Mark Twain. "The Prince and the Pauper" was Mark Twain's first attempt at historical fiction.
Robert A. Heinlein. Robert Anson Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange Land" was published in 1961.
Spy Catchers Club. Louise Fitzhugh published "Harriet the Spy" in 1964.
Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?. Edward Albee was dismissed in less than a year from Valley Forge Military Academy.
In Edinburgh Cafes. It took J. K. Rowling six years to write "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone".
John Hammond. "Jurassic Park" was a science fiction novel by Michael Crichton.
Larry Niven. Larry Niven's novel "Ringworld" is followed by three sequels and ties into many other of his books.
A Christmas Carol. At the beginning of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, Marley had been dead for seven years.
1984. George Orwell came up with the fictional language of Newspeak, where words serve as both nouns and verbs.
America. Contrary to popular belief, only ship captains who are also ordained ministers can marry people at sea.
Change His Personality. Scrooge is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.
Temeraire. "His Majesty's Dragon" won the Compton Crook Award in 2007 for best novel in the science fiction/fantasy category.
Melanie Rawn. "The Dragon Prince" was the first novel by Melanie Rawn in the trilogy also titled "Dragon Prince Trilogy".
Michael Collins. "Cross" begins with a flashback to the murder of Cross's wife, Maria.
The Law Of Attraction. Rhonda Byrne wrote "The Power" as a follow up to "The Secret" after being inspired by answering letters from her readers.
Tuscan. "The Divine Comedy" was written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and 1321.
Homer. Homer also wrote "The Iliad".
Ganesha. Ganesha is known as "The Remover of Obstacles".
Kurt Vonnegut. Kurt Vonnegut died April 11, 2007, at the age of 84.
The Mouse. "Flowers for Algernon" was written by Daniel Keyes.