The Author Hour: Your Guide to Fantastic Fiction hosted by Matthew Peterson


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October 15, 2009: Satire, Puns, and Humor

Terry Pratchett Eoin Colfer Jody Lynn Nye Piers Anthony
Terry Pratchett (International bestselling author of the Discworld series, 65 million sold) Eoin Colfer (NYT bestselling author of Artemis Fowl, continuing The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy) Jody Lynn Nye (continuing Robert Asprin's Myth-Adventures series) Piers Anthony (NYT bestselling author of the Xanth series)

October 22, 2009: Strong Female Characters / Romantic Elements

Diana Gabaldon Meg Cabot Shannon Hale Kristin Cashore
Diana Gabaldon (International bestselling author of the Outlander series, 15+ million sold) Meg Cabot (#1 NYT bestselling Princess Diaries, Airhead, Allie Finkle's Rules, 15+ million sold) Shannon Hale (NYT bestselling / Newbery Honor author of Princess Academy, ALA Teens' Top Ten) Kristin Cashore (NYT bestselling Graceling, Publishers Weekly and SLJ Best Book of the Year)

October 29, 2009: Faeries

Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi Melissa Marr Maggie Stiefvater Aprilynne Pike
Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi (#1 NYT bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles) Melissa Marr (NYT bestselling author of Wicked Lovely, Ink Exchange, and Fragile Eternity) Maggie Stiefvater (NYT Bestselling author of Shiver, Ballad, & Lament) Aprilynne Pike (#1 NYT bestselling author of Wings, optioned Disney movie with Miley Cyrus)

November 5: Quests and Adventure

Terry Brooks Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis R. A. Salvatore Brandon Sanderson
Terry Brooks (NYT bestselling Sword of Shannara, Magic Kingdom of Landover, 30+ million sold in the U.S.) Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis (NYT bestselling Dragonlance series, 22+ million sold) R. A. Salvatore (NYT bestselling author of The DemonWars Saga, Forgotten Realms, 10+ million sold) Brandon Sanderson (continuing Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series which sold 50+ million copies)

November 12: Fantasy and Science Fiction Classics

Anne Rice Ursula K. Le Guin Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson Orson Scott Card
Anne Rice (International bestselling Vampire Chronicles and Mayfair Witches, 100 million sold) Ursula K. Le Guin (The Earthsea Cycle, Newbery/National Book/World Fantasy/Nebula/Hugo awards) Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (NYT bestselling Dune, X-Files, Star Wars, Superman/Batman) Orson Scott Card (Bestselling Ender's Game, John W. Campbell award, multiple Hugo/Nebula winner)

November 19: Vampires

P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast Charlaine Harris Laurell K. Hamilton L. J. Smith
P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast (NYT bestselling authors of the House of Night series) Charlaine Harris (NYT bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series / True Blood on HBO) Laurell K. Hamilton (#1 NYT bestselling author of Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter & Meredith Gentry) L. J. Smith (#1 NYT bestselling Dark Visions, Night World and The Vampire Diaries, now a TV series)

November 26 (Thanksgiving): Best of the Bonus Questions

Esther Friesner  
A collage of favorite bonus questions
that didn't air on the previous live shows.
Esther Friesner (bestselling author, Nebula award winner, and editor)

December 3: Urban Fantasy and Supernatural Characters

Sherrilyn Kenyon Patricia Briggs Kelley Armstrong Charles de Lint
Sherrilyn Kenyon (aka Kinley MacGregor, #1 NYT bestselling author, 20 million books in print) Patricia Briggs (#1 NYT bestselling author of Mercedes Thompson and Alpha and Omega series) Kelley Armstrong (NYT bestselling author of The Otherworld series and Darkest Powers series) Charles de Lint (award-winning author of over 60 books)

December 10: Young Adult Fantasy

James A. Owen Frank Beddor John Flanagan James Dashner
James A. Owen (Here There be Dragons, Starchild comics) Frank Beddor (NYT bestselling Looking Glass Wars, producer of There's
Somthing About Mary)
John Flanagan (Ranger's Apprentice series) James Dashner (The 13th Reality series, Borders Original Voices pick)

December 17: Children's Fantasy

Kate DiCamillo Bruce Coville Peter Morwood and Diane Duane Tony Abbott
Kate DiCamillo (Newbery award-winning author of Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux) Bruce Coville (My Teacher is an Alien and The Unicorn Chronicles, 95+ books, over 12 million sold) Peter Morwood & Diane Duane (NYT bestsellers, Young Wizards series, Star Trek, over 50 books) Tony Abbott (The Secrets of Droon, Golden Kite award, 80+ books, over 10 million sold)

January 7: Military and Hard Science Fiction

David Weber David Drake Ben Bova Joe Haldeman
David Weber (NYT bestselling Honor Harrington series) David Drake (bestselling Hammer's Slammers series, Lord of the Isles series) Ben Bova (over 120 novels, 6 Hugo awards, former president of NSS and SFWA) Joe Haldeman (The Forever War, 5 Hugo Awards, 5 Nebula Awards, former president of SFWA)

January 14: High Fantasy

Carol Berg L. E. Modesitt Jr. Dennis L. McKiernan Diana Pharaoh Francis
Carol Berg (winner of the Mythopoeic, Prism, Geffen, and Colorado Book Awards) L. E. Modesitt Jr. (bestselling author of nearly 60 novels, including The Saga of Recluce) Dennis L. McKiernan (bestselling Mithgar series and the "Once Upon" faery series) Diana Pharaoh Francis (Path, Crosspointe, and Horngate Witches series)

January 21: Dragons and Creatures

Dean Koontz Christopher Paolini R. L. Stine Todd McCaffrey
Dean Koontz (International bestselling author with over 400 million books sold) Christopher Paolini (International bestselling author of Eragon, now a movie) R. L. Stine (International bestselling author of Goosebumps, 300 million books sold) Todd McCaffrey (continuing Anne McCaffrey's bestselling Dragonriders of Pern series)

January 28: Magic, Mystery and Zany Worlds

Daniel Handler Brandon Mull Maria V. Snyder Obert Skye
Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events, 60+ million books sold) Brandon Mull (NYT bestselling author of the Fablehaven series and Candy Shop War) Maria V. Snyder (NYT bestselling author of Fire Study, Booksense Pick, Audible Editor's Pick Award) Obert Skye (The Leven Thumps series, Benjamin Franklin, ForeWord Magazine & iParenting Media Award)

February 4: Speculative Fiction

Mary Pope Osborne Cory Doctorow Mindy Klasky Garth Nix
Mary Pope Osborne (#1 NYT bestselling Magic Tree House series, former Authors Guild president, 53 million books sold) Cory Doctorow (NYT bestselling Little Brother and Makers, Boing Boing blog, top 10 Forbes web celebs) Mindy Klasky (bestselling and award-winning Glasswrights, Jane Madison, and As You Wish series) Garth Nix (NYT bestselling Old Kingdom, The Seventh Tower, and Keys to the Kingdom series, 5 million sold)

April 8, 2010 / May 29 2011: More of Your Favorite Authors

Jim Butcher Richelle Mead Grant Alter
Jim Butcher (#1 NYT bestselling author of the Dresden Files and the Codex Alera series) Richelle Mead (#1 New York Times bestselling author of the Vampire Academy, Georgina Kincaid, Dark Swan, and Bloodlines series) Grant Alter (Script writer for Dean Koontz (Fear Nothing), Richelle Mead (Storm Born), Jim Butcher, etc.)

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