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Old 03-19-2012, 03:09 AM   #1
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:30 AM   #2
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I bought "I am Legend". Anything that's inspired three different speculative fiction movies over a 50 year span has got to be worth checking out. It's on sale for $2.99
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:38 AM   #3
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Legacy by Susan Kay is an excellent historical about Queen Elizabeth I of England and one I've wanted to own for years (it was severely out of print for some time and the library got rid of their old copy). I just bought it during the St. Patrick's Day sale @ OmniLit/All Romance eBooks. NB: nostalgia may be blurring my recollection of how good it is, so sampling is advised.

If you like quasi-Mists of Avalon-esque Arthurian fantasy, Merlin's Harp by Anne Elliot Crompton is not bad for the price. It was a former freebie in 2010, so I'd check the archives, but my impressions of it are here if you don't already have it and the premise sounds interesting.

Also in the same subgenre, Persia Woolley's Child of the Northern Spring is supposed to be a good Arthurian fantasy centred around Guinevere (and another former freebie) but I haven't gotten around to reading it. But at 99 cents it's a definite bargain if you like the sample.

All of these are on month-long promo sale from publisher Sourcebooks and should be the same prices in other stores if people want to get them there.

If you are looking to try the Iliad, the Richard Lattimore translation is said to be a good one (haven't read it myself) and is fairly cheap at $1.99.

And the $2.99 Kurt Vonnegut and Aldous Huxley books are sfnal classics if you like speculative fiction. Rosetta Books are sometimes offered at the same prices elsewhere (and they're discountable with Kobo coupons, so may work out cheaper that way for non-Kindlers). Richard Matheson's I Am Legend, also out from Rosetta and recommended upthread is also very good. I have a French translation somewhere which I really ought to get around to reading and comparing at some point.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:08 AM   #4
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thanks guys

is it just me, or are most cozy mystery plots run along the same lines? ox o sure wish there was a gay version of that...

i was also hoping for some travel memoirs as summer is the perfect time to read those ... ;p

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Old 03-19-2012, 04:14 AM   #5
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is it just me, or are most cozy mystery plots run along the same lines? ox o sure wish there was a gay version of that...
You need to start shopping at Fictionwise. They're practically a minor staple there in the new releases, in between all the m/m shapeshifter/mate stuff.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:02 AM   #6
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thanks guys .........are most cozy mystery plots run along the same lines? ox o sure wish there was a gay version of that... ....
That might perhaps be just a little too cosy for the more traditional reader .........
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:49 AM   #7
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Thanks - picked up all the Kurt Vonnegut offerings except Slaughterhouse Five which I already owned.

I am Legend is unfortunately not available for Australians.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:06 AM   #8
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I'd recommend "The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted".
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:08 AM   #9
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I bought "I am Legend". Anything that's inspired three different speculative fiction movies over a 50 year span has got to be worth checking out. It's on sale for $2.99
good call, i bought it too!
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:28 AM   #10
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You need to start shopping at Fictionwise. They're practically a minor staple there in the new releases, in between all the m/m shapeshifter/mate stuff.
ah, my money's tied with amazon

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That might perhaps be just a little too cosy for the more traditional reader .........
aww, I bet it'd be cute the one I can think of is about the gay vampire detective. forgot the name...

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Thanks - picked up all the Kurt Vonnegut offerings except Slaughterhouse Five which I already owned.
i'm still reluctant to get the Kurt Vonnegut stuff; might just borrow from the library

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I'd recommend "The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted".
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:06 PM   #11
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^Cat's Cradle is one of my favourite Vonnegut's and I ejoyed Welcome to the Monkeyhouse as well. I think I am Legend is the only book that is really tempting me here. I'm sort of tempted by Brave New World which I put on my reading list for this year, but I think it's a library option.

@wyndslash. Outside of the big deal, there's always the 100 a month sale. I've been able to find a few titles from it over the last half year.
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It was slim pickings in the SF/F collection, but the Samantha Moon collection by J.R. Rain is well worth picking up for $0.99.
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It was slim pickings in the SF/F collection, but the Samantha Moon collection by J.R. Rain is well worth picking up for $0.99.
I was wondering about them. Not my normal, but for 25 cents a book, can't really go wrong. Karma for you!
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:04 PM   #14
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I bought "I am Legend". Anything that's inspired three different speculative fiction movies over a 50 year span has got to be worth checking out. It's on sale for $2.99
More than just three: what is now a horror film staple, the "Romero Zombie," was inspired by I am Legend.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:16 PM   #15
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I am Legend was definitely a good read, a bit slow, but still good...enjoyed it better than the movie which I saw first.
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