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Where are you in Fantasyland? October 2018

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1seitherin
Oct 1, 8:50am Top

2Cecrow
Oct 1, 10:02am Top

>1 seitherin:, ..... something tells me Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling) didn't write that one.

3seitherin
Oct 1, 1:51pm Top

>2 Cecrow: OMG. My only excuse is that I was still working on my first cup of coffee. Cormoran . . . Cormorant. Fuzzy brain. It was Seth Dickinson who wrote The Traitor Baru Cormorant.

5humouress
Edited: Oct 1, 7:05pm Top

Just checking in. Still sailing on the Ship of Magic.

6Narilka
Oct 2, 7:30pm Top

I'm a bit over half way through The Skull Throne.

7rshart3
Oct 2, 10:25pm Top

Cross-media stuff: I just came across & bought the 1975 Michael Moorcock album "New Worlds Fair". I'd forgotten he did music. It's surprisingly good musically, and the concept & lyrics are interesting in places, though overwrought in others. Certainly fits the dark fantasy genre.

It also interested me to perceive a whole mini-genre: that of the dark carnival or circus. Books that come to mind are The Circus of Dr. Lao and Something Wicked This Way Comes. Musically, Buckethead, consciously or not, is following after Moorcock in his "Bucketheadland" albums. And darkest of all might be the movie Freaks.
Funny - I've liked fantasy, and certainly dark fantasy, for years; but never noticed the repetition of the carnival theme.

As Mommy Fortuna says in The Last Unicorn "Creatures of night, brought to light!" (Not a dark fantasy, but certainly a dark carnival episode.)

8Niko
Oct 3, 9:00am Top

Just getting started on The Lost Steersman.

9seitherin
Oct 4, 6:13pm Top

Added Evil is a Matter of Perspective edited by Adrian Collins and Mike Myers to my reading rotation.

10Narilka
Oct 5, 3:15pm Top

Moved on to The Core. Time to see how the Demon Cycle ends.

11rshart3
Oct 8, 12:36am Top

Just finished Half a War by Abercrombie. I liked it much better than the First Law books (in fact I never bothered to read the third volume of that.)

12Jarandel
Edited: Oct 8, 9:42am Top

I was in possibly fictional small-town USA with an American Ghoul, a nice coming of age with a twist.

13seitherin
Oct 8, 9:35pm Top

I've decided to set aside The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson. It is just not what I'm in the mood for at this time.

14johnnyapollo
Oct 9, 6:07am Top

Now reading Mars by Ben Bova as the second book in the "Reader Recommended Order" of the Grand Tour....

15Cecrow
Oct 9, 8:59am Top

>14 johnnyapollo:, what is the "Grand Tour"?

16Niko
Oct 10, 11:25am Top

Finished "The Lost Steersman" (Gawd, Rosemary Kirstein is like magic in how she gets across Rowan's worldview of learning, learning, learning being the overriding priority at an instinctual level.

Popping back over to the World of the Five Gods to finish out the final (?) two Penric novellas, starting with Mira's Last Dance.

17Narilka
Oct 11, 2:11pm Top

Heading back to the Grishaverse for Siege and Storm.

18seitherin
Edited: Oct 12, 12:18am Top

19seitherin
Oct 12, 12:18am Top

Added The Warlock in Spite of Himself by Christopher Stasheff to my reading rotation.

20Niko
Edited: Oct 15, 9:07am Top

Doing some detective-y investigating with fantasy flair in Wizard's Heir by Daniel Hood.

21Narilka
Oct 15, 7:07pm Top

It's time for some Musketeers Greatcoats in Traitor's Blade.

22seitherin
Edited: Oct 17, 9:05pm Top

23tardis
Oct 18, 1:07pm Top

>22 seitherin: I loved The Warlock In Spite Of Himself many (coughforty-oddcough) years ago, but last time I tried I found the Suck Fairy had got to it, and all its many sequels.

24seitherin
Oct 18, 4:02pm Top

>23 tardis: This is the first time I've tried to read it. Got the book as a freebie. Wasn't impressed.

25Cecrow
Edited: Oct 19, 7:49am Top

>23 tardis:, after similar experiences I tend not to revisit anything else that I remember loving that much at that age, to preserve the memory. And I've eased away from strongly recommending them, just in case.

>24 seitherin:, a few years back I tried the start of another of his series, Her Majesty's Wizard. Same impression. Maybe if I'd read that in the 80s when I thought everything was great, and not since, I'd sing a different tune.

26seitherin
Oct 20, 4:44pm Top

Finished The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction March/April 2018 edited by C. C. Finlay. Mostly a meh issue for me.

>25 Cecrow: This is the only Stasheff I've ever read. I've no interest in ever reading anything else.

27drmamm
Oct 20, 10:20pm Top

Just started Towers of Midnight. The previous book The Gathering Storm really picked up the pace, and the second half pretty much acted like a slingshot for the story. Brandon Sanderson did a great job stepping in for the late Mr. Jordan.

28Niko
Today, 8:58am Top

Jumping to outer space for a quick catch-up on the two latest Murderbot novellas - Rogue Protocol and Exit Strategy.

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