Questions tagged [stephen-r-donaldson]

This tag should be used for questions concerning American author Stephen R. Donaldson or his works.

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Gilden-Fire hardcover by Stephen Donaldson

Does anyone know which is the true first edition? The US or the UK? Thank you.
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Which direction do the rivers run in The Land?

I just finished a four-month binge-read of the first two Thomas Covenant trilogies, and now that I've finished all six books, I'm left with the feeling that one of the rivers is flowing in the wrong ...
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Did Donaldson say anything about the similarities between "Thomas Covenant" and "Lord of the Rings"?

I just finished the first volume in the first chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Lord Foul's Bane, and there are some resemblances or parallel themes to The Lord of the Rings that I found ...
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Did readers find the metaphysical questions Donaldson raised compelling? [closed]

This is, by its nature, a question about reader responses. I am trying to get an understanding for how readers have reacted to certain elements in Stephen R. Donaldson's fantasy writing. As such, ...
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What is the actual time relationship between the Land and our Earth realities?

In the book series The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, there is a clear time discrepancy between the Land's time and our Earth time. Roughly, between the first and second time Covenant ...
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Is the 7th of the Seven Words ever revealed and what are their meanings?

In the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Book 2, The Illearth War, chapter 17 "Tull’s Tale," the account of Lord Hyrim’s combat with turiya Raver is given, and we see him speak six words (...
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Was Elena ignorant or forgetful of "The Law of Death" when she performed her summoning?

In Stephen R. Donaldson's series The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Book 2, The Illearth War, chapter 25 "The Seventh Ward," High Lord Elena But she soon learns of the mistake: So the ...
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Is the Land real?

In The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the eponymous (anti)hero finds himself in the mystical realm known as the Land, which only he has the power to save. However, he is - let's be honest here - a ...
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Is there a place I can go to see the most science fiction and/or fantasy books sold of all time?

From the wikipedia article on Stephen R. Donaldson and his "The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever": The Chronicles were originally published as two trilogies of novels between 1977 and ...