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Subject: And I'm back...
Date Posted: 5/20/2009 1:07 PM ET
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I have another question for everyone. This board has helped me find Stardoc and The Lost Fleet, so I was hoping that you guys could lead me to more medical science fiction and military science fiction series. You guys are awesome, and it's worth a shot, right?
Date Posted: 5/20/2009 4:53 PM ET
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Medical - James White - Sector General series. 25+ books! Dated, but (a newer) one called Galactic Gourmet had me in stitches.

Medical - Jody Lynn Nye - series starting with Taylor's Ark

Medical (Actually Biology) - Julie Czerneda - series starting with Survival: Species Imperative #1

Medical - Murray Leinster - Med Ship. (But very very dated)

Medical - Lee Corey - Space Doctor. Haven't read this one yet.

Medical could also include books by Michael Crichton and Robin Cook - but they're not in space ..

 

Military - Elizabeth Moon - I started with Once a Hero, but the first book is actually Hunting Party

Military - John Scalzi - Old Man's War and The Ghost Brigades

Military - Lois McMaster Bujold!! - Vorkosigan series!!! Yum!

Military - I'm not a fan of David Weber or John Ringo's stuff, but you may like them, lots and lots of people do.

 

Date Posted: 5/20/2009 5:05 PM ET
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Karen- I knew I could count on you to come through for me! I'm hoping Matt will weigh in as well. You both have great suggestions. Thank you!

Date Posted: 5/20/2009 7:46 PM ET
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I enjoyed Elizabeth Moon's Vatta's War series. Starts with Trading in Danger (Vatta's War, Bk 1)

It's a completed series - it's always nice to start something you can read to finish without waiting a year or more for the next one to come out :P

Tanya Huff's Valor series is also really good. Starts with Valor's Choice (Confederation, Bk 1)

I tried David Weber's Honor Harrington series, but it went into too much scientific and tactical detail than I like. It took me out of the story a bit. It's a popular one, though, so you might like to try it. It starts with On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington 1) (On Basilisk Station)

I've also started the Vorkosigan series and I really like it. I've actually picked up some of Bujold's fantasy novels (even though I don't usually read the genre) because I like her writing.

 

edited because I keep thinking of more  :P



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Date Posted: 5/20/2009 11:11 PM ET
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Medical - James White - Sector General series   I can echo this  :)

Military  - Ian Douglas  - The Inheritance Trilogy     (Ian Douglas is a pseudonym for William H. Keith, Jr.)

 

others

Jack Campbell is a pseudonym for John G. Hemry  but some of his books are in high demand and for some reason one series (Starks War) is hard to find.

 

 



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Date Posted: 5/22/2009 12:43 PM ET
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I've added all of these to my Reminder List (I actually order a lot off of it). Thank you so much for your help! I'm not really sure what I like because the only medical book I've read is Stardoc (the other 4 are in the mail), and the only military series I've gotten is The Lost Fleet. So, it's anybody's guess what I'll like. :)
Date Posted: 5/23/2009 11:51 AM ET
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Has anyone read this series from Ben Weaver?

Brothers in Arms
Rebels in Arms
Patriots in Arms

Wondering if it's more like a Flint or Ringo book, or more like a Moon or Bujold :-)

 

Date Posted: 5/23/2009 5:32 PM ET
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Jack Campbell is a pseudonym for John G. Hemry  but some of his books are in high demand and for some reason one series (Starks War) is hard to find

Hard to find doesn't describe the HALF of it. Most of the volumes I can find start in the mid-teen range for price. And go up astronomically from there. And I've had very little luck getting them on here either. Which is sad :-(

Date Posted: 5/23/2009 8:03 PM ET
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Hard to find doesn't describe the HALF of it. Most of the volumes I can find start in the mid-teen range for price. And go up astronomically from there. And I've had very little luck getting them on here either. Which is sad :-(  

I have added them to my books to find list when i get by a UBS , so if i find them, they will be posted . i decided not to pay the high price but did find one lower priced  and i think it was book 2 or 3  but without book one , its a moot point. I don't know the order but i think starks war is first 

Stark's War
Stark's Command
Stark's Crusade

 



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Date Posted: 5/23/2009 8:09 PM ET
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I've checked with all four UBS's in the area and they said they'd have to special order them. I just figure I'm going to have to wait awhile before getting my hands on them :-|

Date Posted: 5/23/2009 8:09 PM ET
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Has anyone read this series from Ben Weaver?

Brothers in Arms
Rebels in Arms
Patriots in Arms

Wondering if it's more like a Flint or Ringo book, or more like a Moon or Bujold :-)

 

I have read the first book but its been a while ago and i can't remember how it feels

it might be actually between those you listed above  not hard military sf  but not a softer feel

it should be worth a re read  :)  but i would have to clear down my TBR pile first



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Date Posted: 5/26/2009 12:52 AM ET
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Gordon R. Dickson's Dorsai novels are good classic military SF, especially the earlier ones.

Elizabeth Bear's Jenny Casey trilogy (Hammered, Scardown, Worldwired) features military and medical protagonists and is really excellent.

Connie Willis' books always feature scientists as protagonists if you want to branch out a little from the medical. :)