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1901 - 08-28-2018, 11:30
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War40k stuff isnt for everyone but I've followed recommendations from here. Read these and they were enjoyable as a series
  • False Gods
  • Galaxy in Flames
  • Horus Rising
  • Prospero Burns
  • Fulgrim
  • Angel Exterminatus
  • Descent of Angels
  • Legion
  • Thousand Sons
  • First Heretic
  • Know No Fear
  • Unremembered Empire
  • Flight of the Eisenstein
  • Vengeful Spirit
  • Master of Mankind

Just finished Wolfsbane, now I have Sons of the Hydra and Carrion. Throne. Have the 6 Witcher books as well while I wait for the next books in a handful of series:
  • Glen Cook - next Black Company book
  • Ian C Esselmont - next Malazan book
  • Scott Erikson - next Malazan book
  • Patrick Rothfuss - next Kingkiller book (yeah right)
  • GRRM - next ASOIF book (lol)
  • Joe Abercrombie - next First Law book
  • Brandon Sanderson - next Mistborn/Stormlight books
  • Scott Lynch - next Gentlemen Bastards book
  • R Scott Bakker - next Second Apocalypse book

The top 15 in that list above (that I havent read yet) look pretty unappealing. Several love/romance backbones or SJW/girlpower taglines. If anyone has read An Ember in the Ashes, The Fifth Season,The City of Brass,The Night Circus, or Six of Crows and think they are worth a read, say something. I'll give it a shot but they sound unappealing from their descriptions.
 
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War40k stuff isnt for everyone but I've followed recommendations from here. Read these and they were enjoyable as a series
  • False Gods
  • Galaxy in Flames
  • Horus Rising
  • Prospero Burns
  • Fulgrim
  • Angel Exterminatus
  • Descent of Angels
  • Legion
  • Thousand Sons
  • First Heretic
  • Know No Fear
  • Unremembered Empire
  • Flight of the Eisenstein
  • Vengeful Spirit
  • Master of Mankind

Just finished Wolfsbane, now I have Sons of the Hydra and Carrion. Throne. Have the 6 Witcher books as well while I wait for the next books in a handful of series:
  • Glen Cook - next Black Company book
  • Ian C Esselmont - next Malazan book
  • Scott Erikson - next Malazan book
  • Patrick Rothfuss - next Kingkiller book (yeah right)
  • GRRM - next ASOIF book (lol)
  • Joe Abercrombie - next First Law book
  • Brandon Sanderson - next Mistborn/Stormlight books
  • Scott Lynch - next Gentlemen Bastards book
  • R Scott Bakker - next Second Apocalypse book

The top 15 in that list above (that I havent read yet) look pretty unappealing. Several love/romance backbones or SJW/girlpower taglines. If anyone has read An Ember in the Ashes, The Fifth Season,The City of Brass,The Night Circus, or Six of Crows and think they are worth a read, say something. I'll give it a shot but they sound unappealing from their descriptions.
If you like wh40k stuff I highly recommend Dan Abnett, pretty much everything from him is awesome

Eisenhorn and ravenor are both Inquisitor trilogies, gaunts ghosts is an awesome imperial gaurd series, I think he has a Titan and space marine book too.
 
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Great reviews and even won awards, but for what I don't know. Book was super boring.
One of the things I have learned in the past 5 years or so is to no longer put any faith in the awards systems, especially for SciFi books. Vox Day has been documenting the Hugo awards for a long time now and like many great things, it has been infected and completely controlled by SJW's who give out awards to 'authors' based on their social justice activism.
 
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One of the things I have learned in the past 5 years or so is to no longer put any faith in the awards systems, especially for SciFi books. Vox Day has been documenting the Hugo awards for a long time now and like many great things, it has been infected and completely controlled by SJW's who give out awards to 'authors' based on their social justice activism.
funny you mention that. Ancillary Justice takes a strange approach, where the main race's language only has one pronoun (she) for all genders. It is quite frustrating when you don't know what gender people are in the book, but at the same time, it was interesting, even if flawed.
 
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If you like wh40k stuff I highly recommend Dan Abnett, pretty much everything from him is awesome

Eisenhorn and ravenor are both Inquisitor trilogies, gaunts ghosts is an awesome imperial gaurd series, I think he has a Titan and space marine book too.
I haven't read Gaunts Ghosts yet. But I've read both Eisenhorn/Ravenor and the Magos. Dig them for sure. Dan is definitely the top War40 author I've read. I like Aaron Dbowski or whomever
 
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**** me the Magos was good
 
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funny you mention that. Ancillary Justice takes a strange approach, where the main race's language only has one pronoun (she) for all genders. It is quite frustrating when you don't know what gender people are in the book, but at the same time, it was interesting, even if flawed.
Uh... yeah. That would be extremely confusing.
 
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War40k stuff isnt for everyone but I've followed recommendations from here. Read these and they were enjoyable as a series
  • False Gods
  • Galaxy in Flames
  • Horus Rising
  • Prospero Burns
  • Fulgrim
  • Angel Exterminatus
  • Descent of Angels
  • Legion
  • Thousand Sons
  • First Heretic
  • Know No Fear
  • Unremembered Empire
  • Flight of the Eisenstein
  • Vengeful Spirit
  • Master of Mankind

Just finished Wolfsbane, now I have Sons of the Hydra and Carrion. Throne.
The HH is a monumental undertaking and I like that each of the books provides little tidbits to other things that have happened across the saga or that echo into 40K.

Anyway, MoM is the best of them all so far imo. Old Earth was decent except how Shadrack was handled. Garbage. The latest one, Slaves to Darkness, is one I am still mulling over. Read it and you will understand why.

Btw, something that has long been hinted about is confirmed in a short story in "The Lords of Terra" - First Lord of the Imperium. Wont spoil it.
 
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I've been reading some Salvatore lately. Child of a Mad God was great.

it's set in the same world as Demon Wars i believe. I started reading the saga of the first king. On The Bear right now but am taking a break.
 
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...while I wait for the next books in a handful of series:
  • Glen Cook - next Black Company book
  • Patrick Rothfuss - next Kingkiller book (yeah right)
  • GRRM - next ASOIF book (lol)
  • Joe Abercrombie - next First Law book
  • Scott Lynch - next Gentlemen Bastards book
I'm getting old and gray waiting for those myself

I've read all the Jack Reacher books in-between and still none have come out.
 
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I've been reading some Salvatore lately. Child of a Mad God was great.
Just bought that book last week, its next in the queue
 
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i enjoyed wind up girl and six wakes recently
 
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Starting the Powder Mage trilogy today based on recommendations here.
 
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Have the 6 Witcher books as well while I wait for the next books in a handful of series:
I forgot that I bought the first 3 books and never read them. I have been sitting on them for many months now. wtf?
 
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I thought The Fifth Season was very good. I thought it was a pretty interesting story and it could be a standalone read. The 2nd book has more mixed reviews but I have yet to read it.
 
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Currently making my way through the Expanse series (books).

Powerful plot armor armor, but enjoyable.

Have not watched the show yet.
 
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Finished the Expanse books that have been released to date. Really good sci-fi. I appreciate the attempt at Newtonian physics and orbital mechanics in space travel.

Then I proceeded to try to read some books in the Silver Ships series, decided it was crap and gave up.

Recently I've started the Red Rising Saga by Pierce Brown. Definitely recommend it. Distopian future where the solar system is colonized and possesses a highly stratified society (think Indian caste system++). Protagonist is an undercover terrorist ... or a democratic freedom fighter depending on your perspective.
 
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read so many bad books in a row I was starting to doubt if I even enjoy fantasy anymore.

Finished The Dragonbone Chair, another highly rated book that was slow and boring - just like Dawn of Wonder The Wakening. I think people rate everything they read 5 stars because they spent so much time on it and/or feel bad for the author. idk. These books are more like 1 or 2 stars. Just cuz someone can write a 30+ hour (audio) book doesn't mean it's good, people.

So decided to try something mainstream and picked up The Witcher's first book The Last Wish, and it's freaking great. Looking forward to the rest. And imo this is a must read if you like fantasy.
 
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Lies of Locke lamora was pretty awesome

2nd book was kinda eh

Reading third now, kinda eh, hopefully gets more interesting

The colorful insults are fun to read
 
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