Mass market paperback edition for R. Scott Bakker's Prince of Nothing

Finally, Bakker's first trilogy is available in the USA in paperback format!

Already available as such in Canada and the UK, it's about time that America fantasy readers can get their hands on these without breaking the bank! I'm not sure about the covers, though, which remind of of the old covers that Penguin Books Canada used for Guy Gavriel Kay's The Fionavar Tapestry.

I mentioned before that Bakker is not for everyone. But if you are looking for something different, something deep, and something that's head and shoulders above what is the norm in the fantasy market, then R. Scott Bakker's Prince of Nothing comes with the highest possible recommendation.

- The Darkness that Comes Before (Canada, USA, Europe)
- The Warrior-Prophet (Canada, USA, Europe)
- The Thousandfold Thought (Canada, USA, Europe)

With the Holidays just around the corner, you could ask Santa to get them for you! Or there are used copy that you can purchase on the cheap.

Whatever the means you use to get those books, read some Bakker!;-)

10 commentaires:

Anonymous said...

I've been thinking about delving in to this series while waiting for GRRM to finish ADWD...what about Baker is 'not for everyone'? Is there a previous blog post where you talk about this?

Michael N

Adam Whitehead said...

Pat, those aren't mmpbs. They are trade paperbacks.

Casey said...

Yes, smaller TPB's that I like the size of better...but TPB's none the less. They're also about $2 less than the first printing...oooh the savings.

Adam Whitehead said...

Oh yeah, the covers are actually the covers to the British editions of the books, but for some reason they've been flipped and the more realistic character shots have been cut out.

I lik the covers, they're meant to convey a sort of Bayeaux Tapestry-like look and that works quite well.

Anonymous said...

I thought these were completely boring and should have been called the Prince of Nothing Happening.

The equivalent of chick lit for men.

Anonymous said...

"The equivalent of chick litfor men"?!
Does chick lit involve complex philosophical concepts ? Does trying to understand it make your brain overheat ?
Either that was a very sexist comment, or you haven't read PoN at all.

Anonymous said...

I read it, and the philosophical concepts felt trite and overwrought.

I don't consider it sexist. Just calling it the way I see it.

Patrick said...

Michael: It's not for everyone because it's a bit too philosophical for some. Too "cerebral" to be considered mainstream...

Mind you, those who hold the series in high esteem do so for that very reason. While those who hate the Prince of Nothing dislike it for the same reason.

Give TDTCB a shot and see if you like it. If you don't, chances are that you likely will not get into Bakker. On the other hand, if you do, buckle up because it's going to be a sweet ride!;-)

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ediFanoB said...

after your reading your blog entry I have to think again about my Christmas wishlist. Anyway Bakker made it now to my shortlist.