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Old 01-18-2013, 07:32 PM   #1091 (permalink)
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Anyone have any recommendations for a series that is about a big adventure. Preferably space, but anything is good. Always wanted to read one of these types of books, but never got the chance.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:50 PM   #1092 (permalink)
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Anyone have any recommendations for a series that is about a big adventure. Preferably space, but anything is good. Always wanted to read one of these types of books, but never got the chance.
Try Old Man's War by John Scalzi. The first book is decently self-contained.

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I'm not a big fan of history/war fiction myself, but Destroyermen is a pretty good series on its own. Is the Clockwork Angel series the one written by Alan Campbell? Or am I thinking of something else?

If you are looking for something else to be motivated to read, have you ever read the Hollows series by Kim Harrison? There are some similiarities to the Dresden Files, especially considering the main character is a witch who becomes a PI. There are a lot of great character dynamics in it, and honestly the main character, Rachel Morgan, sometimes makes me think Harry Dresden has gotten off easy in his life sometimes. That may sound like a bold assertion, but wait until you check out her books.
Clockwork Angel is the first book in a series that is named something I can't remember and it's by Cassandra Clare.

I haven't read the Hollows books yet. I'll look for them. TBH it's just been hard to focus on anything since my dad died a few weeks ago. So hopefully these will suck me in for awhile. I could use it.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:54 PM   #1093 (permalink)
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Read A Song of Ice and Fire(assuming you have not).

I geuss you could also read the Star Wars Extended Universe books, there's like a billion of them.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:59 AM   #1094 (permalink)
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Anyone have any recommendations for a series that is about a big adventure. Preferably space, but anything is good. Always wanted to read one of these types of books, but never got the chance.
First thing that comes to mind is The Saga of Seven Suns series by Kevin J. Anderson. There are a lot of characters and many different plotlines, but K.J. Anderson is a master of weaving many stories and plotlines together. Sometimes his books can take a while to develop, but in the end they more than make up for it when delivering an incredible story. There are about 7 books in the series. His Terra Incognita series is also a fantastic adventure story, although not set in space. There are 3 (long) books in the series.

If you don't mind a little "heady" reading, check out John C. Wright. His Golden Age trilogy is a compelling space opera, and reading his books have introduced me to the genre of Hard Sci-Fi. And his Orphans of Chaos trilogy may be the most interesting book series I have ever read, period. I can only describe it as a hard fiction merger of Greek mythology and quantum physics. Absolutely fascinating.
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Done with Matthew Reilly - Area 7

Air Force General with his Elite Soldiers going against The president's US Marines / Secret Service

A big plot and one Schofield standing on it's way.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:43 AM   #1096 (permalink)
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Read the schofield books a few years back. Ice Station is my favourite.

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Anyone have any recommendations for a series that is about a big adventure. Preferably space, but anything is good. Always wanted to read one of these types of books, but never got the chance.
idk if you've read ASOIAF but if you like it then you'd like the Malazan books of the fallen imo. Pretty big collection, I'm halfway through the third atm. Been dead lazy with reading. In the middle of Ric Flairs book and the first Reacher book (name escapes me atm, but it's not one shot) too. bleh
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:48 AM   #1097 (permalink)
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Anyone have any recommendations for a series that is about a big adventure. Preferably space, but anything is good. Always wanted to read one of these types of books, but never got the chance.
Haven't kept up with this thread so no idea if it's been mentioned before, but Iain Banks writes science-fiction as Iain M. Banks, and his Culture novels are pretty immense. Characters don't carry on into other books, but the world in which they are set does.

Definitely worth checking out.
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Old Man's War owns. Hyperion is outstanding. Try those for good sci fi.

And yes, A Memory of Libght was really good. Couple of things I dislike - but on the whole happy with the resolution.
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Thanks for all the recs guys. I'm most likely going to go with Old Mans War or Malazan Book of the Fallen. All the recs seemed great but these two caught my eye the most.
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Done with Matthew Reilly - Area 7

Air Force General with his Elite Soldiers going against The president's US Marines / Secret Service

A big plot and one Schofield standing on it's way.
Loved Reilly's stuff and especially the Schofield books.

Im currently reading Heir to the Empire, something i've meant to read for years but only just got round to it. Got a lot of stuff lined up after getting a Kobo ebook reader just before Christmas
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