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Tolkon
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posted 04 May 2004 04:58 PM      $post_id   Email Tolkon   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
im looking for a new or old book to add to my collection any suggestions i guess i would prefer older books....


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Mordeth
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posted 04 May 2004 05:17 PM      $post_id   Email Mordeth   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
the Dread Empires Fall series by Walter Jon Williams is excellent... so far... he only has two of the books written as of yet

Ender's Game, and Ender's Shadow are classics... I heard the offshoot series for Ender's Game is good and I know that the one for Ender's Shadow is ausome... i have read it twice through, with the only series I have read more being WoT


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Drizzt Do'Urden
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posted 07 May 2004 08:02 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Tried the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever? And even though they were just a spin-off of a game, I really enjoyed the books based on Myst. I believe there were 3. The Book of Atrus, the Book of Ti'ana, and the Book of D'Ni.


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posted 10 May 2004 08:32 AM      $post_id   Email shadowbrother 6   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Anyone who has never read 'Stranger in a Strange Land' by Robert Heinlin is missin some top grade action in the fantasy/scifi/philosophy arena. I also reccomend the Tales of Alvin Maker series by Orson Scott Card.


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Ishamael
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posted 14 May 2004 11:56 PM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Mmmm, never read either of those Shadowbro. They sound intriguing. I know OF Heinlen, and I've read analysis of his work. I watched Starship Troopers too

I was just scared that older sci-fi wouldn't really hold up to the newest cross-genre cutting edge stuff and all. I'm not really a fan of classic genre material. Like, Zelazny or Tolkien never really did it for me (please be kind).

I am curious about the 'Alvin Maker' stuff, as I only read Ender's Game, and a few related books by OSC.


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posted 15 May 2004 03:45 AM      $post_id   Email Antacid   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I never found Heinlein to be anything special... and i do like older sci fi too, Zelazny, Asimov, Clark...
Stranger in a strange land bored me almost to death.
A very good older fantasy trilogy is The Hed Trilogy by Patricia Mckillip.
The books are: The Riddlemaster of Hed, Harpist in the Wind, Heir of Sea and Fire.


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