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#1 2002-02-24 17:00:00

chamberk
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Child of an Ancient City

Twas my first Tad book, and coming back to it after MS&T and Otherland, I find it just as good as I remembered.  I also noticed the name of one of Tad's entrepreneurial ventures in his amusing bio - Telemorphix, anyone?  Hehehe... Tad is so cool.


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#2 2002-02-24 17:07:00

Damon
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Re: Child of an Ancient City

I loved the Tale of the Under-vizier Walid al-Salameh.  Fantastic, creepy, just right.


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#3 2002-02-24 18:49:00

Binbiniqegabenik
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Re: Child of an Ancient City

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Was that the one about the guy who could fly as long as he stayed morally in balance?


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#4 2002-02-24 19:09:00

Damon
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Re: Child of an Ancient City

SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS

Nope, this one was the one with the 'It is done, O prince', though the balance one was good also.


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#5 2010-11-04 12:26:34

Neemo
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Re: Child of an Ancient City

just ordered a copy :)

never read it before

 

#6 2010-11-04 16:01:50

Libra-in-a-roundabout-way
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Re: Child of an Ancient City

You'll like it!!! It's a great story!


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#7 2010-11-07 13:38:19

Olaf
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Re: Child of an Ancient City

The podcast STAR SHIP SOFA has a great audio version of Tad's short story online for download. But you can also listen to it directly on the site.

http://www.starshipsofa.com/20091028/au … -williams/


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#8 2010-11-16 20:09:23

Neemo
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Re: Child of an Ancient City

it jsut came in the mail...ao i need to finish calibans hour then read this book

 

#9 2010-11-24 17:09:50

Neemo
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Re: Child of an Ancient City

interesting book, but i knew what was gonna happen pretty much right off the bat, still it was a good book...though the undervizier's story was the saddest personally :haha:

 

#10 2011-03-16 12:19:34

Olaf
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Re: Child of an Ancient City


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#11 2013-08-19 10:19:53

daezer
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Re: Child of an Ancient City

Hey folks. Can someone help me understand the different versions of Child of an Ancient City? I know there was a story version and a novel version. I take it the 288-page version published by Tor is the novel. Is the version that appeared in Rite the same as the 137-page publication by Atheneum Books? 

Or is the Atheneum the same as the Tor?


Thanks!
David

 

#12 2013-08-19 11:31:07

Olaf
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Re: Child of an Ancient City

The version in RITE is the short story originally published in Weird Tales which has been reprinted in various anthologies over the years.

The novel length version was co-written by Nina Kiriki Hoffman and originally published by Atheneum in hardcover and Tor later did at least two paperback versions.  Tor used a very, very large print size that is why the pagination differs so drastically from the Atheneum edition. The Atheneum editon is certainly the handsomer edition, but the text is the same in both.


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#13 2013-08-19 11:55:55

daezer
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Re: Child of an Ancient City

got it, thanks!

 

#14 2013-08-19 11:57:31

Olaf
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Re: Child of an Ancient City

You´re welcome! And welcome to the boards!


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