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Old 12-22-2018, 09:25 PM
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Any book recommendations? I am in dire need of good books! I like science fiction. And books that are different like The Speed of Dark, Geek Love, A Prayer for Owen Meany... So any suggestions?
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Old 12-22-2018, 10:01 PM
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Re: Good reads

A friend of mine recommended Behind the Throne by KB Wagers to me...said it was really good. It’s on my list to read, but I haven’t gotten to it yet (I prefer sci-fi and fantasy).
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Old 12-22-2018, 10:47 PM
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Re: Good reads

Science Fiction? (And Fantasy) That's where I live! Lol!

The Dune novels! The original 6 by Frank Herbert! "Dune", "Dune Messiah", "Children of Dune", "God-Emperor of Dune", "Heretics of Dune", and "Chapter House: Dune"! Science-Fiction at it's finest!

Then there's "The Forever War" by Joe Haldeman. (First book to receive both the Hugo AND Nebula awards!)

"Hyperion", "Fall of Hyperion", "Endymion", and "Rise of Endymion" by Dan Simmons.

"Neuromancer" by William Gibson (The man who came up with the idea of "Cyberspace" before there was such a thing as the Internet!) Almost anything by William Gibson, really.

"Snow Crash" by Stephen Williamson.

The Revelation Space Trilogy by Alastair Reynolds.

Gene Wolfe's "The Shadow of the Torturer", "The Claw of the Conciliator", "The Sword of the Lictor", "The Citadel of the Autarch", and "The Ruth of the New Sun" (Definitely fits your want for something different.)

Then in Fantasy...

"The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever" and "The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant". Both are trilogies. There was a 3rd set, but I think ending after the 2nd set offers the more satisfying conclusion.

Contemporary Fantasy: The Dresden Files. Currently at around book 15 or so of a planned 23 book series. Good stuff.

"Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi.

"Kindred" by Octavia Butler.

Those should hold you for now, I reckon.
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Re: Good reads

Nice! Thanks for a new list of reads . And if you like the Dresden Files - I also recommend his other series.
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Re: Good reads

My sci fi favorites are most anything by A.C. Clarke. Best known for 2001 a Space Odyssey and sequels 2010, 2061, and 3001.

Other favorites by Clarke:
Rendezvous with Rama (and sequels)
Childhood's End
A Fall of Moondust
Glide Path (non sci fi)
The Lost Worlds of 2001 (alternate scenarios from 2001)

Clarke was prolific and author of many short stories. He also collaborated with other authors; many fall short of the mark imo.
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Re: Good reads

A man after my own heart Scott, I think hubby and I have the whole Arthur C collezione!

Hubby has just finished reading “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” by Philip K. Dick which many people would know as the movie “Blade Runner” - I haven’t read it yet but hubby says it’s great!
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Re: Good reads

I thought the Dresen series were finished by now? (I binged them a few months ago).


Fantasy-wise with a lot of humor thrown in/ If you like celtic based stuff with some serious old-religions tongue-in-cheek (do not read if you have sensitive long toes about your own religion/ but that are usually not the people who read fiction/fantasy anyway) :
the iron druid series


(if you still dare to use piratebay etc, the are complete sets going around with all the OoooOold stuf - Asimov etc. - which I think is a complete bore untill you realised he was the first to actually pose these ideas / still boring as hell imho ;P great as ideas go but long winded and awfully predicatable )
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Old 12-23-2018, 05:13 AM
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Re: Good reads

Thank you thank you friends! I have read many of these, like of course Dune! Jim Butcher is great I have read all of the Dresden files, and all of his books! Have read everything ever by A.C Clarke. But man I you have all suggested I will have to make a list and get asap!!!!!! Yippie you all really came through!! Keep the coming though , because of my MG I read two to three books a week, and sometimes a book a day....( No life) Have you all read Sara King, I like her Zero series. Please keep those Titles coming! When I wake up better will get pen and paper to write them all down.
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Re: Good reads

I loved the Iron Druid series that Christa suggested (by Kevin Hearne)! Now I’m going to have to make a list too....I’m always looking for new authors/series and I see some in here that I haven’t read
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