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  1. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Interesting to hear this elsewhere about the Rivers of London series.
    I thought it was only me that felt things started to slip away after the first 3 or so books.
    So much so, I didn't look out for more releases.

    Reacher I can drop into and out of, he's been clever to make them pretty stand alone and not have too much connected narrative.
     
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  2. perplekks45

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    I feel like this exact thing happens with a lot of the modern young adult series. And that is exactly what Rivers of London is/has become.
     
  3. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    Capitalist Realism by Mark Fisher. Absolute belter, not very cheerful though.

    Sapiens by Y. N. Harari. Brilliant, and a masterclass in accessible writing style and structure. Each chapter is its own fascinating little essay, but all thread together seamlessly.
     
  4. Byron C

    Byron C Multimodder

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    Kinda the story of everyone's life right now!
     
  5. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    Couple of years out of date (whoops!)

    Back looking for more sci fi or space operas.

    Read these:
    • Remembrance of Earth's Past trilogy
    • Children of Time series
    • Sleeping Giants trilogy
    • Red Rising series
    • Takeshi Kovacs trilogy
    • The Expanse series
    • Salvation Sequence
    • Hyperion series (only ones I've not enjoyed!)
    • Murderbot series
    • First 2 book of dust series
    • Themis files
    • Old man's war series
    • Villains series
    • Sprawl series
    • Dune series
    • Commonwealth series
    • Ender's game series
    • Everything by Gaiman
    • Everything by Orwell
    And probably more!

    These look like possibilities:
    • Foundation series
    • Forever war series
    • Wayfarers series
    • A Memory Called Empire series
    Open to ideas though :)
     
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  6. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    If you're open to older stuff (and if you can find them):-
    • EE "Doc" Smith - Lensman series, Skylark series, Family D'Alembert series
    • Poul Anderson - Heechee series
     
  7. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I don't see Iain M Banks.

    The Culture universe is the most engrossing I've read. I'm at a loss as he's no longer around.
     
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  8. Byron C

    Byron C Multimodder

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    To be honest, you've pretty much read all of my go-to recommendations! :grin:
     
  9. perplekks45

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    No Cixin Liu?

    Otherwise, I definitely see why you read each of them.

    Btw, the last book in the Red Rising series will be released this year.
     
  10. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    Earth's past trilogy is the Cixin Liu trilogy, it's actually what got me hooked on so called space operas.
     
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  11. MiNiMaL_FuSS

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    I'll grab that next, thanks.
     
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  12. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    He did quite a few, enjoy :happy:

    Edit: Actually I think I'll hit them again, been a while.
     
  13. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    Just downloaded all 10 onto my kindle!
     
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  14. perplekks45

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    I had a blind moment, nevermind.

    He has written more since then, but I'm sure you know that already.
     
  15. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Awesome!

    He did a few not set in the Culture universe too, The Algebraist was one (can't recall the others this early today :lol: ).

    Still prefer the Culture myself.

    With Banks anything 'Iain Banks' is non sci fi, anything he did as 'Iain M Banks' is sc fi ( I think that's right anyway).
     
  16. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    I enjoyed Hyperion, but felt that the other novels wouldn't be worth reading?

    If you've never read any of the Red Dwarf novels I'd recommend Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers.
     
  17. MiNiMaL_FuSS

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    I see "The Redemption of Time" has been added to the trilogy, it's not been very well received, but I'll give it a look at some point :)

    Fully intend to plough through the culture series, love a series with a good number of entries.

    I didn't really click with the first Hyperion book but did read it all. From memory the second in the series was quite different and set far in the future and that kinda annoyed me so I abandoned it.
     
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  18. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    Just finished reading...

    Ciaphas Cain: Hero of the Imperium

    Light, easy reading that 40K lovers will enjoy. Not sophisticated or anything, but a nice, light hearted take on the grimdark future. Over Christmas I would read it for hours a a time, so it kept me riveted.

    Batman: The Killing Joke

    A short classic. The Joker gets mean.

    And now to start reading the Dune...sexology? Read the first chapter of the first book last night. FEAR IS THE MIND KILLER, THE LITTLE DEATH.
     
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    About to finish Reacher #11, will then probably read a bit of Agatha Christie. And/or Ranulph Fiennes' autobiography.
     
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    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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