Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Fantasy and Science Fiction Lit 2/08

The Adventures of Amir Hamza
SF author Elizabeth Hand recommends this as a "fantastical saga of the uncle of the Prophet..." she continues "For classi reference points, imagine a more exotic, populous, Eastern variant on Le Morte d'Arthur or Orlando Furioso..

"...contemporary readers might cite Isak Dinesen's Gothic stories...the Kai Lung tales of Ernest Bramah..Stephen Goldin's Parsina novels...Robert E. Howeard's Conan novels (for sloe-eyed enchantresses and numerous decapitations...Clark Ashton Smith's Zothique...or even J.K. Rowling's magnum opus (for page length)."

Sounds like it could be a good recommendation for readers who enjoy epics, classic sagas, fantasy sagas, or even mythology.

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