March 15th, 2009, 08:41 AM
I LOVED The Fionavar Tapestry. And I think you'll also love Silverberg's Majipoor books. I am reading a few pieces in Flights of Fantasy right now.
Originally Posted by PeterWilliam
March 24th, 2009, 02:33 PM
Ok, based upon a fair weighing of the pros and cons (much thanks to Rob B and Owlcroft), I've signed up for the sfbc.com membership. I picked up 6 hardcovers for less than $24 (which included S&H). They are:
Lamentation - Ken Scholes
A Darkness Forged in Fire - Chris Evans
Acacia - David Anthony Durham
The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
Red Seas under Red Skies - Scott Lynch
A 3-in-1 omnibus on Earthsea - Ursula Le Guin
Say hello to my little omnibus.
March 25th, 2009, 12:25 AM
thats seems really cheap. Was wondering whether they do memberships for people from Asia? Its certainly something i am interested in
March 25th, 2009, 12:02 PM
Originally Posted by ben1xy
I don't know if they do or not. Check their site and see if they'll offer it.
March 25th, 2009, 02:21 PM
This one I'm likely to dig into as soon as I finish what I'm reading now,
Smith, Clark Ashton - Collected Fantasies Vol 1 - The End of the Story
March 25th, 2009, 02:58 PM
I belong to sfbc as well as bomc (book-of-the-month), and there are really great deals, especially when they offer sets. I plan to purchase the Wheel of Time series that way, once the last book is out and offered as part of a complete set.
My only complaint is that sometimes, when I've pre-ordered an upcoming release, I will see the book at the local BAM before my copy gets to me. But that happens with Amazon as well.
April 7th, 2009, 10:26 AM
The Lions of al-Rassan - GGKay
April 7th, 2009, 01:35 PM
I am in a strange mood and wanted something with Dragons in it. Not just dumb transportation devices or remote controlled weapons, but Dragon actors. So I made my research here, created a list and went to the local english bookstore.
I came out with:
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire Series) - Naomi Novik
Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Series) - Steven Erikson
Dawnthief (Raven (?) Series) - James Barclay
Dragon Champion (The Age of Fire Series) - E. E. Knight
The Adamantine Palace (?? Series) - Stephen Deas
I broke my rule to not buy unfinished series, but that was helped by the fact I already broke it for Stover with Caine Black Knife last year.
Currently I am still reading The Accidental Sorcerer from K.E. Mills which I randomly picked up due to the title and backside synopsis which sounded interesting, but when that's finished I am not yet decided with which one I will start.
April 9th, 2009, 01:43 PM
Hmmmmm ... Maybe I should post something in the thread about compulsive book buying ...
Anyway, my Night Shade order came in:
The Imago Sequence and Other Stories by Laird Barron (man, if that ain't a writer's name, what is?) (story collection)
Hart & Boot by Tim Pratt (story collection)
The Ghosts of Yesterday by Jack Cady (story collection)
The Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes
My wallet says I should stop now.
April 17th, 2009, 05:13 PM
I finally finished the Alchemyst by Michael Scott and I'm waiting on Amazon for the follow up, the Magician. I should have just gone to Borders and bought it, argh!!!!!!!
April 17th, 2009, 07:35 PM
Some new arrivals from those crack peddlers at the book depository;
The Stress of Her Regard, Tim Powers - I'm hoping Tachyon make enough from this to get them to reprint more of Powers' older stuff)
Animal Farm, George Orwell
Drood, Dan Simmons - I needed something to hold a door open
Whitechapel Gods, S. M. Peters - This purchase was nearly based on cover alone
Halting State, Charles Stross - Read Accelerando and wasn't too impressed, but the concept of this seemed interesting
Triplanetary, E. E. "Doc" Smith - I bought this because one of my many reading goals is to understand authors from the past who influence those today
Buyout, Alexander Irvine - This guy doesn't get talked about near enough. he's a very talented author.
Outer Dark, Cormac Mcarthy - I've been hooked since reading The Road and Blood Meridian
Cloud Street, Tim Winton
April 18th, 2009, 05:14 AM
Lord of the Wild Hunt
Stuff I bought recently:
Angels of Destruction-Keith Donohue
Forest of Hands and Teeth-Carrie Ryan
Madness of Angels-Kate Griffin
The Owl Killers-Karen Maitland ( UK release, US in September)
Giant Bones-Peter Beagle
We never talk about my brother-Peter Beagle
The Line Between-Peter Beagle
Eclipse II- short story anthology from Jonathan Strahan ( great feel to it btw)
Riders of the Sidhe-Kenneth Flint
Circus of Dr. Lao-Charles Finney
Now on pre-order:
Fall of Thanes-Brian Ruckley
Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun-JRR Tolkien
Twisted Metal-Tony Ballantyne
Everland & other stories-Paul Witcover ( PS publishing, due soon)
Bar None-Tim Lebbon
Best Fantasy & Sf vol. 3 ( if Night Shade finally start publishing)
The Dreaming Jewels-Theodore Sturgeon
The October Country-Ray Bradbury
April 18th, 2009, 05:00 PM
You folks cost me a lot of money. I really should stop reading this forum... ! As if that'll happen! Here's today's haul:
Ursula LeGuin - Earthsea Quartet (used)
Brent Weeks - The Night Angel trilogy
And well not Fantasy, but also grabbed Dan Brown's Angels & Demons.
April 18th, 2009, 06:02 PM
Night's Black Agents by Fritz Leiber...
And a load more Astounding/Analogs....
I will have to stop, too.
April 20th, 2009, 06:19 AM
Hunter's Oath - Michelle West
Hunter's Death - Michelle West
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