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This week's theme is 'Top Ten Author Duos You'd LOVE to See Write a Book Together'. I had a lot of fun with this topic!
Jenny Han & Jenny Colgan: Both of these ladies write contemporary, but while Jenny Han writes YA, Jenny Colgan writes adult fiction. I think the two of them would write something very cute together, because not only do they both like to write cute stories but they've also both dabbled in SFF, as proven by Jenny Han's 'Polaris is Where You'll Find Me' in My True Love Gave to Me (reviewed here!) and Jenny Colgan's Resistance is Futile. I'd love to see the two of them write a super cute contemporary that also just happens to have aliens in it.
Neil Gaiman & Silvia Moreno-Garcia: Neil Gaiman's one of my favourite fantasy writers and Silvia Moreno-Garcia's debut novel Signal to Noise (reviewed here!) is one of my favourite reads of 2015, if not ever. The two of them also write a lot of short stories, and I think together they could make something truly magical.
Seanan McGuire & Tanya Huff: BOW TO THE QUEENS. These two authors are two of the best authors to turn to if you're looking for female-led SFF. Seanan McGuire (also known as Mira Grant, and therefore the author of my beloved Feed) writes fantastic heroines, as does the brilliant Tanya Huff. Both of them have tried their hand at urban fantasy: Seanan is the author of the October Daye series and Tanya is the author of the Vicki Nelson series, and nothing would make me happier than for the two of them to write something in which these two ladies join forces and kick butt.
Nancy Bilyeau & C.J. Sansom: Nancy Bilyeau is the author of the Joanna Stafford trilogy and C.J. Sansom is the author of the Matthew Shardlake series; both Tudor-era crime series. I think the two of them could combine their talents quite nicely! Sansom could provide his background in law and Bilyeau could provide her ability to write women who have agency.
David Levithan & Robin Talley: These two are both YA authors who both specialise in YA LBGT* fiction, so I think the two of them could write something pretty cool together. I'd read it!
Derek Landy & Diana Rowland: These two are two of the funniest authors on my shelves. They both have rather dark senses of humour, judging by the stories they write, and together I think the two of them could write something both creepy and hilarious.
Donna Thorland & Naomi Novik: Donna Thorland is the author of several books, with leading ladies, set during the American Revolutionary War and is also one of the writers for the TV show, Salem. Naomi Novik is the author of the incredibly popular Temeraire series, set during the Napoleonic Wars with added dragons, and the more recent Uprooted. I think if the two of them mashed their brains together they could write an epic historical fantasy series with a brilliant leading lady and some kind of mythical beast for a companion. Maybe a unicorn this time. Who doesn't love unicorns? No one, that's who.
Nicola Yoon & Gurinder Chadha: Nicola Yoon is one of the official team members of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign and also the author of Everything, Everything (reviewed here). Gurinder Chadha is probably most famous for writing, producing and directing the 2002 film, Bend It Like Beckham, which is a film you should totally watch if you haven't already. I think considering Nicola Yoon knows what it's like to be a poc in America and Gurinder Chadha knows what it's like to be a poc in Britain, I'd love to see the two of them write a book told in letters or emails between two penfriends, one in America and one in Britain, who both also happen to be poc. I imagine there's a lot of similar experiences, but there'd be quite a few different ones too in terms of the little differences in culture between America and Britain.
Which authors made your list this week?