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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Sci-Fi Series Nominations
« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2015, 09:48:30 AM »
Suddenly remembered The Lensman Series by E E Doc Smith**. I honestly have forgotten all about them, so will have to check them out again and nominate them here. They were fun and are regarded as a classic now. Anyone else here read them? Jmack?

**Edited later on : They may be books I read when young that are not so good now which is why I was querying. I do not have time to find them and re read any so unless anyone else  is keen on them I would rather withdraw this as a nomination.**
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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Sci-Fi Series Nominations
« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2015, 01:33:10 PM »
Suddenly remembered The Lensman Series by E E Doc Smith. I honestly have forgotten all about them, so will have to check them out again and nominate them here. They were fun and are regarded as a classic now. Anyone else here read them? Jmack?

These keep hitting my TBR list -- but then I can't find an electronic version of Galactic Patrol... and so I never actually read them.     :'(

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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Sci-Fi Series Nominations
« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2015, 01:56:38 PM »
Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern (No idea how these read now, but I *LOVED* them years ago.)
I call those fantasy, not sci-fi :)

 ::)   ;D

It's a genre-bender alright.  Dragons should be fantasy.  But these are genetically engineered telepathic aliens.  But then the culture is pseudo-medieval... because a human space colony fell on hard times.  But there are prophecies... because of time travel.  And so on...

Does that mean I can nominate Wheel of Time?
It's about a post-apocalyptic crapsack world and a bunch of the "magic" is actually the use of items from our day and age. I can elaborate as to why it's scifi if necessary.
Source is also the original author.

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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Sci-Fi Series Nominations
« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2015, 02:04:21 PM »
Suddenly remembered The Lensman Series by E E Doc Smith. I honestly have forgotten all about them, so will have to check them out again and nominate them here. They were fun and are regarded as a classic now. Anyone else here read them? Jmack?

These keep hitting my TBR list -- but then I can't find an electronic version of Galactic Patrol... and so I never actually read them.     :'(
I read Galactic Patrol earlier this year, and thought it was pretty weak. I know some people love its pulpiness, but I found it a bit breathless and shallow.

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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Sci-Fi Series Nominations
« Reply #34 on: November 27, 2015, 03:28:54 PM »
Rachel Bach - Paradox trilogy
Ann Leckie - The Ancilliary wotsits trilogy
Jaine Fenn - Hidden Empire series
Mira Grant - Parasitology series
Jo Anderton - Veiled World series
Ann Aguirre - Dred Chronicles
Madeline Ashby - the Machine Dynasty series
Kameron Hurley - God's War trilogy
Hannu Rajaniemi - the Jean le Flambeur series
Marianne de Pierres - Sentients of Orion series

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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Sci-Fi Series Nominations
« Reply #35 on: November 27, 2015, 03:35:46 PM »
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Ann Leckie - The Ancilliary wotsits trilogy

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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Sci-Fi Series Nominations
« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2015, 05:27:26 PM »
No love for Iain M Banks and the all encompassing Culture on here

Tell me The Many Coloured lands series by Julian May is fantasy (with aliens, time travel and spaceships)

(Everything) Dorsia by Gordan R Dickenson (still read well well 55 years on)

Alien(s) etc Allan Dean Foster (yes they were books first)

Terminator SM Stirling

River world Philip jose Farmer (just epic)

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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Sci-Fi Series Nominations
« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2015, 05:41:37 PM »
No love for Iain M Banks and the all encompassing Culture on here

Tell me The Many Coloured lands series by Julian May is fantasy (with aliens, time travel and spaceships)

(Everything) Dorsia by Gordan R Dickenson (still read well well 55 years on)

Alien(s) etc Allan Dean Foster (yes they were books first)

Terminator SM Stirling

River world Philip jose Farmer (just epic)

I second Dorsai!
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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Sci-Fi Series Nominations
« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2015, 05:55:31 PM »
As we're light on nomination totals I'm removing the limit in case anyone has more they want to nominate.

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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Sci-Fi Series Nominations
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2015, 07:00:08 PM »
No love for Iain M Banks and the all encompassing Culture on here

Tell me The Many Coloured lands series by Julian May is fantasy (with aliens, time travel and spaceships)

(Everything) Dorsia by Gordan R Dickenson (still read well well 55 years on)

Alien(s) etc Allan Dean Foster (yes they were books first)

Terminator SM Stirling

River world Philip jose Farmer (just epic)

I definately nom nom the Culture and I am sure others did as well
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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Sci-Fi Series Nominations
« Reply #40 on: December 03, 2015, 03:05:38 PM »
Ooh, Julian May, yes!  Specifically, her Galactic Milieu series.

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« Reply #41 on: December 03, 2015, 04:24:36 PM »
No love for Iain M Banks and the all encompassing Culture on here...

I definately nom nom the Culture and I am sure others did as well
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Yep.  Me too. 

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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Sci-Fi Series Nominations
« Reply #42 on: December 03, 2015, 05:33:52 PM »
Given this is a Fantasy forum more than a SF forum, I think we should encourage sharing as much as possible about why we think the series we like are wonderful. The voting is cool, but I think we'll find less common readership generally. So sharing why Fantasy readers might get a kick out of these SF series is the backdrop to the fun of the competition.
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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Sci-Fi Series Nominations
« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2015, 01:30:26 AM »
Given this is a Fantasy forum more than a SF forum, I think we should encourage sharing as much as possible about why we think the series we like are wonderful. The voting is cool, but I think we'll find less common readership generally. So sharing why Fantasy readers might get a kick out of these SF series is the backdrop to the fun of the competition.
That would helpful and may remind us of some we have forgotten.
Hoping to nominate more originally I found nearly all my favourite SF turned out to be standalone, so I may not vote much but always good to hear about new TBR.
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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Sci-Fi Series Nominations
« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2015, 01:13:55 PM »
Given this is a Fantasy forum more than a SF forum, I think we should encourage sharing as much as possible about why we think the series we like are wonderful. The voting is cool, but I think we'll find less common readership generally. So sharing why Fantasy readers might get a kick out of these SF series is the backdrop to the fun of the competition.

Yep and I would like to go back to using quotes from readers after the first round in the first post rather than keep reusing the book blurbs.