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Acrux wrote: February 8th, 2024, 23:35
I just finished Who Fears the Devil, which I think is the fully collected Silver John stories by Manly Wade Wellman. There are actually several different collections of these stories and they all have a different set, so I'm not quite sure. I'd read a few of them in the past.

The main stories evoke the folklore of Appalachia and those areas really well. In between each one there's a one or two paragraph micro-story - those are excellent. The drawing for each story are very expressive in the 1st Edition Monster Manual kind of way. There's a nice Christmas story included, too.

Lots of good fun country talk. @rusty_shackleford you'd like it as it's stories about your people.
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Any book suggestions for science fantasy-esque far after the apocalypse settings? Dying Earth but not quite dying.

Probably going to get M.A.R. Barker's Tékumel books.
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Brando Sando!



Real answer: Wolf in Shadow trilogy by David Gemmell.
I guess the Thomas Covenant and Shannarah books count, if you like those.
Personally, I recommend Day of the Triffids but it's "a right during the apocalypse" book.


But seriously, this topic is nearly every Sanderdon book.

Tekumel is a great choice.

Oh yeah, the New Sun, Long Sun, etc books by Gene Wole.
Canticle for Liebowitz
I can't believe I forgot The Night Land!
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maidenhaver wrote: February 25th, 2024, 06:46
Tekumel had one ok book.
I don't think that book you're thinking of was part of Tekumel.
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rusty_shackleford wrote: February 25th, 2024, 05:47
Any book suggestions for science fantasy-esque far after the apocalypse settings? Dying Earth but not quite dying.

Probably going to get M.A.R. Barker's Tékumel books.
There's a few D&D Dark Sun novels that are decent, like the Verdant Passage series from Troy Denning. I have the audiobooks if you want me to send you a copy of them.
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Goblin_Hammer wrote: February 25th, 2024, 09:46
rusty_shackleford wrote: February 25th, 2024, 05:47
Any book suggestions for science fantasy-esque far after the apocalypse settings? Dying Earth but not quite dying.

Probably going to get M.A.R. Barker's Tékumel books.
There's a few D&D Dark Sun novels that are decent, like the Verdant Passage series from Troy Denning. I have the audiobooks if you want me to send you a copy of them.
Yes, please send me the audiobooks.
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I'm finishing reading Blood Meridian. Can anybody recommend me similar fictionized historical books with lots of gruesome shit set in 19 century America?
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Fargus wrote: March 25th, 2024, 18:20
I'm finishing reading Blood Meridian. Can anybody recommend me similar fictionized historical books with lots of gruesome shit set in 19 century America?
why do you want to read fiction? real history is better

you can read My 60 Years on the Plains, The Adventures of Bigfoot Wallace, or Samuel Chamberlain's My Confession instead.
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Emphyrio wrote: March 25th, 2024, 18:32
Fargus wrote: March 25th, 2024, 18:20
I'm finishing reading Blood Meridian. Can anybody recommend me similar fictionized historical books with lots of gruesome shit set in 19 century America?
why do you want to read fiction? real history is better

you can read My 60 Years on the Plains, The Adventures of Bigfoot Wallace, or Samuel Chamberlain's My Confession instead.
Checked for multiple such books like the one about Hugh Glass and none of them being published where i live. I guess more or less famous fictional books are easier to find for sale than historical. I can always download them and read from pc but i prefer to hold a book when i read it.

In any case thanks for recommendations. *Updated my journal*
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imagine being named Hugh Glass
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Emphyrio wrote: March 25th, 2024, 18:46
imagine being named Hugh Glass
I heard he killed a bear who made fun of his name.
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Fargus wrote: March 25th, 2024, 18:20
I'm finishing reading Blood Meridian. Can anybody recommend me similar fictionized historical books with lots of gruesome shit set in 19 century America?
No, but try Suttree next. Its about my people.
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rusty_shackleford wrote: February 25th, 2024, 05:47
Any book suggestions for science fantasy-esque far after the apocalypse settings? Dying Earth but not quite dying.
The Bobiverse series by Dennis E. Taylor was a solid pager turner, about a guy who gets his head frozen and is re-awoken to find himself an AI used in a wartime space race, and then expands into some novel directions.

https://www.goodreads.com/series/192752-bobiverse
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ManjuShri wrote: April 3rd, 2024, 02:36
rusty_shackleford wrote: February 25th, 2024, 05:47
Any book suggestions for science fantasy-esque far after the apocalypse settings? Dying Earth but not quite dying.
The Bobiverse series by Dennis E. Taylor was a solid pager turner, about a guy who gets his head frozen and is re-awoken to find himself an AI used in a wartime space race, and then expands into some novel directions.

https://www.goodreads.com/series/192752-bobiverse
David Gemmell's Jon Shannow series also qualifies, as a religious gunman bent on taking on injustice in a post-apoc Wild West sci-fantasy setting.

https://www.goodreads.com/series/53254-jon-shannow
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Is Perdido Street Station good?
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Didn't vibe with me, nor any other of the Bas Lag series.
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ManjuShri wrote: April 3rd, 2024, 23:59
Didn't vibe with me, nor any other of the Bas Lag series.
Did you like the Ambergris books? The first one made me want to play Dishonored.
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Hadn't heard of those before, cheers for the heads up!
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maidenhaver wrote: April 3rd, 2024, 23:39
Is Perdido Street Station good?
It depends. It's well written and it hits all the beats, but everyone in the book is either vile or a retarded faggot.

Except the mayor. He out-legalizes a literal demon, that part was awesome. He was the only one I was rooting for by the end of the book.
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ManjuShri wrote: April 3rd, 2024, 03:29
ManjuShri wrote: April 3rd, 2024, 02:36
rusty_shackleford wrote: February 25th, 2024, 05:47
Any book suggestions for science fantasy-esque far after the apocalypse settings? Dying Earth but not quite dying.
The Bobiverse series by Dennis E. Taylor was a solid pager turner, about a guy who gets his head frozen and is re-awoken to find himself an AI used in a wartime space race, and then expands into some novel directions.

https://www.goodreads.com/series/192752-bobiverse
David Gemmell's Jon Shannow series also qualifies, as a religious gunman bent on taking on injustice in a post-apoc Wild West sci-fantasy setting.

https://www.goodreads.com/series/53254-jon-shannow
luv me some david gemmell, simple as
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