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4/26/2017 2:20 pm  #1


What are you reading?

Vance's The Eyes of the Overworld. I never tire of Cugel's foolishness - more than any other fictional character, he reminds me of most PCs.


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4/26/2017 3:07 pm  #2


Re: What are you reading?

C. J. Cherryh, Hunter of Worlds. Cherryh's one of my favorite SF authors, and I picked this up in DAW at the Milwaukee airport after GaryCon.

 

4/26/2017 3:47 pm  #3


Re: What are you reading?

I am currently working my way through the Fafrd and Grey Mouser books...again, currently in Swords Against Wizardry.  Leiber's works are gold.

 

4/26/2017 3:58 pm  #4


Re: What are you reading?

I'm currently reading The Last Hieroglyph Volume 5 of The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith. Next will be The Miscellaneous Writtings of Clark Ashton Smith.

 

4/26/2017 6:57 pm  #5


Re: What are you reading?

Chainsaw wrote:

Vance's The Eyes of the Overworld. I never tire of Cugel's foolishness - more than any other fictional character, he reminds me of most PCs.

Too true, too true...
"Fianosther held wide his hands. 'Why not? Who would dare steal from Iucounu the Laughing Magician?'
'Precisely this thought deters me,' Cugel replied. 'I am a man of resource, but not insensate recklessness.'"
Jack Vance, The Eyes of the Overworld


"An intellect in full control of itself unfortunately must sacrifice that receptivity which distinguishes the primitive mentality. This is an evolutionary step I have, on the whole, been happy to make."
Jack Vance, The Asutra
 

4/26/2017 7:00 pm  #6


Re: What are you reading?

I'm always reading multiple books at a time...
Karl Edward Wagner's Midnight Sun
Herbert's Children of Dune

I alternate, depending on whether I'm in an AS&SH or Classic Traveller inspiration mood.


"An intellect in full control of itself unfortunately must sacrifice that receptivity which distinguishes the primitive mentality. This is an evolutionary step I have, on the whole, been happy to make."
Jack Vance, The Asutra
 

4/26/2017 7:12 pm  #7


Re: What are you reading?

Chainsaw wrote:

Vance's The Eyes of the Overworld. I never tire of Cugel's foolishness - more than any other fictional character, he reminds me of most PCs.

Haha! I was recently re-reading that one myself. Cugel is a classic. He has no redeeming qualities, yet he's wonderful. 


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4/26/2017 7:12 pm  #8


Re: What are you reading?

ThornPlutonius wrote:

I am currently working my way through the Fafrd and Grey Mouser books...again, currently in Swords Against Wizardry.  Leiber's works are gold.

Absolutely. 


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4/26/2017 7:16 pm  #9


Re: What are you reading?

rhialto wrote:

I'm always reading multiple books at a time...
Karl Edward Wagner's Midnight Sun
Herbert's Children of Dune

I alternate, depending on whether I'm in an AS&SH or Classic Traveller inspiration mood.

You are a man of discerning tastes. As chance has it, I just finished re-reading Herbert's God Emperor of Dune, and right now I'm reading Wagner's Bran Mak Morn pastiche, Legion From the Shadows.


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4/27/2017 6:12 am  #10


Re: What are you reading?

I'm working my way through Howard's complete weird stories.  I'm on volume 7 (of 10) at this point.  When that's done, I may shift over to Donald Wandrei, before going back and rereading my complete Clark Ashton Smith series.  (Unrelated, on the side, I always have a World War One book going as part of the 100th anniversary - currently one on Lawrence of Arabia).

 

4/27/2017 3:51 pm  #11


Re: What are you reading?

Ghul wrote:

rhialto wrote:

I'm always reading multiple books at a time...
Karl Edward Wagner's Midnight Sun
Herbert's Children of Dune

I alternate, depending on whether I'm in an AS&SH or Classic Traveller inspiration mood.

You are a man of discerning tastes. As chance has it, I just finished re-reading Herbert's God Emperor of Dune, and right now I'm reading Wagner's Bran Mak Morn pastiche, Legion From the Shadows.

That calls for a sig update, then...http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png
...in mutual acknowledgment...

How is Legion from the Shadows? I don't know if I have that...


"An intellect in full control of itself unfortunately must sacrifice that receptivity which distinguishes the primitive mentality. This is an evolutionary step I have, on the whole, been happy to make."
Jack Vance, The Asutra
 

9/12/2017 12:39 pm  #12


Re: What are you reading?

I just started reading The End of the Story: The Collected Fantasies, Vol. 1 by Night Shade books.

I just finished "The Abominations of Yondo" last night. I now have an appreciation for the idea behind Sharath now. :-)


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9/17/2017 1:40 pm  #13


Re: What are you reading?

Recently finished the 12th book, Changes, in the Dresden Files series. Just started The Alehouse Murders, the first book in the Templar Knight Mysteries series by Maureen Ash.


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