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I think I am becoming too cynical for my favorite fiction. Too many… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
December 29th, 2010
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I think I am becoming too cynical for my favorite fiction. Too many world-ending plots foiled at the last minute, I think. Especially when the writer intimates that there are OTHER plots going on at the same time. Who's gonna foil THOSE, huh?

And then there's the dupes that belive the promises of the 'big bad guys' that are intent on either enslaving humanity or wiping it out. Gotta wonder about THOSE intermediate 'bosses' in the story. I mean, what's their motivation, anway? Are they really stupid enough to believe promises of wealth and power? Then how do they make plans that come so close to working?!



And. ooooo, when the Big Bad comes from another whole planet? and you don't even have telescopes that can see it most of the time, much less space flight? The hopelessness level just goes up.



And... maybe I am no longer confused as to why I am having trouble reading The House on Durrow Street.

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From:dragonet2
Date:December 30th, 2010 05:33 am (UTC)

Try Game of Thrones

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series by GRRM

Just don't get attached to ANYONE. That is all. to say further would be a spoiler for the whole series.
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From:solan_t
Date:December 30th, 2010 07:49 am (UTC)

Re: Try Game of Thrones

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I read the first three books. I got the distinct impression he rolled dice to see if characters lived or died and then had to alter storylines when an important character died.
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From:clevermanka
Date:December 30th, 2010 12:10 pm (UTC)
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*rolls hands gleefully*

Come to the hard SF side! Come! Come! I have delicious suggestions for you...
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From:solan_t
Date:December 30th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
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I'll bite. Such as?
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From:clevermanka
Date:December 30th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
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Since I know you like series, I recommend Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Mars trilogy.

The science is present and strong but not dull, the characters are fantastic, and his fair treatment of different ways to view the world (and emotional/intellectual advancement of the human race) is superb.
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