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Author Topic: Door-stoppers  (Read 1677 times)

Dan Whyte

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Door-stoppers
« on: May 07, 2010, 01:22:10 AM »
Hi all

Fantasy books are famous for being so thick you could use them to prop up a broken table leg, but now science fiction novels appear to be going the same way (Peter F Hamilton anyone?).

Just for fun, what is the largest, most heavy SFF novel you own or have seen?

Dan

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Re: Door-stoppers
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2010, 07:26:27 AM »
Add all of the Wheel of Time books together, make a paper mache mountain, and then tell me how much it weighs!

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Re: Door-stoppers
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2010, 10:58:09 AM »
The Hyperion and Endymion (Dan Simmons) omnibus editions are HUGE. Had to sit at a desk and read them because they made my wrists ache after a little while.

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Re: Door-stoppers
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2010, 01:20:43 PM »
The Robert Jordan books are even bigger per volume. With such doorsteps, who said reading couldn't keep you healthy by weight-lifting.

It isn't thought authors are paid by the word in novel-length.

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Re: Door-stoppers
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2010, 01:20:43 PM »