"The Demon's Apprentice"...the best book series you aren't reading

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Ian Keldon, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. JoeZhang

    JoeZhang Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Generally speaking when someone spells Magic with a K, it's a sign you don't want to be stuck in a lift with them.
     
  2. JD

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    Meh. It might be good but I've already got a ton of urban fantasy that sounds more interesting to me on my wishlist.
     
  3. Kegg

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    Not really. You may have not had the channel the show was on, you may have been unfamiliar with it or you may have felt mistakenly that the program did not appeal to you. That series can get reappraisals late in their run or after they're off the air is pretty demonstratable.

    And there's got to always be good TV shows you're not watching, somewhere. I mean I hear Forbrydelsen is great but I've never got into it. These things happen.

    Entertainment Weekly famously gave Star Trek: Deep Space Nine a variation of the phrase, which seems pretty deserved to me.

    The problem with the phrase is it throws down a gauntlet - it invites argument. And applying it to an urban fantasy littered with truly ridiculous names and concepts, well, it doesn't exactly sound like Neil Gaiman meets China Mieville.

    Yup. It's an affectation you can thank Aleister Crowley for, but then pop paganism and occultism is the go-to well for urban fantasy so I'm not that surprised.
     

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