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Happy Birthday, Patricia A. McKillip and Tim Powers!

It seems oddly fitting that two of modern fantasy’s finest authors should have their birthdays on that Brigadoon of dates, the 29th February.

Tim Powers and Patricia A. McKillip, boasting six World Fantasy Awards between them (for now!), today celebrate their sixteenth and seventeenth birthdays, respectively.  To catalogue their literary triumphs would take us up to the next leap year, but edited highlights include The Riddlemaster trilogy, the Fault Lines trilogy, Ombria in Shadow, The Anubis Gates, The Forgotten Beasts of Eld and Declare.

All in seventeen years or less! And they said Mozart was a child prodigy . . .