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LesPaul

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The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 01:53:34 PM »
Seeing as Kaizero wants to go all double standards on people for going slightly off topic in the ASOIAF thread I've created this. It might fall terribly flat on its face but worth a try anyway.

Hopefully Mike won't ruin this one.

What do people read/are reading/recommend/think should be made into a film or TV series and so on.

I pretty much alternate between Star Wars novels, Game of Thrones and Wheel of Time. So there's plenty there to keep me going for awhile but I've been looking at a few other series to start reading. Mistborn looks good and so does that one that Froggy mentioned in the other thread.

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 01:58:36 PM »
Isn't this just the Books and Movie thread?
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LesPaul

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 02:00:27 PM »
Hmmm, I guess :lol:


EDIT: Saying that there's a comic thread for comics and movies and the book thread itself is generally just someoe asking for a history book or showing off what classic novel they're reading.

Close if NWOAT though.

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 02:06:42 PM »
Look at these f***ing nerds talking about nerd stuff. Nerds.
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LesPaul

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 02:08:14 PM »
Look at these f***ing nerds talking about nerd stuff. Nerds.

:lol:

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 02:50:27 PM »
f***ing stinks of BO in here, like.

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 02:52:07 PM »
f***ing stinks of BO in here, like.

Barack smells? Can we get IP to confirm this?

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 02:57:20 PM »
Good thread, lets p*ss off the wannabe JLS crew

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 07:33:40 PM »
All of Brandon Sandersons stuff is excellent.  Peter V Brett's Demon Cycle is very good.  Raymond Feist is obviously also excellent.  My favourite trilogy is David Gemmill's last (the Troy Trilogy).

Really looking for ward to the Ender's Game film as I love the novel.  I really need to read more of them but never had.


Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 07:44:10 PM »
Where do I start with China Melville? Been on my list of authors to read for ages.

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 08:03:52 PM »
Patrick Rothfus is an absolutely amazing writer, I would say that his novels are the best I've read in years. If you guys haven't read 'The Name of the Wind' and 'Wise Man's Fear' buy them today.

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 08:27:26 PM »
Canny thread this.

Just started The Name of the Wind today. :thup:
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LesPaul

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 09:02:51 PM »
Yeah "The Name of the Wind" was the one Froggy mentioned. After reading the blurb in a book shop this morning I must say I'm interested.

Sanderson's Mistborn also looks interesting, I think the idea of a story where the hero fails might be a good way of doing the "hero's journey" but taking it in a different direction.

Sanderson does a podcast (along with some other people I've never heard of) about writing tips for aspiring authors called Writing Excuses. Even if you never plan to put pen to paper I think its interesting to learn how authors approach their writing.

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 09:05:15 PM »
Where do I start with China Melville? Been on my list of authors to read for ages.

Not really sure if it's the best place to start, as it's the only one of his I've read, but I really enjoyed The City and the City.

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 09:08:06 PM »
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Actually Kaizero. Beren's just a dick.

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 09:08:51 PM »
Where do I start with China Melville? Been on my list of authors to read for ages.

Not really sure if it's the best place to start, as it's the only one of his I've read, but I really enjoyed The City and the City.

I'd say:



is the best place to start.


Anyone read Wool by Hugh Howey yet? Working my way through it. Its really cool.

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 09:15:49 PM »
Where do I start with China Melville? Been on my list of authors to read for ages.

Not really sure if it's the best place to start, as it's the only one of his I've read, but I really enjoyed The City and the City.

I'd say:



is the best place to start.


Anyone read Wool by Hugh Howey yet? Working my way through it. Its really cool.

The one China Mieville that i've read is Railsea which was excellent.  I've been meaning to read Name of the Wind.  I also love the farseer and tawny man trilogies by Robin Hobb.

As for Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn trilogy was excellent.  I've read the first of his stormlight archive series and am looking forward to the release of the second.  Really good.

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 09:17:45 PM »
Mistborn is almost perfect. I'd probably reccomend it ahead of any other fantasy series (yes, even LOTR). It would make a class film!

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 09:19:06 PM »
Thanks guys

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 09:19:29 PM »
Mistborn is almost perfect. I'd probably reccomend it ahead of any other fantasy series (yes, even LOTR). It would make a class film!

His fight scenes in Mistborn are so well done, i'd love to see them on the big screen.

La Parka

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 09:23:52 PM »
Mistborn is almost perfect. I'd probably reccomend it ahead of any other fantasy series (yes, even LOTR). It would make a class film!

His fight scenes in Mistborn are so well done, i'd love to see them on the big screen.

The magic system(s) are f***ing immense creations. It would be some matrix on steroids s***!

B-more Mag

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 09:41:44 PM »

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 09:51:16 PM »
Canny thread this.

Just started The Name of the Wind today. :thup:

Whoa, what the f*** happened to Monte Cristo?!

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #23 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 10:15:05 PM »
For Sci-Fi have a look at Peter F Hamilton's books.  The Greg Mandel series is detective fiction set in nthe near(ish) future, the Night's Dawn trilogy is space opera with fantasy themes, the Commonwealth Saga/Void Trilogy are space opera with some detective themes, Fallen Dragon is straight sci-fi.  His most recent book Great North Road is another futuristic detective story set in Newcastle.

Alastair Reynolds' books are straight sci-fi, his Revelation Space series is (mostly) excellent.

For sci-fantasy have a look at the Deathstalker series of books.  They're quite silly but quite engrossing.

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 10:24:56 PM »
Canny thread this.

Just started The Name of the Wind today. :thup:

Whoa, what the f*** happened to Monte Cristo?!

Typical Mike, trying to usurp another thread.