Hola all. I’m C. Robert Cargill, author, screenwriter, former film critic, overly enthusiastic Warhammer fan, and longtime redditor. My new book is DAY ZERO, the story of a robot nanny on the eve of the robot apocalypse who has to decide between joining the robot revolution or protecting the life of the child he has been programmed to love so dearly. The book is out Tuesday in the states and available everywhere else in the English-speaking world now. You guys know the drill – movies, books, writing, producing, whatever – ask me anything!
I’ll be back at 4PM to answer your questions!
While I appreciate and value the narratives of people and of characters in their journey to move to the West for whatever reason, I want to read about the stories of the people who stay home.
I want to know about and read the stories (albeit fictional) of people from Zimbabwe or Nigeria or India or Vietnam who are set there. And of course, I would much prefer if they were written by the citizens of their own countries.
Please give me your best recommendations.
EDIT: Wow, I did not expect to have so many suggestions. Thank you so much to everyone who commented. I’ll make sure to go through each and every one.
Hi everyone! It's time for another one of r/Fantasy's big lists!
The voting has now closed Thanks to everyone who voted. We will work on putting together the results, but it will take at least some amount of time.
Back after a short absence - r/Fantasy's Top Novels poll. I know some of you have been waiting patiently for this. Who have you been reading? Any new favorites? Have a classic you think is great? It's time to vote for it!
Okay, on to the part that matters most - how to vote!
1. Make a list of YOUR top TEN favorite books/series in a new post in this thread
Just post your top ten series or individual books. If the book is part of a series, then we'll count is as the series. For example, if The Dream Thieves is your favorite Raven Cycle novel, it'll be a vote for The Raven Cycle, so please try and list the series title. If the book is standalone, (for example The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune), it'll be listed by itself.
2. Only one book from any single series, please, with a few exceptions
Everything in the same world will get one entry. Realm of the Elderlings, Inda, Riyria, Broken Empire, Wars of Light and Shadow, Earthsea... you get the idea.
Books that are only barely set on the same world won't be clumped together, for instance things like The Lions of Al-Rassan and The Sarantine Mosaic.
That said, in the end I'll be deciding on a per-case basis, though the previous list is a good guide for what things will be grouped together.
3. Please format your voting posts correctly.
The votes will be tallied with a script, so proper formatting is especially important to ensure it all goes smoothly. Incorrectly formatted votes will not count. The mods are going to be lenient with warnings and will help you fix it, but ultimately your vote is your responsibility.
To format correctly:
Put each vote on a new line. To do so, keep a blank line between every vote OR put two spaces before pressing enter. Making it a bulleted list is fine and likely easiest if you're using New Reddit.
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**PLEASE take the time
My name is Caitlin. I am 28 years old. And I’m ready to answer all your questions.
I am excited that I officially released my debut young adult novel, The Silent Summer (a summer love story), on May 28th! It has been a long-time coming. I’ve wanted to be a published author pretty much my whole life. It’s available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play Store, and Kobo.
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Standalone fantasy novels revolving around Gods and the contemporary/modern world. Or just fantasy interacting with urban spaces.
I came across this randomly and it seems to be a common statistic cited in writing circles, but there's never a source. At least as far as I can tell. Part of me just wants to accept it as true because it makes me feel that much more encouraged to finish my novel, but it might be bullshit. In any case I'm just curious if this is based on anything empirical.
I love reading, always have, but after being laid off and not reading on my commute, I stopped for a good 6 months. I look at my home library of novels next on my list and am overwhelmed.
Fortunately, Little Libraries are popular in my area, and I have picked up several whodunit thrillers, adventure novels, and horror books. I am currently reading "Cyclops" by Clive Cussler and couldn't be happier.
Don't judge anyone, nor yourself on their choice of literature. Sometimes we read to think, sometimes to emote, and sometimes to forget.
I’m just... ugh. Sick of the hypocrisy. This is mainly triggered by a review of the latest Darth Vader comic run which, as spoiler free as I can, ties into The Rise of Skywalker.
I love the Sequels (Rise is my favourite) and this comic run, yet everyone acts like this is Disney trying to do a patch job. Which is fine and kind of is, but the Clone Wars show is just as bad, yet it’s praised as the greatest thing ever (I love TCW too, don’t @ me).
The hypocrisy wears a bit thin. And it’s frustrating me.
Anything like I have no mouth and I must scream
He has a 15yo sister who is an avid reader and I would love a suggestion for her as well.
They are suffering through a traumatic divorce, military movement from country to country, and physical abuse.
Things aren't better yet, but the mom is separating from this lifestyle and working to build a healthy life for them as a single mother.
They are my neice and nephew and I will get to see a whole lot more of them in the next two months. I want to give them gifts that are meaningful and profound and solutions that they will find through story.
All suggestions appreciated
Edit: Thank you all so much for the wonderful suggestions! I have saved them in a list and i will have gifts for years to come. I really appreciate all of the support and kind words.
Also, thanks for the comments on how I worded the first sentence. Lol. Didn't mean to throw anyone iff.
By shocking, I mean disturbing or almost unbelievable content that makes you think. An example of the last book I read was “The Hot Zone” by Richard Preston.
Looking for autobiographies, true crime, or just any book that really makes you think.
EDIT: I am overwhelmed by all the responses I received! I have enough book recommendations to last me almost all year. I appreciate it and thanks for the award ☺️
So Godblight has been released now, and I'm sure at least some more of you are as keen as me and have already read it. What are your thoughts?
Personally, I really enjoyed the book. plenty of good action, enjoyable characters (I really liked Rotigus, Illyane Natasé and Felix), and most importantly it set up some great plot threads to follow up on later:
My favourite chapter was without a doubt the one where Guilliman, Illyane Natasé and Donas Maxim have a big discussion on what makes a God. Some fascinating lore-gubbinz in that one for us to pore over!
Guy Gavriel Kay's next novel will be called All the Seas of the World and will be published in May 2022.
The novel is set in "the world of A Brightness Long Ago," his previous novel. Most of Kay's fiction is set in that same world, starting with 1995's The Lions of Al-Rassan, but the announcement implies it may be set closer in time and space to Brightness, itself a prequel to 2016's Children of Earth and Sky.
The novel will be published by Berkley in the US, Penguin Canada and Hodder & Stoughton in the UK.
I’ve been lurking this sub for a couple years and have always loved y’all’s recs and discussions. :) but I am not proud to say that I’ve always been a little embarrassed when talking about liking any sort of romance books IRL — if asked what I’m currently reading and it’s a romance, I’ve sometimes even lied and said the most recent book of another genre. But there’s always something that makes romance my comfort genre and something I’m never tired of, and it’s not just the happy endings.
I was scrolling on tumblr today and found this post discussing the subject and was blown away because some of the commenters verbalized things I’ve never admitted to myself.
For anyone who doesn’t want to click the link, my favorite quote is:
“Watch how many romance novel protagonists fall in love with a man who happens to be rich or handsome, but she didn’t give in until his behavior changed and he starts mentoring her, or providing for her, or being gentle toward her, nourishing her, listening to her, appreciating her… I suspect romance novels are looked down upon not for being juvenile formulaic “beach reads” but because they paint a fantasy world that leaves men feeling uncomfortable or even emasculated. But whether you’re a Midwest housewife or a big city CEO, women who read romance novels just want to read about men loving women the way women are expected love everyone else—with a nurturing and protective form of unswerving loyalty. Great sex they don’t have to die for is also a huge bonus, but the *romance* part of the novel is genuinely more about the woman being appreciated (for her beauty or spunk or intelligence at first, and then for all of her by the end).”
I don’t know if this is something that will resonate with any of you, but I thought it was worth sharing.