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  1. Infidel

    RIP Gene Wolfe

    Everyone should read Peace. Probably twice....
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    The Books That Have Just Come Out: New Release Thread

    Bad month for kings...
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    First Quarter 2019 Reading

    Finished Assassin's Quest, and with that, the Farseer Trilogy. Ultimately enjoyed it quite a bit, but, good god did the second half of Assassin's Quest draaaaaaaaagggggg. Sort of a too pat for me deus ex machina ending that wasn't as satisfying as the three novel build up deserved. Not sure where I'll go next with Hobb - maybe to the Tawny Man books? Liveship doesn't look that interesting...
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    Still Looking for a Good Space Opera Series

    Is this self published? (given that the publisher shows as "Galaxy's Edge", I'd guess so?
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    September '18 Reading - A Labor of Love

    Those inclined should definitely check out the film adaptation of Mother Night as well.
  6. He didn't ask for good books (though my impression is you're waaay out on a limb re: Dunnett? I've only read the first Lymond...). He asked for books "Martin himself explicitly said he was inspired by", for which, if I recall, Dunnett fits quite perfectly.
  7. How has Dorothy Dunnett not yet been mentioned?
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    June '18 Reading - Something something witty.

    Excited for this. How far out from pub date?
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    May - Reading 2018 - Have another?

    Exactly the opposite for me.
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    May - Reading 2018 - Have another?

    Ah...only 209,000 words, I see. Looks like MoI is where they starting getting big. The Eight Deadly Words : I don't care what happens to these people. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_J._Heydt
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    May - Reading 2018 - Have another?

    So, years and years ago, I quit on Malazan after Memories of Ice, running into a serious case of the Eight Deadly Words. Recently, I picked up and finished Dancer's Lament, on the strength of Werthead's recommendation, and found that I really enjoyed it. I don't know if it is a story that in smaller in scope, a tighter focus on a few enjoyable characters, or that I've just mentally adjusted to the superhero fantasy (TO THE EXTREME!!!11one1) milieu of the setting. But for whatever reason, I'm looking forward to finishing Deadhouse Landing and the concluding volume. My eye also begins to wander back over the the doorstop that is Gardens of the Moon....
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