- Feb 21, 2010
I'll have to recommend the predictable candidates of "A Song of Fire and Ice" as well as the "Inheritance" series. I've really enjoyed reading both of them. They fit into the fantasy section.
Cool, I didn't know Words of Radiance was out, I'll have to get it. I found The Way of Kings kinda of slow but I didn't know it was the set up for a ten book series.Drummodino said:The Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson is a great fantasy series. It also has a spinoff novel called Alloy of Law that will be getting a sequel either this year or next.
Sanderson also just released Words of Radiance the sequel to one of my favourite books, The Way of Kings. That series is planned to be ten books as of now.
You've got my genre's at heart I recently read "John Dies At The End" by David Wong and it was some of the best sci-fi writing I've read in the last decade not to mention completely hilarious. DONT WATCH THE MOVIE though, it will completely ruin it for you. It is a series and I've acquired the second volume ("This book is covered in Spiders") but I haven't read it yet.HBMK said:I have gone through all the books in my shelf and have run out, but I have no idea what to read next. Preferred genres: sci-fi, fantasy, horror, crime, cyberpunk, steampunk.
Second this, they're fab and super worth reading0takuMetalhead said:The Hyperion cantos by Dann Simmons (Hyperion, Fall of Hyperion w/ Endymion and The Rise of Endymion set in the same universe).
Well, you could certainly do worse than 'The Boys', a recent series by 'Preacher' - author Garth Ennis. Set in an alternate version of the present day, the comic chronicles the exploits of the titular Boys; a small, top-secret group of field agents whose job is to keep the unruly superhero population in check by any means necessary. From blackmail to ripping their arms and legs off.GamerMage said:Think you could recommend any good comics, manga, or anime with an Urban Fantasy (Takes place somewhere in the present and Magic returns, or Fuctional Magic is common) Or something involving Sci-Fi Magic, Ninjas, Mecha, Superheroes or Vikings?busterkeatonrules said:Given the stuff you're into, you have almost certainly read the Discworld series already. (But if not: Get to it! Chop chop!)
Also, if you like your crime on the wacky side, you could try the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. Protagonist Stephanie, struggling to find work after being fired from her job at a bargain lingerie store, has taken up bounty hunting in order to make ends meet. Each book sees her haul in another choice selection of grade A New Jersey lowlifes - usually while trying desperately to figure out what kind of psychotic mastermind is trying to kill her THIS month!
Carl Hiaasen's main body of work is somewhat similar, but his stories are a bit too loosely connected to call a series. That said, there are several recurring characters.
In terms of horror, I can't recommend Peter Straub highly enough. All right, not really a series either, but if you see the name Straub on a book, you can't go far wrong. My personal favourite (so far) is 'Shadowland' - though I'll admit that I haven't got around to reading his most famous work, 'Ghost Story' yet!
Fantasy-wise: Well, I haven't cared for fantasy in a dog's age, but I remember greatly enjoying the Dragonlance series by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman - as well as the Paksenarrion trilogy by Elizabeth Moon, who incidentally drew on her own experiences in the US Marines to make the depiction of the protagonist's military career as convincing as possible!
The other bonus of Abercrombie versus Martin is that he doesn't go too grimderp. Reading a MArtin book feels like it's going to end every section with "and then they got raped and died the end."TheDarklite said:I really enjoy all of Joe Abercrombie's work - In particular his First Law Trilogy series.
Well, let's see... there's a few series I read that fall into those categories. I'm sure *someone* has recommended A Song of Ice and Fire by now, so I'll try not to add too much to that besides saying "They really are good. Heavy reading, but good reading."HBMK said:I have gone through all the books in my shelf and have run out, but I have no idea what to read next. Preferred genres: sci-fi, fantasy, horror, crime, cyberpunk, steampunk.
Sure thing!GamerMage said:Transmetropolitian: Sounds interesting. I might check it out. So, basically he's a bald, super powered
version of Hunter S. Thompson mixed with Deadpool? 0_0 ...Ok, you've got my interest. Does he have
any powers himself, or is he more like Deathstroke? So, he's a Jerk With A Heart Of Gold, eh?
Mind elaborating? (Give an example,perhaps?)
I have never read The Goon, and am only vaguely familiar with the concept. I get the impression that he's basically the closest thing to Hellboy that humanity could conceivably produce unassisted. Which is pretty neat, I suppose.GamerMage said:SNIP