What are you reading? Sci-fi/fantasy edition | Page 7

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by SammyPops, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. VivaRevolution Yellow Card

    VivaRevolution
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2016
    Messages:
    14,648
    Likes Received:
    12,173
    So this guy at work gives me this David Weber book. Oath of Swords. Weber is known for sci-fi, but he tells me it is fantasy, as he knows I prefer that genre.

    Normal fantasy story through 80% of the book. And then the wizard summons a champion from another world (multi-verse).......what world does he summon from? Well our world of course, enter a U.S. Marine with a tank, into a traditional fantasy world, with elves, and dwarves, and wizards. Definitely jumped the shark, but I enjoyed it. Just started the 2nd book of the 4 book series.
     
    #121
  2. RoryFan Wears Hats

    RoryFan
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2011
    Messages:
    10,892
    Likes Received:
    4,804
    Location:
    Albion
    I'm done with The King Killer Chronicles (waiting on the 3rd book) It's one of, if not the best fantasy series I've read. I loved Kvothe and Rothfuss's style of writing. The Felurian chapters lost me for a little bit, but as soon as he got back to the University it all fell into place.

    I'm on the second book from the Mistborn series atm, it's good and I enjoy Sanderson but sometimes his writing can feel a little PG-13 when it needs to be a hard R.

    They made a mini series with James Franco, a lot of people slated it but I really enjoyed it, worth checking out imo.
     
    #122
  3. odog A cat trapped in a dog's body

    odog
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2007
    Messages:
    12,148
    Likes Received:
    6,185
    Location:
    Terminal City
    Currently reading Well of Ascention. Been going through Sandersons books. It's pretty decent.
     
    #123
  4. Brodels Brown Belt

    Brodels
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2016
    Messages:
    2,553
    Likes Received:
    1,755
    Babywise
     
    #124
  5. salamander White Belt

    salamander
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2018
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    145
    Location:
    Waterloo
  6. ObsoleteSoul Silver Belt

    ObsoleteSoul
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2009
    Messages:
    12,326
    Likes Received:
    11,116
    Location:
    Managing at the "No Hassle Nipple Tassel Castle"
  7. salamander White Belt

    salamander
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2018
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    145
    Location:
    Waterloo
    I really enjoyed the first three books of his Gunslinger series. It was also released as a graphic novel with crazy good artwork by this dude Jae lee

    [​IMG]
     
    #127
    RoryFan likes this.
  8. headkicktoleg Only this manupod crescent in shape has escaped

    headkicktoleg
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2014
    Messages:
    16,614
    Likes Received:
    30,745
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    Just started Ready Player One last night. I'm already loving it.

    After this I'm going to hunt down the sequel to The Forever War. It was one of my favorite books ever, but the rest of the series isn't on kindle.
     
    #128
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2018
    GoForkYourself likes this.
  9. ObsoleteSoul Silver Belt

    ObsoleteSoul
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2009
    Messages:
    12,326
    Likes Received:
    11,116
    Location:
    Managing at the "No Hassle Nipple Tassel Castle"
    Seems like something I would like. Weird juxtaposition of two styles. Reminded me of those old "Lost Regiment" books a tad bit.
    [​IMG]
     
    #129
  10. Nesk Blue Belt

    Nesk
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Messages:
    622
    Likes Received:
    2,546
    Location:
    Zurich, Switzerland
  11. Higus Silver Belt

    Higus
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    11,495
    Likes Received:
    5,257
    Location:
    Somerville, MA
    If you like that premise, check out "Grunts" by Mary Gentle. It's a dark comedy/fantasy.
    A tribe of orcs are hired by a necromancer to steal a dragons treasure. The treasure turns out to be a gigantic cache of modern military guns, munitions, and vehicles. It's also enchanted so that the orcs start turning into stereotypical marines. It's sort of Full Metal Jacket meets LotR.
     
    #131
  12. VivaRevolution Yellow Card

    VivaRevolution
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2016
    Messages:
    14,648
    Likes Received:
    12,173
    Lol
     
    #132
  13. WandySaku2 Green Belt

    WandySaku2
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2012
    Messages:
    1,227
    Likes Received:
    662
  14. GoForkYourself カーリング

    GoForkYourself
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2005
    Messages:
    17,802
    Likes Received:
    1,038
    Location:
    going for gold
    nice. i really loved the first book in that series, and have been wanting to find time to read the other two.
     
    #134
    ObsoleteSoul likes this.
  15. Fox by the Sea Lighthouse keeper

    Fox by the Sea
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2013
    Messages:
    12,243
    Likes Received:
    20,373
    #135
    GoForkYourself and ObsoleteSoul like this.
  16. ObsoleteSoul Silver Belt

    ObsoleteSoul
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2009
    Messages:
    12,326
    Likes Received:
    11,116
    Location:
    Managing at the "No Hassle Nipple Tassel Castle"
    Just started the first. A buddy let me borrow them, and said it is basically a must read trilogy for SF fans. Hopefully he didn't hype it up too much, but he and I have similar tastes in SF.
     
    #136
    GoForkYourself likes this.
  17. GoForkYourself カーリング

    GoForkYourself
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2005
    Messages:
    17,802
    Likes Received:
    1,038
    Location:
    going for gold
    i found the first book really interesting as science fiction told from a chinese perspective. also a cool take on the "virtual reality" theme you see in a lot of SF.
     
    #137
  18. Nesk Blue Belt

    Nesk
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Messages:
    622
    Likes Received:
    2,546
    Location:
    Zurich, Switzerland
    If you guys like those kind of books then you should try A. Lee Martinez.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    #138
    sissypunch likes this.
  19. sissypunch limp wrists of fury

    sissypunch
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2007
    Messages:
    1,458
    Likes Received:
    2,395
  20. Archie Goodwin Confidential Assistant and Legman Extraordinaire

    Archie Goodwin
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2010
    Messages:
    5,070
    Likes Received:
    1,940
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Idk wtf y'all are talking about. Heroes was an awesome book.

    Abercrombie is in my top 3-4 authors all-time
     
    #140

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "fd5733925866a04e50edd70f38dfaa35"
monitoring_string = "603ac9fff68f23709f2a42bf5e29272b"