The Rest of Them
Vanessa-Vanessa is the mother of three young children, so not only is it impossible to surprise her, it also takes some considerable antics to impress her (EBR is on the right track, but it remains to be seen…). She’s raising up her brood right, though, because the next generation of geeks cannot be trained on Star Wars alone.
Favorite Authors: Lois McMaster Bujold, Robin McKinley, Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Robert Jordan, Judith Merkle Riley
Dan-Currently a graduate student in the esoteric art of rocket science simulation, he spends his days beating his computer to a pulp and/or gnashing his teeth through copious mounds of technical publications. Nights are split between more of the same (glutton for punishment, this one) or writing his own fantasy fiction. He never sleeps. Father of three perfect children that all want to grow up to be just like him: tall, smart, and good-looking. Reading awesome books fills his down time, with a focus on those that are well-written works of old and new masters. He has little patience for poor writing and plots that don’t grab by the throat, the heart, or the funny bone. When found in public, he will usually be seen weaving through masses of people with his face nose-deep into the most recent book. Yes, he’s that good.
Favorite Authors: KJ Parker, Daniel Abraham, R. Scott Bakker, Joe Abercrombie, Steven Erikson, Robert Jordan
Shawn-Shawn is an avid reader as well as a concept artist for a video game company making him instantly the coolest guy you have ever met, or even read about (well, except the main EBR guys…yes, we still edit here). He is a voracious reader of anything he can get his hands on, and has the immediate knack of knowing if a book is good or not when he reads it. Those close friends of his often reserve judgment on books they have read until they hear what Shawn tells them what they should think. He is extremely attractive and often has to fend off women and small woodland creatures that follow him around.
Favorite Authors: Vernor Vinge, Cathrynne M. Valente, China Miéville, Daniel Abraham, James S.A. Corey
Bryce-Bryce Moore is an author, librarian, and a big fan of YA (although he tends to read pretty broadly: everything from Science Fiction to Thrillers to Fantasy to mainstream lit–pretty much whatever he feels like reading at the moment). In addition to being a full-fledged book geek, he’s also a film geek (don’t get him started talking about adaptation theory), board game geek, video game aficionado, and tech junkie. He blogs every weekday over at http://brycesramblings.blogspot.com/. To find out more about his writing and books, check out his website: http://brycemoore.com/.
Favorite Authors: Terry Pratchett, Stephen King, Garth Nix, CS Lewis, Neal Stephenson, Orson Scott Card
Nick Sharps – Nick Sharps is an Advertising Major and book connoisseur. His private library is in a state of constant flux as he lends books to his ungrateful friends who rarely return them. He is also a music and video game enthusiast though literature remains his one true love. Nick is frequently labeled a critic by his family and peers, making Elitist Book Reviews the perfect place to voice his brutally honest opinion.
Favorite Authors: John Ringo, Larry Correia, Joe Abercrombie, Dan Abnett