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Which other science fiction-fantasy saga do you like? (Multiple Choice)

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  • Which other science fiction-fantasy saga do you like? (Multiple Choice)

    Other than Moorcock's Eternal Champion, which other science-fiction or fantasy saga do you like?
    126
    Asimov's Foundation
    12.70%
    16
    Leiber's Fafhrd and Gray Mouser
    23.02%
    29
    Howard's Conan
    19.84%
    25
    Tad William's Otherland
    2.38%
    3
    Peter F Hamilton's Night Dawn Trilogy
    2.38%
    3
    Tad william's Memory Sorrow and Thorn
    3.17%
    4
    Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle
    2.38%
    3
    Storm Constantine's Wraeththu
    1.59%
    2
    Bakker's "Prince of Nothing" series
    1.59%
    2
    Jack Vance's "Demon Princes"
    6.35%
    8
    Kage Baker's "Company" series
    1.59%
    2
    Other (specify)
    23.02%
    29
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  • #2
    Cat's Paw with an attached thread of gold to ground out thrown death spells. How cool is that?! F&Gm all the way!
    Ani Maamin B'emunah Sh'leimah B'viyat Hamashiach. V'af al pi sheyitmahmehah im kol zeh achake lo b'chol yom sheyavo.

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    • #3
      I've got Howard's Conan saga sitting on a shelf waiting to be read one day, but then I've not read any of the other options on the list so I can't vote for those either.

      Does The Lord of the Rings count as a saga? If so, I'd vote for that. Or Harry Harrison's The Stainless Steel Rat novels (well, first five books at least) if we're doing SF.

      Trying to think what other series I've read. Eddings' The Belegariad? Enjoyed it 20-odd years ago but wouldn't say it was a favourite. Gibson's Sprawl novels? Didn't finish reading Count Zero. Pratchett's Discworld novels are probably a contender now I think about it. Oh, I suppose I could vote for the BBC's Eighth Doctor Adventures (EDAs) novels 'starring' Paul McGann. I quite liked those (never finished reading them though and missed buying the last couple of years worth. So it goes.)

      PS. I moved the poll from the Polls forum since it's explicitly not Moorcock-related in theme.
      _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
      _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
      _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
      _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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      • #4
        Raymond E. Fiest's Riftwar saga.
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        • #5
          I'l second LoTR; Stainless and the Discworld and then add Zelazny's Amber, Susan Cooper's Dark Is Rising; various comic format series and of course Roger Hargreave's The Mister Men! (Perhaps the latter isn't 'classic fantasy', but what else would you call 'em?)

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          • #6
            Why the poor choice for Vance? Demon Princes was weak and uneven.

            "Planet of Adventure", the Araminta Station novels and ahem.. the Dying Earth series... are all far superior.

            Rice-Burroughs' John Carter of Mars also merits inclusion.

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            • #7
              Aldiss' Helliconia trilogy,Brins Uplift series and Banks' Culture series amongst many others for me!!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by UncleDes View Post
                Why the poor choice for Vance? Demon Princes was weak and uneven.

                "Planet of Adventure", the Araminta Station novels and ahem.. the Dying Earth series... are all far superior.

                Rice-Burroughs' John Carter of Mars also merits inclusion.

                Des
                As for Vance, I suppose's a question of taste. I simply loved The Demon Princes books, Alastor, The Last Castle (how decadently Melnibonean!), The Dragon Masters and, yes, the Chateau d'If. I simply didn't care for the Dying Earth, it DISAPPEARS before Moorcock's Dancers at the end of Time, or the Matthew Hughes's series of Hengis Hapthorn.
                Rice- Burroughs was great, greater stll was Leigh Brackett (another favourite of mine)
                Don't believe everything you hear, but not disbelieve anything, either
                Calanthe Har Aralis har Varr har Uigenna

                This is not the Tanelorn I was searching for
                Dorian Hawkmoon

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                • #9
                  I like Frank Herbert's Dune (Hate The Preuqels), Douglas Adams The Hitchhikers Guid To The Galaxy, Jack Vance's Lyoness Asimov's Foundation and Robot series, Howard's Conan and Gene Wolf's Book Of The New Sun.
                  Last edited by flutegirlrockz; 08-12-2008, 04:30 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dorian-Hawkmoon View Post
                    I simply didn't care for the Dying Earth, it DISAPPEARS before Moorcock's Dancers at the end of Time, or the Matthew Hughes's series of Hengis Hapthorn.
                    !!?? The Cugel the Clever books are some of the funniest I've ever read. Ironic, inventive, wonderful. Dancers is pretty good, too, and I've never heard of Hengis Napthorn: must check it out.

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                    • #11
                      Howard's Conan
                      Ian M Banks' "Culture" series
                      Gibbson's "Virtual Light" series

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                      • #12
                        Zelazny's Amber (and not the new sequels)
                        Herbert's Dune (and not the new sequels)
                        LeGuin's Earthsea

                        Those are probably the top 3.

                        I haven't read much of Howard's Conan, but his Solomon Kane stories were incredible.
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                        • #13
                          I'll be reading the Coming of Conan the Cimmerian during this year. Along with many other books!

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                          • #14
                            Too many to list really.

                            I'm reading Silverberg's Majipoor books. I love Mieville's Bas Lag. C.J. Cherryh's Alliance/Union books are among my favorites (I don't know if a future history exactly counts as a "saga"). Alastair Reynold's Revelation Space series is awesome. David Brin's Uplift series is great. Gregory Benford's Galactic Center cycle is also amazing. Kathleen Ann Goonan's Nanotech Quartet is brilliant and far underrated.

                            Those are off the top of my head...
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                            • #15
                              I would have been hard put to choose between Howard and Leiber. And, I'm fond of Constantine's creativity and willingness to deal with strong themes. So, while I'm not really sure that the term "saga" is right, chose other and specify Iain M. Banks' Culture books.
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