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Sci Fi / Fantasy Book Reccomendations

Postby tombombodil » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:29 pm

This year my resolution was to do a sort of two person book club/book swap with a friend. Every odd month we pick a book to read, then every even month we swap books and read whatever the other person read the previous month.

We also have to pick a book we haven't read before every third month, and I'm coming up on march and am having serious trouble finding a good, interesting, not to long Science Fiction or Fantasy book that I haven't read before.

Anyone have any recommendations? If they've come out in the past 10 years there's a decent chance I haven't read them, ideally they'd be on the medium-shorter side in terms of read-time.
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Re: Sci Fi / Fantasy Book Reccomendations

Postby Leoff » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:50 pm

The High Crusade, by Poul Anderson. You've probably read it.

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Re: Sci Fi / Fantasy Book Reccomendations

Postby Fridrik » Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:13 am

I really enjoyed these by William Gibson. They are a mix espionage and cutting edge tech fiction. Not quite sci-fi but hartly recomend them. Specially Pattern Recognition.

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Re: Sci Fi / Fantasy Book Reccomendations

Postby Sith_Mafia » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:00 am

any of the dresden files books are usually a short read
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Re: Sci Fi / Fantasy Book Reccomendations

Postby Fridrik » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:13 am

Sith_Mafia wrote:any of the dresden files books are usually a short read


But I refuse to believe he hasn’t read them. If you do read them start on book 3 or 4 as the first two are not good. At all.

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Re: Sci Fi / Fantasy Book Reccomendations

Postby zircher » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:37 am

Currently reading Tanya Huff's Valor series (sci-fi marine corp.) Good stuff and so far each book is a stand alone story.

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Re: Sci Fi / Fantasy Book Reccomendations

Postby tombombodil » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:22 pm

Thanks for all the reccomendations! Ironically I have read exactly 1 Dresden Files book, the first one, and I didn't like it at all and never looked back. If what you say is true maybe I'll skip ahead a few and try again. They seem generally pretty light and snacky so it's not like I'll be spending weeks on a second shot.
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Re: Sci Fi / Fantasy Book Reccomendations

Postby Fridrik » Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:36 pm

About Dresden, just do what I did, start on book 7 (Dead beat) and go from there. It's to big a jump, but if you only read one then read that one. Might be the best one. Since I started there I was hooked and then worked my way back.

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Re: Sci Fi / Fantasy Book Reccomendations

Postby John » Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:21 pm

They are light and snacky. I've read them all and while it didn't pain me to read 1-2 you can absolutely read paragraph-long summaries of both of them, start on 3, and save yourself a pretty good juice/squeeze ratio.


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