13 October 2015

Top Ten Author Duos I Would Have Loved to See Write A Book Together

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

1. Ray Bradbury and Andy Weir.
The Original Martians
After watching The Martian, my brother said that Bradbury would have LOVED the movie. I agree. He would have liked the book too.
2. Douglas Adams and David Duchovny.
Holy Galaxy! 
I could see them write a witty, absurd SF story about a renegade detective solving mysteries in other dimensions. It would be filled with humor and tongue-in-cheek social commentary.
  3. Arthur Clarke and Isaac Asimov

The masters of hard science fiction
Would have been fun to see these two giants try and collaborate.

4. Mary Shelley and H.G. Wells

The grandparents of science fiction 

Building on Frankenstein and The Island of Dr. Moreau, they could have futher explored man's relationship with science and all the things that can go wrong.  

5. Chris Carter and Rod Serling.
The perfect TV- crossover ever written! (if only...)
OK, I've moved to another medium, but I'd watch the crap out that episode.
6. Stephen Hawking and Sir Isaac Newton
The two smartest people in the history of mankind? Very

They could have written the answer to the Ultimate Question (and it wouldn't be "42")

7. Clifford D. Simak and Jo Walton 
Father of goblins and mother of dragons
A pretty conventional choice, but I'm very curious as to how that book would have looked like.

8. M.T. Anderson and Suzanne Collins  
More YA dystopia, please!

The Hunger Games and Feed are very different, but both depict teenagers trying to fit in a sick society.

9. Cherie Priest and George Mann
The only two steampunkers I know (for now)
 They could totally write a Transatlantic steampunk adventure with airships, spies and dangerous political games.
10. Octavia Butler and Stephen King

Vampires, horror and the dark side of the human soul
I could see it work.
So, who's on your list?


  1. Wow! I've not heard of nearly all these authors! I can't believe it! I'm so going to have to google them and check them out! :D

  2. They're all great. Andy Weir is my favorute author right now :)