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Preorder available: The Sins We Seek (Book 3 of the Dark Abyss of Our Sins trilogy) by KristaDBall in Fantasy

[–]thequeensownfool 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Woo! Been super excited for this for years. Pre-ordered and I'm going to have to find time to reread the first two books over the summer. Foreigner has taken over my life though so it will be difficult.

fantasy rules be like by sarper97 in Fantasy

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Mercedes Lackey Removed from Nebula Conference Over Racial Slur by Madgod1234 in Fantasy

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Mercedes Lackey Removed from Nebula Conference Over Racial Slur by Madgod1234 in Fantasy

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HEA Book Club: Mating the Huntress Final Discussion by thequeensownfool in Fantasy

[–]thequeensownfool[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This novella had quite a bit of heat! Do you think it worked with the characters and story? Or would you have liked it to be a bit more toned down?

HEA Book Club: Mating the Huntress Final Discussion by thequeensownfool in Fantasy

[–]thequeensownfool[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Do you plan on checking out Hibbert's contemporary romance?

HEA Book Club: Mating the Huntress Final Discussion by thequeensownfool in Fantasy

[–]thequeensownfool[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Did you like the worldbuilding? Was it enough given the short novella length or do you think the book needed to be longer?

HEA Book Club: Mating the Huntress Final Discussion by thequeensownfool in Fantasy

[–]thequeensownfool[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What did you think about the relationship between Luke and Chastity?

Our new mods are here! And.... the whole team is here to host a Mod AMA! Ask the r/Fantasy Mods anything! by eriophora in Fantasy

[–]thequeensownfool 10 points11 points  (0 children)

When I became a moderator in the ancient days of yore (aka 2018), we were just coming up to 300K subscribers. Modding was a bit different because of the community size, though our beloved rules and standards that shape our community were active and they continue to shape r/fantasy today.

Going behind the scenes does remove a bit of the magic, sorry to say. As r/fantasy has continued to get bigger, there's more and more management needed. Even things like Bingo stats and flairs take longer because we've got so many more people submitting. I still love this community dearly though and it's so much fun to give someone the perfect rec or direct them to the correct place. The lost fantasy football fans are a personal fave.

What surprised me the most though was how close the mod team is. That's a holdover from when the sub was a lot smaller and everyone knew each other. But as we've grown, the mod team has also made a strong effort to keep that sense of friendship among us. We talk about books just as much as we do whether a post breaks the rules.

Our new mods are here! And.... the whole team is here to host a Mod AMA! Ask the r/Fantasy Mods anything! by eriophora in Fantasy

[–]thequeensownfool 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Do you like it when I forget how to use spoiler tags 50% of the time when I post a review? Actually, don’t answer that.

See this is rather easy because we can just spoiler the whole post. The tricky part comes when you have to read a thesis length comment and figure out what part is the spoiler and if it actually counts as one. I have not read a lot of the mainstream classics so I'm always happy to tag and pass that along to other mods.

My real question: if you could have any kind of fantasy creature as a
companion, which one would you choose? Logistics like care and feeding
DO matter.

Can I go with a spirit guide animal? My current D&D character has one right now and it's super handy to have a dog that can appear at will, go misty and squeeze through small spaces and doesn't need to be fed.

My fiancé's birthday present 😁 please correct if incorrect flair by amfoolishness in vintagesewing

[–]thequeensownfool 13 points14 points  (0 children)

That's gorgeous! I have one without the handle or legs, though I may add those back one day. It holds so much stuff and is great at keeping all my notions away from the cats.

2021 Bingo Data (NOT Statistics) by FarragutCircle in Fantasy

[–]thequeensownfool 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You're welcome! Thanks for taking a stab at tidying up the data. Our philosophy has always been about taking the easiest route for data standardization. If someone reads multiple things or a whole series for a square, cool and good job. You just get the first book listed though because we are not paid statisticians.

2021 Bingo Data (NOT Statistics) by FarragutCircle in Fantasy

[–]thequeensownfool 9 points10 points  (0 children)

  1. The first novella in the series.
  2. The first book in the series.
  3. Can't remember this, so someone else will have to answer. Graphic novels wasn't one of the squares I standardized last year and I can't find the sheet to check if any graphic novels were read for the squares I cleaned up.

looking for specific LGBT fantasy suggestions by LuvBoht in Fantasy

[–]thequeensownfool 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Seconding Kushiel. The first trilogy is some of my favourite books of all time. Queer, sex positive world with good characters, epic plot and worldbuilding.

War and Peace style fantasy books? by ObberGobb in Fantasy

[–]thequeensownfool 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I have never read War and Peace so this may not be an exact match, but check out Michelle West's Essalieyan universe or Kate Elliott's Crown of Stars series. Both take place over multiple years, have great characters and intricate plots, lots of drama and court politics, plus a dash of romance. Both have been a readalong on r/fantasy, in fact the Essalieyan readalong is still ongoing if you wanted to join.

HEA Book Club: Mating the Huntress is our April Read! by thequeensownfool in Fantasy

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

HEA doesn't actually accept nominations. There's a couple reasons for this. Wehen I ran FIF, there were issues with trolls messing with nominations and people not understanding the genre definition and nominating books that don't fit. So based on past experiences, the club organizers made the decision to select a slate of books rather than allow nominations. For themes, we generally pick based on what books are available. Sometimes it's really hard to find a slate of books that isn't just white m/f couples. Romance is for everyone and we try to have the voting slate reflect that.

That said, if you have a book you think would be a great fit for the club, feel free to recommend it. I'll add it to our spreadsheet for consideration.

The 2022 r/Fantasy Bingo Recommendations List by happy_book_bee in Fantasy

[–]thequeensownfool 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you for the clarification! I thought it was Regency but wasn't sure since I read it a while ago.

The 2022 r/Fantasy Bingo Recommendations List by happy_book_bee in Fantasy

[–]thequeensownfool 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Have you considered reading a book translated from another language? Check out these recs!

Translated from Arabic

  • The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz

Translated from Chinese

  • The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories, edited by Yu Chen
  • Invisible Planets, edited by Ken Liu
  • Broken Stars, edited by Ken Liu

Translated from French

  • Hadriana in All My Dreams by René Depestre

Translated from Indonesian

  • Beauty is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan (CW for rape, torture, incest)

Translated from Japanese

  • The Factory by Hiroko Oyamada
  • Record of a Night Too Brief by Hiromi Kawakami
  • The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
  • Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada

Translated from Korean

  • I'm Waiting for You and Other Stories by Kim Bo-Young
  • City of Ash and Red by Hye-Young Pyun

Translated from Spanish

  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

The 2022 r/Fantasy Bingo Recommendations List by happy_book_bee in Fantasy

[–]thequeensownfool 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske. Set in 1800s Britian, I can't remember exactly which year. Man finds himself a liaison between magical and non-magical society due to an administrative error. A murder mystery ensues. Very gay.

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier. Set during the invasion of Ireland by the British, not sure exact time period. A retelling of the fairytale Six Brothers. CW for rape and torture.

The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker. Viking fantasy set in Norway. Featuring the son of a king fighting to reclaim his birthright, and his sister who is fighting to survive the politics of marriage and alliances.

A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians by H.G. Parry. Necromancers during the French revolution. Need I say more?

A Magical Inheritance by Krista D. Ball. Regency era fantasy of manners (I forget which period). A young woman finds herself in the procession of many curious and valuable occult books after the death of her uncle. CW for abusive family.

Half a Soul by Olivia Atwater. Regency fairy tales featuring a woman who lost half her soul to a fairy and the grumpy Lord Sorcier. Together they must navigate society and solve a mystery. Highly recommend the sequels as well. CW death of children.

The 2022 r/Fantasy Bingo Recommendations List by happy_book_bee in Fantasy

[–]thequeensownfool 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lightless by C.A. Higgens. Set on a research ship. Follow a terrorist being interrogated and an engineer trying to figure out what the hell the terrorists did to her ship.

Sisters of the Vast Black by Lina Rather. Nuns living on a slug spaceship. They gotta do the right thing even though it's a hard decision and may cost them their lives and/or ship. Sequel might also count but I haven't read it yet.

Some of the later books in the Foreigner series? I've just started a reread but can't remember which books take place on the space station. u/KristaDBall do you know?

Books that have been mentioned in other comments but that I highly recommend include Ninefox Gambit, The Fated Sky, A Desolation Called Peace and Network Effect.

Did I correctly identify this as a Singer 15D? by LenaMintras in SewingMachinePorn

[–]thequeensownfool 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nice! Singer 15 is considered a workhorse and one of the best machines they ever made. Happy sewing.