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  1. perplekks45

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    If only I read your post properly. Yes, it is.

    Not a trilogy, just a lonely sci-fi book, and it was mentioned here before, but have you read Tchaikovsky's Children of Time? There is apparently a successor in the pipeline for next year.

    Also, you could check out, if you haven't already, the Ender books (supposedly young adult stories, but the second book is definitely too heavy for teenagers, if you ask me) or Sylvain Neuvel's trilogy (Sleeping Giants, Waking Gods, Only Human). The latter is not really a meaty sci-fi trilogy, but a great read nonetheless.

    Sorry I cannot recommend more, I'm not an avid sci-fi reader.
     
  2. MiNiMaL_FuSS

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    I'll give those a look.

    I quite enjoyed Michael Reaves and Neil Gaiman's Interworld series - which were definitely aimed at young adults, but it's nice to read something a bit lighter now and then!

    The Sylvain Neuvel's trilogy has certainly been recommended before, so seems like a strong contender.
     
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    Neil Degrasse Tyson - Astrophysics for people in a hurry
     
  4. MiNiMaL_FuSS

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    So after recommendations here, I read:
    • Liu Cixin's Remembrance of Earth's Past trilogy,
    • Tchaikovsky's Children of Time and the sequel,
    • Sylvain Neuvel's Sleeping Giants trilogy,
    • All four books from Pierce Brown's Red Rising.
    More sci-fi please!

    (Don't worry I've been reading plenty of non-sci-fi too!)
     
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  5. perplekks45

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    You've been busy. I like that. Of all of the above I have not read the sequel by Tchaikovsky, but I already have that lined up.

    Next up for you? How about Terra Ignota by Ada Palmer, another trilogy?
     
  6. adidan

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    I've been at a loss since Iain Banks passed on :waah:
     
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    Just finished reading the last novel in the Parasol Protectorate series - genuinely have never felt so happy upon completing a book series. The fact that there are loads more that follow in a similar vein is great. I loved reading the stories, and while the first book definitely bordered on the racy side (for me personally,) the series was an amazing read, and invested you in the title characters. Fantastic series, and heartily recommend it!
     
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    Not reading per se, but listening.
    If you like a good zombie fest you could do worse that making a start into the Arisen series by Michael Stephen Fuchs
     
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    Yeah I've listened to the first 6 and enjoyed them.
    Also try the Bobiverse series.
    For something different I really liked infinate by Jeremy robinson. Colonists on a journey to a new planet and something goes wrong. 2 survivors and one of them is immortal, however due to sabotage he cant get control of the ship, which is stuck in FTL, until he cracks the encryption blocking him out.
     
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    Bit of a slow down since, but I'll add to the previous list!
    • Liu Cixin's Remembrance of Earth's Past trilogy,
    • Tchaikovsky's Children of Time and the sequel,
    • Sylvain Neuvel's Sleeping Giants trilogy,
    • All four (now 5!) books from Pierce Brown's Red Rising
    • Takeshi Kovacs trilogy,
    I'm thinking either the expanse series or old man's war series next - anyone recommend one over the other?
     
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    The Secret History of Mac Gaming by Richard Moss. Pretty good, if not a little fanboyesque.
     
  12. Byron C

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    How are you finding the Kovacs books?

    I've never read the old man's war series, but I'd highly recommended The Expanse novels.
     
  13. perplekks45

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    I've read all of the above excep for the second and third Kovacs book and the second Tchaikovsky. I have all of them here, though. Care to share your views on all of the above? In PM, if nobody else is interested.
     
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    Old Man's War. Without a doubt.
     
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    Read too many books since my last post to list right now. The absolute highlight during that time was Michael Ondaatje's (of The English Patient fame) Warlight.

    Currently reading Journey to the Center of the Earth.
     
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    Loved book 1, it's got a film noir, detective series feel to it as well as being sci fi.

    The tv series is pretty faithful to the book, James Purefoy in particular nails it.

    Book 2 and 3 are very very different, they are much more hard sci fi focused. I didn't like them nearly as much, and they definitely won't appeal to a casual reader, but they are still good sci fi.

    I'm intrigued to see what the TV series does with these, I don't think they'll make good television at all! I think the TV series would be much better off pursuing the vibe they created with the first series.
     
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    Just finished my (feels like) yearly reading of Neuromancer, now starting on Count Zero again. Much prefer Neuromancer though, Count Zero doesn't flow nearly as well.
     
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    Just finished all 6 of them, brilliant, very light read, but funny and really enjoyed them.

    Got to say I'm gutted there aren't more!
     
  19. MiNiMaL_FuSS

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    Okay, so next up will probably be one of these 3 series, any thoughts?

    The Expanse series - James S.A. Corey
    Salvation Sequence - Peter F. Hamilton
    Hyperion Cantos - Dan Simmons
     
  20. MadGinga

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    I would go with the Expanse series; but then I haven't read either of the others (yet), the Salvation sequence is only 2 books, so wont last very long...
     

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