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scryer41




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Hey folks, since we have this area about books, let's see what everyone's fav books are.

Here are mine.

1. The Hobbit - Lord Of The Rings Trilogy
2. The Micronauts Trilogy
3. The Colosus Trilogy
4. The Foundation Trilogy (yeah, there's more than these but the first three are the best in my opin.)
5. The Dark Tower Series (Actually just about anything Stephen King has done.)
6. The Wild Cards Series
7. Logan's Run Trilogy
8. Pellucidar Series (My first few fantasy novels as a young boy.)
9. John Carter On Mars Series (My first sci-fi/fantasy series as a boy.)
10. Myth Adventures Series
11. Lucifer's Hammer
12. The Mote In God's Eye
13. Books Of The Dead 1 & 2 (Zombie stories based on Romero's Living Dead world.)

I'll add more when I can think of them. Smile


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Alone among God's primates, he kills for sport, or lust, or greed.
Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother's land.
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Shun him. Drive him back into his jungle lair.
For he is the harbinger of death.

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fringey




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Ya know scryer, I don't know if I can do this as well as you have. My "favorites" tend to change over the years as I discover new authors and books. I do have a handful of favorites from my childhood, teen, and college years (those so-called "formative" years) that I will always love, though. Most of them are onesthat first introduced me to an author or a genre. And I do have favorite authors, with favorite stories by each. I guess I will try and narrow down some of my favorite books AND authors. Boks first. Neither they, nor the authors, are in particular order.

1. The Wizard of Oz
2. The Hobbit
3. The Stand
4. Starship Troopers
5. The Thomas Covenant ch
icles, series one.
6. The Foundation Trilogy

Now authors:

1. Stephen King
2. Clive Barker
3. Anne Rice
4. Dean Koontz
5. Edgar Allen Poe
6. William Shakespeare (yes, he DOES belong on this list! Laughing )
7. Isaac Asimov
8. Rober Heinlein
9. David Drake
10. J.R.R. Tolkien
11. Harlan Ellison
12. Geroge R. R. Martin
13. Stephen Donaldson

I could go on probably WAY too long!


Patrick
a.k.a. Fringey, The Fringe Element
"A life lived without passion is a life not lived.
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ninjabear




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I'll keep this simple:
Anything by the masters of science fiction, such as
Robert A. Heinlein
Harlan Ellison
Issac Asimov
Ray Bradbury
or Douglas Adams.
There are more, but I endeavor to be succinct. These are some of the best, because their writings require intelligence to comprehend.
Master Heinlein's "juveniles" are an effective I.Q. test. Starship Troopers, for example, is a book aimed at adolescent boys that many adults can't get through because it makes their heads hurt.


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Right now I'm still reading Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut, but my favorite horror book would have to be The Stand by Stephen King. (the first time I read it I was sick at home with the flu and it really freaked me out...if you've read it, you'll get that)

I am freakishly obsessed with Anne Rice. I have every book except her Beauty erotica series...and I love Poppy Z. Brite, which is not scifi per say..but pretty graphic and wonderfully written.

And now since Ninjabear has piqued my curiousity, I'm going to hunt down and read "The Copulating Mermaid of Venice, California" by Bukowski...I'm excited.

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Mine is a short list. I'm not in to horror.

Almost anything Star Trek.
Almost anything Star Wars.

But my fav right now is The Rhapsody Trilogy and onto the Symphony of Ages serious by Elizabeth Haydon.

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caseystiletto wrote:
Right now I'm still reading Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut, but my favorite horror book would have to be The Stand by Stephen King. (the first time I read it I was sick at home with the flu and it really freaked me out...if you've read it, you'll get that)

I am freakishly obsessed with Anne Rice. I have every book except her Beauty erotica series...and I love Poppy Z. Brite, which is not scifi per say..but pretty graphic and wonderfully written.

And now since Ninjabear has piqued my curiousity, I'm going to hunt down and read "The Copulating Mermaid of Venice, California" by Bukowski...I'm excited.



I love Poppy Z. Brite. I was lucky enough to actually go to a reading by her in New Orleans. Have you read her Crow book?

Patrick
a.k.a. Fringey, The Fringe Element
"A life lived without passion is a life not lived.
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andrewlightstar wrote:
Mine is a short list. I'm not in to horror.

Almost anything Star Trek.
Almost anything Star Wars.

But my fav right now is The Rhapsody Trilogy and onto the Symphony of Ages serious by Elizabeth Haydon.



I have a large collection of Trek books (some 200+) but I have gotten away from them in the past few years. I really just started reading Star Wars novels in the last six years or so and have only read about 40 or so of those.

I have a lot of catching up to do with both of them.

Right now, I am in the middle of reading To Green Angel Tower Part 2, the final book in Tad Williams "Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn" trilogy, and highly recommend his work. When I finish it, I am going to see about finishing his "Otherworld" series. I am also reading Harry Turledove's alternative history novel, "End of the Beginning", the sequel to "Days of Infamy". Great stuff, too. Next up by Turtledove is "The Grapple" , which is the 3rd book in the Settling ASccounts trilogy. I also want to pick up the fourth book in the Honor Harrington series as I just finished "The Short, Victorious War". So many good authors and not enough money to buy all the books I want.

Oh yeah, someone loaned me the second and third books in George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice & Fire" series, so I have those to look forward to as well. Should keep my busy with all of these for a couple of weeks.

Patrick
a.k.a. Fringey, The Fringe Element
"A life lived without passion is a life not lived.
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fringey wrote:
andrewlightstar wrote:
Mine is a short list. I'm not in to horror.

Almost anything Star Trek.
Almost anything Star Wars.

But my fav right now is The Rhapsody Trilogy and onto the Symphony of Ages serious by Elizabeth Haydon.



I have a large collection of Trek books (some 200+) but I have gotten away from them in the past few years. I really just started reading Star Wars novels in the last six years or so and have only read about 40 or so of those.

I have a lot of catching up to do with both of them.

Right now, I am in the middle of reading To Green Angel Tower Part 2, the final book in Tad Williams "Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn" trilogy, and highly recommend his work. When I finish it, I am going to see about finishing his "Otherworld" series. I am also reading Harry Turledove's alternative history novel, "End of the Beginning", the sequel to "Days of Infamy". Great stuff, too. Next up by Turtledove is "The Grapple" , which is the 3rd book in the Settling ASccounts trilogy. I also want to pick up the fourth book in the Honor Harrington series as I just finished "The Short, Victorious War". So many good authors and not enough money to buy all the books I want.

Oh yeah, someone loaned me the second and third books in George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice & Fire" series, so I have those to look forward to as well. Should keep my busy with all of these for a couple of weeks.

Patrick
a.k.a. Fringey, The Fringe Element
"A life lived without passion is a life not lived.


If you really like sci-fanticy then you should check out the books I talked about by Elizabeth Haydon. There are five of them right now with a sixth c
coming out in January.

Rhapsody book 1
Prophecy book 2
Destiny book 3
Requiem for the Sun book 4
Elegy for a Lost Star book 5

They are all really good books and would recamend them to anyone.



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Sci fi, fantasy, "fantastic" (not quite sci fi, not quite fantasy, probably what you call sci fantasy), horror, thrillers ( I love legal thrillers like John Grisham, although the guy writes great books with suck endings), graphic novels, comics,...these are the things that keep me happy. I will remember to come check out this thread for those books when I get through my current "to read next list". Thanks for the recommendation.

Patrick
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fringey wrote:
caseystiletto wrote:
Right now I'm still reading Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut, but my favorite horror book would have to be The Stand by Stephen King. (the first time I read it I was sick at home with the flu and it really freaked me out...if you've read it, you'll get that)

I am freakishly obsessed with Anne Rice. I have every book except her Beauty erotica series...and I love Poppy Z. Brite, which is not scifi per say..but pretty graphic and wonderfully written.

And now since Ninjabear has piqued my curiousity, I'm going to hunt down and read "The Copulating Mermaid of Venice, California" by Bukowski...I'm excited.



I love Poppy Z. Brite. I was lucky enough to actually go to a reading by her in New Orleans. Have you read her Crow book?

Patrick
a.k.a. Fringey, The Fringe Element
"A life lived without passion is a life not lived.






What? WHAT? Are you serious? Excuse while I fall out of my chair.
I'm so jealous..she's one of my favorites..Crow? Hmm..I don't think so. Lost Souls is my all-time favorite..but I also have Wormwood, Are You Loathsome Tonight? and probably one of her other ones..ugh..sorry...had a little fan-gasm there..I've recovered..

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caseystiletto wrote:
fringey wrote:
caseystiletto wrote:
Right now I'm still reading Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut, but my favorite horror book would have to be The Stand by Stephen King. (the first time I read it I was sick at home with the flu and it really freaked me out...if you've read it, you'll get that)

I am freakishly obsessed with Anne Rice. I have every book except her Beauty erotica series...and I love Poppy Z. Brite, which is not scifi per say..but pretty graphic and wonderfully written.

And now since Ninjabear has piqued my curiousity, I'm going to hunt down and read "The Copulating Mermaid of Venice, California" by Bukowski...I'm excited.



I love Poppy Z. Brite. I was lucky enough to actually go to a reading by her in New Orleans. Have you read her Crow book?

Patrick
a.k.a. Fringey, The Fringe Element
"A life lived without passion is a life not lived.






What? WHAT? Are you serious? Excuse while I fall out of my chair.
I'm so jealous..she's one of my favorites..Crow? Hmm..I don't think so. Lost Souls is my all-time favorite..but I also have Wormwood, Are You Loathsome Tonight? and probably one of her other ones..ugh..sorry...had a little fan-gasm there..I've recovered..



The Crow: Lazarus Heart
http://www.amazon.com/Crow-Lazarus-Heart/dp/0061020095/sr=1-22/qid=1164961479/ref=sr_1_22/102-8068553-3844150?ie=UTF8&s=books

I am sure you would love it. My favorites by her are Drawing Blood and Lost Souls. The reading I saw her do was from Wormwood right after it was published.

I would guess you probably also enjoy Laurel K. Hamilton? Maybe Chelsea Quinn Yarbro?

Patrick
a.k.a. Fringey, The Fringe Element
"A life lived without passion is a life not lived.
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I effing hated the Crow with the fiery passion of a thousand suns...but I'll probably wind up reading that one anyway..I have Drawing Blood, too.
I like Yarbo well enough..I despise Hamilton, I think her writing is kind of cheesy...but that's just me..
Nancy A. Collins' Dead Roses for a Blue Lady is one of my favorites...it's the whole Sonja Blue series. I think Underworld ripped off a lot of their story from it..which is not cool...but I digress.

(Sorry..talking about books brings out the evil, slightly anal-retentive side of me)

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I effing hated the Crow with the fiery passion of a thousand suns...but I'll probably wind up reading that one anyway..I have Drawing Blood, too.
I like Yarbo well enough..I despise Hamilton, I think her writing is kind of cheesy...but that's just me..
Nancy A. Collins' Dead Roses for a Blue Lady is one of my favorites...it's the whole Sonja Blue series. I think Underworld ripped off a lot of their story from it..which is not cool...but I digress.

(Sorry..talking about books brings out the evil, slightly anal-retentive side of me)



Collins is awesome! Sunglasses After Dark is probably one of my top five vampire novels of all time. I even have a t-shirt! Laughing

Patrick
a.k.a. Fringey, The Fringe Element
"A life lived without passion is a life not lived.
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