science fiction, fantasy, horror, YA, and comic book and audiobook reviewsThe Fanlit staff often discusses various dubious topics amongst ourselves via e-mail. A recent questionable discussion was one I could not contain to the confines of my inbox. I had to share it with our readers. We were discussing which fantasy authors we’d like to sit and have a beer with.

At first glance you might think that’s an easy question, and you immediately think of your favorite author. However, is your favorite author truly the one you would most enjoy having a pint or four with? I love Jim Butcher more than what is healthy, but I’m not convinced he would be my optimal choice for alcohol-induced camaraderie. I’m quite certain I’d have to choose Joe Abercrombie or Jesse Bullington. How fun would a conversation with those two be? Especially after being encouraged by a few strong stouts.

So dear reader, which author would you love to sit and have drinks with? Maybe you have already done that and you have a tale to share. Either way we’d like to hear about it. As usual we’ll randomly pick a commenter to chose a book from our stacks.


  • Justin Blazier

    JUSTIN BLAZIER (on FanLit's staff since September 2009) is a Cyber-Security Analyst/Network Engineer located in Northern Kentucky. Like many fantasy enthusiasts, Justin cut his teeth on authors like Tolkien, Anthony, and Lewis. Due to lack of space, his small public library would often give him their donated SFF books. When he is not reading books he is likely playing board games or Tabletop RPGs. Justin lives in a quiet neighborhood with his wife, their daughter, and Norman the dog.

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