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3/22/13 4:37 P

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Would anyone be interested in reading Connor Clover and the Lost Children by Helen Oghenegweke. It's a novel for the whole family,action packed and fast paced? It's free on Kindle prime. :-)

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1/26/13 5:20 P

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John wyndam, and of course, Isaac asimov - I like his short stories best

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I've heard good things about Reshirts. I think I might buy it for Hubby.



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1/15/13 10:42 P

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Finished "Redshirts" (and Android's Dream), but if you're a Star Trek person, you've got to read it...has nothing to do with any of the various incarnations, but does reference it, and it was laugh out loud funny.

Old....it sure beats dead!


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I have read a half dozen or so. The list turned me on to The Sparrow which I just ordered from Paperbackswap. It looks interesting. Odd that every person you ask will have a different set of 20 books, but I Robot is ALWAYS on each list.

I would certainly include Childhood's End, one of first and favorite sci-fi reads.

Sci-fi is such a huge genre that you could never read it all. Fun to try.








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Have you read them? The only one I've read was "I, Robot"

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1/9/13 6:06 P

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Folks may enjoy this list of sci-fi books. Some fresh ones plus the oldies.

io9.com/361597/the-twenty-science-fi
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1/8/13 12:44 P

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I love used books, but it is hard to find everything you want.

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1/7/13 10:51 A

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Thank you! I have a couple Elizabeth Moon books sitting in a pile on the bookcase that I haven't gotten around to reading, so I'll have to see what series they're a part of (and if they're book 1 or if they're like book 4, which tends to happen when I buy from used book sales...).

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I've enjoyed Weber a great deal. I confess I couldn't get into the John Ringo books. Not sure why.

Elizabeth Moon does military fiction, SF and fantasy. The Paksenarrian series is fantasy, starting with a sheep-farmer's daughter who wants to be a mercenary in a world with elves, dwarves, kings, and assorted gods. The first three books follow her as she grows way beyond anything she expected. Then there are several prequel books setting up Paks' world, and some sequels that follow several of the other characters she encountered after they go their separate (but still interacting) ways.

The Serrano series is SF, a number of books focusing on different people, working their way through the same time period.

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1/6/13 10:19 P

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My favorite writer would have to be David Weber. A lot of what he writes is military science fiction, with a focus on the tactics etc of battles and a fair amount of politics. I love the series he wrote with John Ringo--first book is "March Upcountry" and there are four. (I believe I saw that more could come in the Empire of Man series, which is very exciting!) It follows the youngest son of the empress as he goes from "zero to hero" through a really, really tough situation. I don't want to give anything away so that's the very short version!

His Safehold series is also really good--it is a mix of future and past and religion, after humanity's last colony becomes a very religious colony to prevent technology. Not everyone agreed with this plan, and so someone is working to bring technology back. The battle focus in this series is naval ships, but actually on the water unlike the Empire of Man and his Honor Harrington series. (Again, I don't want to give anything away, but I am a big fan of this series.) I think the sixth book of this series just came out in June or July? I'm behind--haven't gotten my hands on it yet!

The Honor Harrington is the series David Weber is most known for, I would say; it is at least 11 books long and follows the female character Honor Harrington. Again, this is military science fiction, with a heavy dose of politics between space civilizations.

He has a fantasy trilogy as well, not just science fiction! I really enjoy the War God's Own series. The main character becomes a reluctant champion of the war god; he is from the race that the other 4 fear and hate so it is even harder to be a champion.

Can anyone recommend another military science fiction author or book/series? (I'm working my way through this thread to start a list of authors to look at, but it is so long it is going to take some time!)

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You haven't read the first wheel of time? It started badly, dumping you into a bad place before you ever have a chance to bond with the characters.

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12/21/12 11:01 A

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I'm currently reading the John Scalzi books...I have "Redshirts" and "The Android's Dream" out from the library. Finished "Fuzzy Nation" in under 48 hours....

Lackey and Bujold are perennial favorites.

I can't seem to get through the first "Wheel of Time" book. Now that the last one is coming out, I may have to give it another go.

Old....it sure beats dead!


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My Goodness! You are my kind of people! Everyone is spouting off my favorite authors!

Anne McCaffrey, Mercedes Lackey, Terry Pratchett, Piers Anthony, Le Guin, Orson Scott Card, and so many more!

Are there any fans of Timothy Zahn out there?
He has a SciFi series that is aimed more at young adults, but it's a great story about a teenage thief and a chivalrous alien dragon on a quest to save the alien dragon's entire race. Good story!

But McCaffrey is my favorite. I'm always in the middle of re-reading all of her series, they are just so good!

And the Ship Who Searched, which is co-authored by Mercedes Lackey, is my favorite out of the Brainship series. Who would have ever guessed?

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7/29/12 12:56 A

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I love used book stores.

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7/27/12 5:22 P

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Sometimes I find a sci-fi I like at a thrift store and just came across a place with bargain books. I'm looking for the supernatural series if there is one.

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6/24/12 11:54 A

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Science fiction is really my favorite! I'm currently reading through this list (seemed like a good way to get some new good reads):

http://io9.com/361597/the-twenty-science
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So far my favorites on the list have been Perdido Street Station by China Mieville, The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell, and A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge.

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Read sci-fi/fant. every day, have to get my fix. Also love to write am currently editing my own work. keep turnin those pgs lol

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Primitive camping is so not me. I like reading about the world starting over, but it only makes good fiction. If it ever got real, good heavens, I would be totally miserable.







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I occasionally get the opportunity to live without electricity for a few days. Don't like it. While it's certainly possible to live without the modern conveniences, it take some time to set it up to work for you. It helps if you like to do primitive camping.



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My fave genre is really apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic, like American Apocalypse. Love it all unless they toss in zombies, which are a pretty done topic. So interesting to think how we would do without everything we have now -- sci fi at its best for me.







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I live on sci-fi/fantasy books! I could read and re-read all of the Xanth books by Piers Anthony, and all the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett!

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3/11/12 12:57 A

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Forever Peace, Joe Halderman

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I don't think I could not finish the Wheel of Time. Got to see how it turns out.

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3/8/12 10:57 A

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Nicole, I think Stephen King has wandered over that line several times. Horror for him is a catch-all phrase to define the undifinable. It is on my list to read because it is not pure horror.

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GingeryTea, skip books 7-10 and start reading again with book 11. Brandon Sanderson has done a fabulous job of keeping the story focused on the original eight (or so) main characters.



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I just started reading the Mistborn trilogy and am really enjoying it. I doubt I'll finish the Wheel of Time series, I got too frustrated with the characters about four books ago.

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I know Stephen King is considered horror but has anyone read his latest, 11/22/63? I would think it more sci-fi.

Emotion may help us get started in the right direction, but it is rarely there at the finish line. Sooner or later we must press forward without the support of emotion and employ discipline.


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2/3/12 8:28 P

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I'm re-reading Eragon and the rest of the series before reading his new book. Love any books about dragons

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I love Terry Brooks, JRR Tolkien and CS lewis

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they never seem to last as long as we'd like. I like Brandon Sanderson, but his Wheel of Time books have a different flavor.

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He only survived the passing of his wife by two years. Leigh had a lot of input into his books though only the last few has her name on them as well.

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1/5/12 7:55 P

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Absolutely love Eddings. Unfortunately we will not have any more stories from this wonderful talent

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I'm currently rereading the Mallorean. Definitely a keeper.

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I've read all of Eddings' stuff and my 14 year old daughter is just now getting into his stuff. :) I love having kids grow up and love the same books I loved when I were their age!

All that is gold does not glitter / Not all who wander are lost. / The old that is strong does not wither / Deep roots are not reached by the frost. - J.R.R. Tolkien


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Anyone read any of the David Edding's books? The Belgariad - series of 5 books. The Mallorean - Series of 5 books. The Elineum - series of 3 books. Also wrote a very funny book called "The Redemptions of Althalus.



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I am rereading the Wrinkle in Time series by Madeleine L'Engle. I was never able to get the last two books at the time and I have managed to get the whole series from the library in audio. Something old to add to the New Year. emoticon

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if you can find it at the libary, they did 1 season of this series on the sci-fi channel a couple of years ago. I didn't watch all of this, but it was intriguing enough to make me start the series

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Hi all,

I love all the authors mentioned but just read The Omen Machine by Terry Goodkin. Right now my favorite author. Wheel of Time series was wonderful as well but has taken too long to complete. I've also read recently some paranormal romance which doesn't really fill my fantasy cravings but are good anyway.

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I recommend Bujold. She has a couple fantasy series, some fantasy singles, and a SF series that I love (although the very last one didn't grab me).

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I like Anne McCaffrey the Dragen riders of Pern and Mercedes lackey and most sci fi especially by female writers and lots of fatasy -- vampire time books. I'm always looking for a new writer to explore as I read and reread books by my favorites until they fall apart.

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Hi
I have been reading sci fi & fantasy since i was 10 and read my Dad's Jules Verns books -- My favorite writer is McCaffrey and Lackey

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12/18/11 8:32 P

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Weber does SF too, and I'm quite fond of Honor Harrington.

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thanks!


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Many. Weber, Bujold, Lackey, Feist. Bujold is probably my favorite, she does SF too (I love Miles Vorkosigan).

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Any favorite fantasy authors or series?

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Currently reading more fantasy than SF.

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Hi, Are there any SciFi/Fantasy fans out there? I am reading Terry Pratchett's Discworld series and laughing out loud as I read. I am listening to Eragon, etc in a lead up to reading his latest and last in the series.
How about you all?

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I can't recall the name of the series I haven't read, but the one I like is The Dresden Files,

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what's the name of that Butcher series?

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