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  1. #76
    I just bought used mm copies of Vance's Maske:Thaery and Straub's The Throat at a local library branch--50 cents each! I'm on a roll. This is no doubt unfair to the authors, but I'm poor.)

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    This is no doubt unfair to the authors, but I'm poor.)
    Why would it be unfair? Books are meant to be read, not hoarded jealously on dark shelves; the more people read an author and the more his name might become recognized, the more he might sell of his next book, for instance, which may lead to a new publishing contract, etc.

    As for deceased authors, they don't really care either way, but I'm sure they'd be flattered to know they're still being read.

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    Quite right, columbob. I for one, am more than happy that my books are sold second hand and in charity shops etc. It allows people with no cash to read my work and they might tell a mate who then goes out and buys a new copy. All part of the game of name awareness.

    And by the way, borrowing books from libraries also pays authors (or it does in the UK). A pittance, admittedly, but something called the Public Lending Right kicks in every time a book is borrowed, paying the author a few pence. There is a maximum an author can earn from this by the way. 6K or thereabouts.

    Just for info... anyway, back to the thread.

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    I've no idea when I'll get the time to read all this

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    Yesterday I made a trip to the used book store, sold back a bunch of books, then turned around and bought some new ones here's my Fantasy haul: The Charnel Prince by Greg Keyes, and Anubis Gates by Tim Powers

  6. #81
    Took advantage of a 4 for 3 deal on Amazon and got:

    The Name of the Wind - Rothfuss
    The Lies of Locke Lamora - Lynch
    Fool Moon - Butcher (I found the first Dresden book a light and fun read)
    Pillars of the Earth - Follett (not really fantasy but on my to-read list)

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    great choice jaredog!

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    Recent sf/fantasy purchases,

    The Man on the Ceiling by Steve Rasnic and Melanie Tem
    Consider Phlebus by Iain M. Banks
    The Commons by Matthew Hughes
    Westermead by Scott Thomas
    The Girl in the Glass by Jeffrey Ford
    Dark Hollow by Brian Keene
    Summerland by Michael Chabon
    Midnight Blue by Nancy Collins
    Wraeththu by Storm Constantine
    The Dead Father's Club by Matt Haig
    The Collected Stories by C. J. Cherryh
    The Metatemporal Detective by Michael Moorcock


    Randy M.

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    Amazon's 4-for-3 promotion

    The Grand Design (Tyrants and Kings, Book 2) by John Marco
    Spirit Gate (Crossroads, Book 1) by Kate Elliott
    Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
    Men of Bronze by Scott Oden
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    My recent purchases:

    The Darkness that Comes Before.

    After reading half of that, I went out and bought The Warrior Prophet and the Thousandfold Thought.

    Next on the list I have no idea

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    John Scalzi - "Old Man's War"
    Ian C. Esslemont - "Night of Knives"
    Jack Vance - "Lyonesse"

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    # Falling Angel - By: William Hjortsberg
    # The Summer Witch - By: Louise Cooper
    # Sacrament of Night - By: Louise Cooper
    # Our Lady of the Snow By: Louise Cooper
    # Mirage - By: Louise Cooper
    # Chaos Gate Trilogy (Deceiver, Pretender, Avenger) - By: Louise Cooper
    # Something Wicked This Way Comes - By: Ray Bradbury
    # Well of Echoes Quartet - By: Ian Irvine
    # Ealdwood: "Tree of Swords and Jewels" and "Dreamstone" - By: C J Cherryh
    # The Lightstone: Ninth Kingdom Pt. 1 (The EA Cycle) - By: David Zindell
    # The Gilded Chain - By: Dave Duncan
    # The Chosen (Stone Dance of the Chameleon) - By: Ricardo Pinto
    # Carnivores of Light and Darkness (Journeys of the Catechist) - By: Alan Foster
    # The Darkness That Comes Before (Prince of Nothing) - By: R.Scott Bakker

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    Black Company anthology from amazon for 10 bucks.

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    I made some more April fantasy purchases the other day. In the used section at the book store I found Black Sun Rising the first book in the Coldfire Trilogy by CS Friedman, Dragon Wing the first book in the Deathgate Cycle by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, and last but not least, Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay. I look forward to reading all of these soon.

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    The purchases I just made were:
    The Book of Jhereg by Steven Brust
    The Demon Awakens by RA Salvatore, I've figured since all these people have told me how great his corona books are, that I should give him a shot with that series, I've read all of the Drizzt books besides the newest one(which i may not ever get to, for some reason I have been disliking forgotten realms recently)
    Prince of Blood by Raymond Feist, haven't gotten past the original riftwar saga, but for all the new fantasy that I have been reading, I'm thinking a return to some elves and such should be a good time, I'm looking forward to this.
    Ill Met in Lankhmar by Fritz Lieber, already read it but it was a purchase I recently made and it was immensely enjoyable.[/B]
    Yah so I am looking forward to the books that I havent gotten to yet that I just bought, currently on House of Chains by Steven Erikson

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