Author Discussion Group

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SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS OF THE S.F.A.B.C - Author Discussion Group

 

The S F A B C Author Discussion Group had met in two locations.  It originally met on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Borders Books & Music in Wayne, New Jersey on the fourth Tuesday of the month.  It later moved to the third Tuesday of the month Borders Books in the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey (201) 712 - 1166.

 

Each month a different author was selected for discussion. No particular book or story was chosen, rather it was an examination of the writer's entire body of work. The group went on hiatus for a five month stretch at the end of 1996 to allow for some fine tuning of the activity. 

 

 

Two listings of the writers discussed at this event follow.

 

The first list appears in chronological order. The second is in alphabetical order by author. 

 

Chronological Listing of Author Discussions: 

 

March 21, 2006……………………………..Jack Chalker

February 21, 2006…………………………..David Brin

January 17, 2006……………………………Lloyd Alexander

 

May 17, 2005………………………………..Octavia Butler

April 19, 2005………………………………..Andre Norton

March 15, 2005……………………………..Jack Mc Devitt

February 15, 2005…………………………..Madeleine L' Engle

January 18, 2005……………………………Donald Kingsbury

 

November 16, 2004…………………………K W Jeter

October 19, 2004……………………………Washington Irving

September 21, 2004………………………..Thomas Harlan

August 17, 2004…………………………….David Gerrold

July 20, 2004………………………………..David Feintuch

June 15, 2004……………………………….Jorge Luis Borges

May 18, 2004………………………………..Lord Dunsany

April 20, 2004……………………………….A Bertram Chandler

March 16, 2004…... -- Event Cancelled --……………………..

February 17, 2004………………………….Poul Anderson

January 20, 2004…………………………...Sarah Zettel

 

November 18, 2003…………………………Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

October 21, 2003……………………………Xenophon

September 16, 2003………………………..James White

August 19, 2003…………………………….Jules Verne

July 22, 2003………………………………...Harry Turtledove

June 17, 2003………………………………..S M Stirling

May 20, 2003………………………………..John Ringo

April 22, 2003………………………………..Steve Perry

March 18, 2003……………………………...George Orwell

February 18, 2003…………………………...Yvonne Navarro

January 21, 2003…………………………….Ken MacLeod

 

December 13, 2002………………………….E E Smith

November 19, 2002………………………….C S Lewis

October 15, 2002…………………………….Katherine Kerr

September 17, 2002…………………………Oliver Johnson

August 20, 2002……………………………..Frank Herbert

July 16, 2002…………………………………Simon R Green

June 18, 2002………………………………..William Forstchen

May 21, 2002…………………………………David & Leigh Eddings

April 16, 2002…………………………………Peter David

March 19, 2002………………………………Chris Bunch & Alan Cole

February 19, 2002……………………………Catherine Asaro

January 15, 2002…………………………….Timothy Zahn

 

November 20, 2001…………………………..David Weber

October 16, 2001……………………………..S L Viehl

September 18, 2001…………………………J R R Tolkien

August 21, 2001……………………………...Rick Shelley

July 17, 2001………………………………….Irene Radford

June 19, 2001…………………………………Terry Pratchett

May 15, 2001………………………………….Lissanne Norman

April 17, 2001…………………………………George R R Martin

March 20, 2001……………………………….C S Lewis

February 20, 200……………………………..Nancy Kress

January 16, 2001……………………………..J V Jones

 

November 21, 2000…………………………..Peter Hamilton

October 19, 2000…………………………….Michael W Gear & Kathleen O'Neal Gear

September 19, 2000…………………………Michael Flynn

August 15, 2000………………………………Greg Egan

July 18, 2000………………………………….Gordon R Dickson

June 20, 2000…………………………………Julie Czerneda

May 16, 2000………………………………….James Blish

April 18, 2000………………………………….Poul Anderson

March 21, 2000……………………………….Roger Zelazny

February 15, 2000…………………………….Wallace West

January 18, 2000……………………………..Jack Vance

 

November 16, 1999……………………………E C Tubb

October 19, 1999………………………………Clifford Simak

September 21, 1999…………………………..Gene Wolfe

August 17, 1999……………………………….Daniel Pinkwater

July 20, 1999…………………………………...Larry Niven

June 15, 1999…………………………………..L E Modesitt

May 19, 1999…………………………………..H P Lovecraft

April 20, 1999…………………………………..Nancy Kress

March 16, 1999…………………………………James Hogan

February 16, 1999……………………………...William Gibson

January 19, 1999……………………………….Philip Jose Farmer

 

November 17, 1998…………………………….Harlan Ellison

October 20, 1998……………………………….L Sprague de Camp

September 15, 1998……………………………Arthur C Clarke

August 18, 1998………………………………...David Brin

July 21, 1998…………………………………….Poul Anderson

June 23, 1998……………………………………Jack Vance

May 26, 1998……………………………………Samuel R Delany

April 28, 1998……………………………………William Gibson

March 24, 1998………………………………….Keith Taylor

February 24, 1998………………………………Miscellaneous Discussion

January 27, 1998……………………………….Steven Brust

 

November 25, 1997……………………………..Ray Bradbury

October 28, 1997………………………………..Anne Rice

September 23, 1997…………………………….Robert Heinlein

August 26, 1997…………………………………Bruce Sterling

July 22, 1997…………………………………….Edgar Rice Burroughs

June 24, 1997……………………………………Orson Scott Card

May 27, 1997…………………………………….Jack Chalker

April 22, 1997…………………………………….Michael Moorcock (Part Two)

March 25, 1997…………………………………..Frank Herbert

February 25, 1997……………………………….Michael Moorcock (Part One)

 

November 26, 1996………………………………Fred Pohl

October 22, 1996…………………………………Edgar Allen Poe

September 24, 1996……………………………..Fritz Leiber

August 27, 1996………………………………….Larry Niven

July 23, 1996……………………………………..Cordwainer Smith

June 25, 1996……………………………………..Andre Norton

May 28, 1996……………………………………...H G Wells

 

November 28, 1995……………………………….Anne Mc Caffrey

October 24, 1995………………………………….A E Van Vogt

September 26, 1995………………………………Robert E Howard

August 23, 1995…………………………………..Theodore Sturgeon

July 25, 1995………………………………………Norman Spinrad

June 25, 1995……………………………………..Philip Jose Farmer

May 23, 1995………………………………………Ursula K Le Guin

April 25, 1995………………………………………Roger Zelazny

March 28, 1995…………………………………….Philip K Dick

February 28, 1995…………………………………H P Lovecraft

 

 

Alphabetical Directory of Authors Discussed:

 

Lloyd Alexander ……………………………01/17/06

Poul Anderson…………………………….. 02/17/04…..04/18/00…..07/21/98

Catherine Asaro…………………………….02/19/02

 

James Blish…………………………………05/16/00

Jorge Luis Borges………………………….06/15/04

Ray Bradbury……………………………….11/25/95

David Brin……………………………………02/21/06…..08/18/98

Steven Brust…………………….…………..01/27/98

Chris Bunch & Adrian Cole……….……….03/19/02

Octavia Butler………………………….……05/17/05

Edgar Rice Burroughs……………………..07/22/97

 

Orson Scott Card………….………..….….06/24/97

A Bertram Chandler………….……..….….04/20/04

Jack Chalker…………………….…..….….03/21/06….05/27/97

Arthur C Clarke…………………......….….09/15/98

Julie Czerneda………………………….…..06/20/00

 

Peter David…………………………………..04/16/02

L Sprague de Camp………………………..10/20/98

Samuel R Delany…………………………...05/26/98

Philip K Dick…………………………………03/28/95

Gordon R Dickson…………………………..07/18/00

Lord Dunsany………………………………..05/18/04

 

Umberto Eco………………………………...05/16/06

David & Leigh Eddings…………….………..05/21/02

Doris Egan…………………………………...06/15/04

Greg Egan……………………………………08/15/00

Harlan Ellison…………………………….....11/17/98

 

Philip Jose Farmer…………..……………..01/19/99…..06/25/95

David Feintuch…………………..………….07/20/04

Michael Flynn……………………………....09/19/00

William Forstchen……………………….....06/18/02

 

Michael W Gear & Kathy O'Neal Gear….10/19/00

David Gerrold……………………………….08/17/04

William Gibson…………………………….02/16/99…..04/28/98

Simon R Green…………………………….07/16/02

 

Peter Hamilton……………………………..11/21/00

Thomas Harlan……………………………..09/21/04

Robert Heinlein……………………………..09/23/97

Frank Herbert……………………………….08/20/02…..03/25/97

James P Hogan…………………………….03/16/99

Robert E Howard…………………………...09/26/95

 

Washington Irving………………………….10/19/04

 

K W Jeter…………………………………..11/16/04

J V Jones……………………………………01/16/01

Oliver Johnson………………………………09/17/02

 

Donald Kingsbury………………………….01/18/05

Katherine Kerr……………………………..10/15/02

Nancy Kress……………………………….02/20/01…..04/20/99

 

Ursula K Le Guin…………………………..05/23/95

Fritz Leiber………………………………….09/24/96

Madeleine L' Engle………………………...02/15/05

C S Lewis…………………………………..11/19/02…..03/20/01

H P Lovecraft……………………………….10/17/06…..05/19/99…..02/28/95

 

Ken MacLeod……………………………….01/21/03

George R R Martin………………………….04/17/01

Anne Mc Caffrey……………………………11/28/95

Jack Mc Devitt………………………………03/15/05

L E Modesitt………………………………..06/15/99

Michael Moorcock………………….………04/22/97…..02/25/97

 

Yvonne Navarro……………………………..02/18/03

Larry Niven…………………………………..07/20/99…..08/27/96

Lissanne Norman…………………………..05/15/01

Andre Norton………………………………..04/19/05…..06/25/96

 

George Orwell……………………………….03/18/03

 

Steve Perry…………………………………..04/22/03

Daniel Pinkwater…………………………….08/17/99

Edgar Allen Poe…………………………….10/22/96

Fredrick Pohl………………………………..11/26/96

Terry Pratchett………………………………06/19/01

 

Irene Radford………………………………...07/17/01

Anne Rice……………………………………10/28/97

John Ringo…………………………………...05/20/03

 

Rick Shelley………………………………….08/21/01

Clifford Simak………………………………..10/19/99

Cordwainer Smith……………………………07/23/96

E E Smith……………………..…………….12/13/03

Norman Spinrad………………..……………07/25/95

Bruce Stirling…………………………………08/26/97

S M Stirling…………………………………..06/17/03

Theodore Sturgeon………………….……….08/23/95

 

Karen Taylor………………………………….03/24/98

J R R Tolkien…………………………………09/18/01

E C Tubb……………………………………..11/16/99

Harry Turtledove……………………………...07/22/03

 

Jack Vance…………………………………..01/18/00…..06/23/98

A E Van Vogt………………………………..10/24/95

Jules Verne…………………………………..08/19/03

S L Viehl……………………………………..10/16/01

 

David Weber………………………………….11/20/01

H G Wells…………………………………….05/28/96

Wallace West………………………………..02/15/00

James White…………………………………09/16/03

Gene Wolfe…………………………………..09/21/99

 

Xenephon……………………………………..10/21/03

 

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro……………………….11/18/03

 

Timothy Zahn………………………………….01/15/02

Roger Zelazny………………………………...03/21/00…..04/25/95

Sarah Zettel……………………………………01/20/04

 
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