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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:38 PM

tolkein has choked originality from the genre that he created FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE!!!1

no. I will blame the perpetrators. Tolkein, though dry at least wrote good stories and created vivid worlds.


Dry is putting it nicely. Bland and predictable would be more appropriate.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:44 PM

predictable after 100 years of people ripping him off?

I'm SHOCKED!

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:47 PM

I read it before I read any other fantasy, so it was new to me.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:48 PM

tolkein's greatest sin may have been that he created the fantasy genre.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:50 PM

And the greatest sin of the fantasy genre is Drizzt.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:50 PM

c'mon I loved those salvatore books when I was like 12.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:53 PM

Yep and I was the same age when I read Dragonlance.

Hmmmm, maybe Raistlin is the fantasy genres greatest sin. Kind of too close to call there.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:55 PM

ugh dragonlance. *shudders*

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:56 PM

And the greatest sin of the fantasy genre is Drizzt.

No argument on that at all.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:58 PM

I don't think I've ever read a straight up fantasy novel... more into SciFi. Speaking of which I need some new stuff too... there's three new Star Wars novels out, but I really don't feel like paying the $50 to buy them all three. Was waiting on them to show up at the library, but no show yet... maybe I'll resort to buying them used on Amazon... or maybe I'll try Kindle on my new Droid X.

Any new SciFi out?

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:00 PM

ugh dragonlance. *shudders*


Dragonlance was awesome when I was 12!

But Forgotten Realms was much better for tabletop campaigns.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:03 PM

I don't think I've ever read a straight up fantasy novel... more into SciFi. Speaking of which I need some new stuff too... there's three new Star Wars novels out, but I really don't feel like paying the $50 to buy them all three. Was waiting on them to show up at the library, but no show yet... maybe I'll resort to buying them used on Amazon... or maybe I'll try Kindle on my new Droid X.

Any new SciFi out?




Dunno about new but you can safely fall back on anything by:

Bradbury, Heinlein, Dick, Asimov, Niven and a few more that I can't think of right now.

or do what I do when I can't find something to read, just get a list of Hugo Award winners and pick one that sounds interesting. Speaking of which:

http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/0553562738

this is pretty damn good.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:03 PM

I don't think I've ever read a straight up fantasy novel... more into SciFi. Speaking of which I need some new stuff too... there's three new Star Wars novels out, but I really don't feel like paying the $50 to buy them all three. Was waiting on them to show up at the library, but no show yet... maybe I'll resort to buying them used on Amazon... or maybe I'll try Kindle on my new Droid X.

Any new SciFi out?

Been thinking about giving Stephenson a shot at redemption. That Baroque Cycle poo was so bad. But Ive heard good things about Anathm. Supposed to be more along the lines of Cyptonomicon.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:05 PM

Both of you guys are WAY more literate in this genre than me... I'm just starting to branch out into things... I appreciate the input.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:05 PM

Dunno about new but you can safely fall back on anything by:

Bradbury, Heinlein, Dick, Asimov, Niven and a few more that I can't think of right now.

or do what I do when I can't find something to read, just get a list of Hugo Award winners and pick one that sounds interesting. Speaking of which:

http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/0553562738

this is pretty damn good.


Asimov is more weird than sci-fi.


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