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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:16 PM

View PostTaun, on 11 September 2012 - 01:05 AM, said:

Though this was partially in jest - both authors Micheal Moorcock and Philip Dick are excellent... I especially enjoy Moorcocks' "Eternal Hero" series - particularly "The Jewel In The Skull", and "Elric of Melnibonie (sp)"...

Absolutely. I've thumbed through a lot of Dick and endless Moorcock! ;)
I can't believe that apart from one poor effort at Jerry Cornelius (The Final Programme), none of the Eternal Champion novels have been filmed.

If you ever fancy something similar try Jack Vance's 'Dying Earth' novels or Fred Saberhagen's 'Empire of the East' and his whole series of books of the swords.

Vance and Saberhagen are both absolutely first rate.

For that matter, if you are reading Saberhagen then check out the Berserker novels. Proper sci-fi ;)

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:30 PM

The 2 most famous ones: the Bible and the Qur'an: lots of action slaughter and mayhem, miraculaous healings, people walking on water, people flying to the skies on a white horse, spontaneously burning bushes, zombies rising from their graves, people trumpetting a huge wall to pieces, two people populating the whole earth, parting seas, angry gods, and so on, and so on.

I just love it.


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Posted 15 September 2012 - 02:43 AM

Gaiman's short fiction is great - I got hooked on him with "Closing Time".  Also the McSweeney's Mammoth Treasuries are neat.  And I recently found a book of short stories I had read years ago titled The Graveyard Companion by a father and son (Gray and Shaun Usher) - great tales, well written and creepy.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:22 AM

View PostTaun, on 28 October 2010 - 07:05 PM, said:

Anything by HP Lovecraft...
IMO he makes Stephen King's stories read like "Rebecca of Sunnybrooke Farm"...

H.P.'s whole cthulhu mytho's stories are awesome but you have to read Robert E. Howard's stories along those lines. Wow good stuff.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:48 AM

In short fiction, I am fond of Ray Bradbury, Montague Rhodes James, Russell Kirk, Arthur Machen, and Guy de Maupassant.

Edited by Ambush Bug, 19 September 2012 - 06:49 AM.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:55 PM

View PostAmbush Bug, on 19 September 2012 - 06:48 AM, said:

In short fiction, I am fond of Ray Bradbury, Montague Rhodes James, Russell Kirk, Arthur Machen, and Guy de Maupassant.

I might also toss Connie Willis body of short stories into the discussion... She has a tendency to write a "Comedy of Manners" type story (Which are always good in her hands) but when she decided to go for the throat she could do it and make it look easy...

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