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#1 Kurb

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 07:29 PM

So far I have read.

The entire Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind.

The Night Angel series by Brent Weeks

Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson

Enders Game

Some John Ringo


Even the some Karen Miller.


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Posted 14 February 2010 - 07:36 PM

I was at my bro's house the other week and saw he is reading that book you told me about, I think it was Mistborn. So I'll borrow it from him and check it out.

Sorry, I have no recommendations as you know I mostly read non-fiction.

I'm looking for some new scifi tv shows.

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 07:38 PM

can't recommend enough the Hyperion series by dan simmons. not only some the best sci-fi i've ever read but some of the best books I've ever read. F*cking amazing. Also, anything by frank herbert (obligatory,) The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Heinlen. The other Ender's Game books are also great.

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#4 Delhomeboy

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 07:56 PM

Stuff by Neil Gaiman is really good: American Gods, Everwhere, and Smoke and Mirrors (short story collection) Are the ones I've read. It's all fantasy.

#5 SmootsDaddy89

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 09:30 PM

Wheel of Time series.

#6 CanadianCat

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 06:05 PM

My favorite fantasy series is the 'Song of Ice and Fire' by George RR Martin.

I have really enjoyed his stuff and he not afraid to kill of main characters which is refreshing...

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 06:12 PM

Dune is popular - tho i never really got that big into it..

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 06:18 PM

Diamond Age. Got erased in the switch over.

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 06:18 PM

Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan like SmootsD suggested.

Brandon Sanderson is penning the final book since Jordan passed away after a long illness before he could put the story to paper. This is turning into a 3-part finale and the series is 12 books (written by Jordan). RJ recited the ending to the series to his wife/editor and a few other family members/close friends before he died and his wife selected Brandon Sanderson to pen the close of the saga. The first of the final three books is now published.

I would highly recommend this series as it's my all time favorite. Another series to consider is the Thomas Covenant series by Stephen Donaldson. I would recommend either of these two authors!

#10 TerriblePizza

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 06:36 PM

Anything by Dan Abnett. However, I recommend "Gaunt's Ghosts" first.

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 06:38 PM

So far I have read.

The entire Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind.

The Night Angel series by Brent Weeks

Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson

Enders Game

Some John Ringo


Even the some Karen Miller.


Helps!



My personal favorites are Empire of the East, and the Legion of Videssos. Videssos is about part of a Roman legion being transported to another world in which Magic is far stronger than in ours. It was written Harry Turtledove, and the world they are transported to bears a lot of similiarities to the eastern roman empire after the split, except with magic. Turtledove majored or minored in Byzantine studies, so he knows a lot about the period. Empire of the East is a future world (maybe ours) that is devastated by a near nuclear war in which a few bombs go off. Somehow this makes magic stronger, and wizards arise thousands of years afterward. I think it was what the Book of Swords was based on.

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 07:16 PM

Not Sci/Fi but I recommend Goofus & Gallant by Garry Cleveland Myers.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 06:27 PM

Read in the Raleigh paper about a new book out, Things We Didn't See Coming by Steven Amsterdam. The review is good, gonna check it out at the library. Also gonna check out The Road mentioned in the review, same author that wrote No Country For Old Men.
http://www.newsobser...ory/335376.html

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 06:51 PM

I also can attest to the Wheel of Time series. Robert Jordan (RIP) was an amazingly gifted writer. I just started book 8 and I cant put it down. Also, I recommend The Chronicles of The Necromancer by Gail Z. Martin who happens to be a NC native.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 07:01 PM

Read in the Raleigh paper about a new book out, Things We Didn't See Coming by Steven Amsterdam. The review is good, gonna check it out at the library. Also gonna check out The Road mentioned in the review, same author that wrote No Country For Old Men.
http://www.newsobser...ory/335376.html


The Road will make you want to put your head in an oven. Just be forewarned.


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