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Daryl,

 

Thanks for stopping by.  After reading the first chapter of your book (from your website) I'm really looking forward to reading the rest.  I'm sure I and others will have many questions for you in Feb. 

 

Ryan

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Daryl:

Welcome – and congrats on a fantastic debut. I was looking forward to discussing it with the regulars here – but now I'm just simply overjoyed to be able to run some comments and questions past the author himself. Thank you for joining us!

Paul 

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Since I wasn't sure how long it would take to get in I had ordered The Suicide Collectors from Barnes and Noble.  I went and picked it up today and have read about 10 pages and really like it so far.  Can't wait for the discussion next month.  The only thing I was surprised by is that for some reason I was expecting it to be longer.
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I am now the proud owner of both Pandemonium and Bone Song, so hope to join in those discussions.

 

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Chomp wrote:

I am now the proud owner of both Pandemonium and Bone Song, so hope to join in those discussions.

 

Carol


Awesome, Carol! I'm particularly interested in how you enjoy the Meaney saga (Bone Song and Black Blood). He's an amazing writer in the realm of epic SF – His Nulapeiron Sequence was simply spectacular – and this is his first foray into dark fantasy. Really cool stuff, especially the world-building, which is so over-the-top it's breathtaking. This is also a great example of the genre blending movement – it's equal parts dark fantasy, horror, police procedural and even a hint of SF!

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paulgoatallen wrote:

Chomp wrote:

I am now the proud owner of both Pandemonium and Bone Song, so hope to join in those discussions.

 

Carol


Awesome, Carol! I'm particularly interested in how you enjoy the Meaney saga (Bone Song and Black Blood). He's an amazing writer in the realm of epic SF – His Nulapeiron Sequence was simply spectacular – and this is his first foray into dark fantasy. Really cool stuff, especially the world-building, which is so over-the-top it's breathtaking. This is also a great example of the genre blending movement – it's equal parts dark fantasy, horror, police procedural and even a hint of SF!

Paul 


 

This sounds (and looks) great, Paul.

 

Also, I just now saw that Daryl Gregory will join in the discussion of his book next month, which is great.

 

Carol

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Chomp wrote:

This sounds (and looks) great, Paul.

 

Also, I just now saw that Daryl Gregory will join in the discussion of his book next month, which is great.

 


Carol:

Yes, Daryl Gregory's Pandemonium is going to be an incredibly interesting thread, especially since he said he'll stop by and chat with us.  I've read and heard just outrageously great things about this debut and I'm dying to read it (soon, very soon)!

Paul 

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I'm hoping that I can get the book because it sounds so great.  I just wish it wasn't coming out in hardback.  Oh well my birthday's coming up and maybe I can get someone to get it for me.

 

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Toni, if I remember right I saw Pandemonium in trade paperback at BN for 14 dollars I think

 

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fforgnayr wrote:

Toni, if I remember right I saw Pandemonium in trade paperback at BN for 14 dollars I think

 


You are correct -- the book is in trade paper.

 

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Thanks Ryan,  I will check it out because when I called they said they only had it in Hardback.  I guess I will have to go in and look myself.

 

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It should be $13 in the US, and $15 Canadian, and its only in Trade Paperback.

 

By the way, if any of you are in NYC or New Jersey, I'll be signing books at a B&N this Saturday, January 24, at 2pm. (details) The books cost the same, but I'll be able to thank you personally!

 

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See, not fair.  How come nobody ever comes to Wichita, KS?  Oh, yeah I answered my question just by asking it.  :smileywink:

Daryl-Gregory wrote:

It should be $13 in the US, and $15 Canadian, and its only in Trade Paperback.

 

By the way, if any of you are in NYC or New Jersey, I'll be signing books at a B&N this Saturday, January 24, at 2pm. (details) The books cost the same, but I'll be able to thank you personally!

 

--d

 

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fforgnayr wrote:
See, not fair.  How come nobody ever comes to Wichita, KS?  Oh, yeah I answered my question just by asking it.  :smileywink:

Daryl-Gregory wrote:

It should be $13 in the US, and $15 Canadian, and its only in Trade Paperback.

 

By the way, if any of you are in NYC or New Jersey, I'll be signing books at a B&N this Saturday, January 24, at 2pm. (details) The books cost the same, but I'll be able to thank you personally!

 

--d

 


I am sorry Ryan. :smileysad:

 

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fforgnayr wrote:
See, not fair.  How come nobody ever comes to Wichita, KS?  Oh, yeah I answered my question just by asking it.  :smileywink

 


Ryan:

You may not get to meet D. Gregory in person but, hey, this is just as good, if not better! No waiting in line at the book signing; no $$$ wasted on gas, coffee, etc.; all you have to do is log on from the comfort of your own home and you've got your own cyber book signing – minus the signature, of course! And you have a bunch of people who want to discuss the book! (How was that for motivational?)   

Paul 

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Hmmmm....I don't know about that
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fforgnayr wrote:
Hmmmm....I don't know about that

I had to at least try, Ryan!   :smileywink:

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Don't know if anyone else has discovered this yet, but Tor has posted the first chapter of  Ken Scholes Lamentation on their website.

 

Here's the link, if you're interested in a preview:

http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=story&id=13311

 

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Ahhh more books to add to my list!! I am getting behind