August 18th, 2005, 04:54 PM
Just ordered The Tale of the Dark Crystal by Donna Bass and Bruce McNally. I have no idea how good it's meant to be, all I know is that I loved the film and have been looking for a book related to it for some time. Hopefully I won't be dissapointed, but either way I'll do a review for it.
I also ordered The World of the Dark Crystal which is an art book. Some of the stuff in there looks incredible
I should thank Hobbit for the recommendation
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August 18th, 2005, 05:25 PM
Pleased to see that enquiry worked out, monty mike.
The art book is really nice, if I remember right.
August 18th, 2005, 05:39 PM
Was just a wondering about Tim Powers, his name keeps popping up - at least for me - quite regularly the past couple of weeks.
Originally Posted by Hobbit
Nope didn't get a signed copy but did go out drinking with him and couple of other authors and he was nice and he got me curious. Plus the cover has a David Gemmell quote on the front.
John Dickinson appeared on my list for Teens and its a 'word of mouth' book, so decided to take a look. Its apparently a 'realistic medieval fantasy' where a young girl who has dreamed of a knight of her life, has to choose between him and her life when he really appears. This sets off a good vs evil situation. Haven't started it yet.
August 18th, 2005, 06:02 PM
Yeah, I think it's safe to say that there's a lot of members who like Powers's stuff round here. The Drawing of the Dark I like, and The Anubis Gates is in the Book Forums as a book to read. Declare is, I think, more mainstream - haven't read it properly yet myself, though I have a copy. Be interested to see what people think.
Thanks for the info on the book. Again, let us know what you think.
I understand Ian is 'a good bloke'. One of the great things about WorldCon, I found, was the way that the authors, publishers etc mixed with the people there. Lots of great memories myself.... hope you didn't get a hangover...
Again, the book itself I've heard mixed things about, so I'd be interested to hear what you thought. It seems a little 'blockbuster' to me, but once you've read it, I'm happy for you to tell me I'm wrong!
August 19th, 2005, 01:37 PM
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I just bought the Fantasy Masterworks edition of Elric by Michael Moorcock. Apart from the Lord of the Rings which I read 12 years ago, it's the only fantasy book I've ever bought/read.
August 19th, 2005, 02:38 PM
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Well, how can you not like a book about beer? I loved that book too. Powers is a writer I've seen almost unanimous praise for, and an author who's works I keep intending to read more of.
Originally Posted by Hobbit
August 19th, 2005, 04:06 PM
August 19th, 2005, 07:13 PM
Prefers to be anomalous
It's been awhile since I last bookshopped, so I'll start with the biggie:
Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman
Signed First Edition (pre-ordered at Powells)
The Girl in the Glass - Jeffrey Ford (kinda-sorta fantasy)
A Rumor of Gems (Gemstone) - Ellen Steiber
The Healer - Michael, M.D. Blumlein
Living Dead in Dallas (Southern Vampire Mysteries) - Charlaine Harris
Club Dead (Southern Vampire Mysteries) - Charlaine Harris
Hunter's Moon - C. T. Adams
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August 21st, 2005, 06:41 PM
I saw that on the weekend but seemed to remember that it missed some of the Elric stories. Hobbit?
Originally Posted by Ropie
August 21st, 2005, 07:01 PM
Yeah. The Masterworks book is made up of what was originally the books The Stealer of Souls and Stormbringer. The Fantasy Masterworks edition (LINK HERE) contains the books The Dreaming City, While Gods Laugh, The Stealer of Souls, Kings in Darkness, The Caravan of Forgotten Dreams (all of which made up The Stealer of Souls omnibus book) and Stormbringer.
It does not include Elric of Melnibone, The Fortress of the Pearl, The Sailor on the Seas of Fate (which are in the Millennium edition, Elric of Melnibone LINK HERE ) nor The Sleeping Sorceress, The Revenge of the Rose, Kings in Darkness (which are in the Millennium edition, Stormbringer LINK HERE ).
Having said that, if you want the essence of Elric in one book, this is the one. It also has a cool Michael Whelan cover. Bear in mind that they are a lot of Moorcock's earlier work, mainly written in his twenties.
August 21st, 2005, 07:40 PM
It's probably worth grabbing as a starting point to Elric then - I can always grab the Millenium ediitons (which are harder to get a hold of) later if my interest is sufficiently piqued.
Plus I'm slowly accrueing most of the Fantasy Masterworks series...
August 22nd, 2005, 04:11 AM
Yes, except the real start in the story is Elric of Melnibone (though written later!) Are the White Wolf versions of the books easier to get?
August 23rd, 2005, 01:18 AM
Nope. So I might just start with the FMW edition and go from there.
I just happily received an order from Galaxy less than 24 hours after putting in the order:
The Sword and Citadel (Book of New Sun Omnibus #02: Fantasy Masterworks #12), Gene Wolfe
Replay (Fantasy Masterworks #45), Ken Grimwood (ordered because someone nominated it recently for book club and it looked good)
The Tooth Fairy, Graham Joyce (always been meaning to read some Joyce and this will be a book club nomination)
The Last Guardian oof Everness, John c Wright (ordered because of book club).
Unfortunately my copy of Gloriana got delayed, I was hoping to get it and read it before the book club discussion started.
August 23rd, 2005, 06:26 PM
I'd also forgotten that I recently picked up:
Empire of Unreason, Greg Keyes (#3 in Age of Unreason)
A Canticle for Leibowitz (OK it's SF so kill me)
August 25th, 2005, 09:20 PM
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Since I'm a member of Barnes and Noble's Reader's Advantage club, I occaisionally receive coupons via e-mail, in this case 15% of one item. So I stopped off at the local BN on the way home from work and picked up Godslayer by Jacqueline Carey. Since loving Banewreaker last year, I've been eagerly anticipating this one.
I also picked up The Hidden Stars by our very own forum-author, Madeline Howard.
Lastly, BantamSpectra is pushing A Game of Thrones in paperback for $3.99, I picked it up as a last minute birthday gift for my brother-in-law. I gues Spectra figures they are printing a lot of money (in the form of a very large red book) the first week of November so why not sell the first for $3.99!