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Old Dec 30 2004, 07:02 PM   #1
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I got a brand new hardcover copy of Zombie Lover today... for $6.00 US! (The original price was cloe to $24.00 US) Gotta love discount bins sometimes!
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Old Jan 1 2005, 12:43 PM   #2
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Yay for you! I used to love his stuff, particularly the Xanth books, but they got a little too "punny" for me
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Old Jan 2 2005, 01:11 AM   #3
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ditto too pam.
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Old Jan 5 2005, 02:30 AM   #4
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I get lost too . . . the rules of one talent yet they inherit a parent's natural species ability and have a talent too so they have more powers . . . then the all the twins and trips that have sepparate talents and talents when all sibs work together . . .
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I get lost too . . . the rules of one talent yet they inherit a parent's natural species ability and have a talent too so they have more powers . . . then the all the twins and trips that have sepparate talents and talents when all sibs work together . . .

The whole is greater than than the mere sum of it's parts

Still, I enjoied the book, and I am glkad to have a new addition to the library of my dreams...even if I don't currently have space or shelves yet!
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Old Jan 6 2005, 09:28 AM   #6
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I love the Xanth books puns and all.

I also really enjoyed the Mode series and the adept series.

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Old Jan 7 2005, 08:26 AM   #7
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I just finished, Demons Don't Dream, (1st ed., 1993) last night. I enjoyed it - not a favorite of the series, but still fun. I agree that the newer ones aren't as good. I still like to go back and reread the older ones. I particularly like, A Spell for Chameleon, and, Harpy Thyme, among others.
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Old Jan 8 2005, 04:41 AM   #8
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I had first read Nightmare then had to go back and pick up the series . . . in bits and pieces . . . why is it that I get into a series in the middle?
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The first nine or so Xanth books, before he felt he had to use every reader suggestion for a pun, puns that came in huge clusters that brought books to a grinding halt and contributed nothing to the plot (give me an actual obstacle or problem, not a 'comic strip'), and just the fact that the puns were getting less and less funny/clever. A Spell for Chameleon will remain a favorite. His Incarnations series is also wonderful.
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Never been a fan of formalized puns, so took a bye on reading Xanth. I did enjoy the Incarnations books, although I felt Under a Velvet Cloak went just a bit too far. Actually I rather enjoyed Macroscope, now that I think about it, I think I'll hunt down my copy.
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Bardmaiden - what Adept series is that? Did Piers Anthony write one?
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Old Apr 15 2009, 09:37 AM   #12
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That post by Bardmaiden was made in January 2005, Lanen, and it says inactive under her name. I think she hasn't visited this board a long time...

I also think she didn't mean to say that Anthony wrote anything in the Adept series, just that she liked the series.

Which brings me to the question you were going to ask Deborah for me: WHEN may we expect something new in this series? Five books isn't nearly enough!
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Old Apr 15 2009, 09:48 AM   #13
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Bardmaiden - what Adept series is that? Did Piers Anthony write one?
The Adept series:

Split Infinity
Blue Adept
Juxtaposition
Out of Phaze
Robot Adept
Unicorn Point
Phaze Doubt

I like that one, and his Incarnations of Immortality series:

On a Pale Horse
Bearing an Hourglass
With a Tangled Skein
Wielding a Red Sword
Being a Green Mother
For Love of Evil
And Eternity

I didn't realize there was a Book 8 - Under a Velvet Cloak until now, though...
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Old Apr 15 2009, 10:04 AM   #14
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Ah... thank you Shalyn. That's what I get for not checking my facts
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