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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 12-29-2018, 05:12 PM   #571
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Reaperís Gale is excellent. Itís where the Bonehunter characters beyond Fiddlerís squad really begin to shine.

In Malazan news, the campaign Iím running is going pretty well. My PCs have recently recruited a young - and two-armed - Dujek into their party and are feeling out an alliance with some Napans.

Theyíll have the opportunity to recruit Whiskeyjack into their crew soon. Mostly because I want to NPC Whiskeyjack.
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Old 01-02-2019, 12:05 AM   #572
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Started Gardens of the Moon yesterday...really liking it so far.

My list of books from this thread is now huge. Got a lot of good reading to do!
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Old 01-02-2019, 12:29 PM   #573
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Started Gardens of the Moon yesterday...really liking it so far.

My list of books from this thread is now huge. Got a lot of good reading to do!

Man, if you like GotM, youíre in for a huge, huge, huge treat.
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Picked up Mark Lawrence's latest series (two books so far). While it's completely unrelated to the Broken Empire and Red Queen's War trilogies, including a whole new setting, it's great in its own right. Highest recommendation...
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Gary Wo9lfe's latest Sci-Fi classic compendium is coming out later this year . For those of you who haven't read any of the old school classics this is a solid way to do so.
AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION: EIGHT CLASSIC NOVELS OF THE 1960S EDITED BY GARY K. WOLFE.
In 2012, prominent science fiction scholar Gary K. Wolfe put together a magnificent pair of novel collections for Library of America: American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s. The two-volume set contained some of the best works of the decade, and this year, he’s releasing the long-awaited followup: American Science Fiction: Eight Classic Novels of the 1960s, which will contain Poul Anderson’s The High Crusade, Clifford D. Simak’s Way Station, Daniel Keyes’s Flowers for Algernon, Roger Zelazny’s . . . And Call Me Conrad [This Immortal], R. A. Lafferty’ Past Master, Joanna Russ’ Picnic on Paradise, Samuel R. Delany’s Nova, and Jack Vance’s Emphyrio, which should provide a great survey of a critical year in the genre’s history. (September 2019)

Here's a link to his most recent effort prior to the new one:

American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s: A Library of America Boxed Set
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Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1598531573..._IwslCbDNVNGGK
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Started Gardens of the Moon yesterday...really liking it so far.

My list of books from this thread is now huge. Got a lot of good reading to do!
Yeah, I loved it too. It's one of the weaker books in the series so you should really love the rest.
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So I finished Reaper's Gale a few days ago. Another great one. Didn't love it quite as much as some of the others but still very good.
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