Re: [Fantasy_Books] "Bound in Blood" by P.C. Hodgell
- A Game of Thrones has been picked up for a series and a pilot is/has been
produced. There are some stills on GRRM's website. May not go any further of
course, but would love to see some footage.
----- Original Message -----
From: "William C. Garthright" <billg@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 1:23 AM
Subject: Re: [Fantasy_Books] "Bound in Blood" by P.C. Hodgell
>> Not a fan Bill and unlikely to be. It sounds like another Wheel of Time
>> and Game of Thrones saga.
> Well, it's not THAT bad, Peta. :-)
> The big problem is just that she apparently writes very slowly - 9 years
> between the second and third book, and 12 years between the third and
> fourth? Between their publication dates, anyway. And "Bound in Blood" is
> the only one which hasn't moved the story forward.
> That was my big problem with the Wheel of Time series. I really enjoyed
> the early books (though I had some problems with them even then), but
> eventually, the series just stopped going anywhere, it seemed. I stuck
> with them far too long, but eventually, I gave up. (And since Jordan
> died before he ever finished, I guess that was the right decision, huh?)
>> I am terrified that GRRMartin is not going to be able to see his story
>> out. I dread going to his website as he looks older every new picture (of
>> course he is).
> I read the first book, "A Game of Thrones," but it didn't appeal to me
> enough to continue the series. However, I made a note of your highly
> favorable opinion of it, posted earlier here, so I've been wondering if
> I needed to give it another try. I guess now I won't, at least until I
> know if the series will ever be finished.
>> I am also waiting for the next instalment of the Clan of the Cave Bear
>> series. I read the first book when I was still at high school. 30 years
>> on and I'm not sure if Jean M Auel is still alive!!
> Wow, is that series still going on? My parents just raved about it, so I
> read the first two or three books. I enjoyed the first (again, I had
> some problems with it, but I really liked the idea), but it quickly
> changed into something too ridiculous for me. Well, I might have been
> better off thinking of it as pure fantasy, I don't know.
> I think I prefer Jack London's "Before Adam" (1907), although I must
> admit that it's been decades since I read it, so I really don't remember
> that much about it.
> A scientist looks around, observes phenomena, and then tries to explain
> them. If these explanations fail, then they are modified or discarded.
> This means two things: bad ideas go away, and good ideas get better, get
> closer to explaining reality. - Phil Plait
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