Tropes I've Launched
- Eye Remember
- Hardboiled Detective
- Trapped by Gambling Debts (up for grabs)
- The Pratfall
- Flowery Elizabethan English (for Repair Shop)
- Settling the Frontier (up for grabs)
- Themed Stock Board Game (for Repair Shop)
- Magical Seventh Son
- Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award (index)
- Bizarre Alien Sexes (up for grabs)
- Exotic Extended Marriage
- Living Gasbag
- Bold Explorer
- Audio Play
- The Case Of
- Planet Spaceship (up for grabs)
- New Wave Science Fiction
- All of the "Literature of the XXXXs" pages except Literature of the 1990s, which already existed all by itself for some reason... (We also had TurnOfTheMillennium.Literature, which is now a redirect.)
Works marked with an asterisk are simply those where I noticed there were plenty of examples on trope pages, but no work page, so, since I was broadly familiar with the work, I made a page and cross-wicked. These may lack some of the depth of the pages I created simply because I wanted to make a page for that work.
- Planet of Adventure*
- The Drawing of the Dark
- "True Names"
- Eight Worlds* (aka The Ophiuchi Hotline, Steel Beach, and The Golden Globe)
- Schild's Ladder* (work on this one has been hampered by the fact that my copy seems to have disappeared.)
- Creatures of Light and Darkness
- The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
- Courtship Rite
- Marid Audran (aka When Gravity Fails and Budayeen)
- Rainbows End
- Priscilla Hutchins (aka The Academy Novels and The Engines Of God)
- "The Further Adventures of Nick Danger"*
- I Think We're All Bozos on This Bus
- J.W. Wells & Co.*
- Falling Sideways*
- The Unhandsome Prince
- Expecting Someone Taller
- Heroics for Beginners*
- Majipoor Series*
- Cities in Flight*
- The Greenwich Trilogy (aka The Butterfly Kid and The Unicorn Girl — didn't bother adding a redirect for The Probability Pad, since that's just too obscure)
- Flying Dutch*
- Blows Against the Empire
- The Bell at Sealey Head*
- Saturn's Children*
- Michael Chabon
- Michael Kurland
- Jack McDevitt
- Norman Spinrad
- Melisa Michaels (aka Melisa C Michaels)
- Nancy Kress
- Jonathan Lethem
- Walter Jon Williams
- Eric Frank Russell
- Jack Williamson
- Allen Steele
- Hal Clement
- John Moore
- Damon Knight
- Joe Haldeman
- Theodore Sturgeon
- Greg Bear
- Bruce Sterling
- Samuel R. Delany
- John Dickson Carr (aka Carter Dickson)
- Olaf Stapledon
- Brian W. Aldiss
- James Blish
- Jane Lindskold
- Frank Herbert
- Emma Bull
- George Alec Effinger
- Mike Resnick
- Mary Stewart
- Shirley Jackson
- Christopher Priest (novelist)
- Turned Reid Fleming, World's Toughest Milkman into a page instead of a stub.
- Wrote a description for UsefulNotes.Fermi Paradox when it was brought to TRS as a stub.
- Wrote the non-self-describing version of Literature.Finnegans Wake (in this TRS thread.)
- Rewrote/transplanted Bizarre Alien Biology as a trope+index at TRS.
- Rewrote/transplanted Boy Meets Ghoul as a trope about undead at TRS.
- Rewrote and added detail to Retief.
- Entered the winning name, True Companions, into one of the biggest crowners this site has ever seen.
- Rewrote the description of Pastiche from scratch when the previous, entirely-inaccurate, version was brought to TRS.
- Responsible for many other winning names at YKTTW and TRS; I've lost track of them all.
Tropes that apply to me (more or less)
- Always Male: (so far).
- Hippie Parents: more or less. The well-educated college graduate flavor.
- Mathematician's Answer: as a programmer, I tend to overuse this.
- My Nayme Is based on the label of a present my mom gave me one Xmas.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: I've been using "Xtifr" ("X" for short) for so long now—decades—that many people don't seem to realize I have another name—or, more precisely, that it has a more conventional spelling.
- Sophisticated as Hell: My mother was an English major, writer and editor, raised by a railroad yard worker, and fascinated by science. She had a distinct impact on my vocabulary.
Pages I'm thinking of adding
Hugo/Nebula winners I own
Other missing award-winners:
- Frank Belknap Long - 1978 World Fantasy Award lifetime achievement
- CL Moore - 1981 World Fantasy Award lifetime achievement
Misc (favorites and notable works)
- Glory Season - hugo-nominated novel by David Brin
- Wil Mc Carthy - The Queendom of Sol, Bloom, etc.
- The Queendom Of Sol - award-winning series by above
- Michael Swanwick - The Iron Dragon's Daughter, Stations of the Tide, etc.
- The Three Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch - one of my favorite Philip K. Dick novels.
- The Space Merchants - classic SF novel by Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth.
- Gather Darkness - an old favorite by Fritz Leiber
- The Fall Of The Towers - SF trilogy by Samuel R. Delany
- Drake Maijstral - SF Comedy of Manners by Walter Jon Williams
- Nina Kiriki Hoffman - award winning fantasy author
- Jack Of Kinrowan - fantasy duology by Charles de Lint
- Starchild Trilogy - series by Frederik Pohl and Jack Williamson
- Old Man's War: redirects
- Chalion: redirects
- The Space Odyssey Series: wicks (redirects?)
- Chanur Novels: wicks
- Sprawl Trilogy: wicks
- Islands in the Net: crosswick
- Bone Dance: crosswick
- Remnant Population: crosswick
- The Chronoliths: crosswick
- The Eschaton Series: wicks (redirects?)
- Accelerando: wicks
- Newsflesh: wicks
- Clockwork Century: wicks
- The Company Novels: wicks
- Harrison Bergeron: wicks
- Jennifer Government: wicks
- Machine Man: wicks
- This Perfect Day: wicks
- Time Wars: wicks
- Darkness Visible: wicks
- Kiesha'ra: wicks (once the custom title is installed)
- Lonely Werewolf Girl: wicks
- Book of Swords: wicks 'n' such
- Solomon Kane: once the wicks are finished, Main/ should be turned into a disambiguation.
This is my Quick-and-Dirty Sandbox
Pragmatic Villainy. In historical works, though, the attitudes may be quite different, and such a character may be presented in a positive light, or even have the pragmatism (rather than the prejudice) shown as a flaw. May involve Holier Than Thou if the prejudice is associated with religion in some way.
- In John Moore's The Unhandsome Prince, the King and Prince Kenneth (not the prince of the title) want to kick the Jews out of the kingdom in order to solve the family's money problems.
- In The Lions of Al-Rassan, a leader launches a pogrom against the Kindath (Jews in all-but-name) to further his political ambitions.