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    Science Fiction/Fantasy Recommendations?

    I'm getting very interested in sci fi, fantasy and to an extent horror books, and I would like any recommendations on these.
    So far I am a fan of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien, various HP Lovecraft stories such as The Color out of Space, the Rats in the Walls and the Music of Erich Zann, and I have Dune by Frank Herbert but have yet to read it

    ANY good recommendations are welcome

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    I read the Children of Húrin by Tolkien recently, it is very good. His son had to finish writing the book for him.

    Also bought The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun book from Tolkien, havnt read it yet. It is inspired from norse myth, as much of Tolkien's writings.

    Reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman now. Europeans brought their gods over to the USA when they emigrated, but now most of the gods have been forgotten and have lost almost all their power. The new gods are of technology, TV, internet etc.
    But the old gods are not dead yet.

    Another good Gaiman book, that he co-authored with Terry Pratchatt is Good omens.
    It is a parody on the Omen movies, with the spawn of Satan, Damien. It is inspired by hitchikers guide to the galaxy (which I also HIGHLY recommend)

    A very good fantazy book I read a while ago is the first book in the Song of ice and fire series. Game of thrones
    Some say the writer is the heir to Tolkiens throne. This book series will also be made into a tv series from HBO, it will start airing this month.

    My sister recommended me the wheel of time series, she said it was really great. I have bought the first book, but not read it yet. Heard from friends that these books are great fantazy.

    Brave new world by Huxley is a very important book, Orwell based his 1984 on it. Orwell writes that what we fear will destroy us, but Huxley argues what we love will destroy us. (TV, drugs, fast food etc).
    I would pick them both up:
    1984
    Brave New World

    There is a book often used in university that is inspired from brave new world. It is called amusing ourselves to death, I can recommend it.

    I read the sword of truth and RA Salvatores Dungeons and dragons fantazy books when I was younger.


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    All of the above suggestions are excellent, as is anything by Harry Turtledove.
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    Although it is not Germanic I would highly reccomend The House of the Scorpion.

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    HBO is making a series out of "American Gods" now too. One of the main characters in the book is Odin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hersir View Post
    I read the Children of Húrin by Tolkien recently, it is very good. His son had to finish writing the book for him.

    Also bought The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun book from Tolkien, havnt read it yet. It is inspired from norse myth, as much of Tolkien's writings.

    Reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman now. Europeans brought their gods over to the USA when they emigrated, but now most of the gods have been forgotten and have lost almost all their power. The new gods are of technology, TV, internet etc.
    But the old gods are not dead yet.

    Another good Gaiman book, that he co-authored with Terry Pratchatt is Good omens.
    It is a parody on the Omen movies, with the spawn of Satan, Damien. It is inspired by hitchikers guide to the galaxy (which I also HIGHLY recommend)

    A very good fantazy book I read a while ago is the first book in the Song of ice and fire series. Game of thrones
    Some say the writer is the heir to Tolkiens throne. This book series will also be made into a tv series from HBO, it will start airing this month.

    My sister recommended me the wheel of time series, she said it was really great. I have bought the first book, but not read it yet. Heard from friends that these books are great fantazy.

    Brave new world by Huxley is a very important book, Orwell based his 1984 on it. Orwell writes that what we fear will destroy us, but Huxley argues what we love will destroy us. (TV, drugs, fast food etc).
    I would pick them both up:
    1984
    Brave New World

    There is a book often used in university that is inspired from brave new world. It is called amusing ourselves to death, I can recommend it.

    I read the sword of truth and RA Salvatores Dungeons and dragons fantazy books when I was younger.


    You can see most of my books here, maybe I have some other books of interest
    Thank you very much! I am going to save this list somewhere!
    I have heard of the Wheel of Time series, they are making a TV show out of one of the books now I believe
    I'll definitely check out all of these books in the near future.

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    Neil Gaiman wrote this novell where Sherlock Holmes meet's HP Lovecraft. Check it out, it's not that long: http://www.neilgaiman.com/mediafiles...es/emerald.pdf

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    Science Fiction/Fantasy Recommendations?

    Being quite a sci-fi fan myself, I looked up the top 10 writers of all time and have to agree these folks are tops:

    http://www.mania.com/top-15-greatest...le_112611.html

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    If you are here, you will love the two fantasy series by David Eddings, The Belgariad and The Malloreon.

    Note particularly the wisdom of the Cherek policy.

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