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October 13: Top Ten Author Duos You’d LOVE To See Write A Book Together

I’ll be honest, any of my favorite authors working together would make me extremely happy. But these pairs would be amazing.

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1.Ilona Andrews and Patricia Briggs. Their world building and character development would work nicely together, I think.

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2. Kelley Armstrong and C.E. Murphy. Two awesome authors with lovely urban fantasy worlds.

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3. Lindsay Buroker and China Mieville. Some thoughtful puzzles in these books–what they could they do together?

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4. Jim Butcher and Simon R. Green. Smart-@ss, dark heroes.

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5. Meg Cabot and Tamora Pierce. Girl power, strong heroines, and a sense of humor.

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6. Neil Gaiman and Ann Aguirre. They both create epic worlds, with a hint of magic.

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7. Laura Anne Gilman and Devon Monk. A little dark, a little dangerous.

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8. Charlaine Harris and J.D. Robb. Very mysterious mysteries.

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9. Tanya Huff and Mercedes Lackey. I really admire their characters and magic systems.

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10. Seanan McGuire and Lois McMaster Bujold. They have a sort of similar balance of dark and light, and sort of crazy determined characters.








About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

4 responses »

  1. Marcia says:

    Wow, some great pairing ideas here, Caitlin. There are two where I’m not familiar with either author, but the rest, I’ve read one or both. Gonna have to check out Bujold, Gilman, and Mieville, though. (Just to see if you got it right, haha.) Cool post. I especially like the idea of Jim Butcher and Simon R. Green. What a world those two could create! (OMG, I finished Aeronaut’s Windlass last night, and I loved every single page of it. This is going to be a great series! And I want a cat like Rowl! A cat like Rowl could rule the world.)

    • Butcher and Green are pretty similar, right? 🙂
      Though honestly, I’ve seen parings–like Pratchett and Gaiman–work wonderfully even if their writing isn’t very similar.

  2. I haven’t read any of Ann Aguirre’s stuff, but I from what I’ve read about her books, her and Neil Gaiman would be an awesome duo! My TTT!

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