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  czekoskwigel

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OP  9/17/11 1:20:10 AM#1

I need something to read... I'd love a series, the longer the better, but I'll settle for a good single effort.

I read a little bit of everything....  so i'm looking for you to convince me to give your favorite book/series a try.

  pyrofreak

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9/17/11 10:46:29 AM#2

His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire Series), by Naomi Novik: It's the Napoleonic Wars fought with dragons.

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  Grunty

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9/17/11 12:04:00 PM#3

The Honor Harrington space opera by David Weber. Think Horatio Hornblower in space except he's a she and she has a six footed tree cat empath as protector named Nimitz as well as her trusty manservant and several armsmen she picks up along the way.

There is also Spider Robinson's Callahan's Crosstime Saloon series. Short but full of drunk punsters.

  Isasis

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9/17/11 12:40:51 PM#4

I haven't read it yet, and it isn't a series yet...only one book so far. But he is going to make it a series. My friend is in love with it, so I'll pick it up when I have the cash.

 

The Name of the Wind

 

Is the book title. It is medieval-esque setting and...that is actually all I know about it. I'm not big into knowing too much about books before reading them, so I can't say much else other than that. Oh, one kind of unique thing. At least I haven't seen it done before...each of the books encompasses a whole day...so one book (which the first book looks rather big) is one day.

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9/17/11 3:14:30 PM#5

The Death Gate Cycle

Written by: Margaret Weis, and Tracy Hickman.

Following a nuclear fallout, the human species branched into two disticnt races: Sartan and Patryns. The world was torn into four distinct pieces pieces by the Sartans, to separate themselves from the Patryns. The Patryns were then imprisoned in what's called a "Labrynth". The role of the Sartans was sole sovereignty over the realms, but soon lost contact with one another.

A young man leans to escape this labrynth, and is a herald to the coming message of his master. The Patryn and the Sartan saga continues throughout a series of 7 books.

Though the series follows a fantasy driven plot, and use the same races as most fantasy books, their cultural descriptions are unique, along with the worlds they live on. In fact, it was quite hard for me to break away from tradition and accept the book. Once I did, the series was lovable.

Race example:

Sartans: Akin to modern man, they are chubby, and of the same height. Their hair is silver at birth, which turns brown from the tips up with age. They are community driven.

Patryns: Due to hardships of the Labrynth, the Patryns are physically adept. They are soloists; however, faithful to a deadly degree. Their hair is brown from birth and turns white from the tips up with age.

Humans: Because humans lack the ability to connect with nature, they are imbued with magical abilities. The abilities are powerful; however, compared to Sartan/Patryn magic, they're weak.

 

  HardWalker

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9/17/11 3:28:18 PM#6

I have been reading the Sword of Truth series and the Nik & Cal Leandros Series.

 

Sword of Truth

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sword_of_Truth

12 books. Wizards and fantasy and whatnot. It's fairly down to Earth. Great series. The show based on the books wasn't all that good (Legend of the Seeker). Each novel is pretty long and I'm only on book 2 of the series. 

 

Nikko and Caliban Leandros

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightlife_(novel)

First book in the Nik & Cal series. It follows 2 brothers in New York in present day. It's a paranormal book and is pretty simliar to the series Supernatural, but the 2 aren't related what-so-ever. The author gives creature, or monster, or whatever they come across her own spin. I forget how many books are in the series. I've read about 3 or 4 of them.

  Aelfinn

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9/17/11 3:44:19 PM#7

Not even a hint of the type of books you enjoy?

Ah well, a few of my favorites:

Earth's children series by Jean M Auel  Prehistoric fiction. The story centers around a young Cro-Magnon girl raised by Neanderthals.

Ender's Game series by Orson Scott Card. Science fiction. Overarching theme challenges our preconceptions of human interaction

Alvin Maker series by Orson Scott card. Alternative history/fantasy. Setting is a very different version of early 1800's America (one where only about a third of the colonies won their freedom, George Washington was beheaded by the British, Napoleon Bonaparte was banished to French held Canada, etc.)

Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R Donaldson. Fantasy. This series features the least lucky hero figure I've ever encountered. The guy managed to catch leprosy in an age where it has all but disappeared and can't decide whether or not his hallucinations of a fantastical land are real. To top it all off he has a great deal of power in this alternate world, but cannot control it, and often ends up causing as much harm as good.

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett comedic fiction. Set mostly in Britain, the story is centered on a badly botched version of the Christian apocalypse. The antichrist gets swapped for the wrong baby and is brought up as a perfectly normal kid, Famine is busy making huge amounts of money in the celebrity diet business, Pestilence gives up and quits the whole gig while muttering about penicillin, etc...

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  pyrofreak

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9/17/11 3:54:29 PM#8

Sword of Truth simply drags on, every book has the same damn layout: introduction, something bad happens, 400 pages of attempting to fix bad thing, hero wins. Secondary to the issue is that Goodkind seems to feel everyone is an idiot and has to lay out good and evil as polarly as possible. Evil people are simply purely bad, and good people are purely good. There is very little grey area in Goodkind's character portraits.

 

Good Omens and the Ender series both get good reviews from me though.

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  Bigdavo

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9/17/11 6:47:56 PM#9

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  HardWalker

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9/17/11 8:12:43 PM#10
Originally posted by pyrofreak

Sword of Truth simply drags on, every book has the same damn layout: introduction, something bad happens, 400 pages of attempting to fix bad thing, hero wins. Secondary to the issue is that Goodkind seems to feel everyone is an idiot and has to lay out good and evil as polarly as possible. Evil people are simply purely bad, and good people are purely good. There is very little grey area in Goodkind's character portraits.

 

Good Omens and the Ender series both get good reviews from me though.

True, but it's still a good series. There is a little bit of grey area in the second book, but I can see what you mean.

Kevin Mitnick's Book "Ghost in the Wires" looks to be awesome though. I read the first couple chapters on the Google Books preview and that's absolutely going to be my next read. I though it was going to be dry and dull, but it's more like an espionage thriller than anything else.

  newkidz

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9/17/11 8:50:24 PM#11

The Night Strangers' by Chris Bohjalian ,

its about a ghost story just in time for Halloween. In The Night Strangers, a family moves to an old New Hampshire house to try and rebuild their lives after the husband, a pilot, had to crash a plane with double engine failure into a lake, killing 39 passengers. Unfortunately, the house, like the family, is haunted.

 

  Brenelael

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9/17/11 9:18:31 PM#12

You may want to check out The Dragon Riders of Pern. It's a good mix of fantasy and scifi. There are 22 books in the series and a couple of short story collections as well. It will keep you busy for quite some time.

 

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  Vampir

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9/17/11 9:41:30 PM#13
Originally posted by killerTwinkie

The Death Gate Cycle

Written by: Margaret Weis, and Tracy Hickman.

Following a nuclear fallout, the human species branched into two disticnt races: Sartan and Patryns. The world was torn into four distinct pieces pieces by the Sartans, to separate themselves from the Patryns. The Patryns were then imprisoned in what's called a "Labrynth". The role of the Sartans was sole sovereignty over the realms, but soon lost contact with one another.

A young man leans to escape this labrynth, and is a herald to the coming message of his master. The Patryn and the Sartan saga continues throughout a series of 7 books.

Though the series follows a fantasy driven plot, and use the same races as most fantasy books, their cultural descriptions are unique, along with the worlds they live on. In fact, it was quite hard for me to break away from tradition and accept the book. Once I did, the series was lovable.

Race example:

Sartans: Akin to modern man, they are chubby, and of the same height. Their hair is silver at birth, which turns brown from the tips up with age. They are community driven.

Patryns: Due to hardships of the Labrynth, the Patryns are physically adept. They are soloists; however, faithful to a deadly degree. Their hair is brown from birth and turns white from the tips up with age.

Humans: Because humans lack the ability to connect with nature, they are imbued with magical abilities. The abilities are powerful; however, compared to Sartan/Patryn magic, they're weak.

 

nice to see you posting.

Anyway along those same lines but the original would be the collaborative works of larry niven and jerry pournelle.

The mote in gods eye, The gripping hand, then the one continued by a family member outies(ok except for one excellent character kindle only if im correct)

but for a true series im gonna support a dead local author of my hometown roger zelazny the amber series, like 15 bucks for all 10 now and zelazny is one of the most underated sci fi authors of all time.

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the original post apacalypic sci fi book is lucifers hammer and quite worth the read.

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  User Deleted
9/17/11 10:40:42 PM#14

Hey Vamp,

I figured most the old posters had left. Glad you're still around bro. Thanks for the heads up, i'll check into it. I've got time on my hands, so I read almost anything these days.

  Arbadacarba

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9/18/11 1:25:46 PM#15

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Author:Isaac_Asimov

 

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  • ABC's of Ecology
  • ABC's of Space
  • ABC's of the Earth
  • ABC's of the Ocean
  • Adding a Dimension
  • All the Troubles of the World
  • Alpha Centauri, the Nearest Star
  • The Alternate Asimovs (1986)
  • Amazing Stories: Sixty Years of the Best Science Fiction
  • Ancient Astronomy
  • Animals of the Bible
  • The Annotated 'Gulliver's Travels'
  • The Asimov Chronicles
  • Asimov Laughs Again
  • Asimov on Astronomy
  • Asimov on Chemistry
  • Asimov on Numbers
  • Asimov on Physics
  • Asimov on Science
  • Asimov on Science Fiction
  • Asimov's Annotated 'Don Juan'
  • Asimov's Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan
  • Asimov's Annotated 'Paradise Lost'
  • Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
  • Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 2D Ed.
  • Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 3D Ed.
  • Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery
  • Asimov's Chronology of the World
  • Asimov's Galaxy: Reflections on Science Fiction
  • Asimov's Guide to Halley's Comet
  • Asimov's Guide to Science
  • Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare, Volume One
  • Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare, Volume Two
  • Asimov's Guide to the Bible, Volume One
  • Asimov's Guide to the Bible, Volume Two
  • Asimov's Mysteries (1968)
  • Asimov's New Guide to Science
  • Asimov's Sherlockian Limericks
  • The Asteroids
  • Astronomy Today
  • Atlantis
  • Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos
  • Azazel (1988)

[edit] B

  • Baker's Dozen: Thirteen Short Fantasy Novels
  • Baker's Dozen: Thirteen Short Science Fiction Novels
  • Banquets of the Black Widowers (1980)
  • Before the Golden Age
  • The Beginning and the End
  • Beginnings: The Story of Origins, of Mankind, Life, the Earth, the Universe
  • The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
  • The Best New Thing
  • The Best of Isaac Asimov (1973)
  • The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov (1986)
  • The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories (1976)
  • The Big Apple Mysteries
  • Biochemistry and Human Metabolism
  • The Birth and Death Of Stars
  • The Birth of the United States, 1763-1816
  • Breakthroughs in Science
  • Building Blocks of the Universe
  • Buy Jupiter and Other Stories (1975)

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  • Cal (In Gold)
  • Casebook of the Black Widowers (1980)
  • Catastrophes!
  • Caught in the Organ Draft
  • The Caves of Steel (1954])
  • Change!
  • The Chemicals of Life
  • Chemistry and Human Health
  • A Choice of Catastrophes
  • Christmas Without Rodney (In Robot Dreams)
  • Christopher Columbus: Navigator to the New World
  • The Clock We Live on
  • The Collapsing Universe
  • Colonizing the Planets and Stars
  • Comets
  • Comets and Meteors
  • The Complete Robot (1982)
  • The Complete Science Fair Handbook
  • The Complete Stories Vol. 1
  • The Complete Stories Vol. 2
  • Computer Crimes and Capers
  • Constantinople, the Forgotten Empire
  • Cosmic Critiques: How and Why Ten Science Fiction Stories Work
  • Cosmic Knights
  • Counting the Eons
  • Creations
  • The Currents of Space
  • Curses

[edit] D

  • The Dangers of Intelligence and Other Essays
  • The Dark Ages
  • David Starr, Space Ranger (as Paul French)
  • The Dead Past
  • The Death Dealers (later republished as 'A Whiff of Death')
  • Devils
  • Did Comets Kill the Dinosaurs?
  • The Disappearing Man and Other Mysteries
  • The Double Planet
  • Dragon Tales
  • Benjamin's Dream: Benjamin's Bicentennial Blast

[edit] E

  • The Early Asimov (1972)
  • Earth is Room Enough (1957) - Renewal RE244798
  • Earth: Our Crowded Spaceship
  • Earth: Our Home Base
  • The Earth's Moon
  • An Easy Introduction to the Slide Rule
  • The Edge of Tomorrow
  • The Egyptians
  • Election Day 2084: Science Fiction Stories on the Politics of the Future
  • Electricity and Man
  • Encounters
  • The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline
  • The End of Eternity (1955) - Renewal RE153432
  • The Ends of the Earth
  • Environments Out There
  • The Exploding Suns
  • Exploring the Earth and the Cosmos
  • Extraterrestrial Civilizations
  • Eyes on the Universe

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  • Fact and Fancy
  • Faeries
  • Familiar Poems, Annotated
  • Fantastic Creatures
  • Fantastic Reading: Stories and Activities for Grades 5-8
  • Fantastic Voyage
  • Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain
  • Far as Human Eye Could See
  • Ferdinand Magellan: Opening the Door to World Exploration
  • Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales
  • Flying Saucers
  • Forward the Foundation (1988)
  • Foundation (1951)
  • Foundation and Earth (1983)
  • Foundation and Empire (1952)
  • Foundation's Edge (1982)
  • Franchise
  • From Earth to Heaven
  • Frontiers II: More Recent Discoveries about Life, Earth, Space, and the Universe
  • Frontiers: New Discoveries about Man and His Planet, Outer Space and the Universe
  • The Future I (with Martin H. Greenberg and Charles G. Waugh
  • The Future in Question
  • The Future in Space
  • Futuredays: A Nineteenth Century Vision of the Year 2000

[edit] G

  • Galaxies
  • The Genetic Code
  • The Genetic Effects of Radiation
  • Ghosts
  • Giants
  • Ginn Science Program (Advanced A, Advanced B, Intermediate A, Intermediate B, Intermediate C)
  • The Gods Themselves
  • Gold (1990)
  • The Golden Door: The United States from 1865 to 1918
  • Good Taste
  • Great Ideas of Science
  • Great Science Fiction Stories by the World's Great Scientists
  • The Greeks: A Great Adventure
  • A Grossery of Limericks (with John Ciardi)

[edit] H

  • Hallucination Orbit
  • Have You Seen These?
  • The Heavenly Host
  • Henry Hudson: Arctic Explorer and North American Adventurer
  • The History of Biology (chart)
  • The History of Chemistry (chart)
  • The History of Mathematics (chart)
  • Hound Dunnit
  • How Did We Find Out about (Our) Genes?
  • How Did We Find Out about Antarctica?
  • How Did We Find Out about Atoms?
  • How Did We Find Out about Black Holes?
  • How Did We Find Out about Blood?
  • How Did We Find Out about Coal?
  • How Did We Find Out about Comets?
  • How Did We Find Out about Computers?
  • How Did We Find Out about Dinosaurs?
  • How Did We Find Out about DNA?
  • How Did We Find Out about Earthquakes?
  • How Did We Find Out about Electricity?
  • How Did We Find Out about Energy?
  • How Did We Find Out about Germs?
  • How Did We Find Out about Lasers?
  • How Did We Find Out about Life in the Deep Sea?
  • How Did We Find Out about Microwaves?
  • How Did We Find Out about Neptune?
  • How Did We Find Out about Nuclear Power?
  • How Did We Find Out about Numbers?
  • How Did We Find Out about Oil?
  • How Did We Find Out about Our Human Roots?
  • How Did We Find Out about Outer Space?
  • How Did We Find Out about Photosynthesis?
  • How Did We Find Out about Pluto?
  • How Did We Find Out about Robots?
  • How Did We Find Out about Solar Power?
  • How Did We Find Out about Sunshine?
  • How Did We Find Out about Superconductivity?
  • How Did We Find Out about the Atmosphere?
  • How Did We Find Out about the Beginnings of Life?
  • How Did We Find Out about the Brain?
  • How Did We Find Out about the Speed of Light?
  • How Did We Find Out about the Universe?
  • How Did We Find Out about Vitamins
  • How Did We Find Out about Volcanoes?
  • How Did We Find Out the Earth Is Round?
  • How to Enjoy Writing: A Book of Aid and Comfort
  • How Was the Universe Born?
  • The Hugo Winners
  • The Hugo Winners Volume Two
  • The Hugo Winners Volume Three
  • The Hugo Winners Volume Four
  • The Hugo Winners Volume Five
  • The Human Body
  • The Human Brain

[edit] I

  • Ibotics
  • I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay (with Harlan Ellison)
  • I, Robot (1950) - Renewal R681421 (ISBN 0-553-29438-5)
    • "Robbie"
    • "Runaround"
    • "Reason"
    • "Catch that Rabbit"
    • "Liar!"
    • "Little Lost Robot"
    • "Escape!"
    • "Evidence"
    • "The Evitable Conflict"
  • I. Asimov: A Memoir
  • In Joy Still Felt
  • In Memory Yet Green
  • In the Beginning
  • Inside the Atom (3D Ed.)
  • Inside the Atom
  • The Intelligent Man's Guide to Science
  • Intergalactic Empires
  • Invasions
  • Is Anyone There?
  • Is Our Planet Warming Up?
  • Is There Life on Other Planets?
  • Isaac Asimov Presents from Harding to Hiroshima
  • Isaac Asimov Presents Superquiz
  • Isaac Asimov Presents Superquiz 2
  • Isaac Asimov Presents Superquiz 3
  • Isaac Asimov Presents Superquiz 4
  • Isaac Asimov Presents Tales of the Occult
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Crime Stories of the 19th Century
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Fantasy of the 19th Century
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Horror and Supernatural Stories of the 19th Century
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Science Fiction Firsts
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Science Fiction of the 19th Century
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 1
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 2
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 3
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 4
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 5
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 6
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 7
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 8
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 9
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 10
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 11
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 12
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 13
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 14
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 15
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 16
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 17
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 18
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 19
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 20
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 21
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 22
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 23
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 24
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 25
  • Isaac Asimov's Book of Facts
  • Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations
  • Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space
  • Isaac Asimov's Limericks for Children
  • Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction and Fantasy Story-A-Month 1989 Calendar
  • Isaac Asimov's Treasury of Humor
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day

[edit] J

  • Jupiter, the Largest Planet
  • Jupiter, the Spotted Giant

[edit] K

  • The Key Word and Other Mysteries
  • Kid Brother (in Gold)
  • The Kingdom of the Sun
  • The Kite that Won the Revolution

[edit] L

  • The Land of Canaan
  • The Last Man on Earth
  • Laughing Space
  • Lecherous Limericks
  • The Left Hand of the Electron
  • Life and Energy
  • Life and Time
  • Light
  • Limericks: Too Gross (with John Ciardi)
  • Little Treasury of Dinosaurs (5 Vols.)
  • Living in the Future
  • The Living River (or The Bloodstream: River Of Life)
  • Lucky Starr and the Big Sun of Mercury (as Paul French)
  • Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter (as Paul French)
  • Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus (as Paul French)
  • Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids (as Paul French)
  • Lucky Starr and the Rings of Saturn (as Paul French)
  • The Last Answer
  • The Last Question

[edit] M

  • Machines That Think
  • Magic (1995)
  • Magic: The Final Fantasy Collection
  • Magical Wishes
  • Mammoth Book of Classic Science Fiction
  • Mammoth Book of Fantastic Science Fiction
  • Mammoth Book of Golden Age Science Fiction
  • Mammoth Book of Modern Science Fiction
  • Mammoth Book of New World Science Fiction
  • Mammoth Book of Vintage Science Fiction
  • The March of the Millennia, The: A Key to Looking at History
  • Mars, the Red Planet
  • Mars: Our Mysterious Neighbor
  • Mars
  • The Martian Way and Other Stories (1955) - Renewal RE153148
    • The Martian Way
    • Youth
    • The Deep
    • Sucker Bait
  • Measure of the Universe
  • Mercury: The Quick Planet
  • Microcosmic Tales
  • Miniature Mysteries
  • Monsters
  • The Moon
  • More Lecherous Limericks
  • More Tales of the Black Widowers (1976)
  • More Words of Science
  • Mother Earth (1949)
  • Murder at the ABA
  • Murder on the Menu
  • Mythical Beasties
  • Mythology and the Universe

[edit] N

  • The Naked Sun (1957)
  • The Near East: 10,000 Years of History, The
  • Nebula Award Stories Eight
  • Nemesis
  • Neptune: The Farthest Giant
  • The Neutrino
  • The New Hugo Winners, Vol. 2
  • The New Hugo Winners
  • The New Intelligent Man's Guide to Science
  • Nightfall
  • Nightfall and Other Stories (1969)
  • Nine Tomorrows (1959)
  • The Noble Gases, The
  • Norby and the Court Jester
  • Norby and the Invaders
  • Norby and the Lost Princess
  • Norby and the Oldest Dragon
  • Norby and the Queen's Necklace
  • Norby and Yobo's Great Adventure
  • Norby Down to Earth
  • Norby Finds a Villain
  • Norby, the Mixed-Up Robot
  • Norby's Other Secret

[edit] O

  • Of Matters Great and Small
  • Of Time and Space and Other Things
  • One Hundred Great Fantasy Short-Short Stories
  • One Hundred Great Science Fiction Short-Short Stories
  • Only a Trillion
  • Opus 100
  • Opus 200
  • Opus 300
  • Other Worlds of Isaac Asimov
  • Our Angry Earth
  • Our Federal Union: The United States from 1816 to 1865
  • Our Milky Way and Other Galaxies
  • Our Solar System
  • Our World in Space
  • Out of the Everywhere

[edit] P

  • Past, Present, and Future
  • Pebble in the Sky
  • Photosynthesis
  • Piloted Space Flights
  • The Planet That Wasn't
  • Planets for Man
  • Please Explain
  • Pluto: A Double Planet?
  • The Positronic Man (1992)
  • Prelude to Foundation (1988)
  • Purr-Fect Crime
  • Puzzles of the Black Widowers

[edit] Q

  • Quasar, Quasar, Burning Bright
  • Quasars, Pulsars, and Black Holes
  • Quick and Easy Math

[edit] R

  • Races and People
  • Raintree Reading, Series 1
  • Raintree Reading, Series 2
  • Raintree Reading, Series 3
  • Realm of Algebra
  • Realm of Measure
  • Realm of Numbers
  • The Relativity of Wrong
  • The Rest of the Robots (1964)
  • The Return of the Black Widowers
  • The Road to Infinity
  • Robbie
  • Robot Dreams (1986)
  • Robot Visions (1990) ISBN 0-451-45064-7
  • Robots
  • Robots and Empire (1985)
  • Robots from Asimov's
  • The Robots of Dawn (1983)
  • Robots: Machines in Man's Image
  • Rockets, Probes, and Satellites
  • The Roman Empire
  • The Roman Republic
  • The Roving Mind

[edit] S

  • Sally
  • Satellites in Outer Space
  • Saturn and Beyond
  • Saturn: The Ringed Beauty
  • Science Fiction A to Z
  • Science Fiction by Asimov
  • The Science Fiction Weight-Loss Book
  • Science Fiction, Science Fact
  • Science Fictional Olympics
  • Science Past -- Science Future
  • Science, Numbers and I
  • The Search for the Elements
  • Second Foundation (1953)
  • The Secret of the Universe
  • Senior Sleuths: A Large Print Anthology of Mysteries and Puzzlers
  • The Sensuous Dirty Old Man
  • Seven Cardinal Virtues of Science Fiction
  • The Seven Deadly Sins of Science Fiction
  • The Shaping of England
  • The Shaping of France
  • The Shaping of North America
  • Sherlock Holmes through Time and Space
  • A Short History of Biology
  • A Short History of Chemistry
  • Show Business is Murder
  • The Solar System and Back
  • The Solar System
  • Space Garbage
  • Space Mail 2
  • Space Mail
  • Space Shuttles
  • The Space Spotter's Guide
  • Speculations
  • Spells
  • The Sport of Crime
  • The Stars in Their Courses
  • The Stars, Like Dust
  • Stars
  • Starships
  • Still More Lecherous Limericks
  • The Story of Ruth
  • The Subatomic Monster
  • The Sun Shines Bright
  • The Sun
  • Supermen
  • The Science Fictional Solar System

[edit] T

  • Tales of the Black Widowers (1974)
  • Tantalizing Locked Room Mysteries
  • Think about Space: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?
  • The Thirteen Crimes of Science Fiction
  • Thirteen Horrors of Halloween
  • Those Amazing Electronic Thinking Machines
  • Three by Asimov
  • Through a Glass, Clearly (1967)
  • Tin Stars
  • To the Ends of the Universe
  • Today and Tomorrow And--
  • Tomorrow's Children
  • The Tragedy of the Moon
  • TV: 2000
  • The Twelve Crimes of Christmas
  • The Twelve Frights of Christmas
  • Twentieth Century Discovery
  • The Tyrannosaurus Prescription and One Hundred Other Science Essays

[edit] U

  • The Ugly Little Boy
  • Understanding Physics, Volume One: Motion, Sound and Heat
  • Understanding Physics, Volume Two: Light, Magnetism and Electricity
  • Understanding Physics, Volume Three: The Electron, Proton, and Neutron
  • Unidentified Flying Objects
  • The Union Club Mysteries (1980)
  • The Universe From Flat Earth to Quasar
  • Uranus: The Sideways Planet

[edit] V

  • Venus, Near Neighbor of the Sun
  • Venus: A Shrouded Mystery
  • View from a Height
  • Views of the Universe
  • Visions of Fantasy: Tales from the Masters
  • Visions of the Universe

[edit] W

  • The Wellsprings of Life
  • What Causes Acid Rain?
  • What Is a Shooting Star?
  • What Is An Eclipse?
  • What Makes the Sun Shine?
  • What's Happening to the Ozone Layer?
  • Where Do We Go from Here?
  • Where Does Garbage Go?
  • Who Done It?
  • Why Are Animals Endangered?
  • Why Are Some Beaches Oily?
  • Why Are the Rain Forests Vanishing?
  • Why Are Whales Vanishing?
  • Why Do Stars Twinkle?
  • Why Do We Have Different Seasons?
  • Why Does Litter Cause Problems?
  • Why Does the Moon Change Shape?
  • Why Is the Air Dirty?
  • The Winds of Change and Other Stories (1983)
  • Witches
  • Wizards
  • Words from History
  • Words from the Exodus
  • Words from the Myths
  • Words in Genesis
  • Words of Science
  • Words on the Map
  • The World of Carbon
  • The World of Nitrogen
  • The World's Space Programs
  • Worlds within Worlds

[edit] X

  • 'X' Stands for Unknown

[edit] Y

  • Young Extraterrestrials
  • Young Ghosts
  • Young Monsters
  • Young Mutants
  • Young Star Travelers
  • Young Witches and Warlocks
  • Yours, Isaac Asimov
 

Notable book series

Fiction

These are listed in the order of their publication debut. (Some of these series started in magazines before books.)

  modjoe86

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Trying to put the sensual back in nonconsensual.

9/20/11 2:37:50 AM#16

I'll mention the obvious and popular choices since they haven't been mentioned...Dark Tower series, Wheel of Time (granted, it fizzled to the point that I lost interest after book 6), Song of Ice and Fire.

 

Left field choice would be The Book of the New Sun series by Gene Wolfe.

 

I'm caught up at work so I've been tearing through books. Thanks for the recommendations folks.

"The birds they sang
at the break of day.
Start again I heard them say;
Don't dwell on what has passed away
or what is yet to be."