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The Books That Have Just Come Out: New Release Thread

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5 minutes ago, polishgenius said:

Ruin of Angels, the latest Max Gladstone, just came out.

It's good.

Its top on my TBR pile. And of course its good. :P

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30 minutes ago, Darth Richard II said:

Its top on my TBR pile. And of course its good. :P

Hmmm. Thought he put numbers in the titles based on where in the chronology the story takes place. 

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9 minutes ago, unJon said:

Hmmm. Thought he put numbers in the titles based on where in the chronology the story takes place. 

Stopped when he switched publishers. Don't know if it was his idea or not. I know the new one is the sixth chronologically.

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I can't find the quote now, but I recall him saying he's stopped because the introductions are done and the series is kicking into a new gear now, so it didn't really make sense any more to keep the same title scheme as it got increasingly forced.

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Just started "Pendragon" by James Wilde, which is really quite good so far.

I found out that this a pen name for Mark Chadbourn, who chronicled several Fantasy books, the World's End trilogy I have unread on the shelf. This book was released mid July in the UK in hardcover, for those interested.

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Yeah so Ruin of Angels is his best book yet, 11/10, if it doesn't as least get a Hugo nomination I'm going to riot.

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Anyone read The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.?

It is one few epistolary novels that I've actually enjoyed.

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3 hours ago, Ser Scot A Ellison said:

Anyone read The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.?

It is one few epistolary novels that I've actually enjoyed.

Yes I read it. Enjoyed it. Sort of like candy, not as deep as great Stephenson but also not as weird. If there's a sequel I would read it. 

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2 hours ago, unJon said:

Yes I read it. Enjoyed it. Sort of like candy, not as deep as great Stephenson but also not as weird. If there's a sequel I would read it. 

It played on a lot of the themes, with a more practical instead of philosophic perspective, that we saw in Anathem.  I wonder if this might be a route to a back door sequel.

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41 minutes ago, Ser Scot A Ellison said:

It played on a lot of the themes, with a more practical instead of philosophic perspective, that we saw in Anathem.  I wonder if this might be a route to a back door sequel.

Am I misremembering, that in the Anathem universe

time travel was not possible except that it landed you in a slightly different universe? Which is why the alien ship appeared after hitting a couple of worlds, one of which was implied to be Earth.

 

i really loved Anathem. May be my favorite overall Stephenson. 

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9 hours ago, unJon said:

Am I misremembering, that in the Anathem universe

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time travel was not possible except that it landed you in a slightly different universe? Which is why the alien ship appeared after hitting a couple of worlds, one of which was implied to be Earth.

 

i really loved Anathem. May be my favorite overall Stephenson. 

 

But rhetors and incantors are able to slip between the cracks of the polycosom to affect how things happen in different narratives.  That's the same thing the witches are doing in this one people aren't really time traveling, they are slipping between world tracks

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1 hour ago, Ser Scot A Ellison said:

 

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But rhetors and incantors are able to slip between the cracks of the polycoam to affect how things happen in different narratives.  That's the same thing the witches are doing in this one people aren't really time traveling, they are slipping between world tracks

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Good points. Really neat if it goes that way. 

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My newest book, I WAS A TEENAGE WEREDEER just came out two days ago. It's a comedic urban fantasy novel which follows a 18 year old weredeer detective in a cursed lumber town full of shapeshifters.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075TTN2FN

So far, people seem to really like it.

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October is jam-packed with fantasy books i wanna read .:D On top of the list is of course the final book in Miles Cameron's Traitor Son Cycle.:thumbsup:


Blackwing (Raven's Mark #1) by Ed McDonald - October 3
Quillifer by Walter Jon Williams - October 3
The Core (Demon Cycle #5) by Peter V. Brett - October 3
The Tiger's Daughter (Bright Ascendency #1) by K. Arsenault Rivera - October 3
Destiny’s Conflict (Wars of Light and Shadow #10) by Janny Wurts - October 5
The Book of Swords ed. by Gardner Dozois - October 10
The Stone in the Skull (Lotus Kingdoms #1) by Elizabeth Bear - October 10
The Two of Swords: Volume One by K. J. Parker - October 17
Vallista (Vlad Taltos #15) by Steven Brust - October 17
The Fall of Dragons (Traitor Son Cycle #5) by Miles Cameron - October 19
La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust #1) by Philip Pullman - October 19
A Pocketful of Crows by Joanne M. Harris - October 19
KA: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr by John Crowley - October 24
Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire - October 31
Malice of Crows (Shadow #3) by Lila Bowen - October 31

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God good, this month is going to kill me.

There's also a new Star Wars collection and a new Joe Hill collection.

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The final Red Knight and the Book of Dust prequel/sequel on the same day is just taking the piss.

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1 hour ago, polishgenius said:

The final Red Knight and the Book of Dust prequel/sequel on the same day is just taking the piss.

Yeah well, let's say I like one of those and I think the other is...not so good. :P

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Oh and don't forget *snicker* the 10th anniversary Name of the Wind *snicker*.!

The page edges are stained to look red! Like blood! *breaks down into laughter*

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12 hours ago, Darth Richard II said:

Yeah well, let's say I like one of those and I think the other is...not so good. :P

Hmm...gonna take a wild guess that you like the Red Knight/Traitor Son and dislike the other.Where's my 100$? :D

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