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 January 11, 2008 3:53 PM

Personally I think it doesn't really matter in the long run since there is so much cross over in the two fields... sort of a mute point really.
I've been reading comics lately... oops, my son just slapped me.. I'm told they're called graphic novels. Excuse me.

I've been reading grapic novels lately and am impressed by some of the stories that are available.... and how really readable they are.
Alan Moore's "The league of extraordinary Gentleman" has really grabed me. I'm enjoying this odd bit of Victorian what-if. Half the fun has been all the referances to old books like Burrough's "John Carter of Mars", Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and the more modern John Jakes and Michael Moorcok. The story line is riveting and enjoyable and the art adds an extra dimension to the reading experience. The inclusion of Fu Manchu as a villian along with the twist of Moriarty from Sherlock Holmes really amped up the pleasure.

Another graphic novel my son has clued me into has been the Akira series by Katsuhiro Otomo. Now this is really good SF. I like the dystopian view of Japan and Tokyo and it is light years better than the animated film by the same name. Though the movie was quite good as it was.

The last one that I would recommend is something of a guilty pleasure. I'm a little reluctant to admit to this but I love it's rude, twisted oddness. It really is twisted beyond belief and hugely addictive for the less than normal mind... of which I'm guilty.
Benjamin Roman and Keith Giffen have done a truly wild ride of a story. It takes place during Halloween and I think the gist is that the children who are the main stars of the book are caught in some twisted loop. A form of Charles Addams type hell.... the Addams family show with rabies. Where their eventual salvation lies in how much candy they can collect during the night. It is funny in all the wrong ways and is one of those types of books that you only recommend to people you really know well.
So I may be on the outs here with this admission.... I love
"I luv Halloween". Youtube has 4 animated segments of the first book for view.... I like it.

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 January 06, 2008 2:46 PM

Charles DeLint and Alice Borchardt are fantastic Fantasy writers; Andre Norton is an excellent Sci-Fi writer, and Anne McCaffery (sp?) is good too.  [ send green star]
 December 11, 2007 6:59 AM

Would those new paranormal books fit this genre?

Ami Kathleen has published 2 books -- would her novels fit into this catagory or what?

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The Fantasy & Science Fiction Genre July 16, 2007 12:39 AM

So what are you reading in this genre?  Which authors do you like?

I can admit that I only recently started to get into the Fantasy Genre.  Some of my favorite authors though are, Laurell K. Hamilton, Patricia Briggs, Carrie Vaughn, Kim Harrison, Charlaine Harris, & Lilith Saintcrow.

I have also read a few books by authors such as Kelley Armstrong, Jim Butcher, & Holly Lisle.  I have also noticed a strong mixing of other genres lately.

What is your opinion?


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