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Fantasy/Sci Fi Thread: Amazing April 04, 2008 9:52 AM

I've been a fan of Sara Douglass since Wayfarer's Redemption. It's the perfect weaving of Fantasy and Sci Fi. Now I'm reading Hades' Daughter. It's a very sexy, very fast-paced book about the Greek world, beginning with the destruction of the Minotaur's Labyrinth and the beast itself, and the revenge brought on by it and a lover's betrayal. Throw away all the facts you know about the ancient world. Just enjoy the ride. What are your recommendations for this genre?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 April 07, 2008 3:44 PM

LOL You introduced me to Sara Douglass and I agree she had a very intersting blending of the genres. Though I liked your recommendation of Melanie Rawn and the Dragon Prince series better!! I'm hooked! Other favorites: Neil Gaimon: American Gods and Good Omens are amazing. Terry Pratchett: Discworld series are great and remniscent of Douglas Adams, who is a genius. Tad Williams: War of the Flowers was a great find. The Merlin Codex by Robert Holdstock: Merlin's life before Arthur, a really cool mix of greek, norse, and english mythology. Anything by Gregory Maguire - Wicked, Son of a Witch, Ugly Stepsister, etc. Amongst my shelves 'to read' when I have time again... The Gormenghast series by Peake (recommended by a friend) The Book of Dave by Will Self (another random find) The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski (first time in English) The Blade Itself: Book One of the First Law by Joe Abercrombie Sigh.. I can't wait to read again!!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 April 10, 2008 4:55 AM

I reccomend I am Legend by Richard Matherson and Serenity by Keith R.A. Decandido.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Sci Fi April 10, 2008 8:23 AM

Definitely Terry Pratchett. His books are incredibly funny as well as being about as "fantasy" as you can get! And I agree about the Gormenghast trilogy. The characters are almost as good as the ones you get from Dickens This post was modified from its original form on 10 Apr, 8:25  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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