Greetings all, it’s Geeky Book Chat Friday, which extra added Friday! Yes!
I am quite pleased it’s Friday, as you might have guessed. Okay, usual set up: a bunch of questions, book and/or geek culture related, let’s all have a chat in the comments.
Some interesting suggestions for discussion points on twitter this morning (some more cheese related than others) Feel free not to answer every question, but do chatter freely:
Non-human races in fantasy: your orcs, your elves, your anthropomorphised bat people. They’ve always been a big part of fantasy in the past, but with the upsurge in “grimdark” we might be seeing less of them. Is this good or bad?
Give me your favourite animal companions. Well, don’t give them to me, tell me who they are.
The sexy ghost scene in Ghostbusters: why was Dan Akroyd’s character in military uniform? DISCUSS (stolen from @mygoditsraining, but I really do need to know this)
I’m re-reading Men at Arms at the moment, and when I mentioned this on twitter I was pleasantly surprised by the waves of love from all directions. Your top five Discworld novels, please.
I also finished the excellent The City’s Son by Tom Pollock this week. I love books set in London, me, but what are the best genre books set in other cities?
Bonus question: Pacific Rim trailer – big HELL YES or big HELL NO?