Discussion in 'Science Fiction' started by Boreas, May 14, 2016.
Was he more of a novelist or a short story writer?
Jeeezzzz, I can't keep up with you two!!
He looks like a vey young Tolkien to me...
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.
Is it H. P. Lovecraft?
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.
No, Elvira is correct about Tolkien.
Is there any way to upload a picture here direct from my computer rather than having to provide a URL?
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'.
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:
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.
It was Tolkien by the way
Any more hints? Nationality? Genre or style? Long or short form? Et cetera.
Are we still playing...? Estival break, perhaps?
PC has struck and decimated our ranks.
Why don't you or @kenubrion 'play' a portrait in the meantime?
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…
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.
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…
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.
Separate names with a comma.