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Everything Else / Re: Cool Stuff Found on the Internet, again
« on: February 08, 2011, 11:03:26 PM »
A perfect Valentine's gift for the nerd in your life.

Books / Re: What are you reading, part 3
« on: February 08, 2011, 04:27:05 PM »
I recently finished:

Wolfsbane by Patricia Briggs, follow up to her Masques. Not particularly good. She should stick to urban fantasy.

Elizabeth Bear's All the Windracked Stars in preparation for reviewing the sequel. Strange and oddly compelling. My Jury's still out on that one.

Reading now:

The Soul Mirror by Carol Berg at the request of an EBR reader.

By the Mountain Bound, Bear's prequel to Windracked Stars.

The Mighnight Mayor by Kate Griffen, which has an unusual style, but I'm enjoying so far.

Everything Else / Re: Cool Stuff Found on the Internet, again
« on: February 06, 2011, 09:04:13 PM »

Books / Re: What are you reading, part 3
« on: December 15, 2010, 08:46:08 PM »
I'm reading Pegasus by Robin McKinley.  Her structure is so interesting.

I just finished that myself. I know what you mean by 'interesting'. I see how it was necessary in order to tell the story without exposional tedium, but it affects the forward movement of the story and makes the pace much slower. Which, actually, is nice sometimes.

Books / Re: What are you reading, part 3
« on: October 11, 2010, 09:32:06 PM »
Finally into Way of Kings.  I'm a bit slow.   ::)  Or maybe just broke.

Heh. I'm currently on page 75. Been too busy reading other stuff.

Books / Re: Fantasy/Sci-Fi book review sites
« on: October 06, 2010, 03:39:09 PM »
Of course Elitist Book Reviews is the best out there.  ;D  It's focused just on reviews and intervews and does it well. A lot of other book sites will include new info or personal post to wade through to get to the reviews. There are A LOT of review sites out there, but the OTHER best ones are:

The creme de la creme of course is Pat's Fantasy Hotlist for all things new.

A Dribble of Ink is pretty good.

Fantasy Book Critic is good for lots of information about new and upcoming books.

Genre Reader posts some reviews, but what's great about it is that it posts links to reviews from all over the blogosphere, too.

Neth Space

SPeculative Book Review

Books / Re: Looking for political epic Fantasy
« on: September 21, 2010, 03:28:46 PM »
KJ Parker wrote politcal fantasy with THE FOLDING KNIFE. I wouldn't call it epic, but it's pretty political.

Books / Re: Oddly Specific Reading Request
« on: September 16, 2010, 02:10:08 AM »
Most of Guy Gavriel Kay's books are set in a different cultural background. His newest, which I believe is called Under Heaven, is set in China.

A lot of them are Europe based. But yes, Under Heaven is set in 5th Dynasty China. But it's more alternate historical fiction than really solid fantasy.

OK, it's ACROSS the Nightengale Floor. That's what I get for not checking first. And Barry Hugart's stuff (that Sigyn mentioned) is a favorite.

Books / Re: Oddly Specific Reading Request
« on: September 15, 2010, 05:11:41 AM »
The Nightengale Floor by Lian Hearn

Erm. That's all I can think of off the top of my head. There aren't a ton.

Everything Else / Re: Cool Stuff Found on the Internet, again
« on: September 14, 2010, 10:19:39 PM »

Some people took issue with Brandon's article. For example:

Seems like an over-reaction and intentionally not understanding what he was trying to say. What do you guys think?

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Cosmere Discussion ***SPOILERS for all works***
« on: September 14, 2010, 07:11:34 PM »
Since you guys asked, I stickied this topic.

Everything Else / Re: Cool Stuff Found on the Internet, again
« on: September 10, 2010, 09:07:25 PM »
Art: Winnie the Pooh meets Star Wars

Two words: freaking cute.

Books / Re: What are you reading, part 3
« on: September 10, 2010, 08:50:20 PM »
Reading The Prodigal Mage by Karen Miller. I read her Reluctant Mage books and thought they were OK. But from what I've read so far, it looks like Miller's writing has really been polished in the last several years. Makes me more excited the more I read.

In other news, I started The Questing Road by Lyn McConchie and stopped at page 50. One would think that someone who had co-authored several books with Andre Norton would be a good writer on her her own. No such dice. The pages would be better used as compost.

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