October 24th, 2012, 05:14 PM
Lord Of Mejik
the greatest sci fi war
i made a thread a little while ago asking for great space exploration novels.
now im asking, because i will also wamt to read them later, which novels, or series have the greatest sci fi wars, in scale, scope, sheer brutal war.
everyone loves a good galactic war right?
October 24th, 2012, 08:24 PM
Live Long & Suffer
Well there is the Honor Harrington series which must be about 15 books by now, it spans more than 20 years in the series timeline. It starts off as between the Republic of Haven and and the Kingdom of Manticore but is now involving the Solarian League which includes Earth and hundreds of other planets. It can get very political and not just battles. Sometimes I find that aspect interesting and sometimes it's a bore.
Over all I like the Antares Trilogy by David McCallum better but it is only 3 books. The Harrington character gets annoyingly melodramatic.
The Man-Kzin War series. The Bolo series. Hammers Slammers, but that does not involve many planets as I recall. Haven't checked that out in years.
October 24th, 2012, 09:59 PM
2 of my favorites were "In Death Ground" and the sequel, "The Shiva Option" by David Weber and Steve White. Huge, brutal battles. Well written.
October 25th, 2012, 02:41 PM
Helium Vs Matai Sheng and everyone else. A Princess of Mars & sequels Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Empire Vs the Rebels. Star Wars etc
The Lensmen Vs Baddies In General. Triplanetary etc. EE Smith
Culture Vs Idirans Consider Phlebas and other Culture novels Iain M Banks
Pretty much anything by Peter F Hamilton
The Forever War Joe Haldeman
Starship Troopers Robert Heinlein
Martians vs. the World War of the Worlds HG Wells (and a million cheap derivatives ever since)
Dune Frank Herbert
Also, not just novels:
Ming the Merciless Vs Flash Gordon
Federation Vs Romulans/Klingons/Borg
Humanity Vs Cylons
October 25th, 2012, 06:35 PM
If I could be so shamelessly bold to suggest Planet Janitor Custodian of the Stars--an epic SF adventure to a hostile planet. Starship Troopers mashes up with Robinson Crusoe on Mars.
October 25th, 2012, 11:52 PM
Live Long & Suffer
October 26th, 2012, 01:55 PM
"Prador Moon" Neal Asher. Plus many of his other books have large fights with enormous body counts!
October 27th, 2012, 03:27 AM
The Vatta's War and Serrano Legacy series by Elizabeth Moon are pretty epic.
October 27th, 2012, 06:12 PM
Dread Empire's Fall Series by Walter Jon Williams