How did you discover ... ?

Thu Jun 13 17:12:24 PDT 2002

what strikes me as odd is that someone would want to get rid of Athyra at 
the book fair.

>From: Sander <dragaera at juima.org>
>Reply-To: dragaera at dragaera.info
>To: Dragaera list <dragaera at dragaera.info>
>Subject: Re: How did you discover ... ?
>Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 01:54:11 +0200
>Thomas Yan wrote:
>>I'm curious.  How did you discover Steve's books, and how did you
>>learn of this mailing list?
>Robin Hobb recommended them to me in response to a question about
>_vivid_ fantasy where forests weren't just green blothes on a map
>copy/pasted from a standard template but where the author actually took
>time to create his own world. (She actually regularly recommends Steve's
>books, but most of what she says when she does that we're not supposed
>to talk about where Steve can hear, so I'll wisely shut up now.) :D
>Uhm, anyhoo, that made me finally look up the books. I discovered that I
>had long ago read one of the Taltos books, but that was in my "going
>through all science fiction and fantasy authors in the library in
>alphabetical order" phase, so I sadly didn't even recall there was
>something to follow up on.
>I read Jhereg, and I read Taltos, and Dragon, and at that point I liked
>the books but thought they were all somewhat similar and would probably
>get boring if I read many more. *hides in shame* And then I picked up
>Athyra at a book-fair-event-thingumawhopper and discovered I'd been
>somewhat hasty in judging these books, and rushed through all other
>Taltos books I could get my hands on (still looking for Phoenix) and
>went on to the Khaavren Romances and...
>Somewhere around then I discovered Steve's weblog and got into the habit
>of checking back every few days. Then not too long ago I saw the list
>mentioned on the site and thought that since I already didn't have any
>time anyway, I might as well add another mailinglist, for how busy could
>it get? :)
>May you always find shade and water,

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