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Favorite scifi authors on twitter

  • Oct 5, 2009
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Some great authors haven't really hit their groove yet on twitter, but I keep following them in the hope that their work will translate to the very, very, very short form. Sample tweets included in {} so you can make up your own mind. Note that quite a few of my favorite authors don't tweet (yet). I wonder if this is like blogging -- potentially a distraction from the type of long form writing that actually leads to novels
now following
Neil Gaiman (neilhimself)
neilhimself (Twitter Feed)
Mix of weird, funny and ridiculously creative. An author with a million followers on twitter.
{First frost outside. All the mad bringing-in-tomatoes efforts from yesterday were actually sensible. How odd}
{Loving UNDER THE DOME, but it is a big book. No, even bigger than that. The kind of book that will not mind if you put it down again & doze.}
now following
Cory Doctorow (doctorow)
Cory Doctorow (doctorow) on Twitter
Author of "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom", and a technology activist
{It's easier to write a novel every year than one every decade. Daily practice makes all the difference.}
{Dear smelly bastard: next time you get on an 8h transatlantic flight, how about taking a shower? Your seatmate will thank you.}
now following
William Gibson (GreatDismal)
William Gibson (GreatDismal) on Twitter
Author of Neuromancer, prophet of technical change (inventor of the term cyberspace).
{I'm tweeting and retweeting *by hand*! All those extra clicks! Like the pioneers!}
now following
Steven Gould (StevenGould)
Steven Gould (StevenGould) on Twitter
Author of Jumper.
{(to the tune of my favorite Beatles song) Dear sir or madam I am not some crank/ I'm the widow of the guy who ran some bank...}
{I've got some money that I need to send And if you'd help there'd be some to spend Cause I want to be...Nigerian Scammer, Nigerian Scammer!}
now following
Kate Elliott (KateElliottSFF)
Kate Elliott (KateElliottSFF) on Twitter
Great sci fi and fantasy writer, with fascinating characters.
{While looking at couches on craigslist, I reflect that taste is such a, um, personal thing.}
{If I leave email in the "needs to be answered" folder long enough, it really does become so moribund that it no longer needs to be answered.}
now following
Terry Pratchett (terryandrob)
Terry Pratchett (terryandrob) on Twitter
Discworld author, incredibly funny, and very weird. But so far, not great on twitter.
{Lady Grey tea - that's how to start the day. We're just too hardcore for mere Earl Grey. In fact, can I have an extra shot of bergamot?}
now following
John Scalzi (scalzi)
John Scalzi (scalzi) on Twitter
Author of Old Man's war
{Man, when you're waiting for a specific e-mail, every piece of spam you get is like someone spitting on a kitten.}
now following
J.V. Jones (julievj)
J.V. Jones (julievj) on Twitter
Author of the Book of Words and Sword of Shadows series (fun fantasy)
{Marafice Eye elects to leave his body to Science. Science is pretty sure it doesn't want it, but isn't sure how to break the news.}
now following
Robin Hobb (robinhobb)
Robin Hobb (robinhobb) on Twitter
Prolific author and great writer, but has her assistant do all the tweeting.
{I have this great idea: Let's move to the dark arctic and live in an ice castle. Oh wait. That would be warmer and brighter than the office}
now following
George RR Martin (GeorgeRRMartin)
George RR Martin (GeorgeRRMartin) on Twitter
My favorite fantasy author.  Doesn't have even a single tweet yet, but I have hope.

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October 11, 2009
I was very pleased to discover the godfather of cyberspace in this list. Thanks for mentioning.
October 11, 2009
William Gibson is amazing --- any other great authors who are worth following on twitter?
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