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Subject: New Series....need one
Date Posted: 7/15/2010 1:00 PM ET
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Looking for a new series to get into. Loved the Dark Tower series also both Ender and Alvin Maker by Card. Tried the Discworld books but couldnt get into the first book. Just about finished with both Harry Dresden books and Repairman Jack books. Need something new....anybody?

Date Posted: 7/15/2010 1:08 PM ET
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You could try Lois McMaster Bujold. . . either her Vorkosigan Saga if you want SF or her Chalion books if you want high fantasy. I'd recommend starting the Vorkosigan Saga with The Warrior's Apprentice (which is in the omnibus Young Miles) based on what you've liked in the past, though technically there are two novels before it -- but they feature Miles' parents and have a slightly different feel (heavier on a romance subplot and a lot of social SF world-building) that I don't think you would like as much as Miles' novels (which have more action and a coming-of-age structure). The Chalion series you should start with The Curse of Chalion, though I don't think that's quite as good a fit for you as the Vorkosigan Saga.

Date Posted: 7/15/2010 4:39 PM ET
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you could try Simon R. Green's Nightside series.  Or Katherine Kurtz's Duryni series.

Date Posted: 7/15/2010 5:41 PM ET
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Wen Spencer's series about Ukiah Oregon.  Starts with Alien Taste.  Okay, not quite fantasy.  But fits in well with the other series you mention.

Date Posted: 7/16/2010 1:02 PM ET
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Jim Butcher's Dresden Files.  Cant go wrog with that series.

Date Posted: 7/16/2010 2:23 PM ET
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If you liked the Dresden files try Jim Butchers other series, it is a completed ( six book ) fantasy series called the Codex Alera, the first book is Furies of Calderon.  The writing style is different from the Dresden files but still has great suporting characters and great endings.

 

Mike

Date Posted: 7/21/2010 4:09 PM ET
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Thanks for the suggestions I think I will try Ukia Oregon. Any more....thanks again!

Date Posted: 7/21/2010 10:40 PM ET
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I was also going to suggest the Nightside series by Simon R Green although I've only read the 1st. 

I love the Dresden books but could not get into the Codex series.

I'm reading The Traveler by John Twelve Hawkes and that's pretty good so far.

I recenlty picked the 1st Connor Gray book, Unshapely Things by Mark Del Franco because I though it looked good. 

There's also the Weather Warden series by Rachel Caine.



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Subject: Shadows of the Apt
Date Posted: 7/26/2010 11:16 AM ET
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I am currently reading Dragonfly Falling, the second book in the 'Shadows of the Apt' by Adrian Tchaikovsky.  The first book in the series is Empire in Black and Gold.  Very original and action packed fantasy.  If you do read this series, check out http://shadowsoftheapt.com/category/world/kinden. 

Have you checkout George RR Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice series.  It begins with A Game of Thrones.  
This is actually my favorite fantasy series. 



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Subject: Glenn Cook has two good Fantasy series
Date Posted: 7/30/2010 10:14 PM ET
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One that I really liked is about a Travis McGee type Private Investigator in a land where dwarves, elves, ogres, centaurs, sorcerers and other things that go bump in the night.  It isn't horror.  It is Fantasy but a lot of fun.

There is also the Black Company series, medieval style mercenaries in a land of magic.  Very serious fantasy.

Both of these are oldies but goodies with new books just recently published.

Date Posted: 8/2/2010 8:19 PM ET
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I'll second the Vorkosigan series--they are both excellent. 

Try Steven Brust's Drageara series--start with Jhereg. Great world-building, wonderful characters!

Date Posted: 8/17/2010 3:11 PM ET
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Sci-Fi: Have you tried The Hunger Games? It is a 3 books series with the 3rd one coming out on Aug.24th. It is YA but it is very, very good.

The Millenium Trilogy by Stiegg Larsson, is a Crime Mystery. I usually do not read these but I HIGHLY recommend this series. The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo (1), The Girl Who Played With Fire(2) and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest. Excellent, Excellent books that keep getting better as they go along with an incredible, broken and unlikely heroine. It gives the term "strong female character" a new meaning.  Don't let the term "Girl" fool you, this is not "Chick Lit".



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Date Posted: 8/18/2010 11:22 AM ET
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I'm a big fan of Brandon Sanderson.  If you've not tried his Mistborn trilogy, I highly recommend it.  They picked the right guy to finish Jordan's Wheel of Time series.

Date Posted: 8/29/2010 7:08 PM ET
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I'm currently reading the 3rd book in the Felix Castor series by Mike Carey called Dead Men's  Boots.  I love the series, I normally don't read series too often but I can't stop reading these.  You might give them a try.  There are 5 books currently in the series. 

 

Phil