for someone who is new to the fantasy genre (and in general) i would suggest:
warhammer: gotrek and felix 1-x
warhammer 40k: allmost anything. most books can be read as a stand alone despite beeing part of a series.
anything from markus heitz: the dwarfs especially.
dungeons and dragons:
-war of the spider queen (6 books)
-the first 6 books of drizzt (where he flees from the drow empire)
the books of walter moers in the zamonia setting:
-the city of books
the books of the planescape setting:
-the bloodwars trillogy
-the lady of pain
(only those the rest sux balls HARD)
and ofcourse the song of ice and fire series. but i wouldnt call them fantasy per se, more like alternate-reality-middle-ages-politic-thriller. meaning they are more *realistic* than most fantasy books out there. but really really good.
Sci-Fi: The "Gaunts Ghosts" Series by Dan Abnett. Similar in some ways to Bernard Cornwells style in the "Sharpe" series of novels.
Fantasy: Another reccomendation for "A Song of Ice and Fire". Read "Game of Thrones" before you watch the series though.
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Sci-fi: "Hyperion Cantos" dilogy by Dan Simmons (super-epic, diverse and awesome), and anything by Robert Heinlein and Philip Dick.
Fantasy: "The game of thrones" by George Martin, "LotR" by Tolkien, and most of things by Michael Moorcock.
I am reading the assasin books by Robin Hobb. Pretty typical stable lad but its enjoyable
The Night Angel Series by Brent Weeks.
“Thus is our treaty written; thus is agreement made.
Thought is the arrow of time; memory never fades.
What was asked is given. The price is paid.”
Inscribed on Mat's Ashandarei
"Dovie'andi se tovya sagain." It's time to toss the dice.
"Carai an Caldazar! Carai an Ellisande! Al Ellisande!" For the honor of the Red Eagle! For the Honor of the Rose of the Sun! The Rose of the Sun!
"Sa souvr'aya niende misain ye." I am lost in my own mind.
Matrim Cauthon, the Third Age
The Xanth Series by Pierce Anthony, simply awesome. theres bout 5-6 books in the series. indepth and u get immersed in the story and
honestly the only books i ever completed aside from the Tolkein books
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Read The music seed by scott benjamin, it is an awesome sifi book that ties music into the plot.
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i believe i will finish up the frankenstein series by koontz then move on to game of thrones! please keep the ideas coming tho!
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also have any of u read the books like abrham lincoln vampire slayer, or pride and prejudice and zomibes?
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im also curious if any of u have read the frankenstein series by dean koontz
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Sci-fi books I suggest Robert.A.Heinlein, especially his "Stranger in a Strange Land".
Fantasy books I suggest George.R.R.Martin, especially his "A Song of Ice and Fire", "Fevre Dream" and "Windhaven".
R.A.Salvatore is also good: The Dark Elf Trilogy, The Icewind Trilogy... All of them are the base of DND rule "Forgotten Realm".
magical far-away tree is an oldie for me
those of u naming just series, can u list the books in the series so i can help narrow my searches down! thanks!
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Larry Niven's RingWorld , A World Out of Time and The RingWorld Engineers
Roger Zelazny's The Chronicles of Amber
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The Discworld books by Terry Pratchett
The Graveyard Book and American Gods by Neil Gaiman
The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss
The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
If you have nothing against reading young adult books I would also suggest the Pit Dragon series by Jane Yolen. It's a great series about dragon cock fights in space. Also despite what people say and rip into the books for, the inheritance series (Eragon, Eldest, Brisinger) can be quiet enjoyable. If you want a much heavier read I would suggest the Chronicles of Conan.
ALSO, if you want something that's more based around humor then fantasy/sci-fi I would suggest Don Quixote, or Lamb by Christopher Moore or perhaps Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson.
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First 6 books of dune
anything Terry Pratchet
anything Neil Gaman
wheel of time
edit:read anything mentioned twice or more in this thread