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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2016, 08:45:49 AM »
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I have! It is exceptional. The characters are recurring a bit more now, and you can just about make out the shape of the overall story (faintly, as if through a very dense fog). I'm not sure if this means we're getting somewhere - the halfway point? The end? The beginning? Genuinely, it could end in a single episode or carry on forever.

I love it, but you do have to embrace the serialness of it all.

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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #31 on: February 25, 2016, 04:53:12 PM »
I'm so glad I gave this author another go after Sharps, Folding knife was brilliant and I've just read the last witness which was excellent.
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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2016, 05:57:06 PM »
I'm so glad I gave this author another go after Sharps, Folding knife was brilliant and I've just read the last witness which was excellent.

I really loved both Folding Knife and The Last Witness! The Devil You Know is also really good (another novella).
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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2016, 06:12:22 PM »
I'm starting to think Parker works at his peak on novella length fiction. Urge you both to read A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong, Let Maps to Others and The Sun and I. The first two both won the World Fantasy Award and all three are available for free online!
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« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2016, 09:32:13 PM »
Hey @Arry can this thread be combined with the other one Eclipse bumped up?
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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2016, 10:04:03 PM »
I didn't realise you could have topics named the same. KJ Parker so popular his got two topics named after him!
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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2016, 11:17:31 PM »
Hey @Arry can this thread be combined with the other one Eclipse bumped up?

Done. Thanks for pointing it out! :)
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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #37 on: February 26, 2016, 04:06:19 AM »
I didn't realise you could have topics named the same. KJ Parker so popular his got two topics named after him!
Well, Jared said in the beginning of the newer thread that he made a new one because the other one was so old. ;)

Definitely going to check those stories out, Doug! Thanks for the recommendation. :)
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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #38 on: February 26, 2016, 08:58:09 AM »
To those interested:

A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong - https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/winter_2011/fiction_a_small_price_to_pay_for_birdsong_by_k._j._parker

Let Maps to Others - https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/summer_2012/let_maps_to_others_by_k._j._parker

The Sun and I - https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/summer_2013/the_sun_and_i_by_k._j._parker

(Note: I think The Sun and I is one of the few Parker stories that is best read after you've read at least a few of his other works, as it is probably his biggest 'tie-in' story. If you know what I mean when I mention The Invincible Sun, then you know enough!)
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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #39 on: February 26, 2016, 01:05:22 PM »
Thanks!!
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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #40 on: February 26, 2016, 03:00:42 PM »
To those interested:

A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong - https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/winter_2011/fiction_a_small_price_to_pay_for_birdsong_by_k._j._parker

Let Maps to Others - https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/summer_2012/let_maps_to_others_by_k._j._parker

The Sun and I - https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/summer_2013/the_sun_and_i_by_k._j._parker

(Note: I think The Sun and I is one of the few Parker stories that is best read after you've read at least a few of his other works, as it is probably his biggest 'tie-in' story. If you know what I mean when I mention The Invincible Sun, then you know enough!)

I'll take this as a great chance to finally read something by KJ Parker, who has often been recommended. Thanks for the links, and for the note regarding The Sun and I!
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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #41 on: February 26, 2016, 09:28:36 PM »
To those interested:

A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong - https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/winter_2011/fiction_a_small_price_to_pay_for_birdsong_by_k._j._parker

Let Maps to Others - https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/summer_2012/let_maps_to_others_by_k._j._parker

The Sun and I - https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/summer_2013/the_sun_and_i_by_k._j._parker

(Note: I think The Sun and I is one of the few Parker stories that is best read after you've read at least a few of his other works, as it is probably his biggest 'tie-in' story. If you know what I mean when I mention The Invincible Sun, then you know enough!)

I'll take this as a great chance to finally read something by KJ Parker, who has often been recommended. Thanks for the links, and for the note regarding The Sun and I!

Given that most of his stories deal with cynical, unreliable scholars of some sort in a twisted, historical fantasy world, I reckon you should enjoy them!   ;)
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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #42 on: May 21, 2016, 06:26:42 AM »
I start with the the devil you know and the folding knife is brilliant
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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #43 on: June 04, 2016, 01:49:50 AM »
To those interested:

A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong - https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/winter_2011/fiction_a_small_price_to_pay_for_birdsong_by_k._j._parker

Let Maps to Others - https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/summer_2012/let_maps_to_others_by_k._j._parker

The Sun and I - https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/summer_2013/the_sun_and_i_by_k._j._parker

(Note: I think The Sun and I is one of the few Parker stories that is best read after you've read at least a few of his other works, as it is probably his biggest 'tie-in' story. If you know what I mean when I mention The Invincible Sun, then you know enough!)

I had found the first two and loved them -- thank you for pointing me to the third!

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Re: KJ Parker
« Reply #44 on: June 18, 2016, 10:06:39 PM »
I start with the the devil you know and the folding knife is brilliant

Quoting myself here as I meant The last witness as I've only just read the devil you know  ;D

I thought this was really good too but I did get confused who was talking to who in the early chapters and I really really loved the twist at the end!
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