Home Mail Chat Wallpapers
Go Back   ChiefsPlanet > The Lounge > Media Center

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-20-2012, 07:05 PM  
Buck Buck is offline
Take a Chill Pill
 
Buck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: South Carolina
Casino cash: $0
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
See Post 142

Last edited by Buck; 03-25-2012 at 12:56 PM..
Posts: 44,513
Buck is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buck is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buck is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buck is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buck is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buck is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buck is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buck is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buck is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buck is obviously part of the inner Circle.Buck is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2018, 11:39 AM   #556
ShiftyEyedWaterboy ShiftyEyedWaterboy is offline
Starter
 
ShiftyEyedWaterboy's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Denver
Casino cash: $500
I’m halfway through Reaper’s Gale. Loving it so far. I dig the Lether/Edur storylines. I agree with the above about Midnight Tides. My dad talked me into reading Shōgun so I’m taking a break but I’ll be back to it soon.
Posts: 330
ShiftyEyedWaterboy must have mowed badgirl's lawn.ShiftyEyedWaterboy must have mowed badgirl's lawn.ShiftyEyedWaterboy must have mowed badgirl's lawn.ShiftyEyedWaterboy must have mowed badgirl's lawn.ShiftyEyedWaterboy must have mowed badgirl's lawn.ShiftyEyedWaterboy must have mowed badgirl's lawn.ShiftyEyedWaterboy must have mowed badgirl's lawn.ShiftyEyedWaterboy must have mowed badgirl's lawn.ShiftyEyedWaterboy must have mowed badgirl's lawn.ShiftyEyedWaterboy must have mowed badgirl's lawn.ShiftyEyedWaterboy must have mowed badgirl's lawn.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2018, 10:55 PM   #557
Indian Chief Indian Chief is offline
Supporter
 
Indian Chief's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2014
Casino cash: $9336
I've used GURPS several times and really like its flexibility. Let us know how the campaign goes.
Posts: 842
Indian Chief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliIndian Chief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliIndian Chief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliIndian Chief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliIndian Chief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliIndian Chief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliIndian Chief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliIndian Chief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliIndian Chief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliIndian Chief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliIndian Chief 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitelli
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2018, 06:17 PM   #558
duncan_idaho duncan_idaho is online now
M-I-Z-Z-O-U
 
duncan_idaho's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Kansas City
Casino cash: $30408
Quote:
Originally Posted by Indian Chief View Post
I've used GURPS several times and really like its flexibility. Let us know how the campaign goes.

I think it’s going to go well. It’s me and two other guys who really just want to play out a story.

We pared down our group considerably. Dumped the old school guy who just wanted to “win” as the DM and dumped the two immature dudes who just wanted to Terry Pratchett the shit out of things.

I’d appreciate any GURPS dm tips, though. Here or in Pm.
__________________
"You gotta love livin', cause dying is a pain in the ass."
---- Sinatra
Posts: 13,884
duncan_idaho is obviously part of the inner Circle.duncan_idaho is obviously part of the inner Circle.duncan_idaho is obviously part of the inner Circle.duncan_idaho is obviously part of the inner Circle.duncan_idaho is obviously part of the inner Circle.duncan_idaho is obviously part of the inner Circle.duncan_idaho is obviously part of the inner Circle.duncan_idaho is obviously part of the inner Circle.duncan_idaho is obviously part of the inner Circle.duncan_idaho is obviously part of the inner Circle.duncan_idaho is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2018, 06:18 AM   #559
Fishpicker Fishpicker is offline
On one quarter
 
Fishpicker's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: I play all day
Casino cash: $7211
this is the first D&D book that i have looked forward to in 30 years

https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Drag.../dp/0399580948

Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History
__________________
A person who has been [ideologically] demoralized cannot assess true information. the [demoralization] process is complete and irreversible.
-Yuri Bezmenov on Soviet Subversion
Posts: 4,346
Fishpicker is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Fishpicker is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Fishpicker is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Fishpicker is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Fishpicker is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Fishpicker is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Fishpicker is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Fishpicker is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Fishpicker is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Fishpicker is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Fishpicker is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2018, 08:44 AM   #560
patteeu patteeu is offline
The 23rd Pillar
 
patteeu's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2002
Casino cash: $19337
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishpicker View Post
this is the first D&D book that i have looked forward to in 30 years

https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Drag.../dp/0399580948

Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History
That book looks pretty cool.
__________________


“Boy, you all want power. God, I hope you never get it.” - Lindsay Graham
Posts: 97,106
patteeu is obviously part of the inner Circle.patteeu is obviously part of the inner Circle.patteeu is obviously part of the inner Circle.patteeu is obviously part of the inner Circle.patteeu is obviously part of the inner Circle.patteeu is obviously part of the inner Circle.patteeu is obviously part of the inner Circle.patteeu is obviously part of the inner Circle.patteeu is obviously part of the inner Circle.patteeu is obviously part of the inner Circle.patteeu is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2018, 11:27 AM   #561
Fishpicker Fishpicker is offline
On one quarter
 
Fishpicker's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: I play all day
Casino cash: $7211
bought the D&D A&A book in a box set. it came with 5 color prints, 3 mini-posters, 2 posters and a large poster. it also came with a module authored by Gygax; Tomb of Horrors.

I like the book and would recommend it to D&D fans. skip the box set. the extras/box are not worth the additional $70
__________________
A person who has been [ideologically] demoralized cannot assess true information. the [demoralization] process is complete and irreversible.
-Yuri Bezmenov on Soviet Subversion
Posts: 4,346
Fishpicker is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Fishpicker is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Fishpicker is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Fishpicker is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Fishpicker is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Fishpicker is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Fishpicker is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Fishpicker is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Fishpicker is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Fishpicker is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Fishpicker is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2018, 12:37 PM   #562
vailpass vailpass is online now
Are U Ready For Some Football
 
vailpass's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2001
Casino cash: $24344
Quote:
Originally Posted by Indian Chief View Post
Finished Midnight Tides, and I'm about 100 pages into The Bonehunters. Midnight Tides was one of my favorites so far. At first I thought it was taking place far in the past, but everything I've seen says it is shortly before GotM.
That’s good to hear.

I made it through House of Chains. The Karsa Orlong section was excellent. It was not always enjoyable reading though. He is so all over the map with his characters and world building that there is never any rhythm established. Seems like he doesn’t have an editor.

A quarter through Midnight Tides now, this one is flowing better.

I ordered Bonehunters, going to read that next then take a break from Malazan. Ordered a book called Railsea for some lighter reading and to preview for my son.
__________________
These violent delights have violent ends.
Posts: 54,195
vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:16 PM.


This is a test for a client's site.
Fort Worth Texas Process Servers
Covering Arlington, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie and surrounding communities.
Tarrant County, Texas and Johnson County, Texas.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.