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by Rhunt
Sun May 27th, 2012, 2:22 pm
Forum: Historical Nonfiction/Biography
Topic: Pen & Sword Military
Replies: 11
Views: 4156

Ah, I see they're not really a competitor to Osprey after all. They've got that "the only military history is British military history" approach -- the entire sum of medieval warfare was apparently Agincourt and the Wars of the Roses, for example.

A pity, I had high hopes briefly.
by Rhunt
Sat May 26th, 2012, 8:02 pm
Forum: Historical Nonfiction/Biography
Topic: Pen & Sword Military
Replies: 11
Views: 4156

Interesting ... so Osprey has some competition? Being a military history buff, I'll have to check them out. You do mention editing problems, though. Is this editing problems as in "typos" (which I don't care about) or editing problems as in amateurish, informal writing that's better suited to a high...
by Rhunt
Sat May 26th, 2012, 7:59 pm
Forum: By Country/Continent
Topic: Ramses-The Son of Light
Replies: 15
Views: 6917

A translator can really make or break a translated book. It's always been my opinion that the well-translated books are those which actually skillfully rewritten by the translator during the process. But then, I've always thought that language was more than just a set of symbols representing objects...
by Rhunt
Sat May 26th, 2012, 7:53 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Wish me luck!
Replies: 21
Views: 1597

I do believe that they're generally slow as molasses. Which, I suppose, is why I've seen apparently quite reputable sources recommending that you send your manuscript out to ten or twenty at once -- that the "one at a time" business is the relic of an earlier era that no longer really applies.
by Rhunt
Sat May 26th, 2012, 7:51 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Historical Novels are trash??
Replies: 32
Views: 3980

[quote=""Shield-of-Dardania""]I think this is what it boils down to. You need a certain level of interest in history as a subject in order to appreciate HF. And that Guy kid just doesn't have that, I don't think. It's so obvious. Now what kind of a name is Guy Stagg, anyway? It just sounds of the sa...
by Rhunt
Sat May 26th, 2012, 7:45 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from the wilds of Wisconsin!
Replies: 15
Views: 1225

Greetings from the wilds of Wisconsin!

Hello all, I hope your journeys through history are going well. I'm a long-time history fanatic (though I admit to being just as partial to well-written fantasy as to historical fiction) who is most interested in the Ancient, medieval, and Renaissance world. My tastes run a bit towards military fict...
by Rhunt
Sat May 26th, 2012, 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where Are You Now?
Replies: 1454
Views: 98183

In Victorian London with Sherlock Holmes, in a non-Doyle incarnation, surprised at how well the author captured the period -- with the exception of cigarettes being everywhere. It's a bit jarring --I know they had them, but at that time, I would have thought that a pipe would be more likely for carr...
by Rhunt
Sat May 26th, 2012, 7:18 pm
Forum: By Era
Topic: Bakumatsu era/Boshin War/Meiji Restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 2760

I highly recommend "Shades of the Past: Or, Indiscreet Tales of Japan" by Harold S. Williams. This is a collection of accounts about Americans and others first coming to Japan at the end of the Tokugawa era -- it's not a continuous historical narrative, but it is centered on the period you're intere...
by Rhunt
Sat May 26th, 2012, 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite HF Author?
Replies: 17
Views: 3510

Although there are a lot of good ones, I think I'm going to have to hold out for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, with his "White Company", "Sir Nigel", "Micah Clarke", and the like. Good old fashioned adventure -- and for a bit of humor, the Brigadier Gerard stories as well. Everyone remembers him for Sherl...
by Rhunt
Sat May 26th, 2012, 6:50 pm
Forum: Books by Historical Fiction Online Members
Topic: Guidelines and Additions
Replies: 76
Views: 26155

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