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Discussion in 'Archive: The Amphitheatre' started by Cushing's Admirer, May 20, 2011.

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  1. Cushing's Admirer

    Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost star 7

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    Anyone have recs for a book or series that has either a history or sci-fi slant that includes wolves or wolf-like creatures? I'm NOT interested in the dumb werewolf romance trash or the typical high fantasy magic shapeshifters.

    Thank you. :)
     
  2. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    A Companion to Wolves is an excellent fantasy that's kind of a deconstruction of the animal companion genre.
    Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow is all kinds of awesome.
    Wolfsangel by MD Lachlan has gotten good reviews.
    Robin Hobb's Farseer trilogy features a wolf, and there are direwolves in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series.
     
  3. DarthBoba

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    Wolfen is a good and modern take on werewolves by Whitley Strieber.
     
  4. Cushing's Admirer

    Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost star 7

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    Looked into these suggestions, thanks. :) Yet, none are to my taste. I'd prefer a story where the wolf is either guide, companion, or a hero...very rare I know. Maybe I'll just stick to my own writing so the wolf isn't seen as some sort blood-thirsty beast/monster.
     
  5. Mastadge

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    Which fits a couple of my suggestions, so could you be any more specific about what you're looking for?
     
  6. Cushing's Admirer

    Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost star 7

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    A story in which I won't read slash or that sex/violence isn't a major factor. :) Yes, I know, difficult. I like wolves, you see, and don't like how they're commonly protrayed as mindlessly savage and such.
     
  7. Mastadge

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    I'm right there with you. I like wolves, and one thing that drives me nuts in movies is when wolves are inserted as villains, especially in movies set in areas where there aren't wolves, with no regard to how wolves actually act. I hate the wolves are so popularly vilified.

    That said, sex and violence are part of life for wolves as for people, so I imagine finding fictions without them will indeed be difficult to find.
     
  8. Darth Dark Helmet

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    Wolf's Hour by Robert McCammon, basically its a James Bond story, if James Bond was a werewolf.
     
  9. DarthBoba

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    The Jungle Books also feature wolves as protagonists.
     
  10. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    What about "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London?
     
  11. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    The Fables comic book series by Bill Willingham features Bigby Wolf, the "Big Bad Wolf" of legend as one of it's main characters. He spends most of his time in human form but is definitely a hero rather than a villain.
     
  12. Cushing's Admirer

    Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost star 7

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    Dark Helmet: 007 style stories hold no appeal for me, thanks.[:D]

    Boba: The Jungle Books sound good. Would you please give me the author. :)

    Nevermind: Already read it. It was good.

     
  13. Nevermind

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    "The Jungle Book" is by Rudyard Kipling, which is available online:

    [link=http://www.literaturepage.com/read/thejunglebook.html]The Jungle Book[/link]

    How about "Never Cry Wolf" by Farley Mowat?
     
  14. Cushing's Admirer

    Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost star 7

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    Nevermind: Thank you. Both of these look great! :)
     
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    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    [link=http://www.pagebypagebooks.com/Jack_London/White_Fang/]"White Fang" by Jack London[/link]

    Online version.
     
  16. Cushing's Admirer

    Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost star 7

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    Nevermind: I read White Fang when I was young, it was good as well.

    I quit reading Jungle Book 37 pages in because I disliked the man-cub's manner. I didn't overly like him in the films, I truly don't like him in the book. I did like the old wolf and baggy, though. :)
     
  17. Nevermind

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    Then there's the "Wolves" series, starting with "The Wolves of Willoughby Chase"...it's alt-universe, though.
     
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