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3-28-2012 @ 10:04PM
Book recommendations!When I was growing up I thought Orson Scott Card, Robert Jordan, David Eddings (and later George RR Martin) were good authors, but as I've re-read their work I've found them to be average writers with interesting concepts.If you really like strange then I would really recommend China Miéville's various writings. You might want to start off with King Rat:http://www.amazon.com/King-Rat-China-Mieville/dp/0312890729/Charles Stross's Atrocity Archives mixes Lovecraftian horror with computer based magic. Accelerando describes a very believable glimpse of the future leading up to a Singularity.http://www.amazon.com/The-Atrocity-Archives-Charles-Stross/dp/0441016685/http://www.amazon.com/Accelerando-Singularity-Charles-Stross/dp/0441014151/
3-28-2012 @ 10:05PM
Damn your three URL limit you cursed comment system!Moving on to more traditional fantasy, I like Jim Butcher's Dresden files, but I found his Codex Alera series much better:http://www.amazon.com/Furies-Calderon-Codex-Alera-Book/dp/044101268X/Dave Duncan's A Man of His Word series contains some truly likable characters and great plot:http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Casement-Dave-Duncan/dp/075924362X/Greg Keyes' defines great fantasy writing with his Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone series:http://www.amazon.com/Briar-King-Kingdoms-Thorn-Bone/dp/0345440706/
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