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posted 04 Feb 2004, 19:02 in Author Q & AMagic by Voland, Candidate

Hi Great job btw. Outstanding series....can't wait for the next one :D my question: When do the sorceror susceptability towards chorae manifest. Are the Few always susceptible to it regardless of training or only when they have been trained. [quote:q4qzbca0]The Gnosis is simply what the Anagogis could be, if the proper conceptual leaps were made... [/quote:q4qzbca0] Are you implying that they will be made... :D view post

posted 04 Feb 2004, 20:02 in Author Q & AMagic by Voland, Candidate

ah Thank you. So no go on the Cishaurum in regards to the chorae. :D view post

posted 04 Feb 2004, 20:02 in Author Q & AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Voland, Candidate

Any word on a European release of the books. Specifically Scandinavia, and even more specific, Sweden. I got my copy from, last one incidentally, but I have no idea from where they got it. While no stranger top ordering books from overseas, I did order GRRM: a Rretrospective from Clarkesworld (who carries darkness, he's a great guy btw, frequent poster at both asoiaf and malazan empire), but I'd rather pick it up at my local bookstore. view post

posted 05 Feb 2004, 07:02 in Author Q & AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Voland, Candidate

I haven't read a fantasy book in Swedish since the Belgariad back when I was 13 (12 years ago), for that matter the books I've read in swedish in the last 10-12 years outside school can be counted on one, perhaps two hands. I always try to read in the author's language (when possible), since I believe that you inevitably lose some ideas/humor etc. in the translation :) There is a really good sci & fi bookstore in Stockholm, perhaps they can be persuaded to sell your books :D As for the names, I think I know what you mean. Names like Esmenet differ a great deal from, say, Anasûrimbor Kellhus/Moënghus, Ikurei Xerius & Conphas and Nersei Proyas. The latter do imply a certain loftiness, as you put it. With Kellhus & Moënghus feeling somewhat different. So, imo, it works really well. But I have to put some more thought into it...gotta get to school real soon. :D view post

posted 07 Feb 2004, 12:02 in Off-Topic DiscussionHow did you get here? by Voland, Candidate

Saw it menitoned at asoiaf, Malazan Empire and sffworld, so I decided to check in :D view post

posted 16 Mar 2004, 12:03 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Voland, Candidate

Currently reading Carter beats the Devil by Glen David Gold, as well as Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb. Struggling a bit with Liveship but I want to finish that trilogy before I move on to the Golden Fool. view post

posted 19 Mar 2004, 11:03 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Voland, Candidate

I can't really say. I'm having some trouble with the ...gah, what's his name...the boy on the Vivacia, something with W iirc...storyline. Maybe I'm just afraid for him, since RH wasn't very nice to poor Fitz :D. I'll get around to it eventually, I like the book. view post

posted 19 Mar 2004, 18:03 in Author Q & AThe Series That Comes After? by Voland, Candidate

Sounds really interesting. But I'll refrain from thinking about that...I'm old enough as it is...any long looks into the future (3+ years) is kinda scary hehe. But I'll take as much from Earwa as you can throw at me. :D As for Hobb....Start with the Farseer trilogy (Assassin's Apprentice, Royal Assassin, Assassin's quest) then Liveship (Ship of Magic, Mad Ship (???), Ship of Destiny) then Tawny Man (Fool's Errand, Golden Fool, Fool's Quest). At least, that's what I'm trying to do....altho I cheated a little bit. Read Fool's Errand before I started Liveship, altho I'm reading the Livehsip ones before I start with the rest of Tawny Man. Kinda hard since I liked FE much more than I like Ship of Magic (Even if it is good). view post

posted 01 Oct 2004, 22:10 in Author Q & AToronto readings? by Voland, Candidate

[quote="Cu'jara Cinmoi":1d2cqkxr]I thought Johnny Depp was actually pretty flat in that flick. Benicio del Toro, on the other hand, was sheer genius. He stole the show. I can't believe I forgot to mention [i:1d2cqkxr]The Big Lebowski[/i:1d2cqkxr] on my list... A total lapse of dudeness on my part.[/quote:1d2cqkxr] Personally I find it even hard to believe that it actually is Benicio Del Toro playing that part. I mean, it looks nothing like him, granted, iirc, the only movie that I saw with him before that (where he played a part that I remembered that is) was Usual Suspects (one of my favorite movies...partly because of the Mephistopheles-ish Keyser Söze). The contrast between those two parts is staggering (and only 3 years apart). Amazing actor. view post

posted 01 Nov 2004, 19:11 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Voland, Candidate

Currently Nocturnes, a collection of short stories by [url=]John Connolly[/url:1z7nefv6] Plan to reread Monarchies of God series by Paul Kearney next and then wait for his next book, The Mark of Ran. view post

posted 01 Nov 2004, 19:11 in Off-Topic DiscussionQuotes by Voland, Candidate

[i:xwgdmu5z]What was sleep, efter all, but the process by which we dumped our insanity into a dark subconscious pit and came out on the other side ready to eat cereal instead of the neighbour's children[/i:xwgdmu5z] from Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. [i:xwgdmu5z]We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the same sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart. [/i:xwgdmu5z] [i:xwgdmu5z]It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.[/i:xwgdmu5z] [i:xwgdmu5z]Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself. [/i:xwgdmu5z] :p [i:xwgdmu5z]Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.[/i:xwgdmu5z] The above by Henry Louis Mencken view post

posted 02 Nov 2004, 11:11 in Literature DiscussionAny horror fans here? by Voland, Candidate

I'd recommend [url=]John Connolly[/url:3gbrkpti] He mainly writes thrillers (the Parker novels and Bad Men) but currently has a collection of short stories out with mainly horror themes called Nocturnes. If you like thrillers (sort of crime-ish) with supernatural connotations do try the Parker books. They are (in order): Every Dead Thing, Dark Hollow, The Killing Kind and the White Road with the the Black Angel coming out next year. He has some of the best and creepiest villains I've read. Here's a prologue for [url=]The Killing Kind[/url:3gbrkpti] view post

posted 05 Nov 2004, 11:11 in Off-Topic DiscussionYour top 5 fantasy series... by Voland, Candidate

A Song of Ice and Fire - GrrM Tales of the Malazan Book of the fallen - Steven Erikson The Prince of Nothing - R Scott Bakker the above in no particular order. Farseer trilogies - Robin Hobb (though I haven't read book 2 & 3 of the Liveship Traders and Fool's Fate) 5th: kinda tricky, guess I'll go with Greg Keyes' Kingdoms of Thorns and Bone....for now. I'm a bit uncertain though. view post

posted 25 Nov 2004, 17:11 in Off-Topic DiscussionYour top 5 fantasy series... by Voland, Candidate

philistine :p view post

posted 25 Nov 2004, 17:11 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Voland, Candidate

Currently Foucalt's Pendulum. Next is Iron Wars & The Second Empire by Paul Kearney. view post

posted 08 Dec 2004, 21:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Voland, Candidate

Hed Kandi The Mix Winter 2004 (currently disc 2) view post

posted 20 Dec 2004, 10:12 in Literature DiscussionBest Kick-in-the-Nuts' EVER!!! by Voland, Candidate

I have to say a Song of Ice and Fire as well. In Game of Thrones (is the first book not the name of the series) when Ned bites it, and the Red Wedding in Storm of Swords. The Red Wedding had me up till 6 in the morning reading just to get as far away from the scene as possible. Erikson has some really great scenes too, but I'll refrain from posting them due to spoilers. Oh well, in DhG when Icarium almost gets really pissed in Tremorlor, and the end of the Chain of Dogs. There are too many to list. Uther Doul fighting in The Scar. Anything with The Weaver in Perdidio Street Station. Bakker obviously. view post

posted 20 Dec 2004, 10:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Voland, Candidate

Currently The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco view post

posted 25 Dec 2004, 17:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Voland, Candidate

[quote="Fell":3h1vku05][quote="Voland":3h1vku05]Currently The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco[/quote:3h1vku05] How are you finding [i:3h1vku05]The Name of the Rose[/i:3h1vku05]? I am excited to read [i:3h1vku05]Foucault's Pendulum[/i:3h1vku05] next year. It's been on my to-read list for too long now. [/quote:3h1vku05] I'll let you know as soon as I finish it :) but I like it about halfway thru. Foucalt's Pendulum was interesting. A good book but perhaps a tad bit long. view post

posted 17 Jan 2006, 11:01 in The Thousandfold ThoughtTTFT Available Now In Canada by Voland, Candidate

If I want the red cover, do I have to buy it from Canada, and is the Penguin CA version the only one with that cover? [img:2zmc58ui][/img:2zmc58ui] view post


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