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Underrated Sci-fi or Fantasy novels

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  1. loyalyolayal

    loyalyolayal Gold Belt

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    An educated man amongst a sea of netflix plebes. I had Esselmont's books in my phone before but couldn't get around it. His style was a bit dry compared to Cameron. As for recommendation, maybe Stephenson's The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant The Unbeliever.
     
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  2. SamSchmidt

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    I could never get into TC for some reason. It took me 15 years to slog through wheel of time. Kinda felt the same for covenant.

    ICE picks up the pace in book 3 and you HAVE to read Assail. Puts a lot of things into perspective all the way back to book 1 of eriksons series.
     
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    loyalyolayal Gold Belt

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    Wish I wasn't so busy so I could power through them. I've always been fascinated with the forkrul assail and their multi-jointed limbs. I made this back in 2014:

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    Peter F Hamilton’s Nights Dawn triology is excellent, even if the title makes it sound a bit Twilight-y...
     
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    The Machine Stops
    Short story by E. M. Forster

    It was written in 1909, and it's about a world where people sit at home and trust their lives to a computer system that takes care of everything for them.
    It predicts Internet, Skype, Youtube and Facebook about 100 years early. It's insanely ahead of its time.
     
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    There is an older (60's i believe) novel called furies. It's about giant wasps invading earth and I've loved it as a kid as i truly despise wasps, whether they're from earth or not.
     
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    Dude! Dude.
     
  8. Cuffmeister

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    I really enjoyed Rook by Daniel O Malley, can't imagine it's everyonese cup of tea but it was certainly fun
     
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    Gemmell is the GOAT and Druss is the GOAT of Gemmell characters.
     
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    I really love Market Forces by Richard Morgan (Altered Carbon). Altered Carbon was so good though it seems all his other work gets overshadowed
     
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    I was introduced to Gemmell via reading Waylander, which my old man gave to me. So he's my dude. But Druss is for sure the man. After reading Waylander, I burned through every HF book Gemmell's ever written, including the one co-written by his wife (she did a great job) after his passing. RIP.
     
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    Sapiens by Robert Sawyer is really interesting. It's the first in the parallax trilogy but the only one I have read. He's the guy that wrote flashforward, the on which the TV series was bases
     
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    Malayan Book Of The Fallen was phenomenal!!
    Only thing is, they have a bigger character index than GoT. That and the way some of the books were released not everything was in chronological order. You’d read one book get through an event from one characters perspective than two books you’re going through the same event but through two different characters.
    All in all an awesome read.
    Long live Cotillion and The Shadow God.
     
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    I forgot about him, I found his books were hit and miss. But the majority of his books were awesome
     
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    Them, and the people with the Masks who always fought each other for rank. Anomander Rake was number one.
    Damn I’m gonna have to re read the series lol
     
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    What’s it about?
     
  17. loyalyolayal

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    The Tiste Andii Bros were legit fucking badasses.

    Which reminded me that most of my works back in 2014 were Malazan characters.
     
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    Oh and he Tiste Edur, just had the most shit luck out of all the Tistes too .
    Weren’t the light Tiste the major oppressors of the Tiste people?
    I just found the first three book, so I’ll be reading those again.
    Quick Ben, Whiskey Jack, Kalam, and. Anomander, Cotillion, were my favorite from the original book.
     
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    Yep, the Tiste Liosan were basically the crusaders.

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    That was the name Liosan. If i remember correctly, wasn’t the first Liosan Osserc, like Anomander Rake?he forgot who he was or something, and he was lost in the different realms, and he came back with the Crimson Guard, when The Chained God was trying to be reborn, and when Hood came back?
    Damn, I’m not even sure where to start now lol
     

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