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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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Old 06-07-2018, 06:22 AM   #541
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I had to take time off after Memories of Ice. I just started House of Chains. I'm through the Karsa parts and I feel like I'm finding a groove again.

You will grow to love Karsa.

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Old 06-07-2018, 10:43 AM   #542
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I had to take time off after Memories of Ice. I just started House of Chains. I'm through the Karsa parts and I feel like I'm finding a groove again.
It started a little slow for me but it really picks up. Iíll parrot Duncan and say that youíre gonna love Karsa.
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Nice! I think youíll like Erikson. Some of his fans are a little iffy on GotM, though. My understanding is that he wrote it ten years before he started the rest of the series. I loved it, personally, but at least get through Deadhouse Gates before you make a decision on Erikson.
I finished GOTM. Good read, I like the world and character building. It seemed to try to cover a whole lot of ground and didnít flow real smoothly. Iím guessing the first book is largely expository and the series will settle in.

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I finished GOTM. Good read, I like the world and character building. It seemed to try to cover a whole lot of ground and didnít flow real smoothly. Iím guessing the first book is largely expository and the series will settle in.



The Amazon overlords delivered Deadhouse Gates today.

I liked it a lot more on re-read. Youíre in for a journey, friend. Enjoy it.
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All right, fellow nerds...

Iím going to start writing a tabletop campaign set in the Malazan world. Goal is to build a city-based campaign around Malaz City, pre-Kellanved and Dancer.

I donít have a regular tabletop game right now but have 2 friends who I can run this for and have them really thrive,
I think.

Questions Iíd like input on:

Any suggestion on gaming system? I want to segregate the magic as seen in the real
World so D&D is a bad fit. Debating using GuRPS like Eriksen, but have no experience with it.

Thoughts on what to do re: Kellanved and Dancer? Iím torn between pretending they never made it to Malaz City and running the world as if they did (just doesnít leave much room in Malaz City for other aspiring Ascendants).
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Have you ever played with the Savage Worlds system?
I've used it a few times. Not sure it has the structure to stand up to the complexity of the Malazan world.
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