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  1. There's a lot of good books on those lists. I'm not sure why they listed both Elatsoe and A Snake Falls to Earth rather than just listing the author, Darcie Little Badger, but I can't really complain. A few more to add to the SFF list: Zadayi Red by Caleb Fox Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones The Björkan Sagas by Harold R. Johnson Also, there's Walking the Clouds, an anthology of indigenous science fiction edited by Grace Dillon, partly full short stories, but others are excerpts of longer works.
  2. As stated by DaveAx above, I will be there. See you all in a week.
  3. The Broken Heavens by Kameron Hurley.
  4. New style, among other things, with the move to Tor.com. http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/8/14512478/ruin-of-angels-excerpt-max-gladstone-craft-series
  5. Persepolis Rising, James S.A. Corey.
  6. Fair enough. I do have the first book sitting around...somewhere. I'll probably be giving a try at some point.
  7. This one looks like the artist was watching too many Mad Max movies.
  8. The Dinosaur Princess by Victor Milan. Another fantastic cover by Richard Anderson.
  9. Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan.
  10. The Gradual by Christopher Priest (US cover, Titan Books).
  11. The Liberation by Ian Tregillis.
  12. beniowa

    Board Issues 4

    I can't post in Firefox from my laptop, even after clearing the browser history or logging out and back in. Chrome is having issues too. I'm posting this with Explorer.
  13. Hm, I always thought the single moon was intentional. There's a scene in UH where the main character and a few others are in a pleasure house, where one of the others is a poet and he says that one day he may write a poem about a world with two moons.
  14. 1. The Sarantine Mosaic 2. Tigana 3. Under Heaven 4. River of Stars 5. A Song for Arbonne Sarantine Mosaic has top billing because it was the first of Kay's books I've read. If I was a little bit more objective, it might be farther down the list. Also, I've often felt the oddball out in not loving Lions of Al-Rassan, but looking here it does seem like a few others had problems with it too. I've read every Kay book except for Fionovar. I do have the books, I just haven't felt the need to read them yet.
  15. Yes, and while he's similar, I don't put him with GGK. But that's just me.
  16. I'll grant you, Lions is probably the least fantastical of GGK's works. His other stuff usually has at least a little magic, notably Tigana with full-fledged wizards, as well as less direct historical plot parallels so they're a little more obviously fantasy. Though I'll be honest and say I don't lump GGK in with most other books in the genre. He seems to have his own niche in what I like to call Alternate Historical Fantasy.
  17. You must have some experimental Gungan craft from Naboo or something.
  18. There's an afterward in the tenth anniversary edition in which GGK explains that that's what he intended and that he wanted the debate on capturing the wizard to a real one.
  19. I've always described the majority of Kay's novels as alternate historical fantasy. I think it was Sailing to Sarantium that had the semi-psychic. Crispin visits him just before he heads off to the city. Lions did have a head injury, which happened to Rodrigo's son and Jehane's blind father directed her in the operation that saved the boy's life.
  20. "Why do some men in Minnesota prefer fishing to dating? Because fish are hard to catch."

  21. One bad state joke deserves another.

    In the Land of 10,000 Lakes, how does a man catch a woman? The same way they catch a fish, with a lure.

  22. Hi Kissed. Hope things are going well for you. :)

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