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Best books you've read in the timelines, to make it harder you can only pick three for each decade.



Between 1931-1940

Between 1941-1950

Between 1951-1960

Between 1961-1970

Between 1971-1980

Between 1981-1990

Between 1991-2000

Between  2001-2010

Between 2011-2020 ( time travel!)
« Last Edit: July 16, 2018, 09:47:19 PM by ScarletBea »
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Re: Your most enjoyable book's you've read between the timelines
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2018, 09:14:07 AM »
I'm assuming read in those brackets, not published then, right?
And gosh, that will require some hard memory recall :o

I'll give it a try later ;D
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Re: Your most enjoyable book's you've read between the timelines
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2018, 09:33:01 AM »
I didn't want to end on 2018 after all I could come back two years later to this topic possibly  :)
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* Generally those who don't have to do it.Politicians and writers spring to mind

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Re: Your most enjoyable book's you've read between the timelines
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2018, 10:20:15 AM »
I'm assuming read in those brackets, not published then, right?
And gosh, that will require some hard memory recall :o

I'll give it a try later ;D

It can't be read in the brackets, even I wasn't born in the first one , let alone reading books.  ;D
You mean books we have read, that were published in the years in the brackets, don't you @Eclipse ?
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Re: Your most enjoyable book's you've read between the timelines
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2018, 10:25:18 AM »
Yes @Lady Ty  ;D

I believe Bea was on about the two years we’ve not had yet through.
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Re: Your most enjoyable book's you've read between the timelines
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2018, 12:14:46 PM »
Oh, I really thought it was read during those decades, and you included a vast range to encompass even the eldest amongst us ;D
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Re: Your most enjoyable book's you've read between the timelines
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2018, 12:27:10 PM »
Goodreads has a list of books published in each decade that's very helpful for this :D Link to the 40s for anyone fancying a poke to the memory - https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/79807.Best_Fantasy_of_the_40s

Between 1921-1930: The Worm Ouroboros - E.R. Eddison

Between 1931-1940: The Hour of the Dragon - R.E. Howard

Between 1941-1950: I have nothing

Between 1951-1960: The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien

Between 1961-1970: A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula Le Guin

Between 1971-1980: Night's Master - Tanith Lee

Between 1981-1990: Tigana - G.G. Kay

Between 1991-2000: The Shadow Rising - Robert Jordan

Between  2001-2010: Night Watch - Sir Terry Pratchett

Between 2011-2020: Three Parts Dead - Max Gladstone


That was less difficult than I'd expected.

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Re: Your most enjoyable book's you've read between the timelines
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2018, 12:43:13 PM »
Oh, I really thought it was read during those decades, and you included a vast range to encompass even the eldest amongst us ;D

I could have put in Alice in Wonderland then as literally read in the second set  ;D ;D
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Re: Your most enjoyable book's you've read between the timelines
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2018, 12:48:22 PM »
So, based on my LT catalogue, here are mine:

Between 1931-1940 - nothing
Between 1941-1950 - nothing

Between 1951-1960 - Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (I just realised the dates!)

Between 1961-1970 - I read one from this decade! Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey

Between 1971-1980 - one from here too and omg I hadn't realised it had been published so long ago... Interview with the vampire, Anne Rice

Between 1981-1990 - Duncton Chronicles series, William Horwood and Alamut, Judith Tarr

Between 1991-2000 - His Dark Materials series, Philip Pullman, Gardens of the moon, Steven Erikson, The mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley and the Liveship Traders series, Robin Hobb

Between  2001-2010 - choose just THREE? Are you crazy? :o ;D Anyway, this might change at another time... Today I choose Ash, Mary Gentle, Memories of Ice, Steven Erikson, The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, G.W. Dahlquist and The Long Price Quartet series, Daniel Abraham

Between 2011-2020 ( time travel!) - see above,  :o and all that.. Today is Broken Empire series, Mark Lawrence, The Faithful and the Fallen series, John Gwynne, The Broken Earth series, N.K. Jemisin and the Fitz and the Fool series, Robin Hobb

(yes, I can't count to 3. It looks remarkably like 4. 8))
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Re: Your most enjoyable book's you've read between the timelines
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2018, 02:21:46 PM »
Between 1931-1940

The Hobbit  by J.R.R. Tolkien

Between 1941-1950

The Roaring Trumpet by L. Sprague de Camp, Fletcher Pratt

Between 1951-1960

Three Hearts and Three Lions (Operation Otherworld #2.5) by Poul Anderson

Between 1961-1970

The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything by John D. MacDonald

Between 1971-1980

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Between 1981-1990

The Black Company by Glen Cook

Between 1991-2000

The Death Gate Cycle by Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman

Between  2001-2010

Bartimaeusby by Jonathan Stroud
The Folding Knife by K.J. Parker
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Between 2011-2020 ( time travel!)

Among Thieves (Tales of the Kin #1) by Douglas Hulick
« Last Edit: July 15, 2018, 02:30:03 PM by Eclipse »
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Re: Your most enjoyable book's you've read between the timelines
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2018, 01:16:34 AM »
Doing it very quickly with minimal research, at this moment I would say: -

Between 1921-1930: The Colour Out Of Space - HP Lovecraft
Between 1931-1940: Red Nails - Robert Howard
Between 1941-1950: The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward - HP Lovecraft
Between 1951-1960: The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
Between 1961-1970: Stormbringer - Michael Moorcock
Between 1971-1980: The Stand - Stephen King
Between 1981-1990: Wolf In Shadow - David Gemmell
Between 1991-2000: Men At Arms - Terry Pratchett
Between 2001-2010: Best Served Cold - Joe Abercrombie
Between 2011-2020: The Last Dark - Stephen Donaldson

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Re: Your most enjoyable book's you've read between the timelines
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2018, 03:49:04 AM »
You do like making us look stuff up, Eclipse! :) Just having a quick scan of the GoodReads lists, I'd say...

Between 1931-1940 - The Hobbit
Between 1941-1950 - Titus Groan, by Mervyn Peake
Between 1951-1960 - I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson (I did not realise this one was so old! I mean, don't get me wrong, LotR is great, but this is a corker of a story, and I don't even like vampires)
Between 1961-1970 - A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula le Guin
Between 1971-1980 - Probably something in Katherine Kurtz's Deryni books, though I need to revisit these to see if they're as golden as I remember them being.
Between 1981-1990 - Swordspoint, by Ellen Kushner
Between 1991-2000 - Lions of Al-Rassan, by Guy Gavriel Kay (Game of Thrones blew me away and changed the way I thought about the genre, but Kay was always a class apart for me)
Between 2001-2010 - The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch
Between 2011-2020 - The Fifth Season, by NK Jemisin

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Re: Your most enjoyable book's you've read between the timelines
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2018, 03:59:03 AM »
OMG are you serious, I spent more than half an hour writing the post only to get timed out...  >:(
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Re: Your most enjoyable book's you've read between the timelines
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2018, 04:11:25 AM »
Here we go again... since some periods have nothing or only one book, I'm compensating on others  ::)

Between 1931-1940
    
- The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft

Between 1941-1950

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Between 1951-1960

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Between 1961-1970

- The Collector by John Fowles
- The Godfather by Mario Puzo
- 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

Between 1971-1980

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Between 1981-1990

- Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
- Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
- The Chronicles of the Black Company series by Glen Cook (book 5 was the best IMO)
- The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
- Hyperion by Dan Simmons

Between 1991-2000

- A Song of Ice and Fire by GRRM
- The Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb
- Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
- Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
- On Writing by Stephen King

Between  2001-2010

- Gentleman Bastard series by Scott Lynch
- Star Wars:Darth Bane by Dew Karpyshyn
- The Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks
- The Folding Knife by K.J. Parker
- Genesis by Bernard Beckett

Between 2011-2020

- Manifest Delusion series by Michael R. Fletcher
- The Broken Empire trilogy by Mark Lawrence
- Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown
- Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
- The Divine Cities by Robert Jackson Bennett
- Wolf Winter by Cecilia Eckback
- The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
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Re: Your most enjoyable book's you've read between the timelines
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2018, 05:45:44 AM »

22nd century BC: Epic of Gilgamesh
6th century BC: Tao Teh Ching -- Lao Tzu**
5th century BC: Antigone
1st century: Medea -- Seneca**
16th century: A Midsummer Night's Dream -- some overrated English dude**
17th century (if not fake): Lesser Key of Solomon
1840s: the Raven -- Edgar Allan Poe**
1870s: The Mabinogion -- Charlotte Guest
1880s: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court -- Mark Twain**
1890s: The Turn of the Screw -- Henry James
1890s: Dracula -- Bram Stoker
1900s: Man and Superman Don Juan in Hell -- George Bernard Shaw
1920s: Ancient Egyptian Legends -- Margaret Alice Murray
1920s: Siddhartha -- Hermann Hesse
1930s: Homage to Catalonia -- George Orwell**
1930s-50s: Hobbit and LoTR --JRR Tolkien
1930s: Out of the Silent Planet
1940s: Animal Farm -- George Orwell
1950s (but really repubbed from 30s-40s): Once and Future King -- T.H. White**
1960s: Dune -- Frank Herbert**
1960s: Chronicles of Pyrdain -- Lloyd Alexander*
1970s: Nine Princes of Amber -- Roger Zelazny
1980s: Dragonlance Legends -- Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman*
1990s-2000s: Wheel of Time (pre-Sanderson) -- Robert Jordan*

2010s: I got old, and nothing I read with modern literary conventions has made me feel wonder. I blame Hemmingway and aging brain chemistry

I'm sure there's more I'm just not remembering... :)
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