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Old Jan 11 2006, 08:32 PM   #1
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I'm obsessed with them right now. Here's some information, if anyone wants it.

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http://www.thievesworld.info/novels/12base.htm

These anthologies were edited by Robert Lynn Asprin and Lynn Abbey. Each book contains stories from the viewpoints of different characters, each written by a different auther. Sometimes they will even publish stories written by fans in the books.

Thieves World made it's debut in 1979 with the set of anthologies Thieves World. Since it's debut, there have been 11 more original Thieves World books. The last one was published in 1989, Stealers' Sky.

In 2002, Lynn Abbey decided to ressurect Santuary, and she did so, with the fan base cheering her all the way. The first 'new' book was the novel Sanctuary, which was published in 2002 by Tor Books. There are two other 'new' books, Turning Points and Enemies of Fortune. There also was a book, First Blood, which consisted of the popular stories from the first two original books, Thieves World and Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn.

Each book tells many wonderful stories, and draws you in to where you feel that you are in the book. That you are seeing the happenings as they happen, not just reading a bunch of stories some fantasy author wrote up.

Has anyone else read and loved these books? And if you haven't, I hightly reccomend them. They are some of the best works of fantasy i've ever read.

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Old Jan 19 2006, 06:50 PM   #2
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I read the first one and liked it - waiting for the second!
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Old Jan 31 2006, 06:56 PM   #3
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I have em all. I luv em all. I live for them all. I sleep with the set by my bed, right next to my Pern books.

Obsessed?

I think so.
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Yes, I've read and loved these books since I came across a Science Fiction Book Club Omnibus that had the first three books in it. That was oh 1981 or 82.

I'm glad Lynn Abbey brought Sanctuary back, such an interesting place.

Haven't got the newest one Enemies of Fortune yet, but it's just a matter of time until I get to a bookstore.
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Hey, this is so cool! I had all the originals and sold them as a set to a second hand store when I moved and had no where to store them any longer. I really had no choice...those weren't the only much loved books I had to give up at the time. : (
However, I had no idea that Sanctuary was resurrected...Thank you for that information, what a treat, I will now pursue those books as I have nothing great to read right now (except of course to re-read Anne's works)

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Hi Mal. GinnyStar(2) some else to look for when things are not so zany!
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