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Mordeth
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posted 14 April 2004 03:42 PM      $post_id   Email Mordeth   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Ok people I am looking for a new series to start, mainly because I have read all the ones I own at least twice through and the WOT three times...

so I need some recomendations on a nice book or book series with no more than say.... 4 books, and I want something Sci-Fi, I enjoy fantasy but I also like sci-fi and I have read alot of fantasy as of late, oh and emperor Dune is too long I understand it is a great series and I will probably try to read it soon but I am not interested now....

post back with any good recomendations please

ps no star wars books (i have read my fill of those) and I already own all the Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow series


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Ashaman
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posted 14 April 2004 04:00 PM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ashaman   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
How about:

Isaac Asimov's
- Foundation series
- Robot novels (Caves of Steel, Naked Sun, etc.)

Arthur Clarke
- Rama series

C. J. Cherryh
- Faded Sun series

Stephen R. Donaldson
- Gap Into series


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Ishamael
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posted 14 April 2004 06:55 PM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Hmmm, I take it your looking for like, actiony sci-fi, as opposed to hard sci-fi?

Peter F. Hamilton's 'Night's Dawn Trilogy' is *very* enjoyable, lots of critical acclaim (including some by us!). It clocks in pretty huge though. Originally 3 books, it's now 6 stateside, with the first being "The Reality Dysfunction 1: (some obscure subtitle).

Very good.

Also, Alastair Reynolds series is excellent - dark but with some great creativity. The first book of the loose trilogy is 'Revelation Space', but you can also start with 'Chasm City', a standalone book. If you go to the site, under features there's some stuff on reynolds including an intro to the series.

Ash makes an excellent call with the 'Gap' series, again very good stuff. If you like a little more drama/action and not so much tech oriented sci-if, Margaret Weis' 'Star of the Guardians' series is great, first book is 'Lost King'.


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Drizzt Do'Urden
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posted 14 April 2004 09:36 PM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I second Peter F. Hamilton. Make sure to pick up A Second Chance at Eden as well.


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posted 14 April 2004 09:52 PM      $post_id   Email Elyas-Machera   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
These are both single books that are pretty cool:

David Brin: The Practice Effect, and, Heart of the Comet.

Practice Effect is just a short little interesting story that explores a world where objects don't deteriorate but improve with use. Heart of the Comet is amazing book that is very well written about mining Halley's Comet.


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Ashaman
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posted 15 April 2004 01:46 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ashaman   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Another series:

Larry Niven's Known Space - all the Ringworld novels + a ton of short stories. Not quite a contiguous series but there's several thousand pages of stuff w/lots of related characters & places.

He has another called Man Kzin Wars which was pretty good too. That one is almost a franchise & I think he even got some other authors to contribute.

James P. Hogan's The Giants series
Fred Saberhagen's Berserker series
Frederick Pohl's Heechee series

And laugh all you want, I thought L. Ron Hubbard's Mission Earth series was some damn funny SciFi.

[can anyone tell what kind of books i read?]

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Mordeth
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posted 04 January 2005 01:46 PM      $post_id   Email Mordeth   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
ok, I am on the fourth book of the Night's Dawn Trilogy. Hyperion Cantos is on my "to buy" list, I own but haven't read: "Forever War", "Forever Peace", and "Orphanage"

now can anyone recommend some books that.... well I like things that have some psychology and philosophy to them...

edited by Mordeth on January 4th, 2005


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