This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Now Reading...

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

  1. Akumu

    Akumu Look at the tree.

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2007
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    CT
    Finished Dance. Was annoyed at a few cliffhangers, but otherwise I enjoyed it.

    Now reading Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji and Hounded by Kevin Hearne.
     
  2. Magius

    Magius .................

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2005
    Messages:
    1,950
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Brandon Sanderson- The Hero of Ages
     
  3. J-Man

    J-Man Old as Yoda

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2005
    Messages:
    5,391
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Texas
    Just started "Storm Front" also, and I am watching the series "Dreseden Files" on Netflix
     
  4. Justin G

    Justin G Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    5,170
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Northern VA
    That was a fun series that was never really given a chance to develop. The pilot episode was based on Storm Front, and was the best episode of the series, in terms of special effects at least.
     
  5. OrbWeaver

    OrbWeaver BECAUSE FALCONER

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    3,820
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Illinois, USA
    Yeah, it was fun, but don't expect it to be a good representation of the books.
     
  6. jaimek

    jaimek incorrigible

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2003
    Messages:
    2,168
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Apex, NC
  7. Justin G

    Justin G Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    5,170
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Northern VA
  8. Akumu

    Akumu Look at the tree.

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2007
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    CT
    I thought it finally hit its stride in the last few episodes and was disappointed when it was canceled.

    re: the NPR list: I picked ten, submitted it, and then realized that I forgot to vote for Hitchhiker's Guide. :( Very weird that Harry Potter isn't on there... His Dark Materials isn't on there, either. Odd.
     
  9. Justin G

    Justin G Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    5,170
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Northern VA
    [​IMG]

    This will get shelved (or the kindle equivalent) if my ARC of the new Sandman Slim book shows up in the mail today.
     
  10. jaimek

    jaimek incorrigible

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2003
    Messages:
    2,168
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Apex, NC
    I suspect that they figured Harry Potter would dominate the lists on sheer popularity. I also don't see any horror in that list - not even Dark Tower. I think it's an excellent guide to the best of the genre, though - there isn't a single book on that list that I've read that doesn't belong there, or made me go "why?" I was really surprised - but pleased - to see Beggars in Spain and When Gravity Fails on there; I would have expected them to be too obscure for a Best Of list like that.
     
  11. Justin G

    Justin G Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    5,170
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Northern VA
    If The Stand doesn't count as horror, World War Z ought to.
     
  12. TheLongshot

    TheLongshot Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2002
    Messages:
    2,168
    Likes Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Often, fantasy and science fiction cross with horror. Personally, I think The Stand has some of all three. The basic concept is most certainly science fiction, which involves a good deal of horror and there are some fantasical elements as well.
     
  13. OrbWeaver

    OrbWeaver BECAUSE FALCONER

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    3,820
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Illinois, USA
    I can think of better Discworld novels by Pratchett that should have been on that list. I enjoyed all of them, but those two, while not the worst, aren't what I would consider the best, either. I think Reaper Man is probably the best one. I was pleased to see American Gods and Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, though. And Watership Down. I really enjoyed that novel in high school, though I remember being shocked that it was considered a kids book. The characters may have been bunnies, but there was nothing terribly kid-friendly about them. Still loved the book, though!
     
  14. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2001
    Messages:
    7,728
    Likes Received:
    297
    Trophy Points:
    83
  15. TheLongshot

    TheLongshot Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2002
    Messages:
    2,168
    Likes Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I had to go out and check the list out on my phone.

    While I can see an argument for Going Postal not being on the list (considering that I haven't read it.), I do think Small Gods does belong on the list. It is the one Pratchett book my wife really pushed me to read.

    The one that really stands out on the list for me is Heinlein's "The Cat Who Walked Through Walls". Really? I thought it was half a good book before it went off the deep end. If they were going to go with a late-era Heinlein, I would have rather have seen Friday on the list.

    It was also nice to see Piers Anthony's Incarnations Of Immortality on the list. For me, that was the highpoint of his writing career.
     
  16. Akumu

    Akumu Look at the tree.

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2007
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    CT
    Finished Hounded! I found the protagonist a biiiit overpowered, but I liked it. Fans of urban fantasy should definitely check this out - it's like American Gods meets Dresden Files. With druids. :)
     
  17. Justin G

    Justin G Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    5,170
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Northern VA
    Amazon is pushing that series hard based on my previous purchases. I guess I'll have to give the first one a go. Right now I'm enjoying

    [​IMG]
     
  18. ApolloFC

    ApolloFC Sax-Man

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Messages:
    1,256
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
    Started: Eye of the World
     
  19. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2001
    Messages:
    7,728
    Likes Received:
    297
    Trophy Points:
    83
    I'm sorry.
     
  20. Justin G

    Justin G Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    5,170
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Northern VA
    :lol:

    I don't know, there's something about reading those first few books the first time around. If he skips books 8-11, it might be a lot less frustrating.
     

Share This Page