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    Well, there *will* be a set. Only the first book...

    Well, there *will* be a set. Only the first book (alloy of law) of the second mistborn trilogy is out yet.

    Which, IMO, is pretty disappointing. It largely consists of the protagonists succeeding...
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    As far as I remember it never says in the...

    As far as I remember it never says in the prophecies that he has to die, only that "he will shed his blood" or something like that at Shayol Ghul. I always thought that Rand was a bit jumping to...
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    Wasn't that "bad" for Quantum Thief, but, yes,...

    Wasn't that "bad" for Quantum Thief, but, yes, Fractal Prince is a bit...strange.

    I also found the end kinda abrupt, with the "we'll use the previously unknown giant starship to escape" thing. And...
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    +1 to avoid Misspent Youth. Personally I like...

    +1 to avoid Misspent Youth.

    Personally I like the Night's Dawn trilogy more. The Commonwealth humanity feels too much like a slightly changed copy of the Nights Dawn Humanity IMO. Plus the living...
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    + to put that stuff (also posts 1080-1082) in...

    + to put that stuff (also posts 1080-1082) in spoiler tags, I would have been quite pissed if I hadn't already read it.

    Considering how many chars came back from the dead in that book having a...
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    You still do not get it, do you? The point...

    Proving her right.[/QUOTE]

    You still do not get it, do you?

    The point isn't that they do not like the medium. OF COURSE they do not like it. EVERY analog content provider does not like the...
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    An 'unofficial' ebook version is out as well. So...

    An 'unofficial' ebook version is out as well. So much for "lets wait 3 months with releasing the ebook because we do not like the medium".
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    Not exactly. The background is similar, but it...

    Not exactly. The background is similar, but it takes itself not as seriously.
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    Ah, yes, that reminds me, John C. Wrights Golden...

    Ah, yes, that reminds me, John C. Wrights Golden Age trilogy also fits here.
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    Yes, while the Laundry books are excellent, they...

    Yes, while the Laundry books are excellent, they really really do not fit the "hightech past-scarcity" scenario. They are essentially a present day agent parody with a bit of Lovecraft thrown in.
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    YouAreDoingItWrong.jpg A simple google for...

    YouAreDoingItWrong.jpg

    A simple google for "Iron Jackal mobi" gives me multiple download locations (which seem to be mostly down admittedly, but the chomikuj one works).

    Http ones, mind you,...
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    That one is contained in "Wireless" as well.

    That one is contained in "Wireless" as well.
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    It's a 4 book series. The story is still very...

    It's a 4 book series. The story is still very much not finished after the 3rd book and the title of the 4th is out as well (Working the Gods' Mischief).

    Regarding Black Company - there are (or...
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    For good old space opera I really liked James S....

    For good old space opera I really liked James S. A. Coreys "The Expanse" series. Who is, btw, the pen name of Daniel Abraham (who wrote a few decent fantasy books) and Ty Franck (who I never read and...
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    Yes, Stross is really good. Just reread...

    Stross
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    Wolfe doesn't count because it wouldn't be fair to everyone else.[/QUOTE]

    Yes, Stross is really good. Just reread Glasshouse, still excellent.

    What makes me downgrade Hamilton...
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    And that has what exactly to do with the topic at...

    And that has what exactly to do with the topic at hand?



    I do not really see how they do. You have to elaborate here.

    You seem to confuse what I wrote as defense for DRM. It isn't. All I am...
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    I am not discussing this, my argument is totally...

    I am not discussing this, my argument is totally independent from IP laws.



    But that isn't the case here. He has an intention of copying the work, just not right away. That is something rather...
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    Cannot agree with that either I am afraid. ...

    Cannot agree with that either I am afraid.

    Arguing that downloading non-physical goods is not stealing is arguing semantics, if I pirate something which I would have bought otherwise (or where...
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    Varcaus making oneliners and showing he does not...

    Varcaus making oneliners and showing he does not understand one thing nonshocker.
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    But that isn't the same thing. If they had...

    But that isn't the same thing. If they had licencing issues, technical problem or something like that, no problem. Annoying for sure, but it's not like they willfully planned it.

    However, with the...
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    Not really. If it had been released together with...

    He basicly proved her right.

    :TpTlk:[/QUOTE]

    Not really. If it had been released together with the physical book I would have already preordered it.

    And there likely will be a homemade OTRed...
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    For me the only plus of physical books is the...

    For me the only plus of physical books is the ornamental value, I prefer reading with a eReader over reading in a physical book, be it hardcover or paperback. Reading novels, that is, for something...
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    What makes it a rant are his constant reminders...

    What makes it a rant are his constant reminders in the intro text of each chapter, which in most cases says approximately "This all happened because we gave the EU too much power", not the scenario...
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    Too late, apparently he read them already. ...

    Too late, apparently he read them already.

    But, yes, I did not like them as well. You get seldgehammered "Big government is BAD" into you every other page and the protagonists are very shallow...
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    That was just some byproduct of his megalomania,...

    That was just some byproduct of his megalomania, "I can do it so why not?". The main point of his campaign was to avoid the truth about their holy book coming out because he feared it would endanger...
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