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2015-11-07, 01:24   #12
kladner

"Kieren"
Jul 2011
In My Own Galaxy!

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 Originally Posted by chalsall Interesting. I am simply speaking based on my reading something (years (sometimes decades) ago) in the past. I read something. It made an impact on me. I thought it might make an impact upon others...
I go through spells. I used to spend much more time with hard-copy books. However, I have been home, off work, and Spook Country jumped out at me from the habitual chaos of this space. I also have very good recall, especially for works good enough to read more than once.

2015-11-07, 05:54   #13
LaurV
Romulan Interpreter

"name field"
Jun 2011
Thailand

22·11·223 Posts

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 Originally Posted by xilman The main issue I have with Gibson's works is the pervasive Root character.
(my underlining)
Huh? Man, ye getting old..

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2015-11-07, 16:15   #14
davar55

May 2004
New York City

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 Originally Posted by LaurV (my underlining) Huh? Man, ye getting old..
He's not getting OLDER he's getting BETTER.

 2015-11-07, 16:16 #15 kladner     "Kieren" Jul 2011 In My Own Galaxy! 2·3·1,693 Posts Sorry for the diversion to different books and authors. I had not grasped the structure intended for the sub-forum. Chris: I will try to track down "Good Omens" as the authors are only names to me at this point. I would be happy to find another group of works to get into.
2015-11-07, 21:13   #16
chalsall
If I May

"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002
Barbados

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 Originally Posted by kladner Chris: I will try to track down "Good Omens" as the authors are only names to me at this point.
If you are able to get a copy of "Good Omens" it would be super cool. I have a copy on my bookshelf. It is truly fall-down funny.

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 Originally Posted by kladner I would be happy to find another group of works to get into.
If you haven't explored Terry Pratchett's Disc World, then you haven't properly lived. Seriously.

Depending on your "angle of attack", you might start from the beginning, or from the books involving Death, or Witches, or the Police, or the Wizards...

Many dismiss Pratchett as fantasy. They are fools; this is hard fantasy.

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2015-11-07, 23:25   #17
kladner

"Kieren"
Jul 2011
In My Own Galaxy!

2·3·1,693 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by chalsall If you are able to get a copy of "Good Omens" it would be super cool. I have a copy on my bookshelf. It is truly fall-down funny. If you haven't explored Terry Pratchett's Disc World, then you haven't properly lived. Seriously. Depending on your "angle of attack", you might start from the beginning, or from the books involving Death, or Witches, or the Police, or the Wizards... Many dismiss Pratchett as fantasy. They are fools; this is hard fantasy.
CJ Cherryh writes speculative fiction which ranges from classic space opera sci-fi, to elves, fairies, and other supernaturals. Supernaturals are drawn from both Celtic legend (as in pookas), and Russian (wizards, rusalka, 'river thing', 'yard thing,' 'house thing.') I don't remember the Russian names clearly, but the latter three ended in '-voy'.

All I'm saying is that many settings can encompass enjoyable fantasies. After all, magic and incomprehensible technology are interchangeable in fiction.

 2015-11-07, 23:59 #18 firejuggler     "Vincent" Apr 2010 Over the rainbow 3×5×179 Posts Terry Pratchett , can't recommend him enough Thud!, Going Postal, Making money, Snuff, The last continent, Feet of clay... these are the one I like the most. andd this except is from the "dedication page of " Guards! Guards!" Code: Dedication They may be called the Palace Guard, the City Guard, or the Patrol. Whatever the name, their purpose in any work of heroic fantasy is identical: it is, round about Chapter Three (or ten minutes into the film) to rush into the room, attack the hero one at a time, and be slaughtered. No one ever asks them if they wanted to. This book is dedicated to those fine men. And also to Mike Harrison, Mary Gentle, Neil Gaiman and al l the others who assisted with and laughed at the idea of L-space; too bad we never used Schrödinger’s Paperback… Last fiddled with by firejuggler on 2015-11-08 at 00:03
 2015-11-08, 06:19 #19 kladner     "Kieren" Jul 2011 In My Own Galaxy! 2·3·1,693 Posts https://www.pinterest.com/slavaslavi...i-%2B-dvorovi/The most vaguely defined of Russian and Ukrainian household spirits, the dvorovoi* held sway over a farmstead's grounds, cattle shed, and stable. At times, his functions and attributes overlapped with those of the house spirit (domovoi) *courtyard spirit http://masterrussian.net/f25/russian...eatures-14745/

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