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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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    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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    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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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/
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
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    Official Blatant but Honest Self Promotion Thread

    First thing that caught my eye as well. Not a good sign when the descriptors are confusing right out the gate. Not sure 'well rounded' and 'petite' fall into the same category. Really tried getting through the few chapters you had posted, chief, but holy shit that's some horrible writing you've got going on there. You're trying too hard to be gimmicky with the language, the plot is on the back burner, and the fucking purple prose is making my goddam eyes bleed. I attempted to make sense of what was up on your website, but I still have no fucking clue what the story is about. I get you are trying to sound olde fashion-y, but it just comes off sounding silly. Focus on the story more, tighten up the text, and then focus on word choice/type. You're letting your gimmick run your mind. Not a good way to go. Seriously, and I'm not trying to be a dick here, but this stuff isn't good. I know that's hard to hear, and I'm sure you'll deflect, call my avatar stupid, and somehow attempt to invalidate my opinion, but it doesn't change the fact that the stuff you put out into the world is painful to read and the work of someone trying too hard, and not having a fucking clue of what they are doing.
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    Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

    the term brings confusion. SFF (SciFi/Fantasy) is a catch all term that is way less douchy, and embraces it's nature. SpecFic is just fandom trying too hard.
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    Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

    Really? Based on theses threads just as many have expressed confusion as have agreement. Carry on though. I'll stick to using actual identifiers. And unsubstantiated? We're talking about a made up word for books about dragons and shit. How do you want me to substantiate it? I've already provided links from reputable sources questioning its use what more do you want? And official poll?
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    Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

    Again, no one... not a single person outside of forums like this even knows what the hell that term means, and even those that do can't agree on it's definition. No, it's a silly term, used by silly people. And Mys, i'm angry, but i'm hardly a purist. If something makes sense, i'm all for it, but like I said above, this doesn't.
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    Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

    Or you can just say SciFi/Fantasy, and just use less syllables. And i'm not sure why you guys keep including Horror under the 'umbrella'. Completely different genre of books, style, and marketing. Nor the fight to hold on to one of the most confusing terms in our little corner of the world. As shown in the other thread, even the authors in the genre can't agree on what it means. However, when you say SciFi/Fantasy, that obviously encompasses all the sub genres, ideas, and odd little corners of our literary world. Unless, or course, you just want to sound high brow and try to have a seat of the table with the literary snobs that scoff at terms like science fiction or fantasy.
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    Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

    See, all i've ever heard is people use it for a single work. Usually related to science fiction.... as the person that came up the term intended. But you know, you can come up with your own definition if you want. Seems to be par for the course when it comes to that phrase. Or even worse, someone's silly attempt to make SciFi/Fantasy sound more legit. But back to the OP. I'm kinda stoked about this. I do love me an appendices.
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    Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

    Sarcasm DR, sarcasm. A BIG NAME AUTHOR said he was going to write a 'Fantasy' novel, rather than using the super pretension term of SpecFic. I dig it. That's what /I/ meant. Not sure where it went from there. I actually forgot I even made that post. I must have been tired.
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    Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

    I wonder why he didn't say 'Speculative Fiction'?
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    Fantasy and SF Recommendations: Series

    What the hell is happening here? Is this some sort of long con that I'm not in on? A Brooks and Anthony Rec in the same thread? One a mediocre hack and the other a dirty old man? Neither belong here. We're above that.
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    K.J. Parker (a.k.a.Tom Holt) - Part II

    Hey. I can admit when I'm wrong. Although this might be some clever ruse.
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    K.J. Parker (a.k.a.Tom Holt) - Part II

    Belly of the Bow is fucking SLOW. don't get me wrong.. i can deal with slow, but this shit is painful.
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    K.J. Parker (a.k.a.Tom Holt) - Part II

    Ya, i'm with you on that. also, Sivlerhawks AtB? really?
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    The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Is she done with her chalion books?
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    Fantasy and SF Recommendations: Series

    Sound advice. Mayhaps I will take the advice of the kind poster up thread and delve into the 'tie in' novels people speak so highly of.
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