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SUGGEST SPACE OPERAS. other mindfuck sci-fi too

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- Mon, 22 May 2017 07:23:56 EST uFYLvNzV No.69212
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i need space opera books due to the continuing lack of widescale extraterrestrial visitation. suggestions??
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Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:35:09 EST MxImXeEr No.69782 Reply
The Gap Cycle, by Stephen R. Donaldson.
Spaceways Series, by John Cleve.
The Wanderer, by Fritz Leiber.
The Dark Wheel, by Robert Holdstock.
Prostho Plus, by Piers Anthony.
Sector General series, by James White.
Combat-K Series by Andy Remic.
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Eliza Fivingtut - Sat, 27 Jan 2018 16:15:48 EST LbayZHfR No.69822 Reply
The Culture series, by Iain Banks
First book is Consider Phlebas but a lot of people recommend starting with Player of Games.
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Martha Crebberdad - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:41:52 EST nBD5SVPt No.69832 Reply
I enjoyed "Avon: A Terrible Aspect", by Paul Darrow.

/lit/erary equivalent to Avatar?

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- Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:56:47 EST 7baJyOyq No.69105
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What is the literary equivalent to Avatar: The Last Airbender?

A cozy quest across the world, with a trio of fun characters like Aang (fun-loving and honest, but mischevious), Kitara (responsible) and Sokka (annoying but well-intentioned).

And an enemy that within his own clique is struggling to maintain status and has honorable or understandable motivations.

Just a book with some of those general elements or feelings. Not a literal novelization or anything.
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Hedda Blythewater - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:10:24 EST l3tlhtCg No.69120 Reply
>>69106
pretty much anything by Brandon Sanderson is a good read. maybe not always Avataresque but fantastic all the same.

>>69109
the WoT is what i broke my teeth on with fantasy and is pretty similar to Avatar.
3 mains and a few good secondary characters.. but be prepared for the long haul.

14 books and a prequel, each book is huge, and a couple of the middle books are considered boring.
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Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:05:05 EST MxImXeEr No.69780 Reply
Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman's Dragonlance Chronicles.
The Zagor Chronicles, by Ian Livingstone and Carl Sargent.
Photon Force, by Peter David writing as David Peters (lol).
The Mind Pool by Charles Sheffield.
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Charlotte Nickledale - Wed, 24 Jan 2018 02:24:17 EST Um6muhSf No.69802 Reply
>>69109
This. Wheel of Time is such a great series, don't let "the boring" middle books get in your head. It's a great series throughout.

fanfic

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- Sun, 11 Jun 2017 12:00:19 EST 6L73iEpb No.69245
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I'm new to fanfic and curious what everyone's favorites are, and also snag some recs. I recently discovered Harry Potter And The Methods Of Rationality and it made me wonder how many other high quality stories are being told using already popular franchises rather than making their own characters. I'm looking for fanfic that is story driven rather than shipping, although I can overlook occasional romance as long as its not a romance story first and formost.

I like geeky shit like sci fi, anime, capeshit, etc. I am looking for alternative versions of classic tales, continuations of ended franchises. Also, modern Marvel and DC comics suck since they never kill anyone, good or evil. I'd like some fanfic that takes those worlds in directions the comics are too tame/pussy to ever go, like Justice League with Game Of Thrones style delivery.
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Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:04:11 EST MxImXeEr No.69783 Reply
I'm a slut for crossover fanfic.
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10550829/1/Psi-Effect
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9282821/1/Gardener-s-Killing-Time
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3566724/1/The-Dark-Lords-of-Nerima
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2957130/1/The-Titans-and-the-Lost-Boy
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5736374/1/Connecting-the-Dots
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7396895/1/Spiders-and-Magic-Rise-of-Spider-Mane
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7360739/1/Waking-Nightmares
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7920322/3/Mass-Effect-Human-Revolution
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3548783/1/Legacy-of-the-Red-Sun-The-Complete-Trilogy

Alternate History Fiction

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- Sun, 21 Jan 2018 17:02:45 EST 9ePE0vYO No.69788
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Anybody know any alternate history fiction where the USSR wins (or survives) the Cold War/WW3? I liked Red Army by Ralph Peters but I'm looking for something that explores wider issues than just the tactics on the ground.
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Edward Sungernutch - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:37:28 EST PjG/j7rf No.69790 Reply
Dead Morn, by Piers Anthony and Roberto Fuentes wasn't Schooln communism, but it's set in a post-apocalyptic future where Cuba is the only surviving country, albeit in Fallout Vault form. The protagonist is a time traveller sent back to the Cuban revolution, who realises he has the choice of whether Fidel or Che is the survivor who founds the future's society.
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Edward Sungernutch - Mon, 22 Jan 2018 02:42:56 EST PjG/j7rf No.69794 Reply
There was a 1988 TV miniseries set in a Soviet-occupied USA, kind of a response to The Day After, or a spiritual sequel to Red Dawn. Anyway, to make it /lit/, there was a novelisation, "Amerika: The Triumph of the American Spirit".
Come Nineveh, Come Tyre by Allen Drury.
A Thousand Deaths, a short story by Orson Scott Card.
Free Flight, by Douglas Terman.
Not This August, by C.M. Kornbluth.
The Gladiator, by Harry Turtledove.

Books on s p a c e

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- Fri, 05 May 2017 16:06:31 EST j50ohrvP No.69199
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Any good books on the universe? Thank you!
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Ernest Suddlekit - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:55:27 EST uFYLvNzV No.69277 Reply
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"All books are about the Universe."
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Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:10:20 EST MxImXeEr No.69784 Reply
There's good stuff by Isaac Asimov, Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian May, and Brian Cox.

Homage to Catalonia

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- Tue, 15 Nov 2016 17:39:35 EST fiHjnwC3 No.68871
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Just finished it today. Great read. Orwell gift for the written word really shines here.
I especially like the political aspect. He remains stoic throughout the book and even warns people about any possible mistake he has made and his small, personal bias regarding the commentary; which is why I think it has a really constructive possibility to influence/challenge people's /pol/itical views.

It's a true story about his own experience as a militia member of the POUM during the spanish civil war. It's consistently exciting and it even has twists, something you'd expect from a fictional adventure novel. I've read 1984 before this book, and after reading you can evidently see the connections between his own first-hand experience and the dystopian story of Winston Smith.
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James Murdspear - Mon, 21 Nov 2016 04:41:42 EST LufUZZit No.68875 Reply
>>68871
I read 1984 when I was 14, quickly moved on to Homage to Catalonia, Down and Out in Paris and London and various essays. Death of an Elephant (I think that's what it's called) stuck with me the most I think.
Fucking great author.

I've abused too much alcohol to remember much of those books to be honest
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Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:55:48 EST MxImXeEr No.69778 Reply
I liked his essay on making the perfect cup of tea.
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Phyllis Blythelock - Sun, 06 Sep 2020 15:51:31 EST huxO30th No.71541 Reply
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