Humourous Science Fiction and Fantasy
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- Robert Asprin
bibliography
- James Bibby
- Fredric Brown
- L. Sprague de Camp
- Craig Shaw Gardner
- Tom Holt
bibliography
- Grant Naylor
- Terry Pratchett
bibliography
- Robert Rankin
bibliography

  • The Tom Holt Webpage
  • Tom Holt - humorous fantasy

    Tom Holt

    Tom Holt (1961-) (i.e. Thomas Charles Louis Holt) was born in London on the 13th of September 1961, and studied at Westminster School, Wadham College, Oxford, and the College of Law. He produced his first book Poems by Tom Holt, at the age of thirteen, and was immediately hailed as an infant prodigy, to his horror. At Oxford Holt discovered bar billiards:
    "When i was at university there was a pool table in the room behind the bar. We found that if we stuffed newspaper in the pockets, we could play all day for free. So we did, when we should have been working. The result of all this indolence was that when we came to take our final exams, the boys & girls who'd avoided the bar and stayed in the library working like hell all passed with flying colours; while the rest of us, whi'd done nothing but play pool and have a good time, also passed with flying colours. So let that be a lesson to you."
    and at once changed from poetry to comic fiction, beginning with two sequels to E. F. Benson's Lucia series, and continuing with his own distinctive brand of comic fantasy in (so far) twentytwo books.
    His humourous fantasy is often about mythology and historical events that never are what you think they are. For example, "Flying Dutch" is the real story about the poor dutchman and his crew, and how they gets involved in complicated matters nowadays, all because of the urge to get a bit of intoxicated some hundred years back. "Who's afraid of Beowulf?" is the story about how some vikings gets awaken in the present, and can't help but get into trouble.
    Holt has also written one humourous sf-novel, "Here Comes the Sun" in which the whole solar system badly needs some repairment.
    "My Hero" is a comic piece in which Jane, a famous fantasy-writer, starts to get funny dreams; an author appears in her dreams and tells her that he has been trapped inside his own books for 36 years and need help to get out of there. Well, of course she feel the urge to help out a fellow author and then it all starts, an amazing hunt through all kinds of famous books, and it's bound to be many complications; Piglet getting taken as hostage, Dracula finds himself being taken to hospital to get bloodinjections, Hamlet trying to get out of character and find another role, and other hilarious incidents. Besides the humorous novels, Tom Holt has written several historical novels, the latest one is called Alexander at the World's End.
    This is one of my favourite authors, his novel Flying Dutch is a great start if you havn't read anything by him.

    - Tom Holt, a bibliography


    Related books at Amazon UK:
    Expecting Someone Taller , Kindle Edition
    Who's Afraid of Beowulf? , Kindle Edition
    Doughnut (March 2013)

    Related books at Amazon USA:
    Expecting Someone Taller , Kindle Edition
    Who's Afraid of Beowulf? , Kindle Edition
    Doughnut (March 2013)

    Related books at Amazon Canada:
    Expecting Someone Taller , Kindle Edition
    Who's Afraid of Beowulf? , Kindle Edition
    Doughnut (March 2013)

    Related books at Amazon Deutschland:
    Expecting Someone Taller , Kindle Edition
    Who's Afraid of Beowulf? , Kindle Edition
    Doughnut (March 2013)

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