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Book Club Edition
>discuss book club anon's monthly pick

FANTASY
Selected:
>https://imgoat.com/uploads/6d767d2f8e/21329.jpg
General:
>https://imgoat.com/uploads/6d767d2f8e/21328.jpg
Flowchart:
>https://imgoat.com/uploads/6d767d2f8e/21327.jpg

SCIENCE FICTION
Selected:
>https://imgoat.com/uploads/6d767d2f8e/21326.jpg
>https://imgoat.com/uploads/6d767d2f8e/21331.jpg
General:
>https://imgoat.com/uploads/6d767d2f8e/21332.jpg
>https://imgoat.com/uploads/6d767d2f8e/21330.jpg

NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books:
>https://imgoat.com/uploads/6d767d2f8e/21333.jpg

SF&F author listing with ratings and summaries:
>http://greatsfandf.com/authors-full-list.php

Previous Threads:
>>10906839
>>10890201
>>10872713

>> No.10933246

Webnovels are novels too

>> No.10933250 [SPOILER] 
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Second for Robert Jordan

>> No.10933270

third for book of the new sun

>> No.10933276
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Deadline is here!

>How did you like the book?
>How did you like the REVEAL?
>What did anything actually mean?
>Have you watched the mini-series? Is it good?

Don't forget to nominee books for next months reading, try to keep it below 200 pages. Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said is automatically nominated because it came second last round, I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream and The City of the Singing Flame are not allowed to enter.
Also, hail Team Mini!

>> No.10933285

Your resident Robin Hobb shill is here, currently finishing Ship of Destiny.

>> No.10933290

I never see Egan or anything he authored brought up here.

Permutation City anything special?

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>>10933276

will be interesting to see how the considered thoughts on Flow.

has been my first and only Dick. was unimpressed so I think something may be off about me. it is rare that I see a low opinion on any of Dick's works, if ever i have.

>> No.10933321

>>10933276
I liked that it explored the limits of technical advancement.
The alien revel was more of a gimik for me that anything else. The second revel was better.
And all the random aliens where cool.
What is it all about ? The phisical Vs the metaphysical maybe.

>> No.10933402

Lets keep it going from the last thread.

What's the worst book you actually finished, in the last year?

>> No.10933416

>>10933290
Permutation City is good but Schild's Ladder and Diaspora are better IMO.
I've seen him mentioned on /sci/ more than here lol.

>> No.10933467

>>10933402
The most recent "The Land" book. The MC is obnoxious, too many haha pop-culture references and I don't think the author has ever had a conversation with a real women in his life.

>> No.10933487
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>>10933227
what edition of lord of the rings am i suppose to get?

I was considering getting pocket edition of the hobbit and the trilogy bundle.

>> No.10933491

Is this thread for authors or as it seems readers?
As a kid I loved Perry Rhodan books. Anybody else kniw these? Very comfy.

>> No.10933523

>>10933491
This thread is dedicated to anything that has to do with sci fi and fantasy literature.

>> No.10933543

>>10933491
We have a strict 'no authors' rule in place. Anyone who has ever written anything longer than three pages is politely asked to leave.

>> No.10933558

>>10933543
>le ironic condescending reply
Rude and unnecessary. Such kind of threads USUALLY ar dedicated to authors hence the question. But since the thread de facto was for readers I included that you tryhard

>> No.10933571

>>10933543
Bullshit. This thread is for authors and readers.

>> No.10933588
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This wasn't bad. Interesting use of culture shock, I thought it well done.

Basically, US soldier gets isekai'd to fight against invaders. You can feel the hatred the author has for muslims, even though there are barely any in it; it's pretty funny. The religion in the other world is completely repugnant (if you are a normalfag like me who wouldn't participate in orgies), but it's treated fairly, as in the author doesn't condone nor condemn it and it is not something completely surreal that breaks suspension of disbelief. And, if you are going to build another world, I say go all out and forget our taboos, instead of a "middle ages mentality except all women must use gloves".

The second book isn't as good as the first, lots of interludes about army training while the main characters are in a month long sea voyage. I skipped most of those and I doubt I missed much. The rest of the book is interesting, though, and an important character of the first book gets developed and redeemed, which makes me feel sorry for her, she was such a shitty character in the first book and now that she's better all that awaits her is centuries of suffering.

The third book was supposed to come out at the end of last year, so, if the author didn't die, it's coming out anytime now.

>> No.10933624

>>10933487
anon, are you reading a translation?
if not, the editions are virtually the same

>> No.10933639

>>10933588
ive read it too. honestly i liked the first. the second was kinda weird.
the bit where she had the orgy and then went all mad when protag told her he doesnt want sluts was gold. wish it stayed that way for a bit. in my opinion they made up way too fast and he was way too forgiving.
i have the secret hope that the chick as the reformed champion of eros will do away with random orgies and weird sex things as tool of worship.
also eros a fag.

>> No.10933648

anyone knows where I can get a dutch edition of Hyperion cheaply for me mum?

or a free epub is even better

>> No.10933656

>>10933276
>How did you like the book?
It had great sections but they were split up by a lot of dull bits and characters I didn't care about. The book was short enough though that it didn't become a real problem. The high points of the book were worth it.

>How did you like the REVEAL?
It had been spoiled for me previously. I wish I could have felt the impact as it was intended. Also I loved the idea behind mankind's historical fear of the overlords coming from the end of the race and not the beginning. Are there any other books that do something similar?

>What did anything actually mean?
We're boned.

>Have you watched the mini-series? Is it good?
I haven't seen it but that's how /tv/ ruined the reveal for me.

I nominate Roadside Picnic since I want to read it anyway.

>> No.10933680

>>10933648
i-is your mum cute?
c-can i hold her hand over candle lit dinner?

>> No.10933688

>>10933276
>How did you like the book?
I really did like it. I felt that the writing was better than the other two of the Big Three. The book was quite short so even if there were some slower parts they never were long enough to grow boring.
>How did you like the REVEAL?
It was great, and really well executed. I did not expect to be satisfied by the explanation but I were.
>What did anything actually mean?
It sucks to be stuck, even if you've come a really long way.
>Have you watched the mini-series? Is it good?
No. I might watch it, it looks decent enough.

>> No.10933744

>>10933680
she's cute
no, she's married
she would probably find your post funny and laugh though

>> No.10933749

>>10933276
>Don't forget to nominee books for next months reading,
You mean nominate.
Nominee is the person, nominate is the act of choosing the nominee.

>> No.10933757

>>10933639
>went all mad when protag told her he doesnt want sluts was gold
Indeed. That sex scene was quite revolting, but I don't understand what he expected. It had been hinted at repeatedly. I understand though why he forgave her so fast: his new waifu is way better.
>will do away with random orgies and weird sex things as tool of worship
So do I, but I doubt it. It seems like a central point of their religion, I don't see her letting that go unless the guy decides he wants another wife (which he mentioned he didn't, as he couldn't love more than one woman at a time) and they decide to marry (and then she wouldn't be able to give """blessings""" anymore), although she would still be able to participate in them. Alternatively, Sapphire could be mortally injured in battle forcing her to use her superpower to save her sacrificing herself in the process, as that is the new spell she got, or something along those lines.

David was way too much of a Mr Nice Guy in the second book, and I think that's one of the reasons the first one was better. The first book starts with him shitting on mudslimes, progresses to him calling the girl a filthy second-hand whore, sloppy seconds, then goes to him killing a bunch of guys and talking shit to the pacifist priest, after that he kills a bunch more people and tortures another. The second book he doesn't do anything, he barely appears.

>> No.10933760

>>10933744
>no, she's married
As if that has ever stopped lewd hand holding before. I might even kiss her hand before leading her to her seat.

>> No.10933785

>>10933749
Shit, you're right. This is embarrassing.

>> No.10933802

What languages other than English are the best for sci-fi/fantasy?

>> No.10933811

>>10933802
korean
https://ensjtrans.com/2016/05/28/invisible-dragon-chapters-1-9-20020725/

>> No.10933812

>>10933785
This is the second time I exposed you as a brainlet monthly reading anon. I don't mean to, but it must be done.

>> No.10933831

>>10933812
The first one still keeps me awake at night.

"We fall so that we can learn to pick ourselves up" - Bane

>> No.10934017

>>10933802
Japanese. Majority of great stuff has no translation and will never get one.

>> No.10934022

>>10933802
If you like light novels, then Japanese

>> No.10934246

how can it be rape when severian says jolenta wanted it?

>> No.10934379

>>10934246
>implying Jolenta is smart enough to actually consent

>> No.10934450

>>10933276
Overall I greatly enjoyed the book. My favorite parts were before their appearance was revealed, and also exploring what humanity does after it stagnates. I feel like the the book left me with an overall nihilistic viewpoint on existence, though. It kinda depresses me to think my hobbies and consumption of media and books, done in an effort to better/enlighten myself, really doesn't matter in the long run. In the end I'm just a insignificant person. The book really reinforces that the purpose of life is to leave something behind,whether it be culture or offspring to carry on and also do the same.
Some topics I find interesting;
>Would you welcome the arrival of the Overlords? With or without the knowledge of their ultimate goal?
>What do you think is the Overmind's ultimate goal? Can we even hope to understand it?

>> No.10934464

>>10933227
peep

>> No.10934474

>>10934450
I found myself rooting for the resistance movement, even though the Overlords ever only did good.

Are there any good sci-fi or fantasy about resistance against impossible odds?

>> No.10934479

>>10934017
>Japanese. Majority of great stuff
>Japanese
>great stuff
kek

>> No.10934535

>>10933276
>did you like the book?
loved it. i liked the reveal of the overlords and i especially liked the party. not sure if i like it more than 2001 a space odyssey, but it's up there. i havent heard of the miniseries, maybe ill check it out now.

i nominate a night in the lonesome october

>>10934450
id welcome anyone who lets me read books for a living.

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>>10933227
why is this trash is in almost every recommended reading list???

>> No.10934635

Heroic Fantasy > Epic Fantasy

>> No.10934692

does anyone have the Turtleback school-binding Dune books? Amazon says they are tiny so i am hesitant on buying it, compared to the standard Ace hardcover that are out of print now.

>> No.10934710

>>10934560
I liked it only because Vinge portrayed an interstellar Usenet network powered by planetary point-to-point links. Also nervous system work-alikes in alien species that were slow enough to modify the flow of conversations with them. Interesting concepts, shit writing; I'm almost certain Vinge is a virgin - he couldn't write a sex scene so he implied it in a way that made even my 14 year old virgin-ass cringe.

>> No.10934865

>>10934635
What's the difference?

>> No.10934886
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>>10934560
Because it's good. Duh.

>> No.10934897

>>10934710
Vinge was married to Joan D. Vinge. Her best book is Psion, better written than anything Vernor wrote but it has less in the way of ideas.

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>>10933276
I nominate Slan.

I enjoyed Childhood's End when I read it a few years back. The twist was interesting but I felt more 'immersion' and connection to characters in the first part, things got wacky once transcendence and ascension were brought up. The overall story seemed to flow very well though.

>> No.10934975

>>10933276
Don't have much to say this time. Didn't really connect with me, least favorite so far. I did chuckle at the reveal.
I don't think I've read much Clarke before, maybe just 2001 + sequels?

>> No.10935016

>>10934560
It's not trash it's good.

You are trash.

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>>10933246
mother of learning is great so far

>> No.10935078

>>10934865
The storytelling in Heroic Fantasy is usually smaller in scale and therefor more focused. Instead of the entire world or the universe being threatened it's usually just the main protags themselves or something much smaller. It also tends to be grittier without veering off into grimderp territory. Generally just a lot less pretentious and bloated compared to Epic Fantasy and more focused on action and moving the story forward.

>> No.10935092

>>10934886
>>10935016
it is total trash.

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>>10935092
You're total trash.

>> No.10935153

>>10935078
Malazan bakes the two together somewhat

>> No.10935261

>>10935092
What did you object to? It's a cool idea played out in a fun way, in my recollection.

>> No.10935274

>>10935101
Do have the mental capabilities of a monkey, that book (if you can call it that) is literal trash

>> No.10935285

>>10935261
I can understand the the 'cool idea', but played out in a fun way? FUN?? Really?

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>>10935274
>Do have the mental capabilities of a monkey
Do you? It's literal kino.

>> No.10935354

>>10935346
I don't follow. Are we talking about the same thing?

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>>10935354
With the psychic dogs and shit, yeah.

>> No.10935410

>>10935398
>>10935346
mini ventti

>> No.10935475

>>10935398
what are you talking about?

>> No.10935521

>>10935475
my diary desu

>> No.10935532

>>10933276
nominate Sphere by Crichton

>> No.10935553

>>10933276
Nominate Throne of Bones by Brian McNaughton

>> No.10935577

>>10933276
nominate my diary desu

>> No.10935855

>>10935577
Is it fantasy because it's got sex scenes in it?

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this was really good

>> No.10936338
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Can someone recommend some feel good fantasy? Preferably something urban? With cool nice happy shit pls

>> No.10936398

>>10933402
>in the last year?
*ever

Ready Player One. I thought /lit/ was just being pretentious and contrarian, but it's really THAT bad.

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I can't be the only one who read this

>> No.10936453

>>10933276
>grimly prophetic tale
What?

I liked the spiritual style of it all. It seems like Clarke is an atheist who really wishes he wasn't.

I liked how every section had some mystery or twist. It kept the plot moving. But I accidentally googled Karellen so the first reveal got spoiled anyway.
I am skeptical about just how much it was necessary for the Overlords to conceal that they looked like demons. How impactful would the "red man with horns and wings" image actually be considering it doesn't even appear in most "official" religious texts but mostly just foklore?

I don't know how I feel about the fact that humanity was predestined to death by transcendence one way or the other. A lot of things, including weird alien shit, were described in great detail, but the Overmind magic was just that, magic. Nobody's choices really mattered (by human, not Overmind standards) so what was the point of it all? Maybe the point is that there is no point lol

Also there are multiple events in the book that could be described as "childhood's end". Which one does the title refer to?

Nominate Floornight by nostalgebraist.

>> No.10936492

>>10934560
the dogs are cool and the galaxy is portrayed interestingly. So for thous alone is worth a read.

>> No.10936563

>>10936338
ranger's apprentice. not urban but its feel good

>> No.10936579

>>10935532
I'm gonna say no to this one, between 371 and 500 pages according to Goodreads simply make this book to long.

>> No.10936641
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>>10933402
Elves: Once walked with gods by some guy called James Barclay.
I only finished it because i bought it (got it for like 2 euros), I saw it had some decent reviews and thought it might be worth it. Stay away guys because it's not.

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Any Nihei fans here? I'm looking for something Nihei-esque to read.

>> No.10936902

Is Harry Harrison any good? I only vaguely remember reading Eden books as a kid.

>> No.10936975

>>10933246
where are the epubs???

>> No.10937006

>>10936563
Thank you <3

>> No.10937010

>>10936685
Superluminary

>> No.10937014

>>10936975
random blogs and gdrive folders that float around

>> No.10937019

>>10937014
Lol. I'm not reading webnovels then.

>> No.10937031

>>10937019
:)

>> No.10937069
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anyone else /wonky-lit/

candy-flipped last night to some heavy dubstep event and jesus christ, I was fucking mowing down the buggers from Enders and the ants from Armour. Tore into them like a mechanized suit of fury.

Then I was pretty much every character in Blindsight and Echopraxia, pretty sure I both fought Jim Moore in The Crown of Thorns then killed Valarie in the desert with the hypodermic.

I've been doing a lot of re-reading recently and that's probably responsible but good god, you cunts have to try this

>> No.10937074

>>10934560
+ good wolves
- shit humans
kind of likeTcahovskies (f off spelling) Children of Time, half the book is slamming fantastic-alien worldbuilding then the other half is lame cliche human heroics

>> No.10937090

>>10937069
dude drugs lmao

>> No.10937093

>>10937069
omg I was on DMT and I was Valerie getting killed with the hypo in the desert. Fuck you asshole that hurt :`(

>> No.10937370

>>10937074
>Children of Time
The ending sucked. Web-space-elevators, really? The spiders should've been all enslaved, filthy arthropods.

>> No.10937420

who's valeria or is wolfe doing the unreliable narrator thing again? also apheta seems hot

>> No.10937436

I'm reading Perdido street station by China.
When is it going to take off?

>> No.10937448

>>10937436
>reading commie filth

>> No.10937452

>>10936902
Stainless Steel Rat books are certainly fun.

>> No.10937584

>>10937448
If the only regular criticism of a book is that the authors opinions offend someone, it's probably a good or at least decent book.

>> No.10937600

>>10937448
I know China is a socialist/commie but I fail how that makes his writing worse per definition. It's fantasy/sci-fi after all, only an idiot would take a work of fiction seriously.

>> No.10937795

>>10937584
>he doesn't know the reason why sci-fi and fantasy took a nosedive in popularity was because of the commies

>>10937600
>i-it's shitty because it's supposed to be shitty!

>> No.10937832

>>10937010
not him, but I'm halfway through superluminary and it's batshit insane
le vampire face

>> No.10937861

>>10937795
>shit, an argument
>let's try to cry about commies again
Doesn't matter if commies are to blame for a decline in sci-fi or not, if you can't come up with any better criticism than the authors political opinions your criticism isn't worth shit.

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>Brother Sarl finished the fifth page of his mathematical restoration, collapsed over his desk, and died a few hours later. Never mind. His notes were intact. Someone, after a century or two, would come along and find them interesting, would perhaps complete his work. Meanwhile, prayers ascended for the soul of Sarl.

>> No.10937891

>>10937795
Who are you quoting?

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>>10937861
Not to mention that "SFF declined in popularity" is quite a moronic claim. The only thing in decline about genre fiction is the writing quality.

>> No.10937913

Are there any Fantasy stories where a protagonist and a villainess fall in love and actually get a happy ending? I've already read the Black Company, even if that was more of a bittersweet ending than a happy one.

>> No.10937917

>>10937865
Canticle for liboviz ?
I loved that book

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>>10933402

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>>10933402
muh ebul white men
muh africa survived more because soooo peaceful
muh third gender orgy

>> No.10938094

Just finished reading Greg Egan's Diaspora. Absolutely brilliant, although a lot of the science babble went completely over my head. Anyone else a fan?

>> No.10938223

>>10937913
Nevernight Chronicles kinda fits
but i'm sure everyone will die in the last book

>> No.10938353

>>10937913
>protagonist and a villainess fall in love and actually get a happy ending
this is relevant to my interests.

>> No.10938474

>>10937891
u

>> No.10938870

>>10937090
>>10937093
>hate drugs
>hate blindsight
peasants

>>10937370
as much as I hate to admit it the idea of downloading a human consciousness into a massive sphere of ants was utterly insane and I loved it

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What should I read next? I've started "The Way of Kings" by Sanderson but I can't get through the first ~400 pages out of boredom. Feel bad for leaving a 1000 page book just sitting there.

>> No.10939044

>>10937983
Have you read the Patternmaster series by Butler? It's much better

>>10939003
What do the checks and Xs mean and why do some have two?
>bored by Way of Kings
Don't bother with Eye of the World. I love the series because I grew up reading it, but even through nostalgia, it's hard to recommend.
My vote goes for Ursula K Le Guin because her books are short and easy reads

>> No.10939090

>>10939003
I'd recommend Lies of Locke Lamora (only read the first book), Conan, Wizard of Earthsea, Titus Groan or BotNS.
Don't read Eye of the World, Blade Itself or Gardens of the Moon.
Avoid Name of the Wind and Hunger Games at all cost. (Also Prince of Thorns but I assume that the red cross mean you already know that.)

>> No.10939154

>>10939044
Double checks means I really liked it, double Xs mean the opposite.

I was actually thinking about getting Wizard of Earthsea, seems like a nice read. Thanks anon !

>>10939090
What can you tell me about BotNS? Is it any good?
Thanks for the rest too.

>> No.10939166

>>10939154
Book of the New Sun is probably /sffg/'s favorite book by its favorite writer.
So make of that what you will.

>> No.10939187

>>10939166
Well it can't be any worse than prince of thorns

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>Fantasy Writer Terry Goodkind Now Claims He Hated His Book Cover Because It's 'Sexist'

https://io9.gizmodo.com/fantasy-writer-terry-goodkind-now-claims-he-hated-his-b-1823435319

>> No.10939198

>>10939044
I have to say I was more bored by the world the book takes place in rather than the dialogue. I don't like a lot of magic in my books.

>> No.10939233

>>10937899
>Not to mention that "SFF declined in popularity" is quite a moronic claim.
Never go full retard, anon.

>> No.10939237

>>10939197
wait isnt he the guy that wrote about the bondage nuns in a world where rape is basic common curtsy? that doesnt make sense.

>> No.10939330
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10939330

Does Snow Crash really nosedive as hard as they say? What I've read so far has been really fun.

Really needed something to roast dumb cyber punk tropes a bit though, so that might be factoring into my enjoyment heavily.

>> No.10939335

>>10939003
do you have the original for this chart?
i dropped american gods cause it was bad. couldnt handle his writing.

>> No.10939407

>>10939044
>>Have you read the Patternmaster series by Butler? It's much better
No that trilogy (I read the whole fucking thing) really turned me off of her work. I hated it so bad I deleted it from my kindle, and I NEVER delete anything from my kindle.

>> No.10939426

>>10939330
Snow Crash is a great romp. Ignore those who hate fun.

>> No.10939473

>>10939154
>What can you tell me about BotNS?
It's not an easy read, and not everyone like it. The language is sometimes hard to penetrate and there are many archaic words. The story is extremely rewarding, it feels like every sentence was handcrafted and carry some kind of meaning in the overall plot. Rereading it is almost like reading a new book.

>> No.10939488

>>10939197
While I do agree with him that warriors in high heel is retarded,
JUST

>> No.10939489

>>10939330
>>10939426

Are there abridged versions of Stephenson??

>> No.10939544
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>>10933290
Lurk more. Read Axiomatic and Luminous.

>>10933276
oh yeah
THE MINISERIES IS SUCH A FUCKING ABOMINATION OF A BUTCHER IT TAKES TRUE TALENT TO FUCK UP SO POORLY

>>10937069
>only Blindsight/Echopraxia gets brought up for wonky lit
Read literally anything in the Radix Tetrad and get back to me, you filthy peasant babbies

>> No.10939581

>>10939489
Only when he shaves.

>> No.10939614
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>>10939187
Men have been killed for lesser transgressions anon

>> No.10939651

>>10939237
And the demon chicken, and the statue that's so beautiful people who see it worship Ayn Rand, and the evil hippie pacifists who force the protagonists to kill them, etc.

He's spinning his wheels and shouting "but I'm a feminist!" in an attempt to distract from how he was originally whining about the cover and insulting the artist.

>> No.10939660

>>10939651
>terry goodkind
>not a decent terry
>not a good writer
>not particularly kind

At least Rothfuss wears his name on his sleeve

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>>10939003

>> No.10940560

>>10939197
Who cares?

>> No.10940588
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10940588

>>10933227
>DUDE
>FEMALE MARINES
>LMAO

>> No.10940645

>>10933250
Thank you for this.

>> No.10940796
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10940796

I actually enjoyed this.

>> No.10940802
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10940802

Martian Time-slip is getting freaky, y'all. I'm curious to see where it goes. I'm about 60% through although the events for the chapter involving the gettogether at Arnie Kotts' place where Jack shows him the future drawing of the built apartments seems out of order. I enjoy how PKD can throw in a 3/4 page rant about schizophrenia and it is wholly and fundamentally unique every time.

>> No.10940805

>>10933227
is there a single fantasy writer that doesn't look like they came out of their mother's basement?

>> No.10940846

>>10939544
maybe i wont be checking out the miniseries...
>>10940805
guy gavriel kay

>> No.10940963
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10940963

>>10940259
Is the magician trilogy worth reading if I have been watching the tv series?

>> No.10941103

>>10940963

It's completely different from the show, based on what I've seen. It's a lot more melancholy and hopeless.

>> No.10941201

>>10940796
Elder scrolls lore is better than 95% of fantasy out there.

>> No.10941247

I just don't care for A Scanner Darkly after reading a hundred pages. It's just a bunch of paranoid druggies squabbling at eachother in a barely SF setting. I say this after enjoying a lot of other PKD books; the more freewheeling, charming and thought-provoking Dr Bloodmoney, Martian Time-slip, DADOES.

>> No.10941265
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>>10941247
It's okay that you're a faggot anon. Someone has to suck all those dicks.

>> No.10941421

>>10939335
The chart is my own anon. It's from my profile on Goodreads.

>> No.10941551
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10941551

I can't stop reading shitty harem novels, HELP

>> No.10941854

>>10941551
ikr my dick is sore

>> No.10941915

>>10941551
also list authors

>> No.10942048

>>10940588
>that one part where the female leaders of their respective armies/groups/sides meet and one of them mentions the fact they're all female; as if there's a in-story reason for that, but then it turns out there isn't; Erikson was just wanting to pat himself on the back for being sooo progressive
That's when I officially knew this series was hot garbage. Funny thing was I didn't have a problem with all those leaders being female UNTIL he felt the need to point it out for absolutely no reason whatsoever. I mean it was still dumb and not believable in the slightest, but it's fantasy.

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>>10941247
kys

>> No.10942609

Though it slowed down a lot later on, the whole "in place of invented words, use obscure archaic English words with meanings vaguely related to the unknown subject and minimal context clues" gimmick really threw me off of the first third or so of New Sun, having to stop every second sentence to look up and then guess the related meaning of something, and I feel like the rest of my reading experience suffered for it. Or maybe New Sun is just vague like that. I know people are still trying to puzzle out what/if things were supposed to mean, since most possibilities were either undefined or without enough context to puzzle out definite solutions to. Maybe some consider that a positive quality, but I don't really care for it.
Long Sun went much lighter on the gimmick from the get-go and had a lot less inscrutable mystery elements, but that meant I spent less time asking questions without either direct answers or the tools to find them like in NS, and without trying to puzzle over thirty little mysteries while I read, I found LS more flavorful and overall enjoyable. Anyone else feel like this?
Haven't gotten to Short Sun yet.

>> No.10942698

>>10940802
>seems out of order
Never mind. At last, I truly see. God this book is nuts. I envy PKD's imagination.

>> No.10942709

>>10939544
>Radix Tetrad
Will do

>> No.10942784
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Russian cover of "The heart of what was lost" by Tad Williams!

>> No.10942788
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>>10942784
Absolute kino series.

>> No.10942793

Any good novels with a little girl protagonist?

>> No.10942857

>>10942793
how little?

>> No.10942859

>>10941551
List them, so I can be sure to avoid.

>> No.10942864

>>10942784
Metal.

>> No.10942885

>>10942793
I liked the Flavia de Luce series up until she was deported to Canada. But she's 11 and it's not fantasy except that a girl can do chemistry.

>> No.10942916

>>10942857
Somewhere between preteen and 17.

>> No.10942924

>>10942609
I can absolutely understand your opinion, it sure makes for slower reading and can get you out of your flow. However, I like languages and enjoy theorizing about the meaning before looking up what it means so for me it's perfect.

>> No.10942944

>>10942916
Nevernight Chronicles
Red Sister

>> No.10943203
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10943203

Anyone else feel like most of the Ten who were taken dying or doing next to nothing after the first book is a waste?

>> No.10943208

>>10942048
Female warriors ruin books

>> No.10943234
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>>10942793
ASOIAF

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10943241

>>10943234
>There will never be a scene with Arya and the splintery broomstick

>> No.10943247

>>10943208
How about if all the men have been killed off except the protag?

>> No.10943251

>>10943247
I, too, enjoyed Y: The Last Man

>> No.10943288

>>10943251
I was thinking of J A Cipriano's litrpg masterpiece The Legendary Builder series where heaven and hell are cleansed of men and the legendary builder has to rally the angels of heaven and the succubi of hell (who are all very lonely) to fight the darkness.

But YTLM was okay too.

>> No.10943316

>>10943208
Bad writing and blatant politics ruin books. You can hardly tell me that Howards Conan stories are bad because some females are actually warriors?

>> No.10943326

>>10943316
>Bad writing and blatant politics ruin books.
ie female warriors

>> No.10943332

>>10943326
You can hardly tell me that Howards Conan stories are bad because some females are actually warriors?

>> No.10943346

>>10943332
>females are actually warriors

>> No.10943365

>>10943346
For example, in the story Black Colossus, it's mentioned that among Conans people, the Cimmerians, the norm is that all females are warriors and march to battle together with the men. Fucking feminism, right?

>> No.10943368

>>10943365
>the norm is that all females are warriors and march to battle together with the men
Pretty dumb

>> No.10943373

http://deadline.com/2018/04/neil-gaiman-a-beautiful-minds-akiva-goldsman-to-adapt-fantasy-novels-gormenghast-for-fremantlemedia-north-america-1202356738/

>EXCLUSIVE: FremantleMedia North America is doubling down on the fantastical after securing the rights to sprawling novel series Gormenghast with Neil Gaiman and Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) lined up to adapt for television.

>I understand the company won a hotly contested battle to option the five books in the series, written by British author Mervyn Peake from literary agent Jonathan Sissons at Peters, Fraser and Dunlop.

>It marks the first television adaptation of the books since the BBC adapted the first two books – Titus Groan and Gormenghast – as a four-part series in 2000 with Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Christopher Lee starring.

>It is the latest FremantleMedia project for Gaiman, who already exec produces Starz fantasy drama American Gods and signed an exclusive multi-year deal with the producer last year. He will be a non-writing exec producer on the project alongside Oscar-winning writer Goldsman. It is the latter’s latest high-profile major television series, having worked on Fox’s mystery drama Fringe, Star Trek: Discovery and Titans.

>Academy Award-winning Barry Spikings (The Deer Hunter) will also serve as an executive producer, along with David Stern (Howards End), who was instrumental in bringing the deal together. FremantleMedia North America is understood to meeting with potential showrunners for the project.

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>>10943346
*slaps your commander's ass*

>> No.10943376

>>10943368
Nah mate, you're just a pleb with shit taste.

>> No.10943392
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10943392

They're bringing Gormenghast to tv. What do you think about that?
https://www.tor.com/2018/04/03/gormenghast-television-adaptation-neil-gaiman-akiva-goldsman/

>> No.10943399

>>10934560
This. It's fucking awful.
Most classics are garbage though, so this isn't really surprising.

>> No.10943403

>>10943376
I'm not your mate, buddy.

>> No.10943408

>>10943373
>>10943392
>have planned to read Gormenghast for like the last 5 years
>if I don't start soon I won't be able to tell people that I've already read the books when they talk about the series
Wew

>> No.10943418

>>10943403
I'm not your buddy, pal.

>> No.10943428

>>10943408
I have the opposite issue, where I had been looking forward to reading them, but now I'm not going to because hearing normies talk about it will just ruin it for me anyway. Now they're going to the bottom of the backlog until it's been forgotten and I don't need to constantly hear about it.

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>>10943326
I don't like them because of feminism or anything. I like them because I want an amazon to snu snu with.

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>>10937370
Just finished it and was disappointed they didn't kill all the bugs. I'm looking for a new book to read in the same vain. I'm thinking about Dune, but open to suggestions.

>> No.10943570

>>10943365
>among Conans people, the Cimmerians, the norm is that all females are warriors and march to battle together with the men.
That's fucking retarded, not surprising though, given it's from fucking Conan.

>> No.10943584

>>10943392
THATS SO FUCKING DOPE HOLY SHIT.

I've only read the first hundred pages of the trilogy (because it's such a time commitment/fiction) but I fucking loved everything about it. This is awesome, totally deserves a (hopefully great) adaption

>> No.10943658

>>10943392
>They're bringing Gormenghast to tv.
>Akiva Goldsman
You guys are in for disappointment.

>> No.10943797

Is The Traitor Baru Cormorant good?

Need me some intrigue-filled SFF.

>> No.10943874

>>10941915
>>10942859
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/88988.Harem_or_polygamy_fiction

>> No.10943882

>>10943392
noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo fucking normies reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

>> No.10944136

I need a sci-fi book that's basically:

>take Twilight and improve the writing tenfold
>now make it about a male human in love with a female AI in a world where AI are treated more or less as equals but romance with them is frowned upon or seen as strange
>now give it a cool plot where the romance is secondary but still present

Please? I need a robot waifu who isn't some kind of made-to-serve housemaid bot with basically no mind of her own.

>> No.10944156

>>10943234
I wanna fuck her so bad....

>> No.10944260

>>10943797
Yeah, it's great.

>> No.10944420

Anyone recommened some good recent sci-fi/fantasy trilogies? I want a new series to read but I don't like these massive 10 book 1000 page stories.

>> No.10944428

>>10944420
Blindsight/Echopraxia

>> No.10944465

>>10933227
question: I'm reading a fire upon the deep, and there's a section where its explained that other races theorize that humans were designed by some power and then at some point abandoned.

Then there's also a section that talks about how earth is far away from the current 'proximate origin' of humans in the galaxy (which is a planet somewhere closeby).

A section referencing this later says:

"The bastards even played on humanities foundling nature. Foundling races were rare, but scarcely unknown."

What do they mean by foundling here? Do they mean that the humans from this current proximate origin planet were abandoned by the humans from earth? Or does that confirm that humanity was created by some higher being and then abandonend?

I'm confused. Or is this explained in more detail later?

>> No.10944519

>>10944428
I'll check them out.

>> No.10944556

>>10944136
Sounds like the novelization of Her.

>> No.10944570

>>10937436
Never it's trash and way too long.
>muh City

>> No.10944667

http://audiobookbay.nl/audio-books/grey-sister-mark-lawrence/
the new Mark Lawrence book is out

>> No.10944760

>>10944420
only the first ancillary justice, too like the lightning

>> No.10944777
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What a shitty way to go..
Thanks to whoever the shill is, great book.

>>10943797
Absolutely

>> No.10944786

>>10944760
Why only the first Ancillary? Will get too like the lightning.

>> No.10944929

>>10943797
Yes. It's very good.

>>10944786
I've said this before but essentially the first book writes a cheque the sequels can't cash. There's this big setup for a space opera and then basically nothing happens in the sequels. I read them all but honestly you could skip them or just read a summary. I mean hell, most of the second book is about the main character (a zombie drone-soldier that was hijacked by a starship's AI) ruining a teenage girl's life because she was rude to another girl.

I honestly suspect she wrote the first book and was then told "we'll only publish this if you make it into a series."

>> No.10944940

>>10944929
I see, i'll pick the first one up then.

>> No.10944956

>>10944929
Does the first one work as a standalone?

>> No.10944975

>>10944929
I'm beginning to suspect the only way you could get away with publishing stand-alone novels these days would be to do a "loosely linked universe" thing ala Conan and the Liaden stories.

>> No.10944987

>>10944956
Yes. Hence my suspicion that the second two books may have been written at publisher demand.

>> No.10945578

give recommendations what to read, I am a bottom feeder and I red:
super sale on superheroes
fimbulwinter
confessions of a d list supervillain

after it was recommended here

>> No.10945681
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10945681

Any fantasy/sci-fi novel with what you consider a decent romance?

I need to get over my frustration with Kvothe + Denna after finishing the Kingkiller Chronicles.

>> No.10945687

>>10945681
Denna a shit
Devi is best girl

>> No.10945774

>>10944777
>>10944929
>two dads
the gri better be good...

>> No.10945779

>>10937436
>When is it going to take off?

Never. That's not a joke; the book is very sloppily structured dramatically. If you don't like bumbling around New Crobuzon you're never going to like the book.

>> No.10945799

>>10942609
I agree about Long Sun's relative clarity. I actually think it's a better entry point to the Solar Cycle than New Sun.

That being said, LS lacks NS's depth. Also, LS declines in quality in the second half and generally isn't as tightly edited. Once you read Short Sun you'll realize that LS is basically just a 1400-page prologue to SS.

>> No.10945816

>>10944420
The Golden Age
Too Like The Lightning (caveat: four books)
Remembrance of Earth's Past (aka The Three Body Problem)

>> No.10945843

>>1094446
The designed and abandoned concept is different (actually, opposite) of a "foundling race".

A foundling is a child which is found and adopted, often as a servant rather than as a full member of a family. So someone or something brought humans to their "proximate origin" for some reason. So what's being said is, humans were designed and abandoned. Later, something else found some humans and moved them out of the Slowness for some reason.

It's never really explained in more detail. The humans in FutD clearly have some history going back to the original Solar System, so presumably they also know or at least have a very good idea of how they ended up where they are in the story. I guess it wasn't immediately relevant to the plot; there's never really an infodump about it.

>> No.10945949

Volume 2 for Everybody Loves Large Chests on mobilism when?

>> No.10945981
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10945981

I finished reading The Broken Earth trilogy three months ago and I'm still suffering book withdrawal. Nothing else compares in the confidence, scope, and integrity. Where do I go from here, /lit/?

>> No.10945998

>>10945981
Back to africa

>> No.10946002

>>10945981
>female author

>> No.10946013

>>10945816
Three body problem looks interesting, thanks.

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>>10945981
WE

>> No.10946074

>>10944420
The Jerusalem Man
The Warlord Chronicles
The Grimnoir Chronicles

>> No.10946077

>>10945981
>Nothing else compares in the confidence, scope, and integrity.
lol you cheeky shit.

>> No.10946119

No Rothfuss Kingkiller Chronicales?

What?!?

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>>10946119
Most nerds hate the series because the indecision of romance between Kvothe and Denna it hits too close to home.

>> No.10946362

>>10946337
Sleeping with all the other boys...

>> No.10946439

>>10944556
What's Her?

>> No.10946526
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10946526

Bought my first fiction book today.

I want to beal a reader and writer from now on.

I bought the Hobbit. Never saw the movies so it's all new to me.

>> No.10946529

>>10946337
Nah, it was just a pretentious pile of poo.

>> No.10946553

>>10946529
Fail

It’s Harry Potter for adults

>> No.10946567

>>10946553
Haven't read Harry Potter.

>> No.10946591

>>10942924
Yeah, matter of preference, I guess. I'm sure it also benefits greatly from subsequent readings and I've yet to do that.
>>10945799
I really have to get around to SS, anons always give me the impression it'll be my favorite. I put it off because acclimating to one of Wolfe's new settings is rough but once I'm in I fuck up my sleep schedule not wanting to stop.

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>>10946526
I should get a good copy of that someday.

I didn't know why people were hating on the film. Too many add-ons I guess. I loved the Silmarillion.

Do enjoy

>> No.10946620

>>10946599
He changed a lot... namely the white orc. I’m not a hardcore Tolkien student but even I picked up on the added confusion to an already complex and confusing world of constant reworking.

Plus it was all big blockbuster action flick and lost the core subtlety of a relationship dialogue focused story

>> No.10946636

>>10946599
Is only ten dollars at Barnes and Noble. I've never really read fiction before so I might as start out with a well liked one.

>> No.10946645

>>10945681
The curse of chalion

>> No.10946649
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>>10946620
Yeah, I could see some stupidity actually. The Dwarfs Wild Rapids ride scene was so theme park promo.

>> No.10946657

>>10946636
How did you get through English class... or are you 12?

>> No.10946666

>>10946657
You know what I mean..I've never really read anything on my own but I spend so much time doing crap I want to read more. I enjoy it.

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>>10946666
Nice sixes

>> No.10946677

>>10946526
It's pitched young so beware

>> No.10946702

>>10945681
>fantasy novel with what you consider a decent romance
The Lions of Al-Rassan

>> No.10946705

>>10933227
The bible

>> No.10946726

>>10946705
I like the sequel with the rocket ships better

>> No.10946730
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10946730

slightly OT but has anyone played Tactics Ogre LUCT (PSP remake)? The generic characters in this game can be named Severian, Jolenta, Dorcas, etc. Just thought it was neat

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>>10946730

>> No.10946743

>>10946702
Also Sarantine Mosaic

>> No.10946773

>>10940259
>Recs
>Broken Empire triology
????

>> No.10946784

>>10946773
The Painted Man is 10 times worse than that.

>> No.10946815

>>10946730
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance you get units that have random names but there are two groups based on /lit/ (Pride and Prejudice and Les Miserable) and one on Roman rulers

also I've spied Toynbee and Nabkov as some NPCs

>> No.10946871

Have you guys ever read or drank drunk?

Do you like it?

>> No.10946874

>>10945681
As long as you're not some soyfiend who needs a "logical" or drawn out reason for two people to fall in love I'd suggest Legend by David Gemmell.

>> No.10946904

>>10946871
I don't imbibe.

>> No.10946905

>>10945681
The Princess Bride

>> No.10946924

i want to buy physical books but i think i am irrationally attached to the idea of getting hardcovers only. However, i've pretty much realized at this point that it's impossible to get a good condition hardcover older than a decade (at a reasonable price) since the hardcover is usually out of print by that point. I can't even find hardcovers of the whole Dune series that are still in print, unless you count the tiny turtleback library binding that's paperback sized.

shit, should I just upgrade to a Kobo One or something instead? Or maybe at least try buying trade paperbacks?

>> No.10946953

>>10943203

The entire series is a waste and could've been wrapped up in about 3 books without changing narrators and it would have been 10x better

>> No.10946968

>>10946924
Experiment with used pb locally. Then look for the hardcover if you really like it. You could go full pirate, but the experience of picking stuff out is greatly diminished. Epaper is pleasant to read on if that doesn't bother you.
Shelf decoration is a meme. It's nice being able to browse a collection, but pristine copies of everything aren't worth the effort to track down.

>> No.10946971
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>>10946924
I'd rather have the 50th Anniversary editions of Dune because I like the covers but I think they are only in paperback.

>> No.10947005

>>10933227
Finished All Tomorrows a while ago, and it was really lovely and comfy. I think that book will stick with me for a long time...it's hard for me to describe, but definitely worth reading.
Starting Sir Gawain and the Green Knight right now (I'm assuming it counts as fantasy for this thread). I never knew english poetry used to be built around alliteration instead of rhyming at the end of the line, and the difference it makes is fascinating.
Mixed feelings about The Diamond Age. I enjoyed the future social and technological elements of it a lot, but the ending was pretty bullshit. Putting off Cryptonomicon because of it.

>> No.10947017

>>10947005
Stephenson generally has trouble with endings. Diamond Age is one of my favorites if you ignore the end.

>> No.10947104

>>10942048

I've read the series a few times and this rings zero bells.
Are we talking about Adjunct, Firehair and Krughava? Cause Brys and Spax were definitely there too, and probably Fid.
Was this an offhand comment from Spax or something? Whatever it was, it was probably a joke.
It's one of the least "self-congratulatory" series I've ever read. The only trace of Erikson at all is that the characters occaisionally have conversations about anthropology and overuse the word potsherds.
If you read anything about gender politics in there, it's you projecting.

>> No.10947149

>>10947104
>If you read anything about gender politics in there, it's you projecting.
No it isn't. I read the series before I even knew what gender politics were and that particular scene stood out to me because I genuinely thought an in-story reason would pop up for why all those leaders were female and Erikson felt the need to point it out and it never did. And as I already said; it didn't bother me all of them being female UNTIL that particular moment.

>> No.10947208

>>10947149

>didn't respond with context
>only replied to one accusatory sentence
>entire reply is just repeating your last post

You're right, there's no way you focused on something that arbitrarily triggered you and ignored the context or content
There is absolutely no evidence that suggests you'd be prone to that sort of behavior
none whatsoever

>> No.10947251

litrpg is so fucking terrible
why don't they just leave out the fucking levels and retarded explicit 4th wall breaking skill descriptions

>> No.10947281

>>10947208
>and ignored the context or content
What was the context or content then?

>> No.10947360

>>10947281
I think she's asking you.

>> No.10947376

>>10947360
She's a retard then because I already explained there was no context aside from Erikson congratulating himself on having a bunch of female leaders in his book and making sure you knew it as well.

>> No.10947395

>>10947251
The thing I really hate about it is that you are functionally just listening to somebody tell you about playing a video game. It's not even a power fantasy like Conrad Stargard or isekai stories. No instead you're just listening to a nerd narrating their weekend playing World of Warcraft.

Christ I can fucking picture it now, lips slapping as they utter some inane bullshit like "and then-and then I clicked the Dire Wolf and attacked it and it dropped a +4 strength +4 stam leather belt which is just what my orc barbarian needed!", and then if you try to change the subject they just spout shit from Pewdiepie or whatever is popular now and tell you to read self help books by twitter personalities.

>> No.10947422

>>10945681
Dune

>> No.10947432

>>10945681
Aral and Cordelia in the Vorkosigan Saga.

They're probably also the best mom and dad in SF too.

>> No.10947447

Just finished the first Prince of nothing book.
They are all going to get fucked in the ass hard by the Anasûrimbor aren't they?

>> No.10947505

>>10941201
All to do with Morrowind

>goty edition
More like game of the era lmao

>> No.10947512

>>10947376

I think what you mean to say is that the context would show how much of a moron you are. It's okay though, I think I found it.

>It was obvious to her that disaster awaited them all. Too many women holding skillets here. She’d always preferred men to women. As friends, as lovers, as officers. Men liked to keep things simple. None of that absurd oversensitivity, reacting to every damned expression or glance or gesture. None of that stewing over some careless passing comment. And, most importantly, none of that vicious backstabbing and poison cups so smilingly given. No, she’d long since learned all the nasty lessons of her own gender; she’d seen enough eyes crawling up and down her body and judging the clothes she wore, the cut of her hair, the man at her side. She’d seen women carving up others when those ones weren’t looking, eyes like blades—snip slice snip.
And wasn’t it true—beyond all challenge—that women who preferred the company of men were the most hated women of all?
Too many commanders with tits in this mob. Look at Gall, he’s under siege behind those tattooed tears. And that Barghast, no wonder he’s hiding his face behind all that paint.

Spoken by Kisswhere, which very concisely characterizes her and, most specifically, her current mood. If you've conveniently forgotten, this is just after she was guilted into delivering a message to Abrastal and Brys, a trip during which she spent the entire time bitching and cursing out every woman she'd ever met and blaming them for her situation. This is a continuation of that.

In other words, you're projecting.

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>>10936685
From "Blame! and so on" (the artbook for Blame!)
http://www.randomisgod.com/blame/Artbook85.html
References:
Great Sky River by Gregory Albert Benford (Cibo)
Feersum Endjin by Ian Banks (Netsphere)
Busou Shimada Souko and Ad-Bird by Shiina, Matoko (Garbage storage, Tetsu, Zulu)
Dead boys and Dead Girls by Richard Calder (Ivy and Maeve)
Kirinyaga by Mike Resnick (Mensaab)
Greg Bear's New Collection by Gregory Dale Bear Permutation City by Greg Egan Hyperion, The Fall of Hyperion, Endymion, and The Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons
Neuromancer, Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive, and Burning Chrome by William Gibson
Steel Beach, The Ophiuchi Hotline, Millenium, Titan, Wizard, The Persistence of Vision, Blue Champagne, and The Barbie Murders(Picnic on Nearside) by John Varley
Billenium by James Graham Ballard

More recently he appears to have liked Blindside by Peter Watts (I actually found Watts through Nihei).

From what I've read,
Blindsight is the best SF of the past 20 years, Permutation City is great,
The Sprawl Trilogy (Gibson) is very good,
Feersum Endjin and Kirinyaga are good,
and The Ophiuchi Hotline is bad.

>> No.10947624

not sure why so many people jerk off over blind sight

>> No.10947665

>>10947624
It's a fine book, just not great

>> No.10947672

>>10947512
He's triggered by the existence of women in action roles in literary works, do you think you'll get through to him?

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>>10947672

>> No.10947690

>>10946871
>drank drunk
Yeah, I sometimes drink when I'm drunk. I also read as long as I'm not to drunk, I would not want to forget anything I've read.

>> No.10947696

>>10947687
What the fuck is this? I ain't reading this shit.

>> No.10947702

>>10947696
this is u
writing feminist blogs on good reads

>> No.10947706

>>10947687
What book is that lmao?

>> No.10947711

>>10947702
Maybe if you stop getting triggered by women you might get laid once in a while you whiny pussy

>> No.10947713

>>10947702
>get exposed
>post random image, blame anon for what's in it
kek, biggest strawman I've ever seen.

>> No.10947717

>>10947702
Goodreads is for outerlit cretins. Get the fuck outta here you faggotous pile of excrement.

>> No.10947724

>>10947717
>faggotous

Beautiful word anon

>> No.10947731

Anyone familiar with Bible Black? Any books like that? Where the guy finds occult/witchcraft magic and begins doing really fucked up shit with it?

>> No.10947782

Almost done with Journey To The West

It holds up much better than I expected but I still wish I could find some decent non-euro fantasy from the past decade

>> No.10947786

>>10944556
A film directed by Spike Jonze.

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>>10933276
>>How did you like the book?
The more I've reflected on it, the more I realized it was sticking with me.

>How did you like the REVEAL?
Genuinely surprised.

>>What did anything actually mean?
What wasn't obvious to me was whether or not the super kids were fostered by the isolation of the island environment, or it was just globally "time." Like, were those the beginnings of the phenomena, among the less-controlled population, then it spread, it was the emergence just taking place at the same time everywhere?

>Have you watched the mini-series? Is it good?
I have not.

>> No.10947826

>>10947808
I think that Jeans kid were some kind of catalyst, once things got started it happened globally at an equal speed. Since The Overlords guarded the kid so carefully, I assume they were necessary. But it would probably have happened anyway, only some time later.

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>>10938094
Haven't read that one yet. As far as the science babble, that's just how you have to read Egan. Accept at some point that you're not a phd in maths and let it go. Just follow the story.

I call it "Fredo Corleone Syndrome." I reach a part where I'm obviously totally ignorant of the math and science and briefly think "I'm smart, not like everyone says!!!"

I am not.

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>>10944420
Unironically "The Remembrance of Earth's Past" trilogy. I'm so upset reddit got a hold of that first and ruined its good name.

>> No.10947864

>>10947826
I guess I forgot how special she was. That was pretty fucking crazy at the party when she ouija-ed the location of the fucking home star of The Overlords. I also liked how that one OL was studying old-boy's library of the occult and found a few confirmed cases of the phenomena emerging.

It was my first Clark, and it had what I expected; Shitloads of imagination.

>> No.10947869

>>10947864
Yeah, it was cool.

It was my first Arthur C. Clarke also, and I'm absolutely going to read more. I've read quite some Heinlein and Asimov, and of the big three I'm starting to think that maybe Clark is Number One.

>> No.10947872

Am I a pleb for loving the Wardstone Chronicles?

>> No.10947878

>>10947872
Probably. However, I've never heard of the series so I can't confirm.

>> No.10947931

>>10947869
Only read a Heinlein short that was good. I have paperback of Starship Troopers I haven't gotten around to.

I loved The Foundation trilogy, but that's all the Asimov I've read thus far.

I was majorly impressed by Clarke when I saw him on a chat show with Sagan. He said something about the Voyager spacecraft that took so much imagination, I'm sure very few people have ever considered it. Sagan was going on about Voyager floating endlessly out there, and ACC said something to the order of "I know what's going to happen to your Voyager, Carl. They'll build something to go out there and get it someday and it'll end up in the Smithsonian."

>> No.10947957

>>10947931
What a cheeky cunt

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>>10947957
the absolute MADMAN!!!

>> No.10948086

>>10947931
Heinlein is very hit and miss. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is amazing, but many of his other books are bland or outright bad.

>> No.10948168

>>10947872
Even patricians may have guilty pleasures.

>> No.10948320

>>10948168
Is that why every man of culture of the past decade shtooped your mom lol?

>> No.10948323

>>10948014
>le only relevant thing about modern Sri Lanka man

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>>10947251
>>10947395
>google litrpg
>find this
holy shit, there are so many charts i can't even screencap a full page of this garbage to make fun of the prose

>> No.10948656

>>10947512
lol that's not even the part I was talking about, you triggered twat.

>>10947672
>tips soy

>> No.10948671

>>10947251
>>10947395
>>10948606
you want to experience true auditory suffering?
listen to the land audiobooks.
60% of each book is just stats and equipment juggling.

>> No.10948744

>>10946871
no but >>10937069

>> No.10948786

>>10947251
>>10947395
>>10948606
>>10948671
That's a terrible example of litrpg but no one defends the genre as "good" writing.

>> No.10948920

>>10947840
>"The Remembrance of Earth's Past"
woah this looks interesting, but I'm a bit hesistant considering it was a chinese web novel. I don't know Chinese though so it looks like Tor's translation of it is my only choice. Amazon reviews are 4.5 stars, translation is good then?

>> No.10948943

>>10948920
>web novel
HAHAHA, what?

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>>10946971
There are amazing editions and covers for Dune but for some stupid fucking reason, it's only the 1st book or at most, the first two books.

>> No.10948969

>>10948943
wait im retarded i'm wrong. For some reason I thought it was a web novel since it was chinese, considering even Overlord has a hardcover translation.

>> No.10948988

>>10948786
What is a better example? Legitimately curious to see what sort of stuff this genre can explore

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>>10948988
Off the top of my head I would suggest "everybody loves big chests" It's western litrpg but a decent example of what the genre can do.

The problem is that the genre was pioneered by genuine autists who enjoy statistical cultivation.

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So after a friend of mine has spent months shilling it, I finally read pic related.

Is the plot improving in the sequels, or does it stay that bad?

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>>10947687
This is cancer

>> No.10949132

>>10949074
first three books are the best then it seems like glen cook got bored because it turns weird

>> No.10949187

>>10949132
2 of those three don't have Soulcatcher though.

>> No.10949218

>>10949187
i like soulcatcher a lot but i found the murgen books dragged on terribly and constantly repeated things which didn't need repeating. lady's pov book was great though

>> No.10949313

just finished name of the wind and need something else to read, any recommendations?

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>>10949313
Read some Boyer.

>> No.10949330

>>10949321
>Elizabeth
Thanks, but no thanks.

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>>10948950
>it's a Paul Chadtreides cover

>> No.10949337

>>10949330
>faganon

Thanks but no thanks

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>>10949330
>read Name of the Wind
>complain about the quality of books recommended to him

>> No.10949378

>>10949218
The eagle vision thing they had ruined the series desu. Soulcatcher also seemed to just go nuts, when in the first book she was calm and cunning, which is annoying because she's in the right in regards to her conflict with Lady.

>> No.10949382

>>10949330
If you can read Rothfuss you can read a woman.

>> No.10949410

One of you fags make a new thread before I kick your ass.

>> No.10949424

>>10949378
>The eagle vision thing they had ruined the series desu

for sure. the comfy squad setting disappeared to be replaced by hundreds of pages of murgen eating, flying around and being a weeaboo

>> No.10949444

NEW THREAD
>>10949440
>>10949440
>>10949440
>>10949440
>NEW THREAD

>> No.10949494

>>10949424
Wew, I'm just about to start on the third book, is it really so bad I might as well not continue after that?

>> No.10949550

>>10949494
The third book is basically a conclusion so you can stop there if you like. Afterwards the series goes off in quite a different direction. Latter books have some great moments but they're also very different in storytelling and setting.

The really rough parts (for me at least) were in the 3rd Chronicle (which is the books Bleak Seasons and She is the Darkness)

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