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Author Topic: What is YOUR Favorite fictional "series" of books?  (Read 7810 times)
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« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2011, 03:03:57 PM »

I've enjoyed all of the "Dirk Pitt" novels by Clive Cussler.
 yep me as well, ole Cussler.  Also love the W.E.B. Griffin series of books. Got most of them on my Kindle2 (which rocks!).

Lesse... also Dean Koontz (read all of his old stuff.. Phantom, Lightning etc), Robin Cook, Robert Ludlum (especially like all the Bourne books), John Saul, Michael Connelly, Patricia Cornwell. I could go on and on... but I'll spare you all.

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« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2011, 09:51:41 PM »

I have loved everything by C.S. Lewis.  And all the Clive Cussler books...
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« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2011, 10:22:11 AM »

..I think I'm going to read through some of C.S. Lewis' sci fi books again (it's been a while)...out of the silent planet, perlandria, that hideous strenght.  my recolection is that they are nice, and a bit "naive" as far as modern sci fi goes.

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I'm a sci fi nut.  Every year I read all the nominees for the Hugo SF award.  This years nominees are:

Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra)
Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
The Dervish House by Ian McDonald (Gollancz; Pyr)
Feed by Mira Grant (Orbit)
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)


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« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2011, 12:45:17 AM »


Frame, have you done the whole Vorkosigan series?  just finished it.  started on the Sharing Knife series by same.  really enjoy her writing. her writing reminds me a bit of Robert Jordans stuff.
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« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2011, 05:28:54 PM »

Every year I read all the nominees for the Hugo SF award.


They never gave out a Hugo for 1954....until 2004.  Our band the Lothars (which is significant because we have had up to 4 theremin players at times, and Ramona and I met when I joined the band) played at Noreascon 2004 for the Retro Hugo Awards Ceremony.  We dressed up like 1954 nerds (had to order pocket protectors from some pocket protector website), and played our weird music Smiley
...I'm on the left, Ramona on the right.


...and if you look through the archive there, you will find a picture of me with a full "Side Show Bob" set of dreadlocks (I actually walked around like that)!  I've got them saved and hidden so Ramona can't make a voodoo doll!
http://www.wobblymusic.com/lothars/LotharsPhotos.php?photo_id=RetroHugos3
I had never heard of "filking" before this event (it's not dirty...but it should be).

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« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2011, 10:25:30 PM »

So many authors - so many different styles
I like:
Michael Crichton
Louis L'amoure
Harry Turtledove
Robert Jordan
Robert E. Howard
Tom Clancy
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« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2011, 10:59:34 PM »

I enjoy historical fiction.  One of my favorites is the Shaara Civil War trilogy:
Gods and Generals, The Killer Angels & The Last Full Measure.

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« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2013, 01:39:13 PM »

ok just never paid any attention to this section before,  by far my favorite "series" is Louis L'Amour's Sackets
but I also love a lot of other stuff Mc'affery, Auel  piers Anthony, tony hillerman,  (and that's just looking at whats laying on the kitchen table,lol)
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« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2013, 07:24:57 AM »

series written by Will James
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« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2013, 11:04:18 AM »

Just got through the Song of Fire and Ice series (aka Game of Thrones).  Very addicting.  I read most of the Amber series years ago but it wasn't finished and I didn't keep track.  I think I saw the complete set here the other day and I think I'll try to finish it... of course there were twenty plot threads going on and I don't remember any of them now...
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« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2013, 10:54:45 PM »

George McDonald Fraser's hilarious historical fiction series about Harry Flashman.

Flashman is a Victorian cavalry officer antihero "who runs from danger or hides cowering in fear, betrays or abandons acquaintances at the slightest incentive, bullies and beats servants with gusto, beds every available woman, carries off any loot he can grab, and gambles and boozes enthusiastically. Nevertheless, through a combination of luck and cunning, he usually ends each volume acclaimed as a hero."
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« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2013, 08:59:38 AM »

>Flashman...

Sounds like the main character in Californication... it takes a really good writer to make a train wreck like that interesting...
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« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2013, 09:15:59 AM »

Has anybody read the Wool series by Hugh Howey?  I liked it.

 I'll have to look up C.S LEwis' sci-fi stuff.

Loved Louis L'amour when I was young - i'll have to revisit him!!

Don't get near as much quality reading done as I used to Sad.

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