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post #501 of 1986 (permalink) Old 04-01-11, 12:23 AM
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Clarke is awesome. Nightfall is awesome, too. I haven't read Fountains of Paradise, but I'll be sure to keep an eye out for it. Other recommendations, though? 2001: A Space Odyssey is a must. I'd also recommend the superbly beautiful Rendezvous with Rama, which is a brilliant imagining of a wonderful setting, but really doesn't have much of anything going for it in terms of plot.

And if you haven't read Asimov's Robots trilogy and the Foundation series, I would heartily recommend those too.

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Mmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Just finished Toll the Hounds. I've always considered the Malazan Book of the Fallen the best epic fantasy series out there. I mean, it outreaches GRRM's A Song of Fire and Ice, Goodkind's The Sword of Truth, and Jordan(/Sanderson)'s Wheel of Time. But, you know, they were always in the same league.

No longer.

The Malazan Book of the Fallen has just risen to new heights of pure legend. This book outstrips...anything. Everything. It puts the series body-lengths (let alone head and shoulders) higher, farther, better than its "peers."

I mean, damn. The recollection of armies of hundreds of millions of Jahgut (those rare, solitary, immeasurably potent recluses) waging war on Death itself? The moon exploding? A show-down between Hood, the King of the High House of Death; and Anomandaris Dragnipurake, Son of Darkness, Knight of the High House of Darkness? Epic battle between Kruppe the Eel and Iskaral Pust?

What can top this? Can anything top this?

Bring on the ninth book!

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I finished Gav Thorpe's The Last Chancers last night.

At this point, I'm trying to figure out what to read next--my neighborhood Borders announced a 20% to 40% off sale and I spent perhaps too much, picking up the Soul Drinkers omnibus, Salamander, Firedrake, Titanicus, the first book of the Horus Heresy, Innocence Proves Nothing, and the Shira Calpurnia omnibus.

I'm thinking of reading Titanicus since my friend wants to read it, but he also loaned me Savage Scars and Fear the Alien.

Decisions, decisions....
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Finished Black tide, moved onto Salamander.

Got Firedrake and Ryns world to read on Hol!

Preordering Blood reaver and Age of Darkness today.

Let the Galaxy Burn.
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Yes, although I believe it was more elaborate than that, and it had Titus' title (I can't remember what it was, something similar to Inquisitor but beginning with an "A" ) before his name. .
Actually, we were both wrong. It was The Strange Demise of Titus Endor. .

Anyway, back on topic, I've been reading Hammer and Bolters 3,4 and 5 recently, so I'm almost up to date. The ones I enjoyed are Ben Counter's Phalnax (Suprisingly), Action and Consequence by Sarah Cawkwell, and a few others that I can't quite recall the name of.

Anyway, I must get back to Battle of the Fang. .
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At this point, I'm trying to figure out what to read next--my neighborhood Borders announced a 20% to 40% off sale and I spent perhaps too much, picking up the Soul Drinkers omnibus, Salamander, Firedrake, Titanicus, the first book of the Horus Heresy, Innocence Proves Nothing, and the Shira Calpurnia omnibus.
I would recommend the Shira Calpurnia omnibus, personally. It's not for everyone--the plot is rather...diffuse and plodding--but it's still one of the best portrayals of the inner workings of the Imperium that you'll ever find. Plus the main character is (to paraphrase "a stone-cold bitch who would only show mercy if the Emperor Himself got off the Golden Throne and told her too...and even then she wouldn't be happy with it," according to one of her fellow Arbites, and that can only be a good thing!

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Finished L.A Weatherly's Angel about an hour ago, a really great novel and definitely worth a read. Moving onto Jim Butcher's Changes next.

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Interesting suggestions but thanks for the tips Mossy, will finish nightfall and see how i feel. At the moment it's pretty damn good.
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The Palace Of Impossible Dreams - again by Jennifer Fallon - Tides Lords book 3 - starting to get a little better but still not amazing.
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Finally hitting Age of Darkness, to be followed closely by Blood Reaver. Reviews will be up in the next week or so. Have heard only great things about both, so my expectations are high.



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