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Swords, Sandals, Sex and Sin


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Margaret
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Interest in HF: I can't answer this in 100 characters. Sorry.
Favorite HF book: Checkmate, the final novel in the Lymond series
Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
Location: Catskill, New York, USA
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Postby Margaret » Wed November 3rd, 2010, 1:16 am

Did less "civilized" equal sexier in historical fiction of a certain vintage?


Totally! Who wouldn't go for all that hair and untamed lust for pleasure?
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Ludmilla
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Location: Georgia USA

Postby Ludmilla » Wed November 3rd, 2010, 1:06 pm

"Russ Whitfield" wrote:Hi Ludmilla - Gladiatrix came out on Kindle today.


That's good news. Thanks for the heads up. :)

Kate Quinn
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Location: San Diego, California

Postby Kate Quinn » Sat November 20th, 2010, 6:05 pm

Sorry to be late to the party - I just found this thread. Can't believe I missed it. So can I be on the SSSS list too, please please? Mistress of Rome has been accused of orgiastic tendencies, and there is definitely a barbarian.

annis
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Postby annis » Sun November 21st, 2010, 5:57 am

Lol! You'll have to chat up Joe at Glorious Trash who has the Toga Porn lists. It worked for Russ :)

chuck
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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Robert E. Howard

Postby chuck » Sun November 21st, 2010, 6:22 pm

"annis" wrote:I love Cohen the Barbarian and the Silver Horde! Interesting Times is one of my favourite TP novels.

Cealwyn, btw, is finding life much more peaceful since his escape from Carthage. Instead of the sexually voracious Tiratha, he now only has pirates, Roman press-gangs, the siege of Syracuse and the frustratingly virtuous Valeria to deal with--


I love most of Howard's novels..."The King of Pulp Fiction" .....He was good friends with H.P. Lovecraft....Lovecraft nicked named REH "Two Gun Bob"....must dig up some of novels.....Such a brilliant and complex author.....Has a interesting website.....BTW not a fan of the Conan Films....I think Hollywood needs to do a redux or take on some of Howard's other great characters.....

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Kveto from Prague
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Location: Prague, Bohemia

Postby Kveto from Prague » Sun November 28th, 2010, 7:39 am

"chuck" wrote:I love most of Howard's novels..."The King of Pulp Fiction" .....He was good friends with H.P. Lovecraft....Lovecraft nicked named REH "Two Gun Bob"....must dig up some of novels.....Such a brilliant and complex author.....Has a interesting website.....BTW not a fan of the Conan Films....I think Hollywood needs to do a redux or take on some of Howard's other great characters.....


Chuck,

If you havent read it, the "lord of Samarcand" collects all of REHs best crusader stories, which are far and away his best word (much better than his conan stuff, IMO)

there is also a good collection of his bran mak morn stories which feature the picts and romans. a bit of sorcery invoved there makes them more fantasy. Worms of the earth is a classic revenge gone too far tale.

chuck
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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Postby chuck » Sun November 28th, 2010, 2:57 pm

Thanks.....I will definitely add to my TBR pile.....
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Daren Mavros
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Stoked

Postby Daren Mavros » Thu January 13th, 2011, 2:38 am

Wow, I know I'm late to this thread, but I'm so excited about this list...I immediately put half of the books on my wish list! I love historical accuracy with a good helping of wayward human drama. Kate Quinn--LOVED your Mistress of Rome, btw.

Anyone know of any yarns featuring Scythian or Sarmatian characters?

annis
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Postby annis » Thu January 13th, 2011, 3:04 am

Can't think of any which fit into the SSS&S category, but Gillian Bradshaw's Island of Ghosts is an old favourite of mine, and features Sarmatian horsemen co-opted as auxiliaries in Roman Britain. Christian Cameron's Tyrant novels, especially the first two, Tyrant and Tyrant: Storm of Arrows strongly feature Scythians during the time of Alexander the Great.


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