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Thread: Matthew Woodring Stover
May 31st, 2003, 06:11 PM #91
Aah, but have you fought Caine before--
*peeks around to see if any mod has noticed the spam...*
May 31st, 2003, 06:52 PM #92
This isn't spam. Spam is fake meat in a can. This, my friend, is intelligent conversation between two willful underdogs, trudging through the world of fantasy literature in hopes of finding a well-written novel that will stimulate our otherwise unparalleled minds.
So who do you think would win in a fight: Caine or a 30 foot robot with grappling hooks?
June 1st, 2003, 11:14 PM #93
I'd have to back Caine.... simply because he'd outsmart that robot...!
June 2nd, 2003, 03:37 AM #94
Maybe. . . but grappling hooks are pretty damn cool.
Well, I guess in the light of things, intelligence is far more useful than the hooks. But then again, intelligence can't be shot from an arm cannon to attach itself to the side of a building and allow the user to fly through the air a la batman.
I'm on the fence here.
June 2nd, 2003, 04:13 AM #95
Errrrrr........i was gonna just leave you guys to it, but, robots with grappling hooks?!
Don't push your luck, guys!
June 2nd, 2003, 01:35 PM #96
Sorry. I can get a little carried away. . .
Grappling hooks are cool, though.
June 3rd, 2003, 12:03 AM #97
So's the Caine series of books.
As anyone who's witnessed me wax lyrical about them will testify...
Sammie-- feel free to join in.
PS-- Grappling hooks?
June 3rd, 2003, 03:28 AM #98PS-- Grappling hooks?
Shoots grappling hooks and disappears in the shadows. . .
June 3rd, 2003, 10:18 AM #99
*dings* him round the head with one of his own grappling hooks...
Umm......btw - Caine rules - infact, MWS rules. No-one else ever managed to make me read a StarWars book! And even that keeps all his cool philosophical asides and undertones. (That do ye, Shz? )
June 3rd, 2003, 04:25 PM #100
Yes it does, Sammie!
In fact, Traitor is a seriously underappreciated book. Keeping within the realm of the Star Wars book series, which is notorious for poor writing and formulaic storylines (even though there are notable exceptions such as The Thrawn trilogy and reportedly the New Jedi Order series), it is exceptional.
Not only has MWS managed to put a new spin on the SW storyline, he has opened up a new vision of the Force, once which makes eminent sense and one which answers the nagging questions I had about some of the aphorisms spouted by Jedi Masters long ago.
After all, there is no Dark Side!
June 4th, 2003, 07:27 AM #101
Another thing worth pointing out about that book - it makes perfect sense even if you haven't read any other StarWars books. I think you need to have seen the original films though. Let's be honest - if u haven't, you haven't lived, anyway!
I loved the fact that in Traitor, they don't try and convert the guy to the 'dark side' by making him angry (i mean what is THAT about? Although that's one of the niggly questions kinda answered by Stover.....but anyway!) - rather, they try to do it by first systematically eroding everything he believes out from under him. Makes so much sense.
June 4th, 2003, 12:20 PM #102
Don't be confused....
There are now some extra posts in the beginning of this thread, as i merged another old Stover thread into this one!
June 4th, 2003, 03:25 PM #103
Wha? What happened here.
In any case-- this is now the biggest topic on the first page!
June 4th, 2003, 04:02 PM #104
All thanks to us, the Caine fans. Take that all you mainstreamers! Our mindless crap will conquer you all!
Though I usually try to stay off topic, I got a copy of tyshalle coming to me. Ordered it just today. Weeeee.
June 5th, 2003, 08:27 PM #105
Bear-- you're in for a treat. Most people feel BoT is a better book than HD-- at the very least its as good. Its overall a bigger, bolder, more polished book. Though its not quite as action-packed as HD, the characterizations have progressed and there are some VERY intriguing, well-written characters in there.