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Match 27: Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles vs Blood: A Southern Fantasy

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  • Match 27: Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles vs Blood: A Southern Fantasy

    Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles vs Blood: A Southern Fantasy
    Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles
    Blood: A Southern Fantasy

    The poll is expired.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is The Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

  • #2
    Blood was a tad too fragmented (intentionally so) for my tastes.


    • #3
      Blood for me.

      Both books I've only read once so far but Blood's the one I'm more interested in reading again and taking my time over.


      • #4
        Odd coincidence that these two should be going head-to-head, isn't it? Had Terraphiles been a 10th Doc novel it would have been a shoe-in; as it is I'm voting for it because it's a bit more accessible than Blood.
        _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
        _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
        _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
        _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."


        • #5
          Not a Dr Who fan. So it has to be Blood


          • #6
            Only made it half way through Terraphiles so its Jack,Sam and The Rose quite easily for me!
            "I hate to advocate drugs,alcohol,violence or insanity to anyone,but they've always worked for me"

            Hunter S Thompson


            • #7
              Not read Terraphiles, but absolutley loved Blood, maybe the fragmentary nature appeals to my slighty broken mind

              Artists, fortunately, rarely gain political power, though I have sometimes seen WWII as a squabble between two mediocre painters, extended to terrifying proportions.

              Michael Moorcock - from the Introduction to Before Armageddon


              • #8
                Two really good books.
                Blood is lots of fun, but as said, very fragmented and surreal.
                But then, Terraphiles is a bit surreal.

                Doctor Who, in part because I respect how it compares so much better than all the crap Doctor Who books thus far, and in part because I think, but its nature, it sticks together better.
                "Self-discipline and self-knowledge are the key. An individual becomes a unique universe, able to move at will through all the scales of the multiverse - potentially able to control the immediate reality of every scale, every encountered environment."
                --Contessa Rose von Bek, Blood part 4, chapter 12


                • #9
                  Just evil to make us choose between these! They are both so vivid. I'll have to say 'Blood...' though. Sorry, Doctor.
                  "In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro"
                  --Thomas a Kempis


                  • #10
                    Blood, but a difficult choice.
                    You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.


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                    • #11
                      Blood, no question!