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Famous Scifi And Fantasy Authors In Their Workspaces

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It can be a revelation to see an author in the place where he or she invented your favorite fantasy worlds. Out of these humble machines and cluttered studies come alternate realities.

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Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) with an IBM Selectric

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Neil Gaiman (1960-) in his garden office at his home in western Wisconsin, 2010

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Ursula Le Guin (1929-)

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HG Wells (1866-1946)

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Andre Norton at her desk in Winter Park, Florida (1912-2005)

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C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

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Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008)

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2000

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2005

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CJ Cherryh's idea of desk work (1942-)

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Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) with his IBM Selectric

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Stanislaw Lem (1921-2006)

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Terry Pratchett (1948-) with his double-row of six computer screens

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Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

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Cory Doctorow (1971-)

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Neal Stephenson (Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon) wrote his entire Baroque cycle (about 3,000 pages as published) with a pen. He thought it would make him less verbose; it didn't work.