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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Ebooks (and Readers) > Physical books
« Last post by Bender on Today at 12:09:43 AM »
The smell of paper and a new book excites me still, but it's not comparable to e-books/readers.

- Ability to switch books on the go.
- Ability to search for events that you may have misread/misunderstood on the go.
- Ease of carrying multiple books on the go.

Ebooks are the future.
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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by Elfy on September 17, 2019, 10:35:55 PM »
Finished Locke Lamora. Looking for a new one. Should I continue Gentleman Bastards? I heard that they are going downhill after first book?
Red Seas Under Red Skies is in my opinion not as a good as The Lies of Locke Lamora, but there others who prefer it. Having said that it is still a good deal better than plenty of other books out there.  It does however have pirates and pirates in a book is rarely a bad thing. Republic of Thieves (the 3rd book) is where some of the issues begin.

Started Red Seas under Red Skies. A beautiful name :)

What issues?

*cough cough* Sabetha mostly  ::) *cough cough*

That being said, I totally love the interludes in the third book though, the playacting was amazing.
She's one of them. I also found the whole play within the play rather self indulgent. Some ruthless editing could have cut the book down by a good few pages and it would have been a better, tighter work for it.
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This topic will just be a list of book's and authors recommended by Fantasy Faction members over the years as we now getting a lot of people asking for LGBT characters in their fantasy reads,please add to the list if you come across a good story featuring LGBT character's thank you.

I would recommend adding When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore to the list.

It falls into the category of "Magical Realism" (which I suppose is a subcategory of "Low Fantasy"). It could also fall under the "Young Adult" banner - given the protagonists ages. Either way, a unique read with a number of LGBT characters.
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Writers' Corner / Re: Always on the move
« Last post by Bender on September 17, 2019, 07:02:47 PM »
My first thoughts were David Gemmel's Jon Shannow books and King's Dark Tower (though I prefer Jon Shannow by far). And the best visual example would be Stargate SG-1.

For me, as a end result viewer the biggest hurdle would be the balance between the character development vs overarching plot progress. The experiences of individual episodes must in some way link back to main plot, else as MH mentions, it'd become a short story collection. 

Other major drawback is that this does got give much room for various relationship dynamics. Unless it is within the set of protagonists, concepts like falling in love, death of loved on etc which are usually character build cornerstones have far less opportunities.

Again, it depends on the story and theme. Irrespective, just go ahead.
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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: SF/F set in the Middle East
« Last post by Rostum on September 17, 2019, 10:39:08 AM »
Reading City of Brass at the moment A strange book, all the stranger for being set in 1800 and not the ancient past. If battling Djinn and Ifrit are your thing give it a go.
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Writers' Corner / Re: Always on the move
« Last post by Yora on September 17, 2019, 09:08:46 AM »
I actually thing the journey format has been quite overdone a good time ago. But what alternatives are there? The one other option I see is court intrigue, and that really isn't my thing.
As with all stereotypes, I don't think the problem is that they have been done so many times that they become boring, but that they have been done in always the same way too much. Everything can be made interesting again if you use it in new ways. What people get bored with is feeling like they read basically the same thing again and again.
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Oh wow I'm a Kingkiller. That's nice. Coming back to it, we still didn't know why Rothfuss's the Kingkiller Chronicles was called that, what with the Doors of Stone latency. Anyone have got any speculations?
I really hope it's not Simon who becomes King and will be killed by Kvothe. Ambrose would be to easy and there aren't any other characters who may become a King we already know.
That's said, I read the books when they came out (or shortly after) so my memory may not be the best here.

Wait, Simon? Who is Simon? It's been so long I've forgotten, hahah.  ;D

Simon (actually Simmon) is Kvothe's best friend :)

Oooh, and at first I was thinking about the Chronicler guy, hahah. My memory have all gone rusty.  ;D
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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by S. K. Inkslinger on September 17, 2019, 07:52:02 AM »
Finished Locke Lamora. Looking for a new one. Should I continue Gentleman Bastards? I heard that they are going downhill after first book?
Red Seas Under Red Skies is in my opinion not as a good as The Lies of Locke Lamora, but there others who prefer it. Having said that it is still a good deal better than plenty of other books out there.  It does however have pirates and pirates in a book is rarely a bad thing. Republic of Thieves (the 3rd book) is where some of the issues begin.

Started Red Seas under Red Skies. A beautiful name :)

What issues?

*cough cough* Sabetha mostly  ::) *cough cough*

That being said, I totally love the interludes in the third book though, the playacting was amazing.
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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by isos81 on September 17, 2019, 07:35:30 AM »
Finished Locke Lamora. Looking for a new one. Should I continue Gentleman Bastards? I heard that they are going downhill after first book?
Red Seas Under Red Skies is in my opinion not as a good as The Lies of Locke Lamora, but there others who prefer it. Having said that it is still a good deal better than plenty of other books out there.  It does however have pirates and pirates in a book is rarely a bad thing. Republic of Thieves (the 3rd book) is where some of the issues begin.

Started Red Seas under Red Skies. A beautiful name :)

What issues?
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General Discussion / Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Last post by isos81 on September 17, 2019, 07:34:16 AM »
Oh wow I'm a Kingkiller. That's nice. Coming back to it, we still didn't know why Rothfuss's the Kingkiller Chronicles was called that, what with the Doors of Stone latency. Anyone have got any speculations?
I really hope it's not Simon who becomes King and will be killed by Kvothe. Ambrose would be to easy and there aren't any other characters who may become a King we already know.
That's said, I read the books when they came out (or shortly after) so my memory may not be the best here.

Wait, Simon? Who is Simon? It's been so long I've forgotten, hahah.  ;D

Simon (actually Simmon) is Kvothe's best friend :)
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