To wrap up our holiday roundtable, we put on our speculative hats and asked, “What silly gift would you like to receive, if only such a thing existed?”
I’m a huge pet lover, so in the book I’m writing now and another YA being submitted, there are tiny companion pets for my heroines. In my science fiction YA (FAR AWAY NEAR) Mari is befriended by a tiny flying creature like a hummingbird called a Candle Fly, which can communicate with her telepathically. In my WIP, a dystopian, my heroine befriends a hand-sized almost magical lizard-like creature she calls Pet. So put a Candle Fly and Pet on my wish list, while I’m telepathically chatting with them, my cats will spin circles trying to chase them. (g).—Linda Joy Singleton, who writes about magical things I wish existed as well as futuristic worlds I hope never exist.
The three things any Galaxy Games player needs: a language implant, to speak and understand any language in the universe; a personal integrity field, to keep the bad germs out and the good germs in; and a quantum entanglement engine for instant transportation anywhere across the Stepping Stone network.—Greg R. Fishbone, author the Galaxy Games series that should have you covered for the 2011, 2012, and 2013 holiday seasons.
I would LOVE a gadget that detects my soon-to-be-favorite books so I know which ones to pick up at the store. Parker Peevyhouse
I wish my stocking could contain an elf that would regularly clean up my laptop, both inside and out: inside by deleting old emails and files I don’t need to keep, and outside by hoovering the dog hair, crumbs, and fingerprints off my long-suffering keyboard and screen.—Joni Sensel, author of THE FARWALKER’S QUEST and other middle-grade and YA fantasies.
Wow, I love all those ideas. Can I have another elf who will do the housecleaning? I’d also like a ghost encounter. I make up stories about them for my Haunted series, but I’ve never seen one myself. That hardly seems fair.—Chris Eboch, author of the middle grade Haunted series about kids who travel with a ghost hunter TV show
That was fun! Readers, how about you? What’s your Ultimate Fantasy holiday gift?