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    Sci-FI series?

    Hello people ,

    Im mostly a fantasy reader but im wondering about sci-fi :

    In fantasy there are many series like

    -Robert Jordan's wheel of time series
    -R.A Salvatore's Drizzit series
    -Raymond E. Feist - have read all the sagas
    -David Gemmell's Rigante series
    -J.R.R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series

    Is there are series with sci-fiction? If so can you please recommend me some books? No horror ones i beg , thanks in advance ^^

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    Grumpy Irishman shashekar's Avatar
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    Look up Dan Simmons, Neal Stephenson and Stephen Donaldson as a start.

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    Asimov's Foundation trilogy and then, if you want, you can read the sequels/prequels.
    The Dune "series". I would call it Dune and a bunch if sequels but you could call it a series.
    Card's Ender's Game "series".
    Bujold's Vorkosigan series.
    Good places to start reading scifi.

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    im not sure what else i could add thats not in the first two posts. richard morgan's takeshi kovacs books are sort of a series.

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    Also there's:
    - Peter F. Hamilton (Night's Dawn trilogy + other series)
    - Alastair Reynolds (Revelation Space series)
    - Iain M. Banks (Culture series)

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    The above are all very good recommendations, in fact, some threads at SFFWorld actively discuss them.

    Iain M. Banks - Culture Books - I just finished the first book in the series, Consider Phlebas and loved it

    Peter F. Hamilton...where to start? - He has quite a few series that have been touched upon, the latest of which is The Void Trilogy which began with The Dreaming Void (reviewed by Hobbit and myself).

    One series that might work well for you is Kay Kenyon's The Entire and the Rose, which thus far has three books. The first, Bright of the Sky is terrific. Overall, the series has elements that would appeal very well to fantasy fans - great imagined universe, strange creatures, and offbeat society.

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    I like

    Bujold's Vorkosigan series.

    http://www.sfsite.com/05a/mv175.htm

    I can't stand

    Alastair Reynolds' Revelation Space

    http://www.sfsite.com/05a/rs80.htm

    I bought Revelation Space because of reviews on the net but that review more accurately reflects my opinion of the book.

    Now I think that Bujold is a better writer than Asimov and her series is a more enjoyable read than:

    Asimov's Foundation trilogy and then, if you want, you can read the sequels/prequels.

    But the Asimov series was more thought provoking. Now I will admit this might be a somewhat unfair comparison since I read Asimov at a younger age but the Foundation Series altered my perspective of history. So you need to decide what kind of stories YOU LIKE.

    psik
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    FWIW, I liked what I read of Bujold and Reynolds, so there you go.

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    I never enjoyed the Foundation series as I felt it hadn't aged very well.

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    On my own bookshelves:

    David Brin's Uplift books: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uplift_universe

    David Feintuch's Seafort books: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Feintuch

    Jack McDevitt's Academy / Priscilla Hutchinson books: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_McDevitt

    David Weber's Honor Harrington series http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honorverse

    The quality of these vary, of course, but you never know when you'll find something you'll like!

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    I recommend:

    Dune by Frank Herbert (and the 5 sequels he wrote, not the recent ones by his son)

    Hyperion by Dan Simmons (and the sequels, Fall of Hyperion, Endymion, Rise of Endymion).

    Awesome books!

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    Neal Asher's Ian Cormac novels, and others in the same universe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shashekar View Post
    I never enjoyed the Foundation series as I felt it hadn't aged very well.
    How much of the series did you read?

    I usually give up on a book if I don't like it within 50 pages. I would never read a series I didn't like.

    Of course there is the Rimworld Series:

    http://www.rimworlds.com/rimworldsintro.htm

    I can't comment on it since I haven't read it but there is a Crochity Old Fan somewhere that likes it.

    psik

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    I guess no one here likes Heinlein, though I think for the beginning sci-fi reader, he's a good place to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fk1523 View Post
    I guess no one here likes Heinlein, though I think for the beginning sci-fi reader, he's a good place to start.
    Heinlein is one of my fav authors but he was not given to writing series.

    Somebody above mentioned Feintuch and the Midshipman books and I agree, they're great!

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