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  • Academic Exercises
  • K.J. Parker
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  • 14 October 2018
  • 9781596066090

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Review Ì Academic Exercises E Emperor “ Amor Vincit Omnia” recounts a confrontation with a mass murderer who may have mastered an impossible form of magicRounding out the volume and enriching it enormously are three fascinating and illuminating essays that bear direct relevance to Parker’s uniue brand of fiction “ On Sieges” “ Cutting Edge Technology” and “ Rich Men’s Skins”Taken singly each of these thirteen pieces is a lovingly crafted gem Together they constitute a major and enduring achievement Rich varied and constantly absorbin KJ Parker is an author whose prose I ve always enjoyed on the other hand nobody else ever seems to have read any of their work and that is frankly a crime As such today we re going to talk about Parker s short fiction anthology Academic Exercises which doesn t reuire any knowledge of existing series to read through and is not to give the game away really rather goodThe text collects a variety of Parker s short fiction some of it has been available before in the form of novella eg Purple and Black an epistolary tale of ambition power and trust and some of it has even been made available for free in the publisher s ongoing magazine the marvellous Let Maps to Others discussing the value and necessity of document authenticity in a thick stew of revenge There s also a set of work I hadn t seen before which may well mean it s new it s certainly new to meSo what

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Review Ì Academic Exercises Academic Exercises is the first collection of shorter work by master novelist KJ Parker and it is a stunner Weighing in at over 500 pages this generous volume gathers together thirteen highly distinctive stories essays and novellas including the recent World Fantasy Award Winner “ Let Maps to Others” The result is a significant publishing event a book that belongs on the shelf of every serious reader of imaginative fictionThe collection opens with the World Fantasy Award winning “ A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong” a stor A Small Price to Pay for BirdsongA re read when I first read it I wrote I believe this is the second story I ve read by Parker and I m very impressed The Renaissance ish fantasy setting is rich and enjoyable but the meat of the story is in the complex relationship between two renowned composers as their fortunes shift Definitely going to seek out from this author Just ordered two books Loved just as much if not the second time around A Rich Full WeekAn adept is sent out by the Brotherhood to investigate and deal with a report of a village plagued by an undead It s not an unusual assignment for one in his position but it is his first time dealing with this specific kind of problem Excellent characterization thoughtfulness elevates this a good step above most tales with a vampire hunter confronts monster theme Amor Vincit OmniaRe read previously read in Strahan s 2011 Year s Best anthology wh

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Review Ì Academic Exercises Y of music and murder set against a complex mentorpupil relationship and closes with the superb novella “ Blue Gold” which features what may be the most beguiling opening lines in recent memory In between Parker has assembled a treasure house of narrative pleasures In “ A Rich Full Week” an itinerant “wizard” undergoes a transformative encounter with a member of the “restless dead” “ Purple Black” the longest story in the book is an epistolary tale about a man who inherits the most hazardous position imaginabl Academic Exercises is a collection of mostly short stories novelettes all apparently set in the same alternate world which seems uite like the Renaissance Italian city state era Many of the stories involve magic that is not magic just science that isn t entirely understood yet A couple of stories leave the magic out altogether Most of them also involve a institution of study of learning known as the Studium which can teach magic among other things And there are also a couple of fantasy related non fiction articlesOverall this collection was an entertaining read throughout Many of the best stories actually had no use of magic in them at all but we re just about people in slightly different world of oursA Rich Full Week This is a good enough fantasy story to start the collection It s close to being relatively conventional short fantasy fiction including some magic or rather mental powers of nat Wreck This Journal (Duct Tape) Expanded Ed. epistolary tale about a man who inherits the most hazardous position imaginabl Academic Exercises is a collection of mostly short stories novelettes all apparently set in the same alternate world which seems uite like the Renaissance Italian city state KVM - Mise en oeuvre d'une solution de virtualisation de serveurs entirely understood yet A couple of stories leave the magic out altogether Most of them also involve a institution of study of learning known as the Studium which can teach magic among other things And there are also a couple of fantasy related non fiction articlesOverall this collection was an Faded Glory Airline Colour Schemes of the Past entertaining read throughout Many of the best stories actually had no use of magic in them at all but we re just about people in slightly different world of oursA Rich Full Week This is a good The Perfect Puppy: Take Britain's Number One Puppy Care Book With You enough fantasy story to start the collection It s close to being relatively conventional short fantasy fiction including some magic or rather mental powers of nat