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Old 03-08-2012, 10:25 PM   #16
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Hi,
I'm just starting on the last of Glen Cook's Black Company books, Soldier Lives and realized I have read very few fantasy books inspired by Indian culture, myths and beliefs.

All I can think of right now is Robert Silverberg's Majipoor series and Zelazny's Lord of Light. And of those I've actually only read Silverberg and LoL is SF (which Majipoor also is really).

So, any ideas?
I loved the early Black Company books, less so as the series progressed.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:05 AM   #17
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I love his Garrett PI Series. It is a combination of Nero Wolfe, Satire and Fantasy.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:52 AM   #18
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Life of Pi!
Another vote. Good book.
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:53 AM   #19
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Another vote. Good book.

Alright, alright! I will read it
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:55 AM   #20
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Perhaps Liz Williams Empire of bones.

Colin Cotterill's Dr. Siri Paiboun series are based in Laos.
Thank you, I'll definitely check them out.
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:59 AM   #21
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I loved the early Black Company books, less so as the series progressed.
Hu, for me it's been almost the opposite.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:56 AM   #22
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How about the epics?
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:32 AM   #23
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I did consider the classics. I'm just afraid it would turn into studying rather than pleasure reading as I would have to go to textbooks to understand the background and what was going on.

Nothing wrong about learning new stuff, but it isn't what I'm looking for at this time. That said, I would be interested in a good introduction to the early culture and history/archaeology of the region, something I'm woefully ignorant of.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:52 PM   #24
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What sort of fantasy do you mean? Magical realism, or classic sword-and-sorcery, or something else?
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:49 AM   #25
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Not sure actually. I know that I'm not looking for your typical young hero(ine) who saves the world from the machinations of the followers of your typical evil god.

I generally prefer low-key stories that are more about the people and the settings than the grand epic stuff and the imminent doom of the world. Magical realism and invented settings are both fine.
I like both Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Fritz Leiber for example.
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An interesting article
http://fantasybookcritic.blogspot.co...e-fiction.html
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:46 AM   #27
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Thank you for the link. Interesting read.
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:39 AM   #28
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A very interesting one is Shiva 3000 by Jan Lars Jensen but it's more SF than Fantasy in the end.
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Not fantasy, but Heinlein's _Citizen of the Galaxy_ has one culture very like to India.

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OK Just try out Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi. Two of the books are out.

1. Immortals of Melhua.

2. The Secret of the Nagas.

3. Scheduled release 2012 end.

They make great reading and spell binding.
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