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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #25 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 10:31:59 PM »
First the wrestling thread, now this.

May as well scrap the game at SJP and make the next forum meetup


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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #26 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 10:34:11 PM »
I think this is slightly better than the wrestling thread to be fair. And it's certainly better than a thread on American sports.


Also, f*** you  :huff:

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 10:35:27 PM »
First the wrestling thread, now this.

May as well scrap the game at SJP and make the next forum meetup



Huzzah!

Good thing I brought my vape.

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #28 on: Thursday 9 May 2013, 11:09:53 PM »
Canny thread this.

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

If you like epic fantasy Tooj you'll love the book. Can't wait until the third one comes out.

Also have to agree about Sanderson's magic system in the Mistborn novels, awesome creation.

Anyone read the first law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie, nice twist on your usual fantasy story. Although you have to read all three books to see the fruition of said twist. Love the fact that one of the main characters is a mutilated torturer, who is actually a very likeable guy. Glockta ftw.

Finally Cajun, gtfo of the cool thread.

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #29 on: Friday 10 May 2013, 01:26:49 AM »
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is probably my favourite book. Every bit as good as Blade Runner but in it's own way.

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #30 on: Friday 10 May 2013, 01:28:35 AM »
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is probably my favourite book. Every bit as good as Blade Runner but in it's own way.

The Man in the High Castle betters that one in my opinion, when it comes to Dick books. (s*** last name, man. :lol:)
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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #31 on: Friday 10 May 2013, 04:02:27 AM »
Who doesn't love Dick?
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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #32 on: Friday 10 May 2013, 04:05:04 AM »
Grouping Fantasy with Sci-Fi, pah.

Anyway, I recommend The Brief History of the Dead, by Kevin Brockmeier. I read it over Easter; short, very Americany, but a cracking read nonetheless. I like it when writers try to bridge the gap between science(-fi) and theology.

Basically, half the book takes place on Earth - in the near future, where the threat of biological warfare is causing global paranoia. The other half takes place in 'The City', a place after death. Each resident of The City remain there for as long as they are 'remembered' among the living world. Then there's a pandemic on Earth and things go apeshit. Great read.

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #33 on: Friday 10 May 2013, 04:07:37 AM »
it's usually more of a chasm than a gap tbh.
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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #34 on: Friday 10 May 2013, 04:11:47 AM »
Haven't read them in nearly 20 years, but I remember Tad Williams' Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series being fantastic.
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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #35 on: Friday 10 May 2013, 04:20:23 AM »
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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #36 on: Friday 10 May 2013, 04:31:50 AM »
Quick shout out to Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves   :thup:

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #37 on: Friday 10 May 2013, 07:55:44 AM »
Canny thread this.

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

Whoa, what the f*** happened to Monte Cristo?!
I read it. :lol:
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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #38 on: Friday 10 May 2013, 09:37:00 AM »
Canny thread this.

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

Whoa, what the f*** happened to Monte Cristo?!
I read it. :lol:

Mike is just jelly because it took him 7 years to read it.

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #39 on: Friday 10 May 2013, 09:39:43 AM »
Aye. He probably "couldn't get into it" at first either until all the cool people started reading it.
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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #40 on: Friday 10 May 2013, 09:45:18 AM »
This looks quite interesting. Hope it actually gets a release over here:


Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #41 on: Friday 10 May 2013, 10:39:19 AM »
I'd love to see a HBO t.v series based on the Kim Stanley Robinson Mars books - that would be some epic s***.

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #42 on: Friday 10 May 2013, 10:53:27 AM »
I'd love to see the Dresden Files get the HBO treatment.

The show they did make was rubbish.
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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #43 on: Friday 10 May 2013, 11:19:34 AM »
I'd love to see the Dresden Files get the HBO treatment.

The show they did make was rubbish.

 :sadnod:

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #44 on: Wednesday 29 May 2013, 07:34:32 AM »
Finished reading The Wise Man's Fear last night.

I want more God damnit. :( :lol:
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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #45 on: Wednesday 29 May 2013, 09:00:40 AM »
Finished reading The Wise Man's Fear last night.

I want more God damnit. :( :lol:

I know that feel bro.

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #46 on: Wednesday 29 May 2013, 09:39:25 AM »
Finished reading The Wise Man's Fear last night.

I want more God damnit. :( :lol:

Third is expected out this time next year. IIRC.

Kvothe man. What a legend.
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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #47 on: Friday 31 May 2013, 11:33:11 PM »
some of the warhammer and the warhammer 40k novels are actually pretty good.

anything that Dan Abnett or William king do are superb. 

Gotrek and felix for fantasy and the Gaunts ghosts books for 40k are all excellent

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #48 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 12:03:46 AM »
Dan Abnett is a legend.  I met him once.  I went on for a while about how Fischig is the emporer.  I was probably drunk now I think about it.  He seem to take it in a good, if somewhat bemused way.

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #49 on: Saturday 1 June 2013, 10:47:03 AM »
Dan Abnett is a legend.  I met him once.  I went on for a while about how Fischig is the emporer.  I was probably drunk now I think about it.  He seem to take it in a good, if somewhat bemused way.

 :lol: What, how do you even....what?

Totally agree with the Dan Abnett love fest. Gaunt's Ghosts, Eisenhorn and Ravenor are all awesome series. Haven't read the new one yet though. On my list of things to read.