Who is on your "Cabinet of Invisible Counselors"

Cthulhu.Science

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Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich suggested that one way of focusing your energy for success by creating a Cabinet of Invisible Counselors.

As writers, if you could invite any five people, living or dead, to act as counselors who would it be?

My initial group would be:
1. Umberto Eco
2. Kurt Vonnegut
3. Isaac Asimov
4. HP Lovecraft
5. _________

One left blank for me to contemplate further.
 

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1. Ray Bradbury (seemed to have a lot of heart)
2. Richard Matheson (quite creative)
3. H.G. Wells (for his ideas' prescience)
4. Neil Gaiman (my favorite fantasy author)
5. Harlan Ellison (he had a big mouth but I think he had interesting ideas)
 

CupofJoe

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Tony Hillerman [or his daughter Anne] - He writes the way I want to [and she is pretty good too]
Sir Terry Pratchett - I think he would be a good sounding board [as well as an all-round good egg]
Whoever wrote the Nibelungenlied - when I read it and then I "got" what Tolkien was doing [and you know... Wagner]
David Gemmell - Another sparse dry writer, who could make a few words say a lot [and also taken too soon]
My friend Dani - the best writer I know, and always calls me of my sh!t.
 

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R. Feynman
B.M. Fuller
L. Wittgenstein
U.K. Le Guin
Heraclitus and Parmenides
 

Elckerlyc

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Homer (provided someone can help me with understanding his Greek.)
Shakespeare
Jules Verne
Jack Vance
Gene Wolfe
 

Toby Frost

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Definitely George Orwell and Tom Lehrer, but after that, I'm not sure.
 

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No list is ever complete, or final.

I think my list would include Iain M. Banks, Douglas Adams, George Lucas and i think, perhaps the comedian Bill Hicks. (I'd love to know what he thinks of the societal issues of today.)
 

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