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    My next ten fantasy/scifi reads currently are:

    1. Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie
    2. Quiksilver by Neal Stephenson
    3. The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
    4. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
    5. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
    6. Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
    7. Ilium by Dan Simmons
    8. The Scar by China Mieville
    9. The Darkness That Comes Before by R. Scott Bakker
    10. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

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    @Cheerwell- Yeah, Dark Tower is probably my next book. I just don't think I can stay away from it much longer...every time I look at my book shelf it beckons me.

    @3rdI- Thanks for the advice. I'll keep an eye out for some Gene Wolfe in the future.

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    I admit I don't have 10 books on my pile

    But the next couple are "Invisible Monsters" and "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S Lewis

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    Soldier of the Mist

    Quote Originally Posted by Corporal Blues View Post
    Where would you recommend starting with Wolfe?
    Wizard Knight maybe a little to stereotypically Wolfe. It definitely demonstrates that Wolfe is a fearless writer: willing to go into territory that might alienate his audience (the description of the honeymoon between a human bride and a giant in The Wizard caused some readers to declare they were done with him for good).

    However, if you're looking for a Fantasy NOVEL to start with in Wolfe, I'd recommend "Soldier of the Mist".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja Ravenscroft View Post
    I admit I don't have 10 books on my pile But the next couple are "Invisible Monsters" and "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S Lewis
    I recommend 'The Great Divorce' before 'The Screwtape Letters' although I like them both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattNY View Post
    My next ten fantasy/scifi reads currently are:
    Mostly short stories:

    1. Stories ed. Neil Gaiman
    2. Full Moon City ed. by Darrell Schweitzer & Martin H. Greenberg
    3. Cross of the Centuries ed. by Michael Bishop
    4. Brave New Worlds ed by John Joseph Adams
    5. Salt of the Air ed. by Vera Nazarian
    6. Strange Days by RA Lafferty
    7. Starwater Strains by Gene Wolfe
    8. Home Fires by Gene Wolfe
    9. The Marvelous Land of Oz by L Frank Baum
    10. The Vampire: His Kith and Kin by Augustus Montegue Summers

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    Quote Originally Posted by wynnj006 View Post
    However, if you're looking for a Fantasy NOVEL to start with in Wolfe, I'd recommend "Soldier of the Mist".
    Seconded. The Latro books are among my all time favorite reads, IMO better than Wizardknight.
    Last edited by chokipokilo; March 29th, 2011 at 11:24 PM.

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    These aren't in order. I read according to my mood and taste, so I don't plan sequentially. I just choose a book from the stack of unread books I have. Some of these are science fiction.

    1. Paladin of Souls - Lois McMaster Bujold
    2. Gibbon's Decline and Fall - Sheri S. Tepper
    3. Hammerfall - C.J. Cherryh
    4. Forge of Heaven - C.J. Cherryh
    4. The Word for World is Forest - Ursula K. Le Guin
    5. The Sharing Knife vol. 2 - Lois McMaster Bujold
    6. The Sharing Knife vol. 3 - Lois McMaster Bujold
    7. The Sharing Knife vol. 4 - Lois McMaster Bujold
    8. Fortress of Ice - C.J. Cherryh
    9. The Hallowed Hunt - Lois McMaster Bujold

    And then I've got a few Honor Harington books by David Weber lying around that I haven't gotten to. I ODed on military space opera a while back and needed a good long rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wynnj006 View Post
    Wizard Knight maybe a little to stereotypically Wolfe. It definitely demonstrates that Wolfe is a fearless writer: willing to go into territory that might alienate his audience (the description of the honeymoon between a human bride and a giant in The Wizard caused some readers to declare they were done with him for good).

    However, if you're looking for a Fantasy NOVEL to start with in Wolfe, I'd recommend "Soldier of the Mist".
    Ok, thanks for the advice. I appreciate the food for thought. I'll also browse the interwebs and read some reviews before I make the leap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexington View Post
    I highly recommend reading the whole series. It gets better as you go along and it is a real easy read.
    Thanks for the heads up. I have read Anthony in the past so I have a good idea about the writing style. I heard the books were dark (which I dont mind), I'll just have to make sure I'm in the mood for something of that nature before I begin.

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    1/ The Red Wolf Conspiracy - Robert V.S. Redick
    2/ Gridlinked - Neal Asher
    3/ The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothuss
    4/ The Blade Itself - Joe Abercrombie
    5/ The Way of Shadows - Brent Weeks
    6/ The Darkness that comes before - Scott Bakker
    7/ Sabriel - Garth Nix
    8/ Shadow of the Torturer - Gene Wolfe
    9 - 10 ... I'm not sure I'll live that long!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheerwell View Post
    Looking to be something like this:

    1. Empire in Black & Gold - Adrian Tchaikovsky
    2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
    3. Goblin Hero - Jim C. Hines
    4. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
    5. Goblin War - Jim C. Hines

    And, after those, it'll be some of these 5:
    6-8. Mistborn Trilogy - Brandon Sanderson
    9. Dragonfly Falling - Adrian Tchaikovsky (Depending on when I get it)
    10. The Demon King - Cinda Williams Chima
    Shaking this up a bit. I'm not including the book I'm reading as I've almost finished it

    1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
    2-3. Alice In Wonderland & Through The Looking Glass
    4. The Demon King - Cinda Williams Chima
    5-7. Mistborn Trilogy - Brandon Sanderson
    8. Dragonfly Falling - Adrian Tchaikovsky

    I'll leave it there as I'm not sure what other books I'll get, nor how long it'll take me to read those. I've taken the Goblin books out because I'm not really in the 'zone' to read them, and there's a lot of books I'd rather read at the moment, so I want to try and get them out of the way.

    Quote Originally Posted by NickeeCoco View Post
    And then I've got a few Honor Harington books by David Weber lying around that I haven't gotten to. I ODed on military space opera a while back and needed a good long rest.
    I've got the first one somewhere, and I didn't know what he was talking about

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    1. Gardens of the Moon - got Kindle edition on sale
    2. Best Served Cold - ditto
    3. A Clash of Kings - ditto again. Although I read the first one several years ago so I'm going to wait and read this one after I watch the HBO series to refresh my recollection.
    4. Anathem by Neal Stephenson - I got this way back when it was released but have never been in the mood to start it.
    5. Snow Crash by Stephenson - I got this a while back too. I know it's a classic, I just haven't cracked it open yet.
    6. Wise Man's Fear - not in a literal pile yet, but I'll get Kindle version when it comes out in 3 weeks


    And some nonfiction Christmas gifts.
    7. Masters & Commanders by Andrew Roberts
    8. Fifty-Nine in '84
    9. Winston's War by Max Hastings
    10 1921: The Yankees, the Giants, and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York

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    1. The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie
    2. Hand of the Hunter by Mark Sehestedt
    3. Hawkwood's Voyage by Paul Kearney
    4. A Shadow in Summer by Daniel Abraham
    5. The Colours of Steel by KJ Parker
    6. The Descent by Jeff Long
    7. The Passage by Justin Cronin
    8. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller
    9. The Adamantine Palace by Stephen Deas
    10. Wolfsangel by MD Lachlan
    Last edited by newfiesailor; February 8th, 2011 at 09:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexington View Post
    1. "The Elenium" By David Eddings
    2. "The Tamuli" Eddings
    3. I think I am going to read the Coldfire trilogy.
    4. "The Deathgate Cycle" by Hickman/Weis
    5-10 I have no idea. That is why I am here.
    1-Nice easy read
    2-See above
    3-Worst series in any genre I have ever read
    4-Just finishing. Ended up being an enjoyable series.

    Between "Coldfire" and "The Deathgate Cycle" I read "Mistborn Trilogy" and loved it. The new list is as follows.

    1. The First Law Trilogy-Joe Abercrombie
    2. Malazan Book Of The Fallen-Steven Erikson
    3. Prince Of Nothing-R. Scott Bakker

    After these three series I am taking suggestions. I refuse to read Martin (yet) so don't even try. I am nailing down all the popular trilogies before I really branch out to lesser known authors. I am doing this mainly so I know what everybody is talking about here when they refer to the above authors.
    Last edited by Rexington; February 13th, 2011 at 07:08 PM. Reason: Switched Malazan and First Law

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