Type: Posts; User: Zack
Planning to reveal category 2 in here and #music on the mu discord at 9 pm US eastern time on Friday, September 17th, 2021, Common Era.
(no particular order; c/p from discord #books)
1. Sherwood Smith - Inda - 4 books, start with Inda. Fairly unique as far as medieval fantasy with battle school and pirates goes. The omniscient POV can be jarring at first, but enables Smith to really bring all the characters to life, even minor ones and villains. Magic is mostly low-key but implemented in a creative way. Series follows the titular character's life from boy through adulthood, large cast of three-dimensional characters and cool worldbuilding.
2. Lois McMaster Bujold - Vorkosigan Saga - lot of books, start with Shards of Honor or The Warrior's Apprentice. Science fiction series that mostly follows the life of Miles Vorkosigan. Mostly adventure, but the books run the gamut of genre including romance, mystery, etc. The books tend toward "light" quick reads, though some of the books are pretty dark and complex. Several books have won Hugos. If you're interested more on the reading order, I can talk about that more, it's a can of worms. Also, The Curse of Chalion and Paladin of Souls are fantasy novels by the same author that are also excellent.
3. Becky Chambers - Wayfarers - 4 books, start with The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet but can be read in any order if you want. Feel-good science fiction that is light on plot and more slice-of-life. Very enjoyable.
4. Joe Abercrombie - The First Law - start with The Blade Itself, that's a trilogy, then 3 standalone novels + a short story collection, then a sequel trilogy with the final book coming out in a few days. Grimdark fantasy, but also pretty funny. Great characters.
5. Josiah Bancroft - The Books of Babel - 4 books, start with Senlin Ascends, final book out in November. Fantasy. Good characters, cool world, gripping story. First book starts a little slow and Senlin is not particularly likeable at the beginning, give him time.
6. Pierce Brown - Red Rising - start with Red Rising, that's a trilogy, there's a sequel trilogy that is less good; it's up to you whether you want to read it or not, the initial trilogy is a complete arc that stands on its own. First book is basically Ender's Game x Hunger Games. Then the series becomes more of a space opera. Page turner, action-packed.
7. Ursula K. Le Guin - The Dispossessed. Probably the most thought-provoking science fiction novel I've ever read. Explores anarchism, capitalism, and other societal questions. A lot of people enjoy The Left Hand of Darkness as much or more; I was not as big on it but it's still good.
8. Madeline Miller - Circe. Draws on Greek mythology to re-imagine the life of Circe, mostly known as that witch from The Odyssey. People also love The Song of Achilles by the same author, though I personally don't think it's nearly as good as Circe (with the caveat that I haven't finished it yet).
9. Ann Leckie - Ancillary Justice - two sequels that are enjoyable but not as good, it's your choice whether or not to read them. Science fiction from the POV of a robot who doesn't understand gender and seeks vengeance against the emperor. Sequels have a lot of drinking tea and talking iirc, for better or worse.
10. James Islington - Licanius Trilogy - start with The Shadow of What Was Lost. Kind of a similar style to Sanderson, epic fantasy with grand worldbuilding and lots of magic. Some characters are not super great, but one in particular (not the MC) has an incredibly compelling arc.
There are others I might shout out later, but 10 was the limit given in discord.
the die is cast
is there something wrong with sunbae's posts?
the main thing holding me back is i expect a lot more from logic than what we've gotten if he's town
also i don't really understand sunbae's confidence in benneh v
seems like a weird read 2 me
I kinda think it's benneh (his play d1 + d2 makes perfect sense as a wolf and he even admitted he meant to vote logic at the deadline but didn't get it in time 1076; killing nutella is fine for wolf benneh and killing someone like sunbae would have made negative sense) but logic is probably gonna still be chopped because everyone suspects him and frankly he isn't doing anything. idk whats up if he's villa.
i think it could be benneh here
now thats what i call some hotly contested wagons
Hmm, looking through Sunbae's ISO, I think he actually might be a wolf? Gonna post some quotes, let me know what you think.
I'm beginning to think Logic is exhibiting suspicious behavior.
i think only nutella would have appreciated "cremposting"
though i don't think he'd have gone out of his way to interact with me much as v either tbh
im still only third in postcount lol
yall some spammers
im not reinventing the wheel or sliced cheez here but i want it on the record that i think logics two posts today are bad/underwhelming
it was part of why i thought they were w/w for a bit yesterday, the interactions seemed a bit much to me
i guess this doesnt really matter now that lissa is a dead wolf but eh
why is logic so fixated on talking about hally this game?
look at his iso its strange
i did not raise my voice in anger once this game
im just vibin folks
I don't know why Nutella was so convinced I was a wolf most of the day and at eod became convinced I was town but I found it all reasonably amusing
but i thought it would most likely be a villager
i had no idea who the wolf was gonna kill