Started by Hudson, Aug 19, 2014, 04:55:43 PM
Quote from: HuDaFuK on Feb 19, 2018, 04:01:59 PMYeah, I'd feel like a bit of a dick taking the whole lot off you But having just had a quick gander on Amazon, the cheapest I can find No Exit for is near enough 20 quid, with others going for significantly more than that, so if your offer's still good...I'd much rather have individual issues than omnibus editions, so sadly the new reprints don't much interest me.
Quote from: Hudson on Feb 19, 2018, 06:06:03 PMI know how you feel about wanting the individual editions too. I never had the Bantam Spectra books other than AvP Prey, so I just felt like tracking down the individual first-editions would've been pricier than getting the Omnibus anthologies. They do look kind of goofy on the shelf.
Quote from: HuDaFuK on Feb 19, 2018, 07:36:34 PMI assumed, "Buddha!" was an expletive, akin to us saying, "Jesus Christ!"An attempt to show that religion has changed and probably diversified in the future.
Quote from: Hudson on Feb 19, 2018, 10:33:17 PMMaybe this is just an indicator that I'm easily annoyed by things and should be more patient before misreading something.
Quote from: Hudson on Feb 19, 2018, 06:06:03 PMAfter a quick read (this might by my third read overall) I think I only have a couple gripes off the top of my head: 1.) I still don't appreciate all the human attributions laid onto the Predators. Any time one of them is described as "smiling," I felt this was inappropriate. I'm also iffy on their direct dialogue sounding so human. As impressive as the world-building is w/r/t the Predator society and the backstory of the principle character Dachande, a lot of this really detracts from the audience perceiving the Predators as "monsters," which is how they originated in media. They still come off as dangerous, for instance I think half the human body count probably comes as a result of Predator attacks, but the Predator 2 novelization did a fine job of portraying a civilized society without making the Predators come off as essentially Klingon ripoffs. Their culture still feels very familiar and human, as opposed to unfamiliar and alien. 2.) Does Ackland ever face any kind of consequences for being such a tool? It seems like the remaining human characters in the colony are just able to escape, which is detrimental to a sense of tension we get as a reader. Or did I miss something here? Seems like these people just drive away in RVs (sorry, AVs) and get away scot free.
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