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This is not the kind of thing I usually do, but I plan to ask it at bookgroup on Saturday and I'd like to hear from you guys, too. Yesterday's WashPost had a special Bookworld section (we don't get them every week anymore) and they had a couple pages where authors said what character they'd like to go to the beach with and why. The only SFF author was Diana Gabaldon and she wanted Stephen Maturin.
I'd like to go with Menolly from Pern because the firelizards could snuggle into the sand when they weren't getting us things, and we could talk about weird genetics. I wanted to be Menolly when I was much younger; these days I admire Cordelia (Vorkosigan), but I think Menolly would be more fun at the beach.
What character would you like to take to the beach with you?