Sterling E. Lanier Message Board
pat Quinn posts on 9/4/2005 7:37:22 PM
I am also a Heiro fan having read the first two books over 20 years ago and have just re-read them. I am also suprised that publishers don't understand the gold mine from some of the older writers who have written some great si/fi/fantasy in the past.
A new writer, e.e. Knight (vampire series) has some great simalarities to the Heiro books in writing style. What surprises me the most is that 2004/2005 will most likley some day be known as the years of the fantasy as There are so many hard back books coming out soon or recently came out including R. Jordan, GRR Martin, D. Gemmel, R. Feist, K. Kerr, Tad Wiliams, Greg Keyes, Terry Brooks and Steven Erikson, etc.
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Besides Lanier some other Authors who I would love to see finish their worlds (i.e. should comtinue writing) are Gene Lancour (Dirshan), Mark Perry (morigu), Roland Green (wandor - fifth book) ,Paul Zimmer (who has passed but whom was claimed to have finished one last book in his series. He also has a series of short stories about his creation that should be published just like Night Shade books did for Wagner's Kane series).
Why arn't publishers realizing that there are great writers from the 70,80,90's who could be bringing revenue. The Tolkien movies and Harry Potter have created a whole new generation of fantasy readers who are spending money on these types of books. Plus, some of us (readers) in our 40's & 50's who have some disposable income, can afford the hardback books. We grew up with some of these writers and would love to see more books by them.
Anyway I hope that some publisher convinces Lanier to put out his third book of Heiro. It would help if the publishers also printed some of the earlier works of Lanier, Zimmer, Lancour, Green and Perry This is as good of Fantisy as anything out there today (in my opinon).
sunfiche posts on 8/23/2005 9:36:58 AM
There is no third volume yet. The prospects for one seem dim...see previous posts on this subject.
Dick Billington posts on 8/23/2005 4:51:10 AM
Has the author ever written or intends to write the third Volume in the Hieros journey series?
Chris Gorde posts on 4/25/2005 12:53:14 AM
Yes, I have both books for sale.
"The Peculiar Exploits of Brigadier Ffellowes" book that I've was printed in 1977 in Great Britain by Sidgwick & Jackson Limited. It has 159 pages, is in mint condition, and has the following stories:
"The Kings of the Sea", "Fraternity Brother", "The Leftovers", "Soldier Key", "A Feminine Jurisdication", "His Only Safari" and "His Coat So Gay".
"The Curious Quests of Brigadier Ffellowes" is a mint condition, first edition of ONLY 1200 copies, SIGNED book by Sterling Lanier and the artist, Ned Dameron. It was printed in 1986 in the USA.
This 254 page book has great illustrations, an introduction by the publisher, Donald M. Grant, and a fore/thought/word by Sterling Lanier himself, and has the following stories:
"Ghost of a Crown", "And the Voice of the Turtle", "A Father's Tale", "Commander in the Mist", "Thinking the Unthinkable", "The Brigadier in Check -- and Mate"
Regarding my prices for these books, I respectfully suggest that a proper internet search (This site prevents me from mentioning the most successfull search engine but it rhymes with "doodle") will provide you an idea of their value. With that being said, I'm willing to listen to (a) reasonable offer(s).
Thank you for your interest!
sunfiche posts on 4/24/2005 3:39:42 PM
You mentioned having both of the Ffellowes books for sale...do you still have them?
Mark posts on 1/28/2005 2:48:52 AM
I'm intrigued that the second Fellowes book is as recent as 10 years old. I always thought Unforsaken Hiero was S. Lanier's last published work.
BJS posts a grand solution on 1/24/2005 1:36:49 PM
War for the lot is about a number of animals getting together with a child and defeating the evil rats which wish to take over the wood known as the Lot as their rubbish dump is being invaded. IMHO The Brigadier books are worth checking out - about a chap who goes on various quests to various places, solving problems. The 2nd one is comparitively recent, written ten or so years ago.
Mark posts a message on 1/24/2005 1:06:19 PM
What's "The War For The Lot" about?
Are the Brigadier Fellowes books worth checking out? They were both written before Hiero, right?
Thanks in advance.
robert posts on 1/24/2005 8:45:53 AM
hey gang....just reread both hiero books for the 37th time since 1981...made me want to connect again... while still hoping that maybe, just maybe, the "HUBBLE" might yet find a copy of the third installment of hiero's story somewhere in the great distances of our universe, i take solace in the fact that i am not alone in my enjoyment and love of these classic books....I haven't heard anything of Mr. Lanier for several months so i was wondering if our friend from australia might know of any news of him....please inform....PER ARDUA AD ASTRA....robert
Chris Gorde posts a message on 1/9/2005 10:35:13 PM
This is a "dove tail message". I've also managed to acquire both of the Brigadier Ffellowes books as well (Curious Quests and Peculiar Exploits), albeit not signed but in perfect condition; morever, I'm preparing for a cross country move this Summer and I'm willing to sell them. If anyone is interested, I'm prepared to listen to offers. Thought I'd test the waters here prior to going the online auction route.
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