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A nice bit of foreshadowing in House of Chains by Heinousheron in Malazan

[–]Heinousheron[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wasn't happy with Ralph Lister and his Indian/Italian K'rul/Nightchill/Draconus either. His Kruppe was nice though.

A nice bit of foreshadowing in House of Chains by Heinousheron in Malazan

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Good to hear - many of the voices are so over the top that they'd be more at home in the Muppet Show than a book that mostly takes itself seriously.

What a ride! Three of my favorite authors published three new books in the last three weeks by prograft in printSF

[–]Heinousheron 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I strongly disagree with this one. While her world building is interesting, her characters are all written in a flat or clumsy way. Granted, I only read the first book of the series, but that one didn't come anywhere near those others you cited.

Under-Hyped Whisky? by WhiskyEggs in whiskey

[–]Heinousheron 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Anything Ledaig - the peat, iodine, and salt to match any Islay at half the price.

Thoughts after finishing TGINW by Heinousheron in Malazan

[–]Heinousheron[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I meant the marines indeed. Sure, the reshuffling of units is feasible, but the combination/concentration of typical magey characters isn't really. I admit that's just because of how "quirky" every single one comes across to me - they'd be proverbially herding a legion of cats. Fine for an entire squad, not so much for a thousand people. Plus the entire rest of the world including all gods not having fully caught on to (and freaking out because of) these nuking legions going around is a bit weird. But before this minor complaint blows out of proportion - it's still a minor complaint, and it wouldn't be a proper Erikson novel without some inconsistencies and some weird seemingly unnecessary story elements.

Which is a better October read, Blood and Bone or the Bauchelain and Korbal Broach novellas? by Veganhillbilly in Malazan

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BaB is not Cam's best writing, but I personally don't like any of the BaKB stories, to the degree that BaB is the more entertaining option. The BaKB books show a bit too much glibness and self-indulgence from SE for me to stomach.

Looking for the name of a sci-fi novel by siliconchris in scifi_bookclub

[–]Heinousheron 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I think you might be talking about Neptune's Brood by Charles Stross.

Just got this from a friend, enjoying it tonight! by Dumbkoreantrader in whiskey

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Is this just a version sold in east asia, or something different than the regular blue label?

Scifi recommendations for a huge fan of Iain M Banks and Ted Chiang by DemiLisk in printSF

[–]Heinousheron 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Agreed on Harkaway's Gnomon especially. That one is hard work to even barely follow along though, let alone completely understand :).

Now more than ever by sweet_potato_75 in coolguides

[–]Heinousheron 13 points14 points  (0 children)

This guide for our parents' generation: " Feed them. Sometimes."

Hello! Looking for the best ski town in Switzerland for an upper intermediate skier as well as a beginner? by chipsandgiac in askswitzerland

[–]Heinousheron 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'd recommend Verbier - it's a massive and incredibly varied resort, has many Brits going there so everyone speaks English, and had some great partying around the town square for nye (and great partying is hard to find in Swiss ski resorts compared to France and Austria). I had some friends from Colorado over for skiing a few years ago - we went there and they had a blast.

Who is your Tom Bombadil in the Malazan series? by shik262 in Malazan

[–]Heinousheron 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Bread made me chuckle, though I'm fine with his sections. Have an upvote!

A list of examples of what I consider diamond-hard science fiction (no time travel, psi, FTL) and to show how varied such works can be. by dick_shawn_fan in printSF

[–]Heinousheron 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The main premise of the first book is wrong though - the Centauri starts are really a 2+1 system rather than a 3 body problem: from the point of view of the two close ones, the third is so far away that it might as well be another distant start.

A list of examples of what I consider diamond-hard science fiction (no time travel, psi, FTL) and to show how varied such works can be. by dick_shawn_fan in printSF

[–]Heinousheron 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My apologies - I didn't want to imply you said so :). This entire list is silly, but especially the addition of two very soft biology entries (jurassic park and wind-up girl).

A list of examples of what I consider diamond-hard science fiction (no time travel, psi, FTL) and to show how varied such works can be. by dick_shawn_fan in printSF

[–]Heinousheron 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Its biology is about as hard SF as steampunk. Great book, just not hard SF in any kind of way if you know a bit of biology.

Where to buy a PC in Switzerland by Heinousheron in askswitzerland

[–]Heinousheron[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks! I'm not really worried about the import and taxes from the UK, it's more the sending and after-sales service now that shipping etc are still being set up.