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    Oh, God, genre definitions... I have no idea. Let's just say it's a book and be done with it

    Either that or we could call it Retro-Futurist Zombie Fusion Bucklepunk?

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    I'd say it's a Fantience.

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    Let's just say it's a book and be done with it. LOL.
    Love that. I can see that in an SFFWorld review, on the cover of a book....

    Do like the term 'Bucklepunk' as well - 'It's BUCKLEPUNK!!!!' though it did make me think Adam and the Ants, for a brief moment:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Wooding View Post
    Oh, God, genre definitions... I have no idea. Let's just say it's a book and be done with it

    Either that or we could call it Retro-Futurist Zombie Fusion Bucklepunk?
    Haha sounds good.

    Fantience/ Retro- Futurist Zombie Fusion Bucklepunk... interesting. Should be fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darksbane View Post
    Haha sounds good.

    Fantience/ Retro- Futurist Zombie Fusion Bucklepunk... interesting. Should be fun.
    Now, the assignment will be as you read to find from where those descriptions came from.

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    Do like the term 'Bucklepunk' as well - 'It's BUCKLEPUNK!!!!' though it did make me think Adam and the Ants, for a brief moment.
    As long as it gets me my own section in Waterstones, I can live with the 80s music associations

    In other news, I really overuse emoticons. Like, tons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bastard View Post
    Now, the assignment will be as you read to find from where those descriptions came from.
    Certainly. Although I am not a big fan of zombies, so I am hoping they are not all that prevalent in the story.
    Last edited by Haliax; July 23rd, 2010 at 08:49 AM.

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    Technically, there aren't any at all... but you'll see what I mean when you get there.

    Also, nice work on ordering the second book before you've even started the first I like you!

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    It was half price, who can resist anything that is half price? And it has an awesome cover. Put that altogether with great reviews, and the decision to pre-order was easy.

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    Chris - just out of curiosity, was your steampunk-meets-sorcery setting at all inspired by Final Fantasy video games (as was Scott Lynch's urban setting in Lies of Locke Lamora)?

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    Nah. I did the whole anime thing back when I wrote Broken Sky in 1625 or whenever. Always ahead of the curve, me

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    Yay! They've apparantly sent my copy of the Black Lung Captain. Estimated delivery is 12th of August though.

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    I just finished Retribution Falls, and I must say that I'm happy that The Black Lung Captain is on the way. This is one of the very few books that I've read where I was interested in every point of view character in the book, and that I actually enjoyed every character. There weren't any roll of the eye dialogue moments either. Overall it was just a very enjoyable read, and I'm happy that I gave it a shot.

    It is certainly not the same kind of story that I'm used to reading, and I must say that the comparisons to Firefly actually put me off a little bit, since I'm not usually much of a sci-fi person. The story does have quite a bit of sci-fi in it, but just enough fantasy elements to make it interesting for me. And of course I now understand the zombie reference.

    Now just a couple day wait for Black Lung Captain to arrive, and I'm going to look into Chris' other books as well.
    Last edited by Haliax; July 25th, 2010 at 03:59 PM.

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    I've done a bit of reading around the interwebs, and I've seen some discussion about these books being YA. I've read this about a few authors that I myself wouldn't consider YA, such as Sanderson and Weeks. It seems that if there isn't persistent foul language or graphic description of violence and sex in a book, they get thrown into the YA bin.

    Is there anyone here who would call these books YA? While reading Retribution Falls I didn't really get that vibe myself, but maybe my personal definition of YA fantasy needs adjustment.

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    I'm finding myself cursing the person that invented the YA term, just as I dislike whomever came up with "jump the shark" and "plot holes".

    These terms are getting thrown around too freely without much thought behind what they actually mean.

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