Yes, the S∂ Topic d20 is Rolling Rather Heavily of Late

A couple hits in politics, and rather a lot of hits in the psychological and autobiography departments, never happy things with me.

So. Bring out yer recommendations for new SF/Fantasy books; it helps if they’re available as Kindle, ePub, or Mobipocket books. I’ve already read The Mermaid’s Madness (and found it Good).

My taste in fantasy leans towards humor and away from High Fantasy (you know, Lord of the Rings type stuff); Low Fantasy is more my metier.

I tend to be more or less all over the map where SF is concerned; it’s the field I’m newest to, so I especially need recommendations here. Only no Iain M. Banks, please. He makes me sad lately.

One of the suggested books I’ll try to review for Tor.com. My previous reviews can be found here.

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10 thoughts on “Yes, the S∂ Topic d20 is Rolling Rather Heavily of Late

  1. Oh, Nesbit’s definitely available for Kindle. *g* Public domain, so I can even roll my own, which I like to do.

  2. This is about as far from ‘new’ as you can get without crossing into public domain, but if you’ve been down and need some funny, low fantasy, Fritz Leiber’s stories of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser might well do the trick. The collections can be read in any order; most of them have a title along the order of “Swords [applied against] [something pretty hard to hit with swords, actually]”.

  3. Hjalti,

    Oh! I think I could definitely use some of that. I’ve read parodies of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, so it should be amusing to read the original. :D

  4. You probably know this one already, but just in case: Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind. Not low fantasy, but (in my opinion) very, very good fantasy. It is available as Kindle.

    • Oh! I’ve got Name of the Wind on my Kindle already. I should read it. Thanks for the reminder, Huckleberry! :)

  5. Dang! I finally had an idea for a living working fantasy writer, and it turns out that Walter Moers stuff doesn’t seem to be available on Kindle. Foo. Still, great stuff and worth reading.

    • I looked up Walter Moers in Wikipedia. Wow, The City of Dreaming Books alone sounds wonderful.

      Maybe I shall click the “want on Kindle” link on the Amazon pages for his stuff. Publishers seem to sometimes listen to that feedback.

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