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Aha, thanks Marc.

UK again proves to be superior in terms of covers.

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Does anyone know what publisher put out Hobb's Farseer series with these covers recently? Goodreads says Harper Voyager but I'm unsure. UK or US, even?


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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: November 21, 2013, 09:02:27 PM »
Reading The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley. It's quite good.

Been having a lot of trouble settling on a book, opened and closed ~5 or 6 prior to picking up this one. Finding it hard to motivate myself to write some blog posts too.  :-\

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Your next 5 books....
« on: November 14, 2013, 07:27:21 PM »
Let's see....

0. Leviathan Wakes
1. Malice
2. The Emperor's Blades
3. The Sea Watch
4. The Iron Wolves
5. NOS4A2

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Favorite Audiobooks?
« on: November 13, 2013, 09:07:28 PM »
Another good one I just listened to was A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Really short, but very very good.
This one was absolutely fantastic.

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I agree, more or less, with everything Doug said.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: November 06, 2013, 08:18:16 PM »
Finished Joyland ... enjoyed it. Now I'm listening to A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.
Even though I don't understand audiobooks (my brain disengages when it's just listening, I need to see the words), be prepared with tissues and to be thinking about it for a long time afterwards. It's an absolutely amazing book.

You have just convinced me to spend one of my Audible credits on it. Narrator sounds great, too.

Put The Gone-Away World on continue-later because the book was so good (via audiobook) that I NEED a hard copy. Will absolutely be continuing it. Finishing up The Scarab Path (Shadows of the Apt 5) and, surprise, it's fucking excellent. Had started Thieftaker a few days ago but only read two chapters. I guess UF really isn't my thing.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Older characters
« on: November 04, 2013, 08:22:42 PM »
D.B. Jackson's Thieftaker has a main character that, if I remember correctly, is 39. Old enough?

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: SFF Podcasts
« on: October 18, 2013, 08:25:23 PM »
You could also try out...ahem...Rambling Through Genre. It may even feature some familiar Fantasy Faction forum members. <cough>

http://ramblingthroughgenre.com/
Are you okay? You should get that cough checked out.

Latest post is Sept. 13th? SLACKING!

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: October 17, 2013, 07:51:05 PM »
Reading Dream London by Tony Ballantyne and it's pretty cool, humorous UF.
Also reading Path of Anger by Antoine Rouaud and it's also quite good.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What do you read off now?
« on: October 16, 2013, 08:43:02 PM »
Kobo Glo ereader - it's rainproof and has a built-in light, so it's perfect for reading in the bus queue on winter evenings :)
What the hell? It's rainproof? Anyone know if the Aura is and whether the Aura has the Glo/Paperwhite screen type? It's hard to tell with the pictures on their site.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: October 03, 2013, 08:09:55 PM »

Audiobooks can be hard, I have an easier time with some than others. I also find it much easier if I also read part of the book. I'm listening to Snow Crash as well. .... it's not my favorite audiobook. Not bad, but easier to get lost than some.
The only audiobooks I've had success with were the first four Horus Heresy books from Black Library. 40k doesn't really need my attention where other books seem to.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: September 27, 2013, 07:57:19 PM »
Started A Dance of Cloaks by David Danglish. Really fun, with some great twists. I thought I'd never say this, but I feel there's too much badassery in one beginning.
The book is all about cloaks and shadows and badassery. It's fun, definitely more of a junkfood read.

Just finished The Magicians by Lev Grossman and I really liked it. It broke me out of my reading funk. I think I'm going to start The Ten Thousand by Paul Kearney tonight.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: September 25, 2013, 07:45:12 PM »
After temporarily shelving Republic of Thieves, I'm waffling around between:
Lamentation by Ken Scholes
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Prador Moon by Neal Asher
Antigone's Wake by Nicholas Nicastro

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: September 23, 2013, 09:58:23 PM »
Nearly finished Nathan Hawke's (Stephen Deas) Gallow: The Crimson Shield. It's close to knocking The City off the podium for best book of 2013.
Loved that.

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