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    As an afterthought, does anyone know when HBO are planning to start showing Song of Ice & Fire or Preacher?

    Last i heard they are both "in development" - simply properties HBO has the rights too and some work has proceeded on, so a possible answer,in fact likely answer, is never. A few years away at the earliest if they happen. Judging by comments made by Ennis and Martian, Preacher is in more active development by far.
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    I re-read the entire series once a year. Every book is worth waiting for.
    • CommentAuthorNecros
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2008
    Robin Hobb is an excellent writer, I really enjoyed the Farseer Trilogy and have read bits and pieces of her later work.

    One High Fantasy Author I would recommend as extremely good is R. Scott Bakker: The Darkness that Came Before, The Warrior Prophet, and The Thousand Fold Thought. It is a complete trilogy, but I really hope he has some more to write about these characters. It is just really deep, epic worldbuilding of the best sort.

    I am going ot have to read the Song of Fire and Ice, series though I will admit to being leary of starting a series that isn't finished yet.
    • CommentAuthorElohim
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2008
    I like R. Scott Bakker too. Good old anticipation of the yearly release of his books...

    He is doing I think another trilogy and a set of short stories in the same world, roughly the same timeframe.
    • CommentAuthorVorn
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2008
    If you enjoy Martin try both Brian Ruckley "Winterbirth" and Joe Abercrombie "The Blade Itself and Before they are Hanged". Both are writing an interesting mix of politics, strategy and brutality.
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2008
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    A Preacher show! do I dare dream it could be good? When I heard they were doing a Ennis inspired Punisher movie
    I had my heart broken so badly I said I would never let myself be hurt again. Constantine the Movie!
    Still there are people out there who could do a good job. No I have been hurt to many times.

    Good catch Elohim about Redcoat. I forgot that Lassan was Sharpes kid. It was thinking of him as french that threw me off.
    Are there any other authors who do history as well as Cornwell?
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    "A Preacher show! do I dare dream it could be good?"

    Did you watch Carnivale? In particular the episode where Ben Hawkins finds his father's inbred redneck clan?

    If HBO can capture the atmosphere of that , they should do well with Preacher.

    "Always room at the table for kin."
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2008
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    The fact that it is HBO gives me a LOT more hope than if it was simply a movie.
    I difd not see Carnivale but I may have to check it out now that you have totally creeped me out.
    • CommentAuthorWilf
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2008
    Unsub - it might be worth you checking out Conn Iggulden's Emperor series (about Julius Ceasar). Similar to Cornwall in style, I found. He's just started a new series about Ghengis Khan, which is shaping up well, too.

    I've also recently read Steven Pressfield's Gates Of Fire (about the battle of Thermopylae that 300 was based on), which was very good - I believe he's got a few more out there, too.