seawasp (seawasp) wrote,

Ganked from claidheamhmor ...

1) What author do you own the most books by? Hmm, hard to say. My guess would be Asimov or Heinlein. Other authors I own all they wrote but that doesn't match the output of RAH, let alone Asimov..

2) What book do you own the most copies of? I don't know -- I haven't done a precise accounting since the flood. Might be Second Stage Lensmen.

3) Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions? It is a habit up with which I will put.

4) What fictional character are you secretly in love with? I don't generally make secrets of such things, and I wrote an entire NOVEL about that particular character; whether I can ever get Polychrome published, I don't know.

5) What book have you read the most times in your life? It'd probably be a tie between the Oz books, the Little House books, Little Fuzzy, the Lensman series, and the Witches of Karres.

6) What was your favourite book when you were ten years old? That was just before I ran into Doc Smith, so... the Oz books.

7) What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year? I don't read books that suck (and I haven't been reading much since I became a writer, alas).

8) What is the best book you’ve read in the past year? Haven't read many, so it wouldn't mean much.

9) If you could force everyone you know to read one book, what would it be? Different people "should" read different books; I don't think there's any one book (aside from my own) that I feel so strongly about, and in the case of MY books, I want everyone I DON'T know to buy and read mine; the people I DO know will already have read mine, if they want to.

10) Who deserves to win the next Nobel Prize for Literature? Howard Tayler!

11) What book would you most like to see made into a movie? Grand Central Arena. Naturally.

12) What book would you least like to see made into a movie? Lord of the Flies. Unless they change it drastically.

13) Describe your weirdest dream involving a writer, book, or literary character. You're not cleared for that information, Citizen.

14) What is the most lowbrow book you’ve read as an adult? What is this "lowbrow" of which you speak?

15) What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read? The textbook on computability and unsolvability I had to use for one class.

16) What is the most obscure Shakespeare play you’ve seen? I've seen no Shakespeare plays, strictly speaking.

17) Do you prefer the French or the Russians? For what, warfare? Chefs? As writers, must be the French.

18) Roth or Updike? David Lee Roth.

19) David Sedaris or Dave Eggers? David Banner.

20) Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer? Shakespeare.

21) Austen or Eliot? Austen.

22) What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading? Biggest? There's tons of stuff I haven't read. I've read several thousand books, but there's millions of books, so  I doubt I could point to a "biggest". Most embarrassing? I dunno. The fact that I haven't read as much stuff by some authors as they may have of mine, I suppose.

23) What is your favourite novel? Hard to say. Too many contexts for "favorite", depending on conditions.

24) Play? The Gondoliers, mainly because I enjoyed playing in it.

25) Poem? Kubla Khan

26) Essay? People remember essays? Probably one of Asimov's science ones.

27) Short story? Too hard to say; so many collections of excellent ones.

28) Work of non-fiction? Poisonous And Venomous Marine Animals, Halstead. Gave me my nickname and that icon up there.

29) Who is your favourite writer? E.E. "Doc" Smith, probably.

30) Who is the most overrated writer alive today? The choices, they are so many.

31) What is your desert island book? To use for survival, to read, or to eat?

32) And… what are you reading right now? LiveJournal.

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