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    Joe Abercrombie vs Brent Weeks - Blogatorial Combat - Fight!

    http://bordersblog.com/scifi/ has an interesting thread going where Joe and Brett are battling it out on the merits of authors doing blogs. Joe is for, Brett is against. Scroll down to read Brent's first. Both these guys are pretty sharp and very funny. You can tell it's all in good fun...
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    Second Half 2009

    Heading into the 2nd half of 2009, are there any books on the horizon that you're looking forward to? Republic of Thieves got bumped. Wise Man's Fear won't be out this year. Dance with Dragons most likely will not be out this year.... what does that leave? There's got to be something else...
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    Jack Reacher series by Lee Child

    So as I read a non-fantasy book once in a while to give my brain a break and help keep different fantasy worlds separate, I came across the book The Killing Floor. It's the first in series of mystery thrillers centering around an ex-military badass named Jack Reacher. This debut has our...
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    US vs UK book covers and titles

    I have to say, it's really irritating that the UK and AUS versions of books get the better covers. I don't know if it's because fantasy/scifi is more respected in those markets or what. I've taken an interest in the Long Price Quartet which I plan on reading soon, but while doing the research...
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    July: What Fantasy Book Are You Reading

    4 days it took.... we're all too busy reading I guess :P Anyway, I got to finish the Mistborn trilogy this weekend and it was amazing. Probably the most cohesive trilogy I've read in a long time. Even with the very heavy religious philosophy in book 3, I was stunned at how well Mr Sanderson...
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    Wilbur Smith fans?

    I hold River God as probably the best pop fiction book I've read. Ever. It toes the line of fantasy without quite crossing over. The semi-sequel Seventh Scroll was what every Indiana Jones movie tries to be and fails. It's really too bad that he never really caught on in the US as much as he...
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    Author's signature words or phrases.

    Having just finished Mistborn, I couldn't help but notice how much Mr. Sanderson seems to like the word "maladroitly." Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman have a thing for the word "recalcitrant," particularly when describing hair which never sat too well with me but oh well. Margaret Atwood LOVES...
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    Bizarre reading habits

    I don't know if I should have posted in the Anything forum, but here goes anyway. I have to be in my chair with a glass of soda. When I'm done, I always put in my bookmark and estimate how much I've read and how much I've got left planning out how many more days or free hours it will take me...