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Masculine Edition
>what are your favorite series that have a emphasis on masculinity?
>is there any series you've read that makes you want to better yourself physically?

Fantasy:
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General:
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Flowchart:
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SCIENCE FICTION
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General:
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NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books:
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SF&F author listing with ratings and summaries:
http://greatsfandf.com/authors-full-list.php

Previously:
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>>12138143
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>>12094262

>> No.12156104

first for abercrombie is goat

>> No.12156107

Someone post historical furry momcest erotica or I'll blow up the 4channel central servers.

>> No.12156109

>>12156107
DO IT FAGGOT

>> No.12156110

>>12156098
If anon is mistaken then post one.
Or a dozen if you've got them.

>> No.12156114

>>12156104
certainly writes like an actual goat

>> No.12156119

>>12156092
>pictured
>anon demanding historical furry momcest erotica or they'll blow up the 4channel central servers

>> No.12156126

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r4jWhfP6l0
Thoughts?

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>>12156104
>Sunset found him limping up the stairs, grimacing. Every step was steeper than the one before and he sucked his teeth louder. By the time the fucking moon rose like a turd in the bowel, he was hissing like a cunt. The more climbed, the more he sucked, but the more his gums worked, the bigger the pockmarks grew.

>> No.12156152

>>12156107
I'm writing a trashy LitRPG where the protagonist gets sent to a another planet along with his mom and he eventually gains harem like every other LitRPG. Only difference here is that his mom is with him and she slowly becomes part of the harem. If you really want you could just imagine everyone as furries. I should warn you I only work on this story when I'm in the bathroom taking a shit though. So you won't be seeing it anytime soon.

>> No.12156157

>>12156152
What the fuck is a litRPG

>> No.12156160

>>12156144
I see what you did there. But Joe is a much better writer than that fat fuck

>> No.12156163

>>12156157
Sword art online basically

>> No.12156167

>>12156163
What the fuck is that supposed to mean?

>> No.12156187

>what are your favorite series that have a emphasis on masculinity?
Masters of Rome
>>is there any series you've read that makes you want to better yourself physically?
Masters of Rome.

>> No.12156188
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>>12156157
It's an entire genre. Basically they're just western versions of Japanese Light Novels, complete with self insert protagonists with special snowflake abilities and and every girl within a five mile radius lusting after them which leads to the protagonist often having like seven wives.

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12156204

Can anyone recommend me any books, fantasy or sci-fi, where the character has a harem?

Not those fake Anime harems, but the character has actual romantic relationships with two or more women and the ladies know of each other and, at the very least, tolerate each other.

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>>12156204
Try Wild Wastes.

>> No.12156262

>>12156157
It’s like playing a video game but for real

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It any good? The setting seems neat.

>> No.12156371
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It's the 30th in some parts of the world, in other words it's discussion time!
>Did you like the book?
>How long did it take before you figured out who the players really were? What made you realize?
>What's your thoughts on the tour to Lovecraft's dreamland?
>Best player? Best companion? Best girl?
>Any other thoughts?

Also, reply with nominations for our next book to this post! Last book of the year.

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>>12156188
Let's be real, a lot fantasy is basically interchangeable with anime/manga.

>> No.12156410

Is The Black Company series actually worth reading? Some people seem to love it while others hate it. I never read any of Glen Cooks stuff so I don't know how good he is.

>> No.12156422
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Has anyone else read this? I know 800 pages is a big ask and its basically two books but I really enjoyed it despite the autistic tangent writing style.

>> No.12156442
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12156442

>>12156410
It's alright at the beginning, but then it just drags on by the end of the series. Still, I liked it for what it was.

>> No.12156462

any scifi where the ai traps someones mind?

>> No.12156468

>>12156092
Chapterhouse Dune - last of the series by Frank Herbert - at this point I just want to get through it to finish the series off, last one was a bit boring, the story is getting old.

>> No.12156471

>>12156371
>Did you like the book?
It was great, better than expected desu. I've been meaning to read Lord of Light since forever but now that I've got a taste of Zelazny I'll probably get around to actually doing it.
>How long did it take before you figured out who the players really were? What made you realize?
I figured out Frankenstein as soon as the monster was mentioned. The others took a while longer, if I remember correctly I realized in the vicinity of chapter 13.
>What's your thoughts on the tour to Lovecraft's dreamland?
The worst, and most jarring (lacking a milder word), reference or use of a pre existing character. Mostly because Zelazny described it at such lengths, the meeting with the cat was fine.
>Best player?
Jack, Jill, the based Count, I liked most of them. >Best companion?
Same with companions, I would say Snuff or Greymalk but mostly because they had the most exposure.
>Best girl?
Greymalk, obviously.
>Any other thoughts?
Really great example of how you could/should use references and preexisting characters. They enhance the story without it being reliant on people getting them.

>> No.12156473

>>12156157
Imagine Christopher Paolini trying to deconstruct fantasy by writing a story where everything is a video game.

>> No.12156476

>>12156422
I finished it but I didn't like it, too fucking dry

>> No.12156481

>>12156422
No but it's next on my list after I finish the Gap series

>> No.12156482

>>12156473
That sounds like the absolute worst.

>> No.12156499

>>12156371
>>12156471
Forgot to make a nomination. I feel like it's time for Dick again, I nominate The Man in the High Castle.

>> No.12156544

>>12156422
>despite the autistic tangent writing style
But isn't that the whole appeal of Stephenson

>> No.12156569

>>12156544
My first foray into the guy. I'm reading Snow Crash right now. I definitely think it fits Hard Sci-fi the best.

>> No.12156600

The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind, yay or nay?

>> No.12156613

>>12156600
nay

>> No.12156618

>>12156600
How 'bout you read the last thread?

>> No.12156636

>>12156482
Yeah it pretty much is, it's almost like a parody from a cyberpunk novel where people obsess over the thought of getting access to a VR game, but it's entirely serious.

Naturally, a certain site that starts with r and rhymes with "edit" loves it, you can probably picture it yourself, legions of autists proclaiming that "MINCRAFTER FOR LIFE: BOOK ONE OF THE BUILDER SAGA" is the greatest thing they've ever read.

>>12156600
DEMON CHICKEN

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>>12156092
Is that Darkwolf from Fire and Ice? Man I loved that movie. Underrated gem of a fantasy film.

>> No.12156825

>>12156152
The shitter does seem to be the place where inspiration hits most often.

>> No.12156839

should GRRM be put in jail for writing fire and blood?

>> No.12156919

gimme some first contact fiction. preferably star-trek style where a spacefaring humanity meets some other race or races. doesnt have to involve wars or political machinactions. and doesnt have to be a space opera. something about cultures or societies would be nice. also as view povs as possible. i dislike having many point of views.

>> No.12156931

>>12156919
BotNS

>> No.12156937

>>12156931
i didnt like it. at all.

>> No.12156938

>>12156482
The great thing about them is that they're willing to get down in the genre gutter and just roll around in male fantasy. In this age of prissy right-thinking nice books it's kind of refreshing. If you want that or if you are an actual gay man who wants to see his hobby in books chances are it's right for you.

>> No.12157052

>woke up a few hours late to make a new thread
fuck

>> No.12157058

>>12156647
Daniel Black 4 is Saturday.

>> No.12157069

>>12156204
Wheel of Time

>> No.12157100

>>12156462
We call those litrpgs

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>> No.12157209

>>12157103
>>12157103
>dude look how edgy I am I killed my half brother who did nothing to me

>> No.12157249

>>12156371
I didn't read it with you guys but I have read it three times I think, see how I do

>Did you like the book?
Very much.
>How long did it take before you figured out who the players really were? What made you realize?
Some were pretty obvious, some I still don't think I get. I'm sure there's some Z-nugget originals.
>What's your thoughts on the tour to Lovecraft's dreamland?
Felt like Sandman to be honest
>Best player?
Wolfman was a bro.
>Best companion?
The rat was also a bro.
>Best girl?
Sherlock.
>Any other thoughts?
Zelazny shaming lesser authors by fitting more myth and jazz in fewer words than any of our modern mental midgets. The English countryside becomes a Zelaznian dreamscape as effectively as any Shadow in the Amber series. My favorite use of an ambiguous ending.

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12157254

>female knights

>> No.12157255

>>12156422
The first book is longer and better, and actually has a perfect ending. The magic robots were lame but the poetic endings of all the 2010s online personalities were worth the price of admission.

>> No.12157264

>>12156919
Count to the Eschaton.

>> No.12157284

>>12156482
>>12156938
Not really you can get the harem without the god awful game mechanics that comes with litRPGs.

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>>12157209
dismissive opinion
using the term "edgy"
greentext

this is the most /lit/ post ever

>> No.12157295

>>12157284
This. A Brother's Price had the harem and it was chicklit.

>> No.12157309

>>12157255
I agree, the highlight of the book, sort of the whole point, is how realistically the ending could happen without suspending the disbelief of the reader in the slightest. The second book felt a bit unnecessary but on reflection I think it tied up all the "but what about" questions readers would have about the first half so it was necessary, if a bit strained.

>> No.12157314

>>12157309
Would have been better as a novella on his website.

>> No.12157325

Is the anon that recommended Blood Music here? I read it, it's not really a horror story, just a slightly more disturbing version of something Doctorow would like. I liked it, but more for the biotech maneuvering in the first half than anything that happened after Benjamin melted. I still say Hull Zero Three was the better ride.
>starts with almost-timeless depiction of jealous scientists and politics in tech
>suddenly West Germany and the World Trade Center

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OK /sffg/ I just ordered this from Amazon because it is so often recommended here, so if you were memeing me you better come clean.

>> No.12157350

>>12157339
If by "meme" you mean "tenderly love" we're meming you all night long.

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12157365

Guys be honest with me right now.

Is it racist for me to write a wuxia novel where everybody is White?

>> No.12157378

>>12157365
It's not racist in a post cleansing dystopic society.
Do some worldbuilding.

>> No.12157385

>>12157378
I just find Asians to be less physically interesting than caucasians.

>> No.12157421

>>12156410

definitely read the first three books

>> No.12157447

>>12156600
lmao nah

t. read the first five or six books

>> No.12157448

>>12157365
As long as you explain why non Asians use Asian-esque stuff so commonly. Like that one book about a kid living in the American Prefecture of the Japanese Empire attending school to be a mech pilot.

>> No.12157455

>>12157339

Nah it was pretty good, just finished the first half the other day.

>> No.12157464

>>12156092
AAAHHH
Okay, quick, someone toss me some fucking idea for explaining why someone would be good at techno-magic type before actually undergoing the training necessary to really use it and that requires the least explanation while I try to fucking figure this shit out.
Fuck I wish I was better at scheduling so I didn't have to depend on fucking up college to actually get shit done.

>> No.12157471

>>12157464
Nanomachines, son.

>> No.12157475

>>12157464
WHY DID I HAVE TO WRITE SUCH A CONVOLUTED IDEA AS THEM HAVING TO LEARN MAGIC IN A VR WORLD MADE FROM THE DREAMS OF ITS USERS SO THEY CAN THEN USE IT IRL EVEN THOUGH THE TECHNOLOGY IS LATER DESTROYED ANY WAY ASDFADFASFSDAFADS
FUCKING KILL ME IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE BACKGROUND THAT I DIDNT GO INTO WHY DID I
AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH

>> No.12157476

>>12156204
Depends if you want smut with your harems or not.

>> No.12157481

>>12157464

experiemented on as fetus/child

>> No.12157482

>>12157464
Chosen one. Glitch in the system. Someone hacked their ability unknowingly. Depends on context

>> No.12157483

>>12157471
Oh.
Actually... nanomachines... so he was a natural at weird cybernetic implant shit which indicates potential for netflow but then the implants couldn't be used after the great malfunction. Okay that works.

>> No.12157501

>>12157475
Go to sleep.

>> No.12157527
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>>12157501
Can't. Inspection tomorrow and miscommunication with teacher. But you have a point. I need to relax and get more caffeine. There's not much for it and I should enjoy doing my work even despite all this shit.
I need to keep my creativity flowing.

>> No.12157532

>>12157385
because Asians aren't people amirite?

>> No.12157534

>>12156371
Note: I've read this before
>Did you like the book?
Immensely. It was my introduction to Zelazny, I started reading more of his works on the strength of this one
>How long did it take before you figured out who the players really were? What made you realize?
Most fairly quickly since I'm a fan of supernatural classics, although it took an embarrassing amount of time to pinpoint who Jack was the first time around
>What's your thoughts on the tour to Lovecraft's dreamland?
A wacky change of pace that I didn't like on my first read but really appreciated this time around. I think because on my first read I was more preoccupied with the mystery and figuring out the players and disliked the interruption. Second time around I knew it all already and could be more indulgent and allow myself to soak it in
>Best player? Best companion? Best girl?
Count for top tier player, Snuff is best boy, Greymalk best girl.
>Any other thoughts?
One of my favorite Lovecraft inspired novels and also one of my favorite homages to Victorian supernatural literature. Also a masterclass in how to perfectly execute a shorter novel and do more with less. 10/10

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>>12157532
>only physically interesting people are human
I like the cut of your jib

>> No.12157558

>>12157254
The fact that the sword isn't straight bugs me more than anything

>> No.12157561

>>12157464
Big tits

>> No.12157607

>>12157561
O-on an anti-hero that functions partially as a villain with a not entirely unwarranted god complex who takes over a significant portion of the world with his superhuman abilities and is meant to represent the concept of vilification to simultaneously unsettle readers and provide catharsis as they ponder the idea of this crazy, powerful, blood craven man being a hero?

>> No.12157608

>>12157607
Just do what he says.

>> No.12157609

>>12157607
Yeah.
Except for the man part.

>> No.12157614

>>12157532
Asians are cool I'm just less familiar with them and do not want to offend anyone.

>> No.12157665

>>12157609
>>12157608
B-but he has a love inte-... Oh.
No I'm sorry I don't think I'd want to write such an intellectual and groundbreaking idea.
It's just too much for me. I'm sorry guys.

>> No.12157674

>>12157614
Write whatever the hell you want to write, anon. Fuck worrying about offending anyone; especially the faggots who look for reasons to be offended.

>> No.12157725 [DELETED] 

>>12157614
Most people aren't as easily "offended" as you think, anon.

Even some people who seem SJW at first are usually not as bad as you think. That's how I thought my class was for a while, but as you workshop with them, you realize its not really as bad as you think even if they happen to disagree with you on some minutia. There's even several transgender/non-binary/whatever types that haven't really been an issue.
The only real troublesome thing in my class is this one person who, in my opinion and perception, really does seem pretty damn close to one of those extreme "DID YOU JUST ASSUME MY GENDER??" types, but she tried writing a piece about getting unduly upset with "cisgender white people" and even with that one extreme in the class, they were brave enough, smart enough, and tactful enough to work around discussing how people have different opinions for different reasons and all this other shit.
If there was someone to spew some crazy shit, it was usually her. She didn't really seem to get mad, but goddamn she was crazy and made me dread workshop...

In a later class, she tried getting "offended" with one of the pieces someone presented where he happened to mention a girl wanting sex and the sex happened to be straight sex. This time and from then on, she couldn't even find the words to discuss her opinion. It was cathartic, and I think she's changing as she undergoes cognitive dissonance now.

>> No.12157737 [DELETED] 

>>12157614
>>12157725
Besides, its not like you're doing this for the money, right? Who cares what they think? Just write it. If you're unlucky enough to encounter people who give two fucks, ignore their shit opinion.

Also, if you want make sure you get cultural stuff right, you can just look it up and ask questions. Actually, come to think of it, that is a decent thing to consider cuz if you don't get it right, people who know their shit maybe won't get offended, but they won't really be able to enjoy your work as well because it would be distracting.

Just don't worry about "offending" people.

>> No.12157747 [DELETED] 

>>12157725
>>12157737
>tfw I call myself a writer, but then I manage to fuck up simple ordering of words on 4chan

>> No.12157759

>>12157725
>>12157737
Hang on let me rewrite these...

>> No.12157798 [DELETED] 

>>12157759
Rewritten:

>>12157614
Most people aren't as easily "offended" as you think, anon.

Even some people who seem SJW at first are usually not as bad as you think. That's how I thought my class was for a while, but as you workshop with them, you realize its not really as bad as you think even if they happen to disagree with you on some minutia (or sometimes, even some real significant shit). There's even several transgender/non-binary/whatever types that haven't really been an issue.
There's only one person so far who, in my opinion and perception, really does seem pretty damn close to one of those extreme "DID YOU JUST ASSUME MY GENDER??" types, but sh-... I mean uhh... what is it again? It?... If there was someone to spew some crazy shit, usually the crazy shit came from It. It didn't really seem to get mad really, but goddamn, It was fucking crazy and made me dread workshop...

Eventually, It tried writing a piece about getting unduly upset with "cisgender white people" and even with that one extreme in the class, they were brave enough, smart enough, and tactful enough to work around discussing how people have different opinions for different reasons and all this other shit.

This appeared to shut It up: in a later class, It tried getting "offended" with one of the pieces someone presented where a male author happened to mention a girl wanting sex and the sex happened to be straight sex. and even with that one extreme in the class, they were brave enough, smart enough, and tactful enough to work around discussing how people have different opinions for different reasons and all this other shit. This time and from then on, It couldn't even find the words to discuss her opinion. It was cathartic, and I think It is changing as It undergoes cognitive dissonance now.


Besides, its not like you're doing this for the money, right? Who cares what they think? Just write it. If you're unlucky enough to encounter people who give two fucks, ignore their shit opinion.

Also, if you want make sure you get cultural stuff right, you can just look it up and ask questions. Actually, come to think of it, that is a decent thing to consider, cuz if you don't get it right, people who know their shit maybe won't get offended, but they it may be distracting enough that they might not enjoy your work. You can solve that by asking questions, researching things on the internet, and actually in my experience, through workshops

Just don't worry about "offending" people.

>> No.12157804

>>12157798
W-wait one more time...

>> No.12157824

>>12156402
How is this? Literally never heard about it before but I like this picture, plot sounds kinda cool.

>> No.12157833

>>12157804
Rewritten again:

>>12157759
Rewritten:

>>12157614
Most people aren't as easily "offended" as you think, anon.

Even some people who seem SJW at first are usually not as bad as you think. That's how I thought my class was for a while, but as you workshop with them, you realize its not really as bad as you think even if they happen to disagree with you on some minutia (or sometimes, even some real significant shit). There's even several transgender/non-binary/whatever types that haven't really been an issue.
There's only one person so far who, in my opinion and perception, really does seem pretty damn close to one of those extreme "DID YOU JUST ASSUME MY GENDER??" types, but sh-... I mean uhh... what is it again? It?... If there was someone to spew some crazy shit, usually the crazy shit came from It. It didn't really seem to get mad really, but goddamn, It was fucking crazy and made me dread workshop...

Eventually, It tried writing a piece about getting unduly upset with "cisgender white people" and even with that one extreme in the class, they were brave enough, smart enough, and tactful enough to work around discussing how people have different opinions for different reasons and all this other shit.

This appeared to shut It up: in a later class, It tried getting "offended" with one of the pieces someone presented where a male author happened to mention a girl wanting sex and the sex happened to be straight sex. and even with that one extreme in the class, they were brave enough, smart enough, and tactful enough to work around discussing how people have different opinions for different reasons and all this other shit. This time and from then on, It couldn't even find the words to discuss her opinion. It was cathartic, and I think It is changing as It undergoes cognitive dissonance now.


Besides, its not like you're doing this for the money, right? Who cares what they think? Just write it. If you're unlucky enough to encounter people who give two fucks, ignore their shit opinion.

Also, if you want make sure you get cultural stuff right, you can just look it up and ask questions. That is a decent thing to consider now I think about it, cuz if you don't get it right, people who know their shit maybe won't get offended, but it can be distracting and make it hard for them to enjoy your work. Surprisingly, in my experience, you can sometimes actually solve these things through workshop.

Just don't worry about "offending" people.

>> No.12157868

>>12156422
Thought it was fantastic. The way he included epigenetics in the 'second book' was kind of sloppy and pointless though.

My favorite Stephenson book is Anathem though - people get so caught up on the jargon but it is excellent sf.

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>>12157833
>Rewrite it twice
>Leave in pronoun fuck up and that one time I forgot to replace "it" with another word.
My autism has failed.

>> No.12157887

>>12157868
Anathem really was a great ride.

>> No.12157898

>>12157872
Do it again, or you get the lash.

>> No.12157927

>>12157872
You're writing a reply on 4chan, not a peer reviewed essay, calm down.

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>>12157833
>>12157872
Now write it out 100 times.

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When did you realize most popular books are downright mediocre reddit-tier trash? I can go through top 10 lists and best of genre and only find one or two moderately entertaining books. Is fiction really this shitty?

Where am I supposed to find good recommendations? The OH PEE hasn't helped much.

>> No.12158007

>>12158003
I mean I don't even read much, I just sincerely haven't enjoyed a lot of what I've tried and it's pretty disheartening.

>> No.12158017 [DELETED] 

>>12157898
Y-yes sir
>(might as well practice writing):
>>12157804
Rewritten again:

>>12157759
Rewritten:

>>12157614
Most people aren't as easily "offended" as you think, anon.

Even some people who seem SJW at first are usually not as bad as you think. That's how I thought my class was for a while, but as you workshop with them, you realize things aren't really as bad as you think even if they happen to disagree with you on some minutia (or sometimes, even some real significant shit). There's even several transgender/non-binary/whatever types that haven't really been an issue.
There's only one person so far who, in my opinion and perception, really does seem pretty damn close to one of those extreme "DID YOU JUST ASSUME MY GENDER??" types, but sh-... I mean uhh... what was I supposed to call this person again? It?... If there was someone to spew some crazy shit, usually the crazy shit came from It. It didn't really seem to get mad really, but goddamn, It was fucking crazy and made me dread workshop...

Eventually, It tried writing a piece about getting unduly upset with "cisgender white people" and even with that one extreme in the class, they were brave enough, smart enough, and tactful enough to work around discussing how people have different opinions for different reasons and all this other shit.

This appeared to shut It up: in a later class, It tried getting "offended" with one of the pieces someone presented where a male author happened to mention a girl wanting sex and the sex happened to be straight sex. and even with that one extreme in the class, they were brave enough, smart enough, and tactful enough to work around discussing how people have different opinions for different reasons and all this other shit. This time and from then on, It couldn't even find the words to discuss her opinion. This was pretty damn cathartic, and I think It is changing now as It undergoes cognitive dissonance.


Besides, you don't do this for the money, right? Who cares what they think? Just write the damn thing. If you're unlucky enough to encounter people who give two fucks, ignore their shit opinion.

Also, if you want to make sure you get cultural stuff right, you can just do some internet searching and ask questions. Now I think that, this consideration is decent, cuz if you don't get the stuff right, people who know their shit maybe won't get offended, but they may have trouble enjoying your work, as they could find these errors distracting. Surprisingly, in my experience, you can sometimes actually solve these things through workshop.

Just don't worry about "offending" people.

>> No.12158029 [DELETED] 

>>12157927
SHUT UP IT HAS TO BE RIGHT
MY AUTISM MUST BE RESOLVED
REEEEEEEEEEEE

>> No.12158078

>>12156371

>Did you like the book?

Quite a bit. My only other Zelazny experience was Lord of Light, and he takes that same slightly irreverent love to Lovecraftian horror and folk magic to the point where I consider it a better version of Fate/Apocrypha

>How long did it take before you figured out who the players really were? What made you realize?

I've been reading up on a certain Victorian figure in other ways lately, so as soon as they made sure to mention that man's knife elegantly I had him pegged. The Count is also obvious. I had more of a problem with "false negatives". I was wracking my mind for who Jill would be, if Rastov was Rasputin, etc.

The deciding moment was as soon as The Great Detective showed up I knew this was a crossover work.

>What's your thoughts on the tour to Lovecraft's dreamland?

I loved it. Lovecraft would have been happy to see another writer using his Dreamland. At times it felt like a parody on the purple prose, but I am almost always down for listing the dark history and culture of a dreamworld.

>Best player? Best companion? Best girl?

The Count is absolutely the most skilled player. Snuff did the most work of any companion. Sherlock is the purest girl.

>Any other thoughts?

This proves to me that we need to return to basics in a big way. Fantasy is plagued by epics and a need for a trilogy to turn into a quadrilogy to turn into a saga. Write me a story with the density of lead and the length more of a novella than a novel.

>> No.12158097

>>12158078
>tfw Zelazny could have lived to experience Nasuverse

>> No.12158098

>>12158003
>>12158007
What have you been reading? There is a good chance fantasy/sci-fi isn't the right genre for you. Personally I've given up on fantasy it's just wish fulfillment for feminists and soibois. Almost nobody working in the industry cares about good writing or plot structure it's just a cash cow for publishers to stretch out a story unnecessarily into ten novel series and then hope it gets adapted into a television show.

Try some historical fiction. The writers working in that field are of a higher quality, they have to actually research things and make their work logically consistent without magic deus ex machina bullshit. I've also been having a lot of fun with spy thrillers and crime novels.

>> No.12158123

>>12156371

My nomination is Doomtime, the arboreal warfare story.

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>>12158098
I loved Hyperion but I can't bring myself to listen to the sequel.

The magicians was pretty great too but could've done without the cucking.

Stormlight archive was pretty great but the third book was a bit much, I'm not liking the scale the story is moving into.

I also enjoyed ELLC and Wild Wastes to a lesser extent.

Blindsight was amazing but again I can't bring myself to listen to the prequel/sequel.

Seveneves, Farenheit 451, moon is a harsh mistress, we are legion, prince of thorns, and a ton of other meme shit were pretty bad.

>> No.12158200

I'm actually so mad rn, Sapowski's Lady of the Lake and it was the lamest ending to a series which up until half way book 4 might have been on my list of GOATs.

Does anyone else here know what I mean, I can't believe he just kill all those characters he built up over the course of those books and then leave Geralt, Yen and Triss basically as loose ends and give Ciri, who he'd spent the entire series hyping up as the child of destiny to just marry some random knight. Could have ended up with Cahir or something but no. Then the 1000 year time jump. Honestly, who the fuck signed off on this ending.

>> No.12158208

>>12158200
The Battle of Brenna was goat though. Fuck Milftartians.

>> No.12158222

Please tell me Cadsuane gets her cunt kicked it at some point.

>> No.12158267

>>12158222
nope sanderson has a softspot for her.

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>In fantasy... well, damn, it was a great year for fantasy. I read at least half a dozen books so good that they made me say, "I wish I'd written that." THE HEROES by Joe Abercrombie was an action tour de force, an entire novel built around a single battle. Lev Grossman's THE MAGICIAN KING was a worthy successor to THE MAGICIANS, and proof that last year's Hugo voters knew what they were about when they voted Grossman the Campbell Award as the best new writer in the field. And Daniel Abraham... yes, him again, damn him... did something I would not have thought possible. He published a novel called THE DRAGON'S PATH, the first volume in the new epic fantasy series called THE DAGGER AND THE COIN, and it was just as bloody good as his Long Price Quartet.
>Any of those books would be worthy nominees, but none of them were the best epic fantasy I read last year. For my money, that has to be THE WISE MAN'S FEAR, by Patrick Rothfuss.
>WMF is the second volume in Rothfuss's Kvothe series, and it took him nearly as long to write it as I took for A DANCE WITH DRAGONS (hey, I'm glad it did, he drew some of the fire). But it was worth the wait. I gulped it down in a day, staying up almost to dawn reading, and I am already itching for the next one. He's bloody good, this Rothfuss guy. THE WISE MAN"S FEAR should rightly contend not only for the Hugo, but also for the World Fantasy Award.
Jesus Christ, how does he have such unbearably shit taste?

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So what are some fantasy books or sci-fi with genuinely unique settings, some really alien worlds that when you initially go in seem a bit overwhelming but when you start getting into the swing you want to know way more about.
I've already read Dune, which I'd say is a decent example of what I mean.

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is there any decent novel that takes place in a forest in which the main character is a dryad(or other forest race)

>> No.12158330

>>12158319
BotNS

>> No.12158335

>>12158319

A Voyage to Arcturus, an OG weird fantasy

>> No.12158433

>>12156204
Inversions by Banks has a harem

>> No.12158436

>>12158267
Very homosexual and fraudulent.

>> No.12158440

>>12158299
He’s a sff author. Intelligent people write historical fiction.

>> No.12158443

>>12157249
>some I still don't think I get. I'm sure there's some Z-nugget originals
Yeah, I don't think Jill, Owen, the Vicar or the duo are supposed to be anyone preexisting. Just generic witch, druid and so on.

>Best girl Sherlok
Absolutely based.

>>12157534
>Jack
Figured him out quite quick, made the connection between knife wielding Jack and murders in London quite quick. The Count on the other hand, I felt like a retard when I finally realized.

>> No.12158498

>>12158078
Rastov is Rasputin, right? Sometimes he felt more like just some mad orthodox priest.

About the companions, Snuff was a calculator but were there any other companions that actually did more than gather information and help with ingredients?

>> No.12158567

>>12156187
This, based. I'm glad I've always had good Roman calves.

>> No.12158682

>>12158567
Worth nothing if you don’t have a Roman nose.

>> No.12158684

>>12158319
Lord of Light

>> No.12158731

The Tylin/Mat arc is infuriating.

>> No.12158739

>>12158682
My nose is a lot like Augustus's. But then most of the good martial emperors had short straight noses like us.

>> No.12158744

>>12158326
The word for world is forest/trees.

>> No.12158749

>>12158132
>>12158003
When you're recommended a book you're supposed to look at the blurb and quick check reviews to see if you like it.
Check some of books. >>12140231

>> No.12158762

>>12158739
>Augustus
>Martial emperor

>> No.12158820

>>12157824
It's very cookie cutter fantasy in the same vein as LOTR. Though if you just want a comfy fantasy to read then it's great.

>> No.12158908

>>12158123
I think I might actually remember my dad talking about this book when I was little.

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>>12158319
The Iron Dragon's Daughter.
Dragons are malevolent fighter jets, inter-dimensional travel, weird magic, weird in general.

Pic related if that's not weird enough.

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Took anon's advise and started reading Masters of Rome while listening to wheel of time. It's makes a nice change of piece jumping from a series where all the men have their balls in a clamp to a series where the main character murders his two girlfriends who he'd been neeting off his entire life while fucking a twink.

>> No.12159039

>>12158762
Should have said: *Also*, most of the good martial emperors....
>>12159029
Not a neet, he's a net, he was very educated. What gets me is that it takes 250 pages for the main characters to meet each other, but it's great before and after.

>> No.12159041

wanted to think of something like the jedi / sith order but i can't think of anything that's not obvious copy of them

>> No.12159046

>>12158299
Hahaha holy shit I'm so glad I'll never touch one of his books

>> No.12159080

>>12156092
What are some sci fi novels with good romance subplots? Slow burns preferably.

>> No.12159168

>>12158744
wat?

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>>12156188
What happened to this dude? I need my bi-weekly harem-trash fix, STAT!

>> No.12159192

It's out in 12 hours guys.
https://www.amazon.com/Thrall-Daniel-Black-Book-4-ebook/dp/B07JMNZ3TN

>> No.12159210

>>12159168
It's a book you mongrel. Google it. It's spoilered because answering your question spoils the book.

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>>12159191
You wanted trash to read?

>> No.12159239

>>12158319
Perdido Street station
Terminal World
Senlin Ascends

>> No.12159340

>>12156371

Nominating Bridge of Birds, by Hughart

>> No.12159343

>>12156371
Also thanks for running this each month fella, doing a good job.

>> No.12159358

>>12156919
Hard to be a God

>> No.12159403

>>12159224
Add Opening Moves (The Gam3, #1) by Cosimo Yap
It's bretty gud

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What's everyone's favourite YA novel?

>> No.12159563

>>12159533
Masters of Rome.

>> No.12159569

>>12159533
Orphans of Chaos

>> No.12159606

>>12159563
Colleen pls

>> No.12159647

>>12159533
Howl's Moving Castle.

>> No.12159861

>>12158299
Cringe and Bluepilled

>> No.12159907

>>12156107
>>12156109
>Tfw i still haven´t found an sff book about a furry mother going on adventures with her son

>> No.12159923

>>12159907
And you never will. Just write your own.

>> No.12160135
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Galactic Pot-healer has been the most traditional Fantasy of PKD I've read so far.

>> No.12160216

>>12159533
Sabriel was pretty good.

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>>12156371
>Did I like the book?
>Any other thoughts?
Yes it was enjoyable. It's always good to see illustrations by Gahan Wilson, the book was short and sweet, I almost always like Zelazny's prose/voice, the characters were fun, and the ending had tension and surprises.

My only criticism is that the story retreads a lot of ground that he had covered before. On one hand I'm disappointed that he didn't try something new. I consider him one of the stars of SFF because of Lord of Light and a bunch of truly excellent short stories. Amber is my favorite series. Yes I recommend it often because it's good. And he has definitely influenced my own writing. While he was capable of greatness, Night didn't hit that level for me. It was only pretty good. On the other hand, I wonder if he knew he was dying when he wrote it. He died of cancer a couple of years after Night came out. As the last book he wrote, Night in Lonesome October is a good summation of his life's work in a story well told with charm and humor.

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*gives your book a back-handed review*

>> No.12160409

>>12160402
*upvotes and menstruates*

>> No.12160825

Any fantasy with Roman legions teaching Elves and Orcs true law?

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Currently reading pic related. It's cool.

>> No.12160905

All these harem fantasies are the same. If you're going to go down the harem route then add some variety. Where are the MILFs? Where are the mother/daughter combos? If a writer is going to go down the actual harem route then go all the way to the utmost point that you can which in this case probably stops at incest.

>> No.12160956

>>12160905
I have never read harem fantasy but I guess it's because the authors don't want to delve straight into porn territory

>> No.12160995

I started BotNS. I hope you guys aren't memeing me again.

>> No.12161001

>>12160995
I hope you enjoy peasants speaking like Sokrates.

>> No.12161092

>>12160995
BotNS is not only a meme, it's probably the best SFF ever written. However, it's not for everyone.

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thrall is out nyuggas.
also wuxia written by the super sales guy.

>> No.12161182

>>12161125
I'm gong to be honest with you my man, these all look like trash. I know the whole "don't judge a book by the cover" stuff but still. Also I'm familiar with the Daniel Black series and it's pretty shit last time I left off. How do you manage to be a third wheel in your own harem?

>> No.12161226

>>12161182
thats completely fair.
for my part its really the happening part. a lot of things just happen in these types of books. and they happen so fast you that you kinda want to continue reading just to know what happens.
it can really suck you in.

>> No.12161233

>>12159923
Don't say that anon,i will find it,but for now i will just read doujins

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Have there been any legitimately good YA fantasy since the early 2000s?

>> No.12161417

>>12161338
The Jinx series by Blackwood is great. 2013.

>> No.12161468

I haven't really enjoyed reading science fiction for quite some time now and it makes me sad.

>> No.12161475

>>12159533
I hate YA literature, even when I was a young adult I hated it.

>> No.12161489

>>12161338
>Have there been any legitimately good YA
No, kinda hard to make what is essentially teenage wish fulfillment genuinely good.

>> No.12161509

>>12156371
>>12156499
If we're going to read Dick can we do A Scanner Darkly? Been meaning to read it for a while.

>> No.12161521

>>12161338
See >>12159533

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Hello guys I am a bit struggling to put a name on the distant memory I have of some kind of science fiction novel, or maybe was it a different kind of writing ? I am not very sure but maybe you could help me.
It was about some kind of earth shaped pyramids floating in space and I remember that the thing was about developping a crazy universe with different kind of physic rules than our own.
I think that the definition of time was especially extreme.
I remember that it was posted on 4chan occasionally this is where I saw that thing.
I have made a shitty drawing of my memory so if it sound something to anybody, please tell me.

>> No.12161649

>>12161635
Sounds vaguely like The Three Body Problem, though I've never read it.

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>>12161649
Ah thanks but it is not that.
Despite the similarities of the illustration what I am talking about seemed a way lot more crazy, it was more like trying to redefine what would be a universe with different set of physic rules.

>> No.12161690

>>12161676
>it was more like trying to redefine what would be a universe with different set of physic rules
Yeah, I thought that's what it was about, or the sequels. I didn't actually recall the cover.
We might have to wait till someone whose read it pops by.

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>>12161635
>>12161690
Actually trying to think about it more made me realise the illustration may have looked more like this drawing, with a hourglass shape kind of world.
Let's hope you are right and someone will find the name behind this.

>> No.12161736

>>12161710
Not him, but I can only think of The Integral Trees or Nightfall for odd solar system geometries. Neither had pyramids or sounds like what you're looking for. Sorry.

>> No.12161794

>>12161736
It is sadly not that either but thank you for your response.
I try looking for it online but there is really no way of putting into words my memory without running into new age stuff, I really hope I have not made up this thing in a dream or something without me noticing it ... I swear I saw that on 4chan multiple time some years ago

>> No.12161867

>>12156157
Incredibly lazy self-insert books based around desperate wish fulfilment from their virgin authors

>> No.12161880

>>12156362
It put me off that the intro has the strong independent native Canadian woman beating up a man for taking a photograph of the literal prostitute she's with.

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>>12157665
>>12157607
>>12157527
>Submit small segment of novel to workshop class
>It was rushed and involved a lot of exposition.
>Fully realize only after I submit it all the rest of the problems I'm going to list now
>the dialogue is stilted, forced, and just generally awkward exposition that I couldn't fix in time
>there's probably too much bullshit going on with the dream machine thing and then the dream machine thing being destroyed leaving most likely only two characters able to use lost technology and the VR world remaining undiscussed for 99% of the story because the only reason it matters its to set up this idea of the MC wanting to return to a corrupted version of the VR world. Then, I have to have it make sense that the world doesn't fall completely into chaos because of reliance on fucking magic, which I haven't decided how to do yet.
>Real story is just between three characters and doesn't necessarily even need all this complex shit.
>The part I'm going to share is just plain shit where I use the cliche of "oh look here's this guy who should know shit, but I'm gonna make a lame excuse for him to not know shit so I can dump exposition on you during his 'training' where I suddenly and accidentally end up making up some kind of techno-magic academy. The kind of cliche shit only a fanfiction faggot would write.
>I now have several pieces from several different perspectives all scattered around in time despite not even being sure I have an outline and being and utterly terrified with the idea of forming an outline even when my instructor strongly recommended I develop one. There's even a part where a character has a flashback.
>Remember when I wrote my previous works that people liked, I could feel myself enjoying what I was writing and almost trying to stop myself from saying this is great and all that. I didn't have this kind of feeling writing this part...

God fucking damn it. I don't even know what I'm doing any more

>> No.12161919

Are there any books that involve interspecies sex where the author doesn't have a joke name

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>>12161919
...What the fuck are you even trying to say?

>> No.12161933

>>12161919
Wise Man's Fear

>> No.12161944 [DELETED] 

>>12161919
Why does it matter if they have a joke name? I don't... understand...

>> No.12161956

>>12158299
that's actually embarrassing

>> No.12161958

>>12161944
Probably because then it means it's a trashy joke book like all those ones of women fucking raptors

>> No.12162007

>>12156402
Anime and manga are a broad and poorly defined grouping that defines a pool of styles and/or an entire pool of works from a country of millions belonging to two entire mediums, not a genre you fucking cunt.
No shit fantasy is interchangeable with fantasy.

>> No.12162011

>>12161958
So... he just wants a super serious book about raptor sex then? That's it?
I guess I'm not one to judge.

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Lads,

Is this worth reading?

Was he really a Chinese Tolkien?

>> No.12162091

>>12161880
>Read a little more into it
>Gender neutral they/them character is one of the mains
Well shit, I just thought the setting sounded neat, didn't realize it was one of THOSE books.

>> No.12162101

>>12161338
Spellslinger is a pretty decent YA

>> No.12162116

>>12159403
The High King by Lloyd Alexander, the last Prydain book

>> No.12162132

>>12162007
Found the assblasted weeb.

>> No.12162135

>>12161895
At least it sounds like you have ideas of what to fix

>> No.12162138

>>12161125
Fagget. I have 4 hours to go.
https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20181201T00&p0=224&msg=Thrall%20Release%20In%20Amazon%20Kindle

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>>12161635
I think you're describing Dichronauts by egan

>> No.12162175

>>12162132
I never said that things broadly defined as anime and manga are usually any good at all (because they're not), only that shit fantasy is easy to compare with shit fantasy.

>> No.12162335

What's some anime like Dune?

>> No.12162357
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>Kiernan is transgender, lesbian, and an atheist pagan.

>> No.12162555

>>12162335
Boku no Pico

>> No.12162559

>>12162335
Very very vaguely Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku

>> No.12162775

>>12156422
I enjoyed it as a light introduction to rocketry and orbital mechanics. Almost everything else was chaff

>> No.12162813

>>12161710
>>12161635
The Inverted World

>> No.12162820

>>12156204
"Birth of An Empire" by Connor Iggulden
the later books work too, they follow a semi-fictionalized version of the life of Genghis Khan

>> No.12162851

>>12161635
>>12161710
Heres the physics explained in the book as well http://www.gregegan.net/DICHRONAUTS/01/World.html

>> No.12162990

>>12157365
who cares if it is?

>> No.12163083

>>12156371
this was really good.
>tfw we finally get to discuss this and im late to the party
>how long did it take to find out who was who?
i got jack and frankenstein immediately but i had no clue as to who rastov and jill were.
>dreamland?
i liked it. the best part was greymalk riding on snuff's back
>best player?
snuff without a doubt but the rat was great too. greymalk was best girl
>any other thoughts?
this is better than any 1000 page epic fantasy tome could ever hope to be and now id like to read his other works. hopefully they're just as good.

i nominate jack vance's first dying earth book. is there a list of all the previous monthly books we've read somewhere?

>> No.12163090

>>12161338
ranger's apprentice

>> No.12163165

>>12162813
>>12162851
>>12162173
Yes ! That was indeed the Dichronauts ! Thank all of you for remembering this ! This night I was convicing myself that I just dreamed all of that, that I had a false memory or something and that I was crazy telling stranger on internet about that but god I am glad it's not the case.

>>12162813
Thanks for your response but my memories was in fact about this >>12162813
You can tell by the shitty drawing that I had a very faint memory of it ...

Thanks everyone !

>> No.12163303

>>12163083
>is there a list of all the previous monthly books we've read somewhere?
>tfw I forgot to link to the pastebin this month too
https://pastebin.com/b1GM4etd

>> No.12163329

>>12161125
It's not on irc

>> No.12163450

>>12160825
The History of Rome

>> No.12163452

>>12163329
kek. If I can't get Super Sales You can't get Daniel Black Thrall.

>> No.12163653
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Time to vote! I'm posting this early as I feel we've gathered enough nominations and because I will potentially be busy and unable to post when the new thread is created. Deadline for voting is at the end of the next thread, as usual. I'll post this again in the next thread as soon as I return.

The Man in the High Castle,
by Philip K. Dick. ~250 pages
>https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/216363.The_Man_in_the_High_Castle

Doomtime,
by Doris Piserchia. ~175 pages
>https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2190918.Doomtime

Bridge of Birds,
by Barry Hughart. ~275 pages
>https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15177.Bridge_of_Birds

A Scanner Darkly,
by Philip K. Dick. ~225 pages
>https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14817.A_Scanner_Darkly

The Dying Earth,
by Jack Vance. ~150 pages
>https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/951749.The_Dying_Earth

Strawpoll: https://www.strawpoll.me/16954229

>> No.12163739

>>12163452
>>12163329
>>12161125
>>12162138
>>12159192
Where is the epub?

>> No.12163913

>>12161125
>>12161182
how is the daniel black series? i just read the synopsis it looks like something im looking for

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I am bored /sffgay.
I think I'll try vidya instead of reading.

>> No.12164194

>>12163913
>Polyamorous > Harem
>Adult Fiction > Erotica
It's obviously trash neckbeard wish fulfilment written for degenerates anon.

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>military fantasy books about flintlock gunslingers who hunt down wizards and kill gods
why have you not read them yet /sffg/?

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>>12164126
glad I watched that all the way through

>> No.12164240

>>12164126
>>12164227
same

>> No.12164249

>>12164223
You know that series has been out for years right?
I hate when redshitors come in this general and think they are hot stuff with hot recs.

>> No.12164267

>>12162335
Trigun

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>>12163739
>>12163913
>>12159192
>>12161125
>>12161182
#1 Best Seller

>> No.12164322

>>12163739
Here anon https://www.amazon.com/Thrall-Daniel-Black-Book-4-ebook/dp/B07JMNZ3TN

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>>12157058
>>12163452
>>12163329
>>12161125
>>12162138
>>12159192
>>12163739
>>12164285
>>12164322

yw welcome fellow degenerates.

azw - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1qYCiXjjaJGSvzlQWfJhvAqbHQicHj9Ln

epub - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jRJiCY3GBmYjzC-QU3Ju6IhuaclvMlJJ

>> No.12164453

>>12164399
Nice, now do supes 3

>> No.12164540

>>12164399
Thanks anon. I would give you give you some boipussy pics, but you can be banned now for that.

>> No.12164547

>>12162091
Yeah as soon as it starts with sex workers are angels and sex worker customers are scum then I know the author has an agenda that I want no part of

>> No.12164554

>>12164223
I would also recommend these

>> No.12164586

>>12164399
Where did you get it from?
Irc and mam has nothing

>> No.12164629

>>12164586
It's on mobilism
won't last long though

>> No.12164653

>>12164453
Go put up a request on mobilism, I can't find it anywhere.

>> No.12165080

>>12156092
Any good S&S that isn't Conan?

>> No.12165139

>>12165080
Farhd & Grey Mouser
Dilvish The Damned
Elric
Dorian Hawkmoon
The Tritonian Ring
Kane by Karl Edward Wagner
Jirel of Joiry

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>>12165080
KANE

>> No.12165172

>>12164223
I have but I hardly think about them anymore.

>> No.12165183

>>12165139
I didn't like Elric or Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser but I'll try the rest

>> No.12165195

>>12156812
It should've just been about Darkwolf if they were going to let him handle the necromancer, honestly.

>> No.12165202

>>12156092
>>what are your favorite series that have a emphasis on masculinity?
Conan by a mile.
>>is there any series you've read that makes you want to better yourself physically?
No but they should

>> No.12165204

>>12165080
Eric
John
Stark

>> No.12165223

What are some books with female characters you liked a lot?

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>>12165223
Throne of Glass.

>> No.12165257

Is Daniel Black at least an entertaining read? I keep hearing mixed things about it.

>> No.12165267

>>12165223
Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie

>> No.12165278

>>12165223
Discworld books: the Witches books, and Monstrous Regiment among others.

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>>12165235
I wish more fantasy authors look as good as her.
I still wouldn't read fantasy but at least the authors posted here would not be so hard on the eyes.

>> No.12165286

>>12165279
if GRRM caked his face in paint he would look as good

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>>12165223
The Witcher series has some fine waifus.

>> No.12165293

>>12165279
i bet she looks like shit without makeup

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>>12165286
Maybe if he lost some weight.

>>12165293
I guess we'll never know.

>> No.12165298

>>12165278
I've wondered whether someone who isn't a native English speaker would like Discworld. It seems very british/comedy focused, and that kind of thing can be lost on people who aren't familiar with the culture. For example I read Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, another British comedy book, and it didn't do anything for me whatsoever. Is Discworld different?

>> No.12165300

>>12165296
run her through the makeup-removal app

>> No.12165310

>>12165298
Don't worry, Pratchett's jokes are so underlined and go on for so long there's no chance they'll fly over anyone.

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>>12165298

why dont you just try one

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>>12165300
I don't know what that is and can't be bothered.
You have to understand not everyone can look like a model.

>> No.12165326

>>12165315
AAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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>>12165315
Holy fuck

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>>12165326
What?!

>>12165331
Well that's an actual model.

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>>12165315
Post more!

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>>12165298
I started with Discworld translated into my language, so some of the puns and rhymes didn't translate that good, but I don't think there is something inherently "British" that those books have. As the books do take place in a completely fictional world. Additionally, the books do not seem, at least to me, very comedy focused, as the humor is part of the world building, but the story/plot are solid and not just a joke.

>> No.12165372

Anyone here contribute to the Frozen Hell kickstarter? It ended earlier today. I pledged for a hardcover copy.

>> No.12165383

>>12165365
Anon this is a board meant for discussion of literature not what I saved from instagram.

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>>12165383
Whoops! Whats her instagram?

>> No.12165395

>>12165367
>as the humor is part of the world building, but the story/plot are solid and not just a joke.
Sounds good, I'll give one a try. I think I'm between Mort and Guards Guards, which do you think is better?

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>>12165315

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>>12165394
>Whoops! Whats her instagram?
For fucks sake anon - the filename.

>>12165397
Fine one more.

>> No.12165431

>>12165235
>>12165279
>>12165296
Prime mommybody

>> No.12165455

>>12165431
She's an actual MILF.

>> No.12165474

Is Curse of Chalion standalone? I've never seen people talk about other books in the "series" or by the author.

>> No.12165516

>>12158440
>historical fiction
Just as shit as Fantasy

>> No.12165521

>>12165455
>Tfw i been rangebanned i can't post images of cute moms

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>>12165521
Anon no one wants to look at that.

>> No.12165552

>>12164223
>why have you not read them yet /sffg/?
Why would I read anything from the guy mentored by Sanderon?

>> No.12165556

Is American Gods worth reading lads?

>> No.12165579

>>12165536
Don't say that,they are cute and cuddly
>Tfw no mommy sorceress

>> No.12165604

>>12165536
Holy fucking venus at night, i have never seen hips exploding out of a woman like that

>> No.12165786

>>12165556

I'm struggling through it myself after starting it. I like a lot of the ideas and concepts thrown around but I don't see the hype for it or Gaiman's prose. How is Fire and Blood? Any interesting details that George gives us about the Targs?

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>>12165604
I assure you it's all shoop and angles.

>> No.12165812

>rereading Eragon
>writing starts out clean and straight forward
>a few cringey bits, but well paced and structured
>in book 3 author starts to meander and get distracted by minutiae
>by book 4, conversations and descriptions that would've taken a few sentences before now span several pages without adding more information
>tfw the author actually gets worse at writing as the series goes on
yeesh

>> No.12165817

>>12165812
HE DOESN'T FUCK THE GOD DAMN ELF

>> No.12165862

>>12156234
I don't have a Kindle. How do I read this book?

>> No.12165882

>>12165812
>>rereading Eragon
Why would you do this to yourself? Christopher Paolini is one of the biggest hacks in modern fantasy. He makes J. K. Rowling look like J. R. R. Tolkien.

>> No.12165940

>>12165882
What's worse, the books or the movie?

>> No.12165944

>>12156422
The first part is interesting and somewhat unique, the second part is a mess and almost ruins the first section. Not much to be done about it, I recently re-read it and simply skipped the future nonsense.

>> No.12165956

>>12165882
I read a few books a week, it's no great loss. There's a lot of copy and pasted lore, but I enjoyed the first few books well enough. I have a lot of patience for bad books and movies - they're charming in their own way. The 4th book is definitely testing my limits though.

Amuses me that hating Harry Potter has become a meme on every board though.

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>>12165956
Why don't you try reading something better?

>> No.12165972

>>12165968
Is this shit a meme or is it legit good?

>> No.12165977

>>12165972
Legit good.

>> No.12165983

>>12165972
A meme.

>> No.12165986

>>12165972
It's literally 1 spammer

>> No.12165987

>>12165972
It's not even a legit meme

>> No.12165993

>>12165968
There are only so many bad books on the world, I'm sure I'll bump into a good one eventually.

>> No.12166013

>>12165977
>>12165983
>>12165986
>>12165987

I'm getting mixed signals here

>> No.12166024

>>12166013
There are a lot of people here who hate all women authors.

>> No.12166031

>>12166024
Even if that's true
Maaspamming has nothing to do with it.

>> No.12166034

>>12166024
There are people here who don't hate women authors?

>> No.12166142

>>12166034
Probably.
Just like there are people that read litrpg

>> No.12166185

>>12166142
I'd read a litrpg over a woman author any day.

>> No.12166187

>>12166024
It's not really hate. But there is a precedent. A very vast precedent that a lot of fiction written by women is just bad. The exceptions like Le Guin for example only prove the rule.

>> No.12166196

>>12166185
Exactly.
As I was heavily implying.
You have no taste.

>> No.12166222

>>12166196
I mean the fact that that anon avoids female authors says otherwise. Imagine actually reading a fantasy or sci-fi novel written by a female. I'm in tears just thinking about it.

>> No.12166257

Didn't the limit use to be 300 posts?

>> No.12166290

>>12166013
it's YA fiction. it goes by pretty fast, light on the prose and world building, and a little too influenced by hunger games but it's still fun to read. I only read the first book though.

>> No.12166304

>>12166257
It still is newfriend

>> No.12166307

>>12166257
Depends on the board my crossposting hombre

>> No.12166316

>>12166304
I swear it was not italic when I posted that

>> No.12166321

>>12166316
Not in the catalog either, but now it is

>> No.12166368

>>12158299
>No Sanderson books
Agreed. Cringe and bluepilled.

>> No.12166384

You guys have anything to recommend me similar to Legend of the galactic heroes? Something Grand space campaign-esque.

>> No.12166386

>>12166384
>>>/a/

>> No.12166398

>>12157339
>1200 pages
>10 volumes
damn are these like Moorcock stories. Brief but great?

>> No.12166399

>>12166384
Lost Fleet.

>> No.12166401

>>12166398
Better than Moorcock.

>> No.12166427

>>12166386
It was a novel series first. Not to mention it's genre isn;t exclusive to anime.

>> No.12166444

>>12166427
>it's
Fuck off retard.
>>>/a/

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>>12166444
>sperging out over a typo

>> No.12166460

make it a wuxia novel thread

>> No.12166462

>>12166444
Don't do this here.

>> No.12166472

>>12166456
Adding an apostrophe when it's not even close to the t or s is not a typo.

>> No.12166480

>>12166472
Stop being new

>> No.12166482

>>12166480
>haha just pretending to be retarded

>> No.12166496

>>12166482
I'm not even pretending to be the person you think you're talking to. Don't do this here. Calm down or go away.

>> No.12166497

>>12166482
>>12166480
>>12166472
>>12166462
>>12166456
>>12166444
please just fuck off and go make a new thread

>> No.12166508

Anyone read KJ Parker? He's like a more focused, less funny Pratchett. Cozy woodworking Huns and well-meaning but incompetent wizards, very engaging.

>> No.12166800

>>12166508
His engineer trilogy was fucking depressing

>> No.12166824

>>12166800
I'm loving Fencer so far. It really is like a less-silly Ankh-Morpork with more lathes.

>> No.12166825

>>12156092
Not to get too sentimental, so I'll write this just as the thread dies, but I'm grateful to whoever made these /sffg/ threads a thing, and I'm glad they've continued. Sure, I've got more bad recommendations than good on balance, but that's the nature of the genres, and there's a consistency here that is in short supply on /lit/.

>> No.12166838

>>12166824
Is it as depressing as engineer was? Because I cant handle that.

>> No.12166856

>>12166838
I hope not, I'm halfway through book 1 of a trilogy.

>> No.12167036

>>12167034
>>12167034

>> No.12167326

>>12159191

Banned from Amazon and acted like an ass by trying to trademark the idea of covers with guys holding weapons on them.

>> No.12167911

>>12156371
I nominate Way Station, if it has not already been done.

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