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Match 2: City of the Beast vs The Final Programme

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  • Match 2: City of the Beast vs The Final Programme

    City of the Beast* vs The Final Programme

    *Alternative Title: Warriors of Mars
    City of the Beast
    The Final Programme

    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
    Tricky one for me: went with JC in the end but it was a close call.


    • #3
      it just gets harder, but Jerry this time for me

      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


      • #4
        I thought this was one of the easier ones! JC for me.
        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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        • #5
          TFP as it was my introduction to all things Jerry and i still get excited when it comes round to re-read time!!
          "I hate to advocate drugs,alcohol,violence or insanity to anyone,but they've always worked for me"

          Hunter S Thompson


          • #6
            I'm voting for the underdog City because I was surprised how much I enjoyed it when I finally read it, whereas TFP, though probably the 'better' novel, left me feeling a bit flat when it finished.
            _"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."


            • #7
              I hit the wrong button. But as Final Programme should have this one in the bag, I guess I won`t worry about it. FP is great, and I never liked the Kane books all that much.
              "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


              • #8
                We'll tweak the results if there is any risk of this one going to the wire Jason.
                As you say, I rather doubt it will prove necessary.