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David Eddings
 
Date of birth: 07 July 1931
Date of death: Alive (or unknown)
Country Of Origin: America
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    David Eddings (born July 7, 1931) is an United States author who has written several best-selling series of high fantasy novels. David Eddings' wife, Leigh Eddings, is uncredited as co-author on many of his early books, but has lately been acknowledged as contributing to them all. Born in Spokane, Washington, Washington, Eddings grew up in Puget Sound before graduating with a BA from Reed College in 1954 and an MA from the University of Washington in .... (More...)
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All social workers want is to get everyone involved in a programme. Because a programme provides full employment for three generations of social workers. And they mess up.

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But it isn't only younger readers who write to me. I'm getting the middle range, too, and some of them are naming their children after the characters in these books.

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But it's been around for so long that if I tried to change it now I'm sure the howls of protest would be heard as far as the moon.

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Call it my little gesture toward social conscience, but I like to think I'm teaching a certain number of people to read. Now that sounds pretentious!

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Carson City is the most peaceful little town you have ever seen, with about 40,000 people spread out over several miles.

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Down on the bottom shelf was a copy of The Two Towers, the second volume of The Lord of the Rings. I looked at it and thought, 'Is this old turkey still kicking around?'

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Everybody who is the least bit talented at this sort of thing is going to 'hear' what you're doing, which is a significant factor if stealth is important.

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Fortunately they didn't send me to Korea; they sent me to Germany, and with two years of college German I got along fairly well.

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Frank Herbert was the fellow who unfortunately received th brunt of this discovery when they attempted to tax him for his books.

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He did point out that I'd receive advances for five books as opposed to advances for three books, which was going to net me a significant additional amount of money, and that sort of softened the blow.

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He said the only way you can get around it is to come up with believable limitations, and you have to be very specific about what those limitations are right at the outset.

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I can only sleep for a few hours, then I'm going to get up whether I want to or not, and as long as I'm up anyway I may as well go to work. So I go to bed at eight and my morning starts at two.

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I did fairly well and got a good background in academic English studies.

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I feel a sense of responsibility, so I'm pretty vague when I get to sorcery.

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I finally sent it off, and rather surprisingly - well, it was astonishing to me - Putnam took it and published it in 1973.

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