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09 Sep 2019 14:22 #301578 by barrowdown

Gary Sax wrote: I remember liking Guns of August but feeling it was very dry compared to the best histories. A very "overview" sort of history that's vital but doesn't electrify.


I actually liked the dryness, but I was also listening to Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcast on the same period which leans way towards the colorful side. So I kind of had a balance to offset any dryness that may have been present. I really liked how it bounced from government to government over each time period to cover how they were each responding to the new "inputs" being presented to them.
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09 Sep 2019 15:05 #301581 by Dr. Mabuse
I'm re-reading the First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie and by god, are these books ever good! I recently re-read The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson. A beautiful sci-fantasy book set in a world long after an alien race had bred with tiny percent of the human population, and left. The descendents are looked at as demigods in the present world. Demane (dubbed the Sorcerer by others) is escorting a caravan of goods along with the Captain of the guard (also a descendant) who secretly is his lover. The world is inhabited by those of African descent and the language is enriched with African-Americanised English. Lovely, lovely storytelling and characters.
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09 Sep 2019 15:41 #301582 by RobertB

Dr. Mabuse wrote: I'm re-reading the First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie and by god, are these books ever good!


I just finished re-reading Abercrombie's The Heroes, and it's good too.
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