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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever? Heh, I collect old paperbacks and (slightly embarrassing) have many of those, including THE CREEPING EVIL.

Here's one of my favorites:

January 29, 2011, 01:15:27 PM
Re: MODS PLEASE READ THIS POST! Speaking as a mod and a small press publisher, I'm doubly offended by the tone of this post.
May 20, 2012, 08:39:04 PM
I would be ashamed of the MODS initial reaction and try to hide it from the main threads if I were you too.  

Congratulations! You've just earned a trip to the naughty corner. You can commiserate with your 92,000 Twitter followers. Next time, it is permanent.


May 20, 2012, 09:06:56 PM
Re: Pornokitsch wants your short stories I do! I do want your short fiction! Gimme.

/makes grabby hands

April 10, 2015, 11:33:41 AM
Re: Pornokitsch wants your short stories Thank you both - and good luck! Look forward to reading all the stories. It is like having my own secret bookshop filled with stories that no one else has.

Which just makes me sound creepy...

April 10, 2015, 02:33:22 PM
Re: Lord of the Rings... Ealy Grimdark? ;-) Back to the OP, Tolkien is grimdark because....

How about the Scouring of the Shire? A happy little hobbit hamlet gets turned into an industrial wasteland, complete with smog, pollution, grinding poverty and a sort of quasi-Victorian fascism. And yet, all still taking place in a fantasy kingdom.

That's pretty grimdark, right?

April 20, 2015, 05:50:41 PM
Re: Who is K.J. Parker?
The mystery around K. J. Parker's identity has always been fun. The revealing tomorrow will definitely be quite exciting, but can't help but feel like I might miss the mysterious "Who is K. J. Parker" speculation.

Me too. There's an irony here, but I was very much in the "I never want it to be revealed" camp!

April 21, 2015, 10:31:39 AM
Re: Thoughts on the Long Price Quartet?
Likes. Dislikes. About a hundred pages into the first book, and although it intrigues me, it is a lot of names/info very quickly. Heard a lot of good things about it, so I will definitely continue reading it.


It is slow to get going, but once it does - wow. One of my favourite series, and the last book absolutely wrecked me. Really beautiful and complex. Also, a book with no villains - just different perspectives, which I really love. Plus, everyone's smart, another thing that makes it a pleasure to read.

May 14, 2015, 12:54:07 PM
Re: Last Call by Tim Powers - Who's reading with us? Hell yes.
May 29, 2015, 10:48:53 AM
Re: KJ Parker Appears in puff of smoke

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.

Disappears in puff of smoke

Inhales at the wrong time. Stumbles off forums coughing.

February 08, 2016, 08:45:49 AM