||[Dec. 18th, 2008|07:42 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
Just found myself missing Bruno, a fictional character from a webcomic that has ended.
And it made me wonder... what fictional characters do you miss, now that their stories are over? (Or their author's are dead? Or it's been a LONG time since their authors last wrote them...)
I also miss Rowan and Bel, from Rosemary Kirstein's Steerswoman books.
I miss Retief.
I miss the narrator from World War Z, which is weird because there wasn't much THERE there.
I miss Meg and Charles Wallace from when I was a kid, reading A Wrinkle in Time and the sequels. I think Meg is one of the only female characters from the SF&F books I read during first half of my life who had enough spunk, energy, and enough of a lead role, to be really worth missing.
Oh, wait! I also miss Dido, from Joan Aiken's series. I wish there had been more Dido stories, instead of Ms. Aiken moving on to her sister Is.
I miss Jupiter Jones, Pete Crenshaw, and Bob Andrews from the "Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators" book series (although googling it now, I see that I only read the first 6 or 7 books).
I'm sure there are more, but this is everyone who leapt to mind.