Zalandris wrote:Ariel by Steven Boyett. A fun book I read back in high school about a young man and his unicorn wandering around a post-technology USA.
Here is a good review of the book.
Sadly it is out of print now.
DaveRobinson wrote:Definitely David Palmer, I read Emergence and Threshold and have waited for the sequel for a very long time.
DaveRobinson wrote:I'm also waiting for Alexei Panshin's fourth Anthony Villiers book. I read the first three about thirty years ago and want to know what happened next.
DaveRobinson wrote:Then, and now my pulp roots are showing, (though unfortunately we know exactly what happened to the author of this one-- he died) I also would have loved to read the sequel to Children of the Lens. It's been a very long time since I prepared my mind for contact.
Major Major wrote:DaveRobinson wrote:Definitely David Palmer, I read Emergence and Threshold and have waited for the sequel for a very long time.
My understanding is that the publisher received the sequel to Threshold, saw it was more of the same, and bounced it, whereupon Palmer gave up.
The first part of Emergence was all right, but as it went on the protagonist became just too much.
Boyett actually published a second novel, THE ARCHITECHTS OF SLEEP, an alternate fantasy featuring racoons instead of primates as the evolutionary dominant species. Which was book 1 and with a cliffhanger ending but never had the follow-ups published.
SESchend wrote:My vote for One Hit Wonders/Vanished Authors is John Myers Myers. While I realized later that he has a bit of published material from the 40s through the 70s, his only major work that's still in print/remembered is SILVERLOCK (which is a marvelous read).
Jim Wright wrote:Palmer quit the writing gig and disappeared, which is a utter damned shame.
scalzi wrote:I'm a big fan of Ariel by Boyett, but my favorite "One Hit Wonder" would be Barry Hughart, who wrote the wonderful Bridge of Birds. There are actually two sequels, but they are hard to find. He hasn't written anything new in at least a decade, as far as I know.
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