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What science-fiction and/or fantasy series do you prefer? posted 13 Jun 2005, 17:06 by Ashmael, Candidate

Other than "The Prince of Nothing" what series do you prefer among thpse? view post

posted 13 Jun 2005, 19:06 by Murrin, Peralogue

Among the options given, personal favourite is the Hitchhiker's Guide. But I also liked Night's Dawn, Earthsea, and Otherland. Haven't read the others, but the ones I have are so different I don't think it's fair to compare them. view post

posted 14 Jun 2005, 01:06 by Scilvenas, Auditor

Same as Murrin. view post

posted 21 Jun 2005, 01:06 by Randal, Auditor

Out of these? Sadly enough, I end up with the Hitchhikers guide. Oh, don't get me wrong. It's a great book, especially the first few are very funny. But I really don't care about it all that much... Problem is, I never read Vance's or LeGuin's series... pretty hard to find, in the Netherlands at least. Those might be better from what I've heard. Never read Constantine, Hamilton, Asimov or Moorcock either. Same reason. Except Asimov, whose writing I can't stomach. Williams was good enough, but the series dragged. It devolved into too many meaningless sideplots. And [i:19r4czq1]how[/i:19r4czq1] many times can main characters get kidnapped/seperated? Bradley's avalon was... well, enjoyable, despite all the weird new-age mysticism and proto-feminism. Never bothered with the books after Mists, though. Leiber was a fun yarn, but it isn't my thing. Sword and sorcery doesn't really interest me, even if this particular version was well done. So, that leaves Adams. But I should note again that I do not rate his series anywhere near my favourites. view post

posted 15 Jul 2005, 09:07 by Anonymous, Subdidact

I would pick Adams by far, but am I missing something or is there a reason no Tolkien? view post

posted 24 Jul 2005, 04:07 by Lucimay, Subdidact

not only no tolkien, no donaldson, no herbert. i liked MOST of the Foundation series but, like Dune, it peters out (if you'll excuse the metaphor!) :wink: Leguin, however, never does. It actually gets BETTER, more adult in the 4th and 5th books. but if you're only reading the Earthsea books of Leguin's, correct that mistake immediately and beging with The Left Hand of Darkness! view post

posted 25 Jul 2005, 11:07 by Echoex, Auditor

How can we forget Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality Series?? I'm not a big fan of Xanth, but Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality show a brilliance and imagination rivaled by few others (our own Bakker included). The worlds of occidental and oriental collide in language that is easy enough to read and plots that are challenging to decipher. The idea that Mother Nature falls in love with Satan!!?? If that doesn't put a smile on your face, you've been reading too much Mercedes Lackey. view post

posted 25 Jul 2005, 19:07 by Lucimay, Subdidact

yeah, yeah! anthony!! and what about zelazny?! amber! view post


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