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Discussion in 'ProgPower USA Lounge' started by Rakosh, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. TheLongshot

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    On my continuing tour through generic fantasyland...

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    Yep, we have elves, dwarves, dragons and a young man with a destiny. Overall decent, but nothing that sticks out from the crowd of other generic fantasies.

    Switching gears...

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    So far, this book has been a lot of fun. He obviously wears his influences on his sleeve and can't help but reference them, but it doesn't hurt the story much. Not sure if he's going to wear out his welcome, but it has been a ripping yarn.
     
  2. Aussie_Metalchild

    Aussie_Metalchild Bass player from LORD

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    The Man Who Sold the Moon - Robert A Heinlein
     
  3. MeTuLHeD

    MeTuLHeD A Member To Remember

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    That is a BOLD statement, if just a slight bit incoherent. :)
     
  4. MeTuLHeD

    MeTuLHeD A Member To Remember

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    I absolutely LOVED that book...as well as Infected.

    Now Pandemic...not so much.
     
  5. Aussie_Metalchild

    Aussie_Metalchild Bass player from LORD

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    I recently signed a publishing deal with Winlock Press. My debut novel will be out late August/early September entitled "A Coin for Charon", a cheery little serial killer book. Right now the publisher is giving away a free zombie/apoc book every Friday. I think next month they are doing female main character books. The pub caters to speculative fiction so all the titles fall under that board heading. So if you like good zombie fiction head over and sign up to win. http://www.winlockpress.com
     
  7. Yippee38

    Yippee38 Living the dream!

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    Grats! Let us know when it's available.

    Great forum handle BTW.
     
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    I definitely will. Many of you guys, most actually, share my tastes in books and of course you do in music. I have two series coming out. The first is psychological thriller. The other is dark fantasy, a different take on angels and demons. A Coin for Charon will be out late August or so. Blood for the Dancer, the first in the dark fantasy, close to year's end I believe.

    I should get a few Advanced Reader copies. The publisher allows a few given out in exchange for honest reviews on Amazon. I'll let you guys know about that too if your interested.
     
  9. Justin G

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    I've been rereading a bunch of early Stephen King novels lately. That guy made some serious magic.
     
  10. Justin G

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    Ok that was fucking brilliant.
     
  11. RagePSV

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    I've got it on my phone to read between sets at the show. Last year it was The Martian, go figure.
     
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  13. Yippee38

    Yippee38 Living the dream!

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    I just finished reading [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Shepherd-Moon-Omegaverse-G-R-Cooper-ebook/dp/B011YOH89Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1439312527&sr=8-1&keywords=shepherd+moon"]Shephard Moon[/ame]. It's a short story, or maybe a novella written by a friend of mine. It's a LitRPG book (which means it's a book about people playing a game, like Ready Player One or the like). At first it reads like a game manual, but it gets better quickly and it pretty entertaining. The second book, [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Shepherds-Crook-Omegaverse-G-R-Cooper-ebook/dp/B013KOXA4K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1439312679&sr=8-1&keywords=shepherd+crook+book"]Shephard's Crook[/ame] just came out. I haven't started it yet, but I will soon.

    I'm also reading, "Find Your Own Truth" by Robert Charrette. It's the third book in the first Shadowrun series. It's fun to read.
     
  14. RagePSV

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    Lots of kids books about New Zealand
     
  15. jaimek

    jaimek incorrigible

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    The Ken Liu book is currently $2 for the Kindle.

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    LunaTEKKE Madness Reigns

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    Just finished “The Library at Mount Char.” The concept was clever, but I had a really hard time stomaching the violence in this book. And the weird thing is that I’ve read plenty other books - fantasy, horror, crime thrillers - that were much more graphic. I suspect I know why this is the case, but hard to explain without major spoilers!

    One funny thing is that there is an author mentioned in passing towards the end of the book who writes in a *completely* different genre - and I had *just* checked out one of this person’s books from my local library. Had to smile at the coincidence. :)
     
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  19. Justin G

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    And now reading:

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    Dude is a VERY funny writer and uses lots of gratuitous Helloween references.
     
  20. RagePSV

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    I actually saw him at the Helloween show at the Masquerade in Atlanta around 2003, they were touring for Rabbit Don't Come Easy, I think there was maybe 100 people there. He was by far more into it than most people, he seems pretty high energy.
     

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