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Anyone here participating in the r/fantasy Bingo?
« on: April 01, 2016, 12:45:20 PM »
I know a number of people are also on reddit, though not sure how many or how active. :) I think @Lanko and @pornokitsch may be the only ones I know for sure because they are kind enough to use the same userid everywhere (unlike myself :P ) :)  Other than that, I don't know for sure if there are others from here over there.

But I did their Bingo challenge last year and found it to be a lot of fun, it made me stretch to read a few books I know I wouldn't have otherwise. Always a good thing. Many of the spots are easy, some are just fun. Curious if anyone else participated or if any one plans to do the 2016 one? (It runs April 1 - March 31, so today is the first day of the "year" to complete the card).

You can find all the information about it as well as clarification on what qualifies for each of the squares here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comments/4cuyu2/rfantasy_2016_book_bingo_challenge/

And this is what this year's card looks like:



For people that read a lot, you can try to fill in the entire card, for people that don't have the ability to read as much, you can strive for a Bingo, or several Bingos. Whatever works for you :)
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Re: Anyone here participating in the r/fantasy Bingo?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2016, 01:00:09 PM »
Ohhh, interesting! I'm in!

Does a book count if I read it last week? ::)

Also: A Novel Written By Two Or More Authors --> Does it count if two authors write under a single pen name? Like Illona Andrews. The example in /r only talked about collaborations.
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Re: Anyone here participating in the r/fantasy Bingo?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2016, 01:02:14 PM »
Does a book count if I read it last week? ::)

No, it doesn't :( So I am kicking myself for reading Rebel of the Sands last week as it would definitely qualify for Weird Western. Ah well. Now I have to find another Weird Western in the next year :D
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Re: Anyone here participating in the r/fantasy Bingo?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2016, 02:00:00 PM »
I think @Lanko and @pornokitsch may be the only ones I know for sure because they are kind enough to use the same userid everywhere (unlike myself :P ) :)  Other than that, I don't know for sure if there are others from here over there.

But... I'm not even on reddit. GASP!

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Re: Anyone here participating in the r/fantasy Bingo?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2016, 02:06:23 PM »
Lazy format if you want to organize a list:

Spoiler for Hiden:
List form for the lazy:
Magical Realism
Any r/Fantasy Goodreads Group Book Of The Month
Romantic Fantasy OR Paranormal Romance
Self Published OR Indie Novel
A Novel Published In 2016
Novel By an r/Fantasy AMA Author OR Writer of the Day
Dark Fantasy OR Grimdark Fantasy
A Novel With Fewer Than 3000 Goodreads Ratings
A Wild Ginger Appears
Female Authored Epic Fantasy - Not Robin Hobb
Science Fantasy OR Sci-Fi
Five Fantasy Short Stories
Graphic Novel (At Least One Volume)
A Novel Published The Decade You Were Born
A Novel Written By Two Or More Authors
A Novel Published In The 2000’s
Weird Western
A Novel Inspired / Influenced By Non-Western Myth Or Folklore
Military Fantasy
Non-Fantasy Novel
Award Winning Novel
YA Fantasy Novel
A Novel Where the Protagonist Flies
A Novel Someone Read For 2015 r/Fantasy Bingo
Sword and Sorcery

This is what I've read, now with a template  ::)



And my list, so far. Feel free to suggest or point if something doesn't fit:

Spoiler for Hiden:

Magical Realism - Wolf Winter, by Cecilia Ekbäck

Any r/Fantasy Goodreads Group Book Of The Month - The Blade Itself, by Joe Abercrombie

Romantic Fantasy OR Paranormal Romance - The Deep End of the Sea, by Heather Lyons

Self Published OR Indie Novel - The Stone Road, by G.R. Matthews

A Novel Published In 2016 - United States of Japan, by Peter Tieryas
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Novel By an r/Fantasy AMA Author OR Writer of the Day - The Last Light of the Sun, by Guy Gavriel Kay

Dark Fantasy OR Grimdark Fantasy - The Mirror's Truth, by Michael R. Fletcher

A Novel With Fewer Than 3000 Goodreads Ratings - The Folding Knife, by K.J. Parker

A Wild Ginger Appears - The Copper Promise, by Jen Williams

Female Authored Epic Fantasy - Black Wolves, by Kate Elliot
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Science Fantasy OR Sci-Fi - Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler

Five Fantasy Short Stories - The Phoenix On The Sword, The Scarlet Citadel, The Tower Of The Elephant, Black Colossus, Xuthal Of The Dusk, all by Robert E. Howard

Graphic Novel (At Least One Volume) - 300, by Frank Miller

A Novel Published The Decade You Were Born - The Black Company, by Glen Cook.

A Novel Written By Two Or More Authors - Magic Bites, by Ilona Andrews
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A Novel Published In The 2000’s - Mistborn: The Final Empire, by Brandon Sanderson

Weird Western - Gunlaw, by Mark Lawrence

A Novel Inspired / Influenced By Non-Western Myth Or Folklore - The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker

Military Fantasy -American Craftsmen, by Tom Doyle

Non-Fantasy Novel[ - The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins
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Award Winning Novel - The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman

YA Fantasy Novel - Uprooted, by Naomi Novik

A Novel Where the Protagonist Flies -The Colour of Magic, by Terry Pratchett

A Novel Someone Read For 2015 r/Fantasy Bingo - City of Stairs, by Robert Jackson Bennett

Sword and Sorcery - Night Winds, by Karl Edward Wagner
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Re: Anyone here participating in the r/fantasy Bingo?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2016, 02:11:11 PM »
A Wild Ginger Appears -

Female Authored Epic Fantasy - The Copper Promise, by Jen Williams
I suggest you move Jen's book into the Ginger category and find another female author :D
For example Julia Knight (have you read Swords and Scoundrels? quite good) or Anne Lyle (Night's Masque trilogy)
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Re: Anyone here participating in the r/fantasy Bingo?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2016, 02:24:12 PM »
Hah that's a shame - if books read so far in 2016 counted then my list would already be half full, and most of the rest would be covered by books on my shortlist:

Magical Realism
Any r/Fantasy Goodreads Group Book Of The Month - The Builders by Daniel Polansky
Romantic Fantasy OR Paranormal Romance
Self Published OR Indie Novel - Hollow World by Michael J Sullivan
A Novel Published In 2016 - Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson

Novel By an r/Fantasy AMA Author OR Writer of the Day - The Dragon's Path by Daniel Abraham
Dark Fantasy OR Grimdark Fantasy - Half a War by Joe Abercrombie
A Novel With Fewer Than 3000 Goodreads Ratings - Valour by John Gwynne
A Wild Ginger Appears - Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch (2/3rds read so far)
Female Authored Epic Fantasy - Her Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

Science Fantasy OR Sci-Fi - The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
Five Fantasy Short Stories - FF short story contest counts, right?
Graphic Novel (At Least One Volume) - White Sand by Brandon Sanderson
A Novel Published The Decade You Were Born - Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
A Novel Written By Two Or More Authors - The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu & Ken Liu

A Novel Published In The 2000’s - The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
Weird Western
A Novel Inspired / Influenced By Non-Western Myth Or Folklore - Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay
Military Fantasy - The Price of Valour by Django Wexler
Non-Fantasy Novel - The Humans by Matt Haig

Award Winning Novel - Neuromancer by William Gibson
YA Fantasy Novel - Half the World by Joe Abercrombie
A Novel Where the Protagonist Flies - The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
A Novel Someone Read For 2015 r/Fantasy Bingo - Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch
Sword and Sorcery



Suggestions for @Lanko:

New published - Age of Myth by Michael J Sullivan
Under 3000 GR ratings - Ketty Jay sequels, The Iron Ghost (if you enjoy Copper Promise), The Grace of Kings
Non-Fantasy - The Martian?
Flying Protagonist - any Ketty Jay!

And yeah, move Copper Promise to the ginger one, since that'd be a lot harder than filling the female author slot.  :P
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Re: Anyone here participating in the r/fantasy Bingo?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2016, 02:32:08 PM »
Alright, moved Copper Promise to the ginger section and Swords and Scoundrels filled the female section. Retribution Falls filled the flying protagonist.

Can't repeat an author, so I can't put Sullivan in newly released or the other sequels in under 3000.
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Re: Anyone here participating in the r/fantasy Bingo?
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2016, 02:33:44 PM »
Oh, didn't notice that rule. Hmm.  :-\

I could make like a dozen more suggestions... maybe I should just send you a load of recommendations on GR.  :P

First, I have to reconsider my list...  :(
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Re: Anyone here participating in the r/fantasy Bingo?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2016, 06:21:15 PM »
First, I have to reconsider my list...  :(
I'm having way too much fun with this. Current plan: complete the bingo list twice. Once for authors I've read before, once for authors I haven't.  8) Still need to come up with 8  (or 9) books though... help would be appreciated!  :P



Magical Realism
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (the only re-read, could do with something else but can't find any)
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Any r/Fantasy Goodreads Group Book Of The Month
Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
The Builders by Roman Polansky

Romantic Fantasy OR Paranormal Romance
Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal

Self Published OR Indie Novel
Hollow World by Michael J Sullivan
Shattered Sands by WG Saraband

A Novel Published In 2016
The Malice by Peter Newman
Arkwright by Allen Steele



Novel By an r/Fantasy AMA Author OR Writer of the Day
The Dragon's Path by Daniel Abraham
A Crucible of Souls by Mitchell Hogan

Dark Fantasy OR Grimdark Fantasy
The Desert Spear by Peter V Brett
Blood Song by Anthony Ryan

A Novel With Fewer Than 3000 Goodreads Ratings
Ruin by John Gwynne
K-Pax by Gene Brewer

A Wild Ginger Appears
A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab
Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

Female Authored Epic Fantasy
Her Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin



Science Fantasy OR Sci-Fi
The City and the Stars by Arthur C Clarke
Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn

Five Fantasy Short Stories

The Inheritance by Robin Hobb
Trigger Warning or Smoke & Mirrors by Neil Gaiman

Graphic Novel (At Least One Volume)
White Sand by Brandon Sanderson
Wolf Children by Mamory Hosoda

A Novel Published The Decade You Were Born
Mort by Terry Pratchett
The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams

A Novel Written By Two Or More Authors
The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu & Ken Liu
Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman



A Novel Published In The 2000’s
New Spring by Robert Jordan
Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge

Weird Western
Red Country by Joe Abercrombie
The Gunslinger by Stephen King

A Novel Inspired / Influenced By Non-Western Myth Or Folklore
Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay
Servant of the Underworld by Aliette de Bodard

Military Fantasy

The Guns of Empire by Django Wexler
Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Non-Fantasy Novel
1984 by George Orwell
The Call of the Wild by Jack London



Award Winning Novel
The Dispossessed by Ursula K Le Guin
Neuromancer by William Gibson

YA Fantasy Novel
Absolute Midnight by Clive Barker
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

A Novel Where the Protagonist Flies
Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley
Steal the Sky by Megan E O'Keefe

A Novel Someone Read For 2015 r/Fantasy Bingo
The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold

Sword and Sorcery
The Silver Tide by Jen Williams
The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapowski
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Re: Anyone here participating in the r/fantasy Bingo?
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2016, 06:24:19 PM »
First, I have to reconsider my list...  :(
I'm having way too much fun with this.

You don't say. It was 4 hours ago when you said you would reconsider your list  ;D. Also dumbfound he intends to do the challenge twice. Maybe he will return to Raptori Bot speed levels now that he feels encouraged.
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Re: Anyone here participating in the r/fantasy Bingo?
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2016, 06:32:18 PM »
First, I have to reconsider my list...  :(
I'm having way too much fun with this.

You don't say. It was 4 hours ago when you said you would reconsider your list  ;D . Also dumbfound he intends to do the challenge twice. Maybe he will return to Raptori Bot speed levels now that he feels encouraged.
To be fair, I did do some work in that time...  :P It's actually not that bad - 50 books a year is marginally less than 1 per week, so even at my current speed finishing it shouldn't be a problem. :)
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Re: Anyone here participating in the r/fantasy Bingo?
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2016, 06:42:10 PM »
So...what are we gonna pick in the Romance section  ::)
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2016, 06:43:22 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2016, 07:06:01 PM »
So...what are we gonna pick in the Romance section  ::)

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