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Old 03-20-2012, 07:05 PM  
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Only Thread

There is a great thread in the lounge about Books in general, but to be honest, all I really want to read is Sci-Fi (including post-apocalyptic), and Fantasy.

In this OP I will compile every poster's top 3 Fantasy/SciFi suggestions if they give me them. I will try to keep the posters in alphabetical order in case you want to find someone's suggestions easier.

CP POSTER SUGGESTIONS

Baby Lee
1. Fritz Lieber's Swords Against series.
2. George R.R. Martin's SoIaF series [no brainer that will probably make tons of other lists]
3. Umberto Eco, Foucalt's Pendulum [a little more obscure/forgotten to make up for GRRM]

Frosty
1.Raymond Feist - Riftwar Saga
2.Terry Brooks - Shannara series (starting with the Knight of the Word books)
3.Tad Williams - Memory, Sorrow and Thorn

Huffmeister
(1) Dune - Frank Herbert
(2) The Stand - Stephen King (1000+ page unabridged)
(3) Starship Troopers - Robert A. Heinlein (checkout the song by Yes, too. lots of great bass)

Jawshco
1. "Book of the Long Sun" by Gene Wolfe
2. "Paradise War" by Stephen R Lawhead
3. "The Dragonbone Chair" by Tad Williams

listopencil
1. Edgar Rice Burroughs, any series
2. Robert Heinlein, everything he has written in chronological order (but read Starship Troopers first)
3. Doc Smith's Lensman series

vailpass
1. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume 1, 2A & 2B books are a gold mine for sampling the evolution of sci-fi. (below)
2.The Nebula Awards and Hugo Awards (selected yearly, pick a year)
3. Years Best SF Annual publication, pick any volume from 1 to the current volume 17
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I've been having trouble lately finding books that hold my interest for long (I currently have six or so books I'm in the middle of and just can't seem to get back into).

A while back, Amazon was running a special on Kindle books and I bought several on impulse but hadn't gotten around to reading them. I finally started one the other day and it turned out to be the first "can't put down" book I've come across in quite a while.

The book is "The Scourge". It is a story of a knight making his way across a plague ridden England during the 1300's. Only, in this story, the plague isn't the Black Death; it's a plague that turns its' victims into zombies.

Like "The Walking Dead", the tale isn't really about zombies (or the afflicted, as the book calls them); it's about how men deals with it and the resulting power void.

There is a second book called "Nostrum (The Scourge, Book 2). The final book of the trilogy is schedules for release this March. The second book is as good as the first.

The books were originally released as a serial and there are Author's Notes after every four chapters or so explaining the history of the time, whether the people in the story were real people or not and notes about the places in the story. I didn't find them distracting at all and actually looked forward to them.

Highly recommended.
I don't know if anyone bothered to check these out but if so, the third book is finally out.

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I haven't had a chance to read it yet but am looking forward to it once I am done with my current crop of books.
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A couple of days ago almost everything by LE Modesitt was on sale on kindle for 2.99, so I've just started reading the whole Recluse series. Not bad so far, through the first book.
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