Looking for some new Sci/Fi or Fantasy novels.

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Just saw this thread and I'm not going to read through it all right now so I apologize if I'm repeating any earlier suggestions.

Otherland series, Tad Williams

Eden series, Harry Harrison

Black Jewels trilogy, Anne Bishop

Belgariad and Mallorean series', David Eddings

Having a brain fart on some others, I'll post when I get back home and can look at my library.

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The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

They're really good. They're definitely very... different. The Name of the Wind is incredible, but there's definitely a weird drop-off between the two. You'll see what I mean.

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R.A. Salvatore: The Icewindale Trilogy, if you're into D&D Fantasy type of stuff. All of those books with Drizzt are a fun read.

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I'm reading "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss. 52% in, and it is great so far.

I've got "Ready Player One" by Earnest Cline and "Reamde" by Neal Stephenson in my queue.

I'm also thinking about adding "Kushiel's Dart" by Jaqueline Carey.

And for you Zombie lovers. Check out "Feed" and "Deadline" from Mira Grant

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Replay. It's an oldie but a goody

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I'm not sure if anybody has mentioned it yet, but the Malazan Book of the Fallen fantasy series is one of the best out there.

It's more down to earth with its dialogue and interaction between characters than other epic fantasy works like Wheel of Time.

It's like ASoIaF, with the realistic take in its approach with showing the humanity of the characters.

I personally find it both more entertaining and engaging than more popular series like WoT(good but VERY detailed oriented in every chapter, down to the paragraphs) and ASoIaF(also great, but more filler in certain parts).

It's reminiscent of The Black Company, if any of you have read that.

MBotF is one of the most popular epic fantasy series (multi million books sold), but nowhere near as popular as works by GRRM or Robert Jordan. Still, if you enjoyed either of their works, I highly suggest reading Mazalan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malazan_Book_of_the_Fallen

The series just finished last year, so you can get pretty much all of them in small paperback form if wanted.

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i just wanna put this out there to everyone

if you think asoiaf has filler

you're fuging retarded and need to suck a bag of dicks. there is no filler in asoiaf

not the above poster specifically, but everyone in general

because fug you

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i just wanna put this out there to everyone

if you think asoiaf has filler

you're fuging retarded and need to suck a bag of dicks. there is no filler in asoiaf

not the above poster specifically, but everyone in general

because fug you

There's plenty of filler in it, but it's not useless or boring. Filler doesn't mean it's bad or useless.

I'd also say it isn't bad when comparing it to other high & epic fantasy series, because it seems to be a little problem in the genre.

The plot in ASoIaF moves along eventually, it's not like GRRM is stalling with pointless things.

Don't be a fanboy and take everything the wrong way.

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there is no filler in asoiaf. that's the entire point and you're just too small minded to grasp it

nothing fanboy about it. the series was intended to be the way it is, and everything matters. just because you can't fit the piece together don't mean they don't belong.

go back to reading terry goodkind, you'll thank yourself for it.

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there is no filler in asoiaf. that's the entire point and you're just too small minded to grasp it

nothing fanboy about it. the series was intended to be the way it is, and everything matters. just because you can't fit the piece together don't mean they don't belong.

go back to reading terry goodkind, you'll thank yourself for it.

I agree. The action has slowed down quite a bit in the last two novels, but there is still plenty of plot driving and character building going on. He is weaving together all of the elements that were once separate, and slowly bringing them together for the final confrontation. The reason it is so long, is because it is such a large world and so many in depth characters and agendas.

If someone thinks that it is filler, it is because they arent paying attention, or they have lost interest. I have a feeling that some crazy poo is about to go down in the next book, and that it might be the best one yet.

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i thought there was a lot of filler the first time i read through them

i was wrong

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there is no filler in asoiaf. that's the entire point and you're just too small minded to grasp it

nothing fanboy about it. the series was intended to be the way it is, and everything matters. just because you can't fit the piece together don't mean they don't belong.

go back to reading terry goodkind, you'll thank yourself for it.

No, there is filler, and it sounds like you think yourself some grand thinker that tries to find connections in places they don't even exists. You sound too small minded to comprehend it.

Either way, it's still one of the best fantasy series of all times, whether people think it has filler or it doesn't.

If only he could get the next book out sooner.

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