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John Gardner (American writer) Gardner was born in Batavia, New York.

John Gardner (American writer)

His father was a lay preacher and dairy farmer, and his mother taught English at a local school. Both parents were fond of Shakespeare and often recited literature together. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America and made Eagle Scout. As a child, Gardner attended public school and worked on his father's farm, where, in April 1945, his younger brother Gilbert was killed in an accident with a cultipacker. Gardner, who was driving the tractor during the fatal accident, carried guilt for his brother's death throughout his life, suffering nightmares and flashbacks. Gardner began his university education at DePauw University, but received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St.

Gardner was a lifelong teacher of fiction writing. Peter V Brett, Author. Hi, I'm fantasy author Peter V. Brett - AMA : Fantasy. From Modern Mythcraft to Magical Surrealism. The website for New York Times bestselling author, Terry Brooks, devoted to his Shannara, Landover, Word/Void, and other works. Baby Got Books. Baby Got Books by Jim C.

Baby Got Books

Hines (with apologies to Sir Mixalot) Author N K Jemisin. Malazan Empire. Official Site of Steven Erikson. Adventures in Mongolia & Goat’s Head Soup: Steven Erikson’s Notes on a Crisis. It’s axiomatic that the things one could do in youth (with that natural aplomb that comes with a conviction of personal invulnerability) do not happily extend into that period of middle age where desire and capacity no longer meet.

Adventures in Mongolia & Goat’s Head Soup: Steven Erikson’s Notes on a Crisis

No, I’m not talking about sex. Scaling cliffs free-style, wandering through jungles for days at time, shooting rapids, even hitting the gas in an ancient Westphalia to surge across a washed-out road (of unknown depth) in the Mogollon Mountains of Arizona – these are among the manic stupidities of my younger days, and I seem to have come through relatively unscathed.

As a veteran archaeologist and occasional explorer of unpleasant and inhospitable places, I viewed my upcoming return to the field with natural confidence. A crew of Russian and local archaeologists were preparing to revisit a site to resume excavating Late Paleolithic remains, in Northern Mongolia. From my home in Victoria, B.C., we were all preparing for a chaotic summer. Photo Credits. Encyclopediamalazica / FrontPage. Malazan Empire. Patrick Rothfuss - Official Website. Read more reviews.

Patrick Rothfuss - Official Website

Tad Williams. Sam Sykes - Fantasy Author. The Official Raymond E. Feist Website. Brandon Sanderson: The official site. Forums - 17th Shard, the Official Brandon Sanderson Fansite. <div class='message error'><strong>Javascript Disabled Detected</strong><p>You currently have javascript disabled.

Forums - 17th Shard, the Official Brandon Sanderson Fansite

Several functions may not work. Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. </p></div><br /> Adonalsium - The Coppermind - 17th Shard. Adonalsium is a mysterious term used in the cosmere, which could refer to the power of Creation or a god.

Adonalsium - The Coppermind - 17th Shard

It has not been revealed what Adonalsium explicitly is, but its power is seen in the Shards of Adonalsium, which act as imperfect gods in the cosmere. It is heavily implied there are sixteen Shards, but this has not been explicitly confirmed.[1] It has been confirmed that Hoid was there when Adonalsium Shattered.[2] Shards of Adonalsium[edit]

Cosmere - The Coppermind - 17th Shard. The cosmere is a distinct universe totally separate from our own,[1] in which several of Brandon Sanderson's epic fantasy books take place.

Cosmere - The Coppermind - 17th Shard

Overview[edit] As the cosmere implies a simultaneous existence of the ten Shardworlds (planets with mentionable Shardic Influence), cosmere books are connected by an overarching story. Once there was the mysterious power Adonalsium, whose true characteristic is still unknown. Shard - The Coppermind - 17th Shard. This page is exemplary!

Shard - The Coppermind - 17th Shard

This page is comprehensive, well written, and cited. It is one of the excellent pages on the Coppermind. IAMA professional fantasy novelist named Brandon Sanderson. - AMA. : Fantasy. George R. R. Martin's Official Website. Project Aon: Main / Home (browse) Joe Dever has most generously offered to allow some of his books to be published on the internet thereafter to be downloaded free-of-charge.

Project Aon: Main / Home (browse)

Rob Adams, Paul Bonner, Gary Chalk, Melvyn Grant, Richard Hook, Peter Andrew Jones, Cyril Julien, Peter Lyon, Peter Parr, Graham Round, and Brian Williams have also generously offered similar permission for their contributions to the world of Magnamund. Project Aon is a volunteer group of fans dedicated to publishing these works. "I would be especially pleased if my granting of the rights to distribute my books in this way was seen as my 'millennium gift' to all those devoted readers who have kept the Kai flag flying high, through all the good times, and the not-so-good. It would make me very proud indeed if this enterprise laid the foundations of a lasting legacy, securing the longevity of Lone Wolf by making my creation freely and readily accessible to current and future online generations. The Dork Lord, on His Dork Throne.

Queen of the Iron Sands. A Wheel of Time Community. The Thirteenth Depository - A Wheel of Time Blog. WoT Interview Database - Theoryland of the Wheel of Time Forums. Though this database is already by far the most comprehensive and organized collection of plot-related RJ and Brandon Sanderson quotes available on the web, it is a work in progress.

WoT Interview Database - Theoryland of the Wheel of Time Forums

Updates are being made regularly, with signing reports from Brandon Sanderson, and corrections/additions to the RJ material All quotes are in reverse chronological order, because the most recent quotes tend to be the most relevant, as older questions have been made moot by revelations in the books, and in recent signings. For the RJ material, this puts the blog and TOR Questions of the Week at the top, but the Brandon Sanderson quotes are above those. The Janny Wurts Official Webpage. Neil Gaiman's Journal. Neil Gaiman's photo "Portrait of Adam interviewing. Blog « amanda palmer.

Post-tour and new Neil mailbox... Got home from the summer Zombie/Slayer tour to a huge pile of mail, much of it for Neil.

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