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Old 08-17-2011, 03:47 PM   #11
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biggunsbob[/color]]"A Song Of Fire And Ice" Series is up to five Books now.. By George R.R. Martin. I am on the 5th book now and George is a pretty darn good writer. He has written a lot of books and short stories

1. A Game Of Thrones. (Now a HBO series)
2. A Clash Of Kings.
3. A Storm Of Swords.
4. A Feast For Crows.
5. A Dance With Dragons.

The only other book of his I have read is.
'Hunters Run' Co-authored with Gardner Dozois, and Daniel Abraham.
Pretty fast and decent little read..

Just started A Feast for Crows. I have absolutely loved the books so far, although I have seen the HBO series now, and so now I picture everybody the way they are in the TV Series. I enjoyed their casting, but it definitely changed the way I pictured a few characters when I had first started reading them.



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Old 08-17-2011, 05:25 PM   #12
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Not a huge sci-fi fan, but I read Dune when I was younger and really liked it. Ill second the Dark Tower series. After seeing season 1 of Game of Thrones, A Song of Fire and Ice is at the top of my priority list of books to buy in the very near future.
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:20 PM   #13
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I'm a big fan of The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. They're working on a movie deal for it, with Ron Howard directing, but it's currently in limbo. I really hope they do it right, if they're going to do it at all.

http://www.stephenking.com/DarkTower/

This the first 3 were far better then the rest though.

Also, the Talisman and Black House by King and Straub (Ghost story fame) are the first outside references outside of The Stand that mention the Crimson King or the Breakers, though several other books do later.
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I have not read the Harry Potter books, but I enjoyed the Movies once they got a bit darker, so I might give them a spin.

I have read all 3 Lord of the Rings books, plus The Hobbit, and The Similarion.

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How can there be a Sci Fi thread with no mention of Douglas Adams? For Shame!!!
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:17 PM   #16
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The series I just finished reading was the The Emberverse Series. I was pretty impressed with the first three. The next four are OK but they changed a bit. I will read the last few when they come out.
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Dresden Series by Jim Butcher, simply amazing if your a guy. Its about supernatural things like wizards, vampires, trolls, magic, etc, etc, etc all the while the main character is a funny smart ass that throws bad action movie references in.

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Scott Westerfeld has mostly written teen books and he is very successful
at it. A New york Times Bestseller....
But he did foray into the hard science fiction with around 4 or 5 books..
Here are two gems. These are the only two books of his i have read. They really are one book broken into two I think.. He has mentioned doing a few more but his teen books are more successful.

1. The Risen Empire, Book one of Succession. 2003
2. The Killing of Worlds, Book Two of Succession. 2003.


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A couple other authors need to be mentioned.

Joe Haldeman , The Forever War'. 1974. Won the Nebula Award in 1975,[1] and the Hugo and the Locus awards in 1976.

Peter F. Hamilton.
Jack McDevitt.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:45 PM   #20
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We should mention the classic SF guys. Some have already been mentioned but these are some of the all time greats. I know i missed a few.

Isaac Asimov.
Ray Bradbury.
Robert A Heinlein.
Arthur C Clarke.
George Orwell.
Frank Herbert.
Kurt Vonnegut.
Frederik Pohl.
Orson Scott Card.
Aldous Huxley.
H.G. Wells.
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