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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #2125 on: Friday 21 June 2019, 09:49:50 PM »
Enjoyed the series but yeah, books 7-10 were a bit meh. Glad I finished it, though. Even if Brandon Sanderson couldn't write Matt to save his life. Really hope this adaption does the show justice but I can't see it working without crazy amounts of money.
tbf book 1 and 2 should be fairly easy adaptions, group doesn't split up too much and a lot less of the flashy stuff that happens as the book goes on

There's still the waste and shadar logoth to show. Both would look crap if done cheaply. Also Loial could be expensive, depends if they go cg or costume.

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #2126 on: Friday 21 June 2019, 10:39:52 PM »
need summit new urgently, tried a few things from google searches but seem to be too much s*** you'd lump into hunger games territory floating about, young adult s***

Have you read Red Rising by Pierce Brown? Trilogy is a 9/10 for me.

see i started that recently but it read like a teen novel or summit, got to the bit where he's at the school/training...is it worth sticking with then?
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

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #2127 on: Saturday 22 June 2019, 06:35:55 AM »
need summit new urgently, tried a few things from google searches but seem to be too much s*** you'd lump into hunger games territory floating about, young adult s***

I assume you have heard of Kvothe?

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« Reply #2128 on: Saturday 22 June 2019, 06:52:59 AM »
need summit new urgently, tried a few things from google searches but seem to be too much s*** you'd lump into hunger games territory floating about, young adult s***

I assume you have heard of Kvothe?

oh aye :lol:
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 #2129 on: Saturday 22 June 2019, 02:12:23 PM »
need summit new urgently, tried a few things from google searches but seem to be too much s*** you'd lump into hunger games territory floating about, young adult s***

Have you read Red Rising by Pierce Brown? Trilogy is a 9/10 for me.

see i started that recently but it read like a teen novel or summit, got to the bit where he's at the school/training...is it worth sticking with then?

It's got some pretty epic moments in the series that I really enjoyed. But if you didn't enjoy the start I'm not sure if it's worth sticking with.

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« Reply #2130 on: Saturday 22 June 2019, 04:27:33 PM »
need summit new urgently, tried a few things from google searches but seem to be too much s*** you'd lump into hunger games territory floating about, young adult s***

Have you read Red Rising by Pierce Brown? Trilogy is a 9/10 for me.

see i started that recently but it read like a teen novel or summit, got to the bit where he's at the school/training...is it worth sticking with then?

It's got some pretty epic moments in the series that I really enjoyed. But if you didn't enjoy the start I'm not sure if it's worth sticking with.

might go back to 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 #2131 on: Wednesday 26 June 2019, 10:04:10 PM »
need summit new urgently, tried a few things from google searches but seem to be too much s*** you'd lump into hunger games territory floating about, young adult s***

I assume you have heard of Kvothe?

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« Reply #2132 on: Wednesday 26 June 2019, 11:28:09 PM »
need summit new urgently, tried a few things from google searches but seem to be too much s*** you'd lump into hunger games territory floating about, young adult s***

Have you read Red Rising by Pierce Brown? Trilogy is a 9/10 for me.

see i started that recently but it read like a teen novel or summit, got to the bit where he's at the school/training...is it worth sticking with then?

It's got some pretty epic moments in the series that I really enjoyed. But if you didn't enjoy the start I'm not sure if it's worth sticking with.

might go back to it

It's definitely Young Adult but I thought it was a nice easy read with a fast moving plot and a few twists in there.

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #2133 on: Wednesday 3 July 2019, 02:53:12 PM »
decided to try ancillary justice again, jumped in where i left off though not the easiest to catch back up on but enjoying more than the last couple of times i've tried 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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« Reply #2134 on: Wednesday 3 July 2019, 04:13:26 PM »
decided to try ancillary justice again, jumped in where i left off though not the easiest to catch back up on but enjoying more than the last couple of times i've tried it

Didn't like that series of books in the end.
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« Reply #2135 on: Tuesday 9 July 2019, 05:55:43 PM »
I read the first one and most of the second one and then gave up. The pacing is probably the worst of any I have ever read.
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« Reply #2136 on: Tuesday 9 July 2019, 10:18:55 PM »
About to start the last book in the Book of the Ancestor by Mark Lawrence. More traditional and much less dark than his other series but it's been a good read so far. Would recommend if you want to read another fantasy series about a lost kid gaining super powers and fighting a bunch of bad guys.

https://www.tor.com/2017/04/07/book-reviews-red-sister-mark-lawrence/

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« Reply #2137 on: Wednesday 10 July 2019, 08:14:33 AM »
Book of the Ancestor - those books are on my to-read list.  Really enjoyed the Broken Empire trilogy by the same author, reminded me of Joe Abercrombie.

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« Reply #2138 on: Thursday 11 July 2019, 11:52:25 AM »
Book of the Ancestor - those books are on my to-read list.  Really enjoyed the Broken Empire trilogy by the same author, reminded me of Joe Abercrombie.


Same writing style but it's a lot less dark.

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #2139 on: Sunday 28 July 2019, 12:59:09 PM »
Has anyone been keeping up with Wildbow's work? Is Ward worth a read?

Additionally did anyone look at his other two novels?


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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #2140 on: Sunday 28 July 2019, 02:17:23 PM »
Pact had potential but I couldn't stick with it.

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« Reply #2141 on: Sunday 28 July 2019, 07:38:18 PM »
I've not been reading Ward (I did for a bit early on but decided I'd rather just wait for it all to be done) but keeping vaguely abreast of it and it seems mostly well received.

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #2142 on: Sunday 28 July 2019, 08:25:19 PM »
Has anyone been keeping up with Wildbow's work? Is Ward worth a read?

Additionally did anyone look at his other two novels?



Ward was slow.  Always felt like it was just about to get going, but never actually did.  Might have been something to do with only getting 2 chapters a week too.  Gave up a couple of years ago, might go back when it's finished. 

Twig was really good, but I never finished it. 

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #2143 on: Monday 29 July 2019, 11:56:31 AM »
I think Ward is at arc 15 now, so about half the size of Worm. From the sounds of it I'll just wait, but I'll give Pact and Twig a try. Thanks all!

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« Reply #2144 on: Monday 29 July 2019, 12:33:01 PM »
I think Ward is at arc 15 now, so about half the size of Worm. From the sounds of it I'll just wait, but I'll give Pact and Twig a try. Thanks all!
word count its actually at around 1.3m words while worm finished with 1.6m

Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #2145 on: Monday 29 July 2019, 01:15:12 PM »
I think Ward is at arc 15 now, so about half the size of Worm. From the sounds of it I'll just wait, but I'll give Pact and Twig a try. Thanks all!
word count its actually at around 1.3m words while worm finished with 1.6m

Holy s***, that's insane. I still don't understand why he's not published any of this work, the man is earning $5000 a month on paetreon, surely there's a demand for published books.

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« Reply #2146 on: Monday 29 July 2019, 03:23:04 PM »
I think Ward is at arc 15 now, so about half the size of Worm. From the sounds of it I'll just wait, but I'll give Pact and Twig a try. Thanks all!
word count its actually at around 1.3m words while worm finished with 1.6m

Holy s***, that's insane. I still don't understand why he's not published any of this work, the man is earning $5000 a month on paetreon, surely there's a demand for published books.

He's had plenty of offers, I reckon he's working on it on the side.  Going to take a lot of editing to make Worm publishable first.

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« Reply #2147 on: Monday 29 July 2019, 06:21:38 PM »
getting worm published is a big job, mainly because why would any publisher agree when its already online for free. Then theres the editing and chopping it into chunks, while the first "book" of worm is a fairly easy arc 1-8 with some editing deciding wheres a good place to stop in the rest is more difficult.

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« Reply #2148 on: Monday 29 July 2019, 06:56:56 PM »
getting worm published is a big job, mainly because why would any publisher agree when its already online for free. Then theres the editing and chopping it into chunks, while the first "book" of worm is a fairly easy arc 1-8 with some editing deciding wheres a good place to stop in the rest is more difficult.

Because not many people read a self-marketed ebook.  He's had multiple book offers.

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Re: The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novels & Movie thread
« Reply #2149 on: Friday 8 November 2019, 02:33:40 AM »
finally finished imperial radch trilogy

i mean, i love the concepts, completely different to anything else i've read in particular the depiction of the presger and ubiquitous nature of the AI's/ancilliaries

however overall the story is just too slow and not enough happens :/
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