December 19, 2014, 10:42:55 AM

Poll

What Classic/General Fantasy should we read in February?

The Black Company by Glen Cook - Kindle: US only
10 (15.6%)
The Last Unicorn by Beagle - no Kindle versions
8 (12.5%)
Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart  - no Kindle versions
4 (6.3%)
The Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E Feist - Kindle UK only
4 (6.3%)
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Leguin - Kindle version US only
7 (10.9%)
Legend by David Gemmell - Kindle US & UK
6 (9.4%)
The Hobbit by Tolkien - Kindle US & UK
3 (4.7%)
Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb - Kindle US & UK
5 (7.8%)
The Gates of Ivrel (Part of the Chronicles of Morgaine) by CJ CHerryh - no Kindle version
1 (1.6%)
The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams - only kindle version was a German Edition in the UK
7 (10.9%)
Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson - Kindle US & UK
4 (6.3%)
The Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson - Kindle US & UK
3 (4.7%)
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan - Kindle US & UK
2 (3.1%)

Total Members Voted: 26

Voting closed: December 26, 2012, 11:57:20 AM

Author Topic: [February 2013] - Voting CLOSED! Pre-2000 General/Classic Fantasy!  (Read 7109 times)

Arry

Re: [February 2013] - Nominations open! Pre-2000 General/Classic Fantasy!
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2012, 01:50:32 AM »
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  • Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb
    I'll second this :)
    “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only once.”
    -- George R.R. Martin

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    Charlemagne

    Re: [February 2013] - Nominations open! Pre-2000 General/Classic Fantasy!
    « Reply #16 on: December 16, 2012, 01:59:25 AM »
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  • That is nine books now that have seconds. When's the last time that happened?
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    Jeni

    Re: [February 2013] - Nominations open! Pre-2000 General/Classic Fantasy!
    « Reply #17 on: December 16, 2012, 02:00:37 AM »
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  • Arry

    Re: [February 2013] - Nominations open! Pre-2000 General/Classic Fantasy!
    « Reply #18 on: December 16, 2012, 02:11:49 AM »
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  • That is nine books now that have seconds. When's the last time that happened?
    I'm not sure if we have had quite that many since we instituted the rule requiring a second :) Popular month. It'll be interesting to see how voting goes with so many great books to choose from!!
    “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only once.”
    -- George R.R. Martin

    http://www.tenaciousreader.com

    Fellshot

    Re: [February 2013] - Nominations open! Pre-2000 General/Classic Fantasy!
    « Reply #19 on: December 16, 2012, 04:59:27 AM »
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  • I'll third The Last Unicorn and A Wizard of Earthsea.

    simonster

    Re: [February 2013] - Nominations open! Pre-2000 General/Classic Fantasy!
    « Reply #20 on: December 16, 2012, 11:20:30 AM »
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  • The Gates of Ivrel (Part of the Chronicles of Morgaine), CJ CHerryh.

    Seconded.  It's pushing twenty years since I read that.  I've been itching for an excuse to revisit it.

    I did have a couple of things to nominate, but given the number of nominations I'll save them for another time.  Maybe next time we do 'classics', it could be narrowed down to a single decade?

    Jian

    Re: [February 2013] - Nominations open! Pre-2000 General/Classic Fantasy!
    « Reply #21 on: December 16, 2012, 01:17:28 PM »
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  • I'll second Black Company and The Dragonbone Chair.

    I'll nominate A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Leguin and Nine Princes of Amber by Roger Zelazny.

    Gonna third Black Company and The Dragonbone Chair.
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    Nino

    Re: [February 2013] - Nominations open! Pre-2000 General/Classic Fantasy!
    « Reply #22 on: December 16, 2012, 05:57:23 PM »
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  • I would like to nominate:
    Lord Foul's Bane - Stephen R. Donaldson
    The Magician - Raymond E. Feist

    DBASKLS

    Re: [February 2013] - Nominations open! Pre-2000 General/Classic Fantasy!
    « Reply #23 on: December 16, 2012, 06:14:10 PM »
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  • The Hobbit.

    Seconded as I just saw the film this afternoon I want to read the book again.
    • Currently reading : The Mirror Empire - Kameron Hurley
    • On hold : The Way of Kings - Brandon Sanderson

    Charlemagne

    Re: [February 2013] - Nominations open! Pre-2000 General/Classic Fantasy!
    « Reply #24 on: December 16, 2012, 06:36:57 PM »
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  • I would like to nominate:
    Lord Foul's Bane - Stephen R. Donaldson

    Seconded. The Magician has already been nominated and seconded, so we're all good there.  ;)
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    Charlemagne

    Re: [February 2013] - Nominations open! Pre-2000 General/Classic Fantasy!
    « Reply #25 on: December 16, 2012, 06:54:27 PM »
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  • Ooh! Ooh! I'd also like to nominate The Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson. Another one to try to scratch off my "shame" list.
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    xiagan

    Re: [February 2013] - Nominations open! Pre-2000 General/Classic Fantasy!
    « Reply #26 on: December 16, 2012, 07:17:44 PM »
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  • Ooh! Ooh! I'd also like to nominate The Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson. Another one to try to scratch off my "shame" list.
    Seconded. Never would've thought it is that old already, but it is indeed published in '99.
    "Sire, I had no need of that hypothesis." (Laplace)

    Idlewilder

    Re: [February 2013] - Nominations open! Pre-2000 General/Classic Fantasy!
    « Reply #27 on: December 16, 2012, 07:25:10 PM »
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  • Ooh! Ooh! I'd also like to nominate The Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson. Another one to try to scratch off my "shame" list.
    Seconded. Never would've thought it is that old already, but it is indeed published in '99.

    I've read it but would love to see other peoples thoughts on it.
    "The lesson of history is that no-one learns." - Duiker, Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson, p.343.

    pornokitsch

    Re: [February 2013] - Nominations open! Pre-2000 General/Classic Fantasy!
    « Reply #28 on: December 16, 2012, 07:34:37 PM »
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  • I'm torn between a series book or a non-series book. But, while I ponder, I quintuple-nominate The Hobbit.

    Gariath

    Re: [February 2013] - Nominations open! Pre-2000 General/Classic Fantasy!
    « Reply #29 on: December 16, 2012, 07:55:14 PM »
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  • OH Fluff it, Sextrupled the Hobbit
    The last Rhega.

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