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Enemy of God by Bernard Cornwell, book 2 of the Arthurian legends.  I love this series; Cornwell takes the Arthurian legends and molds them to tell the story of post-Roman pretty as it may well have been.

General Discussion / DragonCon
« on: June 28, 2012, 03:34:50 AM »
Are any of you going this year?

Xiagan and I have discussed the possibility of using the IRC channel for community events.  For example, instead of a traditional author interview, we could have the author being interviewed interact with the community within the channel.  It could also be used for real-time roleplaying.  Any other ideas or feedback?

Introductions / Re: Tell us about your avatar!
« on: May 11, 2012, 11:58:04 PM »
Ya know, I can't quite remember who that is.  Some Greek thinker.

Yeah, I didn't know what to put there.  I'll change it sooner or later.

Writers' Corner / Re: Call for writers - serial novel website
« on: May 11, 2012, 11:56:07 PM »
That's pretty cool.  If I'm ever stranded with an idea I'll ht you up about posting what I have there.

Writers' Corner / Re: Recurring themes in your writing?
« on: May 11, 2012, 11:39:48 PM »
I like writing characters who have been torn out of their lives and thrust into a completely different society.  So lots of Surprise Time Travel from me.

I'll go ahead an fourth Abercrombie.  Song of Ice and fire is something that I need to read myself...

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Your next 5 books....
« on: May 11, 2012, 11:33:45 PM »
1) Abundance - The Future is Better than You Think by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler (I just have a few chapters left)
2) The Fort by Bernard Cornwell
3) Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester
4) ?
5) At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft (I'm not quite ready to dive into Lovecraft)

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Wheel of Time (Why Bother?)
« on: May 11, 2012, 11:29:14 PM »
I have not read them myself but my physics teacher mentioned that the Wheel of Time series feels a lot like Lord of the Rings.  Is there any truth in that?

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Do you read other genres?
« on: May 11, 2012, 11:27:54 PM »
Absolutely.  I love historical fiction and sci-fi.  Alternate history is another great genre but almost everything that has been published in print is absolute drivel, so I make do with alternatehistory.com.  I have also found myself reading a lot of non-fiction lately.

Abundance, which I made a thread about in the Non-Fantasy section.

I can't say I've read any fantasy books yet this year.  I had to read Frankenstein and 1984 for school.  On my desk right now is The Fort by Bernard Cornwell and At the Mountains of Madness by HP Lovecraft.  I don't plan on reading that last one until I get really depressed...

Non-Fantasy Books / Abundance- The Future is Better than You Think
« on: May 11, 2012, 11:24:51 PM »
This excellent non-fiction book by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler is an ulifting look at the future and how our exponential technological progress has the potential to cure most of the world's deepest and most threatening problems.  I highly recommend it; so highly that I couldn't help but post this thread. :)

Has anybody else read it?

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Who Inspired You?
« on: May 05, 2012, 04:26:47 AM »
Honestly probably Eric Flint with his 1632-verse.  The idea of sending a Kentucky coal mining town back to Germany in the middle of the Thirty Years War was awesome enough to kick my imagine into high gear.

Oh good a furry...

Just kidding, welcome Matt?  Or Tom.  Or Joe...

( ;) )

Alright everybody, I just created #fantasy-faction!  It's on Mibbit so either go to mibbit.com and sign up (quick and easy) or navigate to #fantasy-faction with your irc client through irc.mibbit.net.  I'll be in there, so come and join me!  If you can, idle there.  People are more likely to join when there are idlers.

Sounds interesting. I'll poke Marc and see what he thinks, but it sounds cool to me. :)

Let me know if you want me to turn it over.

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