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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

August Poll Write Ins: Best Multi-Author Book


What is the best book with more than one author?

Good Omens? The Talisman? Dragons of Autumn Twilight?Some authors just work better as part of a collaboration. Write in now so you don't have to say "This poll is incomplete without Suchandsuch!" when it goes live.

This month we're going to be nominating co-authored books. Any genre is game. 

The rules:

1- All books must have two or more authors.

2- Let's stick to fiction. Non-fiction is often a collaboration of multiple authors and that would open up far too many books.

3- You may nominate two (2) books. (If you nominate more than two books, I take your first two nominations and ignore the rest cause I'm a fucka mean tyrant who insists you have reading comprehension and follow rules and shit.)

4- If you feel as if a series of books deserves a nod rather than an individual work (like the Dragonlance Chronicles, for example) you may nominate the series as a single consideration, however both authors must have collaborated on all the books rather than one author starting a series and another author finishing it (as we see in some of the legacy series like Dune or Wheel of Time). 

5- You can second as many nominations as you like, and in fact, you should. We haven't had a poll in the last year where the final names for the poll didn't at least have one second each. So check back and see what your fellow readers have offered up that you'd like to see go on to the poll.

Please don't forget to make your nomination as a comment on this post rather than as a reply on the social media where I cross post the blog. I'll take them from any medium, but you are much less likely to get a second if you just reply to this on G+ or Facebook.

36 comments:

  1. I'll nominate Good Omens!!

    And The Flying Sorcerers by David Gerrold and Larry Niven, because... PUNS!!!

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    1. Seventh for Good Omens, and second for The Flying Sorcers.

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    2. I'm pretty sure it's going to be on the poll. ;-)

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    3. Good Omens! Second Nomination....The Long Mars.

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  2. It might be nostalgia, but I WILL nominate the Dragonlance Chronicles. Only the first three though, after that they turned into someone's dnd campaign gone wrong.

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    1. All the Dragonlance Chronicles are D&D campaigns gone wrong.

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  3. Sorcery and Cecilia by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer

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  4. Illuninatus! Shea & Wilson
    The Difference Engine Gibson & Sterling

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    1. I'll second Illuminatus! and then I'll add The Jesus Incident by Frank Herbert and Bill Ransom.

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    2. Second for The Jesus Incident (one of the few things by Herbert I enjoyed; I credit Ransom for that).

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    1. Either you saw the "Fiction only" rule or you did not, but either way this seems a little out of the spirit of the poll (and possibly intentionally provocative.)

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  6. The Elvenbane Series (Andre Norton/Mercedes Lackey)

    Red Sands: An Arabian Adventure (Paul B Thompson/Tonya R Carter)

    (if I could, my third would be Acorna, by McCaffery & Various)

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  7. Sassinak - Ann McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon

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  8. The Mote in God's Eye (Larry Niven/Jerry Pournelle)

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  9. "Great Kings' War" John F. Carr and Roland Green

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  10. "Variable Star" by Robert Heinlein and Spider Robinson.

    "Federation" by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens (hesitated because it's ST, but it is awesome!)

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  11. Fletcher Pratt and L. Sprague DeCamp's "Incompleat Enchanter"

    and

    Pohl and Kornbluth's "Gladiator-At-Law"

    (I also have a fondness for my own work with Eric Flint, the Boundary series, but I suspect I'm just a TEENSY bit biased there)

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    1. Oh, I'll happily second Pratt and DeCamp's Incompleat Enchanter!

      And where are we in seconding Good Omens? I suppose I'll fourth that one.

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  12. Good Omens followed by The Long Earth trilogy by Sir Terry And Stephen Baxter xxx

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    1. The poll is up. Good Omens is on there. You should vote!! (I'm spamming this back to everyone who wrote in after the nominations were closed.)

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    1. The poll is up. Good Omens is on there. You should vote!! (I'm spamming this back to everyone who wrote in after the nominations were closed.)

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    1. The poll is up. Good Omens is on there. You should vote!! (I'm spamming this back to everyone who wrote in after the nominations were closed.)

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