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

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  • finarvyn
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    I voted for Foundation, Conan and Fafhrd/Grey Mouser.

    I would also add Harrison's Stainless Steel Rat, Zelazny's Amber, Herbert's Dune, Dickson's Dorsai and probably others that haven't popped into my head at the moment.

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  • Wolfshead
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    Another vote for Farmer's Riverworld. It was among the start of my book collecting days as I read the first two in pb ans was so hooked on the story I grabbed the hbs as soon as they hit the shelves not wanting to wait for the paperbacks. As this was in my college days the cost of the hardbacks took a big bite of my budget for reading material but always felt it was worth it. The only problem is now trying to acquire hb copies of the first two books.

    herb

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  • Pebble
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    Originally posted by Duncan View Post
    Philip José Farmer's World of Tiers is a series I've loved since I first read Maker of Universes when I was sixteen (a long time ago).
    Huzzah!

    Some one mentions the late and great Philip Jose Farmer. I preferred Riverworld series and the Feast Unknown trilogy. I did think that Le Guin's Earthsea books are a brilliant series too. I think The Other Wind was my book of 2006 or 2007?

    David Brin's Uplift series was very good as well.

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  • Guzzlecrank
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    Wm. S. Burroughs' "The Nova Trilogy" and "Cities of the Red Night Trilogy". I'm unable to rank one series above the other.

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  • Lamont Cranston
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    Leigh Bracketts Solar System stories. A reoccurring character only appears in three of them but they are all set on the same planets and regions and cities, often at different points in their history.

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  • white wolf's son
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    Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser, accompanied by the Howard Conan stories for me.

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  • VonWeiner
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    Voted for Leiber and Asimov but I also love The Book of the New Sun by Wolfe and The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Donaldson. Wolfe's Soldier of the Mist books are great too.

    Oh and the first few Stainless Steel Rat books by Harry Harrison are fun. Ah I guess I could go on and on...

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  • Duncan
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    Philip José Farmer's World of Tiers is a series I've loved since I first read Maker of Universes when I was sixteen (a long time ago).

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  • Governor of Rowe Island
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    Originally posted by Elwher View Post
    I liked Gateway as well - I have the last one 'The Boy Who Would Live Forever' on my shelves but I haven't read it yet.
    I didn't know about that one! I shall have to find it.

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  • Elwher
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    Originally posted by WhiteWolf359 View Post
    I loved C.J. Cherryh's "Gate of Ivrel" series, Fred Pohl's "Gateway" and all of Larry Niven's "Ringworld" novels, and the whole "Man-Kzin Wars" series. I haven't found the sequel to Jack McDevitt's brilliant "Chindi," but I'm looking forward to that as well.
    Some of my favourites too - there are several sequels to Chindi, Omega, Odyssey and Cauldron iirc and wasn't Chindi Book 3 after The Engines of God and Deepsix?

    Originally posted by Governor of Rowe Island View Post
    I'd forgotten about the 'Gateway' series, whitewolf. I think the first one was far and away the best one, and the quality declined in order of publication but they still kept you reading to the end and you weren't sorry you had. The collection of short stories was better and it was fun learning about some of the missions which were mentioned in the first books' side panels.
    I liked Gateway as well - I have the last one 'The Boy Who Would Live Forever' on my shelves but I haven't read it yet.

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  • Governor of Rowe Island
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    I'd forgotten about the 'Gateway' series, whitewolf. I think the first one was far and away the best one, and the quality declined in order of publication but they still kept you reading to the end and you weren't sorry you had. The collection of short stories was better and it was fun learning about some of the missions which were mentioned in the first books' side panels.

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  • WhiteWolf359
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    I recently enjoyed Jude Fisher's "Rose of the World" trilogy. I loved C.J. Cherryh's "Gate of Ivrel" series, Fred Pohl's "Gateway" and all of Larry Niven's "Ringworld" novels, and the whole "Man-Kzin Wars" series. I haven't found the sequel to Jack McDevitt's brilliant "Chindi," but I'm looking forward to that as well. I read the first of George R.R. Martin's "A Game of Thrones" series, but found it a bit diluted from his early work, such as "The Dying of the Light" or the "Wild Cards" series. All of Zelzany's ORIGINAL "Amber" books. The second series was awful and obviously the last two novels were entirely written by Jane Lindskold. She lost the thread somewhere.

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  • joys972
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    Conan, Amber, Lieber and Simon Green's Nightside series. I also enjoyed Chalker's Well World series and Varley's Titan series when I was younger.

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  • Dave Hardy
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    Originally posted by In_Loos_Ptokai View Post
    She and Ayesha!

    The entire Set In Africa series, from King Solomon's Mines to the last in the series.

    I read them almost addictively when I was in my early adolescence, and I think they're part of the reason I'm currently addicted to SF/Fantasy.
    Just finished Nada the Lily a while back and started on Swallow. Nada should be on the list for fans of hard-boiled Sword & sorcery. It's sort of The Inner Circle (the Konchalovsky movie, that is) meets Tarzan. Mind blowing.

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  • Laure
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    I've really enjoyed Robert Silverberg's Majipoor series... And I do like Tamora Pierce's Alanna series (yeah, I know it's for children, but it's pretty good); and I also enjoyed Phillip Pullman's HDM series. I'm currently reading one by a girl named Lisa Shearin--sorry to say, that's for my writing requirements for my *cough* job. Right now, the jury is out as far as a judgement one way or the other on that one, though I'm a little miffed by something in her book. Has anyone read it, to know what I'm about to say?

    *nodsnods* She's got something very Stormbringer-like in it. I'm not sure what to think of that.
    Last edited by Laure; 05-05-2009, 09:51 AM. Reason: reprashing

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