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Post  allochthonous on Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:20 am

Well, it's on the list - will let you know how it goes!
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Re: Sci-fi and Fantasy

Post  wenchsenior on Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:02 am

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Lurker wrote:Has anyone read Guy Gavriel Kay?  The only thing I have read of his was the Fionavar Tapestry which I loved, but I don't know which book to follow it with.
I think I've read most if not all of his books. We might have different tastes, because I didn't love Fionavar that much, but I really loved the two books in the The Sarantine Mosaic series. Also The Lions of Al-Rassan is a great standalone which features three compelling protagonists, one of whom is a female Jewish-analogue doctor, another of whom is based on El Cid.

I didn't much enjoy Tigana, which is set in a mediaeval Italy analogue. I thought the main characters we were supposed to be rooting for were kind of dickheads.
I've read his early stuff....Fionavar through to Lions. I liked all of them. Tigana is probably the best, technically speaking (most inventive, best plotting, etc.) However, I really liked Lions a lot, and Song for Arbonne was also fun. I had trouble with the 2-volume Sarantine Mosaic, but I think I just wasn't in the mood. His more recent stuff I haven't tried, but my husband said the Viking book Last Light of the Sun was ok, and that the modern-setting fantasy Ysabel was fantastic. Neither of us are interested in the Chinese setting of his most recent book(s?), so no advice there.

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Re: Sci-fi and Fantasy

Post  ulkis on Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:23 am

I finally started reading the Vorkosigan books after having them on a vague "to read" list for the better part of a decade, if not a decade, and they're very good like everyone said. However, I failed to absorb through internet osmosis that the first book starts off with
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Miles Vorkosigan's parents, and I though up until about the last chapter of "Shards of Honor" that Aral was Miles and for some reason he was using a fake name
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Re: Sci-fi and Fantasy

Post  punzy on Thu May 29, 2014 9:26 am

Just read the new Dresden files book Skin Game. It was pretty awesome. There were a few bits where I (figuratively) raised an eyebrow, one of which was called out fairly amusingly later.

I have mixed feelings on
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the Karen-Harry romance, but it has been coming for a long time. And it isn't Harry-Molly which is still disturbing.

No mixed feelings on
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holy lightsaber and Harry's pregnancy (hee).
That was just fun.

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