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#1 NinjaJohnno

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 09:45 AM

Hi everyone hope 2016 has been kind so far?

I have been busy, 2nd daughter was born mid November so I am outgunned 3-1 in my house now! lol

Now I love book but I don't have the space to keep as many real books as I would like so I use a Kindle, and I am a real sucker for fantasy and sci-fi, I have read almost everything David Gemmell has to offer and anyone who likes heroic fantasy should really check him out, Brandon Sanderson I really like, David Dalglish, sci-fi wise I really like Saga of seven suns by Kevin J Anderson, BV Larson, Vaughn Heppner, Christopher Nuttall.

Are there any books/authors that people can recommend?


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 05:05 PM

Adrian Tchaikovskys "Shadows of the Apt" Collection is a solid set of fantasy books imo, great reads and fun characters. Another set that is always fun to go through would be Kim Newmans "Anno Dracula" series, basically alternate history if Vampires became part of society etc, but is a good twist on things like Jack the Ripper and such. 

 

Another trilogy that I thought was a good story, though maybe a bit cliche at some points was Stan Nicholls "QuickSilver" trilogy. And one more for you, though I only read the first book, Gene Wolfes "Book of the New Sun" collection, which was again a solid fantasy story, with elements of Sci Fi.

 

As for Sci-Fi I dont read many of those, preferring fantasy, with most of the Sci Fi books I do read being 40k focused, such as my personal favorite, Ciaphas Cain, which I can always recommend. And on the same Warhammer based note, Gotrek and Felix novels for fantasy, just amazing stories and lovable characters


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 06:57 PM

I recommend the following books:

  • Peter F Hamilton - SCi-Fi
    • Commonwealth Duology
    • The Dreamer Trilogy
    • The Night's Dawn Trilogy
    • Mandel Files
    • Throne of Glass Series
  • Richard & Kalan / Sword of Truth / Seeker of Truth series
  • Eragon trilogy

 

I have way more but those would keep you going for yonks. I think you should start with Peter F Hamilton in the order I listed them


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 09:08 PM

Thanks gents some very cool looking books there, I shall get starts.
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Posted 30 January 2016 - 02:09 PM

Alright, this should be an obvious one, but have you read Dune, by Frank Herbert? Because damn, if you haven't, get on that. It's THE Sci-Fi book. Pretty much every modern Sci-Fi took something from Dune, every since I read it it's like I am now seeing all those settings with different eyes.


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Posted 31 January 2016 - 10:12 PM

Alright, this should be an obvious one, but have you read Dune, by Frank Herbert? Because damn, if you haven't, get on that. It's THE Sci-Fi book. Pretty much every modern Sci-Fi took something from Dune, every since I read it it's like I am now seeing all those settings with different eyes.

I haven't actually, I will remedy that as well, closest I got to Dune was the film and the really old RTS.


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Posted 01 February 2016 - 07:33 AM

I haven't actually, I will remedy that as well, closest I got to Dune was the film and the really old RTS.

That was a brilliant game, Westwood studios were gods among mortals


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Posted 02 February 2016 - 09:36 AM

oh yes, spent hours playing that game, it was immense fun.

Shame Westwood studios got purchased by EA! they wrecked C&C..


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Posted 02 February 2016 - 08:14 PM

oh yes, spent hours playing that game, it was immense fun.

Shame Westwood studios got purchased by EA! they wrecked C&C..

Wreck is such a soft word in this instance, CNC4 was a Great Unclean One

 

Dune books are indeed amazing and well worth the read, as you would expect the movies do not do the novels justice. Still stand by PF Hamilton though, his Commonwealth series is superior in my view ^^


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 09:04 AM

I have DL'd some of Hamiltons books, in fact I got quite a few that people listed.

If any of you guys like Fantasy I can't recommend Brandon Sanderson enough..


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