Let's play: do you recognise me?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction' started by Boreas, May 14, 2016.

  1. TomTB

    TomTB Administrator Staff Member

    Nope.
     
  2. Boreas

    Boreas n log(log n) Staff Member

    Was he more of a novelist or a short story writer?
     
  3. Diziet Sma

    Diziet Sma Administrator Staff Member

    Jeeezzzz, I can't keep up with you two!!:)
     
  4. Diziet Sma

    Diziet Sma Administrator Staff Member

    He looks like a vey young Tolkien to me...
     
  5. Boreas

    Boreas n log(log n) Staff Member

    That's a good guess. We'll soon find out.
    It's actually turned out to be a pretty fun game. A lot more than initially expected. I'm enjoying placing faces with names.
     
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  6. ecgordon

    ecgordon Well-Known Member

    Is it H. P. Lovecraft?
     
  7. Boreas

    Boreas n log(log n) Staff Member

    That's actually whom I was thinking of, which is why I asked about short stories. Since you've guessed Lovecraft, I'll guess Clark Ashton Smith.
     
  8. ecgordon

    ecgordon Well-Known Member

    No, Elvira is correct about Tolkien.
     
  9. ecgordon

    ecgordon Well-Known Member

    Is there any way to upload a picture here direct from my computer rather than having to provide a URL?
     
  10. Boreas

    Boreas n log(log n) Staff Member

    Under the dialogue box, there should be a button "Upload a File". And once it's uploaded you can choose the 'display full size' option rather than 'thumbnail'.
     
  11. ecgordon

    ecgordon Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I see that now. Not sure if I just didn't notice, or it wasn't there before, since I was experiencing some other posting issues recently. I was looking for it above with all the other formatting options. So let's see if this works:

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    Not many other photos of this guy that I've ever found. Died at the age of 35. Much of his work was in collaboration with a more well-known author.
     
  12. TomTB

    TomTB Administrator Staff Member

    It was Tolkien by the way :)
     
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  13. Boreas

    Boreas n log(log n) Staff Member

    Any more hints? Nationality? Genre or style? Long or short form? Et cetera.
     
  14. Diziet Sma

    Diziet Sma Administrator Staff Member

    Are we still playing...? Estival break, perhaps?
     
  15. kenubrion

    kenubrion Well-Known Member

    PC has struck and decimated our ranks.
     
  16. Boreas

    Boreas n log(log n) Staff Member

    Why don't you or @kenubrion 'play' a portrait in the meantime?
     
  17. Diziet Sma

    Diziet Sma Administrator Staff Member

    Ok. In the meantime...
    Crime writer and children author. I will not say his nationality as it will give it straight away but he’s been widely translated and very popular in TV adaptations in his home country as well as in the UK. Easy, peasy…

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  18. Boreas

    Boreas n log(log n) Staff Member

    I know almost zilch when it comes to crime fiction and authors. Since I know you've read a lot of Nordic/Scandinavian authors, I'll guess Stieg Larsson. He's the only name I know because I've seen those great movies with Noomi Rapace and they were based on his books.
     
  19. Diziet Sma

    Diziet Sma Administrator Staff Member

    You’ve got the country right but the wrong author. He is being labelled as the creator of scandi crime novels but it was Sjöwall and Wahlöö who conceived and developed this nordic genre back in the 60s.
    Our missing author’s main character lives and solves cases mostly in his town Ystad…
     
  20. Boreas

    Boreas n log(log n) Staff Member

    I'm afraid I've expended the entirety of my Nordic, crime fiction knowledge by invoking Larsson! I'm going to be of no use here.
     

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