Hey, Allan! Don't really have anything solid, since I just sort of through this out there. Fantasy and sci fi are probably good bets. Horror too. But I really wouldn't say no to anything at this point.
I like those authors a lot as well. I recently bought THE NEW ANNOTATED H. P. LOVECRAFT which I recommend if you care about notes -- it includes "At the Mountains of Madness." I'm planning to finish King's "Bill Hodges trilogy" -- I've only read the first one so far. One of the things I liked about it was there was (spoiler), evidently, nothing supernatural involved. Poe is always worthy of an occasional re-read. I've had the same Poe hardback edition for a long time... Maybe it's time to invest in a new annotated version.
I just pulled my Poe edition off the shelf to check out printing date... Avenel edition from 1981. Damn I'm old.
Have you guys read ALMURIC by Robert E. Howard?
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Post by geneweigel on Sept 3, 2016 19:42:21 GMT -5
ALMURIC (1939) was adapted in EPIC ILLUSTRATED #2-5 (Summer 1980 to APR 1981) the art was good but not great overall it had that HEAVY METAL style. So if you read any of those you might have already read it. There was an Elric adaptation of THE DREAMING CITY that was around the same time in two issues (#2 and #3 both 1980) that was two fifths of the 1982 Marvel graphic novel ELRIC: THE DREAMING CITY (which was the second graphic novel in the Marvel Graphic Novel series).
I've read other Dan Simmons, but not Song of Kali (or any of his other horror novels; I've heard good things about Carrion Comfort and also Phases of Gravity, but not read them either). I particularly enjoyed his Hyperion Cantos (Hyperion, Fall of Hyperion).
I haven't read SONG OF KALI, but that seems like a pretty good pick. I haven't read much Dan Simmons, only "Remembering Siri" (a short story that appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and was later incorporated into the novel HYPERION) and "The Guiding Nose of Ulfänt Banderōz" (his novella contribution to the Vancian homage SONGS OF THE DYING EARTH). But I'd like to read more.
What about graphic novels? Are they up for consideration for book club?
I just picked up one named MONSTRESS. No idea what it is about, other than it is well-reviewed, in the fantasy genre, and I like the art.
I also got SHARAZ-DE: TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS, by Sergio Toppi. Old story, but I like the art, and maybe there is something new in the retelling. I think it is translated from Italian. The art is not at all similar, but the European "Heavy Metal" vibe reminded me of Richard Corben's serialized run in that magazine on a similar topic in the late 70's: NEW TALES OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS.
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I also started reading FINDERS KEEPERS, the second book in Stephen King's "Bill Hodges" trilogy. Pretty good so far.
Another suggestion I have is A HYMN BEFORE BATTLE by John Ringo. I've heard it is decent military science fiction. There might be some good alien/monster ideas in there. Also, it is currently free to download on Kindle from Amazon.
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