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>Post your favorite time travel book(or short story).
>What kind of time travel do you prefer in your fiction?
>Single Continuum (Nothing can be changed)
>Fixed Points (Characters can change some things)
>Infinite Alternates (Characters can change everything)
>And finally, tell us what you're reading.

Monthly Reading for July: The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

Monthly Reading books: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15ZwgDZVXB-nLqjbgcqgntZDyTddd0eqP


Science Fiction:

NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books:

SF&F author listing with ratings and summaries:


>> No.13539446
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Thank you thread slave.

>> No.13539460

sanderfag a hack

>> No.13539477

night watch, single continuum makes for more interesting re-reads

>> No.13539584
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Based Sword & Sorcery forever triggering the bugmen.

>> No.13539610

The End if Eternity. Too lazy to answer the rest.

>> No.13539614

The End of Eternity. Damn my blasted fat fingers!

>> No.13539626

Are you hitting the gym fatty?

>> No.13539693
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fuck fantasy

>> No.13539712

>this op is going to trigger the conan poster so much

>> No.13539755
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Conan poster here; I am not triggered. But I'm glad Conan is still triggering you.

>> No.13539985

Does The Belgariad exist as a pdf somewhere? It doesn't exist for Kindle (at least in my country). Any help is much appreciated.

>> No.13540003

fantasy needs more big titty barbarian women.

>> No.13540095

/sffg/ dumb question but suppose I got an agent and they found a publisher for my book. do you think the agent or publisher would pressure me for a second?

>> No.13540101

What do you mean pressure you? If they now had a financial interest in you of course they'd push you towards things that would tank your/their ability to make money

>> No.13540249

Is there anyway to sew what is going on in subscribestar? An author left patreon and now I can't see what they post.

>> No.13540275
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Everything is better with big titty barbarian women.

>> No.13540318

The Broken Sword > LOTR

>> No.13540332

>t. Michael Moorcock

>> No.13540340
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Fatso stop posting shitty low-res art and hit the gym.

>> No.13540355

Had an exciting dream for once. Gave me an idea for a story. Then I realized it was just a rip-off of penny dreadful. Even had Eva green in it

>> No.13540359

>using thin leather "armor"
>leaving the most vulnerable artery accessible on your legs
>spending 2+ hours to put on make up before a battle
>being a dyel

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>> No.13540367

I h8 moorcock actually, the Hawkmoon books are pure dogshit

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Yes please. Ridiculous costumes, but they just ... work

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The last Chadmoon book was kino tho

>> No.13540405

>He couldn't remember the last time he had been up this early and he could only just sleepily recall the last hour that had gotten him here. There was a hazy memory of a shower, putting on the blue jeans and plain white tee he had set out the night before, and a breakfast which may have been hot or cold. His normal routine which usually took place at 7AM had started at 3AM in preparation for a cab which was to be outside his house by 3:30 to take him to the last place on Earth he would ever set foot again.

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>> No.13540517

Geary Gravel, can you please stop spamming this shit every thread? We are not going to read your books.

>> No.13540528
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This is my fav book with time travel of the top of my head, seems like a fun little romp that's not quite as good as the other Rat books because the protagonist is wholly reactive and then ends by using the time travel to land a fantastic punchline in the conclusion.

>> No.13540533

When girls wear costumes like this, do guys shark them and flip up the front revealing their flesh to everyone?

>> No.13540558
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Why does based S&S trigger you bugmen so fiercely?

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Of course not.
You pay on Patreon to get the nudes.

>> No.13540562


thats epub/mobi for the whole series convert it yourself if you want pdf for some weird reason

>> No.13540571

if you don't know how you can convert in calibre but kindle will read mobi files fine

>> No.13540577

You don't talk about or read S&S beyond like 5 books, it's just image spam every thread dude

>> No.13540582

It's not the genre it's the repetitive, shitty low-res art you keep posting.
Mix it up a little.
Oh and hit the gym fatty. You are posting men and women in perfect physical shape while probably being being a borderline obese neet who gets winded after a flight of stairs.

>> No.13540591

lol Jesus Christ, plebbit.

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>Oh and hit the gym fatty. You are posting men and women in perfect physical shape while probably being being a borderline obese neet who gets winded after a flight of stairs.

>> No.13540604

So how much do you bench fatty?

>> No.13540616

Nice try, George.

>> No.13540626

i mean you're proving our point about you not actually ever discussing books lol

>> No.13540641

And what books are you discussing, fatty?

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I hope George (bless his soul) will help you loose weight butterball.

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>I hope George (bless his soul) will help you loose weight butterball.

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Anyone read this? If so; what are you thoughts on it?

>> No.13540740

Jesus those thighs

>> No.13540763

You do know avatar fagging (what you've been doing for countless threads) and spamming is against the rules right?
What, you will tell the mods and admin to go back to redgit?

>> No.13540799

Please go be a faggot somewhere else. We're tired of this crap.

>> No.13540829

>There was no one I could turn to, for now Father was the most feared of all the city’s black sorcerers, and even the priests dared not anger him. Demons of the air and of the river regularly convened at our house. I heard them scratching, their wings and tails dragging, while my sister and I huddled in our room, or kept to the rooftops.

>> No.13540866

For a small monthly purchase, you could get your name written on those thighs with a love heart.

>> No.13540929

Only that night Father came to me in a dream, and he stood before my bed wrapped in gauze, his face terrible behind the golden disks. His voice was—I cannot truly describe it—oily, like something dripping, something thick and vile; and the mere fact that such a sound could form itself into words seemed the greatest obscenity of all.
“I have delved too far into the darkness, my son, and my ending can only come with the final mystery. I seek it. My studies are almost complete. It is the culmination of all my labors. But there is one thing I need, one thing I have come back for.”
And in my dream I asked him, “Father, what is it?”
“Your sister.”

This shit's pretty good so far. Gotta nice horror vibe going on.

>> No.13540932

I'm like 80% sure I saw a 12 year old girl carrying a copy of throne of glass in public today lol

>> No.13540944

>I saw a 12 year old girl
Go on...

>> No.13541135

>saying "Bug-Men" instead of "Snake-Men"

>> No.13541166

Where is this from?

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>> No.13541184

I would never insult Serpent Men like that.

>> No.13541212

I would like to nominate THE DICK as an author to consider for this subjective construct we are now labeling "sword and planet".

>> No.13541263

Oh all right, that sounds intriguing.

>> No.13541364

Help! I'm reading The Wandering Inn and I can't stop! I don't remember the last time I devoured anything like that.

>> No.13541430

Welcome to the club, we are three against the rest of /sffg/.

>> No.13541490

I'm in the middle of book 2 right now. That optional mating rituals chapter was pure cringe, but the rest is really fun.
Is it weird that the thing I am mostly looking forward to is leveling up?

>> No.13541504

The author makes the characters actually grow (as persons), so the skills and level ups feel well deserved. I'm not gonna lie, I cried in a couple of Immortal moments. Definitely my new favorite series of books. I'm gonna re read it now, even though is three million words.

>> No.13541529

>time travel edition
>completely fucks time travel up

You had so much to live up to anon and you FAILED!

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>> No.13541571

what other good web serials exist? I only know Worm and Wandering Inn.

>> No.13541630

Let's be honest anon. Homestuck had a lot of problems, but how it handled time travel wasn't one of them

>time travel follows many worlds theorem rules
>separate universes have completely separate flows of time
>the interstitial space between universes and incipispheres makes no distinction between the space and time but in a way that's internally consistent
>It takes a literal hole in the plot to allow for retcon time travel, which seers and time players recognize is unnatural and dangerous

>> No.13541682

No clue, Wandering Inn is actually my first one. Before that it was just webcomics for me when it came to online fiction. "Kill Six Billion Demons" and "Stand Still, Stay Silent" are probably the best ones in that regard (with K6BD being magnitudes above SSSS but suffering from a horribly slow update schedule) which I am up-to-date with, while I am horribly lagging behind on Unsounded, which features a really incredible world and magic system (Sanderfag deploy) plus amazing art.
If you are interested in that, those are probably the best ones.

>> No.13541685

/sffg/, how am I supposed to believe a hopeful ending when the world is getting worse and worse every year

>> No.13541686

You had me until
Not reading that trash, holy shit, get out!

>> No.13541710

anon, the world is so horrible now do you really need to make it worse for someone for no good reason?

>> No.13541720

Thanks for the responses to my Litrpg post last thread anons, ratfic is pretty cool too, lots to read now.

>> No.13541759

Bringing Homestuck here made MY world worse, don't try to guilt-trip me

>> No.13541768

Do I look like a cuck?

>> No.13541776

>we are
>I am not working by myself

>> No.13541798

Wish I could still re read books. I just can't justify it to myself with so much unread stuff out there.

>> No.13541807

>reading the bloated inn
On a related note everybody loves large chests book 4 is out

>> No.13541812

I don't usually reread, there must be a particular reason like: 1) A new book of a series is released and I forgot what happened on the other books or 2) I enjoyed the book so much that I reread it every year or so
Let's be honest it's not like there are tons of new books that are worth reading. I mostly read books that are pre 2000 but that's just me.

>> No.13541821

Why are you waiting for the books? Just scrape the whole thing from royalroad

>> No.13541827

It's a serial, of course it's bloated, it's the nature of the thing. Worm is also bloated. You can always skip the chapters that are boring. At least the writing makes me feel something, that's something that have been lacking for me with new books.

>> No.13541913

The worlds not getting worse, you’re just a whiny bitch

>> No.13541987

the environment is falling apart, politics have become polarized to the point of insanity, net neutrality is gone and the internet is rapidly being censored across the board, technology companies are now squeezing every dime out of their customers while producing new products that are actually technologically inferior to their old ones, the middle class is fucking gone and oh yeah, anti-vaxers and flat-earthers are totally a thing again

so yeah, things actually are getting worse, you just don't give a shit

>> No.13541995

People probably thought their world was going to shit when the whole europe was at war too. World is always changing.

>> No.13542004

Sadpanda is gone and 4chan is next.

>> No.13542016

It's not exactly the black plague though is it m8

>> No.13542017

is contact-carl sagan worth a read ?

>> No.13542034

and it WAS going to shit. Millions of people died as a result of wars, dictatorships, genocides and two nuclear bombings.

oh, and thanks for reminding me: the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is at hand meaning that in a few dozen years we could have the plague again

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>Sci Fi Horror Fantasy Western

What are some other books that give zero shits about staying within genre rails?

>> No.13542094
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What makes a good villain?

>> No.13542099

decided after reading the wizard of oz to try Wicked and honestly what the actual fuck am I reading? This shit is fucking Tennessee Williams with munchkins

>> No.13542113

Conveying a sense of horror, or an arguably rational motive. You can do either or but the villain has to make the reader feel something.

>> No.13542149

What are some good coming of age stories?

>> No.13542154

Did anybody mention that Peace Talks was finished on monday?

The Dresden Files will finally continue

>> No.13542159

that looks pretty cool, how is it?

>> No.13542234

Bullshit. I won’t believe it until it’s on a shelf

>> No.13542255

Take the Ballardpill,the world was always shit but we just realized now

>> No.13542262

what fantasy series has plot good twists?

>> No.13542333

But it literally is though
We're descending into actual fascism and the planet is dying while the elite laugh at us

>> No.13542403

>His voice was—I cannot truly describe it—oily, like something dripping, something thick and vile; and the mere fact that such a sound could form itself into words seemed the greatest obscenity of all.
3rd rate Lovecraft imitator.

>> No.13542405


Shit man, thanks so much. I really appreciate it! Did you just have them laying around or how did you find it? I opened the mobi file and had no problem, so thanks for pointing that out too!

>> No.13542420


The biggest problem with it is all the narration about how beautiful D is but if you can handle some purple prose it's worth a read.

It's set in an odd world where Vampires genetically engineer werewolves and use auto laser cannons to protect their post nuclear apocalyptic castles. Plus there's ridiculous action like wooden stakes being thrown so hard they catch fire from the friction

>> No.13542423

I disagree with >>13542403
I think it sounds pretty good

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Why would you ever read something like that?
Just watch the anime.

>> No.13542490


Because it was? WW1 was preceded by an insane concentration of wealth in the hands of the few. You had borderline feudal slavery for most in Europe, and huge parts of Africa, South America, and SE Asia were under brutal colonial rule.

Then connected wars erupt that destroy the adult male population of France, litter the Adriatic coast with corpses, set brother against brother in Russia, fill the alps with frozen Italian corpses, and destroy the Ottoman Empire.

In the aftermath the 1918 Spanish Flu kills more than the war. The "peace" treaty postpones another war instead of stopping it (and people knew this at the time), and sows the seeds of everything that has gone wrong in the Middle East in the following century, the Yugoslav genocides and wars, the Vietnam War, and the Holocaust.

The world was going to shit you credulous cockgoblin.

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Is there a /sffg/ approved list of worthwhile cyberpunk/steampunk works?

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Nigga stop being such a defeatist and stop being a lying melodramatic pussy.
The causes (notice the plural) of WWI were not something as simple as "insane concentration of wealth in the hands of the few". There was no "borderline feudal slavery" in Europe and colonial affairs were businesses as usual (which you of course do not like).
Everything else you posted is just pure bullshit. But the shit cherry on top of this pile of manure is you (somehow) linking WWI to Middle East (who was, is and will continue to be a shithole of the highest order without anyone's intervention), the Yugoslav wars (of which you know nothing about), Vietnam War (what the flying fuck), and teh HOLOCAUST (the antisemitism being present far before WWI even started, for instance in the Dreyfus affair ).
What I am trying to say here you need to go back. And maybe revoke your Internet access, so you can experience true horror.

Eh I don't think there is really all that much worthwhile novels.

>> No.13542788


The wealth concentration was something going on at the same time, not the cause of, WWI. The working classes were slaves in all but name because they owned jack shit.

Colonialism being "businesses as usual" is a bad thing, you fucking retard, not an excuse.

>But the shit cherry on top of this pile of manure is you (somehow) linking WWI to Middle East (who was, is and will continue to be a shithole of the highest order without anyone's intervention)

Ahistorical nonsense. What about the fall of the Ottoman Empire? What about the Sykes-Picot Agreement?

>the Yugoslav wars (of which you know nothing about)

What is the creation of Yugoslavia itself along unstable lines with the fall of the Austro-Hungarians?

>Vietnam War

Wilson chose not to support Vietnamese self-determination at Versailles and left it under French rule

>The Holocaust

The Holocaust would never have happened without the Armenian Genocide

>> No.13542808

because both anime adaptations merely scratch the surface. there's over 30 novels.

>> No.13542853

I can't read this reddit spacing.

>> No.13542856

>there's over 30 novels.
That's my point.
Why put yourself through something like that.

>> No.13542900

Nippon light novels are tiny, use big letters and the prose is Agatha Christie levels of simple.
I wouldn't be surprised if the time spend reading is less than 2 Sanderson novels.

>> No.13542925

nip LNs are like.... 20k words a piece?

>> No.13543135

The Iron Dragon's Daughter

>> No.13543138

>author spends a paragraph complaining about the imperial system in a fantasy book which shouldn’t have either

>> No.13543148

Basically anything by Swanwick.

>> No.13543180

Go be triggered somewhere else, bugman.

>> No.13543184
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Dare I say it, is she our queen?


>> No.13543209

Please tell me nobody actually does this

>> No.13543219

The very definition of based.


>> No.13543249

What is sffg's opinion on the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series?

I remember reading the first book and liking it but not a lot else beyond the basic mechanics of the world

>> No.13543271
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>3rd rate Lovecraft imitator.

>> No.13543308

Look at that old roastie hag with the c-section dressing up to catch the eye of young nubile boys.

>> No.13543315

np, I looked on Mobilism and they were there

>> No.13543346

I get what you mean but

>woman has kids, normal birth

"Look at that old roastie hag with the black hole vag"

>woman has kids, c-section

"(insert your post)"

>woman has no kids, sexually not active

"Look at that cat lady hag"

>woman has no kids, sexually active

"Roastie cock carousel etc etc"

>> No.13543362

Oh I'm sorry cunt did someone tickle your whiskers

>> No.13543365

>everyone tells you to stop spamming
>you don't listen
>you don't discuss anything about conan
>just post the same pics every thread thread, some nsfw, screaming about "bugmen" and "based s&s"
>gets called out and asked to stop
>continue to spam and shitpost and add jack shit to discussion except "bugman"

>> No.13543371

ok snakeman

>> No.13543375
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I love slam piggie white women.

>> No.13543385

I like mature women. But she is a roastie for having a c-section and dressing up with 5 pounds of makeup trying to catch nubile boys.

>> No.13543389

No one wants you here. Please leave. You're ruining the thread with your plebbit queerness.

>> No.13543391

i fully understand why someone would want a c-section, I wouldn't want to rip my dick apart by pushing out a crotch goblin either

>> No.13543395

>we are totally different person who share this opinion
>believe it!

>> No.13543402

>I wouldn't want to rip my dick apart by pushing out a crotch goblin either
I feel sorry for hyenas.

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we actually aren't i just made that comment to stir the pot

>> No.13543416

>mfw YOU'RE the serpent man

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People keep asking so I made a chart.

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>> No.13543583

> while the elite
You mean the jews

>> No.13543667


ebin reply my dude :^)
u sure showed that redditor lol

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>dude I can't describe it
>muh greatest obscenity

>> No.13543719

You are incredibly stupid if you think that has anything to do with Lovecraft.

>> No.13543746

People who use that kind of uselessly vague prose in horror are generally making a misconceived attempt at copying Lovecraft.

>> No.13543766

>The Mask of the Sorcerer

>> No.13543768

Except the character goes on to try and describe it as best as he can. You are still incredibly stupid.

>> No.13543794

Fair enough, replace "horror" with "monster scenes".

Not really the point, but sure, I am incredibly stupid if that's your main argument.

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>if a character has difficulty describing something, but tries to anyways, that means it's a shitty attempt at copying Lovecraft

>> No.13543851

>We're descending into actual fascism
No, the literal opposite is happening.
Liberalism has been unopposed in the west since the end of WW2.

Before you reply define Fascism in a way that distinguishes it from the USSR, the Axis, and Britain and it's allies during WW2.
Spoiler: "Keep England White" wasn't Moselys slogan, but Churchill's.

>> No.13543866

Do Japanese even write novels? I feel like everything is a LN simply so they can sell it to a wide demographic.

>> No.13543884

>blog entries (webseries) are now considered novels
Who is enjoying the end to rational thought. Logic is fucked and it's getting worse. Penis carrying humans are calling themselves female/women and weekly blog posts are considered novels.

>> No.13543886

Can you guys recommend fantasy in which at least one of the villains is a master manipulator, working behind the scenes without the characters knowing their intentions? Feel free to spoiler wrap the title

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>> No.13543897
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light novel is basically a phrase meaning "story realized in numerous chunks to maximize sales and usually accompanied by artwork". it's basically a gateway from manga to books proper.

>> No.13543913

how are web serials different from serials that were published in magazines?

>> No.13543914

Are LNs usually collected in single volumes? Or would the page count simply be outrageous?

>> No.13543917

>LN sell it to a wide demographic.
Because LNs are pretty much their YA.

>Do Japanese even write novels? I feel like everything is a LN
Yes. But weebs don't give a shit about novels so nothing gets translated.
There's not much that gets translated.


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Well, two of the arguably best known works of Japanese SF and fantasy were novel series so it was definitely a thing in Japan. LNs are simply easy as fuck to get and break into which as an author which skyrocketed their popularity.

>> No.13543929

Go back to twitter

>> No.13543965

The Darkness That Comes Before

>> No.13544108
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She is certainly easier on they eyes compared to Patrick or Brandon.

How dare you nigger?!

>> No.13544178

i want to make her squeal.

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I kinda doubt that you are in her league.

>> No.13544204

i doubt that. im not white. that already entitles me to her womb.

>> No.13544223

Oh fuck that is beyond disgusting. Please keep your American degeneracy in appropriate containment boards.

>> No.13544236

Average yuropeon, please leave.

>> No.13544259

r/asianmasculinity please go back, no one takes you seriously.

>> No.13544265

Dostoevsky and Twain published some of their books literally like that, you dumb fucking nigger. The only difference was that those were paper journals, and these are digital.
Also I can't help, but notice the irony in criticizing a list containing like 5 explicitly rationalist books (almost the only fantasy these days which gives a fuck about their characters not being absolute morons) as irrational.

>> No.13544273

thanks for all the (you)s really need that.

>> No.13544529
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I'm currently writing a fantasy romance novel about a young knight and a tsundere warrior princess who team up to save the world from an evil wizard. There's absolutely no sex, just blushing, hand holding, cuddling, etc.

>> No.13544564
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Good for you anon. I'm writing a cyberpunk fantasy western with lizard people. I'm torn between having the MC develop a friendship with one of the deuteragonists (an amazonian lizard lady) or a full on romance.

>> No.13544608

>implying that proves anything

>> No.13544656
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>tfw not even close to right on time

>> No.13544671

I dont read fantasy, is there a science fiction monthly reading?

>> No.13544699

Science Fiction is Fantasy.

>> No.13544718
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>is there a science fiction monthly reading?
Yes. The same one actually. So far this year we've read more sci-fi than fantasy.

>> No.13544742

Why does that guy get to go to cool historical sites with a gf, I just went there with my mom, and it rained.

>> No.13544753

I guess I will have to skip july then

>> No.13544758
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Which book evoked the feeling of "What the fuck did i just read?" to you?
I want some mindfuckery.

>> No.13544771

>ITT: manlet tears

>> No.13544793

House of Leaves

>> No.13544794

Pretty much everything by the core cyberpunk group (Sterling,Shirley,Rucker,Gibson,Cadigan,Effinger etc) is pretty cool.
That's just a cosplay trend,anon

>> No.13544801
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I am gonna stop posting female authors if you guys are going to be like that.

>Pretty much everything by the core cyberpunk group (Sterling,Shirley,Rucker,Gibson,Cadigan,Effinger etc) is pretty cool.
It also isn't all that good.

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>what if the hero was a washed up drunk
>what if the knowledge of the past was lost
>what if dragons weren't pure evil
done before but neat
>what if it turns into a generic get the magic power fight the big enemy ending anyway

>> No.13544860

almost finished reading the first Murderbot book,
>he's literally me

>> No.13544870

Why not stop posting in general?

>> No.13544889

>It also isn't all that good.
True,but sadly those are the best authors cyberpunk has to offer.

>> No.13544900

>I am gonna stop posting female authors if you guys are going to be like that.
What a horrible threat.

>> No.13544905

Imagine Sarah J. Maas doing a cosplay of Lady Death >>13542477

>> No.13544916
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found it.

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>> No.13544974

murderbot's a girl

>> No.13545077 [DELETED] 

/sffg/, I want to write a series, but im worried about putting too much development in the first book

i dont want to rush the romantic arcs, character development or mutations

>> No.13545108

just do it
write it and publish it chapter by chapter on some online forum so you can get feedback
then rewrite it later to better fit into a contiuous book format when you actually publish

>> No.13545127

I just did the monthly read last night/this morning even though I normally don’t touch fantasy. It’s set in modern America, not some D&D world. I really liked it! Lots of fucked up things happening.

>> No.13545192

I'm just looking at the mental hoops you and your degenerates are jumping through to show that a webblog is a novel.
>Dostoevsky and Twain published some of their books literally like that, penis carrying humans are calling themselves female/women.
Good to know I avoided them for a reason. Luckily my country wasn't cucked and forced us to read shit like Twain.

>> No.13545210

>falling for the publisher jew
good goy

>> No.13545221
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Finished this series in a month.

Not the best, but certainly fun. Glad some anon recommended it. I liked the twists and turns. It really goes for high highs and low lows. Best part was probably the kick in the dick at the end of book 2 and how utterly fucked things seem in book 3.

That being said, book 3's resolution did feel rushed.

>> No.13545285

The face looks like her though.

>> No.13545299
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It all fantasy and "sci fi" classics

>> No.13545307

Just know that there are only three books, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

>> No.13545318
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Anyone read this? It was in my last batch of downloads but it's quite long so I'm not sure about starting it yet

>> No.13545327

I'm a newfag on /int/ but not on 4chan(nel). wanted to ask if there's a lot of spoiler risk here like /a/? (posting about a series in the middle for example, not browsing around and reading something you shouldn't which is unavoidable)

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>> No.13545464

Since everything worth reading has been published a long time ago, yes there’s a spoiler risk. People only typically use spoilers if it’s a new release or if they’re feeling polite.

>> No.13545488

i keep confusing the two, even going on /int/ when meaning to go to /lit/, sorry.
what i meant is if i were to ask about "hey is book x good?" or "I'm halfway through book y and blah blah blah", if this is the kind of board that spoils stuff on purpose like /a/. you can't go there and post about some series before completing it.

>> No.13545539

old thing good
new thing bad
golden age authors were all hacks

>> No.13545557
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anyway wanna share this thing? pls no bulli i want to see if its enjoyable

>> No.13545585

What are your guys' thoughts on Malazan, Chronicles of Amber and Memory sorrow thorn? They seem interesting but from what I have seen readers dont seem to be in agreement regarding them. Are they worth a read?

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>> No.13545619

explain why chronicles of amber is based, it was so boring that i stopped reading after 100 pages in the first book with the magical car ride to wherever.

>> No.13545664

>2 ravens
>an owl
>a wolf
>a baby
>a woman
>a man with a sword and tattoos on his face
It's probably shit.

>> No.13545670
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To you.
But to it's target demographic is super cool.

>> No.13545674

By share, do you mean trade tales? It's what this gen is about, finding new things.

If on the other hand, you are asking someone to spoonfeed you when that book is readily available online and an anon showed how to get shit last thread, then gtfo.

>> No.13545682

Target demographic is trannies? (It looks like a man in a wig in your pic)

>> No.13545685

>It looks like a man in a wig in your pic
You don't know who that is?
Fucking zoomers.

>> No.13545701

any sort of androgyny is muh big bad tranny, don’t you get it?

>> No.13545723

If being 30 something makes me a zoomer, then I am.
I actually read, I'm not a tourist from /tv/, /a/, /v/ or /co/ like you and your friends are. If I don't know who some tranny is so what?

>> No.13545744

I googled it, it's some "fix your cunny or die" shit. And it's David Duchovny (who- oh it's the guy who never fucks Scully) in a wig.
Why do you think it's important that I recognize a dude in a wig?

>> No.13545745
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You two should be friends.

>> No.13545792
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>you don't watch tv?
>what a loser
>be friends with this androgyny anon

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It's just bantz.
So what if you're a shut-in that somehow missed not one but two extremely popular series.
If you are going to get that booty blasted let's just drop it.

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>> No.13545869
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>So what if you somehow missed not one but two extremely popular series.
I never watched GoT, I never watch Twin Peaks, I will not watch any netflix /amazon live action book adaptations.
How does that make you feel?

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>How does that make you feel?
I don't know.
Like wanting to avoid you maybe?

>> No.13545966

>Like wanting to avoid you maybe?
Good. Stay out of my sffg
Go back to /tv/ and talk about your tele-trannies and Fbi agents

>> No.13545969

You wouldn't say that to my face punk.

>> No.13545970

i have serious doubts about his writing ability but we'll see

>> No.13546001

You have perfectly captured the bitterness and that empty felling of superiority of yet another whiny zoomer.
You don't mind if I use this? I'll credit you as that loner in the corner at parties.

>> No.13546014

Look buddy, I might be a zoomer but I fuck teenage pussy on the regular... Can you say the same old man?

>> No.13546017

I would actually, your are probably a abatap supporter and like cunny.

>> No.13546051

No you wouldn't. You're a pasty nerd and I'm a red blooded Texan. Always carrying. Come at me bro and I cap your ass.

>> No.13546064

That would be a spoiler

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Keep slaying that puss champ.

>> No.13546070

please fren just recommend me a series

>> No.13546085
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Boy do I have a series for you.
There's also going to be a TV show.

>> No.13546094

i just finished the wheel of time series so this looks like it might be the next one i pick up


>> No.13546102

Don't read those, do Malazan instead.

>> No.13546106

I am glad I could help.
Also don't listen to >>13546102, Malazan is for old farts.

>> No.13546138

Try the barrow

>> No.13546192

>implying I don't want to die and you won't just be helping me

>> No.13546337
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What are some good fantasy books about Pirates?

>> No.13546380
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White people are the new orcs

>> No.13546382

>The barrow
Try again

>> No.13546397

Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini. It’s not high lit, but it’s a really entertaining read. Sabatini was wildly popular in the 1910’s/1920’s but has pretty much been forgotten nowadays.

>> No.13546468

Everything by Salgari, z. B. the black corsair.

>> No.13546511

This general is usually pretty chill about that.

>> No.13546567
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Read Dragonlance Legends thank

>> No.13546641

Have you read Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis saga? What did you think of the Oankali? I thought they were among the most contemptible, insidiously evil aliens I've ever come across, and they don't even seem to realise it.

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>> No.13546661

Many PKD works. My first Dick was VALIS and boy oh boy

>> No.13546668
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I had heard that this was boring but it's actually pretty good! Light reading while still able to get across a serious and sometimes facetious feeling. Who else /Norse mythology/ here?

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Fucking Gaiman worms himself into anything.

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>> No.13546918

>tfw birdboi is probably on his fourth or fifth novel by now and you haven't written a page in months

/sffg/, how long before this need to be something I'm not passes and I'm able to just live happily as a programmer with no goals or ambitions?

>> No.13546936

nothing more pathetic than a delusional write fag whinging, stfu.

>> No.13547025

>when you skip leg-day

>> No.13547100

>pick any work
by PKD

>> No.13547306

if you like that, read Edith Hamilton’s Mythology. Mostly Greek with a touch of Norse at the end.

>> No.13547382

Read bakker

>> No.13547384

Kek based

>> No.13547399

They're an allegory for whites.

>> No.13547427

I am certain gaiman sold his soul to the paper mache satan

>> No.13547432

write nigger
the bottom boundary for words per day when actively writing is 400 words

>> No.13547438

Deathworlders is cool and good

>> No.13547476

You can tell it's about colonialism just from the blurb.

>> No.13547556

It's a series although the other two books aren't out yet

>> No.13547568
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>muh evil whites
>female black writer
Inevitable in retrospect

>> No.13547590

Agreed. I think people just get stuck on writing the best shit ever from the get-go when in fact you'll probably drop anything from a third to half of what you wrote while going through various drafts. This is normal and expected. So just write, write and write. You'll edit it later.

>> No.13547599

>any book dealing with post colonialism, racism or power struggles
>inevitable crying about muh whites bad occur
You retards lack any resemblance of nuance, I can't wait for the first idiot to claim that Fifth Head of Cerberus is a leftist manifesto.

>> No.13547652

>It's a series although the other two books aren't out yet
But will it come out though? Last I remember the author has a problem with his publisher.

>> No.13547667

What kind of problem?

>> No.13547682



His last news was in 2015 saying it's been postponed, I frankly don't have much hope.

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There we go with the fantasy again.

>> No.13547755

Is that just a random I-patched-together-some-sci-fi-y-armor-and-weapon cosplay or does that belong to some book/movie/series/video-game/anime/manga/comic?

>> No.13547797

i hate female protaganists. sometime there is too much of a focus on romance

>> No.13547930
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>Can't get into genuinely original, trippy scifantasy with laconic, yet beautiful prose
Explain why you're such a pleb
Shit, based, based
God, I want to teach her my secret penis no jutsu technique

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Because the novels are better, and there are a lot more of them. Plus, how else am I supposed to know that when D walks into a town even the young boys and old men get hard?

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Did anyone read the Spook's Apprentice when they were younger?
It was my first encounter with ntr.

>> No.13548086

The most based book series ever conceived by mankind.
Literally everything about it is totally and utterly based.

>> No.13548117

Do the lizard people have tits? This is important.

>> No.13548150

I don't remember ntr. I only read it up to book 5 though. Who was ntr'd?

>> No.13548196

The mc was in the last book.
Some old wizard somehow convinces the girl to run away with him. Made me seethe pretty hard as a kid.

>> No.13548245

too bad , i really liked the first book

>> No.13548370

>, I can't wait for the first idiot to claim that Fifth Head of Cerberus is a leftist manifesto.
They already say it's about whites invading, and an abbo sneaking into their camp.

>> No.13548381

>Memory sorrow thorn
>tad Williams
I will never listen to anything you have to say amberfag

>> No.13548384

Shinsekai Yori was an actual novel, not a light novel, and it's very good. There is a good fan translation at http://shinsekai.cadet-nine.org/

>> No.13548402

Hey guys, convince me to get a ereader with backlight. What you suggest? Not oasis or that 1k Chinese boox

>> No.13548478

All colonialism is terrible, Arabs and the Chinese did it too.

>> No.13548520

>t-those guys did it too

>> No.13548629

Filthy low brain peasant scum.
Read some modern nobility books(read urban)

>> No.13548865

Go throw acid in someone's face, Mohammed.

>> No.13548952

anon, im curious. were you always like this, or did it happen more recently?

>> No.13549021

Way to miss my point fuckface.

>> No.13549151
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Is this any good? All the top reviews are seething women so it must be doing something right.

>> No.13549202

Wahmen hate it because of all the rape, and the females in the book having to depend on a strong man to save them, and not being able to do shit all without one(a man).
There were some low parts, but I enjoyed it at the end. I even reread it(read over 2k books and never reread any of them).

>> No.13549213

>bloated grimderp
>ever good
Just because it makes the bitches seethe doesn't mean it's good. They seethe at everything.

>> No.13549241

Actually writing a story with time travel trope.
I researched the stuff and watched Steins Gate only to finally do it my way.
In my story, time-traveling is possible but really hard and kept in control by fate, paradoxes are denied (you can't get real far in the past to ask your father not to give birth to you, buzzing sounds will alter what your father heard and the future may or may not be changed but you will be born anyway) and only a few characters can time-travel. (There's no time machine and this is high-level fantasy stuff)

Is this trope good enough?

>> No.13549259


One nation has instituted wife beatings as a civic duty, when travelling they instead are supposed to fuck whores violently, then beat the shit out of them. This is a major plot point.

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Hahaha wtf man.

>> No.13549291
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>Steins Gate


>> No.13549322

Does it have to be fantasy? A great historical fiction book about pirates (with a few tiny fantastical/spiritual elements) is "Wyvern" by A. A. Attanasio. Outstanding book, one of my favourite historical fiction novels.

>> No.13549336

Pirate Freedom

>> No.13549385
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I recently finished this book. I was a little hesistant because of muh feminism, but it's actually a wonderful book and I am glad I read it. Le Guin is a great author. What did you think of this book?

>> No.13549415

I found some old SF books from my dad's collection (RIP). Mostly Asimov and Brussolo

>> No.13549421

Shit. I posted it by mistake. Wanted to ask. Should I start with Foundation or Dune?

>> No.13549434


Le Guin, Andre Norton, James Tiptree, and CJ Cherryh are examples of how sad it is that the modern feminist wave has destroyed the viewing of female authors. The Left Hand of Darkness, and the Dispossessed, to focus on le Guin, are really thoughtful uses of the fantastic to examine real life. However, there is never a sacrifice of writing or plot to appeal to wokeness.

On a personal note, this had a lot more weeb shit in it than I thought it would.

>> No.13549451


Both are really great, and you should read both. They're classics. I enjoyed both very much. Foundation is shorter, so you could start with that to get in the sci-fi mood before tackling the slightly heavier Dune.

>> No.13549458

Foundation is trash, read Dune.

>> No.13549459

Seems a bit over the top

>> No.13549463


>> No.13549506

Thanks, I'll start with it.

Not sure but is this bait?

>> No.13549517

Just skimming through Brent Week's books on goodreads, I think the top review for every single one of them is a seething roastie.

>> No.13549582

That's my fetish

>> No.13549592

Based Attanasioposter

>> No.13549643



>> No.13549666

who is this? why does he hate wizards?

>> No.13549716

The books are full of stuff like that. The first one has a character who gets sodomized so hard and so frequently as a child that he becomes gay, which is again a major plot point.

>> No.13549732

I think he's either Jack Vance or Phillip Jose Farmer.

>> No.13549869


And don't forget how the city is crowded with lines of whores going to their brothels. Like the national industry is whoring

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>T. Hasn't even read it
Why do you insist on getting btfo every thread? Like, just go outside. Talk to some girls and try to get laid or something (hint: avoid saying the word "grimderp"). I'm starting to worry about you. I'm not Amberfag, I'm prose snob anon

>> No.13550177

>has a character who gets sodomized so hard and so frequently as a child that he becomes gay
That's how it usually happens. Ask most fags, they were molested by dads / uncles / next door neighbor when young. At least that is how it happened to most of the fags I've seen. I work at a local radio station and the shit I read people reveal.

>> No.13550353

It's not. If you're new to SF then Foundation is fine, otherwise just skip it cause you'll be disappointed by it.

>> No.13550789

Sounds like garbage. Sorry.

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