>A great writer
holy fuck pick one, look at pic related, it's cartoon-villain tier.
any books that portray Islam as the rational and peaceful ideology that it really is?
Just picked this up, enjoying it so far. Thoughts on it or the series as a whole?
Does Niven ever get any better than the first half of Bordered in Black? I've read at least two other collections of his not featuring this story and none of them are as dark or evocative. I find his "Known Space" universe kind of intrusive and his other stories only barely tugging themselves along by the premise.
If none of his other stories manage the same dark sci-fi, cosmically spooky feel, which is the kind of kick I'm on, any recommendations for ones that do? I've read Blindsight, which was interesting but brittle, I'm struggling through...
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I'm gonna bump this once with some cosmic imagery and then leave it, I'll deal alright wallowing.
i've never heard of a Niven story called Bordered in Black. his wikipedia entry doesn't mention it.
i gave up on him after the appalling mess that was The Mote Around Murcheson's Eye. too many minor characters.
>Can't read anything without seeing unexplored sexual tension between male characters who clearly aren't gay
>Sit there thinking of how you could manipulate said characters into fucking somehow
>Hatefucking, if they don't like each other
What's the male equivalent of a "fujoshi"? I think I am one.
>really, really enjoy writing
>don't know what to write about
Write about how you dont know what to wirte about :|
Are there typically major differences between the Penguin "Modern" Classics and the Penguin "20th Century" Classics editions of a book?
The one I've bought (pic related) is from the latter, but it was published in the same year as the "Modern" Classics edition.
>charles fucking walker
Do you like elves /lit/?
It depends on the mythos.
In general elves are described as endlessly beautiful whether man or woman, fair, knowledgeable, and blessed (or cursed, depending on the mythos) with long lifespans.
I like elves because they are very good subjects for homosex.
I want to fuck that old man.
Tell us about your bookstore. What do you like about it? What do you wish was different? Do you ever meet qt's there? How much money has this establishment taken from you over the years?
Harvard coop or Raven used books. Only person I've met at the coop was some dude that recounted the first page and a half of Finnegans Wake by memory and asked me for my phone number. Even if I sucked dick I would've shut him down.
The Word in Montreal.
I like it's stock, I just wish it was larger. Haven't met anyone there, it's always very quiet and has a sort of Black Books atmosphere so it isn't really conducive for hitting on anyone. I haven't spent too much there since I didn't know if I'd be staying in the city or not, but now that I know I'm going to be here for at least a couple years all bets are off.
Post your 4x4 square.
>Can't beat reality and true history.
Convince me that this is good
Which word do hack critics use the most?
>the fact that
>so many books
>still name the Beatles
And so on.
Why is Lovecraft's phraseology (and that of his predecessors and heir-apparents) so cyclopeanly easy to mimic? In fact, is there a proper guide like you would have for journo phrases?
Even video games do it now-a-days.
You prefer Angloboos like HPL>?
What is the most /lit/ modern language to learn, aside from English? What language opens up the most literature worth reading?