Discussion Forums - Science Fiction

Topic: I love Battlestar Galactica... book recommendations?

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: I love Battlestar Galactica... book recommendations?
Date Posted: 9/24/2008 12:52 PM ET
Member Since: 3/3/2006
Posts: 22
Back To Top

My husband and I are anxiously awaiting the release of season 4 of Battlestar on DVD.  In the meantime, what are some books or series that are similar?  I like a little romance and drama mixed in with my galactic wars. 

Date Posted: 10/1/2008 11:17 AM ET
Member Since: 4/8/2006
Posts: 3,392
Back To Top

Try The Praxis by Walter Jon Williams. It's the first of a trilogy. The main characters are complicated people. One of them is a strong female pilot with an interesting past. There are good battle scenes, too.

http://www.amazon.com/Dread-Empires-Fall-Walter-Williams/dp/038082020X/ref=pd_bbs_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222873677&sr=8-1

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 10/1/2008 12:36 PM ET
Member Since: 8/13/2008
Posts: 3,849
Back To Top

I never saw Battlestar Gallactica, but I liked The Praxis.  I read it when it first came out, and finally just got the second book (The Sundering).

Date Posted: 10/1/2008 11:17 PM ET
Member Since: 4/8/2006
Posts: 3,392
Back To Top

Matt, you need to finish reading the trilogy and start watching Battlestar.

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 10/1/2008 11:39 PM ET
Member Since: 8/13/2008
Posts: 3,849
Back To Top

Bleah...TV.  Actually, I've been told I look like Chief Galen Tyrol from the show, so now I'm kind of curious. 

Date Posted: 10/2/2008 10:55 AM ET
Member Since: 4/8/2006
Posts: 3,392
Back To Top

Battlestar is well written, sexy, and filled with science fiction goodness.

Date Posted: 10/2/2008 8:49 PM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2006
Posts: 64
Back To Top

You might try the Liaden books by Steve Miller and Sharon Lee.  That is space opera with romance. Also Catherine Asaro's Skolian Empire series.  Lots of great space opera with romance.  Or also (these are just coming  to me as I write this) the Miles Vorkosigan series by Lois McMaster Bujold.  That one has more warped humor, lots of great space opera and some romance (not tons).  And for a really great SF series (though not space opera), there is the Company series by Kage Baker.  That is about immortal time traveling cyborgs.

Date Posted: 10/14/2008 5:33 PM ET
Member Since: 4/8/2006
Posts: 3,392
Back To Top

I'm reading the first Liaden book. I'm enjoying it.

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 5:38 PM ET
Member Since: 10/4/2008
Posts: 273
Back To Top

I have several Battlestar Galactica books on my shelf....but they are the original series not the new one.

Rebecca