David Drake fans...

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  1. Mjolnir

    Mjolnir WHM6D > *

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    .... can you recommend another author?

    I'm looking for new stuff to read, and I like Drake, so I thought I would start there.

    I've worked my way through a lot of Stirling, Turtledove, Ringo, and Weber lately so I'm hoping for some new authors with similar styles.

    Thanks in advance.

    Basically, military Sci-Fi crew sign in.
     
  2. euphoric

    euphoric Who else here has some pants? Moderator

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  3. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I haven't read any of those guys. :dunno:

    Have you read Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein?
     
  4. Mjolnir

    Mjolnir WHM6D > *

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    Several times.

    MI ftw.
     
  5. chawk57

    chawk57 We want the ball and we're gonna win!!!

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    Mil Sci Fi makes up probably 90% of my personal library.

    Here are a few suggestions off the top of my head(other than those you listed):

    - Night Dawn Trilogy (Peter Hamilton)
    - Confederation of Valor (Tanya Huff)
    - Anything by Dan Simmons (Hyperion, Endymion, Ilium/Olympos)
    - The Legend of Dunes Series (Buttlerian Jihad, Machine Crusade, Battle of Corin)
    - The Risen Empire (Scott Westerfeld)
    - The Old Man's War and Ghost Brigades (auther alludes me)
     
  6. Mjolnir

    Mjolnir WHM6D > *

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    Tell me more about these, please.
     
  7. chawk57

    chawk57 We want the ball and we're gonna win!!!

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    Confederation of Valor - Tells about how the most powerful weapon in the Confederation Marines is the non-commisioned officer.

    Legend of Dune Series - Why are there are no computers in the "Regular" Dune series? How did the feud between the Harkonnen and Atreides start?. What is the history of the Fremen? All these answers and more in this series. Sets up the entire background history of Dune.

    Risen Empire - The emperor, surrounded by his elite of those chosen to become undead, has ruled for 1,600 years, and the empire has become decadent, with the gap between the living and the Risen growing apace. Then the Rix--computer-augmented humans who revere planetary AI--kidnap the child empress on her own planet, Legis XV. Not only does this threaten the emperor's great secret, it is the furthest incursion into imperial space that the Rix have yet made. Captain Laurent Zai is charged to effect the empress' rescue--a dangerous, almost impossible task. Meanwhile, the woman he loves, a senator of the Secularist Party of the living and against the Risen, is enmeshed in the political consequences of the Rix invasion and the preparation for war. It doesn't take long for the Legis XV computers to become a compound mind a la the Rix and fight for survival, too.

    Old Man's War - You sign up for the Colonial Defense Force at 65. You are admitted when you hit 75. Why, because the CDF only wants people with a life's worth of experience for its army. It's like "The Forever War" and "Starship Troopers" all rolled up into one, a great read.
     
  8. chawk57

    chawk57 We want the ball and we're gonna win!!!

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    Here are a few more:

    Nights Dawn Trilogy (Peter Hamilton)
    Uplift War (David Brin)
    Dorsai Series - the Childe Cycle (Gordon R. Dickson)
    Chung Kuo series (David Wingrove)
    Lucky 13th (Rick Shelley)
     
  9. Mjolnir

    Mjolnir WHM6D > *

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    I like d Dune/Messiah/Children of, so am I going to like the new ones?

    Hated Peter Hamilton.

    Love Brin, but his books always leave me wanting just a little more. It wouldn't kill the guy to add in 20 pages of exposition or write a novel devoted to backfill.

    Loved Dorsai.

    Couldn't get into Chung Kuo. Maybe I'll give it another try.

    What's "Lucky 13th"?

    The info above looks good. Ima hit Amazon and see what pops up.
     
  10. chawk57

    chawk57 We want the ball and we're gonna win!!!

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    If you liked the Dune series, you'll like the Legends series. Good pacing, lots of action and it sets up Herbert's entire universe (or at least alludes to it).

    Hated Hamilton?!?!? How can you hate intersteller zombie wars?

    Understand about Brin...I mean c'mon, what the hell happened to Orley?

    If you might guess, I like the real epic, multi-book series type of mil. sci fi. If you have the time give Chung Kuo another shot, it picks up quickly after the second or third book.

    good luck!
     
  11. SammyHagar

    SammyHagar Congress - The opposite of Progress

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    if you like drakes fantasy stuff, try reading some robert jordan......best fantasy author of all time
     
  12. Mjolnir

    Mjolnir WHM6D > *

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    Thanks for the tip.

    I thought his fantasy stuff was okay on average, but it started strong and got weaker as it went.

    Only my opinion, so feel free to disagree.

    My biggest problem is that I want a story to end at some point.

    Rising action > climax > denoument.

    I got through the first 6 or 7 Jordan books because they were just good enough to keep me interested, but then I realized that he was never going to end it, and I'm not going to wade through a somewhat better than mediocre series just so the author can keep getting paid.
     

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