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Discussion in 'Literature' started by ocnbrze, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. NightAngel79

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    That's awesome! Lol

    And no, though a couple people did ask. He didn't seem pleased by the question. 😀

    Slow regard, and the short story in Rouges will hold me over for a bit.
    Plus new ones from Brent Weeks and Robin Hobb coming this month
     


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  2. NukeBenji

    NukeBenji Well-Known Member

    I work at a used bookstore and read a ton of sci fi and fantasy.

    Rothfuss' boos have been my favorite over the last few years. I'm intrigued to give Gemmell a try, especially since the books don't HAVE to be read in any specific order.

    I havent seen Ben Bova mentioned here, his 'Grand Tour' series is really good. It deals a lot with colonization of other planets. also really enjoy timothy Zahn's work, though what he's most famous for are his Star Wars titles, his original work is equally as good.

    One other one worth trying is Karen Traviss. She wrote a 6 book series called the Wess'har Wars that's worth checking out.
     
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  3. NightAngel79

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    Gemmell was amazing, but dobson self a favor and read them in order. For most part it doesn't matter, but eh w characters do show up in multiple books and it will make more sense if you read them chronologically.

    Zahn's original stuff is great! I've been meaning to read icarus hunt again.

    Karen Travis did great work on Stat Wars, not read any of her other stuff.
     
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  4. LizMac

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    Well I just stumbled on to this thread. :D

    I'm a reader of all kinds of literature, though I do find I enjoy a lot of Sci/Fi or related books. One of my all time favorites (and something that really got me reading more, despite a learning disability) was the Douglas Adams "trilogy" Hitchhikers Guide.

    I also loved Ringworld by Larry Nivens. I'd like to reread it but I've never been able to find another copy. I'm sure I'll stumble upon that as well though.

    Currently, I'm about to start the 3rd book of GOT series. It took me well halfway or more in the first to hold my interest, but now I'm hooked. I've watched a bit of the show and just do not like it at all. But, it's on HBO which IMO targets males with lots of shows about boobs and violence, neither of which interest me much already owning the former and experienced too much of the latter.
     
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  5. NukeBenji

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    I loved Icarus Hunt. You should also check out his Quadrail series, it's fantastic!

    I started with Traviss' Star Wars books and then made my way to her original work. Met her a few years ago and she was very gracious and friendly. Even mailed me autographed bookplates for the remainder of her books that I didn't bring, at her cost!
     
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  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
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    so i have finally got around buying severed soul by terry goodkind. i'll post some thoughts on it as i'm only on the first 20 pages or so. it is really good so far. it jumps you right back to where the third kingdom left off.
     
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  7. Italo

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    I just finished The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and am about to start The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. I was surprised to find that a lot of the stuff in the movie isn't in the book at all (did they borrow bits from the rest of the series?).
     
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  8. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
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    if you look at the credits douglas adams and karey kirkpatrick wote the script. some of the parts you see in the movie that was not in the book was something purely original coming from douglas adams himself. he startd writing a script for the movie adaptaion of his books, but he died(2001) before he could see it to its fruition:(
     
  9. ocnbrze

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    ok so i just finished severed souls.......and it looks like it is not going to be a trilogy but an ongoing series. i really liked the book, i'm curious as to where goodkind is taken richard and kahlan

    .....it has a cliffhanger ending as now i have to sit and wait a year or so to find out what happens next:(
     
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  10. Italo

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    I'm still working on the Hitchhiker's Guide series; I'm up to Mostly Harmless. I plan to read a couple more books in the Foundation series next.
     
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  11. Dngrsone

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    I am liking the Mistborn trilogy so far...
     
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  12. NightAngel79

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    Great book, Sanderson is a genius.

    There is a stand alone as well, Alloy of Law I believe. Can't wait for him to revisit the world (hopefully)
     
  13. ballisticn8

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    I pop in every now and then to see if I can find a few new good book recommendations, and I generally post once or twice a year lol, so with that prelude, here you are:

    Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Series. Melds all mythologies and religions (Celtic, Irish, Slavic, Roman, Greek, even witches and vampires and demons) and is absolutely hysterical. In one of the books the main character is doing shots with Jesus. I find it even more amusing to read because the author is local and a lot of the settings take place in areas I know and have been to.

    Jonathan Maberry - horror/action sci-fi genre. He's got the Pine Deep horror trilogy which I enjoyed, the Rot & Ruin zombie apocalypse series which I enjoyed, and then the Joe Ledger series which is modern day scifi action and is also really enjoyable.

    I didn't see the Lightbringer series mentioned, Brent Weeks has created another masterpiece series with that one IMO.

    That's all I got for now, maybe I'll post up again in six or seven months. :)
     
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  15. Dngrsone

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    Hmm... It looks like the only one I've read is Ancillary Justice. Really good book, that one.

    Recently, I have read and recommended The Golem and the Jinni and The Martian
     
  16. davoid

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    I liked Ancillary Justice also. The book in the list is actually the sequel, Ancillary Sword. I've also read that and thought it was good, although not as impactive as Ancillary Justice.

    I'm thinking of checking out Jeff Vandermeer's trilogy, Annihilation/Authority/Acceptance, as I haven't read any of his stuff yet and his editorial work is highly rated (New Weird collections); and David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks - I really liked his novel Cloud Atlas - the section with the fabricant was amazing and moving, and his writing is very good. I think he's more of a literary author writing in the Science Fiction genre, but you could have said that about Orwell.

    Thanks for the tip. I will check out The Golem and the Jinni as I have heard it highly praised.

    Who is The Martian by?
     
  17. Dngrsone

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    Andy Wier
     
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  18. davoid

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    Thanks, I'll check this out also. I always prefer to have stuff recommended :thumbsupdroid:
     
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  19. NightAngel79

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  20. Dngrsone

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    NPR's Top 100 Scifi/Fan books

    I've read at least 53 (a few I may have read back in the dawn of time but can remember nothing about), and there are a handful on my TBR.

    I've tried and failed to finish reading any Kurt Vonnegut book I've tried.
     
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  21. ocnbrze

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    So I just read the first two books of the Red Rising series by Pierce Brown. If you have not read it, you should. first book Red Rising is sort of like a cross of Hunger Games and Ender'S Game. The second book is way more intense and brutal.........I really suggest you read it.

    And the last book I read is called the Martian by Andrew Weir....one of the best sci-fi book I read in years!!!!!!!!! It's like the Apollo mission set on Mars and how one man is left stranded alone on Mars and how he stayed alive until he an be rescued.
     
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  22. ocnbrze

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    Ok I'm on a reading binge.....I just finished reading "Ready Player One" by Earnest Cline. And I just found out that there is a script written and Spielberg been linked the film. The book is crazy good, but very geeky with a lot of references to the 80's......which is why they are having a hard time getting film of the ground as they need to obtain a ton of rights to all of the references made.
     
  23. Dngrsone

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    I think I've heard of that book... I'm currently stalled while reading two books-- The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood and The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin.
     
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  24. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
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    I think I read the Handsmaid's Take back in high school. Pretty good book from what I remember.

    Next up for me is the Dance With Cloaks by David Dalglish.
     
  25. NightAngel79

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    There is this series I read in middle school, wish I could remember what it was.

    All I remember is that it is set in middle age time period. And the elders, or whatever they are called, give the hero technology to win a great War. Show him how to make guns... Apparently this is a post apocalypse world. But no one remembers because elders hide this ancient knowledge... Or something like that...

    Anyone?

    Probably a crappy explanation, but this was 25 years ago, lol.
     
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