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Congratulations! posted 07 Dec 2004, 07:12 by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Although you might already have read this, I just saw where TDTCB made [i:18lisvvq]Publishers Weekly[/i:18lisvvq]'s Best of 2004. Nice :D [url:18lisvvq]http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA484543.html[/url:18lisvvq] So, how does it feel to be on the same Best of list as Gene Wolfe? ;) Edit: I just saw where PW also has TDTCB on its [i:18lisvvq]The Best and Overlooked[/i:18lisvvq] awards - sometimes, being recognized for quality is a two-edged sword, huh? view post


posted 07 Dec 2004, 08:12 by Kalief, Candidate

*tips hat* Well deserved view post


posted 07 Dec 2004, 14:12 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Caught wind of this last week. Coolus beanus. Still amazes that it's made so many lists. I can't help but think its a flawed book... view post


posted 07 Dec 2004, 15:12 by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

At least you're not taking the Terry Goodkind approach toward all this ;) And maybe TDTCB, warts and all, really is liked by many fantasy readers more than most other books, so I'd think it's an accomplishment in and of itself. And think of it this way - if they enjoyed TDTCB, whadda think will happen when they read TWP? :D view post


posted 07 Dec 2004, 16:12 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

That what I've been thinking, since I personally feel more confident about TWP. But though the reaction has been positive, so far, it's been somewhat more ambivalent... It's also been less reviewed than TDTCB after the same amount of time. I really think I shot myself in the foot pushing to have them crash the production schedule. It didn't leave much advance time for reviews. One more lesson learned, I guess. view post


posted 07 Dec 2004, 17:12 by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Well, you did at least get me a copy (autographed, no less!) the week after TWP was released, so one reviewer at least got the word out in appropriate time ;) But yeah, it sometimes takes a few months for it all to trickle out and back. I guess it's like a toilet - sometimes, it just takes a bit for the good shit to get out and about :P Then again, if you're thinking that the review copies need to go out well in advance of the street release date, there's this certain internet reviewer who'd love to have a copy... ;) view post


posted 07 Dec 2004, 20:12 by Mithfânion, Didact

Can someone who is a subscriber to PW paste the text? view post


posted 07 Dec 2004, 21:12 by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Even better, here's a link to the Best of in SF/F/H that I copy/pasted to wotmania: [url:3hdijkk9]http://www.wotmania.net/fantasymessageboardshowmessage.asp?MessageID=116251[/url:3hdijkk9] As for the Best and Overlooked: [i:3hdijkk9] FICTION The Darkness That Comes Before: The Prince of Nothing Book One R. Scott Bakker (Overlook) Bakker's challenging debut, the first in a new trilogy in the Tolkien tradition, gratifies those weary of formulaic epic fantasy and deserves a broader audience.[/i:3hdijkk9] view post


posted 07 Jan 2005, 05:01 by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

Just wanted to say I don't know about the reveiwers but while I really enjoyed TDTCB, TWP just blew me away it was addicative. view post


posted 24 Mar 2005, 02:03 by Cynadar, Candidate

[quote="Aldarion":oyoo4ygr]At least you're not taking the Terry Goodkind approach toward all this ;)[/quote:oyoo4ygr] I realize this thread is apparently dead, but I was just wondering what the "Terry Goodkind approach" is? view post


posted 24 Mar 2005, 21:03 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

You'll have to ask Aldarion that one, Cynadar. I actually forget the context, though he does seem to take quite a beating in these parts... :roll: Welcome, to the board, BTW! view post


posted 30 Mar 2005, 22:03 by Loof, Peralogue

I beleve what aldarion is refering to is something along the lines of an atitude that says "I'm gods gift to man in the form of an author and I can do no wrong" or something like that.... view post


posted 02 Apr 2005, 09:04 by ilana richardson, Candidate

umm... so thats not a normal attitude to have? just kidding personally i do think good authors are a gift to mankind (not from God just in general). I get lost in different worlds, it helps when i realize how boring this whole consumer driven world we live in is. TWP is a great example. There are things in there, fromthe most horrible deeds to the most honorable and beautiful, things that never really happen to you in real life. So you get to experience a world that you can never access, and if the authors good enough (like you scott) the characters in the books become real to you. So you care when they die. Oh the power authors have to toy with their readers emotions :? Who knows maybe i'm just being silly 8) view post


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