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posts by Miles Teg Commoner | joined 16 Jun 2004 | 3

posted 16 Jun 2004, 05:06 in Author Q & AOther authors you enjoy by Miles Teg, Commoner

I enjoyed the Scar as well, but believe that Perdido Street Station had the better plot. Has anyone here read Nick Sagan's IDLEWILD? It came out earlier this year. It caught my eye with the cool cover and the blurb by Neil Gaiman. Excellent Speculative Fiction book, with a great and likeable Anti-Protagonist who goes by the moniker of Halloween. It expands on the idea of Virtual Reality and Human Evolution via Genetic Engineering . It's comparable to TDTCB with it's philosophic undertones. I bought it in Hardcover after reading it in one sitting approximately four hours at Barnes and Nobles. --Bryan N. view post

posted 16 Jun 2004, 05:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Miles Teg, Commoner

Not currently reading anything at the moment. However, I'm looking forward to reading A Feast for Crows, The Warrior Prophet, Edenborn, The Charnel Prince, Iron Council, Dennis Lehane's next book, Robin Hobb's next book, Neil Gaiman's next book, Steven Brust's next Vlad Taltos novel, the next 100 Bullets comic issue, Warren Ellis's Stealth Tribes Original Graphic Novel with Illustrator Colleen Doran. --Bryan N. view post

posted 16 Jun 2004, 06:06 in Philosophy DiscussionFantasy and Philosophy by Miles Teg, Commoner

Sovin, I agree with a lot of the things you've said. Faith can break a man or make him. For example, the Christian Faith in our society has become a fulcrum for intolerance and grossly misinterpreted self-justification. It becomes an excuse to ignore reason and analyzation. It's like TV, it doesn't require you to THINK. A man motivated by his personal honor and ethics > A man motivated by a fear of the afterlife The problem is that people have forgotten to temper their Faith with common sense and intelligence. Your fate is determined by YOU alone. Whether the presence of God aids or hinders is solely determined by one's self. The bible should not be a substitute to one's own innate personal integrity and honor. With that said though, as a Gnostic Christian I believe that Faith CAN be synthesized with Intellectual Analysis. Its just a mite difficult to walk on the sword's edge. --Bryan N. view post


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