Would any of you be interested in doing a joint read of any of the classics over the summer, book-club-style? - Haven't really pondered the idea all too much, but this could be a nice joint exercise, and could lead to nice follow-up topics. I had been thinking, perhaps the first "Thieves' World" anthology, "Three Hearts, Three Lions", or maybe even the first few Lankhmar tales. Advancing around one section/chapter per week maybe wouldn't be too much.
I'm not sure I could keep up. Of the offerings, I'd vote for Lankhmar since I have an edition on my bookshelf in the "to read someday" list. Read Three Hearts Three Lions a few years ago (might still have it), no longer have Thieve's World...
I have little ones running around my feet so I second the feeling of not being able to keep up. I’ve been slowly plugging away at The Once and Future King and it’s taking me forever - but I’m enjoying it so whatever.
Still a section with threads for individual books would be nice to look into as I read my way through old school fantasy.
Also anything Lieber has my attention. I love those stories.
Instead of a book club, how about individual short stories? We could start with classics from Howard, Lieber, Smith, etc. or begin with some more literary works from, say, Nathaniel Hawthorne, like Rappaccini's Daughter or Young Goodman Brown. Or maybe honor the passing of Ursula K. Le Guin or Harlan Ellison.
Currently slogging through Shadow of the Torturer, but I'm always up for a short story.
Last Edit: Jul 3, 2018 18:31:43 GMT -6 by verhaden
Mmmmh. Very cool. Thank you. The "Gruselkabinett" series is basically comparable to "Mystery Radio Theatre". And the Madilip/BWB recording was pretty cool with the scares and the mood, but also... Pretty bland when it came to explain the ocurred even in the way that horror fiction does.
The Saga of Hrolf Kraki, tr. Stella Mills (sort of the prototypical “The Adventures of Beorn”) Star Trek: The Galactic Whirlpool, by David Gerrold The Fall of Gondolin, by Tolkien (thinking of recording an audiobook)
All in all on a big Middle-earth kick, though it was supposed to be Star Wars...!