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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive been scouting around 2nd hand book shops lately and Ive found a couple of (hopefully) goodies...

Vols 2 and 3 of The Book of the Short Sun ,The Shadow of the Torturer and Castleview by Gene Wolfe

Nevernesssssssssssss!!!!! (finally) and also The Broken God and The Wild by Zindell

and the 2nd and 3rd Vols of the Lyonesse Trilogy by Jack Vance.

Seems I just cant get a complete trilogy anywhere ... sigh. Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just placed a large Amazon order for:
-The Etched City, by KJ Bishop
-The Year of Our War, by Steph Swainston
-The Book of the New Sun (in two volumes), by Gene Wolfe
-The Healthy Dead, by Steven Erikson

After quite a while steadily working my way through various books and series, I seem at long last to be developing a 'to read' pile. Within twenty minutes of ordering I'd already stuck another book into my amazon shopping basket for later.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just bought the first novel in Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun at a flea market. I hope the rest of the series doesnt prove to be as illusive as some of his other works.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

in my 'to read' pile are The Da Vinci Code, Book of the New Sun, Hearts in Atlantis, and to finish Everything's Eventual and jonathon strange and mr norrell
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I just bought the first novel in Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun at a flea market. I hope the rest of the series doesnt prove to be as illusive as some of his other works.

If you mean are they easy to find, then, yes. Usually. But otherwise... hmm, how do I put this... Well, umm... no. Sorry. Mr. Green tBotNS is, by far, the most illusive (and probably allusive) of Wolfe's books. You can read it several times over and still not get a lot of what's going on. I certainly don't. Books have been written on those books.

For straightforward Wolfe, your closest bet would be The Wizard Knight or Latro.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Syl... (for the advice on Wolfe's works and correct and proper use of the english language. Razz Mr. Green)

For some reason its been very difficult to find much of his work here Sad

I think i will take your advice and look for something a little more straightforward for the time being Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley and Alphabet of Thorn by Patricia McKillip.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just ordered Drowned Wednesday, the third book of Garth Nix's kids' series Keys to the Kingdom. Smile Nix is a very creative writer, and I have enjoyed everything I have read by him. Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks Syl... (for the advice on Wolfe's works and correct and proper use of the english language. Razz Mr. Green)

For some reason its been very difficult to find much of his work here Sad

I think i will take your advice and look for something a little more straightforward for the time being Confused

Probably wise. I read Shadow of the Torturer myself recently, it mostly gave me a thundering headache. Imaginative and skillfully written, but dense to the point of impenetrability.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just ordered Neverness and The Broken God at my favourite book store - they will be in 2 weeks. But in the meantime, I bought The Man in the High Castle, by P.K. Dick.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just ordered Richard Matheson's Classic "I Am Legend" from Amazon.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Received Book 1 of Martin's ASOIAF: Game of Thrones yesterday.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks Syl... (for the advice on Wolfe's works and correct and proper use of the english language. Razz Mr. Green)

For some reason its been very difficult to find much of his work here Sad

I think i will take your advice and look for something a little more straightforward for the time being Confused

Probably wise. I read Shadow of the Torturer myself recently, it mostly gave me a thundering headache. Imaginative and skillfully written, but dense to the point of impenetrability.

Well, tBotNS is like a labyrinth (hence no surprise by a book titled The Solar Labyrinth that attempts to unravel it). It's complex and cleverly crafted, and trying to crash straight through it will wear you out. It's also much less stressful the next time you read it.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just ordered Richard Matheson's Classic "I Am Legend" from Amazon.


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Just ordered Neverness and The Broken God at my favourite book store - they will be in 2 weeks. But in the meantime, I bought The Man in the High Castle, by P.K. Dick.


I bought of those books at the Fernvale Markets along with "The Wild" for a total cost of $8. Two of the books had never been read so they are "as new". Sometimes its worth checking out 2nd bookshops and markets. You never know what treasures you are going to find. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Good on you, Infelice! Smile
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NEVERNESS IS OUT OF PRINT!!!!!!!!! You maniacs! you won't print them! God damn you! GOD DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Hidden Queen by Alma Alexander
The Crimson Sword by Eldon Thompson
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
The Carpet Makers by Andreas Eschbach
Flying in Place by Susan Palwick
Heartwood by Barbara Campbell
The Giant's Dance by Robert Carter
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I was in NYC this weekend and went to The Strand! 18 miles of books! <drool, slobber, etc.>

--Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson--1/2 price! Woohoo!

--Great Short Novels of Adult Fantasy ed. by Lin Carter--with a truly bizarre classic Ballantine cover, which for $1 was more than worth it--containing "Wall of Serpents" by Fletcher Pratt & L. Sprague de Camp; "The Kingdom of the Dwarfs" by Anatole France; "The Maker of Moons" by Robert W. Chambers; and "The Hollow Land" by William Morris.

--Year's Best Fantasy 3 ed. by David Gemmel, with stories by Gaiman, de Lint, Le Guin, Gene Wolf, Tanith Lee, and China Miéville, among others.

--Child's English and Scottish Popular Ballads.

--Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold ed. by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, with stories by Bruce Coville, Gaiman, and Tanith Lee.
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