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posts by Edge Peralogue | joined 25 Mar 2004 | 66


posted 25 Mar 2004, 20:03 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Edge, Peralogue

I'm torn between Dan Simmons [i:130wyefo] Illium [/i:130wyefo] and Alastair Reynolds [i:130wyefo] Absolution Gap [/i:130wyefo] at the moment. view post


posted 25 Mar 2004, 20:03 in Off-Topic DiscussionHow did you get here? by Edge, Peralogue

Another Malazanite who followed your link. view post


posted 25 Mar 2004, 20:03 in Off-Topic DiscussionOS's and Browsers by Edge, Peralogue

I'm using IE 6 as my browser. Dunno if I'd go so far as to say I prefer it. Just too lazy to change it. :) view post


posted 25 Mar 2004, 20:03 in The Darkness That Comes Beforekellhus == good guy?? by Edge, Peralogue

I found it impossible to like Kellhus. He's aloof and manipulative. As for whose side is he on, his own. I think he would be quite happy to side with either "good" or "bad" factions to get his own way. But we still don't know for a fact what exactly he wants, if he is going to join his father or kill him. view post


posted 11 Apr 2004, 11:04 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Edge, Peralogue

Also a big fan of Richard Morgan. Read [i:3qarsozr] Altered Carbon [/i:3qarsozr] and have both [i:3qarsozr] Broken Angels [/i:3qarsozr] and [i:3qarsozr] Market Forces [/i:3qarsozr] in the To Be Read Pile. Just finisned Neal Stephenson's [i:3qarsozr] The Confusion [/i:3qarsozr] the sequel to [i:3qarsozr] Quicksilver [/i:3qarsozr]. Another thumping good read from Stephenson, weighing in at a massive 815 pages in paperback. view post


posted 11 Apr 2004, 12:04 in Off-Topic DiscussionThe LOTR Films by Edge, Peralogue

Loved the movies. Thought RotK was the best. Was disappointed about Saruman being cut though. Can't understand how Jackson could not have trimmed five minutes from somewhere else so that he could have been included. We will have to wait until the extended edition comes out to see if it was justified. view post


posted 20 Apr 2004, 18:04 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Edge, Peralogue

I think having got the character introductions and scene setting out of the way in [i:3kuzlkpc] Quicksilver [/i:3kuzlkpc] Stephenson was able to devote a lot more time to the plot in [i:3kuzlkpc] The Confusion [/i:3kuzlkpc]. It certainly moves a lot faster, and is better for it. view post


posted 08 Jul 2004, 19:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionAges by Edge, Peralogue

Since I'm in the 30+ bracket I'm relieved to see there are at least a couple of members older than me :D view post


posted 08 Jul 2004, 20:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionI have an illness by Edge, Peralogue

I'm sorry...a life outside books? :? I don't understand this concept ... :? view post


posted 08 Jul 2004, 20:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Edge, Peralogue

Just started [i:1s281d1w] City of Saints & Madmen [/i:1s281d1w] by Jeff VanderMeer. Decided to give it a try after seeing him recommended on several sites. view post


posted 12 Jul 2004, 21:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionYour top 5 fantasy series... by Edge, Peralogue

In no particular order of preference Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire Kate Elliot's Crown of Stars Katherine Kerr's Deverry Pratchett's Discworld I'm only excluding the obvious candidate of Prince of Nothing because I've only read one book so far. :) view post


posted 12 Jul 2004, 21:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionSex by Edge, Peralogue

14th vote, 14th male. Bit of a puzzle really. Plenty of female members on other fantasy boards out there. view post


posted 12 Jul 2004, 21:07 in Literature DiscussionA Game of Thrones by Edge, Peralogue

I'm happy to say that I read AGoT before Martin became a superstar. I love his work, I just wish he would get A Feast for Crows finished. view post


posted 22 Jul 2004, 19:07 in Off-Topic Discussionreading by Edge, Peralogue

I would agree that the second trilogy is better than the first. Pity that it is taking her so long to get the last book out (there seems to be a lot of that about at the moment :wink: ). Anyone heard of a release date? view post


posted 22 Jul 2004, 19:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionSo, what are you all doing with your summers? by Edge, Peralogue

Working, unfortunately. :( Got a mortgage to pay. :( view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 19:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Edge, Peralogue

laughter view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 19:07 in Literature DiscussionIlium by Edge, Peralogue

I enjoyed the second Hyperion duology. Some very cool concepts in it. As for Illium, very good read. A little confusing though, too many characters perhaps? Looking forward to the sequel. view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 19:07 in Literature DiscussionBabylon 5 by Edge, Peralogue

At its best B5 was the best sci-fi show around. Cool spaceships, complex arc-plot, good character interaction (Londo v J'Kar especially). The clunky episodes were few and far between, although JMS was not the greatest dialogue writer. I don't think Crusade measured up to it. view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 19:07 in Literature DiscussionAnyone read American Gods, by Neil Gaiman? by Edge, Peralogue

Read it and enjoyed it. Couldn't help thinking it bore a strong similarity thematically to Pterry's [i:2hsa0mun] Small Gods [/i:2hsa0mun]. view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 19:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Edge, Peralogue

edited - too slow :oops: view post


posted 09 Aug 2004, 21:08 in Literature DiscussionThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Edge, Peralogue

You do get a lot of comments about the Covenant books along the lines of "liked the books but hated the whining". I would probably include myself in that category. Some of Donaldsons work is really excellent. He paints some very vivid images in the mind and the story is a gripping one. But Covenant's constant whinging does grate on the nerves a bit. I'm not so sure about the imminent release of a third trilogy. It may be a story too far, particularly given that the ending of the second trilogy seemed so final. view post


posted 09 Aug 2004, 21:08 in Literature Discussionshadowmarch by Edge, Peralogue

Or you could just go to his site [url=http://www.shadowmarch.com:229a9ax9]Shadowmarch[/url:229a9ax9] and get an update from Tad himself. view post


posted 14 Aug 2004, 21:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Edge, Peralogue

sausages view post


posted 19 Aug 2004, 22:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Edge, Peralogue

Trunk view post


posted 19 Aug 2004, 22:08 in Literature DiscussionDan Brown by Edge, Peralogue

Since I had already read Baigent and Leigh's [i:3k05zk8c] The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail [/i:3k05zk8c] and Umberto Eco's [i:3k05zk8c] Foucault's Pendulum [/i:3k05zk8c] I was not tremendously impressed with [i:3k05zk8c] The Da Vinci Code [/i:3k05zk8c] as it seemed just a rehash of the ideas in the other two books. And there are literally dozens on the same theme out there. I'm a little puzzled as to why Brown's book should cause such a fuss. The ideas in it have been in circulation for centuries. Read a few of the Apocryphal gospels. Maybe Brown is the first to reach mainstream audiences. If I had not read all of the others then maybe it would have impressed me more. view post


posted 25 Aug 2004, 21:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Edge, Peralogue

flares view post


posted 25 Aug 2004, 21:08 in Literature DiscussionBooks that have induced a mindfuck by Edge, Peralogue

Watership Down :o Hitchikers Guide :o Obviously has a totally different definition of the word than I have. Have to agree with dros though, [i:2nckgsqo] The Wasp Factory [/i:2nckgsqo] is seriously weird. view post


posted 28 Aug 2004, 20:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Edge, Peralogue

Currently reading Steven Erikson's novella [i:3bchnqxp] The Healthy Dead [/i:3bchnqxp] view post


posted 28 Aug 2004, 20:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Edge, Peralogue

steam view post


posted 05 Sep 2004, 15:09 in Literature DiscussionWhen do you think Martin's next book will be released? by Edge, Peralogue

Its looking unlikely for 2004 anyway. I'll go for June 2005. view post


posted 07 Sep 2004, 19:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Edge, Peralogue

moon view post


posted 07 Sep 2004, 19:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat other sites are you active on? by Edge, Peralogue

Mainly on the Malazan forum and sffworld.com view post


posted 12 Sep 2004, 11:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Edge, Peralogue

blows view post


posted 27 Oct 2004, 18:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Edge, Peralogue

intellect view post


posted 27 Oct 2004, 18:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by Edge, Peralogue

I went for Democrat. I wouldn't agree with all of their policies but they are probably closest to what I like. view post


posted 04 Dec 2004, 21:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Edge, Peralogue

Taking a break from fantasy at the moment. Reading [i:sixq9w9z] A Short History of Nearly Everything [/i:sixq9w9z] by Bill Bryson. view post


posted 04 Dec 2004, 21:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionAnnouncement from Orbit in regard To R Scott Bakker by Edge, Peralogue

Nuts. :cry: That's a long wait. I'll have to order it from amazon.ca I suppose. view post


posted 04 Dec 2004, 21:12 in Literature DiscussionMemory, Sorrow, and Thorn by Edge, Peralogue

It is true about Martin and Williams. He even names two minor characters as Elias and Joshua after the two brothers in MS&T. Personally I found MS&T a little slow, but worth sticking with as Williams takes the time to flesh out his characters. As the story progresses it steadily diverges from the standard fantasy cliches you would expect. If you find it all a little too long try his stand-alone novel [i:2nwqa4py] War of the Flowers [/i:2nwqa4py]. Again the description on the cover may sound cliched but the story is possibly his best so far. view post


posted 04 Dec 2004, 21:12 in Literature DiscussionThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Edge, Peralogue

Finished reading [i:2pyzgkbg] The Runes of the Earth [/i:2pyzgkbg] and have to say it has put a lot of my fears about a third series to rest. Very enjoyable, great to sink back into the whole atmosphere of The Land again. Are the Haruchai the most humourless race in fantasy? :wink: view post


posted 05 Jan 2005, 22:01 in Off-Topic DiscussionAnd now for something totally idiotic - BK v McDonalds by Edge, Peralogue

McD I suppose, although there is not an awful lot of difference to be honest. view post


posted 05 Jan 2005, 22:01 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Edge, Peralogue

[i:b8i5u2w6] The Algebraist [/i:b8i5u2w6] by Ian Banks. Have to say I am disappointed with it so far. Dull and uninvolving, far below his usual very high standard. view post


posted 21 Jan 2005, 23:01 in Literature DiscussionBest Kick-in-the-Nuts' EVER!!! by Edge, Peralogue

Yeah, definitely the Red Wedding in ASoIaF. I had to read that passage two or three times over to make sure it said what I thought it said. view post


posted 29 Jan 2005, 23:01 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Edge, Peralogue

Currently reading [i:3oiddp4d] A Calculus of Angels [/i:3oiddp4d] by Greg Keyes. Apparently there are four books in this [i:3oiddp4d] Age of Unreason [/i:3oiddp4d] series which I somehow managed to miss completely the first time they came out. The first two are very good. view post


posted 02 Apr 2005, 19:04 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Edge, Peralogue

Woken Furies by Richard Morgan view post


posted 18 Jun 2005, 16:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionErikson? by Edge, Peralogue

[quote:8doitg6v] They should team up and write the best book known to man :)[/quote:8doitg6v] The Malazan Book of Ice and Darkness :wink: view post


posted 18 Jun 2005, 16:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNoble Savagery by Edge, Peralogue

Tarzan...fond chidhood memories of those old black and white movies being shown over and over again. Umgawa :D view post


posted 18 Jun 2005, 16:06 in Literature DiscussionOlympos by Dan Simmons... by Edge, Peralogue

Finally got a copy of this. Looking forward to reading it. I really enjoyed Ilium. view post


posted 18 Jun 2005, 16:06 in Literature DiscussionFeast for Crows due this Summer by Edge, Peralogue

Mixed feelings about this. Not happy about losing all the characters from the north, but glad that we will finally get a new book out of him. I just hope it is worth the wait. On the bright suide, given how much material he is moving into A Dance with Dragons that book should come out a hell of a lot quicker. view post


posted 18 Jun 2005, 16:06 in Literature DiscussionStephen Erikson's Books by Edge, Peralogue

Re-reading the novels you pick up a lot more than you did first time around. Remarks that you did not fully understand first time suddenly make sense. view post


posted 02 Jul 2005, 16:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNeed help with holes!!! by Edge, Peralogue

Not a fan of piercing either. Tongue pirecings are totally unhygienic, high risk of infection and dental damage. view post


posted 02 Jul 2005, 16:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Edge, Peralogue

heaving view post


posted 02 Jul 2005, 16:07 in The Warrior ProphetIt's Finally Here! by Edge, Peralogue

Finally got a copy of TWP. Of course now I'm going to have to read TDTCB again to remind myself who everybody is, and my To Be Read pile keeps getting higher and higher. view post


posted 16 Jul 2005, 19:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Edge, Peralogue

[i:1xrupoe5] The Year of Our War [/i:1xrupoe5] by Steph Swainton view post


posted 16 Jul 2005, 19:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Edge, Peralogue

horror view post


posted 16 Jul 2005, 19:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionPrince of Nothing Film by Edge, Peralogue

Peter Jackson view post


posted 16 Jul 2005, 19:07 in Literature DiscussionBooks that have induced a mindfuck by Edge, Peralogue

Having finished it recently I'll add [i:1pw7nhta] A Scanner Darkly [/i:1pw7nhta] by Philip K Dick. Weird, weird stuff. view post


posted 16 Jul 2005, 19:07 in Literature DiscussionNew Malazan Novel: Night of Knives by Ian Cameron Esslemont by Edge, Peralogue

I gritted my teeth and paid for it. I'll re-iterate what I said on the Malazan site. A good book, worth it if you can afford it, but not for Malazan beginners. You should read at least as far as House of Chains before you read NoK. You would still enjoy the book but would miss out on some of the plot nuances. view post


posted 16 Jul 2005, 20:07 in Literature DiscussionGates of Fire by Edge, Peralogue

Gates of Fire is superb. A must-read for any fan of Ancient Greece. view post


posted 12 Aug 2005, 23:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Edge, Peralogue

Idlewild by Nick Sagan view post


posted 12 Aug 2005, 23:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionWoT by Edge, Peralogue

I have been known to occasionally criticise Jordan :wink: Suffice it to say that the last three books could be condensed into about 50 pages or less without losing a single vital element of plot. view post


posted 12 Aug 2005, 23:08 in Literature DiscussionEddings by Edge, Peralogue

Eddings is the kind of writer you read when you are starting out reading fantasy. Simple plots, simple characters. Lightweight stuff. After you have read a few other authors however you realise that his writing is simplistic and very repetitive. Move on to better things. view post


posted 19 Aug 2005, 21:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Edge, Peralogue

The Iron Council by China MiƩville. Once I finish it off I am going to have to re-read The Darkness That Comes Before so that I can finally start reading The Warrior Prophet. view post


posted 24 Aug 2005, 18:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Edge, Peralogue

winder view post


posted 26 Aug 2005, 21:08 in The Warrior ProphetThe Few and Kellhus by Edge, Peralogue

I'm not sold on the idea of the No-God not being evil. Even aside from the whole stillbirth thing think back to what Achamian told Kellhus about how it felt when the No-God manifested itself. Too lazy to look up the actual quote but he basically said everyone, everywhere could feel its prescence and was terrified by it. view post


posted 18 Nov 2005, 20:11 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Edge, Peralogue

Judas Unchained - Peter F Hamilton view post


posted 18 Nov 2005, 20:11 in Literature DiscussionFeast for Crows due this Summer by Edge, Peralogue

So presumably some of you have read it by now. Were you as disappointed as I was? Not his best work. Reads like half a book - which it is I guess. view post


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