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Fantasy Novels (not so much stephen king)
January 24, 2015
8:47 am
Novocaine, The Blue Collar King
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just about to finish up the farseer trilogy and im running out of stuff to read. i like big epic fantasy books, wheel of time, stormlight archive, magician and so on.

 

If you looking for an awesome and complex author, i suggest brandon sanderson, he finihsed the wheel of time series after robert jordan carked and made the last 3 books decent haha.

 

Post you favourite fantasy/scifi novels so i can get dug into something new! (lady down at the book shop is pissed co si never buy anything and wont give me reccomendations anymore lol)

January 24, 2015
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I liked Roger Zelazny. His Amber series (both of them - 10 books total). I also liked his Lord of Light book. May want to look him up. He doesn't write any more, being dead does that to you. He's won the Nebula Award 3 times and the Hugo award 6. He's listed in the SF Masterworks as well as the Fantasy Masterworks. Not as much as Philip K. Dick but still considered a SF/Fantasy master.

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January 24, 2015
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The Neuromancer trilogy by William Gibson is pretty decent if you haven't read them yet. If only to see the origins of The Matrix and cyberpunk.

There's a series of books called 314 by A.R. Wise that I recommend to everyone. There's three books in the series and book one is based around time travel but mostly focuses on horror elements. I know that's not what you were asking for but the reason I mention it is because each book gradually focuses more and more on science fiction aspects. As far as complexity goes, the writing is passable but nothing more. The story and subtle changes throughout the world that the books exist in is VERY complex though. I've read them at least four times over now and am still picking up on some shit that I missed the first time. Lot's of going back a few pages to see if some character actually said what they thought they said. 

January 24, 2015
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CellE2057 said
The Neuromancer trilogy by William Gibson is pretty decent if you haven't read them yet. If only to see the origins of The Matrix and cyberpunk.
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I'm gonna second this! Neuromancer is not just decent, it's great. And yes, it was the father of the cyberpunk movement.

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January 24, 2015
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I suggest anything by Terry Pratchett any time I can. More his Discworld series. Light Fantasy with a hefty dose of satire.

My current favorite series is the 1632 series by Eric Flint. The universe has gotten so big, there's a monthly short story anthology by various authors that's set in it, called the Grantville Gazette. It's based around a blue-collar area of modern-day West Virginia (If I remember right) being transposed in space and time with an area of Germany in (surprise!) 1632. The characters are great, the writing is great, and there are plenty of historical tie-ins that you wind up actually learning about the era as well.

The Garrett, PI series by Glen Cook is interesting. I randomly grabbed a three-novel anthology from it at a flea market and loved it, but haven't checked out the series any further. Intend to, though.

I'll have to check my shelf and update this some other time. I read so much, I tend to forget what I've read and enjoyed.

January 24, 2015
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i am reminded of the janissaries books, pournelle et al.  starts with a squad of modern mercenaries that go, well, not back in time exactly, but kinda.  hard to explain, easier just to read them.  sadly, the series was incomplete, so theres that.  they would make for killer movies, though, if i was directing them.  

im also reminded of the retief books by keith laumer.  not really 'epic', but set in an interestingly developed scifi world of interplanetary diplomacy.  highly satirical, but not limited to satire.  

no, i havent read anything 'new' in rather a while.  

  

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January 25, 2015
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awesome, ill check out the neuromancer books. but ive always had a good old fashioned dislike for terry pratchett. i also dont read alot of scifi, but im always interested.

 

Antoher good series ive been reading is the lightbinder by brent weeks. its got some amusing parts but all round its a top set of books, and i do love a good 1000 page boook lol

January 25, 2015
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You only dislike Pratchett because you're an Aussie, and that's a frequent target of his satire lol. Kidding aside, why? Just out of curiosity, because it's a rarity to run across somebody that's given him a chance and disliked his work.

January 25, 2015
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This isn't a very original recommendation but H.G. Wells is really fucking good. I know that most people know about him and specifically "War of the Worlds" but he has a LOT of solid novels. "Time Machine" arguably started the whole time travel thing in books and does it better than almost any other. "The World Set Free" conceptualized the atomic bomb and even gave it the name it has. I would consider it a fantasy novel too, which I do believe is what you were asking about. 

January 25, 2015
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Only novels I've really read was Lord of the Flies and A Wrinkle in Time. 

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January 25, 2015
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If you're into graphic novel series Neil Gaiman's The Sandman is a mythic work of art.

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January 28, 2015
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There was a book that I remember from back in middle school. We watched the movie so I'm sure we read the book but I remember it being about a bunch of kids on a different planet and all it did all year was rain every day and every night. Constant rain. And then one day, for like, a few hours, it was sunshine. Then the clouds set in for more rain, rain, more rain. I forget the name of this book and I've been wondering what its called. I'd like to read that again.

 

There was another book I read about the world ending in a fallout situation. Years ago though. I haven't read anything in a long time.

January 28, 2015
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GanjaGoblin said  I forget the name of this book and I've been wondering what its called. I'd like to read that again.   
 

"All Summer in a Day"?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.....r_in_a_Day

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January 28, 2015
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Thank you very much Krunk

January 28, 2015
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Ive never wanted to talk about Stephen King more in my whole entire life....FUCK

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January 29, 2015
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Jesus Christ, krunk... Well done. That was such an obscure description, I wouldn't have ever thought it'd lead anyone to naming the book. You're pretty freakin' sharp lol.

January 29, 2015
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krunkazphunk we are perfect for each other man  I will even let you stay the night in my camper and man it will be real fun

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January 29, 2015
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I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

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January 29, 2015
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krunkazphuk said
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

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If I'm as intelligent as I think I am, I think that means she likes ya, man. 

January 29, 2015
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CellE2057 said 

If I'm as intelligent as I think I am, I think that means she likes ya, man. 

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