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ot: Andre Norton e-book deal!

Jan. 14th, 2019 | 10:53 am
mood: tiredtired
music: Joe Giacoio--Sticks And Stones
posted by: filkferengi in sounis

The Five Senses set [3 books] is 1.99!
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-five-senses-set-andre-norton/1127119442 and

I don't know about elsewhere.

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QT Reflections and Sign-ups for TaT Re-read!

Jan. 9th, 2019 | 05:39 am
posted by: ninedaysaqueen in sounis

Since I don’t see any objections to my proposed plans to celebrate the upcoming release of The Return of Thief (thanks for the feedback, BTW), let’s move forward with the organizing!

In order to give us some direction during the “reflections” portion that will be covering the first four books in the series (if you’re already confused as to what I'm talking about read THIS first), I wanted to come up with a set of questions for us to answer each week. The idea being that we'll do a set of these each week for each book, but the questions will remain the same.

Here’s what I got so far…

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Please, let me know if you have ideas for questions or don't like any of these. We’re set to begin reflections for The Thief on Sunday, January 20th, so in a couple of weeks we’ll get started. It’s hard to believe RoT is out there somewhere being edited and all that stuff!

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If you’re planning to re-read/skim the QT series before the final chapter hits (or steals) the shelf, I hope you'll decide to join us!

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ot: Wee Free Men on sale

Jan. 7th, 2019 | 09:45 pm
mood: jubilantjubilant
music: Irish Celtic Music Podcast--391--Year Of Irish & Celtic Women
posted by: filkferengi in sounis

This other Pratchett favorite is 1.99 as well!

https://www.amazon.com/Wee-Free-Men-Discworld-Book-ebook/dp/B000R33QWY and


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Chat to begin shortly!

Jan. 6th, 2019 | 06:37 pm
posted by: ninedaysaqueen in sounis

Just a quick heads up, everyone. We have a live chat starting in about a half an hour.

Ring in the new year with your fellow reprobates in the Conspiracy Room. Password is HERE.

Hope you can join us!

EDIT: Did you miss the chat? You can always catch up by reading the backlog. We'll have a chat again soon!

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Not Spite or Friendship: An Attempt at Guessing Attolis’s Underlying Machinations

Jan. 5th, 2019 | 07:54 am
posted by: terri_testing in sounis

We readers learned, at the end of Thick as Thieves (TaT), the real reason why Gen stole Kamet from Nahuseresh: 

“It wasn’t spite or friendship,” I said, glancing sideways at the king…. This was why I had been brought from the Empire, and this was why the Namreen had hunted us so relentlessly.  Not because Nahuseresh had been murdered, but because the emperor feared I could tell the king of Attolia where he was hiding his navy.” (TaT)

Just as, at the end of The King of Attolia (KoA) we found out the real reason why Gen decided to interfere with young Costis’s life.  Not spite, and not black humor, as Costis had thought throughout the book.  Policy.

“Sometimes, if you want to change a man’s mind, you change the mind of the man next to him first…. Archimedes said that if you gave him a lever long enough, he could move the world.  I needed to move the Guard.  I needed to move you [Teleus].” (KoA, p. 381)

Gen said this, so it must be true.  Right?  In the denouement, no less.  It’s not like Gen ever is known to state untruths or partial truths, or Turner to mislead her readers. 
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ot: Going Postal on sale

Jan. 4th, 2019 | 09:32 am
mood: jubilantjubilant
music: Mormon Tabernacle Choir--Hallelujah Chorus
posted by: filkferengi in sounis

I know it's 1.99 at these links; I don't know about elsewhere.




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The Year of the Thief!

Jan. 1st, 2019 | 05:16 am
posted by: ninedaysaqueen in sounis

Happy New Year's, everyone! The year of the Thief is upon us (that’s what I’m calling 2019 from now on), which means it’s the right time to discuss plans for celebrating the release of the final book in our favorite series!

Also, let’s start the year off right with a chat next Sunday. It’s been a while! We can discuss all of our most recent RoT theories and scheme about our plans to celebrate the book’s release.

So, join us in the Conspiracy Room for some New Year's punch Sunday, January 6th at...

5pm Pacific Time
6pm Mountain Time
7pm Central Time
8pm Eastern Time

For other time zones, visit the World Clock. Password is HERE.

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RoT Cover Analysis

Dec. 31st, 2018 | 03:36 am
posted by: ninedaysaqueen in sounis

At the risk of being controversial, this is probably my favorite cover yet--the striking color, the volcano, the elephant, the gold lettering. This cover promises that RoT will wrap up a lot of loose ends, but it also seems to contain some clues that deserve discussing.

All of the previous covers in this set have details referencing events in the individual stories. Granted, some are more vague than others (I’m looking at you, heron in the tree on the KoA cover.) and some are symbolic. Thus, the covers are subtle enough to not spoil anything, but still good at giving hints of what’s to come.


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Okay, thoughts and opinions?

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ot: Bujold novella announcement

Dec. 27th, 2018 | 08:35 am
mood: jubilantjubilant
music: Mormon Tabernacle Choir--Hallelujah Chorus
posted by: filkferengi in sounis



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Merry Christmas!

Dec. 25th, 2018 | 07:19 pm
posted by: eachase in sounis

If, like me, you live south of the Mason Dixon line and researched every stop on the book tour for Thick as Thieves, but could not quite justify the cost of airfare, and a hotel (or the prospect of "sleeping" in the airport), and a rental car (or Uber) required to get to any of the events, the following entry on the North Texas Teen Book Festival website may be of interest to you:



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