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Ordered the book on the strength of this thread and the clip. never heard of it before, but it looks fun.

Wish I had bought it at the Grim Gathering, but spent lots and still had to read King and Emperor at that point.


Bristol Forbidden Planet signing 18:00-19:00 Thursday by both Peter and Emma.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: April 29, 2015, 05:17:07 PM »
Thanks that's good to know.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: April 29, 2015, 12:22:20 PM »
Finished Ancillary Justice. Liked it, but struggled with the seemingly changing and random gender of characters. zombies have been lacking from my TBR pile for a while so starting The Remaining by D. J. Molles next.

Links, Competitions and 'Stuff' / Re: Giveaway for the Silmarillion
« on: April 28, 2015, 05:09:36 PM »
Do you have an American Shipping address?

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Rating Books Based on Price
« on: April 27, 2015, 05:54:05 PM »
It is very strange that it is more expensive there. In the UK we have a running complaint that regardless of the exchange rate a $200 item will somehow be £200 here. This usually applies to consumer electronics, books, DVD's and computer games.

BTW The Vagrant is worth reading regardless of the one star reviews.

General Discussion / Re: So fitting... Happy St. George's Day!
« on: April 27, 2015, 11:22:19 AM »
St George's Day falls very close to ANZAC Day (25th of April) and as this year was the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing that tended to completely dominate the week leading up to it. I was totally unaware of St George's Day until it was actually past. @Lady Ty, being another antipodean, may have had the same experience.

That's not unusual for the English either its not a bank holiday here. For many years it been toned down and largely ignored. The idea of the English having a national identity being considered politically incorrect due to various right wing nationalist groups having hijacked the cross of St. George. Which I find amusing considering this supposed slayer of dragons was a Turk.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Book Deja Vu
« on: April 27, 2015, 11:12:03 AM »
Yup I have done this, but I have the excuse of being old and getting forgetful. I also read books I have enjoyed several times the years. Sadly it is usually mediocre books I forget about the ones that grab me I tend to remember.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: April 25, 2015, 11:01:18 AM »
It may still not be you thing at the end, but I found I had to give it a pretty long while, and then it worked great for me.

Thanks for letting me know. It is rare I give up on a book, and I will finish this one but how I feel at the end determines whether I buy the next in the series.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: April 25, 2015, 10:53:12 AM »
Finished Emperor of Thorns, That Trilogy got better and better as I read through it. I started Ancillary Justice. I am not sure what I think of it yet but I am only 4 chapters in.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« on: April 24, 2015, 09:28:47 PM »
Anybody here know Gordon Dickson? (I know some do, but of course, I'm old, so)
His military SF (Dorsai series) is a huge source of good fun and interesting model for writing.
Soldier Ask Not is brilliant.

I have an urge to find my Dorsai books now.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Book Bargains
« on: April 23, 2015, 08:40:37 PM »

Well if no one else is going to say it, I will. Congratulations, I look forward to seeing it in print.

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