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ISBN: 0671878476
Author: Michael Shea
Language: English
Publisher: Baen; 1st edition (October 1, 1997)
Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.4
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Mines Of Behemoth has Nifft and his pal Barnar decending into the titular mines on a mission to gather a liquid from giant .

Mines Of Behemoth has Nifft and his pal Barnar decending into the titular mines on a mission to gather a liquid from giant insects. Naturally, once at work, they find further trouble to get into by descending into Hell itself. Such close proximity to Hell leads to subtle changes in their personalities. To fans of Nifft ( . anybody who has ever read one of his adventures) this book is a must read. At least two or three times. If there is one thing Michael Shea is horribly guilty of, it's not writing enough! His stories are far too few. As I am reading one of his works, I frequently look with dread at the constantly shrinking number of pages.

Mines of Behemoth book. Michael Shea totally understood the spirit of sword and sorcery unlike any other modern author. When reading the Nifft books, for example, I feel like I'm in the middle of a living Frank Franzetta painting. With Mines of Behemoth, he cranks it up to 11. When coming up with this insane shit, he must have had smoke coming out of his ears as he furiously wrote it down in blood.

This is a work of fiction. BAEN BOOKS by Michael Shea. The Incompleat Nifft. Nifft the Lean & The Mines of Behemoth). The A'rak (forthcoming). Running Away With the Circus

This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form. A Baen Books Original. Baen Publishing Enterprises. Running Away With the Circus. an introduction to. Michael Shea's Nifft the Lean.

Michael Shea (author). Nifft showed that Shea had developed the exotic style of Vance and Clark Ashton Smith, plus the ingenuity of Fritz Leiber's Gray Mouser stories, to produce an extravagant quest novel  . Shea continued the adventures of Nifft in The Mines of Behemoth (Baen, 1997), serialised one year earlier in the Algis Budrys magazine Tomorrow Speculative Fiction, and in a novel The A'rak (2000).

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Nifft the Lean and his companion-in-arms, Barnar Hammer-Hand, were often lucky. This is the question I ask myself. While Shea's character Nifft adventures in a Sci-Fi/Fantasy world, I would really characterize it as horror. And some of the best horror I have ever read. Now, when Shea tries to write pure horror, it IS the best I have ever read (Fat Face, I Said The Fly).

III. If we are still to manage deeds that shine, We must be up and doing them. I've heard Behemoth workers nurse or feed in some way at the flanks of the Queen, but I have also heard that same notion mocked as myth. It smacks of myth to me," Barnar said. Who's ever been in a Royal Brood Chamber and seen a Queen?

MICHAEL SHEA was born to Irish parents in Los Angeles, California, where he frequented Venice Beach and the Baldwin Hills for their wildlife.

MICHAEL SHEA was born to Irish parents in Los Angeles, California, where he frequented Venice Beach and the Baldwin Hills for their wildlife. After attending UCLA on the advance-placement program while still in the tenth grade, he made his way to UC Berkeley for the wildlife there during the Time of Troubles. He hitchhiked across America and Canada twice, and at a hotel in Juneau, Alaska, chanced on a battered book from the lobby shelves: The Eyes of the Overworld, by Jack Vance.

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Novels: A Quest for Simbilis, Nifft the Lean, The Arak, Behemoth, Color Out of Time, In Yana Touch of the Undying, The Extra. Collections: Polyphemous (Arkham House), The Autopsy and Other Tales (Centipede Press), Copping Squid (Perilous Press). Many novellas and short stories.

Shipwrecked en route to their new job working in the perilous Costard sap mine, Nifft the Lean and his partner, Barnar Hammer-Hand, join forces with Bunt, who offers them a lucrative reward if they can bring him some of the precious fluid from the mine. Original.

Comments:

Moronydit
My first exposure to Michael Shea was in 'Nifft the Lean'. It is an excellent book which throughly grabbed my imagination. I looked forward to more Nifft stories. Unfortunately, 'Behemoths' is nothing like the former book. It is written in the first person in a very stilted style which I found difficult to read. Or maybe what I found difficult was believing that this was the same Nifft protrayed in the earlier work? In either case before I got very far into the book I was wishing a fatal accident on Nifft or his companion. Anything to end the incipid dialogue.
For those who want to read Michael Shea at his best go pick up 'Nifft The Lean'. Leave this one to collect dust.
Juce
Good fun but you don't need to buy it if you get 'The Incompleat Nifft' Mines of Behemoth is part of that book as well as Nift the Lean.
Ytli
It ain't fair THE MINES OF BEHEMOTH gets short shrift in the Nifft canon. The novel is an almost calisthenic display of the imagination. I felt like I was riding on the back of one of those giant ants hurtling along at 100 mph. Shea's combination of quick pacing, his awe-inspiring command of the English language and the endless horrors he transports from his mind to paper so well make THE MINES OF BEHEMOTH an intensely imaginative work. Shea is compared to Lovecraft and Vance, but he uses their influence as a mere starting point in his fiction; he might be several streets up from either of them, mostly because they're so old school. I'm sure Clive Barker influenced Shea too, both deliver the visceral goods, writing eloquently while doing so.

MINES rivals 'Fishing of the Demon-Sea' as far as I'm concerned as the best of Nifft. So go ahead and try it, you just might like it. I'd ask are you scared it might bite you, but there's no telling what grisly beastie will slither out of the cracks of a Michael Shea story.
Shazel
Having read the classic "Nift the lean" I licked my lips with anticipation when I heard that there was a sequeal/prequeal.I opened the pages expecting something akin to "The Demon Sea" sadly that was not the case. I found the writing surprisingly difficult to read lacking the usaul Jack Vance verve and wit combined with a Clark Ashton Smith imagery. Still other Michael Shea fans may disagree, how ever for me it was disappointment becaue I know Michael Shea is an exceptional writer.
Zamo
This is the question I ask myself. While Shea's character Nifft adventures in a Sci-Fi/Fantasy world, I would really characterize it as horror. And some of the best horror I have ever read. Now, when Shea tries to write pure horror, it IS the best I have ever read (Fat Face, I Said The Fly). Mines Of Behemoth has Nifft and his pal Barnar decending into the titular mines on a mission to gather a liquid from giant insects. Naturally, once at work, they find further trouble to get into by descending into Hell itself. Such close proximity to Hell leads to subtle changes in their personalities.

To fans of Nifft ( I.E. anybody who has ever read one of his adventures) this book is a must read. At least two or three times. Shea is the type of author writes stories that affect you long after you read them, as certain realizations set in only upon consideration after the story is finished. The best example of this is his horror novella I, Said The fly. The horrors within that story are really only hinted at. But yet, it is one of the most "horrific by implication" stories I have ever read.

If there is one thing Michael Shea is horribly guilty of, it's not writing enough! His stories are far too few. As I am reading one of his works, I frequently look with dread at the constantly shrinking number of pages.
Gozragore
Shea is one of the most underappreciated fantasy authors alive. This book will delight serious fans of the fantastic with its outrageous landscapes, bizarre creatures, vivid prose and plentiful black humor. Don't miss it.

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