what series do you/have you read?

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  1. Grifter

    Grifter Silver Member

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    i started off with piers anthony xanth series back in high school
    stopped off at about book 17 or so and plan to pick it up again
    ive read:
    david eddings: belgariad, malloreon, elenium, and talium
    jk rowling harry potter series
    star wars: in chronological order. i kind of lost interest on jedi search
    raymond feist: midkemia series. currently reading king of foxes
     
  2. Mr 20Valve

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    Anne McCaffrey's Dragonrider series when i was a kid
    the Aliens v Predator series of books
    all the Star Wars novels in order up until the one where Chewie died, then I vowed never to read another one again.
    Frank Herbert's Dune series & Brian Herbert's prelude to Dune series
    Asimov's Foundation series & Robots series
    CS Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia
    Douglas Adam's Hitchhikers series and Dirk Gently series
    Piers Anthony's Bio of a Space Tyrant series
    Patrick Tilley's Amtrak Wars
    Rowling's Harry Potter books

    *edit* fucking shit. i cant beleive i left out LOTR~! :eek4:

    i'm sure theres a couple more series' i've read which i can't remember off the top of my head & i've deliberately left out non-sci-fi series like Tom Clancy etc. :o
     
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  3. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Silmarillion/Hobbit/Lord of the Rings
    Chronicles of Narnia
    A Wrinkle in Time (it's actually book 1 of a 4 book series)
    A lot of Star Wars books, but not all. I read the Corellian and Heir to the Empire trilogies, as well as the novelizations of the movies.
    Star Trek DS9: The Dominion War
    Asimov's Foundation
    Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide
    Rowling's Harry Potter
    John Norman's Gor series (the original series up to book 7. I didn't read the extended crap from 8 to 26)
    Stephen King's Dark Tower series (in fact, I've read almost the entire set of books connected to the Dark Tower mythos. I just have The Regulators left to go)
    The first 20 or so Choose Your Own Adventure books :mamoru:
    Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality series 1-7 (not sure if there are more).

    There are definitely more that I can't think of.
     
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  4. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    LOTR/Silmarillion/Hobbit
    Starcraft :hs:
     
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    Acesn8s The Deadman's Hand

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    piers anthony xanth series first 10 or so, Adept series, Incarnation of Immortality series

    david eddings: belgariad, malloreon, elenium, and talium

    jk rowling harry potter series

    Star Wars: Eps 1, 4, 5, 6, Zahn trilogy, Rogue Squadron series, and Shatterpoint

    Raymond feist: midkemia series

    Frank Herbert's first 2 Dune novels

    CS Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia

    Tolkien’s Hobbit and Lord of the Rings

    John Norman's Gor series 1-26

    George R.R. Martins Song of Fire and Ice series (my current favorite series)

    Robert Jordan’s Eye of the World Series & his Conan novels

    David Gemmel’s stuff (almost all of it)

    Guy Gavriel Kay’s Fionavar Tapestry (great series), The Lions of Al-Rassan (they’re making a movie of this), Tigana, A Song for Arbonne, and the first book of The Sarantine Mosaic

    Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, American Gods, Anasi Boys, Smoke and Mirrors, plus his Sandman stuff

    Greg Keyes’ Kingdom of Throne and Bone series & his Children of the Changeling series

    Steven Erikson’s Mazalan Book of the Fallen series (on books 1 & 2)

    Fred Saberhagen’s Book of Swords & Book of Lost Swords series)

    Michael Moorcock’s Elric and Corum series

    Tad William’s Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series

    Matt Stover’s Heroes Die and Blade of Tyshalle Douology

    Terry Brooks Shanara series

    Elizabeth Moon’s Deeds of Paksenarrion series

    Charles DeLint’s Newford stories
     
  6. Grifter

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    how are the AvP books? i would think i need the eye candy
    and when does chewy die? wtf
     
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    from what i recall, the AvP books were okay at best. the stories were much better suited to a comic book IMO. :dunno:

    Chewie dies in one of those 'New Jedi Order' books with the Yuuzhan Vong (or whatever the fuck they were called)... that whole storyline gave me the shits & when they killed chewie, that was it. i vowed never to read another Star Wars novel. :wtc:
     
  8. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Looks like Aces is the winner. That's a whole lot of series. :eek3:
     
  9. Acesn8s

    Acesn8s The Deadman's Hand

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    There's more :hs:

    I use to work at the local Waldenbooks through HS and part of college (close to 7 years), plus I'm 33. I've been reading for a while, mostly Fantasy.

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    Robotech series by McKinney

    Dragonlance:
    -Chronicles
    -Legends
    -Second Generation
    -Preludes
    -Meeting of the Sextet
    -Lance Tales
    -Heroes
    -Villains (just Lord Soth's book)

    R.A. Salvatore's Cleric Quintet, Ice Wind Dale trilogy, Legacy of the Drow

    The Forgotten Realms:
    Avatar series (Shadowdale, Tantras, and Waterdeep)
    Moonshae series

    I'm a huge book geek.
     
  10. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I read a whole lot too. But I tend to read mostly standalone books.
     
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    Asimov's Robot series (which I liked better than Foudation series)
    Asimov's Foundation series
    Asimov's Empire series
    Rowling's Harry Potter series
    Niven's Ringworld series, except The Ringworld Throne
    Clarke's Space Odyssey series (2001, 2010, 2061, 3001)
    First 3 of Pohl's of Heechee series
    First 2 of Herbert's Dune series
    Bova's Moonrise & Moonwar
    Robinson's Mars series
    Zahn's Star Wars series (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command)
     
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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I don't know if you can call it a series, since there are only two books, but I've also read The Mote in God's Eye and The Gripping Hand by Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven.
     
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    how are his books? I was a huge fan of Betrayal At Kronder (PC game written by him) but have heard that his books aren't as well done.
     
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    series? hmm

    LOTR/hobbit/silmarillion
    the dark tower series (imo the greatest story ever told)
    harry potter (when's year 7 comin out?)
    Wingman/Starhawk by Mack Maloney (they're cheesy as fuck, but so much fun, anyone ever read any?)
    World War series by Harry Turtledove

    all i can think of now
     
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    there is actually a book Krondor the Betrayal
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/03...ref=sr_1_3/103-1212098-5836634?_encoding=UTF8
    but as i never played the game i dont know how closely they tie together

    i personally love his books but his latest stuff is not up to par
     
  16. Acesn8s

    Acesn8s The Deadman's Hand

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    I liked the initial few books in the series:
    Magician: Apprentice
    Magician: Master
    Silverthorn
    A Darkness at Sethanon

    The Magician books were originally published as 1 volume titled Magician.

    I also really liked his stand alone novel Faire Tale.
     
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    like i said his latest stuff (1999+) is not as good as the old ones
    but i am in the middle of Exiles Return and i feel it is the best one in years
     
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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I had to edit my post to include Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality.
     
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    lazyjk Uncle Sam wants you for the NEW Freedom Fighters!!

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    One of my favorite fantasy series :bowdown: and I love A darkness at Sethanon. Almost on par with Magician is the Serpentwar Saga. I loved how the different storylines seemed so different from each other and then they all intertwined so perfectly. I thought the Tal Hawkins first two books were his weakest by far, but I think he redeemed himself with Exile's Return. Just finshed Flight of the Nighthawks in his supposedly final series. Looks like there could be some interesting twists in the coming books.

    P.S. Nakor the Islani > * :bowdown:

    P.P.S Did you guys know that they are currently producing a comic book series based on the Magician saga? :noes: I've read the first one, but I haven't found out if the second one is out yet.
     
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    lazyjk Uncle Sam wants you for the NEW Freedom Fighters!!

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    I got my start in most of the fantasy series after a friend of my family gave me a box of books that he had bought on airplane trips(travels a lot) Every so often he would bring me another box and I would fill in the series that he didn't have all the books in.

    Series I have read/reading
    All of Raymond Feist's series/books up to the current one
    All of Dennis McKiernan's Mithgar novels
    Harry Potter ( I love the darker tone of 4/5/6)
    LOTR and most of the offshoots
    The Chronicles of Narnia
    All of Frank Herbert's Dure novels, but none of the prequels yet
    Shannara Series (I think this is the first fantasy series that I started reading, around 4th grade)
    All of the Ender Novels
    Dark Tower ( Like Joe-Cool I have read all of the interconnecting novels, in fact pretty much every Stephen King book published)
    Sara Douglass Wayfarer Redemption Saga (I freakin love her books)
    T.A. Barron's Merlin Saga (I love Merlin stuff)
    Orson Scott Cards Alvin Maker series (There is a comic book series about these books too that is just starting)
    C.J. Cherryh' fortress series
    David B Coe Children of Amarid series
    Terry Brooks' Magic Kingdom and The Word and Void
    J.V. Jones Book of Words
    Katherine Kerr- Most of the Deverry Novels
    George R.R. Marting Song of Ice and Fire (just started this series)
    Several of the Pern Novels by Anne McCaffery(haven't read any in several years)
    Jennifer Roberson -Sworddancer Series
    Robert Newcomb-The Chonicles of Blood and Stone (new author, but has had an excellent beginning with his current series)
    All of the Star Wars novels that take place after the ROTJ up to the
    Yuuzhan Vong books where I stopped

    I've read more, but they escape me at the moment
     
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    Acesn8s The Deadman's Hand

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    I think I have the first book in Sara Douglass' Wayfarer Redemption Saga, if I don't I've given it a serious look over in the store. I'll have to make an effort to read it.

    Jennifer Roberson -Sworddancer Series I noticed that they've been republished, saw them in the local Barns and Nobles. This is another series I've been meaning to read.
     
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    lazyjk Uncle Sam wants you for the NEW Freedom Fighters!!

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    I really like the Wayfarer Redemption. It's excellent fantasy with a little bit of science fiction thrown in. Definately one of the darker fantasy series I've read.

    I'd really recommend reading it.:bigthumb:
     
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    I just finished the Hyperion series.
     
  25. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I just noticed this:
    You're the only person I've ever encountered who has actually read all 26 books. Are the ones after #7 worth it? I always heard the 7 I read were the only good ones. :run:
     

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