off with mine. Peter Hathaway Capstick. His African hunting books are a favorite, because of his style, insight, and humor that I admire.
    I cut it off twice; it's still too short
    Oregon, USA

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    Kurt Vonnegut, Richard Brautigan, P.G Wodehouse and Tom Sharpe come to mind, always enjoyed their work.

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    • #3
      John Steinbeck, Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Tom Clancy, Steven Hawking, Carl Sagan.
      Last edited by PStechPaul; 10-06-2020, 12:17 AM.
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      Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
      USA Maryland 21030

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      • #4
        Iain Banks, Patrick O'Brian, CS Forrester, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Heinlein, H. Beam Piper. All could tell a ripping yarn whether the ship was powered by sail or fusion.
        Location: Jersey City NJ USA

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        • #5
          I'm pretty sure Bill Peet is dead. I read his book, "Smokey" all the time in Elementary school

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          • #6
            Heinlein, Asimov, Clarke
            I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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            • #7
              Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove ...and numerous others) I loved that TV series, Lonesome Dove, then later discovered that was just the tip of the ice burg.

              Oops, I didn't notice the "now gone" qualifier. Larry McMurtry is still with us.
              Last edited by lynnl; 10-06-2020, 10:48 AM.
              Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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              • #8
                Above all, Wilbur Smith then Nevil Shoot, then Assimov, Heinlein, Arthur C Clarke, Hammond Innes, and currently still with us John Sanford, Andy Weir, Diana Gabledon, Michael Connely.
                Brian Rupnow
                Design engineer
                Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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                • #9
                  Neville Shute and Tom Clancy
                  Larry - west coast of Canada

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                  • #10
                    Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump, died just a week of so ago. He was my army ROTC brigade commander back in the early '60s.
                    Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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                    • #11
                      Iain M. banks, and Robert Jordan. Staggering good imaginations

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                      • #12
                        Ernest Hemingway, Ken Kesey, Robert Ludlum, Robert Heinlein, Rodney William Whitaker, AKA "Trevanian", author of "Shibumi".

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                        • #13
                          Rudyard Kipling

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                          • #14
                            Arthur Clarke and Isaac Asimov are the first two that I think of. I have shelves full of their work.

                            I would include Larry Niven for his Ringworld series, but he is still with us. Another who is still with us is Ken Follett. I don't think anyone can touch him for the ability to weave multiple threads in a historical novel. He also seems to do excellent research.
                            Paul A.
                            SE Texas

                            Make it fit.
                            You can't win and there IS a penalty for trying!

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                            • #15
                              Heinlein. Rocket Ship Galileo was the first one I read in 6th grade I believe. I was not a good student but the librarian didn’t seem to have a problem with me coming in before class and getting a book, then returning it at the end of day and getting another to read after school. Every day of 7th & 8th grades!

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