Jones offers a few more tales in his Hollywood Vampires series if you've been picking it up: Linkage for the lot Previously-included small-pressed fellow MR member author Linda S. They published Susan J. Peddle is the pseudonym for a bookshop-owning UK couple who've had a travel guide published by UK publisher Robert Hale. This is their historical adventure novel set in Minoan Crete: The Moon Maiden The Cnossos Trilogy Michael Kiefer's small pressed non-fiction book has a review from the Publisher's Weekly which praises his semi-biography of the two hunters who helped a wealthy socialite bring the first live panda to the US in the s: Chasing the Panda: How an Unlikely Pair of Adventurers Won the Race to Capture the Mythical "White Bear" Currently-praised-in-the-Reading-Recs forum Hugh Howey, author of Wool, has another work free this one looks kind of litfic instead of sfnal : The Plagiarist You know what, I don't really care what's inside this story besides the obvious, which sounds cracktastically entertaining: Giant Killer Eels This is set in England, by the way.
I hope they get into a fight with the swans. I have no idea how good this person's advice or techniques are. But this seems like a useful life skill to acquire: Sergeant Shenk's Book on Knife Throwing Happy reading, if you happen to spot something you think you might like, as long as you don't get too happy trying out the stuff in that last work if you pick it up. Reason: Fix missing title which translates into a missing link. Picked up some very interesting titles. Thank you. Drib Track Posts by Dr.
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I just noticed that at Smashwords, myself. It didn't used to do that you could still download, but the listing was gone; now it's out of your library as well. Even it it was in response to the fiasco, at least it's a step in the right direction. A few have taken steps to try to get your library transferred ereader, who migrated some of my original purchases from peanut; fictionwise "upgrade" a number of purchases to a different drm when they had to pull books, although they weren't able to get them all; Sony upgraded books from LRF to EPUB, for the most part , but I've had books disappear from a number of sites.
I wonder if the change has anything to do with the Paypal issue and SW are mass-purging removed books as a result. As for Amazon, sometime last year or so I did read on their discussion board a complaint from a regular poster about how she'd lost archive access to several pulled original indie books and was out that money, IIRC. It shouldn't be too hard to find; I think I bookmarked it somewhere and she was a pretty prolific poster so should be easily Googleable for her handle and keywords if not.
Anyway, I would not place faith in any company whatsoever to keep books around, though Baen and FW have been pretty good about maintaining access to pulled MultiFormat stuff. With any company, there is the potential for a hiccup in their system or for bankruptcy. At least these days, there are a number of choices for alternate backup to supplement onsite copies. I appreciate authors being upfront and honest instead of making vague best-selling award-winner claims and saying that people from top publishing houses have praised their works, but being unable to actually back that up and if they really thought your work that good, would they not have by now printed you instead of sending what was probably a politely-worded rejection letter?
Shipp offers another collection of his shorts: Attic Clowns, Vol. Anne Digby has a really messed up listing where the paperback editions claim to be works by Harry Harrison.
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But in any case, in St. It takes place in the fictional kingdom of Yurt where Daimbert, a wizard who has just graduated from the wizards' school, takes up his post as the new Royal Wizard. This story takes place in the tiny kingdom of Yurt. It reads like a charming, light-hearted story at first, but darker forces soon reveal themselves.
Amongst themselves, the characters refer to the "three that rule the world", the aristocracy, the church, and wizardry. Though the aristocracy do the actual ruling, organized wizardry generally considers itself to be the superior of the three, in part because they put an end to the "Black Wars," wars between kingdoms so violent and bloody that individual wizards were forced to band together to stop them. Churchmen considers themselves superior to wizards, and they are traditional rivals in this semi-medieval world. The first-person narrator is Daimbert, who has just barely graduated from the wizards' school.
Everyone gets along to an insane degree. Everyone forgives, everyone is redeemed, communication is shown to solve all problems. Men do not keep grudges, and bow down to fate gracefully. It is the ultimate feel good book. And if people blather that C. People say that Cherryh is too feminine?
But Cherryh? The female characters, IMO, are really idealized in a way I associate more with, e. The books are mostly about male-male friendships.
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Not sure how much science fiction you were reading, but Hal Clement, maybe? I would have thought that a couple decades after the Mean Girls meme had been introduced to the public, people would have gotten over the idea that women are reliably nicer than men. We can be all but certain that the author is a woman! Hey, these other characters are also very different from any Xs that I have know. The author is probably not an X. Hal Clement wrote hard SciFi. Very hard. But he understood chain of command, he understood leading by example, and he had a firm grasp of how men on a crew interact.
On the other hand, the shelves are full of authors who have no clue how a military unit operates. You can make a pretty damn good guess that the authors have never been military officers. In the same way, there are some laughable male and female characters out there. When an author does not understand how menstruation works, he is quite likely male.
When an author does not understand how ejaculation works, she is quite likely female. But I trust my instincts in this case. The most idiotic case I recently saw was a web comic in which a virgin female character was not sure whether she experienced or dreamed hours of great sex the previous night, and used a mirror to check her hymen.
I would bet dollars to donuts the author is a male, and very likely a virgin himself, or at least has very little interest in talking to his partner. The chances that the author is a female who has ever had vaginal sex? You tell me. I can be pretty sure its author is a woman. And the alien protagonist had the human stand on him so he could provide transportation, because on that world it would not crush him, but the human was reluctant at first because the protagonist looked a lot like a centipede and the human felt it was too much like stepping on a bug to squish it.
Except for that last sentence. I think. Honestly, nothing comes to mind. Except for Robert Jordan. Robert Jordan had such a restrictive view of people that I am sometimes amazed that he ever interacted with another person. I guess actually, that part I quoted is a little vague compared to the part I definitely agree with, Pesho and Jake Squid. Yeah, closetpuritan, I agree with that. Did I say that? Even the brawlers and braggarts are ultimately reasonable and open to persuasion, and never have a truly mean thought.
Yes, even the landless knights, which should be pretty damn close to a very different platonic ideal. One wonders how their feudal society stays pyramid shaped. So, I and many of my friends, including some women, decided that the author had a very strange idea of male psyche, and that she was probably a woman, and maaaybe a very nice man who had grown up with very nice men in an environment where no problem ever had to be solved by forcing someone to carry a disproportionately burden. Both being actual characters of whom I thought when I wrote my post.
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Really, Jake? I have. Robert Jordan comes to mind once again, Mandolin. But, generally, in cases like that and here comes Eddings all characters are stereotypes of gender and so on. The ones I can remember are all or nothing. Clearly, it is sexist to believe that a female would have less insight in how important face saving is to men, in how much they are driven to persevere even when all hope is lost, in how much men try to rationalize every time they prove unable to deal with a challenge.
The women may have been idealized, but they felt right to me — especially the lady who had made a deal with the devil, and who was the most human, and alive of all the characters — the only one I could identify with.
She had motivations, foibles, and character. The queen was idealized, but still felt like a complete person, who could feel and care about what happening around her. All the men felt strangely unaffected by feelings that I consider very important to most males, and were unmoved by things about which I, personally, could not have remained detached.