June 30th, 2012, 01:28 AM
In a very talented generation of writers (Abercrombie, Butcher, Sanderson, Lynch..etc.) I see Rothfuss as the Major Talent.
Originally Posted by NickeeCoco
June 30th, 2012, 01:38 PM
I'm not really a Sanderson or Butcher fan. Lynch, I've enjoyed the two books, but who knows if we'll ever see the rest of the series. Abercrombie I enjoyed. We'll see about Rothfuss.
Originally Posted by Danogzilla
July 3rd, 2012, 09:58 AM
Rasputin's Bastards by David Nickle
July 3rd, 2012, 04:03 PM
I was given gift certificate recently as a graduation gift and just ordered this batch:
- Railsea, China Mieville
- The Brides of Rollrock Island, Margo Lanagan
- Smarra and Trilby, Charles Nodier
- The Portrait of Mrs Charbuque, Jeffrey Ford
- The Burrowers Beneath, Brian Lumley
- Beyond the fields we know, Lord Dunsany
- The Worm Ouroboros, E.R. Eddison
The last two are the old Ballantine Adult Fantasy editions. Love the look of those.
July 8th, 2012, 05:06 AM
Really just a very few more:
Piers Anthony - Xone of Contention
Kelley Armstrong - Spell Bound
Trudi Canavan - The Magician's Apprentice ; The Ambassador's Mission
Justin Cronin - The Passage
Robin Hobb - City of Dragons
Diana Rowland - Blood of the Demon ; Secrets of the Demon ; Sins of the Demon
July 21st, 2012, 11:38 PM
Irom Council - China Meiville
Lord Valentine's Castle - Robert Silverberg
Dreams Underfoot - Charles de Lint
July 24th, 2012, 02:43 PM
Not really a purchase but "Guardians of the Desert" by Leona Wisoker. Last fall I tried to order "Secrets of the Sands" by the same author from the publishers website but the download link wasn't working in my email receipt. After a email the publisher said they were having problems on their end and they would cancel the order and send a follow up email when the book was available. I never received a email so I just ordered the book from Amazon. Well last night roughly 7 months later MercuryRetrograde Press sends me an email apologizing about my very old order and attached to the email was "Secrets of the Sands" and "Guardians of the Desert". Needless to say I was flabbergasted.
July 24th, 2012, 03:53 PM
So they gave you both for free for their screwup?
Originally Posted by ...
July 24th, 2012, 07:57 PM
Yes, they did. The lady I dealt was extremely nice about the whole situation in the fall, but assumed that I'd never hear back from them. I'm glad I did though. I'd like to buy another book from them but nothing interests me. Maybe in the future though.
Originally Posted by Kazz Wylde
July 24th, 2012, 09:20 PM
Thats good business...if a little late. lol Hopefully they'll be good books for you.
Originally Posted by ...
August 24th, 2012, 11:08 AM
On the way home from work today I went and bought:
A Storm of Swords 1: Steel and Snow - George R.R. Martin
A Storm of Swords 2: Blood and Gold - George R.R. Martin
A Feast for Crows - George R.R. Martin
And tomorrow I should be getting:
A Dance With Dragons 1: Dreams and Dust - George R.R. Martin
A Dance With Dragons 2: After the Feast - George R.R. Martin
As you can tell, I'm really, really hating ASoIaF.
August 24th, 2012, 01:30 PM
Looks like you're hating it to the verge of bankruptcy.
Originally Posted by Loerwyn
Like I should talk. I've been budgeting my book buying this year. Then I hit summer and vacation and there went the budget. Oh, well.
The Weird ed. by Jeff & Ann Vandermeer
Shadow Show ed. Mort Castle & Sam Weller
Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles by Kim Newman
Chronoliths by Robert Charles Wilson
Candles Burning by Tabitha King & Michael McDowell
Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis
Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
32 Fangs by David Wellington
Act of Passion by Georges Simenon
The Best Horror of the Year, v. 4 ed. Ellen Datlow
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, v. 22 ed. Stephen Jones
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, 2011 ed. Paula Guran
The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endore
Gun Work by David J. Schow
The Book of Spirits by James Reese
Fritz R. Leiber and H. P. Lovecraft: Writers of the Dark ed. Szumskyj and Joshi
I'm planning on rereading the Endore after I finish with what I reading now. It's been over 25 years since I first read it.
August 27th, 2012, 09:47 AM
Just put an order in for a few books, mostly pre-orders:
A Red Country- Joe Abercrombie
A Memory of Light- Jordan/ Sanderson
The Blinding Knife- Brent Weeks
King of Thorns- Mark Lawrence
Probably going to buy Sharps by K.J. Parker as well.
August 27th, 2012, 05:18 PM
Books 6 and 7 of Malazan Book of the Fallen. I'm stocking up and will probably start reading in the next month or so.
August 29th, 2012, 01:39 AM
Just got my first order in over 6 months (wow, I really am reading a lot less):
Ready Player One, Ernest Cline
Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce
Bitter Seeds, Ian Tregillis (Eww, gross US cover)
The Black Opera, Mary Gentle (I'm a bit surprised I haven't seen more mentions of this here)
11.22.63, Stephen King
Locke & Key: Head Games, Joe Hill
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