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Re: Good Books (Scifi)

Post by ettoren » Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:23 am

zalot wrote:Another series of books, if they were not named be4, starwars extended universe or expanded, not suro how it goes, but they are quite interesting, it stars on a novel with the a name like "courting of princess leia"
You can find a book list of the current EU by looking at a copy of the Star Wars Timeline

Sadly, the current StarWars Expanded Universe has been relabeled by Disney as "StarWars Legends" and they are rebooting the EU starting with Star Wars: A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller which is the Prequel to the TV show StarWars Rebels.

Basically they are saying that the existing EU content never happened in the "Official StarWars Universe" and are setting it aside as a splinter timeline.

They did state that a large portion of the existing EU content may be worked into the official timeline to make it cannon but they would have to see how the official storyline worked out to see how they could fit it in.

I'm of two minds of this. Yay some of the existing content never happened and some of my favorite characters are still kicking! and Boo, some of the existing content never happened and some of my least favorite characters are still kicking. (potentially)

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Re: Good Books (Scifi)

Post by soulz » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:59 am

For those of you who likes VRMMO fan fictions I would recommend
http://www.royalroadl.com/fiction/873 (No Longer a Game) - Volume 1 is done. Volume 2 is currently being plotted.
http://www.royalroadl.com/fiction/403 (Don't Fear the Reaper)

Chinese translated wuxia novels -
http://www.wuxiaworld.com/cdindex-html/ Coiling Dragon (Chinese style fantasy)
https://bluesilvertranslations.wordpress.com/ (Soul Land)
http://www.spcnet.tv/forums/showthread. ... KieT3sYHao

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Re: Good Books (Scifi)

Post by kinza » Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:37 pm

I am looking for novels online or otherwise that are similar to the Subjugation Universe and Star force series by Ayr-ki Jyr in the regards to empire building in a science fiction setting.
Star force: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6 ... Aer_ki_Jyr

Does anyone have any suggestions?


What I've been reading a lot of recently.
https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads ... ve.341621/
Rwby youtube series & The gamer managa cross over - think VRMMO interface and effects inside the rwby universe setting

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Re: Good Books (Scifi)

Post by Bester » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:08 pm

I'll be interested to see other people's responses to this, as I'd like to read some of those books.

The only ones that come to mind as being close (and they aren't an exact fit) are David Weber's Mutineer's Moon series and (to a lesser extent) his Honor Harrington Series. The former fits closer than the latter, but in his Honorverse by the middle of the series there is extensive world(galaxy?) building including a lot of the analogous politics.

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Re: Good Books (Scifi)

Post by zedd » Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:48 am

Hello

Green Dragon at sol has some good stories that I think match your search
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Tj & morg. http://storiesonline.net/s/61329/tj-amp-morg

No explicit sex in any of these stories.

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Re: Good Books (Scifi)

Post by boballab » Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:51 pm

kinza wrote:I am looking for novels online or otherwise that are similar to the Subjugation Universe and Star force series by Ayr-ki Jyr in the regards to empire building in a science fiction setting.
Star force: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6 ... Aer_ki_Jyr

Does anyone have any suggestions?


What I've been reading a lot of recently.
https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads ... ve.341621/
Rwby youtube series & The gamer managa cross over - think VRMMO interface and effects inside the rwby universe setting

Try the earlier works of Chris Nuttall which you can get for free here:
http://www.chrishanger.net/freebooks/Freebooks.html

If you end up liking those you can also try his Indie published series (He is one of the top Indie SF authors on Amazon):
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_ ... ooks%2C263
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Re: Good Books (Scifi)

Post by Phantom » Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:27 am

boballab wrote:
kinza wrote:I am looking for novels online or otherwise that are similar to the Subjugation Universe and Star force series by Ayr-ki Jyr in the regards to empire building in a science fiction setting.
Star force: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6 ... Aer_ki_Jyr

Does anyone have any suggestions?

What I've been reading a lot of recently.
https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads ... ve.341621/
Rwby youtube series & The gamer managa cross over - think VRMMO interface and effects inside the rwby universe setting
Try the earlier works of Chris Nuttall which you can get for free here:
http://www.chrishanger.net/freebooks/Freebooks.html

If you end up liking those you can also try his Indie published series (He is one of the top Indie SF authors on Amazon):
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_ ... ooks%2C263

Another Good author to check out (while a Dead tree author) might be Saxon Andrew and his Annihilation Series it's interesting and very large. :)
His web site is http://www.saxonandrewsuniverse.com/
or look for Saxon Andrew on amazon
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I will be your light
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For I am Winter born
And in this moment..I will not run
It is my place to stand
We few shall carry hope
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(bloodied hands)
And in our Dying, we're more alive-than we have ever been
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Re: Good Books (Scifi)

Post by Phantom » Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:29 am

Is anyone else reading - The Frontiers Saga By Ryk Brown ?

http://www.frontierssaga.com/


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And in the fury of this darkest hour
I will be your light
A lifetime for this destiny
For I am Winter born
And in this moment..I will not run
It is my place to stand
We few shall carry hope
Within our bloodied hands
(bloodied hands)
And in our Dying, we're more alive-than we have ever been
I've lived for these few seconds
For I am Winter born
The CruxShadows "Winterborn" (This Sacrifice)

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Re: Good Books (Scifi)

Post by soulz » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:41 pm

For those of you that need a new series to read.
http://www.amazon.com/Starships-Mage-Om ... 806&sr=1-2
Starship Mage series. (3 books at the moment)

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Re: Good Books (Scifi)

Post by wathman » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:40 pm

boballab wrote:
kinza wrote:I am looking for novels online or otherwise that are similar to the Subjugation Universe and Star force series by Ayr-ki Jyr in the regards to empire building in a science fiction setting.
Star force: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6 ... Aer_ki_Jyr

Does anyone have any suggestions?


What I've been reading a lot of recently.
https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads ... ve.341621/
Rwby youtube series & The gamer managa cross over - think VRMMO interface and effects inside the rwby universe setting

Try the earlier works of Chris Nuttall which you can get for free here:
http://www.chrishanger.net/freebooks/Freebooks.html

If you end up liking those you can also try his Indie published series (He is one of the top Indie SF authors on Amazon):
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_ ... ooks%2C263
Silver Ships is a relatively recent entry into sci-fi empire building. Book 4 just released
http://www.amazon.com/Haraken-The-Silve ... 8591011_15

Has some elements of Subjugation, but vastly different backstory. Without giving too much away, the hero comes from New Terra, a nearly failed colony world that is struggling back to the stars. The first book's plot revolves around the hero's first contact with a derelict ship from a different colony mission that is now in danger.

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Re: Good Books (Scifi)

Post by Hello World » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:49 pm

Any good HFY books where humanity starts out as weaklings but then develop very quickly once they get introduced to the universes' standard technology due to ingenuity/being better than anybody else? I rather enjoyed that part of Ringo's Troy Rising series (too bad the author had to cram a lot of character views from completely irrelevant people, spend an entire book about going through hazing, and a lot of other stuff though).

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Re: Good Books (Scifi)

Post by Wolfee » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:07 pm

Hello World wrote:Any good HFY books where humanity starts out as weaklings but then develop very quickly once they get introduced to the universes' standard technology due to ingenuity/being better than anybody else? I rather enjoyed that part of Ringo's Troy Rising series (too bad the author had to cram a lot of character views from completely irrelevant people, spend an entire book about going through hazing, and a lot of other stuff though).
He was rather spot on with the way the 3 SUD countries listed are at the top ranks... They still don't understand honor vs. duty... The top 1 or 2% still act like noble blood means anything anymore and that they're shit doesn't stink. John's quote about perfumed princes was spot on.

Too bad it was the stopping point of the series... though I heard rumor he might be back to writing on the series.

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Re: Good Books (Scifi)

Post by shobi » Sun May 21, 2017 2:13 pm

Any more empire building books? Am very interested in this!

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Re: Good Books (Scifi)

Post by boballab » Sun May 21, 2017 3:45 pm

shobi wrote:Any more empire building books? Am very interested in this!
List to follow, some are listed way back in the tread, some start on Earth, others in space and some as transitional between weak to strong:

Empire From the Ashes by David Weber (Omnibus of the whole Dahak series) http://www.baen.com/empire-from-the-ashes.html

The Posleen Universe/Legacy of the Aldenata by John Ringo, first book A Hymm Before Battle (FREE BOOK) http://www.baen.com/a-hymn-before-battle.html

Starfire Series by David Weber and Steve White, Stars at War first omnibus of 2 with 3 single books following:
http://www.baen.com/categories/books-by ... white.html

The Jao Empire series by Eric Flint and J.D. Wentworth, first book The Course of Empire (FREE BOOK) http://www.baen.com/the-course-of-empire.html

The Odyessy Series by Evan Currie, first book Warrior King: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i ... ZDF6QWFNYI

On Silver Wings series by Evan Currie, first book On Silver Wings: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CD ... rw_dp_labf

Empire of Bones saga by Terry Mixon, first book Empire of Bones: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071N ... rw_dp_labf

The Frontiers Saga parts I and II by Ryk Brown, first book Aurora: CV01 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019O ... rw_dp_labf

The Ember War Saga by Richard Fox, first book The Ember War: https://www.amazon.com/Ember-War-Saga/d ... +ember+war

The Exiled Fleet series by Richard Fox (NEW SERIES), first book Albion Lost: https://www.amazon.com/Albion-Lost-Exil ... ichard+fox

Ark Royal series by Christopher Nuttall, first book Ark Royal: https://www.amazon.com/Ark-Royal-Mr-Chr ... +ark+royal

The Legacy Fleet Trilogy by Nick Webb, first book Constitution: https://www.amazon.com/Constitution-Boo ... =nick+webb

Duchy of Terra series by Glynn Stewart, first book The Terran Privateer: https://www.amazon.com/Terran-Privateer ... nn+stewart

That all I can think of off the top of my head. Most of the Baen Books you can get for free, and legally, by downloading the zip files from here: http://baencd.thefifthimperium.com

The Eye of the Storm CD will have all of the Posleen series except for the Eye of the Storm book (and all of Ringo's books up till that point), the Mission of Honor CD will have the entire Dahak series and most of the Starfire series as well as all of David Webers other books up until that point. The 1635 Eastern Front CD has the first 2 Jao Empire books on it as well as all of Eric Flints works up until that point.
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Re: Good Books (Scifi)

Post by shobi » Sun May 21, 2017 5:27 pm

Thanks, I already read everything except Empire of Bones, Exiled Fleet and Duchy of Terra though.

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