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Posted on the 08 February 2011 by Jimblack78
What can I expect from Profiles?
Profiles is a new feature here at Science Fiction Times.  
1.   Each one will focus on a writer, artist, or editor involved in science fiction or fantasy.
2.   My personal recollections of the person.  For an example see my Donald A. Wollheim article.
3.   A partial bibliography.  In most cases it will not be a complete list.  The books I list will be the ones that I think are the “big” books or ones that I found especially interesting.  I will include a link to the Internet Science Fiction Data Base for a complete listing.
4.  Links to any interesting articles and websites about the person.
I think this will be helpful for a couple of reasons.  One is to remind readers of someone they might have forgotten.  Another is for the reader who wants to learn about a writer they are not familiar with and see what would be a good place to start with their fiction.
The first “Profile” will be about Lloyd Biggle Jr.  The Classic Science Fiction Club, in Yahoo groups, selected Biggle’s novel “Monument” as the book for February.  If you are a fan of  classic science fiction, I would recommend joining the group.  Carl, at Stainless Steel Droppings, posted about the group and next thing I knew, I was a member.  Each month a classic and a modern science fiction book is featured. 
Here is the list for 2011:

Classic Schedule

  • Jan: Midnight at the Well of Souls - Jack Chalker
  • Feb: Monument - Lloyd Biggle Jr
  • Mar: Brain Wave - Poul Anderson
  • Apr: Rite of Passage - Alexei Panshin
  • May: Restoree - Anne McCaffrey
  • Jun: The Mote in God's Eye - Niven and Pournelle
  • Jul: The Cosmic Puppets - Philip K. Dick
  • Aug: Earthlight - Arthur C. Clarke
  • Sep: The Man Who Folded Himself - David Gerrold
  • Oct: Tau Zero - Poul Anderson
  • Nov: Galactic Patrol - E.E. Smith
  • Dec: Empire Star - Samuel R. Delany

Modern Schedule

  • Jan: Earth - David Brin
  • Feb: Flashforward - Robert J. Sawyer
  • Mar: Brasyl - Ian McDonald
  • Apr: Beggars in Spain - Nancy Kress
  • May: Primary Inversion - Catherine Asaro
  • Jun: Risen Empire - Scott Westerfield
  • Jul: Calculating God - Robert J. Sawyer
  • Aug: The Life of Pi - Yann Martel
  • Sep: Barsoom Project - Niven and Barnes
  • Oct: Replay - Ken Grimwood
  • Nov: Spin - Robert Charles Wilson
  • Dec: On Basilisk Station - David Weber

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