I’ve been looking for another good Sci-fi and/or Fantasy series to read, but kinda don’t know who to start with. I’m planning on switching libraries to the one in the city so my selection to choose from will be Much greater than our itty bitty one here in town.
I had printed out a list of Hugo award winners and nominees, but I’d like to get some opinions of what everyone else’s favorites are. Anyhoo, these are the books and series that I’ve already read and loved, starting with my all-time favorites.
The Riftwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist. My favorite series, I’ve read it I don’t know how many times. I’ve also read other books of his set in the same world of Midkemia.
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. I can’t really decide if I love this book and others in the same series more than Feists. My copy of Ender’s Game is so tattered from re-reading it that it’s in four pieces… I’ve also pretty much read everything else by Card. The Alvin Maker series is another great one.
All of the Harry Potter books, read em a million times over.
The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey. I just read this trilogy for the first time a few months ago and fell in love with it.
The Belgariad by David Eddings and the other books set in the same world
The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
Myrren’s Gift by Fiona McIntosh. I really liked this series except for the fact that it pissed me off. She killed off Every single character I fell in love with. Bah! I was thinking of giving this series to the local library so someone else could be angry…
Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
These aren’t exactly sci-fi or fantasy, but are other author’s I’ve really enjoyed:
I’m from Maine, so I was pretty much required to read Stephen King. Good thing I liked him anyways.
The River God series by Wilbur Smith
I went to the local library today and got Dragon’s Gold by Piers Anthony and Robert E. Margroff. I’ve heard of Anthony before but have never ready anything by him before so I’d figured I’d give it a shot.
So what are everyone else’s favorites? What sci-fi, fantasy books have you read to the point where they’re falling apart but refuse to buy another copy cause that one’s so obviously loved?
Thanks ahead of time for any suggestions!