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Nelsmom
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Humorous Science Fiction/Fantasy

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On another website I found a list of who they think are the Science Fiction/Fantasies most Humorous authors.  They are:

Douglas Adams

Robert Asprin

Esther Friesner

Cory Doctorow

Harry Harrison

Keith Laumer

Spider Robinson

James Schmitz

Christopher Stasheff

Dave Stone

John Zakow

I have read books by all but the last two but I feel that they have left out quite a few authors that I think should have been listed so here is who I would add and feel free to agree or not and add others that you want

 

My list would include the following:

Piers Anthony

Lawrence Watt-Evans

Jody Lyn Nye

Terry Pratchett

Stephen Brust

Rick Cook

L. Sprague de Camp

John de Chancie

C. Dale Brittain

 

Those are the ones that I have read and really enjoyed.

 

Toni

Message Edited by Nelsmom on 02-20-2009 06:39 PM
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Re: Humorous Science Fiction/Fantasy

Toni:

I'd vote for Terry Pratchett – I don't laugh out loud at much but his Discworld novels always surprise me and crack me up!

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Re: Humorous Science Fiction/Fantasy

Yes, Sir Terry is definately king of funny.

 

There's also Tom Holt. I bought Nothing But Blue Skies the day I bought my first Discworld novel, and I enjoyed it just as much. Not all of his work is that great, but the good stuff is fantastic.

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Re: Humorous Science Fiction/Fantasy

Lionel Fenn (pseudonym for Charles Grant). He passed away a couple of years ago and hasn't been on the bookshelves in a while, but I still remember as one of the most

gut-busting ROTFLMAO moments I have ever had was when Tuesday fell into a pout while arguing with her brother, former backup pro-football quarterback Gideon Sunday. Now normally this would not be much of a problem, but since Tuesday was at this point transformed into a large white duck...

 

 

 

 

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Re: Humorous Science Fiction/Fantasy


paulgoatallen wrote:

Toni:

I'd vote for Terry Pratchett – I don't laugh out loud at much but his Discworld novels always surprise me and crack me up!

Paul 


I'll second Pratchett and add The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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Re: Humorous Science Fiction/Fantasy


Nadine wrote:

paulgoatallen wrote:

Toni:

I'd vote for Terry Pratchett – I don't laugh out loud at much but his Discworld novels always surprise me and crack me up!

Paul 


I'll second Pratchett and add The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.


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Re: Humorous Science Fiction/Fantasy

The number 1 slot is a no brainer for me. Sir Terry without a doubt (saw a sweet pic the other day of The Man doing the kneel down for his actual Knighting from the Queen)!

after that, for me, it's:

Charles Grant aka Lionel Fenn- gegarland had a vote for him, although it was the Kent Montana series I liked best (Gideon Sunday a close second)

A. Lee Martinez- "Gil's All Fright Diner", "In the Company of Ogres" were dang funny

John Moore- "Bad Prince Charlie" and "Heroics For Beginners" were laugh out loud funny

Robert Asprin- The Myth series and Phule's Company.

Keith Laumer- Retief series

Lawence Watt-Evans- Ethshar series

Glen Cook- Garrett P.I- I know, more Detective Noir than comedy, but the the banter between characters is really funny.

 

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