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Old 03-06-2011, 09:45 AM   #406
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ooh, was so upset that i didn't see this before D;

erm, what i'm looking for is a fantasy book, the title is strictly one-word and may or may not start with the letter F. main protagonist may or may not be gay, but i think he is
Richard K. Morgan's The Steel Remains has a gay protagonist. But that's neither one word and nor does it start with an 'F.'

Another possibility would be Hal Duncan's Vellum series. Definitely one word. It doesn't start with an 'F', but you hold your mouth the same way -- just less tooth pressure for the 'V' sound.
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:06 AM   #407
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Richard K. Morgan's The Steel Remains has a gay protagonist. But that's neither one word and nor does it start with an 'F.'

Another possibility would be Hal Duncan's Vellum series. Definitely one word. It doesn't start with an 'F', but you hold your mouth the same way -- just less tooth pressure for the 'V' sound.
thanks to everyone for their ideas so far, though ; -;
it also gives me more titles to check out...

but gah, this really is driving me nuts! D: i just feel like i /have/ to know
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Old 03-06-2011, 04:20 PM   #408
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Mercedes Lackey's Last Herald Mage Trilogy that starts with Magic's Pawn has a gay protagonist.
Also, Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover series has gay characters especially The Heritage of Hastur.
And also Ellen Kushner's Swordspoint and Elizabeth Lynn's Chronicles of Tornor (Watchtower is the first novel).
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:50 PM   #409
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Bujold's Ethan of Athos is the only thing I can think of that comes close. Not one-word though and is more SF than Fantasy (but bookstores don't make that distinction so ...) but definitely a gay protagonist. I dunno, hope you find what you're looking for .

Edit: never mind (I was initially thinking of a different title - this one probably isn't it )
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:52 PM   #410
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Maybe The Fire's Stone by Tanya Huff?

As for new books to look into, Wen Spencer has gay protagonists in Dog Warrior, but that's the fourth book in a series and I really recommend that if you read it, you should start at the beginning of the series. Although, thinking about it, it might work as a stand alone since you're mainly in one character's point of view and that character doesn't know what happened in the previous books either.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:18 PM   #411
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Wow, had no idea this thread existed. Anyway, as a kid I read quite a bit of science fiction. I had a rather large collection of books that disappeared when my parents got divorced about the time I turned 13 and I've been trying to recollect them as I go along. There's one science fiction book I enjoyed as a kid and cannot for the life of me remember the name of the book or the author.

The book was basically about a city and it's inhabitants over a period of centuries. Each chapter or two covered a specific time period, I only really remember two sections rather well, one was in the not-so-distance future where sexual contact was not allowed, it was all done in a virtual reality world. If you remember the Sylvester Stallone flick "Demolition Man", it was much like that. This story revolved around a young man who felt lost in time and wanted things to be like they were in the past, he met a young lady and had a sexual encounter with her where he touched her and she became angry and grossed out.

The last chapter or so concerned the AI that ran the city, which had been abandoned for a long time. The AI was starting to go insane due to loneliness until a man showed up and basically shut the city down and took the AI with him into space where the rest of the inhabitants had gone.

That's about all I remember of the book, I know, it's not a whole lot, but I thought it worth a shot. I've searched around on the net for the book, looking for sci-fi books about cities and the like and never have come across it. The book is probably from the mid 70's or older. I got it used as my mother used to take me to a used book store all the time as she read a lot and I'm sure I probably picked it up there. My parents got divorced when I was about 13 or so which would have been in '80 or '81 so I know it was before that. Anyway, thanks for any help or ideas you guys may have.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:50 PM   #412
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I read this book in the early 1980's, and I believe it was published around that same time. The main character was either a red-haired samurai or a red-haired ninja. It was set in feudal Japan. The main character was tasked to guard a woman (princess?) on a journey across country to the man she would marry. They had an affair en-route - the woman gave birth to a red-haired baby and her husband threw the baby off a cliff and the main character then went for revenge.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:01 PM   #414
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Wins big, commits suicide

I am looking for a book that begins that way. A man wins big at the casino and then goes to his room in the hotel and commits suicide.

I thought it was a book by John Cheever but I have looked at Bullet Park and Falconer and can't find that beginning.

Help please!

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Old 03-29-2011, 02:17 PM   #416
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I'm looking for a book/novelette/short science fiction story I read sometime prior to 1996. The main character had a loyalty mod which required him to to be loyal to his masters (a corporation?) He managed to subvert the mod via logic. I think the story also included sending an electronic mosquito to spy on an opposing corp.

Might be Greg Egan, but I can't find a matching title.
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A man wins big at the casino and then goes to his room in the hotel and commits suicide.
I recall a scene like that in Mario Puzo's "Fools Die". Don't remember if it was at the beginning or not -- it's been thirty years since I read it. Excellent book, though, as I remember.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:16 PM   #418
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I recall a scene like that in Mario Puzo's "Fools Die". Don't remember if it was at the beginning or not -- it's been thirty years since I read it. Excellent book, though, as I remember.
It happens in Chapter 3.
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Sci-Fi short story from y-e-a-r-s ago

I read it probably back in the late 60s. Briefly stated, a spaceship is headed from Earth to some planet in another solar system. The crew was placed in a state of suspended animation because of the length of the trip.

Many, many years later, when they arrive and revive, they find that others from Earth are already there. Because of technological advances made long after they left, these future travelers were able to make the trip in far shorter time. Thus, the second-to-leave travelers overtook the first by a long shot.

I've been looking for this short story for quite a while...

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I read it probably back in the late 60s. Briefly stated, a spaceship is headed from Earth to some planet in another solar system. The crew was placed in a state of suspended animation because of the length of the trip.

Many, many years later, when they arrive and revive, they find that others from Earth are already there. Because of technological advances made long after they left, these future travelers were able to make the trip in far shorter time. Thus, the second-to-leave travelers overtook the first by a long shot.
I'm pretty sure that is A.E. Van Vogt’s “Far Centaurus”

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