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    Young Adult Books: Discuss!

    Fair enough.
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    Young Adult Books: Discuss!

    Should be read by young adults?
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    Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft

    I've been trying to get through it ever since Mark Lawrence (or he who shall not be named in Westeros.org) recommended it on his page. Can't say I've had a whole lot of success. The beginning is a little weak.
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    Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance v. 3.0

    Goddamn that Jeff Somers can write. Go get 'We Are Not Good People'. You'll thank me later.
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    Is David Eddings any good?

    You know me well.
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    Is David Eddings any good?

    Meh. If you haven't read it, I'd say give it a shot. It's like Feist, Jordan, or any other bullshit from that era. Simple, campbellian, and pretty much what we'd consider YA now. For me though it's a good foundation for your SF/F journey. Read if for no other reason than to appreciate where the genre has been, and what it's become. Just stay away from the tie ins from back then (really any time period), they are pieces of petrified cat shit.
  7. I thought he was castrated. Can't say why I thought that, and i've only read the whole series of books twice, but I always assumed that why he had to sit down.
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    Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance v. 3.0

    Desperately trying to get through Written in Red by anne bishop. Seems like a book about the postal service more than anything. The concept of all powerful 'Others' that have hindered human progress is neat, but the lack of movement int he plot, and the mary sueness (everyone seems to like her, even the others who see us 'monkeys' as nothing other than food) of the main character makes for a shitty novel.
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    Guy Gavriel Kay

    Can we just put *spoilers* in the title. These fucking tags are annoying as all get out.
  10. I've got WitA, and will buy anything he puts out (except maybe his tie in shit), but have yet to read it. Been on a horror kick lately. It will be my next read.
  11. I don't know... seems like she's getting away with it. Might be different, due to the original content coming out of a story mill, but it looks like she's making money off of her take on the story. http://www.dailydot.com/fandom/vampire-diaries-lj-smith-kindle-fanfiction/
  12. Adam, I get that. Yes, Bantam is being unreasonable, but I just didn't know if there were legal side roads he could walk down and get the works out there via fanfic. I could have sworn there were examples of this happening with authors who couldn't work through contract issues. Can't remember where I read that, but I know it's happened. It's a pipe dream, I know. Just spitballing here.
  13. couldn't he self publish fanfic? Didn't some author do that a while back to get out of a contract, some vampire author if i remember.
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    Official Blatant but Honest Self Promotion Thread

    Goddam that's bad. Seriously man, somewhere in your mind you have to know that, right? It's fucking stanek/goodkind level bad.
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    Official Blatant but Honest Self Promotion Thread

    Yeah, I'm starting to think this is some form of performance art. Also, what's wrong with being blunt? I've never understood the problem with that trait.