Larry.

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  1. I wonder how I forgot/missed that one, since I was slightly involved with all that back in the day. Still got a few chuckles out of me. Then again, that's not the first time he's tangled with other authors who turned to humor to skewer his takes. Had almost forgotten this one (my opinion on the matter has changed over 8 years, btw).
  2. Mamatas also called him out? When was this? Because if it's like anything else Nick does, this should be gold.
  3. Gabriel García Márquez, Cien años de soledad Jorge Luis Borges, Ficciónes Julio Cortázar, Rayuela Angélica Gorodischer, Kalpa Imperial David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas Zoran Živković, The Five Wonders of the Danube And several others already listed. Doubtless forgetting a few dozen.
  4. The "Semantic Apocalypse" at its scariest?
  5. It is conditioned ground, after all.
  6. The Freudo-Bakkerian slip-up typo here is precious
  7. I'm getting this sense that if his writings devolve any further, there might be a shift toward Goodkind-style parodies of his AMAs/writing in the very near future. I'll be honest: I enjoyed the first trilogy, but as I've grown older, I'm just not really feeling the supposed importance of many of his ideas, especially since his attempt to graft a quasi-scriptural narrative onto the stories/characters already established seems, to me at least, to flatten out and distort arcs that otherwise could have been well-developed. I've read the first third of TUC and I just haven't had much motivation to read on yet (then again, I haven't had much motivation to read much of anything the past two years). A haphazardly-constructed attempt at existential horror (the Ordeal scenes) combined with incomplete characterizations just leads to a massively ill-executed thematic presentation, at least so far. It feels like the conclusion to Neuropath is awaiting, with even less development of ideas into that construct called humanity.
  8. Goodkind is the Morrissey of epic fantasy, minus any redeeming talent for verse. Although if he'd share the Atari ET fate, some might rejoice
  9. I am now finding myself thinking that this scene would make for a killer alt video for Tears for Fears's "Shout."
  10. In reading these summaries, I get this weird sense of Trump-fulfillment on the part of Tairy. As if imagining Dick looking like Trump would help matters any.
  11. It's true, it's damn true. Now I fully expect Rectal Magic to be used to explain away maps and overlooked sorceresses.
  12. I shall wait, with bated breath, for the reviewer to tackle Stanek's "latest" works after Goodkind is felled.
  13. I'm almost done reading it. If you've read the HoME volumes and the Silmarillion, there is nothing new other than Christopher Tolkien's linking passages (which invariably reference those books) that discuss the evolution of certain thoughts. Over half of the book is made up of mixing the Ley with the prose versions in roughly chronological order. Due to the nature of the drafts, there is nowhere near as much of a "unified" feel to the texts as there was in The Children of Húrin, so if you've read the older editions, there isn't really anything here other than all the texts being in one book to appeal to readers. Well, I guess if you like Alan Lee's illustrations, that might be the only real addition (and no subtractions; the older editions are presented in full, with the Ley being divvied up in chunks in an attempt to keep certain storyline elements together).
  14. Nice! Also seems that Sapkowski is at least open to writing at least one more Witcher novel.
  15. What's more interesting about those covers is that the Orbit US editions are taken from the recent French editions and the Gollancz ones were originally used in reissues from the Spanish edition (those covers have been used also in Portuguese and I think Romanian editions). Have any of you seen the Italian covers? Here's the one for Time of Contempt.