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Not fantasy, at all, but an absolutely superb series is Black earth rising on BBC2, ends next week.
I thought I knew a bit about the Rwanda genocide, but this just proved me wrong. I so hate politics...

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« on: October 22, 2018, 06:16:43 PM »
FYI, if anyone in the UK wants to buy Aliette de Bodard's In the Vanishers' Palace, you can now get it with free delivery!
It was at £9.99, just 1 penny short of the free delivery, so I asked her if she could change the price and make it £10: this way she gets an extra p and we save £2.98 in delivery costs, hehe

(yes, you could add another book, but I didn't want to buy another one from them....)

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Not Aye again
« on: October 22, 2018, 05:45:20 PM »
It's definitely weird to me that it seems to be used so much in fantasy. (...) To me it is either Scottish dialect or a pirate caricature. So not so bad in, say, Red Seas Under Red Skies.
This for me, too ;D

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Was the back side of the leaflet something like: Amazon pays zero taxes but the delivery of it's pakets cause road repairs that cost the tax payer XY Pounds? So and so many inner cities are a lot more boring now that the book shop closed, etc... ?
Not really, no attacks or negative comments on anyone, hehe I think they just assume that people know what the alternative is...

I know that Waterstone's is also a big chain, but at least it's got real shops, so I do try to buy from them, or independents when I find one.
However I had to buy @OnlyOneHighlander's book from amazon because it's not sold anywhere else, and same with Aliette de Bodard's latest, as it's her own self-pub - so sometimes you don't have an option...

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Got it, thanks - what about now?

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What do I do if the abstain wins?
Do I ignore that and go with the author with more votes, or eliminate both? Especially if there's a tie I plan to continue with both writers.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: The Ember Blade
« on: October 22, 2018, 08:14:24 AM »
Oh, is that Chris's new book?
I wanted to read it, but haven't yet.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: October 21, 2018, 10:05:31 PM »
I agree Acrombie is far better then Lawrence in story tellings.
Let's agree to disagree ;D

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Argh, not again :(
I'm posting from Google photos...

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Not for this month, but I had an idea for future contest.

Was thinking about how Jim ButcheR wrote Codex Alera based on a challenge at a workshop to write a story about Lost Roman Legion and Pokemon. We should perhaps have members nominate some random words each. Mods picks up 2 or 3 of those at random and everyone needs to write a story incorporating those.
We've done a similar thing in July 2016 and 2017, but then people said they didn't want it again...
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/(jul-2017)/(julaug-2017)-story-generator-discussion-thread/

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Since Neil is very much hit or miss with me, I have to go with Sir T.
Sorry for another bad pairing right on round 1 :-\

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I have to go with Rothfuss, his books are a heap of fun...

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I haven't read Dan, but Jemisin's books are on a different level!

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Abstaining on this one. Only read King, but a bit meh for me, not my style.

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I haven't read Glen, but Harry Potter was life changing for millions of children, and I believe the books are quite underrated by some people, so JK it is.

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