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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 02-28-2018, 06:47 PM   #526
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Been reading The Witcher series.. pretty disappointed to learn that Yennifer is just as annoying and worthless as in the games, compounded by the fact that Geralt is obsessed with her for some reason when she's just terrible to him the whole time. Also reads like your typical fedora-tipping neckbeard writer with EVERY female wanting to bang Geralt because he's "just a good guy". The actual little story arcs about the quests he goes on are pretty well done and entertaining but anything that involves his romantic life is really bad and tiresome.. and unfortunately there's a ton of that stuff so far (I'm just only wrapping up the second book).
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:04 PM   #527
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Been reading The Witcher series.. pretty disappointed to learn that Yennifer is just as annoying and worthless as in the games, compounded by the fact that Geralt is obsessed with her for some reason when she's just terrible to him the whole time. Also reads like your typical fedora-tipping neckbeard writer with EVERY female wanted to bang Geralt because he's "just a good guy". The actual little story arcs about the quests he goes on are pretty well done and entertaining but anything that involves his romantic life is really bad and tiresome.. and unfortunately there's a ton of that stuff so far (I'm just only wrapping up the second book).
Iím a huge fan of the games but have heard some mixed stuff on the books. Might get around to them eventually.

Just finished Deadhouse Gates. ****ing loved it. The chain of dogs and Mappo/Icarium storylines were great. Iím looking through the goodreads and amazon ratings for the rest of the series and it looks like everything is around 4.5 stars. Is the whole series really this good?
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Iím a huge fan of the games but have heard some mixed stuff on the books. Might get around to them eventually.



Just finished Deadhouse Gates. ****ing loved it. The chain of dogs and Mappo/Icarium storylines were great. Iím looking through the goodreads and amazon ratings for the rest of the series and it looks like everything is around 4.5 stars. Is the whole series really this good?

It just keeps getting better.

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Old 02-28-2018, 09:26 PM   #529
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Taking a break from the main series and reading Night of Knives.
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Just finished Deadhouse Gates. ****ing loved it. The chain of dogs and Mappo/Icarium storylines were great. I’m looking through the goodreads and amazon ratings for the rest of the series and it looks like everything is around 4.5 stars. Is the whole series really this good?
Overall yes. Finished the series a year ago and I already want to reread the whole thing again.

There might be few books that are a chore for you to get through depending on what stories you like and he will still introduce a lot of new characters (cough first few 100 pages of book 4 and most of book 5), but by book 6 you see the connections.

I think the payoff is very much worth it.
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Taking a break from the main series and reading Night of Knives.
Night of Knives was enjoyable because it really explained a few things in more detail.

I just finished Memories of Ice. I need a break. That shit was heavy.
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I just finished Memories of Ice. I need a break. That shit was heavy.

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