How did you discover ... ?

Thu Jun 13 21:43:49 PDT 2002

Thomas Yan wrote:
> I'm curious.  How did you discover Steve's books, and how did you
> learn of this mailing list?
> - tky

     I discovered Steve's books when a co-worker at Borders  recommended
Jhereg to me. At the time,1992, it was easier to come by most of the other
books which I eagerly read finishing the backlist and then as they came out.
I have reread all of them at least once, usually right after finishing them
the first time. I read them again, lingering rather than racing through to
"see what happens."
    After a new book comes out I wind up flipping through the earlier books
to pick up threads  mentioned in the new book and get sucked right into
the earlier books, so I wind up reading large chunks of the earlier books.
The Khaavren romances were especially deadly for that.
    For some reason I also have a vague memory of The Hat being a factor in
picking up Steve's books, as in "Anyone who wears a hat like that around
either writes good fantasy books, or is really weird, or (hopefully) both."
    It would be great to be able to discuss the Liavek books as well since I
like that world quite a bit. But after five years of checking each used
bookstore I
come across I've only managed to get three volumes (and I think one is from
Ebay) so
that could be problematic for those of us who don't have all the books.
    I learned about the website from seeing the announcement on Steve's
site, which I discovered from his infrequent posts on rasfw and rassef,
where I lurk occaisionally. As others have mentioned it's great to be on a
list for an author where he's a contributor!