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#31 Porn Shop Clerk

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 01:12 PM

David Eddings.

Wheel of Time is horrible. At least to me. I read it up until partway through book seven and realized that the characters were to retarded to continue.

It would have been a great series if it had ended at book three.


I think the series peaked at book 6. I don't think I ever made it around to reading the 9th or 10th book.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 01:13 PM

My post got lost in the server thingamaboo.

Ben Bova, Frank Herbert, Philip K Dick, Greg Bear, and William Gibson. They can range from easy reading to more in depth novels.


Ben Bova is great

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 01:15 PM

You know, Herbert wrote more than just Dune books. They're all good.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 01:16 PM

I also recommend Robert Jordan. It did slow alittle around the middle, but it picked up again shortly thereafter. Another writer a friend let me know of was Guy Gavriel Kay. I've only read a few books, but it's a unique twist on the fantasy genre and well written.


I'm also shocked none of you recommended William Gibson for the sci-fi angle. This is the guy who termed the phrase "cyberspace cowboy" and I'd recommend all of his books except "The Difference Engine".. talk about a chore getting through a book. Neuromancer and Count Zero are terrific though, so try em out if you like that genre. :)

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 01:21 PM

Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game is a very good sci-fi novel. I don't know about the series that followed though.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 01:24 PM

I also recommend Robert Jordan. It did slow alittle around the middle, but it picked up again shortly thereafter. Another writer a friend let me know of was Guy Gavriel Kay. I've only read a few books, but it's a unique twist on the fantasy genre and well written.


I'm also shocked none of you recommended William Gibson for the sci-fi angle. This is the guy who termed the phrase "cyberspace cowboy" and I'd recommend all of his books except "The Difference Engine".. talk about a chore getting through a book. Neuromancer and Count Zero are terrific though, so try em out if you like that genre. :)

I aughta ban you for not reading every one of my posts carefully and taking notes.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 01:33 PM

I aughta ban you for not reading every one of my posts carefully and taking notes.


And I'd deserve it... how did I miss that? Lol

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 11:54 AM

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.


Massive bump here... but I finally got Hyperion and just finished it today... excellent read, can't wait to get 'Fall of Hyperion'...

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 12:45 PM

I can never say enough good about Richard K Morgan's Takeshi Kovacs series.
Altered Carbon
Broken Angels
Woken Furies

Three of the best SiFi Ive read in a long long time. Some of his other work is less than impressive but these three are worth your time.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 12:58 PM

Almost anything by Ursula K. Le Guin is good--The Left Hand of Darkness et. al.

And if no one has said Phillip K. Dick yet, let me.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:05 PM

I just got finished reading Ender in Exile and thought it was a good sequel if you are into the characters of the first book.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:43 PM

Greg Kinn, formerly of the Greg Kinn Band (1983's Jepardy). He has started writting novels as of late. I have read a few of his short stories and they are pretty good.

Kihn has also written four novels, his first, Horror Show in 1996, his second, Shade of Pale followed in 1997. Mojo Hand, and Big Rock Beat were sequels to Horror Show. Kihn also released a collection of short stories by himself and other well known rock musicians, named Carved in Rock: Short Stories by Musicians. Contributors include Pete Townshend, Graham Parker, Joan Jett, and Ray Davies.

Horror Show was nominated for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 04:08 PM

Massive bump here... but I finally got Hyperion and just finished it today... excellent read, can't wait to get 'Fall of Hyperion'...


f*ckin awesome. it gets better and better. i'll be interested to hear what you think.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 01:59 PM

I need to throw my hat into the A Song of Ice and Fire ring. Favorite author and favorite series. They're making an HBO series out of the books currently.

I like Wheel of Time also. I like a good long story and this does well for me. It's not in ASoIaF's class though.

David Eddings sucks. Reading Eddings makes me think I'm reading fiction written by a 14 year old. Boring, obvious and uninspiring.

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 04:02 PM

Bump to add some really strong titles Ive finished in the last few weeks.

The Forever War - Joe Haldeman
Armor - John Steakley

Ive been trying to get a copy of Hyperion but keep missing it in the stores. Looks like Amazon is my only hope.


Oh and would someone PLEASE get Fantasy its own section and get it out of the SiFi section...


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