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26 Nov 2015 7:59 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Nicest Fantasy SF Writer You have Met ? " to "Nicest Fantasy SF Writer You have Met ? "
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Winston Smith11 Jun 2015 4:15 p.m. PST

Fred Pohl.
Gordon R Dickson.

Now start a poll about who was the biggest jerk. That would be Jerry Pournelle.

rmaker11 Jun 2015 5:53 p.m. PST

M. A. R. Barker, though both Gordon Dickson and Poul Anderson would be high up the list. Mike Stackpole is pretty nice, too.

Baron Trapdoor11 Jun 2015 7:18 p.m. PST

Gav Thorpe!

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2015 7:23 p.m. PST

I have only known two Fred Hoyle and C S Lewis and was not enamoured with either of them.


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2015 4:49 a.m. PST

Never met any but I would very much like to meet Glen Cook

nazrat12 Jun 2015 5:17 a.m. PST

Mr. Powers would be mine as well, K!

ashauace6970 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2015 6:12 a.m. PST

Met Isack Azimov and he was pleasant and didnt mind all of my questions
Was really bummed when he passed

dbander12312 Jun 2015 6:36 a.m. PST

David Brin. Have always been disappointed that he does not write more novels.

Rogues112 Jun 2015 6:50 a.m. PST

David Walton is a new writer who has a few books out. I have worked with him for a number of years. I have seen him even on his bad days and he is still one of the nicest people I know (and he has like 7 kids and he is still sane). I will give him a major thumbs up.

Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2015 7:19 a.m. PST

Never met any but I would very much like to meet Glen Cook

I met him at WorldCon in New Orleans in 1988. Very nice guy.


John the OFM12 Jun 2015 7:33 a.m. PST

Justin Gustainis and I were drinking buddies in college.

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2015 8:02 a.m. PST

Margaret Weiss. Though, she's a friend, so I would have to say that.

The worst was Harlan Ellison. He prides himself on being a vile person, though.

Eclectic Wave12 Jun 2015 8:24 a.m. PST

Terry Prachett

Even if he did chat up my wife.

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut12 Jun 2015 9:37 a.m. PST

Wendy and Richard Pini were wonderful to my girlfriend and I at the San Diego Comic-Con back in 1988 or 1989… Phil Foglio was a huge disappointment at the same Con…

Swampking13 Jun 2015 2:41 a.m. PST

Graham Masterton has been a friend for a couple of years. His stories of Ginsberg and Burroughs, plus his reminisces of being editor of "Penthouse" are worthy of legend. I've urged him and urged him to write a biography, but he refuses to even take a nudge in that direction.

Weasel13 Jun 2015 9:36 a.m. PST

I talked to Gavin Thorpe at a Danish convention and he was a super nice bloke.
I've talked to Keith Baker and Joe Haldeman online and they're both fantastic people.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2015 10:24 p.m. PST

Joe Halderman met him several decades ago at a world SF con and he was pleasant and fun to talk to.

Robert Lynn Asprin not a serious bone in his body as his books might imply.

Personal logo Dasher Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2015 10:56 p.m. PST

Lester Del Rey, Frank Herbert, Frank Kelly Freas, John F. Carr, Joe Haldeman, Poul Anderson.

Oddly enough, Harlan Ellison was a sweetheart of a guy when he used to come into my bookstore in Studio City; everywhere else he seemed to be on Mr. Hyde Juice.

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