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Chinese edition
what is your favorite wuxia/xianxia novels and why



NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books:

SF&F author listing with ratings and summaries:


>> No.12167042

grammar mistake sorry

>> No.12167072

>reading chink shit

>> No.12167116

it's fun to read

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>chink shit

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>> No.12167173

Based Little Dick

>> No.12167181

Fucking jannies,can't upload pics so i can't shitpost properly

>> No.12167186

What are some Chinese science fiction/fantasy novels that cover 动态网自由门 天安門 天安门 法輪功 李洪志 Free Tibet 六四天安門事件 The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 天安門大屠殺 The Tiananmen Square Massacre 反右派鬥爭 The Anti-Rightist Struggle 大躍進政策 The Great Leap Forward 文化大革命 The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution 人權 Human Rights 民運 Democratization 自由 Freedom 獨立 Independence 多黨制 Multi-party system 台灣 臺灣 Taiwan Formosa 中華民國 Republic of China 西藏 土伯特 唐古特 Tibet 達賴喇嘛 Dalai Lama 法輪功 Falun Dafa 新疆維吾爾自治區 The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region 諾貝爾和平獎 Nobel Peace Prize 劉暁波 Liu Xiaobo 民主 言論 思想 反共 反革命 抗議 運動 騷亂 暴亂 騷擾 擾亂 抗暴 平反 維權 示威游行 李洪志 法輪大法 大法弟子 強制斷種 強制堕胎 民族淨化 人體實驗 肅清 胡耀邦 趙紫陽 魏京生 王丹 還政於民 和平演變 激流中國 北京之春 大紀元時報 九評論共産黨 獨裁 專制 壓制 統一 監視 鎮壓 迫害 侵略 掠奪 破壞 拷問 屠殺 活摘器官 誘拐 買賣人口 遊進 走私 毒品 賣淫 春畫 賭博 六合彩 天安門 天安门 法輪功 李洪志 Free Tibet 劉曉波动态网自由门?

>> No.12167202

>chink webnovels
litrpg tier

>> No.12167207

You're supposed to post pooh now

>> No.12167261

How is it fun to read about some reincarnated 1 million year old guy competing with teenagers and being called a talent by the crowd? How is it fun to read about some dude getting a cheat artifact that lets him ignore the novel's cultivation levels? How is it fun to read about some loser transmigrating to another world and taking over some bullied cripple's body with the same name and doing the same shit as above? How is it fun to read about some guy who gets a top talent because he stumbled upon a broken artifact with the soul of some old guy in it? How is it fun to read about some guy powerlevelling and having to fight 5000 year old men instead of his peers. The writers give cultivators a retardedly long lifespan yet the MC usually gets through most them by the time he's thirty. How is it fun to read about any one of the morons above getting an engagement cancelled for being a cripple only for there to be chapters later where the girl constantly regrets? How is it fun to read about an MC who has to do retarded shit to get the approval of his wife parents or sect only for that wife who was the MC's goal to be irrelevant? The worst ones have the MC's wife being reincarnated from a higher plane and getting taken back by her fiance who nearly cripple the MC while the MC swears revenge? How is it fun to read about the exact same alchemy shit used by every chink writer. How is it fun to read webnovels by chinks who use every mean to increase wordcount because that's how they get paid?

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It's probably comfy to be in the fandom, complain about xianxia with friends, relax into the same power fantasy you've always liked. Some people don't get bored fast.

>> No.12167303

Excuse me but what the actual fuck are you talking about?

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Warlock of the Magus world is my favorite chinkshit.

I like it because it has a main character that western authors would never ever get away with (he constantly tortures people to death for their souls or some shit), Also really enjoy western cultivation systems/ names for whatever reason. The first few arcs are fantastic, if you like them try the later ones which are imo not nearly as good.

Has anyone read library of heavens path? Tell me your thoughts. Im looking for something to read. I dropped Renegade Immortal because I cant find a pdf.

also: 动态网自由门 天安門 天安门 法輪功 李洪志 Free Tibet 六四天安門事件 The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 天安門大屠殺 The Tiananmen Square Massacre 反右派鬥爭 The Anti-Rightist Struggle 大躍進政策 The Great Leap Forward 文化大革命 The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution 人權 Human Rights 民運 Democratization 自由 Freedom 獨立 Independence 多黨制 Multi-party system 台灣 臺灣 Taiwan Formosa 中華民國 Republic of China 西藏 土伯特 唐古特 Tibet 達賴喇嘛 Dalai Lama 法輪功 Falun Dafa 新疆維吾爾自治區 The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region 諾貝爾和平獎 Nobel Peace Prize 劉暁波 Liu Xiaobo 民主 言論 思想 反共 反革命 抗議 運動 騷亂 暴亂 騷擾 擾亂 抗暴 平反 維權 示威游行 李洪志 法輪大法 大法弟子 強制斷種 強制堕胎 民族淨化 人體實驗 肅清 胡耀邦 趙紫陽 魏京生 王丹 還政於民 和平演變 激流中國 北京之春 大紀元時報 九評論共産黨 獨裁 專制 壓制 統一 監視 鎮壓 迫害 侵略 掠奪 破壞 拷問 屠殺 活摘器官 誘拐 買賣人口 遊進 走私 毒品 賣淫 春畫 賭博 六合彩 天安門 天安门 法輪功 李洪志 Free Tibet 劉曉波动态网自由门

>> No.12167329

What's so based and also Redpilled about this series?

>> No.12167341

Just read a few chink webnovels and you'll know.

>> No.12167398

Library of heaven's path is one of the best translated chinkshit out there, i followed the novel since it only have 8 chapters at the time, now it's 1k+ chapters
i also read ahead some machine translations, the plot is promising

>> No.12167441

It's just about a guy given a tool that grants him instant knowledge when he touches a book and he uses that to face slap people. It's an okay popcorn novel but it's always the same shit and it's boring now

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>> No.12167467

every chinkshit is a popcorn novel

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You want Ma Jian but you'll get magical realism instead of "real" fantasy.

>> No.12167485

>way of kings
Haven't read The Sad Tale of Brothers Grossbart but the rest are varying degrees of good.

>> No.12167498

>way of kings
It's unique nevertheless.

>> No.12167544

Why is Mr. Hitler there?

>> No.12167572

I don't read chinkshit but I did read Cradle which is inspired by chinkshit. Is any actual chinkshit as good or better?

>>12167261 makes them sound pretty bad, Lindon doesn't even have some innate overpowered advantage over everyone besides weaponized autism.

>> No.12167573

What the fuck is this shit meme

>> No.12167581

something the chinese government wont like

>> No.12167585

Not chinkshit but Sufficiently Advanced Magic is similar to Cradle.

>> No.12167587

you get shut down harder than a goyim by the jews if you expose chinks to any of those words.
they are harder on news or freedom than stalin or the us ever would be.

>> No.12167588

>Underlord when? Please based Will Wight...

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I just finished reading The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson and I am going to talk about it a little because another anon was a few threads back. Everything from this line
>And I knew that they made some great preparation in the Pyramid for our defence; for all the night did begin now to shake and to quiver with the mighty beat of the Earth-Current.
and onwards more than made up for the slow parts preceding it. My fucking face when, pic related.
The setting and descriptions and overall tone of the book was great. There were some ideas in here that are still unique even to this day, at least as far as I've read. I enjoyed the archaic prose, and I even enjoyed some of the narrator's teenager-tier lovesickness for his waifu. His fixation on her feet was pretty funny. A lot of people gave this book shit for being almost half filled with him thinking about and interacting with his lover and not really doing anything to advance the story but it really didn't bother me. I managed to stay hooked and invested all the way through.
Seriously those last 20 pages were nerve-wracking. I was really pissed off when his waifu apparently died at the foot of the Pyramid, and I kept waiting for her to get better, but she didn't. I really thought the narrator was gonna kill himself at her funeral, but then she did get better and I felt an actual sense of relief. I can't remember the last time I got so invested in the outcome of a book. A close to a 10/10 as I might ever find, will read again in a few years.

>> No.12167663

yeah that was insane hype, Hodgson knew you had to temper the darkness with light. I didn't really mind the slow parts, especially when there's some new wonder, when they find an ancient airship sticking out of a cliff, or reminisce about when a mighty civilization built a road down into the canyon the Great Redoubt is in. Glad you enjoyed the prose too, it's 10/10 pleb filter.

>making a tree scary

>> No.12167738

/sffg/, would you consider a man cooking wooden boards until they became not only edible but delicious to be a feat of magic?

I still want to write it as rocks but I want to draw at least partially from real life

>> No.12167742

Wooden boards are completely unpalletable in real life, so yes.

>> No.12167746

I went on goodreads after I finished to see what the normies thought. Amusing how so many couldn't handle the prose, or the narrator's attitude towards women.
>the tree
The tree was spooky, and so was the hummock from earlier on. The scariest monster was the House of Silence, for me. The Watchers are runners up.
>new wonders
I think the most interesting tidbit we got was the cities that moved ever westward on rails because Earth's rotation had slowed so much. It's kind of scary when you think about what might be in that year-long night they were fleeing. I'm pretty sure the monsters began to appear before the sun was extinguished... I also wish we'd gotten more about the flying ships, too. But I'm kind of glad he didn't go overboard on the details and bog down the story, either.
Have you read John C. Wright's Night Land stories? I really like this setting, but I don't want the mystery or atmosphere Hodgson created to be ruined by someone trying to merely cash in on his work. Or trying to pay tribute to it and failing to grasp what made it great in the first place.

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Wooden boards are extremely palletable in real life.

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Why do you hurt me so, anon? I was just trying to make a "joke."

>> No.12167829

>the narrator's attitude towards women.
it's all so tiresome, the same people that go "it's the future so of course everyone's gay" can't handle the future having trad values in a survival situation.
>The scariest monster was the House of Silence, for me.
I think that's because it cranks the horror all the way to psychological, where everything else is 50/50. You automatically expect it to be that much worse to make up for it not being grotesque.
>Have you read John C. Wright's Night Land stories?
I'm the anon who recommended them a few threads ago. JCW has been praised by many different authors for his ability to copy style - he doesn't go full Hodgson in his prose but it is ornate, and it comes from love of the story not love of money. And he does grasp what makes it great, especially in the first and third stories.

>> No.12167832

I was just trying to finish it for you

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>> No.12167861

That's pretty cool.

>> No.12167869

what do people have against Brandon Sanderson here? I'm reading mistborn right now and it's pretty fun so far

>> No.12167881

>liking black authors

>> No.12168147

I really need to make a mobilsm account. Searching the site using a browser no longer works

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who the fuck makes epub like this? fimbulwinter epub on mobilism is a fucking mess
anyone here care to upload the better version here for me?

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You're welcomed anon. It was hard the first couple years. If I didn't make the threads it wasn't made at all. Now it's making itself. You have no idea how dedicating yourself day and night to general so when it reached 310 you had a new thread with unique topic and photo to use. I've made hundreds of this general.

>> No.12168210

Use moonreader, and cop a copy of Daniel Black from irc.

>> No.12168212

Is 8 really an autism thing? Damn I never noticed I do this.

>> No.12168230

No it isn't. Cradle isn't sufficient advanced fag shit.

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>> No.12168246

Maybe I should make a unique fantasy chart. If I could put together enough fucks.

>> No.12168258

are you saying its good? If yes do you recommend it?

>> No.12168260

Flavors anon. If they can boil leather anc rocks for food, they can boil wood.

>> No.12168263

>4chan is a hivemind
Just because pol comes in here and screams at everything non white, and others don't give a fuck to say anything, doesn't mean that sffg follows pol.

>> No.12168273

you sound like you read a lot of this stuff man.

>> No.12168279
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Keep on voting! Deadline for voting is at the end of this thread, as usual.

The Man in the High Castle,
by Philip K. Dick. ~250 pages

by Doris Piserchia. ~175 pages

Bridge of Birds,
by Barry Hughart. ~275 pages

A Scanner Darkly,
by Philip K. Dick. ~225 pages

The Dying Earth,
by Jack Vance. ~150 pages

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

>> No.12168285

Now what did you mean by this?

>> No.12168311

>he replies to bait post

>> No.12168317

i use moonreader, but it's a pain to post from phone
also thanks i didn't know it's this easy to use irc

>> No.12168539

>tfw no dryad gf whose hole is tight like a virgin and eternally wet for my mighty weapon
Why live?

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any good recommendations for reactionary genreshit?

>> No.12168561

Pulp masters, Howard and Brackett and Merritt. Moderns try to turn "pulp" into a synonym for "poor quality" then they give Jemisin another Hugo. I prefer pulp masters to modern reactionaries since they're writing with a completely different set of priors, no matter how well-meaning contemporary authors are they let 21st century thought in.

>> No.12168571

what's the best compilation of Howard's work and can you redpill me on the other 2? what did they write about?

>> No.12168594

As far as I know there's not a full compilation of Howard, The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian is the best way to get into Conan. Leigh Brackett was a huge Howard fan and tried to imitate him, her Eric John Stark stories are sort of Conan meets John Carter but they're angrier. Both of those have a lot of commentary on the nature of civilization and barbarism. Both also have a lot of other stuff that's good but I'm not familiar with, though I can tell you Howard's boxing stories are excellent.

A. Merritt was a big-time editor but wrote some good stuff on his own, not as much active commentary but more the preconceptions he works from are reactionary, since everyone was in 1930. There's a bunch of other good pulp authors as well. Predilection for crazy adventures and thrift of wordcount. I think there was a Clark Ashton Smith fan around here a while ago, I've read a few of his stories and can recommend. Grandeur, respect for monarchy, that sort of thing.

>> No.12168754

I made the vast majority of these threads since inception but nice job taking credit faggot.

>> No.12168839

Some guy uploaded renegade immortal on mobilism, so you could read it as an ePub if you wanted.
Library of heavens path is ok but lol he’s like 500 chapters behind in translating

>> No.12168840

more like Conan?

>> No.12168842

Whats some good historical fiction books to read? Preferably in the classical period.

>> No.12168924

Memoirs of Hadrian

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>> No.12169048

Do it, it's free
Also, you can switch to the old layout, that's what I did and search works fine.

>> No.12169067

Preferably one that isn't written by a woman as well.

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>> No.12169176

New book by our boy Peter Watts when?

>> No.12169263
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Just got this from a friend, what I am in for ?

>> No.12169296

Classic literature but in a good way

>> No.12169319
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What are your favorite comfy fantasy series?

>> No.12169330

Throne of Glass.

>> No.12169395

I don't know what you intended to accomplish with this meme, but if it was to make me despise the book without ever even bothering to read the synopsis then congratulations because after all your shitposts in every thread you succeeded.

>> No.12169419

Another incel who rates books he doesn't read simply because they're written by a woman.

>> No.12169445

>Throne of Glass.

You literally can't make this up.
"My dad's Jewish"

>> No.12169448

Masters of Rome

>> No.12169499

Back to /pol/

We've already won


>> No.12169538

I like how most of the comments are talking about how racist that book series is, lmao.

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>mfw Rey Diaz was right all along

It's very good, albeit a bit dark and depressing. Absolutely amazing hard-sci. Makes you think.
Only criticism is that it's a bit slow at times, and that character development or evolution is not the strongest suit of the author, which favours world-building, poetic descriptions of thoughts, and complexity of the narrative instead. You'll have dozens of characters interacting in complicated ways, but few of them will be fully developed.

>> No.12169602

See >>12169067

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>> No.12169639

I read The Dark Forest and the ending closes the story in a way that it doesn't feel like there should be a third book. I tried reading Death's End but the story was all over the place with a bunch of side stories that weren't particulary interesting compared to the Wallfacers.

Is Dark Forest the peak of the series and Death's End just and extremely long epilogue?

>> No.12169728

Don't know, I didn't read Death's End yet, but I'm definitively going to.

>> No.12169751

yeah I'll just go ahead and delete all the epubs I have of her

>> No.12169796

>At the very northern tip of Manhattan lies one of the last wild places in New York City, a swath of ancient forest that has survived more or less undisturbed for hundreds of years. On an overcast afternoon, the park is relatively quiet, save for the occasional squawk of migrating geese and the distant groan of the Metro-North winding up the Hudson. A solitary jogger lopes along a dirt path edging the dense woods. “I love this park because it’s the last of the forest as it used to be, before we showed up and fucked up everybody’s shit,” fantasy writer N.K. Jemisin tells me as we set off through the woods, her hands tucked pensively into the pockets of a long gray cardigan. After a moment, she adds an important caveat. “Well, I mean, technically my ancestors weren’t fucking anybody up. They were just being fucked up. That said … ” She drifts off, her eyes on the red oaks overhead. Reality always creeps into Jemisin’s fantasies, whether she wants it to or not.

>We’re here on a research expedition to gather details for a scene in her new trilogy, which she describes as a magical battle for the soul of New York City. Over the last decade, Jemisin, a former practicing psychologist, has become one of the world’s most acclaimed authors of science fiction and fantasy, known for crafting richly imagined fantastical realms and melding elements like mysterious sentient floating crystals with searing critiques of contemporary political power structures. For her new book, she wanted to write something light and fun — “a palate cleanser” about tentacled monsters — but Jemisin can never stay away from heavy themes for long. Partway through her first draft, it dawned on her that the new book was really about gentrification and racism. “I just want to write about things blowing up. Gods and planets and moons crashing into things,” she tells me. “But what I write ends up being very political. If I write about dragons, I’m writing about dragons as a black woman, and it’s fucking political.”

>> No.12169806

>reading her garbage books in the first place
then again I can't talk

>> No.12169814

>Jemisin’s phenomenal success has been something like an earthquake ripping through the traditional order of fantasy itself. (Perhaps this explains why certain writers, nearly all of them white men, have taken issue with her rise. But more on that later.) All together, her work has sold a million copies in English and has been translated into 24 languages; TNT is developing it as a TV show. In 2016, the opening book in the trilogy won the Hugo Award for best novel, science fiction and fantasy’s most prestigious honor. She was the first black writer to win this award, though she doesn’t see this as a milestone worth celebrating. “It just emphasizes how flawed the field has always been,” she says. The following year, she won the Hugo again. This year’s win made her the first writer of any race to claim the award three years in a row for each book in a trilogy. For perspective, George R.R. Martin has been nominated in that category four times, but has never won; Neil Gaiman, a fan of Jemisin’s and one of fantasy’s most bankable stars, has won only twice. The demands of success have not disrupted her torrid writing pace; when she’s on deadline, Jemisin aims for 3,000 words a day, and has managed to publish ten books in just the past eight years. Her latest, How Long ‘til Black Future Month?, out this week, is a collection of short stories, her first book to be released in hardback.

>> No.12169818

What new information does Fire and Blood offer that we didn't know yet?

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>Perhaps this explains why certain writers, nearly all of them white men, have taken issue with her rise.

>> No.12169830

>“I just want to write about things blowing up. Gods and planets and moons crashing into things,” she tells me. “But what I write ends up being very political. If I write about dragons, I’m writing about dragons as a black woman, and it’s fucking political.”
So this all people think about Fantasy? Damn that's sad

>> No.12169900

Her "main" character in Hundred Thousand Kingdoms has absolutely no impact on the plot. She could have spent the whole time between arriving at the tower and the final ceremony in a coma and the events would have played out exactly the same way. On top of that, the main character manages to fall in the female-wish-fulfillment hole of falling in love with a "powerful" and "dangerous" male character in a decision that is exactly the sort of thing that fiction should be telling women to stop doing because it's the behaviour that perpetuates the stereotype that "women only love jerks", "women say no and don't mean it" and "asking for consent isn't sexy".

So yeah. It was a female fantasy, not a feminist fantasy. Instead everybody should read Holly Lisle for female characters who are actually people and who do things, rather then have things done to them.

>> No.12169901

I thought people disliked racists? Why is one being celebrated? Flip the script and have a rising White or Asian author act smug about how Blacks are jealous of their success while passive aggressively belittling them and they'd be publicly crucified and shamed out the industry.

>> No.12169909

>I thought people disliked racists?
They don't though.
Only racist if it's other people.

>> No.12169913

And Sarah Maas.

>> No.12169925

They're not even trying to hide it anymore. The shit is so opened you would have to be lobotomize not to see it.

>> No.12169962

Do you think we will have a literary race war soon?

>> No.12169967

Because you can't be racist against white people. Five minutes of any diversity credit course in any university in the us will teach you that.

>> No.12169971

the rocks thing doesn't count. you cant eat the rock. you can eat those creatures that look like rocks full of gore, but those aren't rocks.

he only rocks people can eat are salt and saccharite, but salt can only be eaten in small amounts, and saccharite is artificial

>> No.12169972

Maybe it's time you Americans do something about those darn universities.

>> No.12169986

you know, people who stand so proudly, with the support of the media, as they announce how political their fiction is, are just never good at writing and weaving it seamlessly into their work.

>> No.12170029

We must secure the existance of our literature and a future for Eurocentrism

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Yes. Everything else reads like absolute dogshit. I will not be bored on account of someone else's silly notion of diversity.

>> No.12170059

Dragonlance and Forgotten Realms novels can be edgy but they are pretty comfy

>> No.12170063

Source on this .webm ?

>> No.12170072

Honorary man

>> No.12170096

For her tireless work in colonizing speculative fiction and stubbornly reframing all issues through her perspective I hereby declare Nora K. Jemimasin an honorary white person.

>> No.12170134
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I have no idea.

>> No.12170229

Is incest becoming more and more accepted in fantasy?

>> No.12170313

I might read it now, thx

>> No.12170332

Book fucking 4!

no surprise Aphrodite is a complete fucking cunt

>> No.12170377

Not really. I can only really think of one or two series where its relevant to the main plot.

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I've been trying to find the third book of Everybody Loves Large Chests but i'm not sure if its out yet. At least no the e-book version. I've checked a few IRC servers and none of them show a hit.

Did anyone find the book or must i wait more? It's honestly the best series i've read all year.

>> No.12170518

Reverend Insanity is by far the best xiaxia I've ever read. It's not something that jumps out at you, but after catching up to it and trying to start reading a few other stories, I just can't stand any of them anymore. So much quality of life was added to the story with just a few tweaks.

>MC is a reincarnated 500 year old demonic cultivator, succeeds partially based on his knowledge of the future, but mostly his ability to see right through bullshit and instantly tell when people are fucking with him
>instead of acting like a hot-headed teenager, he's actually extremely jaded, and cynical, and views life as a joke
>he's pure fucking evil, but doesn't go out of his way to cause trouble, he just uses whatever method he thinks will get him what he wants fastest
>doesn't even really care if it's possible to become immortal, just likes the thrill of trying
>intentionally backs himself into almost inescapable dead-end gambles just to see if he can get out of it
>actually gets tricked and/or fucked over several times, manages to make it through with meticulous planning and extreme paranoia
>other characters are just as devious and scheming as he is
>good worldbuilding and exposition in the form of ancient parables and fables
>large variety of magical skills, challenges, and styles
>quickly reaching the point where he was before, where all his power and experience will be just par for the course
>story constantly shits all over the character archetypes of typical protagonists, not by just fucking them over for no reason, but specifically pointing out their flaws and showing how it leads to their downfall

The thing that bother me the most about the story is the poor wildlife diversity. Is this planet solely populated by wolves? What the fuck do they eat? How the fuck are there THAT MANY FUCKING WOLVES HOLY SHIT?!
But the fact that such a minor problem is my biggest complaint is huge.

Meanwhile I try to read something else and in the first dozen chapters the guy's mind-merged with a 50,000 year old ultra-powerful super wizard, and become the hulk, all by random chance while walking down the street tripping over bullshit, getting full of himself and pissing off people far more powerful and influential than himself for no reason only for them to practically slip on fucking banana peels and kill themselves infront of him.

>> No.12170524

>mine own baby slave
Has anyone read bot the original and the remake? I'm interested in what it's like, but I don't feel like reading it again just to find out.

>> No.12170536

God i hope so,i need more momcest

>> No.12170550

>Reading modern fantasy

>> No.12170566

Incest peaked with Heinlein desu

>> No.12170617

>After [giving birth to] Marie, I did not get pregnant again until the spring of 1912. That one was my spoiled brat and favourite child, Woodrow Wilson... who was later my lover, Theodore Bronson... and much later, my husband, Lazarus Long.
Based Heinlein

>> No.12170642

How is she so thicc.....

>> No.12170653

Do you like peppa pig or some shit?

>> No.12170656

The sole redeeming factor of Time Enough for Love is the part where he seduce and fuck his mother. It's an absolute masterpiece.

>> No.12170663

No. I mean using google with the site's address. It used to work, but it doesn't anymore. i was search Daniel Black and nothing was showing up.

>> No.12170674

>. i was search Daniel Black
The author actually goes to these sites and ask the posts to be deleted.
I downloaded the first books from mobilism and a week later they were gone. I don't think it's a site problem.

>> No.12170711

So does that mean that the authors lurk in threads like these and ask "the best place to get ebooks" so they know where they can go and get a site DCMA'd?
It's weird how Daniel Black and Super Sales shits are so hard to casually find online.

>> No.12170713

Godspeed anon.
There's a remake?

>> No.12170735

Poul Anderson was already writing incest back in the 50s
>Her eyes sought his in the fleeting moonlight. ‘I know, with a sureness beyond proof, that you sail into a trap, and I beg you, by the milk I gave you as a child and the kisses as a man, to stay home this one time.’

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Space/sci-fi horror review 1/5: Hull Zero Three by Greg Bear

A bit lighter on the 'horror' than I was expecting, given the subject matter. Apart from the terror and tension conveyed in the opening chapters it felt more like an old-school adventure - brisk pace, easy to read, motley band of characters trying to get from A to B etc. None of this is a bad thing, just not quite what I expected.

The most enjoyable aspect and definitely the book's main strength was the atmosphere and descriptions of travelling through the ship, which alone made it a great read. Was a bit disappointed with the way the plot unraveled in the final quarter of the book - until that point things had been kept simple and tight, but the payoff on the major points felt lackluster and suffered from a lot of handwaving by the author. I also couldn't shake the feeling that the exciting shit that happened before the start of the story could have been expanded up more in some way, seemed a bit of a waste desu.

Overall, 7/10. Thoroughly entertaining with great atmosphere let down slightly by a lacklustre plot resolutions.

Next up: Revelation Space by Alistair Reynolds

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>> No.12170799

Is Hull Zero Three worth reading as a gamer? It seems pretty interesting.

>> No.12170852

Didn't the MC impregnate his real sister?

>> No.12170856

Please do not refer to yourself as a gamer.

>> No.12170882
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>love fantasy
>want to write fantasy
>have tried for years
>always fear that I'm not writing something substantial enough
>always shelve projects that are too ambitious for "when I'm a better writer"
>want to capture a sense of adventure and journeying to strange, new lands and encountering strange, new things
>but feel it's an overdone concept that nobody is interested in
>want to write about adventuring parties
>but feel like the entire idea of the adventuring party is outdated
>always suffer from blank slate protagonist syndrome
Who here /sogenresavvythatyousecondguesseverysinglethingyoudobutdon'tknowhowtotakethatawarenessandcreatesomethinggreatherthanwhatcamebefore/?

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>> No.12170939

picked up. Based old fantasy

>> No.12170965

Yes definitely. Prose and plot are straightforward and the atmosphere is straight out of System Shock 2.

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Don't try to create something greater than what came before, anon. Just create something, and work forwards from that. No one ever wrote their best story on their first try.

>> No.12171011

It's The Broken Sword

>> No.12171023

>always shelve projects that are too ambitious for "when I'm a better writer"
You'll never become a better writer in the first place if you keep doing this. It sounds like you are too attached to your ideas and the concept of being innovative. The simple truth is that truly unique story concepts are very rare, and that 99% of authors are just giving their own personal permutations on existing tropes. Which, in most cases, is more than enough to tell a story which will engage.

Stop focusing on the intangibles and start focusing on developing the physical craft of writing. I recommend short story writing and/or joining a workshop.

>> No.12171047

>>but feel it's an overdone concept that nobody is interested in

Not true. Don't view it as a trope, view it as a linchpin of many much loved fantasy works.

It doesn't really matter if something is "overdone", it's about doing it well. Anybody can write a story with some great quest at the centre, but to make it a great story you must enrich it with characters and motives and get the reader invested in the journey and ultimately the outcome.

This is the challenge you must meet. That is the fundamental essence of great fantasy. Create that adventuring party and let your enthusiasm for it shine through.

Best of luck.

>> No.12171398

Someone on /int/ or /pol/ has convinced the retards here that it's some magical spell that automatically triggers a government shutdown of a Chinese users internet permissions.

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Away you go to the chinese gulag Chang

>> No.12171521

>Loves the series
>won't support the author

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How would you guys feel about a story loosely based around the concept of finding, carrying, protecting and finally destroying the Magic Object in order to destroy the Dark Lord, only that that Magic Object somehow found its way into the hands of the scummiest bad guys not affiliated with the Dark Lord?
Sorta like Lord of the Rings, only that instead of the One Ring being in the hands of Frodo, it's in the hands of some random ass tribe of goblins never affiliated with Sauron, and instead of destroying it they use it to make Sauron their bitch since they're already evil and ugly as sin, and can't fall lower than they themselves becoming the new lowest of the lowest evils in the universe?
I kinda fell in love with this idea and thinking about writing it asap, god damn it.

>> No.12171631

>your brain on tvtropes

>> No.12171645

whats /lits/s thoughts on Dhalgren?

>> No.12171670

>Someone on /int/ or /pol/ has convinced the retards here that it's some magical spell that automatically triggers a government shutdown of a Chinese users internet permissions.
thats an actual thing tough.

>> No.12171688

Absolutely based,but probably everyone here will hate it because Delany is black and gay.

>> No.12171706

We actually hate it because Delaney's a pedophile but those are good reasons too.

>> No.12171714

>tfw finally about to start Too Like the Lightning
On the assumption that I actually like the book I hope that Palmer finish the last installment soon.

>> No.12171788

Be sure to report back, I recently finished it and want to compare notes.

>> No.12171868

Yeah,he is a sick fuck.

>> No.12171916

>Delaney's a pedophile
So's Marion Zimmer Bradley but Mists of Avalon still gets recommended here on occasion.

>> No.12172013

I liked it, but now I hate it because of your pissy comment.

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I'm not a burgerlander sir. I can't find a book this new in where i live basically so my only choice is pirating sadly.

>> No.12172518

A lot of "classic" authors have turned out to be creeps. Just off the top of my head:

Robert A. Heinlein: Free love, incest, pedophilia, etc.

Doc E.E. Smith: Incest.

Asimov: A serial sexual assaulter, would corner women in elevators and grope them IIRC.

Piers Anthony: Pedophile apologist.

Arthur C. Clarke: IIRC alleged to have been a pederast in the 90s but was cleared by the investigation, however he was still a famous British man so that pretty much does nothing to clear him.

Harlan Ellison: sexually assaulted a woman at a convention, got mad when she didn't accept an "i'm sorry you were offended by my actions" apology.

MZB: Married a known pedophile, Walter H. Breen and helped cover up his actions. Both of them abused their children from what I recall hearing. Breen continued to get published because the notables in the SFF community of the time dismissed people digging up his convictions for child molestation as being "character assassination" by "haters."

The whole SFF community up until the 90s seems to have been very "furry subculture" in it's protection of people who really shouldn't have been protected.

>> No.12172535

That's mostly Campbellites, they pretty much hijacked SFF after WWII and turned it into the con-going clique we know and love today.

>> No.12172541

This is proof that fantasy > sci fi.

>> No.12172542

>can read 4chan on a computer
>can't read kindle on a computer

>> No.12172547

fantasy is better though

>> No.12172567

Heinlein wrote about how libritarianism would work, he's firmly in the fantasy camp.

>> No.12172654

The second Baru novel sucked ass. I enjoyed the first book a lot even though it was filled with SJW garbage. The book at least had some interesting plot.

The second book is almost the same minus the interesting plot part. Won't be reading the third book.

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What's the consensus in this?

>> No.12172659


I've read some of Harlan Ellison's writing about other authors, and its very clear that these guys were very close, and very defensive of the fact that everything they wrote was in the same filing cabinet editors mistook for a urinal.

>> No.12172661

dude its on been on irc the moment it was released. you are just stupid.

>> No.12172663

So how is Mistborn? I started reading it and the world seems interesting, but I cannot stand Vin's "Trust nobody, not even yourself" monologues every 5 minutes.

I am about 150 pages in and it seems to be getting better, but I fear when the "romance arc" comes about it will be insufferable.

>> No.12172686

Which server? I checked both irchighway and undernet. Neither had the third book.

>> No.12172697

they are both the same channel you realize that right?
bot the same PUBLIC channel.
lurk harder if you dont know how to join the hidden channel.

>> No.12172713

Poor little peasant king gets cucked by princess who does everything wrong but still gets to be the hero

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Nice one faggot.

>> No.12172726

You the koala
I’m the gorilla
You just a stunna
I am the killa

>> No.12172730

dont expect people to spoonfeed you.
lurk more nigger. or just get a KU subscription. you can even pay through amazon gift cards. so your underaged ass can afford 10 bucks a month.

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>> No.12172766

>Piers Anthony
>Remember reading some of his Xanth books in my early teens which had borderline /ss/
>Google to see if he's written anything more blatant
>tfw his latest series is four books of straight up pornography
I wonder if his pedo sympathies made it into that series. I wonder if I'm masochistic enough to find out

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Is Charles Stross's The Merchant Princes series worth reading?

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Brandon Sanderson is a master at his craft and you should read his entire library of future classics.

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What's the monthly book?

>> No.12172791

Pick one
pick doomtime

>> No.12173022

Bridge of Birds is really good, shame it hasn't gotten more votes.

>> No.12173219

Free love isn't creepy tbqh

>> No.12173244

>t. creepster

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>tfw imagining being a chainsmoking over-the-hill SF author in the 1960s pushing women around and getting away with it

>> No.12173336

>Only 25 ratings on goodreads
This either means that this is a complete masterpiece or utter shit,im gonna read it anyways because i already read the others options for the monthly reading

>> No.12173437

How is Amber comfy?

>> No.12173445

When will voting close?

>> No.12173477

I've already read it so a reread is like visiting old friends. Plus I really like Corwin's voice/the prose. And the story is a solid adventure.

>> No.12173614

stephenson is a hack


>> No.12173682

In about 100 posts. So hopefully tonight before I have to go to sleep.

>> No.12173722

I think The Whisperer in Darkness is the best HPL story, after careful consideration.

>> No.12173785

Someone should make a chart for pedophile-core SFF.

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>super swallowing system

>> No.12173973

wuxia: drug addicts on their everlasting journey to reach ever higher highs.

>> No.12174074

>heh I will steal credit on the internet and call that guy a faggot
Since you obviously made 90% of the generals since the inception, tell me the name of the three most noteworthy anons that always slipped up and revealed themselves in years past?

>> No.12174121 [DELETED] 

>I'm a better salve than you
>No, I am.

Shut it fuck nuggets, you're embarrassing yourselves and making everyone else cringe.

>> No.12174125 [DELETED] 

I wanna fuck the Chinese President's wife so bad.
You think the Chinese prez had triads tats all over his back and arms?

>> No.12174129

>I'm a better slave than you are.
>No, I am.

Shut it fuck nuggets, you're embarrassing yourselves and making everyone else cringe.

>> No.12174138

I hate lotr and would never read your shit. Lotr is so fucking boring and you want to trace it over and only use a palette change? No wonder everyone thinks that every fantasy book is a lotr clone.

>> No.12174143

this is the most comfy general dbh my other general makes a new thread every 30min-1hour cycle

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>> No.12174169

Just give me the names fagget

>> No.12174176

I'm not the anon you're arguing with you failed abortion retard.

>> No.12174191 [DELETED] 

>Alissa Nutting is not a made up name

>> No.12174340

But I want to commit post natal self abortion.

>> No.12174446

This isn't the 1800's anon. Killing the mentally retarded is a crime now.

>> No.12174489

is it wrong to assume they won't like living mentally retarded so you kill them?

>> No.12174491

Michael Aldi
Harvey Snip
and Boris Bicycle

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This thread is awfully boring now.

>> No.12174592 [DELETED] 

OP made a thread with some chinkshit as the topic, what did you expect?

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No one cares about the OP or the "chinkshit". What passes for discussion here for the last 50 posts or so is boring. And retarded.

>> No.12174651 [DELETED] 

post some more tiddies

>> No.12174747 [DELETED] 

How well tucked is that neon mint blue/green trap's dick?

>> No.12174755

Okay. It's been 3 days. Let's discuss Daniel Black book 4.

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Okay, so I don't get it. Why is it that when Rorschach decides to destroy Theseus it does it by swarming it with scramblers instead of just lightning bolting it out of the sky or redirecting a skimmer or asteroid to smash into it?
Seems a bit James Bond villain tier like "haha, now Mr. Bond how will you get away from this very slowly moving death machine that gives you plenty of time to escape?"

>> No.12174779 [DELETED] 

Not tucked, she's just been on girly pills since she was three so it's so tiny you can't see it from that angle.

>> No.12174836

>Ywn have hot /ss/ action with Marion Zimmer Bradley

>> No.12174857 [DELETED] 

Next threads topic should be about momcest Fantasy/sci-fi.

>> No.12174871 [DELETED] 

Alice is best waifu. The innocent sexy act in the show just makes me diamonds. Never wanted a white gril so bad.

>> No.12174877 [DELETED] 

Don't worry guys I'll make sure this degenerate doesn't get what he wants.

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>no panty line

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>> No.12174995 [DELETED] 

what do these harlots have to do with this thread

>> No.12175028 [DELETED] 

Anon doesn't have friends to talk with so he uses this thread as a substitute to get affirmation. Post thing people like > people talk to him and give him attention > he feels good.

>> No.12175072

I like to read Hobbit and Lord of the Rings once a year. I don't really know why, but around this time of year I get an itch to read it again.

I'm on The Two Towers right now.

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You mean, up until the 90s when the poz brigade freakshow arrived and turned the whole thing into an openly communist tumblr circle - patriarchy status: s m a s h e d. The fact that this is "just off the top of your head" and the fact that you used that phrase and the fact that you reddit spacing - the story is clear now, you are a redditor, a roastie, and a tool of the Jews.

>> No.12175105 [DELETED] 

nothing wrong with that

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>> No.12175116

So Malazan is the greatest fantasy series ever written, right?

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nothing wrong with that

>> No.12175138

If by greatest you actually mean bloated piece of trash series with terrible writing and bad characters who don't develop beyond cardboard cutouts even after 10 books then yes it's the greatest.

>> No.12175160

is it wish fulfillment? because if it is i might just read it
how is it compared to wheel of time?

>> No.12175163

>10 books
Who has the patience to spend that long reading one series? Seems like the longer series tend to get worse with each book (although I never read Malazan)

>> No.12175168

are there any fantasy/scifi series that have long academy arcs? i enjoy reading those kind of stuff because i don't really get to enjoy mine irl back then

>> No.12175184

any kind of entertainment will get worse if it gets very long

>> No.12175199 [DELETED] 

What are some books about cute Asian girl feet?

>> No.12175200

I thought it was quite cleanly written aside from the skippable anthropology lectures, and the characters and their chemistry are more believable than any other book I've ever read. How can anyone not love Tehol and Bugg?

Erikson gets much better as the series goes on. Why would it be a matter of patience? Reading 10 books in the same series is no different than reading 10 separate books, especially if you enjoy the characters. No reason you can't read other books in between if you want a change of scenery, either.

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you don't read feet anon, you look at it or watch it

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forgot image >>12175202

>> No.12175414

>Reading 10 books in the same series is no different than reading 10 separate books
This is what plebs actually believe

>> No.12175418 [DELETED] 

Ariel winters?

>> No.12175420

It got a taste for human flesh. And you really don't gain anything by vaporizing Theseus. Besides you'd be better off thinking of scramblers as guided biological munitions than crew. Big R just released a swarm of drones.

>Daniel Black
How dare you speak to me, you uncouth swine.

>> No.12175429 [DELETED] 

>driving through multiple fantasy worlds in a Mercedes
How could it possibly not be comfy?

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Okay, but only to get the discussion moving.

It's horrible when weebs try to branch out.

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>so flat with no ass they have to wear special panties and throw their body into violent contusion to give the illusion that their booty is "popping"

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>in a Mercedes
Men drive BMW.

While we do sometimes discuss science fiction here you should refrain from posting worst korea androids. The uncanny valley effect is too disturbing.

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Footfags are the absolute worst degenerate. Even dirty pedos are better than them. At least they want another human.

>> No.12175466 [DELETED] 

im not one, he's just asking for it so i post feet

>> No.12175473 [DELETED] 

they are the cutest dont you dare say worst korean again or else

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>im not one
Don't lie anon.

>> No.12175487 [DELETED] 

opinion discarded

>> No.12175491 [DELETED] 

Nah. You're just retarded.

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not a single feet inside my folder except that one

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>they are the cutest
They are an ungodly abomination born of plastic surgery and brainwashing that would make best korea proud.

>> No.12175499 [DELETED] 

Why are American white grils so square and skinny?

>> No.12175502 [DELETED] 

I am sure there are books about feet

>> No.12175503 [DELETED] 

Hello mr ubuntu. Please talk about books.

>> No.12175506 [DELETED] 

You have way better girls than the other shitposter

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s-stop it please

>> No.12175517 [DELETED] 

Korean girls are ugly desu. Not as bad as Chinese. But even Korea's best celebrities look worse than Japan's best celebrities

>> No.12175526 [DELETED] 

>Men drive BMW.
They stole their sister's car.

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>They stole their sister's car.
What a bunch of schmucks.

You know they beat them and deprive them of sleep if they don't act cute. And they do it for years. Not to mention all the surgery.

>> No.12175580
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What are the chances this is going to be good instead of unreadable shit like REAMDE

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yeah no japanese girls are literal sluts and not pure

dont say it
but im curious, what's do you have against plastic surgery? if it's like the pic you posted does it not give her better chance of having a better social life instead of living her life miserable until a guy who dont care about looks marry her or even worse she become like those western ugly feminist?
i don't like people having plastic surgeries too but my reason are mostly religious stuff

>> No.12175616 [DELETED] 

Stop posting these ugly korean mongrels

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Nothing really. The fact that all your waifus rook arike due to excessive surgery is just something I use to make fun of you koreaboos.

>> No.12175634 [DELETED] 

twice is pure and has no surgery except maybe nayeon's nose
fuck the rest of kpop though they are weird

>> No.12175651

>tournament mentioned on like page 150 of a 700 page book
>doesn't happen until the sequel
I really enjoyed The Red Knight but the author's such a cocktease.

>> No.12175680

The Tournament doesn't happen in book 2 either

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None of them are pure anon.
Sexbots can't be pure.

>> No.12175702 [DELETED] 

i want to believe

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I know anon, I know.

>> No.12175772

I liked it but it's insanely slow paced, like positively glacial

>> No.12175783

You can't be fast-paced and have that 12 book series, silly anon.

>> No.12175795

it's a trilogy

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>> No.12176029

As far as you know.

>> No.12176226
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Hey guys! Do you think CDPR will take the rights to Mistborn if I offer it for free? I REALLY want them to make a video game of my books!

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Feng Shen Ji was some wild gookshit.

>> No.12176270
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>40 quid to buy the Path of Daggers on Audible
Am I missing something?

>> No.12176313

>Am I missing something?
Good taste.

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I just want to finish it at this point.

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That's the eight novel out of fourteen anon (not counting the spinoffs), you poor sod. I get the sunk cost and all that jazz but why waste any more time on it?

>> No.12176890

Because he enjoys reading it?

>> No.12177091

my guess is stephenson is shooting for that movie/series tier retirement money

>> No.12177145

but I liked REAMDE :(

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>TFW I started writing a passive aggressive rant about some student calling a central character in my unfinished story derivative of Frankenstein, accidentally sent it. I then found myself writing 4 emails trying to apologize explain to them not try and explain their criticism any more, even though it probably would've been better to just leave it as is or not try to apologize so fucking hard since it was only passive aggressive any way and he probably could've even read the tone that well.
>tfw I wrote all that immature self-conscious shit despite the fact that I'm trying to start a writing club
>He didn't even hate everything I wrote, just the central element that isn't even half-way finished
God fucking damn it I'm such a child. Now I have to wait to see if he e-mails me back.
What the hell have I done

>> No.12177343

you done sperged son

>> No.12177385

what the fuck mods
thread was almost bump limit so we can move on from this shitty thread but you just have to do it

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Rolling to see what I should read next

1-2 The Sundering
3-4 Shadow of the Torturer
5-6 The Silver Hand
7-8 Whatever shit /sffg/ recommends
9 Go play a game
0 Go play Russian roulette

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see ya anon. we hardly knew ya

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>> No.12177442

Still alive, now what fantasy book should I read guys?

>> No.12177448

Shadow of the Torturer

>> No.12177463

King of Elfland's Daughter

>> No.12177497

Prince of Nothing

>> No.12177498

I decided to delete that post and turn it into its own thread so as to not clog /sffg/ with irrelevant discussion.
Its over here if you happen to still care: >>12177346

>> No.12177557

>no reply
dont do this to me anons

>> No.12177568

Harry Potter.

>> No.12177598

One of the flowcharts in OP says to read The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss.
I would recommend Ender's Game I guess.

>> No.12177599

but that's children's book

>> No.12177607

already read both and it's shit

>> No.12177614

Harry Potter.

>> No.12177616

Cold Iron.

Even if it only lasts one book, its still the majority of the book. Although it isnt so much about the academy as much as it is the city the academy is in.

>> No.12177617

books centered on school are more likely to be aimed at a younger demographic.

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>> No.12177774

alright thanks

>> No.12177777

>children's book
Fuck off with this "children's book" bullshit. Harry Potter is still a good read as an adult that's what come on.
Just because its written "for children" doesn't mean it can't be good.

>> No.12177782

Good post.
Too bad only the first half of HP is good.

>> No.12177783

nice digits

>> No.12177785

nice digits wasted on shitty post

>> No.12177823
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Harry Potter confirmed king of /sffg/

>> No.12177854

I really liked Blindsight
Any other SciFi that is heavy on the medical stuff?

>> No.12177880

I don't get the gif.

>> No.12177884

Blood Music

>> No.12177912

Thank you for making a proper voting system that allows multiple choice
- Rare non-shitposting /pol/ anon

>> No.12177934

I'm bored so I'm gonna answer this for you in as much detail as I can

Inda: academy for about half the first book, then pirate adventures
Dawn of Wonder: think it was the whole first book, there's an excursion but IIRC it's part of the academy
Blood Song: Like 60% of the book, sequels suffer from shift to multiple pov
Magician's Guild (trudi canavan): about 2 books worth over the trilogy, other povs outside of it but they're also members of the school
Red Sister: It's kind of a school, I think about 75% of the two books so far takes place there
The Emperor's Blades: entirety of first book for one character
Talion: Revenant: about half the book
Shaman's Crossing: most of the book, the plot really kicks into gear in book 2. Didn't like this and I love Robin Hobb.
Mercedes Lackey has like 30 different books set in and around magical schools
Nevernight: Magic assassin school, it's basically just the dark brotherhood from elder scrolls but as a school
Imager: original trilogy all set in and around a magic school, really good
Recluce: same author as imager, there's like 30 books set in the world and some of them are in magic schools, learning is a theme in all.
The High Ground (scifi): I can't remember much of this one but IIRC the whole first book is space cadet school stuff

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So is this shit any good or just overhyped boomer sci-fi?

>> No.12177948

It’s shit jack

>> No.12177956

>Just because its written "for children" doesn't mean it can't be good.
>Harry Potter is still a good read as an adult
Let's not get ahead of ourselves though.

>> No.12177958

It's great

>> No.12177965

It's fine.
Waste less of your time than some recent fantasy doorstop.

>> No.12177967

Please,i'm begging you read another book

>> No.12177970

Why did my post have to be a "get"?
The first few books at least had something to them. I mean, they made the series into very well recieved movies like...
man... you guys suck.
I have...

>> No.12177972

Great ideas, shit prose, worst dialogue known to man

>> No.12178008

Read legends of galactic heroes, its like Foundation but good.

>> No.12178046

An Upvote for you good sir

>> No.12178048

>I have

I mean, besides Twilight...

>> No.12178051

nice try weeb

>> No.12178059

it was a book series before it was an anime

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LoGH is good SF and no amount of weeaboophobia will change that.

>> No.12178150

Fuck, I have so many ideas I want to make stories of and so little desire to write

>> No.12178214

Codex Alera y/n?

>> No.12178229

fuck no, it's even worse than dresden.

>> No.12178270

well that's disappointing

>> No.12178285

Because you don't associate writing with creativity, you associate it with work. You're content to fantasize and don't need to actually create anything to feel your ideas fulfilled. You are, in short, an idea-guy.

>> No.12178318

Are you trying to say writing is not work?

>> No.12178335

Don't listen to this anon. I've gone through this phase too. It will pass. Usually, I seem to feel better after I find a way to present work or something, although I'm not sure if that's the best drive or not?
Regardless, it will pass if you keep writing. It stops seeming like a chore eventually.

That's not to say its not work, but it won't so much be a chore any more. Least, not for the most part.

>> No.12178599

any books on ai mind prison? I'm terrified of idea of worse things than death that fictional ai could push upon the human mind

>> No.12178643

if you do something you enjoy it isnt work anon.

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Tell me about the CHIANG pill. Is this thing as good as it's hyped up to be?

>> No.12178702

I mean it's really fucking good

>> No.12178746

It's ok. The chink's got alright ideas but his characters are pretty much nonexistent.

>> No.12178761

How is this btw?
I like the premise but I have never read anything by the author.

>> No.12178773

It's stunning. Ornate prose that doesn't stand in the way of the flow, extremely simple story that still carries themes of the nature of wonder and when the magic's gone, frustrating but only so much that the finale's more satisfying for it.

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So if this was 8/10 for me how much would i enjoy 2 and 3 books?

>> No.12178787

>got alright ideas but his characters are pretty much nonexistent.
that's every sci fi ever.

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Also my rating for fantasy reads this year:
Emperor's Blade - 8/10
Ship of Magic - 8/10
Way of Kings - 7/10
The Republic of Thieves - 6/10
To Green Angel Tower - 9/10
The Heart of What Was Lost - 7/10
Best Served Cold - 8/10
The Heroes - 8/10
Red Country - 7/10
Beyond Redemption - 8/10
The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart - 7/10
City of Stairs - 6/10
Children of Earth and Sky - 8/10

>> No.12178796

Where’s masters of Rome?

>> No.12178810

Guess how I spotted the guy who didn't read the good ones

>> No.12178811

that applies even to the good ones, maybe even especially so.

>> No.12178812

Somewhere else.

>> No.12178868

shadow of the torturer

>> No.12178975

Ah yes the average teenager who only uses the 6-10 part of the scale, where 7 means average and 6 means worst book of all time.

>> No.12178979

Nah it's just all this book are way above average.

>> No.12178980

If anything belows 6 gets published somebody needs getting hanged

>> No.12178987

This always happens when you rate by a scale higher than five.

>> No.12178992

>Sanderson and Sanderson clones
Nah. It's more or less all the average mass produced drivel meant to appeal to as many people as possible.
By definition the majority of books are 5, low IQ anon.

>> No.12179001

If everything you read you found to be above average then you'll get a lot of 6/10 and 7/10 scores, you're enjoyment of a book doesn't go down to a 5/10 simply because of the other books you read that year.

>> No.12179007

Andromeda Strain.

>> No.12179010

Chiang is probably the best sffg short story writer alive right now.

>> No.12179016

You just need an urgent task that needs doing, so that writing becomes a therapeutic procrastination method.
I still haven't started my masters thesis. I just spent half a day writing a Vance inspired short story though.

>> No.12179018

>If everything you read you found to be above average
That's not how it works, if everything is above average then nothing is. You can't have more above average books than average ones. The more books you read, the closer your average rating goes to 5.0.

>> No.12179023

Then you'll never make it but that's good. I don't need any more competition.

>> No.12179024

That doesn't make sense because then that changes the criteria for enjoyment that you rated those books. If 5/10 meant you thought it was okay and let's say 7/10 meant you thought it was firmly good, and you read ten 7/10 novels, that doesn't mean those novels become 5/10 novels because that was all the sample size you read.

>> No.12179036

I'll give you that hairy potter is good but it's not great. There are better YA fantasy books and series than hairy potter.

>> No.12179041

Your faithful general slave sends his regards.


>> No.12179043

U w0t m8?

>> No.12179049

all the stories in that book are shit except the title story, which is great.

>> No.12179070

>LoGH is good SF
It really, really wasn't (d)weeb.

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>waaah why didn't they explain warp drives why didn't they have three-dimensional tactics mummy make him stop saying it was good

>> No.12179093

I assume it gets better. I tried watching the first episode and it felt like it was designed for absolute retards.
>master tactician
>just run at them lol
>enemy unable to comprehend the "just run at them lol" attack
>1000 vs 800 results in 0 wrecks vs 800 wrecks, three times in a row
Not to mention the dialogue was trash and it looked like trash. The webms posted definitely look better, so I asume they picked up their slack with the actual animation.

>> No.12179114

You overly defensive guys are the worst. Don't join a critique group if you can't take criticism. Just keep writing shit and ignore good criticism and don't learn anything lol.

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>first episode
>he didn't start with the pilot film

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>> No.12179237
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Looks like the cover copy (what some call the blurb) for A Little Hatred is now out there:

“The chimneys of industry rise over Adua and the world seethes with new opportunities. But old scores run deep as ever.

On the blood-soaked borders of Angland, Leo dan Brock struggles to win fame on the battlefield, and defeat the marauding armies of Stour Nightfall. He hopes for help from the crown. But King Jezal’s son, the feckless Prince Orso, is a man who specialises in disappointments.

Savine dan Glokta – socialite, investor, and daughter of the most feared man in the Union – plans to claw her way to the top of the slag-heap of society by any means necessary. But the slums boil over with a rage that all the money in the world cannot control.

The age of the machine dawns, but the age of magic refuses to die. With the help of the mad hillwoman Isern-i-Phail, Rikke struggles to control the blessing, or the curse, of the Long Eye. Glimpsing the future is one thing, but with the guiding hand of the First of the Magi still pulling the strings, changing it will be quite another…”

>> No.12179435

I should probably get around reading the second trilogy

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