Looking for some new Sci/Fi or Fantasy novels.

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Since this is in the nerd forum whats the chance we could get it stickied?

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Thanks for the sticky!!

Because I was posting on the way out of the door yesterday and don't think I did it justice I just want to pimp The Forever War a bit more.

From the cover:

"To say that The Forever War is the best science fiction war novel ever written is to damn it with faint praise. It is, for all its techno-extrapolative brilliance, as fine and woundingly genuine a war story as any I've read."

--William Gibson, author of Neuromancer, Spook Country

"There are a handful of moments when an American science fiction novel abruptly and seemingly effortlessly satisfied every possible expectation conveyed not only by the genre's ambitions, but of those of the whole literary landscape with which it was contemporary: Sturgeon's More Than Human, Dick's The Man In The High Castle, LeGuin's Dispossessed, Gibson's Neuromancer. The Forever War is one such book, and like those others still carries with it that air of recognition and possibility."

--Jonathan Lethem, author of Gun With Occcasional Music, Fortress of Solitude

"Perhaps the most important war novel written since Vietnam . . . Haldeman, a veteran, is a flat-out visionary . . . and protagonist William Mandella's attempt to survive and remain human in the face of an absurd almost endless war is harrowing hilarious heartbreaking and true . . . like all the best works of literature THE FOREVER WAR takes you apart and then, before you can turn that last page, puts you back together: better, wiser, more human. Simply extraordinary."

--Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

"If there was a Fort Knox for Science Fiction writers, we'd have to lock Joe Haldeman up."

--Stephen King, author of The Shining, The Dead Zone, The Stand

It was all I could do to not turn back to page 1 and start over as I reached the end of the epilogue.

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The Forever war is next on my list BTW. Thanks for the heads up.

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Gonna have to pick that up. Just read the synopsis and it sounds pretty wild.

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Im also reading Star wars Fate of The Jedi series. its a so so read so far.

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The Warded Man

and

Desert Spear

by Peter Brett are very good. (fantasy)

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Im also reading Star wars Fate of The Jedi series. its a so so read so far.

I agree with Salty... it's just OK. He's a book ahead of me, but what I've read so far isn't quite as good as some of the previous Star Wars series. I don't really like it that they skip authors like they do. I think there's less continuity that way.

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Gave up on the continuation of the Star Wars after a while...

Harry Turtledove has some crazy stuff.

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Go get A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin.

Yesterday.

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Go get A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin.

Yesterday.

Got 150+ pages into it on two different occasions and couldn't continue, Id love to curb stomp GRRM.

Again I have to ask....

When did Fantasy become a sub-genre of SiFi?

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They can share a thread. :P

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Got 150+ pages into it on two different occasions and couldn't continue, Id love to curb stomp GRRM.

Again I have to ask....

When did Fantasy become a sub-genre of SiFi?

Yeah, the first 1/3rd of the first book is kind of rough, but after that its all downhill to hell.

GRRM > anyone else that writes fiction

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