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Favorite Sci-fi / Fantasy Books

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Posted: 1/9/19 at 4:38pm

Hello all. 

I am wanting to expand my reading horizons this year and want to dip my toes more into the Sci-Fi / Fantasy genres.    

What are some of your favorite stand alone or series of novels that you would recommend? 

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Posted: 1/9/19 at 5:34pm

Recently, my favorite is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.  Even if you've seen the film, the novel is worth the read.  And if you're a Star Trek fan, Redshirts by John Scalzi is a hoot.  Others I've enjoyed:

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series - Douglas Adams
Dirk Gently duology - Douglas Adams
Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
Space Trilogy - C.S. Lewis
His Dark Materials - Phillip Pullman
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
1984 - George Orwell
The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
Dune - Frank Herbert
Ringworld - David Niven
Rendezvous With Rama - Arthur C. Clarke
Robot Series - Isaac Asimov
Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A. Heinlein
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton
Timeline - Michael Crichton
Hunger Games trilogy - Suzanne Collins
Lightning - Dean Koontz

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Posted: 1/9/19 at 8:30pm

Great list tho mostly classic SF ( My generation!)

I would add almost anything from Neil Gaiman's ouvre-

Neverwhere, Anansi Boys, American Gods,  and my fav- Good Omens. OH gosh The Graveyard Book!

Anne Mccaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series. ( Lessa is such a bitch!)

Max Brooks World War Z ( NOTHING like the movie except there are zombies)

Ursula K Le Guin - Left Hand of Darkness, A Wizard of Earthsea, - oh hell anything she wrote.

Octavia Butler- Bloodchild (short story) the Patternmaster / Patternist series

Samuel R Delany ( oK he can be an acquired taste I never really 

Patrick Rothfuss-  The Kingkiller Chronicles ( and others)

Harlan Ellison- Short story collections - I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream

Orson Scott Card- 

Well that's some of my bookcase- I'll try to think of some more.

Explore and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted: 1/10/19 at 10:52am

Thank you so much, you two.  I really appreciate it and have added a lot of these to my TBR list. 

For myself, I would recommend anything by Brandon Sanderson (especially the Mistborn series.  SOOOOOO good). 

And my favorite book of all time which is 11/22/63 by Stephen King.   If you haven't read this please, please, please do yourself a favor.   *sigh*

But, that being said I can't wait to dive into the books on your lists! 

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Posted: 1/10/19 at 11:27am

I highly recommend The Three Body Problem series by Liu Cixin.

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Posted: 1/10/19 at 11:41am

Thanks, Erik.  I have added it to my TBR list as well.   I looked up the synopsis and it seems very interesting. 

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Posted: 1/10/19 at 11:56am

You must read His Dark Materials if you haven't already.

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Posted: 1/10/19 at 12:09pm

I've had the books for years but for some reason never read them.  I will need to get to them soon. 

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Posted: 1/10/19 at 9:27pm

Speaking of Stephen King, I adore The Eyes of the Dragon, which was a huge stylistic departure for him when it was first published.

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Posted: 1/11/19 at 11:20am

I read Eyes of the Dragon a few months ago and I liked it a lot more than I thought it was.  It was very straight forward and matter of fact (which went against his usual style as you mentioned) so it took me a while to get used to it but I ended up really liking it.  

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Favorite Sci-fi / Fantasy Books#11
Posted: 1/12/19 at 5:01am

Try the myth-based series: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. It is really good!
Check it out here: https://iprice.ph/hobbies/books/

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Favorite Sci-fi / Fantasy Books#12
Posted: 1/12/19 at 9:50am

Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy.

The Children of Men by P.D. James