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Pyperkub wrote:Thieves' World: First Blood (Encapsulates the first 2 Thieves' World anthologies)
Odin wrote:Pyperkub wrote:Thieves' World: First Blood (Encapsulates the first 2 Thieves' World anthologies)
Holy cow, I think I still have about a dozen of the original paperbacks in that series. I remember I liked it quite a bit - especially the way characters wove in and out of different authors' stories.
Zarathud wrote:I like space operas and world building, and science fiction and fantasy can provide compelling social commentary with a talented author. However, the people in Banks' books become minor players compared to his worlds. The narrative follows the smallest details of the environment and atmosphere, to the extent that the characters not only fail to develop but become more flat in comparison.