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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1675 on: Wednesday 11 January 2017, 01:16:31 PM »
:lol: f***ing hell, I think dino read it faster than Troll.

:lol: it's weird to have spare time again. To be honest its helped that I've been unemployed job hunting over the last few months.

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1676 on: Sunday 22 January 2017, 08:02:12 PM »
I'm currently reading The Red Knight (Traitor Son #1) by Miles Cameron.

Anybody read it/the series before?

Finding it a bit confusing at the minute with all of the different perspectives, I'm sure once I get to know who the characters are it'll move up a notch though, as I'm enjoying the plot premise.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13616278-the-red-knight
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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1677 on: Sunday 22 January 2017, 08:09:50 PM »
Nice write up dino.

Memories flooding back.
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Reminded me of how comparatively easy I thought it was for so many Slaughterhouse 9 folk to be stopped

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1678 on: Sunday 22 January 2017, 09:02:33 PM »
I'm sure many of you have read it but i've just started Ready Player One.

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He's just got the copper key and appeared on the scoreboard. Hooked already tbh.
Aye. Just felt I did it at the same time as you and you came out tops every time. Just in a bad mood now after Pixelhax.

Have to get this out now:

Pixel you're either hacking with the demo, or you're too f***ing good to constantly hammer us to the ground with it every time we play. Starts to take the p*ss a bit. I mean, I don't want you to not enjoy the game, but at the same time I'd quite like to enjoy playing it too.

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1679 on: Sunday 22 January 2017, 09:41:16 PM »
Nice write up dino.

Memories flooding back.
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Reminded me of how comparatively easy I thought it was for so many Slaughterhouse 9 folk to be stopped

Thank you :thup:

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Yeah I agree, a lot of those guys went down far too easily. I kind of justified it in my head by accepting that they didn't have the same horrific upbringing as the original slaughter house nine so didn't quiet have their cunning.


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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1680 on: Sunday 22 January 2017, 09:46:17 PM »
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I kinda thought they were used as a literary device in a way, to progress the story, rather than treated with the seriousness they were when there was just 9. Can't remember how they all went down, but wasn't there a pack of like 7 Siberians at one point?!
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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1681 on: Sunday 22 January 2017, 09:50:18 PM »
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I kinda thought they were used as a literary device in a way, to progress the story, rather than treated with the seriousness they were when there was just 9. Can't remember how they all went down, but wasn't there a pack of like 7 Siberians at one point?!
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Yeah I think your idea is closer to the truth. The confrontation with the original slaughter hosue 9 took an entire arc. There's no way the author could have given 200+ members their due :lol:

Yeah, I can't remember what happened to that glut of Siberians.


Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1682 on: Monday 6 February 2017, 04:56:10 PM »
finished a reread of kingkiller in the hope the doors of stone is released soon, on second reading i think the 3rd book is either going to turn this into an absolute masterpiece or i'm going to so angry i'll probably wander off into the forest looking for felurian and never come back

was tempted to go back and reread fitz and the fool up to date but not sure i could take it
So raise your fists and march around
Dont dare take what you need
I'll jail and bury those committed
And smother the rest in greed
Crawl with me into tomorrow
Or i'll drag you to your grave
I'm deep inside your children
They'll betray you in my name

Sleep now in the fire

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1683 on: Wednesday 15 February 2017, 07:04:46 AM »
One of the few remaining non-hystericals.

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1684 on: Wednesday 15 February 2017, 07:52:24 AM »
I'm now onto the second in the Red Knight series, really enjoyed the first and this one is continuing where it left off.
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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1685 on: Wednesday 15 February 2017, 09:35:46 AM »
Reading 'We' at the moment, very interesting.

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1686 on: Wednesday 15 February 2017, 01:40:04 PM »
Reading 'We' at the moment, very interesting.

Adding that to my birthday list, haven't heard of it but just looked it up. Cheers!

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1687 on: Thursday 6 April 2017, 05:24:23 PM »
Just finished Ready Player One.  Anyone who likes video games and 80s pop culture and movies will love it.  It'd work really well as a film, so I just checked to see if there was one in production.  :lol:  Turns out Steven Spielberg is directing it.

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1688 on: Thursday 6 April 2017, 05:44:47 PM »
Just finished Ready Player One.  Anyone who likes video games and 80s pop culture and movies will love it.  It'd work really well as a film, so I just checked to see if there was one in production.  :lol:  Turns out Steven Spielberg is directing it.

I listened to the audiobook (which was narrated by Will Wheaton). Personally I wasn't a huge fan. It seemed like the author loved the 80s and so decided to write a book about it. I also can't imagine how it'll work as a movie with all the pop culture references. Will Disney allow R2D2 DJ the birthday party?

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1689 on: Thursday 6 April 2017, 05:49:22 PM »
Been reading The Red Knight. Found it very hard to get going with, it's pretty fragmented at the beginning establishing a lot of characters. About 25% in now and it seems to be picking up pace, hopeful it's going to get good now.
So raise your fists and march around
Dont dare take what you need
I'll jail and bury those committed
And smother the rest in greed
Crawl with me into tomorrow
Or i'll drag you to your grave
I'm deep inside your children
They'll betray you in my name

Sleep now in the fire

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1690 on: Thursday 6 April 2017, 07:24:02 PM »
I'm on the third one now. Thought what you did initially, was a little all over the place but by the end I was gripped.
"Elsewhere, at worst, modern commercial football could be seen as the mall rather than the circus; insidiously bland, decaffeinated and pre-packed, its relentless formulaic repetition an instrument for disabling consciousness rather than manipulating it."

David Goldblatt

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1691 on: Thursday 6 April 2017, 08:03:17 PM »
I'm on the third one now. Thought what you did initially, was a little all over the place but by the end I was gripped.
It's got that vibe about it yeah, like it'll come together. Sticking with it, to some degree I feel like hardly know who any of the characters are atm mind.
So raise your fists and march around
Dont dare take what you need
I'll jail and bury those committed
And smother the rest in greed
Crawl with me into tomorrow
Or i'll drag you to your grave
I'm deep inside your children
They'll betray you in my name

Sleep now in the fire

CaliMag

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1692 on: Saturday 8 April 2017, 07:51:00 PM »
Currently reading Luna: Wolf Moon (the sequel to Luna: New Moon) by Ian McDonald. I really liked the first one and so far so good. I recommend the first one. It's the moon 100 years into the future where they have families that control all business and politics fighting each other in ASoIaF kind of way. Except there are only 5 major families, the books are much shorter, and is likely to be finished... less incest too.
One of the few remaining non-hystericals.

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1693 on: Tuesday 11 April 2017, 04:16:57 AM »
I miss Bonesaw.

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1694 on: Tuesday 11 April 2017, 06:43:24 AM »
Any update on release dates for some of the anticipated books expected this year? Doors of Stone and so one..
So raise your fists and march around
Dont dare take what you need
I'll jail and bury those committed
And smother the rest in greed
Crawl with me into tomorrow
Or i'll drag you to your grave
I'm deep inside your children
They'll betray you in my name

Sleep now in the fire

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1695 on: Tuesday 11 April 2017, 07:04:56 AM »
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Well.... I've already written them. So you won't have to wait forever for them to come out. They'll be released on a regular schedule. One per year.
You can also expect the second book to be written with the same degree of care and detail as this first one. You know the sophomore slump? When a writer's second novel is weaker because they're suddenly forced to write under deadline? I don't have to worry about that because my next two novels are already good to go.

Doors of Stone is finished and should be out in 2009.

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1696 on: Tuesday 11 April 2017, 07:07:13 AM »
The Core is coming out in August.

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1697 on: Tuesday 11 April 2017, 07:08:36 AM »
Wait I thought one of them was due March/April. Damn.
So raise your fists and march around
Dont dare take what you need
I'll jail and bury those committed
And smother the rest in greed
Crawl with me into tomorrow
Or i'll drag you to your grave
I'm deep inside your children
They'll betray you in my name

Sleep now in the fire

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1698 on: Tuesday 11 April 2017, 07:40:06 AM »
I think we'll see Winds of Winter within a year.
14-2 for the Colts this season. I can feel it.

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #1699 on: Tuesday 11 April 2017, 07:49:26 AM »
Knew there was one kind of soon, Assassins Fate released 4th May!
So raise your fists and march around
Dont dare take what you need
I'll jail and bury those committed
And smother the rest in greed
Crawl with me into tomorrow
Or i'll drag you to your grave
I'm deep inside your children
They'll betray you in my name

Sleep now in the fire