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Re: Overlord's 2011 Reading List - (any thing to add?)
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2011, 07:54:55 AM »
Richard Morgan's Steel Remains
Kevin Anderson's Map of the World (2 books, 3 in July)

And you do have a sci fi book in there, right?! :-)
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Re: Overlord's 2011 Reading List - (any thing to add?)
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2011, 08:12:58 AM »
Richard Morgan's Steel Remains
Kevin Anderson's Map of the World (2 books, 3 in July)

And you do have a sci fi book in there, right?! :-)

Is the Anderson good? I sort of spurn his stuff on the shelf.

Steel Remains is extra, extra awesome because it is the one book that has a blurb from Pornokitsch on it. (At least, the UK hardcover does - think it got dropped in the pb). It says a lot about Morgan that the publisher didn't worry about the site's name.

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Re: Overlord's 2011 Reading List - (any thing to add?)
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2011, 06:39:02 PM »
Anderson (he of the continuation of Dune with Herbert's son) was on my pariah list for a long time because of that.  But then, in desperation for something to read, I picked up the first book of the Edge books, and his space opera.  And, well, they're good…maybe even better than good.
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Re: Overlord's 2011 Reading List - (any thing to add?)
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2011, 05:16:34 AM »
In terms of Pratchett read the colour of magic and the light fantastic together as they go together. Them read a "Witches" book for example 'wyrd sisters' then a city watch book 'guards,guards' and a death book 'Mort' and a time monks book 'small gods'. And then finish off with 'pyramids', 'interesting times', 'nightwatch' and 'going postal'.
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Re: Overlord's 2011 Reading List - (any thing to add?)
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2011, 05:18:49 AM »
And dont forget to read 'good omens' damn you!
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« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2011, 07:26:25 AM »
I second that…Good Omens is just that good.
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Re: Overlord's 2011 Reading List - (any thing to add?)
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2011, 08:14:01 AM »
Its very british but yet so many americans love it too. Best comic fantasy/sci fi book alongside hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. 
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Re: Overlord's 2011 Reading List - (any thing to add?)
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2011, 09:37:07 AM »
I really urge you to read to Paul Kearney - Sea Beggers

and the twilight reign series from Tom Lloyd!

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Re: Overlord's 2011 Reading List - (any thing to add?)
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2011, 09:42:58 AM »
How about Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night and Dragons of Spring Dawning by Weiss and Hickman?

Prob seem a bit simplistic to our more jaded tastes now, but bet I am not the only one who really enjoyed these as a young teenager!
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Re: Overlord's 2011 Reading List - (any thing to add?)
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2011, 08:26:30 AM »
How about Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night and Dragons of Spring Dawning by Weiss and Hickman?

Prob seem a bit simplistic to our more jaded tastes now, but bet I am not the only one who really enjoyed these as a young teenager!

I just re-read them recently and, although they're a little clunky, they still do ok. Dragonlance was completely my gateway drug into geekery...

DL also did some really interesting stuff with alignment which reflects nicely in the storytelling. DL is a world that is supposed to be "neutral", so if either good OR evil gets the upper hand, the Powers That Be have to even things out. This is absolutely fascinating, given that most high fantasy operates on the assumption that good is supposed to win. Weis & Hickman weren't dumb.

I've been trying to hunt down digital copies (not on sale in the UK for some damn reason) so I can review them. May just wind up buying them again for the 57th time.

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Re: Overlord's 2011 Reading List - (any thing to add?)
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2012, 05:23:39 PM »
I set myself a challenge to read 50 of the top fantasy books this year...
I set this list up purposely so I could read 'The Best' of Fantasy... let me know what I need to add ;)

Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
Jhereg Chronicles - Steven Brust (3 Books)
Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson (3 Books)
Malazan - Steven Erikson (5 books)
Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan (5 books)
A Song of Fire and Ice - G.R.R. Martin (5 books)
Gormenghast Trilogy - Mervyn Peake (3 Books)
Legend - David Gemmell
LotR - J.R.R. Tolkien (3 Books)
Magician - Raymond E. Feist (2 Books)
A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin (4 Books)
Neverwhere - Neil Gaimon
Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett
The Farseer - Robin Hobb (3 Books)
The Cold Fire Trilogy - C.S. Friedman (3 Books)
Elric of Melinbone - Michael Moorcock

So how many of those did you read?
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Re: Overlord's 2011 Reading List - (any thing to add?)
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2012, 06:33:12 PM »
I set myself a challenge to read 50 of the top fantasy books this year...
I set this list up purposely so I could read 'The Best' of Fantasy... let me know what I need to add ;)

Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
Jhereg Chronicles - Steven Brust (3 Books)
Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson (3 Books)
Malazan - Steven Erikson (5 books)
Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan (5 books)
A Song of Fire and Ice - G.R.R. Martin (5 books)
Gormenghast Trilogy - Mervyn Peake (3 Books)
Legend - David Gemmell
LotR - J.R.R. Tolkien (3 Books)
Magician - Raymond E. Feist (2 Books)
A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin (4 Books)
Neverwhere - Neil Gaimon
Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett
The Farseer - Robin Hobb (3 Books)
The Cold Fire Trilogy - C.S. Friedman (3 Books)
Elric of Melinbone - Michael Moorcock

So how many of those did you read?

Actually... I did pretty good!

Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss - Read
Jhereg Chronicles - Steven Brust (3 Books) - Read Two
Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson (3 Books) - Read All Three

Malazan - Steven Erikson (5 books)
Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan (5 books)
A Song of Fire and Ice - G.R.R. Martin (5 books) - Read Four
Gormenghast Trilogy - Mervyn Peake (3 Books)
Legend - David Gemmell - Read
LotR - J.R.R. Tolkien (3 Books) - Read All Three + Hobbit

Magician - Raymond E. Feist (2 Books)
A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin (4 Books) - Read First Book
Neverwhere - Neil Gaimon - Read but put down
Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett - Read
The Farseer - Robin Hobb (3 Books) - Read

The Cold Fire Trilogy - C.S. Friedman (3 Books)
Elric of Melinbone - Michael Moorcock - Read

Not bad :D
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Re: Overlord's 2011 Reading List - (any thing to add?)
« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2012, 06:38:48 PM »
Not bad as you did set yourself a big target!
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Re: Overlord's 2011 Reading List - (any thing to add?)
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2012, 11:49:20 PM »
Try Tad Williams Memory, Sorrow and Thorn for this year. I'm actually trying to read through the contents of a book called 100 Must-Read Fantasy Novels and doing it alphabetically. I'm up to the F's so far and just finished the 32nd book on the list, and I've been doing it since 2010, so it's a big ask to try and do 50 in one year and also read other non related work as well. You have my wishes for the best of luck, Overlord. 
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Re: Overlord's 2011 Reading List - (any thing to add?)
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2012, 12:55:22 AM »
What did you think of Moorcock's Elric of Melinbone?  My cousin and his wife both recommended it while I was visiting over the holidays.  I'll probably check it out regardless, but I was just curious.  I'll take a link to another thread if there's one out there! :)

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