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Old 11-08-2010, 11:51 PM
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Since the series is rapidly coming to an end, where are we all off to next? Stormblessed?

Have any forum members found another series that so enthralls them the way WoT did?

Has anyone found another fantasy/scifi etc series that generates theories the way WoT did?


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Old 11-09-2010, 12:37 AM
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The owner of my local book store recommended the Sword of Truth series. I read the first one and did not like it at all. It is written by Terry Goodkind.It hasn't nearly the depth of characters that the WOT does.
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I think that I would advice the 1632 series. It's not fantasy, and it is only barely science fiction, I think. Mostly it is alternate history.
It starts with a work of art by a bunch of aliens, very far (thousands of light years, at least) from Earth. Naturally, that work of art explodes*. One part of it hurtles through space and time, eventually striking Earth. As a result, an American town is transplanted from the year 2000 to a spot in Germany in the year 1631#, while a similar area from there is brought to the USA in 2000. The German area does not contain living humans, and is consequently nothing more than an unexplained (except to the readers) anomaly of no importance. The American town (Grantville, West Virginia) though, does have a population of about 3,000. Logically, they are not entirely happy about finding themselves in the middle of the Thirty Year War, and the series tells of what happens when they try to avoid being exterminated.

One of the interesting things about the series is that while it was started by one author (Eric Flint) it had been intended as a multi-author project from the start. So, within certain limitations, anyone can write stories or even whole books in the series, and a lot of people do. Some of the ones who do are unknowns (at least to me), but others, like Mercedes Lackey and David Weber, have already amply proven their abilties. The main limitation is that Eric Flint holds an eventualy veto over whether or not something will be officially incorporated in the series.

All in all, it works out really well. The first few books in the series (both the two first novels, and a three (or four) books of short stories) can be downloaded for free.

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# Hence the title of the series, obviously.
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You've probably never tried German science fiction. There's one book I have tried 3 times (at least), but I never managed to make it to page two.

Not a very strong endorsement for the SoT series, I'll admit, but at least it is evidence (as far as I'm concerned) that Goodkind did not win the "worst book ever" competition.
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You've probably never tried German science fiction. There's one book I have tried 3 times (at least), but I never managed to make it to page two.

Not a very strong endorsement for the SoT series, I'll admit, but at least it is evidence (as far as I'm concerned) that Goodkind did not win the "worst book ever" competition.
Nope, I'd hand those "worst book" awards over to Joe Abercrombie.
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I would strongly endorse anything at all by Guy Gavriel Kay, starting with the Fionavar Tapestry. Not sure where you're from Dewairah, but he's available in mnay, many languages!
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Worst series ever written. Absolutely terrible and large parts of it plagiarized from WoT anyway. Go back to the bookstore and slap that owner...hard.
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I would strongly endorse anything at all by Guy Gavriel Kay, starting with the Fionavar Tapestry. Not sure where you're from Dewairah, but he's available in mnay, many languages!
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SQUEEE!

I have 100 pages left of ToM (am DYING right now), and then I finally tracked down a copy of the first 3 discworld books. Am super duper psyched to finally get into Terry Pratchett!
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I have 100 pages left of ToM (am DYING right now), and then I finally tracked down a copy of the first 3 discworld books. Am super duper psyched to finally get into Terry Pratchett!
wait... what? you haven't read Pratchett? not even one? Although, to be honest it really doesn't matter in which order you read Pratchett.

also, am grumpy because I still don't have the book. no time to go get it *sigh* maybe tomorrow though
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wait... what? you haven't read Pratchett? not even one? Although, to be honest it really doesn't matter in which order you read Pratchett.

also, am grumpy because I still don't have the book. no time to go get it *sigh* maybe tomorrow though
I read what he had in Legends (a Granny Weatherwax story) and loved it, but really wanted to start at the beginning and work my way through the series although I know they're not necessarily chronological. Still though, I'm a bit ... rigid about order. LOL
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Discworld starts off a little slow. For the first few books he's mostly parodying the epic fantasy genre, and he does it well, but later on he pulls out all the stops and satirizes pretty much everything. I'd start with Equal Rites if you liked Granny Weatherwax.
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I read what he had in Legends (a Granny Weatherwax story) and loved it, but really wanted to start at the beginning and work my way through the series although I know they're not necessarily chronological. Still though, I'm a bit ... rigid about order. LOL
They are written in chronological order, but each book is not necessarily related to previous books.

Also the series can start out a bit rough. The first couple of books are pretty much a collection of loosely connected stories, but it really picks up with the fourth book, Mort.
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