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by Chaeronia
Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: Joe Haldeman in hospital
Replies: 3
Views: 3315

Re: Joe Haldeman in hospital

I wish him well. I've just finised The Forever War, my first experience of his writing, and I enjoyed it a great deal. A stark, bleak read at times, but interspersed with some gems of humanism. It's one of the finest science fiction reads I've come across.
by Chaeronia
Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
Replies: 6
Views: 4238

Re: The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson

I began the first book about a month ago, am still working my way through it (like to keep several books going at once), and I'd have to agree with all the pros/cons mentioned already. Having said that, I very much enjoy it so far and intend to keep going with the series (yeah, Goodkind kinda fell ...
by Chaeronia
Thu May 07, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
Replies: 6
Views: 4238

Re: The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson

The best compliment I can offer the first of this series is that its ambition is to be applauded. It is clearly epic, by design and necessity. But, as is so often the case with such 'big picture' writers, it seems grand ideas and weaving plot lines replace more worthy notions of characterisation and...
by Chaeronia
Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Author and Artist Announcements
Topic: Fantasy Books recommended hidden gems
Replies: 4
Views: 3366

Re: Fantasy Books recommended hidden gems

Hello, This post is to try and get a list of all the hidden gems that for some reason had fallen into the black hole of reading. I suspect the reasoning for this post is slightly less magnanimous than that... Out there are books that deserve our attention and we need to find them. You're right. What...
by Chaeronia
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:38 am
Forum: Non SF/F Short Stories and Novel Excerpts
Topic: Kaboom!
Replies: 6
Views: 6972

Re: Kaboom!

Thank you all for taking the time to read and comment. I appreciate the feedback very much, and am glad it seems to have gone down well. (Waytanblee, it isn't based on a real game that I know of, but games developers haven't been prudish in exploiting this 'war on terror' to their own ends, so it wo...
by Chaeronia
Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: Recommended Reading
Topic: Need Recomendations :(, DT and Gaimen-esque taste
Replies: 5
Views: 6509

Re: Need Recomendations :(, DT and Gaimen-esque taste

I just got my copy of china mieville's "perdido street station", but I will definately give that author a go when I am done! When I find an author I like, I usually read most or all of their books, lol. I get obsessed! After seeing that you liked Gaiman, Mieville was the author I was going to recom...
by Chaeronia
Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Non SF/F Short Stories and Novel Excerpts
Topic: Kaboom!
Replies: 6
Views: 6972

Kaboom!

The vicar's voice is drowned out by a low-flying plane. I'm the only one who looks up. Whenever I see a passenger jet I hope it will explode. I look at it and concentrate hard, narrowing my eyes and sending out brainwaves to try and blow it up. But it's not worked yet. Probably for the best, of cour...
by Chaeronia
Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Movies
Topic: Golden Compass Sequels Axed?
Replies: 3
Views: 2628

I think trying to credit protests over the content is revisionist wishful thinking. Studios could care less...so long as it makes money. The movie flopping in the US market is a more credible story, and honestly after I saw its box office take I pretty much figured the series wasn't going to make i...
by Chaeronia
Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: Need some fantasy suggestions, please.
Replies: 12
Views: 7330

Donaldson can be hard work; an acquired taste for many. Very dry, brittle, and a protagonist who is difficult to empathise with. The rewards are there, but it's not for everyone. Might I ask why you want especially don't want to read such stories? I know the 'saviour' theme is commonplace in fantasy...
by Chaeronia
Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:41 am
Forum: SF/F Short Stories and Novel Excerpts
Topic: Angels and Heathens
Replies: 6
Views: 10123

Thank you both for your comments. I do have more of this story, but I am leaning towards leaving like it as it is. It feels kind of finished. It's also now on the backburner as I have another short I'm working on, but maybe I'll come back to this at some point and see if I can add to it. Thanks once...
by Chaeronia
Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:33 am
Forum: SF/F Short Stories and Novel Excerpts
Topic: Angels and Heathens
Replies: 6
Views: 10123

Angels and Heathens

The angels fight above me as a I walk: a torrent of brutality lighting the dulled-silver skies with shocks of colour that fall as celestial showers and ruin my clothes. Their proximity should scare me; I have been witness to their terrible power more than once today. The streets are quiet and still ...
by Chaeronia
Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: SF/F Short Stories and Novel Excerpts
Topic: black box - new science fiction novel
Replies: 11
Views: 8093

Hello, Chris I was debating with myself whether or not to post my thoughts here, because it is quite clear that you have gone to a lot of effort in your writing. But, for good or bad, stories are posted on this site to gauge opinion and, as such, I feel I should mention how I just could not get past...