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Re: Other Fantasy Writers
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Like Red, I too had a time when I was looking for fiction which would be similar to Tolkien's works, and tried reading a lot of the popular, best-selling fantasy/sf authors. None of these really were much to my liking, though.

What I've enjoyed, however, are those authors which have had a fresh perspective in speculative fiction, and which are good writers: I've much liked Jack Vance's Lyonesse series and the Dying Sun series. I'm currently reading Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun series, which so far (just started with the second volume) I find to be really good. I've also been intrigued by some works of Robert Holdstock. An usual (in this context) recommendation would also be Philip Roth's The Plot Against America, falling under the label of "alternative history".

Posted on: 2011/10/15 6:08
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Re: Oliphaunt new edition
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Ha, didn't know the new edition was available in complete form on Scribd - it sort of takes away the usefulness of offering an opinion!

Perhaps I could say something about the quality of the binding, or the feeling of the paper!

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Re: Oliphaunt new edition
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I just ordered this from the_book_depository (through Amazon.co.uk) - thanks for sharing the news, Urulókë!

I'll be willing to offer some impressions about the book once it arrives, if anyone's interested.

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Re: Amon Hen back issues wanted
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Thanks for the link, wellinghall (I should, of course, have thought about this possibilty...)! I was able to order Amon Hen 70, which I've been looking for.

Another issue I've been trying to find is Amon Hen 113 - unfortunately it's not among the back issues. If anyone has a spare copy to sell I would be thankful!

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Re: Tolkien fanzines on eBay
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Thanks for the link, wellinghall!

I made a bid on Mallorn 17, but didn't win. If anyone has a spare copy for sale (or know where I can get one), please let me know.

Posted on: 2011/7/30 16:49

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