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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Fantasy Standalone Nominations
« Reply #75 on: October 22, 2015, 05:26:08 AM »
Re: The Hobbit. We voted on The Lord of the Rings, not Middle Earth. In my view, this means Hobbit is eligible for this round of voting.

Funny thing, though, when you think about it: Tolkien intended a single novel in 6 sections.
LotR is a stand alone!  ;D
If it had been originally published as one book, the Tolkien wanted, then it could have been a standalone.
Discworld runs into problems, because while it is a series, nearly all of the novels interconnect in some way, all of them can be read independently of each other.
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« Reply #76 on: October 22, 2015, 06:17:43 AM »
Re: The Hobbit. We voted on The Lord of the Rings, not Middle Earth. In my view, this means Hobbit is eligible for this round of voting.

Funny thing, though, when you think about it: Tolkien intended a single novel in 6 sections.
LotR is a stand alone!  ;D

Yeah. I would have had Lord of the Rings as a standalone not a series. But technically you can buy it as three seperate books so ....
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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Fantasy Standalone Nominations
« Reply #77 on: October 22, 2015, 03:18:25 PM »
Warbreaker By Sanderson, for sure.

Ariah by B.R. Sanders

And... I guess I'll update that when my memory gets back. Time for bed and I'm fuzzy.
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« Reply #78 on: October 23, 2015, 04:30:01 PM »
Nominations were supposed to end today but I'll keep them open through tomorrow to give some more time.  Counting mine we're currently had 148 total nominations covering 62 books.  If you haven't nominated yet please do so!

My List:

The Heroes - Joe Abercrombie
The Lions of Al-Rassan - Guy Gavriel Kay
Under Heaven - Guy Gavriel Kay
The Stand - Stephen King


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« Reply #79 on: October 25, 2015, 01:33:10 AM »
Ok. I'll add :

World War Z by Max Brooks

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Metamorphosis by Kafka
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« Reply #80 on: October 25, 2015, 09:05:59 AM »
Ok. I'll add :

World War Z by Max Brooks

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Metamorphosis by Kafka
The first two of those are sci-fi, which I think we're doing separately.  ;)
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« Reply #81 on: October 25, 2015, 11:02:01 AM »
Point taken, I was really struggling to find standalones somehow, and didn't pay enough attention there :p
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« Reply #82 on: October 25, 2015, 11:08:01 AM »
Point taken, I was really struggling to find standalones somehow, and didn't pay enough attention there :p
Understandable - I was really tempted to add Ready Player One, since it's awesome and has a lot of fantasy elements...
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« Reply #83 on: October 25, 2015, 11:12:26 AM »
Besides, I'll argue that World War Z is fantasy, not sci fi. There are no futuristic technologies - at all.

The only element that differs from today's world is Zombies, and if it were Vampires or Fairies, we wouldn't even think twice about it. So I'll defend that nomination as being Fantasy :p
Politically accurate, dystopian fantasy.
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« Reply #84 on: October 25, 2015, 02:10:41 PM »
Besides, I'll argue that World War Z is fantasy, not sci fi. There are no futuristic technologies - at all.

The only element that differs from today's world is Zombies, and if it were Vampires or Fairies, we wouldn't even think twice about it. So I'll defend that nomination as being Fantasy :p
Politically accurate, dystopian fantasy.

Yeah I don't think WWZ is sci-fi either.  We could use a few more nominations, we have 15 with 3 or more noms (14 if I take out the lowest Garmin so we don't go overboard in that area) and a wide range that has two votes that I have no idea how to separate.

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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Fantasy Standalone Nominations
« Reply #85 on: October 25, 2015, 02:24:23 PM »
If you summarise the ones with 2 nominations (and maybe even those with 1, not sure how many are with 2), we can check if someone else would like to nominate them too.
Might be easier than people nominating more and they'll be more unique ones?
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« Reply #86 on: October 25, 2015, 07:10:23 PM »
I miscounted before, we only need to replace a Gaiman (I'm doing two books max per author, but allowing Good Omens as its split).  The eligible two vote books are:

The Last Unicorn
The Spirit Ring
The Princess Bride
Replay
Kraken
Small Gods
Warbreaker
Among Others
The War of the Flowers

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« Reply #87 on: October 25, 2015, 07:24:09 PM »
Oh I go for replay
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« Reply #88 on: October 25, 2015, 07:42:01 PM »
I'll add a nomination for Warbreaker, since that was decent.  :)
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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Fantasy Standalone Nominations
« Reply #89 on: October 25, 2015, 07:50:48 PM »
I'll add a nomination for Warbreaker, since that was decent.  :)
Me too, my first Sanderson :)

(I haven't read any of the others)
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