Date: 3/25/21 2:36 pm
From: Bill Shanahan <iamshanahan...>
Subject: [obol] Re: fiction books with birders as protagonists?
"This Is How You Lose the Time War" is a fun bit of recent sci-fi that won
a bunch of awards. One of the authors is obviously a birdwatcher. Many
specific North American references. Bonus points for identifying the birds
on the cover (one is easy).

On Thu, Mar 25, 2021, 13:55 Robert Lockett <robert.s.lockett...>
wrote:

> Patrick O'Brian's Master and Commander series of seafaring novels (British
> Navy, early 1800's) features ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin, who is an
> experienced naturalist.
>
> There was/is a set of crime/mystery novels centered around a birder, but I
> can't conjure the author's name.
>
> Bob Lockett
>
> On Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 1:47 PM Jeff Acopian <dmarc-noreply...>
> wrote:
>
>> “The REAL James Bond”, by Jim Wright is interesting. It’s
>> non-fiction......about fiction :-)
>>
>> Jeff Acopian
>>
>> “How to Stop the Thuds <https://youtu.be/P_jy7qAY_-k>"
>> 98-second video
>> Acopian BirdSavers @ The Arenal Volcano Observatory Lodge & Spa
>> <https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HePdbG2e2mY&<feature...>
>>
>> www.BirdSavers.com <http://www.birdsavers.com/>
>> (Zen Wind Curtains)
>> www.RolleyPulley.com <http://www.rolleypulley.com/>
>> www.acopian.com
>>
>> On Mar 25, 2021, at 4:17 PM, <adamus7...> <adamus7...>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Fellow birders,
>>
>> There are many non-fiction memoirs and travelogues written by birders,
>> perhaps the best-known being "Kingbird Highway" (by Kenn Kaufman),
>> "Birding
>> Without Borders" (by Oregon's own Noah Stryker), and the semi-fictional
>> "The
>> Big Year (by Mark Obmascik). But what about fictional works? Partly
>> because their authors happened to be first- or second-hand acquaintances,
>> I
>> recently read a couple of fun novels where a birder was the lead
>> character:
>> "Nome" and "Border Songs". Can anyone recommend other works of fiction
>> (perhaps partly based on fact) that feature a birder, hopefully in a
>> respectful way?
>>
>> Paul Adamus
>> Corvallis
>>
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