The Hippoi Athanatoi, the immortal horses, are the fabulous steeds of the gods and heroes of Greek myth.
I suspect I am unique in being a resident of Sweden who was an Army brat (even born on a military base, Ft. Benning in Georgia) and the child of Cuban immigrants -- how many more of those can you have out here? Born in 1978, I travelled a fair bit up through early high school, living in four different states (the longest stints being in California, Florida, and Georgia respectively) and one other country (Italy, where I went to a Catholic school). Graduating from Palm Bay High School in 1996, I went to the University of Miami, where I double-majored in English and History ... until I met Linda, and decided to take off for Sweden, putting my education at a hiatus for a while. After some years at the University of Gothenburg I have a 1-year Master in English and a Bachelor in Classical History, but since the Swedish degree system was overhauled recently, I am now working on a 2-year Master. I am also planning to apply to the post-graduate doctoral program when openings are next announced.
Linda's list of favorite authors closely matches my own, although I read more science fiction than she does, and would add luminaries such as Jack Vance, Robert Silverberg, Arthur C. Clarke, and a number of others to my list. Beyond that, I enjoy historical fiction, particularly the works of Patrick O'Brien and George Macdonald Fraser. I still retain a strong interest in history, pre-modern primarily, and have been known to read Froissart and 13th century horse inventories for pleasure. Finally, I'm a fan of comic books/graphic novels/sequential art/what-have-you, prefering the more serious takes on the superhero to genre to most other things. Hopefully I'll start putting up reviews of some of my favorite works soon enough.
Hippoi Athanatoi is divided into four sections, covering various of our hobbies.