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Books / Re: What are you reading, part 3
« on: October 18, 2008, 01:19:29 PM »
I am reading Lethe by Tricia Sullivan, and am disappointed to learn she has only  another handful of books out there, because this one is really good.  (Didn't stop me from ordering two of the ones she does have off of though!)

Books / Re: Clean Urban Fantasy Recommendations
« on: October 08, 2008, 01:22:35 AM »
Oh, I thought of one more book today while I was at work.  "Nightlife" by Rob Thurman

Cliche title, non-cliche book/ideas.  Excellent fantasy (this coming from someone who doesn't normally like much urban fantasy mind you.)  Profanity free and there is no sex  on camera, (one of the other characters is a thousands-of-years-old Pan character and he enjoys his extra-curricular activities, he just talks a lot.)

The sequal "Moonshine" is equally good, I have not read the third book yet so cannot vouch for the sex or lack thereof in book three.

Rants and Stuff / Re: These Stupid Titles VI
« on: October 02, 2008, 03:38:11 AM »
Somehow, after being inactive for a year and a half or more.... it says i'm level 57 and have no title.

Books / Re: review: The Fresco
« on: October 02, 2008, 01:44:34 AM »
I would have showed up end of 2000 beginning of 2001, whenever Skar and I had that Spanish class together and he told me about it.

Books / Re: review: The Fresco
« on: October 01, 2008, 07:41:22 PM »
I read your article and note no one has taken it upon themselves to discuss it with you. I am curious though if you have read any or all of her other books. The only one of hers I have not finished is the recent one "The Margarets" and I could not finish that one because I was *infuriated* that the synopsis on the dust jacket SPOILS THE ENTIRE STORY.

Note to publishers. Don't put spoilers on your freaking dust jackets.

Also Nessa, I'm ashamed to say I can't remember who you are in real life or if I've met you. *sigh*   I have really  enjoyed pondering some of her views on utopia as you say, especially as put forth in say, The Companions, where I'm all about a utopia that involves dogs.  The Companions also had some very good points to make on (in my interpretation) sex and chastity and marriage and negative views on porn, and how all these things affect humans.

Books / Re: Clean Urban Fantasy Recommendations
« on: October 01, 2008, 06:18:49 PM »
The Urban fantasy requirement can be a bit tricky, but I would recommend trying some of Sheri S. Tepper's novels.  A few are set in the modern day real world.   Almost all of Tepper's books are sci-fantasy, (Man I wish I'd known about her back in TLE meetings when we used to argue the scifi/fantasy distinction!)   

I would recommend perhaps first "The Fresco" followed by "Gibbon's Decline and Fall" as those are the two that come to mind as being urban setting. "Gibbon's Decline and Fall" is quicky becoming my favorite book by her; every time I reread it I love it more.

I would also recommend most of her other books, but the rest tend to be set on other planets and/or in the future.

Dan Wells / Re: I have a thread
« on: October 01, 2008, 05:55:39 PM »
Hurray for Dan! Will the British versions have better covers than the American?

Congratulations, Dan! I've come back from the land of the lurk just to congratulate you, really I swear.

Also, Of course the British covers will be better, it's almost impossible for it to work the other way.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Dragonsteel
« on: March 13, 2007, 05:57:35 PM »
That's legitimate, but how many of your readership is going to associate that with bears?

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Dragonsteel
« on: March 13, 2007, 12:33:11 AM »
Ok, the only thing that stands out to me that I didn't see mentioned is that I dislike "The Bear of Partinel", which I kept reading as "Bearer".  I think it's because my brain believes it should be a two syllable title. Also, I don't see bears as as savage as Theus is painted.   Lion of Partinel would sound better to me, but maybe you feel that's overdone.  Savage of Partinel.  Giant of Partinel.  Bears are fuzzy, and don't tend to kill so indiscrimiately.

Don't like him as a woman.  I like the harsh brutality of Theus juxtaposed with bubbly Yunmi, or whatever her name is. 

Do they keep a census?  Does Theus know how many people are in his city with the strict pop control? It would help me visualize the city better if I knew how many people were in it.  Is it over-crowded at 10,000 people or over-crowded at 50,000 people?

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Dragonsteel
« on: March 12, 2007, 10:23:03 PM »
Twelve other unpublished novels, U-boat.  Mistborn was my fourteenth book, Elantris my sixth.  One, named Dragonsteel, was my seventh and a number of the people on my forums knew me when I started writing it.  It was, in a way, the book that 'made me famous' among my group of friends.  So, many of them are excited to hear that I'm reworking the setting and planning to do the book for the big leagues. 

The following is a complete Brandon Sanderson Bibliography, published and unpublished. 

I just want to say that I'm a personal fan of Sixth incarnation of Pandora, and wonder if I still have a copy on my dead laptop somewhere. And that the promise of Dragonsteel was enough to get me out of lurkdom.  Well done.

I'll give it a read and see what I come up with.

Rants and Stuff / Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« on: December 09, 2006, 06:16:04 PM »
Course, this is probably because they intend to work me like a dog the rest of the time.

Tanstaafl, baby.

I'm happy because tomorrow I'm moving into our new apartment, and Monday I'm starting my new job.

Rants and Stuff / Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« on: November 15, 2006, 01:53:26 AM »
I can't remember where, but there was an article that was all boasting, "Marriage makes depressed people happier!"  and all I could think was, "and it makes their spouses more miserable!"  And sure enough, that was part of the research as well.   I could have told them THAT.

Movies and TV / Re: Lost! Round III ***spoilers***
« on: November 14, 2006, 11:57:18 PM »
I was too tickled by the fact that Nathan Fillion was married to a con-artist under a false name who then drugged him to escape... AGAIN... too care much about the rest of the episode.

Everything Else / Re: Best Quote Lately Reincarnated
« on: November 02, 2006, 12:22:21 AM »
Nessa, that is awesome

The announcers on the OSU classical radio station are usually so boring and stodgy.  Then we get this on Halloween.

"And coming up later today we have a new piece by Beethoven.  Well, um, a new recording, actually. Beethoven has written very much in the last few years."

Books / Re: What are you reading, part 3
« on: October 27, 2006, 12:38:09 AM »
I spent about $30 of the money I had saved up for OVFF on books at the book dealer in the vendor's room.  I just finished Mike Resnick's new collection of short stories "New Dreams for Old" and I also picked up the first book of Rachel Caine's new series, "Glass Houses".  Next on my list is "Grass" by Sheri S. Tepper, but only after I memorize all the bones in the skull, wrist and ankle.

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