/sffg/ - Science Fiction & Fantasy General

Booteefool
Booteefool

what are you reading
what you plan to read next
shill a book that isn't a meme
brainlets need not apply

FANTASY
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SCIENCE FICTION
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NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books:
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SF&F author listing with ratings and summaries:
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Previous Threads:
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ft.com/content/a10b14c8-2c15-11e8-9b4b-bc4b9f08f381
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tor.com/2016/10/07/the-what-he-did-the-poetic-science-fiction-of-cordwainer-smith/
blogs.plos.org/neurotribes/2010/09/21/tripping-cyborgs-and-organ-farms-the-fictions-of-cordwainer-smith/
aiweirdness.com/post/141313469232/cooking-with-cthulhu
youtube.com/watch?v=sPw5jblcwfs
paintedblindpublishing.com/2018/03/23/an-analysis-of-the-alchemical-tradition-behind-book-of-the-new-sun-part-ii-the-solve-et-coagula-of-terminus-est/
amazon.com/Lightning-Stenography-Device-M-Sullivan/dp/0996539514
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forum.mobilism.org/viewtopic.php?f=1293&t=2110187&hilit=Galaxy's Edge Legionnaire
veekyforums.com/thread/10890201/literature

massdebater
massdebater

first for webnovels are novels too

RumChicken
RumChicken

I will be away for a couple of days, so you'll have to do without my constant posting for a couple of threads. Happy reading!

Downloads: b-ok.org/s/?q=Childhood's End

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cum2soon
cum2soon

sanderfag a hack

TreeEater
TreeEater

what are you reading
Nonfiction.
what you plan to read next
Mists of Avalon.
shill a book that isn't a meme
Howl's Moving Castle is well written, comfy as fuck and have not been posted much the last year or so.
brainlets need not apply
Flag

Evilember
Evilember

What is the consensus on Lord of Light on here?

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TalkBomber
TalkBomber

just say R'hllor

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

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Supergrass
Supergrass

Mentioned and shilled from time to time. I've never seen anyone say anything bad about it.

StonedTime
StonedTime

Well in that case;
dropbox.com/s/btl0r7znlg7e9vp/apocalypsis.pdf?dl=0

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

finish all of mainline Dragonlance
sadfrog.exe
start the Prefect sequel
it's actually really fucking good
already read 1/4th of it
wow wee /sffg/

TreeEater
TreeEater

what's this?
unironically using papyrus as a title font

SniperGod
SniperGod

Does anyone actually keep up with the disparate 'zines like Cucksworld, Apex, BCS, etc.

My impression is that 99% of the stories are terrible

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

So is there a list of D&D fiction that's actually good/readable like there is for WH40k stuff?

My impression is that 99% of the stories are terrible

Hi welcome to genre fiction.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Hi welcome to genre fiction.
Or literally anything else.

Bidwell
Bidwell

hows this?

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PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Just finished the third book of the Gentlemen Bastards, eh it was okay. Then go to look if there's any info on the next book.

Ugh, another fantasy writer that starts a long series and gets increasingly slower with each book, least he doesn't seem to be quite as bad a Rothfuss or Martin. Yet.

But guess I'm not getting invested in this series

Snarelure
Snarelure

Magic: History, Theory, Practice - Dr. Ernst Schertel, annotated by Adolf Hitler
Edgy, sure, but interesting to see how Hitler thought and what he thought about something like magic.

History of Santhaaria
It's a large .png of a collective-creation, standard-fare fantasy world. A couple people working on it claimed up to 10-12, 000 people worked on it over the years. Whole website serves as a favourite example of how fantasy & worldbuilding can go wrong.

Maps of Meaning
The original, 10 years out prior to Bordan P Jeterson's reductivism of Campbell, Jung, et al's works. This one is Peter Jackson's intro to Cultural Geography, and how those two are intertwined.

Will also shill for two others, first up:
Archaeology & Folklore
This is Amy Gazin's edit, and part of the TAG (Theoretical Archaeology Group) series. If you're curious about humanity and how aspects of humanity have changed, or how we discern meanings and messages from the past -- much of the time with concrete examples -- most of the series is worthwhile. I'd suggest leaving out the Managing of & Theory of books because they're drier, less-applicable-knowledge kind of read.

Last shill, even if it is a rather imprecise blob of a meme:
Fief, A Look at Medieval Society from Its Lower Rungs
Can't say I care to know how many grains of rice are shat by peasants and dumped on the streets every hour, but this is the next best resource for estimation. If you learn by concept, the revised edition is an immaculate tool; if you're hard for exact quoted figures, precision, and rock-solid accuracy, maybe not the best resource.

For actual SFF, and not just books that help me write, Ian McDonald's Dervish House is my nightly read.

Seconding Howl's Moving Castle.

I did for a while, but got a promotion at work and traded time spent trying to sieve that shit for a 30% raise.

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PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

It's fantastic. Fairy-tale-ish, written with a really light touch.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

IIRC the delay for the Locke Lamora books has been because he got divorced and then got married again (to a woman who has published like 10 books in the same amount of time as the delay lol), so he's got a reasonable excuse.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Oh yeah, I don't lump him in with douchebags like Rothfuss who seem to delay just to delay, hopefully he'll be back to a more reasonable schedule after this book

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

The Worm Ouroboros is a heroic high fantasy novel by English writer Eric Rücker Eddison, first published in 1922. The book describes the protracted war between the domineering King Gorice of Witchland and the Lords of Demonland in an imaginary world that appears mainly medieval and partly reminiscent of Norse sagas

The Worm Ouroboros is often compared with J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (which it predates by 32 years). Tolkien read The Worm Ouroboros, and praised it in print.

Also, while The Lord of the Rings is written mostly in modern English, Eddison wrote The Worm Ouroboros largely in sixteenth-century English, making use of his experience translating Norse sagas and reading medieval and Renaissance poetry; a nearly unique approach among popular fantasy novels

The tale's morality has also been described as uncommon in modern fantasy; in particular, it differs sharply from Tolkien's heroism of the common man in a fight against evil and C. S. Lewis's Christian allegory. The Demon lords hold to the Old Norse warrior ethic of loyalty and glory. The leaders of Witchland are regarded as noble and worthy opponents; in the final chapter, Goldry Bluszco compares them very favorably with the "uncivil races" of Impland.

“But because day at her dawning hours hath so bewitched me, must I yet love her when glutted with triumph she settles to garish noon? . . . Who dares call me turncoat, who do but follow now as I have followed this rare wisdom all my days: to love the sunrise and the sundown and the morning and the evening star.”

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SniperWish
SniperWish

Don't judge a book by its title font.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

Martin, Rothfuss, Sanderson... not a fan.

After seeing the video of Gurm having a happy with bubbles, toy cars, and the pool at the stone-colored dollhouse I kind of feel for the man. Seems like he's stuck in a place where he genuinely cares about his readers but can't decide what to do or how to fix the show vs books thing, and he knows he's not getting any younger. Seems pretty isolated, and just didn't give himself the right work habits before he adulted into a default operation mode.

Rothfuss seems like an arrogant fuck who coat-tailed on the backs of established magic systems and doesn't give much of a fuck about his readership. Comes across as if he's doing a market trend analysis and altering his books to suit that, rather than just, y'know, putting pen to paper and respecting the people who pay for his works. Then again, Star Wars exists.
Star Wars existed, prior to Disneyfication.

Sanderson... don't know how to describe the distaste for that one. A kind of admiration or respect for someone who knows/figured out using philosophy and critical discernment to worldbuild. Yet also a strange dissatisfaction with his character, or how he presents himself and his works. Feels like the fantasy-fiction equivalent of the hipster-trash musician who wants to be seen as intelligent moreso than applying effort to develop it.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

I don't think you can really lump Sanderson in there, you can make an argument against what he does put out, but at the very least the guy has a work ethic instead of seemingly trying to milk his supposed status as a nerd celebrity like Rothfuss does while never actually putting out the actual material that made him popular(and Sanderson could have easily have done that after the Wheel of Time books and a couple of his own, instead he continually puts out new material including stuff that's different from his normal works like Steelheart or some of his short stories)

I guess I've just developed a burning dislike of Rothfuss to the point I don't like seeing anyone else even compared to him.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

You can't stop me!

Illusionz
Illusionz

Be free little one!

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

how is jonas a part of miles?

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Anybody got a epub of the sixth Amazon's Pledge book by Sarah Hawke? It's not up in the usual places.

Inmate
Inmate

oh shit its out already?

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

yes

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

what are you thoughts on oathbringer? I felt it was a hunk of shit.

RavySnake
RavySnake

Everyone starts talking about xianxia as soon as I finish what I think is supposed to be one, Cradle was really good. Read that because it's Will Wight though, not because of the genre, he could probably write mlp fanfiction and make it worth reading. If that even counts as one since it's not chinkshit. Might have been talked about before but my brain blanked it out.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

what are you reading
Red Mars, was kind of boring for a while, but it's pretty interesting now that I'm nearing the end.

what you plan to read next
Would like to read Arm of the Sphinx (Book II of the Books of Babel) but the audiobook hasn't turned up on pirate sites yet. I might start The Dragons Path or I'll continue with one of the several series that I've only read the first book of.

shill a book that isn't a meme
Uh, Senlin Ascends (Book I of the Books of Babel)

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farquit
farquit

cradle has been talked about plenty

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

find erotica audiobook
it's read by a man

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Burnblaze
Burnblaze

it's read by a man
that means its aimed towards women.

Emberburn
Emberburn

It's not though

Flameblow
Flameblow

which book

WebTool
WebTool

daniel black

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

i wouldnt consider that erotica.
just because something has sex in it doesnt mean its erotica.
by that logic pretty much everything that has graphic sex in it is now considered erotica.

TechHater
TechHater

Well ok.
I still don't want a dude to narrate me sex scenes.

5mileys
5mileys

Just reread this book.
It's absolute literature-kino, even despite being classified as YA.
the attempted poisoning
head in a box
references to "severed children"
mysterious conscious particles
seductive woman abducting children
armored bears and witches
edgy atheism
>experimenting on children in the north
that fucking ending with the betrayal, the door between worlds and Mrs. Coulter and Asriel.

What's not to like?

askme
askme

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Inmate
Inmate

Yeah it came out last month, she's working on a scifi story now IIRC.

Would you mind posting it please?

Playboyize
Playboyize

a month and its still not on mobilisim or on irc?
holy fuck.
here i am going insane because the third book of heartstone saga has been out for a few days and im refreshing mobilism every few hours since release and checking like twice a day on undernet and irchighway.
jesus people are slacking.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

where is book 1/2 of that
is it on undernet

StonedTime
StonedTime

oh neermind it was on mobilism
I guess google is getting seriously faggy about not showing "piracy" stuff

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

just use the search on mobilism.
also yandex is way better for piracy stuff.
its actually kind of amazing how much shit yandex finds. the chinks seem to not give a fuck at all.

WebTool
WebTool

Same speech patterns and improptu jokes and likely to have originated from the same place. Moreso, there are hints that his attachment to Sev as Jonas stems from Sev having saved him in his past(but Sev's future). Sev also meets a boatsman in the scene where he Eata, Drotte and Roche who has the same speech patterns and jokes so it might be a cultural/occupational quirk. Then again, it might not. It might very well be that Jonas the robot was repaired using Miles the man's parts. Or he was the man transformed into a robot and his memories became muddled.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Him Eata, Drotte and Roche go to the Sanguinary Fields* is what I meant.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Gentlemen Bastards
Never tell anyone to read past the first book.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Considering how long time Rothfuss spend editing the first book and how much worse the second actually turned out from an editing perspective I believe he's stuck in some kind of editing hell, desperately trying to turn his third doorstopper into something readable to save his opus.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Heroes!

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Firespawn
Firespawn

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New_Cliche
New_Cliche

мoжeш cкaзaть мнe oдин лeгкo и хopoший книги в pycccкий язык??
я нe хoчy читaть книги для дeтeй, нo я инocтpaнeц и eщe нe гoвopить нeплoхo

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

I don't understand a word. Write in english pls. Cпacибo!

Lunatick
Lunatick

Ah, i get it.
Moжeшь пocoвeтoвaть мнe oднy лeгкyю и хopoшyю книгy нa pyccкoм языкe?
Я нe хoчy читaть книги для дeтeй, нo я инocтpaнeц и eщe нe мoгy гoвopить/читaть пoлнoцeннo.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

How are the other Black Company books?
I read the first trilogy and enjoyed it, are the others worth it?

King_Martha
King_Martha

I don't think Sanderson's ever presented himself as some kind of writing genius. In fact, he freely admits that his prose is the weakest part of his writing.

He's always struck me as very down-to-earth, especially for writers, who often tend more towards narcissistic neurosis.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

And i can't, sorry. All i read in russian is hardcore classic stuff like Petersburg by Andrei Bely or The heart of Parma, or Cherdyn - Princess mountains by Alexsei Ivanov. This shit is hard even for native speakers.

Well hm. You can try this tho:
Apкaдий и Бopиc Cтpyгaцкиe - "Bтopoe нaшecтвиe мapcиaн".
It's short and funny but very deep and i think this is their best work.

farquit
farquit

я нaчaл изyчaть pyccкий языкь в пpoшлoм гoдy и тo я нe мoгy гoвopить хopoшo. Ho, я мoгy нeмoнoгo пoнимaть и тoгдa хoчy читaть oдин книгy пo pyccкий. Знaeшь нeкoтopыe нe cлoжнo и пpocты книги кaк тo?

5mileys
5mileys

yea this lol

I'll look it up, thanks! nvm this

Evilember
Evilember

yeah northern lights is excellent, wasn't sure about the knife one nor the final conclusion, but holy shit steampunk ultra-greenwich with magic little girls was excellent

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Quick, /sffg/! Post real maps that would make good fantasy maps

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kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

the white human bard spends the adventure impregnating as many brown elves as possible

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

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Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

I've been reading a lot of classic sci fi lately and you can tell that these people wrote for money. Jack vance and poul anderson for example can be really atrocious at times. You just can't write as much and as rapidly as they did without sacrificing a good deal of quality.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Jack vance and poul anderson for example can be really atrocious at times.
they were better than about 99% of current science fiction writers

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

youtube.com/watch?v=jVhlJNJopOQ

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

They really weren't and neither was Asimov, their influence on the genre notwithstanding.

FastChef
FastChef

no one says asimov has fantastic prose or anything though. i am saying that you are a dumb edgy faggot though. youre statement is meaningless anyway

hurrrr sometimes vance and anderson are amazing and live up to the hype! but sometimes some of the random books they put out dont

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Dreamworx
Dreamworx

neither was Asimov
Good sci-fi has almost always been about the ideas and story than the actual quality of the writing.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

good reply

MPmaster
MPmaster

But this is the:
Author couldn't be bothered to actually be creative with the geography, so he just scribbled some wrinkled lines on a piece of paper
shape.

girlDog
girlDog

Bullshit. Wolfe, Herbert, Dick or LeGuin got beautiful prose. Clarke, at times, leaves you grasping for air.

5mileys
5mileys

The 26th Years Best SF edited by Gardner Dozois
I found it in a secondhand library for $8AUD, perfect condition, so I figured why not

massdebater
massdebater

almost always
almost
Of course there are exceptions but most of the classic aren't noted for there literary merits.

Clarke, at times, leaves you grasping for air.
Got to disagree with you on this one. Clarke was competent at best. His prose was always kind of flat.

idontknow
idontknow

As you know Bob, Good sci-fi has almost always been about the ideas and story than the actual quality of the writing.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

id like to point out how retarded it is for meme wolf to set it in worst america. all the climate and geography features and whatnot are exactly the same millions of year in the future as they are right NOW? its a setting where the point is that its so far in the future and so much has happened that everything is totally different, people dont even remember what the english langue was but people are still drinking meme tea? south america is still full of jungles and mountains and large rivers and you can still island hop to the south poll?

i had some idea that it was set in some crazy place like Australia where draining seas have created a land bridge to asia or that the polls have flipped and south was north and north was south...but nope sev is just chilling out in Buenos Aires...

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Methshot
Methshot

Wolfe
Maybe
Herbert
Nope
Dick
Nooooooooope
LeGuin
Eh
Clarke
Nope

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

I'd like to point out you're retarded.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

states that the climate and environment have changed
also states that the climate and environment are actually exactly the same as they are now

hmmm

FastChef
FastChef

You're still retarded.

Illusionz
Illusionz

No not really. Modern authors, no matter how bad, take more time to write their books, and thus come out more nuanced and better put together. The average anderson or vance novel is little more than a series of random events and pointlessly strung-togehter incidents.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

Good ideas + shitty writing = shitty novel. Good ideas could be hard to come up with, but if you cannot convey them to the reader in a gripping manner then they're not worth shit.

King_Martha
King_Martha

No disagreement from me but someone like Azimov was a great example of amazing ideas but only a workman-like writer and honestly that was enough.

cum2soon
cum2soon

azimov

Neck yourself

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PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Good argument.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Don't be such a fucking babby. You knew what he meant

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

they still had better prose, you can argue about the structure of their books but as far as writing goes Anderson and Vance were far more talented than almost anyone else working today

viagrandad
viagrandad

Any revenge fantasy on a scale similar to Monte Cristo? That was one fo the most satisfying books I've ever read. The fact that he even got a happy ending with his greek waifu was even better.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

I can't help you in fantasy but two choices come to mind in science fiction. Alfred Bester wrote The Stars My Destination deliberately as a SF Monte Cristo and it's lively stuff. Jack Vance's Demon Princes is entirely an intergalactic revenge sequence over 5 books against a group of crime magnates.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Best Served Cold by Joe Abercombie

RumChicken
RumChicken

Neil Gayman
haha

DeathDog
DeathDog

and the Engineer series by KJ Parker.

There's also Talon of the Silver Hawk by Ray Fiest, but that's deep into the Riftwar series.

Bidwell
Bidwell

While I do think they've gotten worse, and not just for purely ideological reasons, they've always been well over 90% garbage. Panning through the river of garbage for gems, or even passable writing, is practically its own hobby.

idontknow
idontknow

It's good, and a little lighter-hearted than Vance's usual. It does get rushed towards the end, but that's the price you pay for an author actually wrapping up his story in three even-length volumes.

Techpill
Techpill

Xianxia is a rather particularly Chinese genre. Cradle might be xianxia-influenced but it's not the real deal.

Emberburn
Emberburn

Golden Compass/Northern Lights is great. The problem is that Pullman ultimately bit off more than he could chew as an author and the series declines in every way after the first book before culminating in a retarded ending.

FastChef
FastChef

Martin is a burnout, Sanderson is a hack, Rothfuss let early success go to his head. Rothfuss is by far the worst of them. GRRM would still have a solid reputation if he'd never hit it Big with ASOIAF and while I don't like Sanderson's writing at all he's at least unpretentious in filling his niche.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

yeah, somehow, despite the mormanism, i kind of like sanderson and he seems like a great guy to hangout with and talk about books with.

Snarelure
Snarelure

Stormlands
Westerlands
The North
Riverlands
Gull Town
Weeping Town
Why does GRRM suck at naming things?

DeathDog
DeathDog

I imagine at some point you just stop caring about trying to come up with names.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

you should look at the etymology of actual place names in europe and report back.

massdebater
massdebater

Mists of Avalon is good

Emberburn
Emberburn

As someone who actually hails from the North of England, believe me when I say these all sound extremely realistic

Firespawn
Firespawn

Northerners aren't people

RumChicken
RumChicken

shill a book that isn't a meme
The Dosadi Experiment is pretty great. It's got frog people that are part of an intergalactic cabal attempting to develop a form of immortality, so I'm surprised dumb frogposters haven't utilized it yet.

Herbert is my favorite author, but his prose is definitely the worst thing about his writing.

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CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Aside from Newcastle

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

big news Three Body nerds

ft.com/content/a10b14c8-2c15-11e8-9b4b-bc4b9f08f381

"Investors, for example, say Amazon is in talks that will probably result in its earmarking $1bn to acquire the rights and to produce three seasons of episodes based on a science fiction trilogy known by the title of the first volume, The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin, a work that is wildly popular in China. It will prove more of a blockbuster than Game of Thrones, some mainland industry insiders predict. The rights are held by Lin Qi, the chairman of Youzu Interactive, primarily a developer of online games that is listed in China"

Emberburn
Emberburn

i spent too fucking long getting confused with the new google image viewer to download this image to go and not post it

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SniperGod
SniperGod

Dumb series for brainlets, no wonder its popular in China.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

yeah but the important question is how many characters are they going to make niggers?

Bidwell
Bidwell

what are you reading
Ethics because planning to go back to school
what you plan to read next
Stormlight Archives (heard this was really "anime" though) or pick Dune back up from Children of Dune
shill a book that isn't a meme
Lest Darkness Fall

Snarelure
Snarelure

Never read any of Jack Vance's stuff before, where should I start?

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Fairytale? Lyonesse

Dark Fantasy? Dying Earth

Sci-fi? Demon Princes

takes2long
takes2long

all these fantasy books filled with explicit sex and wish fulfillment like wild wastes and daniel black
none of them cater to my fetishes
Well not yet anyway. I'm half tempted to write my own. I wonder how degenerate I can get.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

none of them cater to my fetishes
Such as?

Spamalot
Spamalot

Anyone read the Divine Cities trilogy? I'm looking for a new sci-fi/fantasy trilogy, any recs? "Modern" preferably.

Nojokur
Nojokur

Divine Cities was great, I really enjoyed it.

You might also like the Wolfhound Century series by Peter Higgins.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

I'll check it out, thanks.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

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Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Motherfucker

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

what are you reading
Dying Inside by Robert Silverberg
what you plan to read next
Plague of Pythons by Frederik Rohl
Shill a book that isn't a meme
Wolfbane by Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth

MPmaster
MPmaster

your fetish is to project your fetish onto everyone around you?

King_Martha
King_Martha

AYYYYYY

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CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Is Perdido Street Station worth its thickness, anons who have read it?
It's the only genre thing on my shelf that's interesting to me right now but I'm a brainlet and it would take a long time to read.

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Lunatick
Lunatick

I didn't care for it -- the world was a mess of one thing after the next. Oh and there are bugmen. Oh and there are demons. Oh and there are these, oh and there are those. That kind of thing.

Strong ending though.

On the other hand, I loved The City and The City.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

what are you reading
Just finished Veil of Spears (Beaulieu) and Use of Weapons (Banks) yesterday
what you plan to read next
I have lots of books by Dick saved, The Thing Itself (Roberts) and More than Human (Sturgeon). If I can't find anything to read it will be The Divine Invasion. I'm also waiting for Early Riser (Fforde) ... fuck the lack of SoG sequel or even prequel though.
shill a book that isn't a meme
A Maze of Death. The ending gave me the chills and Delmak-O has to be one of the creepiest places in scifi. I also love the Building, it reminds me of the Red Building in the Doomed City (Strugatskys).

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lostmypassword
lostmypassword

Alright then, I guess I won't be picking up any genre until I buy Wolfe's New Sun, that one interests me enough to read it no matter what.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

When is that fagget will wight putting out more audiobooks?
I can't complete book 3 of the Traveler's gate series because of him.

Techpill
Techpill

I doubt explicit incest would ever sell in a western market. Though I guess you could get away with brother/sister, but mother son? No way. Sticking to Japanese stuff would be your best bet if you want that.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Read a history of Ptolemaic Egypt or something.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

actually there is a lot of incest erotica.
its however mainly targeted at women.
you cannot believe the incredible amounts of femsmut there is.
its even worse because theres like 5 new books a week.
for every erotica book that targets men theres like 300 that targets women.
its a staggering amount of smut. and that doesnt even factor in gay smut. thats a whole other mess.

t. ex small bookstore employee.

we had two sections in our store.
the "front" where all the normal books where, new releases, "blockbusters" etc.
and then there was the backdoor.
almost as big as the front and really only visited by women and fruits. the girl i shared my shift with was right in that demographic too and weather i wanted to or not she told all about the shit she read and whats about to come out.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

So, do you know any good hetero incest titles? Asking for a friend

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

This. Preferably ones with mother/son stuff. Not for me of course, it's for my friend.

Supergrass
Supergrass

nope sorry.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

Are those tower of babel books good or a meme?

They seem to have taken off purely because of Mark Lawrence recommending them, and whilst I actually like his new series I'm suspicious of writer recs

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

I read Wasp, an entertaining little 1957 science fiction novel by British author Eric Frank Russell. Here, Earth is losing a war to a vastly numerically superior Sirian empire. The book's protagonist is a man who volunteers to be dropped alone onto a remote Sirian planet with the aim of waging asymmetrical warfare; undermining the enemy war effort by inciting fear and unrest among the population; diverting as many resources from the front lines as possible, with as little means and resources as possible.

This begins with graffiti, rumor-mongering, and phony bombs, and soon progresses to collaborations with local organised crime, assassinations and sabotage. The narrator carefully explains the motivations and effects of each act in a way that is very instructive and gives the novel a somewhat subversive feel. In any case, these is plenty of action, cat-and-mouse games with the secret police (including a tense jailbreak scene) and a great deal of hard-boiled dialogue. Overall a 5/5 dino book and the most fun read I've had since Leigh Brackett.

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MPmaster
MPmaster

Hellish, disturbing, and uncanny dark fantasy. I have an itch!

Any suggestions?

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Illusionz
Illusionz

I've been waiting for a while for the Chinese-made movie. As far as I've gathered, they've finished filming years ago but it is stuck in post-production, as they can't seem to make the effects not look shit or something. Or they ran out of money. It had some nice concept and promotional art.
Looks like Amazon might beat them to it.

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BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Why do all of Mark Lawrence's reviews of other fantasy authors' works on Goodreads seem vaguely scummy?

Booteefool
Booteefool

Bored of reading GRI trash? Need a respectable book to keep in your shelf for when you bring that hot date home? Buy Ubik the novel today, available wherever quality literature is sold!

King_Martha
King_Martha

I've read the first book and I really liked it. So I'm saying it's good.

Spamalot
Spamalot

posting quotes from your own books
shit is just tacky, my man

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w8t4u
w8t4u

Reading some of his blog he seems like a massive whore. But whatever, not like I pay him anything, his new series is at least readable compared to his previous shit.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Okay, I readed Childhood's End. What do now? I feel like putting things in my butt.

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TurtleCat
TurtleCat

So I ended up taking the bait

library at mount char is pretty good so far, but I think i'll need to get deeper before I understand what that shitposter is so obsessed

this work?

is that good? It has my attention

what are you reading
LaMC and Ward at the moment

what you plan to read next
No clue. I've still got Name Of The Wind sitting on my shelf

shill a book that isn't a meme
If anyone's interested in a comfy book that's perfect for a Del Toro movie try A Green And Ancient Light

it's about a boy staying in an ambiguous european country with his grandma during one of the world wars who ends up hiding a wounded enemy soldier in a garden full of mysterious statues and engravings with a satyr looking after him

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BinaryMan
BinaryMan

No, it was robust and altogether spell-binding; foreign with a familiar Asimovian feel.

how many characters are they going to make niggers?
Ha! I already pictured them all this way when I was reading it to prepare for this day. Checkpoint: Atheists.

they can't seem to make the effects not look shit
When has that ever stopped the Chins from releasing a picture?

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Ignoramus
Ignoramus

I've still got Name Of The Wind sitting on my shelf
Save yourself the trouble and stay away.

girlDog
girlDog

Next in the backlog, what am I in for?

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Poker_Star
Poker_Star

is that good?
Yes.

Flameblow
Flameblow

what are you reading
Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb.
what do you plan to read next
Either Contact by Carl Sagan or Count of Monte Cristo
shill a book that isn't a meme
I'm gonna shill the whole Liveship Traders trilogy. It's got some really neat ideas and does well to explore them, the family drama + fantasy thing is really neat, too. Some of its storylines have some not-so-subtle feminist undertones, but it never gets annoying and doesn't show feminism in a positive light only, so I'm pretty fine with that.

Supergrass
Supergrass

What am I in for?

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DeathDog
DeathDog

Rothfuss is an arrogant fucking cunt. I even enjoyed his first book, but he's holding the third one hostage and he's a liar. He's blatantly lied to his readers, and he just doesn't seem like a very nice person though he tries so goddamn hard to come across as one. Fuck him.

TechHater
TechHater

tweeting your own quotes from your own books and RETWEETING them

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Long, boring, main characters are invincible and the world feels like a safe and padded playground. The magic powers are more convenient than interesting (she can take mental screenshots? really, Sanderson?) and Shallan is just getting worse and worse. I had to struggle through at least the last 1/3 of it quite badly.

Illusionz
Illusionz

Dogman best man. It's a good series overall. The stand-alones are largely good too. Avoid his recent YA books.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

Manchildren

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

crimson guards returning

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

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WebTool
WebTool

That tiny isthmus is especially ridiculous.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

That isn't a power. IIRC, every Radiant has some one thing that they are very skilled at. It's more of a side effect, as something similar occurs on Scadrial with Twinborn, but isn't present within all forms of Investiture.

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Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Seconding. I enjoyed the first three quite a bit.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

Same, no clue when it's coming out. Probably going to watch it illegally online with my Chinese housemate lol, get him to translate

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Who else feels depressed at the end of a series?

Warlock of the magus world wrapping up with its terrible ending has left me empty inside and I'm afraid to start another series.

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Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

shill a book that isn't a meme

I'm going to re-shill something that's been shilled to me here in /sffg/.
If you like alien technology you should check out Gateway. It's a novel about humanity trying to fix their resource crisis after they find an ancient alien space station. The station is full of FTL ships with pre-set destinations that they can use to find planets; unfortunately they struggle to understand exactly how the ships work so many of the "prospectors" die. Much of the book is dedicated to the weird but totally plausible economic system that seeks to exploit Gateway for humanity's purposes.

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Evilember
Evilember

hard scifi

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

It's not that hard that's what she said. It has FTL travel and a robot therapist. On this scale tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness I'd put it somewhere on 4.

As for the human interest: the protagonist is a rich but depressed man talking to his robot therapist (in flashbacks) about his adventures on Gateway. The themes are survivor's guilt, sexual relationships, basic things like fear of death and desire for wealth.
He is unlikeable because he's an asshole who doesn't treat people as well as they deserve (he admits this), but you might find him relatable if you don't consider yourself super enlightened on existentialism but have thought about those things. For example, a quote I really liked:
Anyway, that's what life is, just one learning experience after another, and when you're through with all the learning experiences you graduate and what you get for a diploma is, you die
I know it's nothing super novel or profound, but it kind of hit me for some reason.

Spamalot
Spamalot

Haven't seen you in months dinos-as-ratings user.

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viagrandad
viagrandad

Elysium Fire was REALLY FUCKING SWELL but
tfw another book I can't talk about with /sffg/

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TurtleCat
TurtleCat

it's a name fag that was pushing webnovel shit
Why am I not surprised? Namefags the worst.

eGremlin
eGremlin

How much advertising and product placement is in this novel.

FastChef
FastChef

Don't be a gaping faggot user, sometimes we all need something suitable for reading on meal breaks at work.

Methshot
Methshot

You do realize this statement would only make sense to a cell-wielding millennial?

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

millennial

Or literally anyone who works a full time job, the web/ light novel was built for the Japanese business man and his busy lifestyle.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Or literally anyone who works a full time job
This is exactly what I mean. You seem to think it solves a problem that has never been solved before.

Soft_member
Soft_member

No, I don't. That's a conclusion you've drawn all on your own.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

This entire argument is just a sad leadup to me asserting I take paperbacks for reading on meal breaks at work.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

That is a very sad lead up.

Supergrass
Supergrass

As a racist, I was very amused that Liu constantly would refer to the great civilizations of Europe, Asia, and the Americas and conspicuously leave out Africa. He did throw in the token abo though.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Not to bring up the web novel thing again but midway through warlock of the magus world There's a part where the MC genocides a population of natives with plague and the author seemed genuinely impressed by Americas example of poisoning the natives, wuxia world had to post a giant ass disclaimer at the beginning of the arc.

I share your pain user.

Emberburn
Emberburn

As someone who actively tries not to practise racism, I read into Liu's civilisations as in pic.

I'm a bit of a world-building/map nerd, but I find the idea of dividing the world into three like this very interesting. The most obvious anomalies are Mid-East/North Africa, and Australia.
As an aside, I found Palmer's decentralised world of Terra Incognata fascinating, with something like New Zealand being in the EU making so much sense, even though it's geographically distinct.

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Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

As a racist
It's my fetish to take a racist person's mother/daughter /sister and make her love me by repeated amounts of sex.
The Spanish and Europeans were onto something when they repeatedly raped women until tney wanted it. I just find a curious female with a close racist relative and dick her. With enough orgasms you can make anyone fall in love.

Bidwell
Bidwell

I had a small break from reading SF to read Wodehouse, Dickens, and Chesterton, and a bout of flu, so it's been a couple of months. On the unread pile: Vance's Dragon Masters, Sprague DeCamp's Rogue Queen, Gene Wolfe's Soldier In The Mist. It'll probably be Leigh Brackett's novella Enchantress Of Venus next.

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Skullbone
Skullbone

a big list of literally whos

wow I'm impressed

Lunatick
Lunatick

How degenerate of you.

viagrandad
viagrandad

Gene Wolfe
literal who
Really books my new suns

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

The Spanish and Europeans
Is Spain not in Europe now? I'm very supportive of this idea, merely checking

takes2long
takes2long

Leave Geddy alone

likme
likme

The Spanish and Europeans
Spain on suicide watch

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

Racially, they're closer to the Africans.

cum2soon
cum2soon

How many of you make your own audiobooks?
What tts voice do you guys use?

Emberburn
Emberburn

I read in Droopy's voice and when dialogue comes up I alternate between Southern Wolf and Top Cat

Firespawn
Firespawn

Any of you read complete chronicles of conan? Probably the best book ever written desu.

RavySnake
RavySnake

Reading the last of the fundation trilogy (Asimov) and i don't want what i'm feeling to end. What do I read after i'm done?

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

I have. It's not, the stories are pretty repetitive. Take a week long break between them and it's perfect.

Evilember
Evilember

How do you program the tts program to alternate with dialogue and narration?

Do you record each separate? Or does Bolka do all?

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Did you read Midnight Tides & Reaper's Gale?

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

I believe user is pulling your leg by referring to her peculiar mode of sub-vocalization.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

Just finished this collection, it was highly enjoyable. It's made up of six standalone stories about life in different cities on a dying earth. From the cover and description, I expected a straight Vance pastiche... while there are shades of him throughout (particularly in the Paris & Rome stories), the book has its own unique feel. The New York story, for example, is proto-cyberpunk (the protag works maintenance on the outside of a giant skyscraper controlled by various corporations). The themes of historical repetition and reincarnation are visited throughout. You dumbasses who refuse to read womeme authors are missing out

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5mileys
5mileys

I would renew my Asimov's subscription if it wasn't printed on such trash paper.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Anybody else read Cordwainer Smith? The Game of Rat and Dragon is a fantastic short story and I'm looking to get into his longer stuff.

King_Martha
King_Martha

All of his stuff is great. I'm partial to Muther Hitton's Littul Kittons (or however the fuck he spells it), Ballad of Lost C'mell, Dead Lady of Clown Town, and Planet Named Shayol... the latter featuring some truly disgusting body horror

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Thanks my dood!

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

Are there any of those "kid ends up in another world and has to get home" stories that are urban fantasy rather than rural fantasy?

Snarelure
Snarelure

Any Greg Egan fans? I am seriously addicted to everything this man writes and couldn’t find anything that compares to his style.

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Nojokur
Nojokur

I've read ABOUT some of his stuff and it made me scared. Seemed too impregnable.

Evilember
Evilember

tfw ywn have your own infinitely expanding section of permutation city to yourself to play god in

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Spazyfool
Spazyfool

I'm feeling like reading well-written stuff with fanfiction plots for cheap thrills. Can anyone recommend me something where a guy/kid is on the lowest rung of society in his village/city, then goes on adventure and returns as a mix of Richie Rich and Chad Thundercock to stick the aforementioned riches and cock into the faces of previously disrespectful elders and disinterested girls?

The wind-up and pay-off I want particularly is:
you suck, we don't want you
[adventuring sounds]
you're so rich, cool and handsome now
we so want your friendship and cock
Beauties who spurned him and now are desperately horny for him and big cheeses who treated him like dirt and now crawl on their knees for his favor are a big plus. So basically revenge by success.

Yes, I know I'm asking for garbage. I've recently read a series where the hero goes trough a lot of shit just to retire contentedly in a small cottage sans comeuppance, fame or glory. I need some recovery salve in the form of something like what I'm asking for.

If you know something like this that's also GOOD, I'd be surprised and thankful.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

I'd say literally(figuratively) any xianxia, but
good

Supergrass
Supergrass

Egan is the man, I know there are a handful of folks here that like him. I still think Purmutation City is his best (it's also the first of his I read...that shit just stuck). I can't say I've read his newer stuff tho.

hairygrape
hairygrape

what are you reading
Words of Radiance
what you plan to read next
Shadow Throne
shill a book that isn't a meme
The Witchwood Crown

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

what are you reading
I'm riding Bakker's dick pretty hard...I like what I'm reading. Half-way through The Judging Eye now. Kellhus is a boob, Akka is the man, all women are whores, WHAT DO YOU SEE????
what you plan to read next
Saying I play to read book 2 of the Aspect-Emperor books would be stupid, tho that's obviously the case. after I finish the series, however, I plan some Kafka, as I've never read his stuff before. sorry that's not really SFF.
shill a book that isn't a meme
oo boy this'll be a tough one. honestly I think EVERY sci-fi/fantasy book I have his either a) meme worthy or b) not worth recommending. Hyperion, Dune, PKD, even old stuff like Mote in Gods Eye, you all fucking know.
regardless, pic related, read some Reynolds.

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Nojokur
Nojokur

Axiomatic is really fucking good, probably the best short story collection I have ever encountered. Luminous is also nice.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

xianxia
???
martial arts genre
Whut? How do riches figure into this? And isn't the whole point of martial arts to become a better person and not desire shit like petty revenge?

likme
likme

become a better person
Too generic. It's more of a notion of self-control (if whoever is instructing you isn't a lazy ass).

askme
askme

Xianxia is more like "man must become greater and more evil *eyes glow*" than "becoming better."

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

subbies believe they rape someone into submission

Come on user, don't act like shitskins haven't been the primary proponents of rape for all of human history.

Playboyize
Playboyize

he thinks russia doesn't exist

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RavySnake
RavySnake

Cordwainer Smith
I'm only familiar with his S.F. Masterworks books but I thought Norstrilia was excellent.

tor.com/2016/10/07/the-what-he-did-the-poetic-science-fiction-of-cordwainer-smith/
blogs.plos.org/neurotribes/2010/09/21/tripping-cyborgs-and-organ-farms-the-fictions-of-cordwainer-smith/

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Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

this makes me happy i didnt suffer through and finish it, i was reading it until a few weeks ago and was getting progressively bored for a while and ended up stopping at like 1080 or something at the start of shadow world

cum2soon
cum2soon

You didn't miss out on much user, it's weird because the first few arcs are amazing and genuinely feel like old timey near pulp with that lovely Chinese world view.

Then he started cribbing the D&D setting and the wheel fell off.

RavySnake
RavySnake

game comes with free audiobook
"lol okay that's quaint"
listen to it months later in the car

Surprisingly it's pretty good, kinda David Drake in style.

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Soft_member
Soft_member

Just read Annihilation. It's trash.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Film's pretty good though.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Yeah the trailer looks better than the book was.

What should I read next, Old Man's War or Voyage of the Space Beagle. I need to cleanse my pallet and they're both in my backlog.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Does this general like Alan Dean Foster?
I'm reading pic related and loving how fleshed out the planet of Ansion is.
Are his Humanx books good?

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Gigastrength
Gigastrength

Haven't read VotSB. Read Old Man's War and stop at the first book

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

The digits have spoken. Thanks bud.

farquit
farquit

i recommend old mans war book 1 and 3.
skip 2 and ignore all the rest.

SniperWish
SniperWish

I think the short stories about the diplomatic team are worth reading if you're a fan of Keith Laumer's Retief stuff.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

erotic novels that get so caught up in plot & characters & shit happening that they forget to have ANY FUCKING EROTIC SCENES

wtf

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Name 600 books that do this.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

There was this series I read as a child, written by a female author about god children who were stolen from a magical garden (they took some flowers with them that turned into magical stones) then left to grow into adults, who developed super magical powers, etc that just turned into graphically depicted rape scenes between some blonde chick and her uncle for like two chapters.

So, the exact opposite of what you've mentioned but still.

Illusionz
Illusionz

the occasional blow job and "they didn't sleep much that night" just doesn't fucking do it for me!

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

hey, it's flavoranon

should I do this? I'm embarrassed to admit it, but i'm seriously debating using this for a gimmick. It's just too perfect, and I did want to write a cookbook some day anyway

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Burnblaze
Burnblaze

tuon is white

likme
likme

aiweirdness.com/post/141313469232/cooking-with-cthulhu

Playboyize
Playboyize

flavoranon was also squat bro

SniperWish
SniperWish

Hey nerd kikes, can you recommend me some fantasy that is similar in theme, characters and mood to Dark Souls or Berserk?

vid related:
youtube.com/watch?v=sPw5jblcwfs

thanks, God bless you

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MPmaster
MPmaster

I've seen this bait on so many boards yet it always catches me by surprise.

takes2long
takes2long

I’ve decided to cut back on vidya for a bit, I don’t play too often just at the wrong times. So, to counter that I’m going to start reading halo books. I’ve heard that some of the forerunner books are surprisingly good. Have any of you read them?

Snarelure
Snarelure

nice gas lighting faggot

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DeathDog
DeathDog

why not read the warhammer books, similar space marine shit but the characters, writing and battles are sometimes decent and fun

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JunkTop
JunkTop

Sounds good, much appreciated.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

I've read some halo books. They're fine, paint-by-numbers military sf.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

Someone post /sffg/'s apocryphal memes sheet

JunkTop
JunkTop

Hey /sffg/, just thought you might like my essay series on Gene Wolfe's BOOK OF THE NEW SUN. I'm really passionate about the writing and am analyzing it symbolism for its alchemical tradition.

paintedblindpublishing.com/2018/03/23/an-analysis-of-the-alchemical-tradition-behind-book-of-the-new-sun-part-ii-the-solve-et-coagula-of-terminus-est/

Also my new sci-fi/fantasy novel is out so you should check that out if you're into psychedelic explorations of consciousness.

amazon.com/Lightning-Stenography-Device-M-Sullivan/dp/0996539514

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Bidwell
Bidwell

All writing—all art—is, by definition, a work of active imagination.
Yeah, stopped right there. You get an F.

idontknow
idontknow

alchemical tradition.
Dropped

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

Your cover is too pretentious for me.

TreeEater
TreeEater

My friend recommended Ready player one to me and after reading that neckbeard nostalgiacrap I will forever ignore anything he recommends.

WebTool
WebTool

Check out the podcast "372 pages we'll never get back" for some catharsis, basically it's Michael J. Nelson and one of the Rifftrax writers savaging the book.

Nojokur
Nojokur

What's a good "literary" novel that includes a fuckload of magic?

SniperGod
SniperGod

Not that user but thanks for letting me know about this. This looks pretty awesome.

StonedTime
StonedTime

bump

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

Is there an easy way to make a recommendation chart? I don't want to just drag all the pictures and align them manually.

Soft_member
Soft_member

I used Inkscape.

WebTool
WebTool

Stop being an autist and caring about alignment.

Methshot
Methshot

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CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Talk to Marc
Haven't seen him in years.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Hi I'm new to reading are there any manga like shadow of the torturer?

JunkTop
JunkTop

Welcome to why making charts are so hard.

Playboyize
Playboyize

The finest epic fantasy trilogy in recent memory!

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

That's what passes for erotica these days? Man it's way more tame than I was led to believe. Just how lame and milquetoast is 50 Shades of Grey then?

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

If there was everybody would make their own charts with minimal effort. One of the main challenges is finding art work and placing it onto the page so it looks good. It's not challenging or complicated, it's just tedious and time consuming. Most of the charts I have tried to make I give up on at that stage.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

I just read the king killer chronicles.

What is the general opinion on those books in /sffg/?

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

If there was everybody would make their own charts with minimal effort.
And why not? If there's anything I've learned about computers over the years is that the more tedious some manual work is, the more likely it is that it's already been automated and you just don't know about it. It seems a no-brainer that there should be a tool to dump images into a program and have them arranged symmetrically in a grid while maintaining aspect ration. There are collage makers online that are pretty simple but most of them are for photos and don't do what I want them to.

I ended up just using Letterboxd for this shitpost I made about movies.

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massdebater
massdebater

absolutely garbage & the writer is a retarded libshit who rants about impeaching trump before he'll publish another book

Nojokur
Nojokur

It's pretty good desu. The ending of the trilogy isn't really an ending though.

Spamalot
Spamalot

you might enjoy a manga called berzerk

TreeEater
TreeEater

its great, and Rothfuss is one of the best wordsmiths in the genre.

MPmaster
MPmaster

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Bidwell
Bidwell

y-you're supposed to ignore conservative authors opinions and just judge their writing on it's own merits!
HOW DARE A LIBERAL AUTHOR HAVE OPINIONS!

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

There's no PDF version of Galaxy's Edge - Legionnaire, is there?

I've just read Generation Kill and I'm running on a military high. Need to quench the shit out of it

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New_Cliche
New_Cliche

Is there any way to discover extremely obscure fantasy series without clicking through sponsored Amazon recommendations?

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Used book store.

idontknow
idontknow

dude patriotism
just read the Ego and Its Own

Firespawn
Firespawn

Got any recs for pirate fantasy? I've read Inda, the Hidden sea books and that boring Loche Lamora sequel

Failing that anything naval will do, or space pirates even.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

I will formally recognize your pun

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Does anybody here have a decent reading guide for Moorcock? I tried googling but the results were disappointing. Something more comprehensive than Elric if possible.

idontknow
idontknow

Not sure who that is

I'm pretty sure the only name I have here is flavoranon

Ship Of Magic

It's a slow start but it gets good about a third of the way through

depends on what you define as magic

spellcasting
spellcasting and enchanted objects
anything supernatural

Assuming by literary you mean "recognizable quality and/or significance beyond the confines
of the genre" Harry potter is really the only type 1 I know of, though jonathan strange and mr norrell may count

type 2 opens up the arabian nights along with most mythologies and His Dark Materials

if it's type 3 then do yourself a favor and read The Orphan's Tales: [In the Night Garden] and [Cites of Coin and Spice]

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

No, but I can tell you from my own reading that Behold The Man was disappointing, the Runestaff books are ok, and the Elric books are above average to good if you like fantasy.

Firespawn
Firespawn

Just ignore pol. They have no logic to follow.

Flameblow
Flameblow

I've already read Elric ages ago, and also a couple Hawkmoon novels out of order. Now I'd like to take it up again in a more thorough way, that's why I'm asking.

FastChef
FastChef

tfw impossible to find downloads for sequels

should I just su ffer or should I fucking buy the ebooks

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Not sure who that is
The name you posted with here (prokopetz) looked Russian. There is a Russian (squat bro) who posts sff Russian book covers.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

When is this faggot going to put out?
williamscorner.blog/

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

I should clarify that I didn't post that. I just saw it in my aggregator and thought it fit my idea pretty well in retrospect however its more a cooking blog thing than a cookbook thing. My mc would be dead of old age at least a decade before food blogs became a thing so it doesn't fit as well as I thought

Given the phrasing and tumblr's culture I kind of assumed it was an idea they wanted to see rather than one they were working on or planning on working on.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

My mc would be dead of old age at least a decade before food blogs became a thing
Make it so that he has a cooking school. Or maybe the King granted him a school because he saved his life as a kid.

Have people travel from all over to be taught at this school. Techniques never heard of will be possible there.
The twist is that every recipe he develops, and someone else eats, give him a short modicum of immortality or strengthens his power/ w/e you want.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Why would you read those shitty books, he stopped even putting in smut after book 1
its all fucking plot and shit

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Read David Gemmell's The Jerusalem Man trilogy if you ever wanted The Dark Tower to actually be good.

Playboyize
Playboyize

its all fucking plot and shit
I read for the plot. Not the smut.

Methshot
Methshot

i read harem litrpg for the plot

t. Veeky Forums

Snarelure
Snarelure

Why is Spoony in this image?

SniperGod
SniperGod

Interesting, never heard of this, thanks.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

you disgust me, truly and deeply. how can you be such a subhuman piece of shit that you will not buy it even thought you obviously want it very much?

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

forum.mobilism.org/viewtopic.php?f=1293&t=2110187&hilit=Galaxy's Edge Legionnaire

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

Read the Hammer's Slammers series. Armored cavalry mercenaries written by a Vietnam vet who got his start writing horror fiction.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Finished Pratchett's "Reaper Man" and it was the most fun I've had with a book in a long time, dude couldn't go 2 paragraphs without writing something 1000% cheeky and hilarious. At least that was the case for around 2/3 of the novel, it's around this part that the wizard sub plot takes a dive in comparison with Death's plot and it just never regains back the earlier wit of the book. Also it kinda dragged on at the end but not too bad, feel like there were a couple times when he was writing the end but then just kept going. Still highly enjoyable.

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askme
askme

Forerunner trilogy is good, so is Contact Harvest. Avoid anything with Master Chief in it.

Skullbone
Skullbone

Enjoyable, stand-alones are complete trash aside from Red Country (which is still pretty bad)

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Now go read Guards! Guards!

Techpill
Techpill

The second trilogy gets all southern edges of the world/eastern mysticism and hindu mythology. Lady gets a lot more screentime. Still pretty fun, but its less "mercenaries do as they are told, deal with the moral crises later" and more "we are getting the band back together"

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Just finished my re-read of Jurassic Park. Feeling like going on a Crichton Binge. His only other works Ive read are Congo and The Lost World. Congo was lacklustre, Lost World had dinosaurs so it was fine. Are his other works enjoyable? I think I would check out Eaters of the Dead next.

Booteefool
Booteefool

Don't think I ever read anything by him that wasn't at the very least enjoyable

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Come on guys, I know for a fact that the revenge genre is fucking huge, surely there must be a sub-genre that goes more towards gloating than edgy or mature?

cum2soon
cum2soon

anyone got a DL for the latest songreaver book

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whereismyname
whereismyname

The thing about Moorcock is that his career has been so long that he has violently differing styles depending on what decade you read of him and he habitually breaks and invents genres anyway. Here's my brief guide to starting with Moorock:

If you want _____ then read ________.

Dark fantasy: Elric of Melnibone series
Traditional Sci fi: any of the short stories and novelettes from the 60's and 70's
Modern Realist Fiction: Mother London
Psychedelic Sci Fi/ Far Future Space Tragedy: The War Among the Angels series.
"Russian Style" Historical Novel: Captain Pyat series starting with "Byzantium Endures"
Fantasy: Any of the "Eternal Champion" cycles. "The Prince With the Silver Hand" is a good one.

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Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

Finally finished all the current Malazan books by both Erikson and ICE. I have Black Company on standby but what other works should I consider? I have no idea what I want but I'm longing for something in a similar vein, if there is such a thing.

whereismyname
whereismyname

In what way? I can recommend some military fantasy to you, but it's not gonna have the crazy depth and scale of Malazan. Similarly I can recommend you some crazy in depth world building fantasy but it's not gonna have that punchy military focus.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

I'll take the in depth world building, I suppose.

King_Martha
King_Martha

already read that one and The Wee Free Men, Equal Rites, Small Gods and Mort. Think my next step might be either Men at Arms or Pyramids.

takes2long
takes2long

If you like mythology, try Shadowmarch by Tad Williams. He takes a while to get his plots going, so don't expect to hit the ground running like Malazan, but he's great at building intricate mythologies and then leaving hints for the reader to piece it together.

Booteefool
Booteefool

I started playing Vermintide 2 with some friends.
Are there any good Warhammer Books?

There is a shitton out there, but i have no idea where to start, or which ones are good...

Emberfire
Emberfire

the vast majority is bad. most of the good ones are 40k though not regular. warhammer.

TreeEater
TreeEater

Shame, i really like the dark, brutal, filthy setting of the game. Any good books (outside warhammer) that catch this?

w8t4u
w8t4u

Gotrek and Felix books are fun, they're basically Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser knock offs but they're really fun for it.

/tg/ usually has threads on this so go there for other suggestions and download links

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

*replaces your Lovecraft award statue*

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happy_sad

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