I enjoyed it a lot. I thought Aslan did a great job of simplifying a lot of complicated material and research into a coherent narrative.
I'm half way through the OVA series and i love it, it only gets better and better. I'm curious, how do you like the english translation/adaptation from VIZ? I know that there is probably no way to check the accuracy but how do you feel about the release itself?Walter said:I've been reading the Legend of Galactic Heroes novels, which have been released (finally) over the course of the past year. For the uninitiated, LoGH is a sci-fi known primarily for its 100+ episode animated series (OVA) that ran from the late 80s-early 90s. The OVAs are based on a series of five novels from the 80s.
I'm two books in right now, and in many ways I like these books even more than the OVAs-- which is quite a lot. The Kindle editions are $9 each. So for those who have already enjoyed the animation, I'd say buying these is seriously a no-brainer. Though it's hard for me to say though whether going in cold -- novels first -- would be the best way to experience the story. I think seeing the character and ship designs of the OVAs first helps make things easier to follow, overall.
I'd call it a little unbalanced, overall. The dialogue sometimes feels unnatural, which could be the fault of the writer, but then there are these portions where the translators clearly got to play a bit with the similes used to describe the destruction of space warfare. I like that stuff, even if it's almost predictable at times.Kaladin said:I'm half way through the OVA series and i love it, it only gets better and better. I'm curious, how do you like the english translation/adaptation from VIZ? I know that there is probably no way to check the accuracy but how do you feel about the release itself?
That's not quite true. It's the last published book in TSA as of right now. But there will be a third series that Bakker is working on currently.XionHorsey said:I am now on the Unholy Consult, the final book for the Second Apocalypse.
From what exactly if I may ask? Just curious what compels someone to go from loving a series to rage-quitting over the span of one book. I myself feel rather mixed on this novel, but the actual text, story beats, tone or thematic exigencies weren't anything different than what I would expect of Bakker.XionHorsey said:LOL! I actually ended up rage quitting the Unholy Consult and will now the starting the Malazan series.
Really?—Interesting. So are you just talking about Kellhus making Proyas the scapegoat for the Cannibal Ordeal, hanging him on the Arobindant to die of exposure or are you talking about his actual death scene, the reunion with Cnaiur and then the mercy killing from Moenghus?XionHorsey said:Overall, I LOVE the series. I have no regrets getting into it and highly recommend it. TBH, I rage quit for reasons that had nothing to do with the overall quality and everything to do with my own biased/arbitrary reasons.
It had to do withand when I found out what happens afterward, I saw no reason to continue. Other characters were either no longer compelling enough or never were for me to go on.The death of Proyas and the way it happened
I read the ending though and tbh, I LOVED that.
FTR, he's the only author ever who got me to "tap out/rage quit". In other cases, I just lose interest/bored. Not this case. The rule of the slog is "no weepers" and I wept a great deal.
Pretty much all of it. I read up to the point to whereReally?—Interesting.So are you just talking about Kellhus making Proyas the scapegoat for the Cannibal Ordeal, hanging him on the Arobindant to die of exposure or are you talking about his actual death scene, the reunion with Cnaiur and then the mercy killing from Moenghus?