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SF Match 1: The War Hound and the World's Pain vs Mother London

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  • SF Match 1: The War Hound and the World's Pain vs Mother London


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    The War Hound and the World's Pain vs Mother London
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    The War Hound and the World's Pain
    54.17%
    13
    Mother London
    45.83%
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    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
    I've honestly got no idea which title deserves to go through to the final. I mean they both deserve to go through, don't they. Aargh! Gonna have to think about this one some more.
    _"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."

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    • #3
      I've opted for ML here as it is a masterpiece!!
      "I hate to advocate drugs,alcohol,violence or insanity to anyone,but they've always worked for me"

      Hunter S Thompson

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      • #4
        As good as War Hound is, ML is better, imo.
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        • #5
          Mt pretensions to literariness have deserted me: the hound took it. It was that much faster, and yes, easier. Maybe I'm lazy deep down.

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          • #6
            There is a part of me that should be voting for the more literary work, but my other self thinks that Warhound is such a great yarn I have to vote for it.

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            • #7
              I plumbed for War Hound in the end though I won't complain if Mama London gets through instead.
              _"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."

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              • #8
                Mother London all the way!
                Warhound's good to though....

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                • #9
                  ML won awards for a reason.
                  Mother London was one of so few books that made me so sad when I got to the end, simply because I wanted more.
                  "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

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                  • #10
                    mL for it's unique plot structure, humane treatment of character, beautiful prose, and incredible landscape!
                    Kevin McCabe
                    The future is there, looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become. William Gibson

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