The Great Bakker Review Ordeal

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« on: April 17, 2016, 06:09:16 pm »
Hello, fine people of the Second Apocalypse :).

One of the more interesting and conducive threads at Westeros has been going on over the past week, which Wert and Pat, from The Wertzone and Pat's Fantasy Hotlist respectively, have made a great deal more interesting by offering their insight and support.

As per the thread, some Westerosi and I have prompted a discussion with Wert and Pat, regarding what we can do to help Bakker succeed, especially in this the crucial lead-up to a new release after such a long publication gap.

And the answer, it seems, is very little.

But that very little - our own limited agency - turns out to be remarkable easy.

Pat and Wert have both recommended that the fandom get its collective asses out there and start reviewing the previous books in the series. Do so on Goodreads, on Amazon, find SFF reviewers who might be willing to review TDTCB, who might be willing to repost their original reviews (good or bad), as they have done below, comment on those reviews...

Outreach, outreach, outreach.

As Pat said at Westeros:

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Bakker needs new asses in the seats. Not just our sorry asses! ;)

- The Prince of Nothing & The Aspect-Emperor by R. Scott Bakker: The Reviews That Come Before
- The Maps of R. Scott Bakker’s Second Apocalypse
- The Darkness That Comes Before: Review

Let's do this and safeguard our future readings 8)!
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2016, 05:46:14 pm »
E-mailed the following reviewers who had previously posted reviews of TDTCB and asked them to repost:

- Elitist Book Reviews
- SFSite
- Fantasy Book Review (failed email)
- SF Reviews
- Publishers Weekly
- Blog of Shadows
- Challenging Destiny (failed email)
- Sandstorm Reviews
- SFRevu
- Best Fantasy Books

Please post in this thread if you know of any and all other SFF reviewers who have or have not previously reviewed TDTCB 8).

Thanks, SA compatriots.
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2016, 06:02:29 am »
If anyone here posts a link to an Amazon review of any of the five books here I will mark it helpful


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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2016, 01:54:47 pm »
My next day off is tomorrow thankfully so I will put it on the ever growing list of things to do in my always shortening time. Thanks, locke.
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2016, 04:02:32 pm »
Reached out to another 15+ SFF reviewers who have not previously reviewed anything Bakker - this is where the task of an anonymous fan gets tricky, possibly futile, because I don't even have the book to send to the reviewer for free to put in their TPR stack...

Locke, I hope to get my goodreads/Amazon reviews up today as well.

If you have reviews, I will mark them as helpful as well.

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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2016, 07:57:55 pm »
Not sure if this relevant but this podcast (http://www.sfbrp.com/) has reviewed all of the TSA books and gave them very good reviews as far as I can recall.

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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2016, 02:36:18 am »
Yeap, totally relevant. Blackstone mentioned it to me after the latest Cast and I contacted Luke today. He was already planning on either re-releasing or reviewing again The Aspect-Emperor books before The Great Ordeal's release.

I'm also going to make a big post of all the reviews I can find in which I'll include links to Science Fiction Book Review Podcast reviews.
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2016, 06:25:46 pm »
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2016, 11:13:25 am »
“The thoughts of all men arise from the darkness. If you are the movement of your soul, and the cause of that movement precedes you, then how could you ever call your thoughts your own? How could you be anything other than a slave to the darkness that comes before?”

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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2016, 02:12:25 pm »
Thanks, Redeagl.

Every day I write down a list of ongoing tasks I want to accomplish. My reviews are on there (I can't believe I've never reviewed the series anywhere before - probably because I've very rarely purchased a copy online). I'll get them done soon. I will - no doubt - have lots of time banging my head off math textbooks upcoming next week.

Is anyone here good at math :P?
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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2016, 03:37:39 pm »
Thanks, Redeagl.

Every day I write down a list of ongoing tasks I want to accomplish. My reviews are on there (I can't believe I've never reviewed the series anywhere before - probably because I've very rarely purchased a copy online). I'll get them done soon. I will - no doubt - have lots of time banging my head off math textbooks upcoming next week.

Is anyone here good at math :P?
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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2016, 12:08:17 pm »
Sorry, Redeagl, I'll have to find this and look it up.

I only joined goodreads to join the Brain Science Podcast discussion there.
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« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2016, 12:49:03 am »
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« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2016, 12:36:45 pm »
Working on this. Two I found recently:

Chris Galford: The Great Ordeal Review
Danielle Maurer: The Great Ordeal Review

You know which review I am waiting for? Speculiction's.

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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2016, 12:46:53 pm »
That's really funny, Hiro. I just reached out to him last night, among some twenty other reviewers who have previously reviewed the series. He mentioned he was waiting for TUC but that he would bump up TGO. So coming sooner than later now!
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