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    Several other (older or newer) copycat threads are popping up and this one has become moribund...recommend new threads be combined into this one.

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    eventually we'll duplicate ISBN by hand.

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    My contribution

    Hey guys first post.

    So, in my opinion, the Space Opera is one of the finest pieces of SF around. The ability to create a universe, and write a series around it is in my opinion simply amazing.

    So here's my picks

    Walter H. Hunt's Dark Wing series
    John Scalzi's Old Man's War series
    Steven L. Kent's Clone series
    Jack Cambell's The Lost Fleet series
    Ian Douglas' Heritage, Legacy, Inheritance, and Star Strike Trilogies ****excellent

    There are a few more that I will attempt to recall.

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    Smile Wow

    Wow a lot. Have a lot to catch up on.

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    Your missing some important C.J Cherryh - This is how the series looks.

    The Company Wars

    Heavy Time
    Hellburner (these first two have fairly close connections)
    Downbelow Station: Hugo Winner, Best Novel
    Merchanter's Luck
    Rimrunners
    Tripoint
    Finity's End
    Last edited by Rob B; January 26th, 2011 at 01:40 PM. Reason: No need to repost the ENTIRE list from the first page, makes this a LOONG thread to read as it is

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    Another quick point: I dont see Vonda McIntyre mentioned.

    Starfarers
    Transition
    Metaphase
    Nautilus
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    Quote Originally Posted by nquixote View Post
    That is because his books are a crappy bunch of crappycrapcrap!!

    But he should still be on the list.
    I only read the first book and thought it was fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiralcity View Post
    I only read the first book and thought it was fantastic.
    NO, Spiralcity, your opinion is WRONG!

    ...Oh, wait, this isn't the Fantasy forum. Never mind. Continue liking the things you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nquixote View Post
    NO, Spiralcity, your opinion is WRONG!

    ...Oh, wait, this isn't the Fantasy forum. Never mind. Continue liking the things you like.
    Thank you

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    John Buettner's Orphan series.


    Love it.

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    Actually, it's by Robert Buettner. Very entertaining series that mostly fits the military SF end of things, but veers to Space Opera in the last books.

    Mr. Buettner switched publishers (and I think is starting a new series) over at Baen.

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    Isn't there some way to filter the original list? Maybe a poll - "vote for the 5 most epic series" or something?

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    H. Beam Piper's Terro-Human Future History series is pretty epic, is really enjoyable and interesting in its scope (6000 years of humanity's future history). Piper continues to return to his theme that civilization is destroyed again and again by the barbarians living within or without. He just follows this theme throughout 6000 years of history.

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    As far as modern authors. Weber's Honor series certainly fits. Personally I didn't care for it on first reading ,but I'm going to give it another go when I finish Weber's Empire from Ashes books.

    John Ringo's series are all great. And he has several.

    His "Empire of Man" series (Roger and the "March" books are excellent (already mentioned here I think)
    1. March Upcountry
    2. March to the Sea
    3. March to the Stars
    4. We Few


    The Posleen War series-Lengthy and with several spin-offs
    Posleen War - Central Storyline
    * A Hymn Before Battle (2000)
    * Gust Front (2001)
    * When the Devil Dances (2002)
    * Hell's Faire (2003)
    Hedren War
    * Eye of the Storm (2009)
    Posleen War Sidestories
    * Watch on the Rhine (2005) (with Tom Kratman)
    * Yellow Eyes (2007) (with Tom Kratman)
    * The Tuloriad (2009) (with Tom Kratman)

    Cally's War Spinoff Series
    * Cally's War (2004)
    * Sister Time (2007) (with Julie Cochrane)
    * Honor of the Clan (2009) (with Julie Cochrane)
    Spinoff Books
    This sequel is set about a millennium after the other main Posleen series works.
    * The Hero (2004) (with Michael Z. Williamson)


    The Paladin of Shados series-not SciFi (modern combat) is a great read (beware- he writes lots of sexual exploits in the first 2/3 of the series- pretty explicit)
    1. Ghost
    2. Kildar
    3. Choosers of the Slain
    4. Unto the Breach
    5. A Deeper Blue


    The Through the Looking Glass series is a "cannot put down" set of books. The major characters are bigger than life yet vulnerable and likabl. You'll love 2-Gun(second books and following). This is a series that would make an excellent TV series. (yes all the book titles are from Lewis Carroll books)
    1. Into the Looking Glass 2005
    2. Vorpal Blade 2007 (with Travis S. Taylor)
    3. Manxome Foe 2008 (with Travis S. Taylor)
    4. Claws that Catch 2008 (with Travis S. Taylor)

    His newest is the Troy Rising series. Excellent reads. Again great and likable characters. In the second book the character Comet is a hoot.
    * Live Free or Die (2010)
    * Citadel (January 2011)
    * The Hot Gate (May 2011)

    He has another series that I've never read. It's more of a fantasy based set and I don't really like the genre. I may go back and try it. The Council War series.

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    A series that is a great read but very hard to get books is the "Bolo" series. Origianlly started by Keith Laumer as a short story, it has been extended by several writers and covers several books (mostly short stories). Many of the books are out of print and hard to get, but the reading is worth the effort. I scrounged and found all of them and after reading have donated them to our local public Library.

    Bolos are self aware tanks that in many cases are very human-like
    # Laumer, Keith. Bolo: Annals of the Dinochrome Brigade.
    # Laumer, Keith. The Compleat Bolo.
    # Laumer, Keith. Rogue Bolo.
    # Laumer, Keith. The Stars Must Wait.
    # Stirling, S. M.; S.N. Lewitt, J. Andrew Keith, Todd Johnson, Mike Resnick, Barry N. Malzberg, Christopher Stasheff, Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon, David Drake. Bill Fawcett. ed. Bolos Book I: Honor of the Regiment.
    # Stasheff, Christopher; S. M. Stirling, S. N. Lewitt, Shirley Meier, Karen Wehrstein, Todd Johnson, William R. Forstchen. Bill Fawcett. ed. Bolos Book II: The Unconquerable.
    # Evans, Linda; Robert R. Hollingsworth, David Weber. Bill Fawcett. ed. Bolos Book III: The Triumphant.
    # Weber, David M.; S. M. Stirling, John Mina, William R. Forstchen, Robert Greenberger, William H. Keith, Jr., Todd Johnson, Steve Perry, John DeCamp, Mark Thies, Linda Evans. Bill Fawcett. ed. Bolos Book IV: Last Stand
    # Keith, William H.; Mark Thies, John Mina, J. Steven York, Dean Wesley Smith. Bill Fawcett. ed. Bolos Book V: Old Guard.
    # Smith, Dean Wesley; J. Steven York, Linda Evans. Bill Fawcett. ed. Bolos Book VI: Cold Steel.
    # Keith, William H.. Bill Fawcett. ed. Bolo Brigade.
    # Keith, William H.. Bill Fawcett. ed. Bolo Rising.
    # Keith, William H.. Bill Fawcett. ed. Bolo Strike.
    # Weber, David M.. Bolo!.
    # Ringo, John; Linda Evans. The Road to Damascus.
    # Weber, David M.. Old Soldiers.

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