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Subject: Any recommendations LQQKing for space type trilogy's.
Date Posted: 10/21/2008 9:31 PM ET
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Thanks in advance.

Date Posted: 10/21/2008 10:48 PM ET
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Foundation by Asimov...obviously.  And all the related books that go with it. 

Also, Circus World by Barry Longyear.



Date Posted: 10/21/2008 11:17 PM ET
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Elizabeth Bear's series about Jenny Casey.

Highroad Trilogy by Alis Rasmussen (AKA Kate Elliot)

Retreval Artist novels by Kristine Kathryn Rusch  (More than 3)

Ukiah Oregon series by Wen Spencer (takes place on Earth.)

The Tomorrow Log and the Liad novels by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (Contains more romance.)

John Scalzi (Humor and space.)

My bookcases used to be all space operas.  But now it's paranormal stuff like Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden,  Stephen Dedman and Rob Thurman.

Is there less space opera coming out?  Or is it me?


Oh, the two Mc guys.  Sean McMullen and Jack McDewitt.


Date Posted: 10/22/2008 1:56 PM ET
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David Feintuch

David Weber

Elizabeth Moon

 all have space series. I enjoyed them all.

Date Posted: 10/22/2008 3:19 PM ET
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When I see "space trilogy," I automatically think of C.S. Lewis's Space Trilogy - Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength.  They are very different from anything else he has written.

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Date Posted: 10/22/2008 8:09 PM ET
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Arthur C. Clarke's A Space Odyssey.  OK, it's four books, not a trilogy.  But they're not overwhelming reads, and very interesting.  Be sure to read the introductions.  There are a few relatively minor continuity glitches from book to book that he explains is due to the number of years and scientific discoveries made in between writing each of the books. 

2001: A Space Odyssey

2010: Odyssey Two

2063: Odyssey Three

3001: The Final Odyssey

Subject: Why?
Date Posted: 11/12/2008 6:11 PM ET
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Why are you limiting yourself to Trilogies?  There are some great series of more than three and a lot of scifi which are not series, but set in the same "universe".

But if you want trilogies - Peter F. Hamilton seems to write nearly everything in trilogies.  Sometimes in trilogies of trilogies.  Can't say I like his stuff personally, but a lot of people do.



Date Posted: 11/13/2008 5:46 AM ET
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Not a trilogy, 5 books, but Elizabeth Moon's Vatta series, esp the first three are great reads.

Trading in Danger.

Marque and Reprisal (Vatta's War, Bk 2)

Engaging the Enemy (Vatta's War, Bk 3)

Command Decision (Vatta's War, Bk 4)

Victory Conditions (Vatta's War, Bk 5)

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Date Posted: 11/28/2008 9:51 AM ET
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Have you read C.J. Cherryh?

The Pride of Chanur

Chanur's Venture

The Kif Strike Back

Chanur's Homecoming

And the next generation:
Chanur's Legacy.

Subject: Honor Harrington series
Date Posted: 12/15/2008 6:11 PM ET
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I have especially enjoyed the Honor Harrington series by David Weber.  The realistic characterizations and the engaging plot line are really great.  And the sentient tree cats are really clever.  This series has been as enjoyable to me as all the Heinlein novels I have read, and reread, over the last 40 years.

By the way, I have 11 of the books in the series that I am going to list on PBS.  If anyone wants the whole lot, look for them on my bookshelf.  I don't have the first one, On Basilisk Station, but it is readily available.  I tried to see if I could trade them as a set, but there does not seem to be a straight forward way to do that.

Wes Jones

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Subject: Peter F. Hamilton
Date Posted: 12/17/2008 9:02 AM ET
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Dan Simmons



Vernor Vinge


Elizabeth Moon


I love space opera!

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Date Posted: 1/6/2009 4:21 AM ET
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If you're looking for something different, how about one of the original space opera series'? The Lensmen books by E.E. "Doc" Smith are a mandatory read for any fan of the genre.

Date Posted: 1/6/2009 9:14 PM ET
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Catherine Asaro's Skolian series

Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester

Slan, Voyage of the Space Beagle  by AE Van Vogt and many others, not exactly a trilogy

Ender's Game series by Orson Scott Card

Gil the Arm series by Larry Niven


Date Posted: 1/8/2009 6:10 PM ET
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Some of my favorites:

Joan D Vinge: *Psion*, *Catspaw*, and *Dreamfall* (I hope she writes another in this universe someday)

John Varley: *Titan*, *Wizard*, and *Demon* or *The Ophiuchi Hotline*, *Steel Beach* (great just on its own as well), and *The Golden Globe*

David Brin: *Sundiver*, *Startide Rising*, and *The Uplift War* and/or *Brightness Reef*, *Infinity's Shore*, and *Heaven's Reach*


Date Posted: 1/8/2009 7:50 PM ET
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Good calls, also Joan Vinge's Snow Queen, Summer Queen and Tangled Up In Blue.

Date Posted: 1/10/2009 7:42 PM ET
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Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan series!!
Date Posted: 1/10/2009 7:45 PM ET
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I'm going to guess that Agent of Change, Conflict of Honor, and Carpe Diem by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller are already on your list. And then there are the follow-up books, Plan B, I Dare! and Pilot's Choice. And then the prequels. And the related books...
Date Posted: 1/13/2009 4:43 PM ET
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 John Scalzi Old Man's War, Ghost Brigades, Last Colony

Subject: Space Trilogies
Date Posted: 2/12/2009 8:16 PM ET
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Have you tried Andre Norton?  Though she wrote from the 30's, 40's, 50's on up, her books are always well written and entertaining.  I enjoy her books because many have very intriguing ideas, though very dated, and it is fun to see what her ideas about space and aliens cultures that she dreamed up before space travel was a reality.  You might try the Solar Queen series.  Many people love her Witch World stories, but I have a preference for her really early stuff or the stand alones. 


And, of course, if you haven't already read them, the Frank Herbert "Dune" series is wonderful.