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Re: Oddly Specific Reading Request
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2010, 11:39:03 PM »
Lord of Light was already mentioned and it is SF blended with Fantasy but it is Hindi and very well done. It won Zelazny his first Nebula and Hugo awards.
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Re: Oddly Specific Reading Request
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2010, 05:28:31 PM »
guessingo: I haven't read Stackpole, so I can't offer an opinion there.

Thanks, Kaz--I'll definitely check it out. (I need to read some Zelanzy anyway.)

Sigyn: I'm always happy to read more "kind of like place XYZ" books, though they seem to be easier to find, and the mythology focus is for a specific project. =)

Ryos: I just popped Moon Viewing at Shijo Bridge onto my mp3 player. I'll try to give it a listen tomorrow when I go for my workout.
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Re: Oddly Specific Reading Request
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2010, 10:30:29 AM »
Cool, I'm curious to know what you thought when you've finished. :)
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Re: Oddly Specific Reading Request
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2010, 06:37:13 PM »
Burglars have to stick together  ;) also by Zelazny Creatures of Light and Darkness (Egyptian SF/ Fantasy)
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Re: Oddly Specific Reading Request
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2010, 07:53:09 PM »
@guessingo:

I like Stackpoles character development. His characters feel "real" to me. I do not feel rushed at all, even if his books tend to be short. Try Talion: Revenant (stand alone) or the dragoncrown war cycle (1+3)to get a feel for his writing.


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Re: Oddly Specific Reading Request
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2010, 11:58:42 PM »
^Assuming that Bejay's remark was in response to guessingo's question about Stackpole.

Ryos: Wow, thanks for that recommendation. Excellence indeed.