125 Replies - 19775 Views - Last Post: 11 October 2012 - 09:17 PM
Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:25 AM
That enough? Its amazing actually. I love it more than LoTR.
Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:50 PM
Posted 18 August 2012 - 06:59 AM
This post has been edited by TwoOfDiamonds: 18 August 2012 - 07:00 AM
Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:41 AM
Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:53 AM
Well , if you like fantasy so much try read Licia Troisi's Chronicles of the Emerged World trilogy . It's the closest thing I read to fantasy . It feels a lot like WoW
Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:21 PM
The trilogy is interesting in that it deals with a pre-black powder level of technology, and no magic, with humans and earth-like animals, but in a non-earth setting. It's not fantasy in that no alternative physics (ie, magic) is proposed. It's science fiction, I guess, in that it postulates a change in technology, but it's a reversion, not a development, and it's not about the science, it's about the people - but one of the most interesting characters is an uber-engineer, so there's a lot for those of us interested in systems. Good writing, good plotting, a trilogy that's clearly imagined from the start as a trilogy and works both as three separate books and as one long book. Worth a look.
The first book, if I remember right, is called Devices and Desires.
Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:43 AM
On a side note - I enjoy the oddities that goodreads.com brings. I didn't know a friend of mine was in to Stephenson, but I saw a review she put on it from a while back. Nifty!
Now on to "Aloha from Hell" - the third Sandman Slim novel!
Has any one read something decent in the last few months? It seems my "to read" list are of more obscure-ish books.
Posted 11 October 2012 - 11:19 AM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 11:30 AM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 11:32 AM
You mean it was a Stephenson novel?