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Need some new author recommendations!

Post by Wolfee » Sat May 04, 2019 3:40 am

Okay so you know what I like to read... I read the older BAEN publishing authors: David Weber, John Ringo, Eric Flint, Ryk Spoor, etc.

Recently I have gotten into independent authors who self publish on Amazon: Glynn Stewart, E William Brown, Will Wight - I recommend these writers.

I like adventure books Clive Clusser and a mystery now and then J.D. Robbs In Death series... but military sci-fi, space opera, etc...

I will admit I am picky. David Weber is pretty much top drawer for me. John Ringo is excellent but the man has not been writing much at all for the last few years. Eric Flint and Ryk Spoor are good writers, but some of their stuff I just won't read.

Glynn Stewart is pretty darn good don't get me wrong but he doesn't go all techy and discuss missile systems or ship design for 2-3 pages right in the middle of a chapter (David Weber). He is a good writer but doesn't have David's way with words. Nor does his heroine go all butchery and slice and dice a few folks who richly deserve it (John Ringo). Yes I'm probably a disturb individual. That said I like Military Sci-fi, Space Opera, Urban fantasy/urban paranormal, even if it has a bit of romance in it. See Ilona Andrews books.

That said I'm looking for some recommendations folks! Just finished re-reading the entire Honor Harrington series! Help me out please!

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Re: Need some new author recommendations!

Post by Hugin » Sat May 04, 2019 5:29 am

I have read the Terry Mixon “Empire of Bones”. It’s similar to fel.. in fact on occasion I thought some of the ideas and tech described are pretty close....

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Re: Need some new author recommendations!

Post by boballab » Sat May 04, 2019 3:57 pm


In Military SF try Mark Wandery and Chris Kennedy's Revelations Cycle and Omega War series: ... 176&sr=8-9

You can also try Alma Boykins Cat Among Dragon's series which is mix of a little Mil SF with a dash of Paranormal thrown into a shorta tribute to the Jon Pertwee era Doctor Who (The MC is a time traveler that spends half her time on Earth working as a science England...driving a certain car...and the other half on a planet run by large Reptiles with a Samurai style culture). There is also her alt hist/Mil SF series the Colplatski Chronicles and her Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Familiar Tales books and her single shot Alexander Soldier's Son. Please note that many of her series such as Cat Among Dragons or Familiar Tales are told as short stories instead of chapters in an overarching but loose story, also she uses alot of Eastern Europe mythology so it reads alot different from normal US Fantasy (Alexander Soldier's Son deals a lot with Baba Yaga as an example). ... ctorHeader

There is Nick Cole and Jason Anspach's take on a Star Wars style story/series Galaxy's Edge: ... ext&sr=1-4

There is Jan Stryvant/John Van Stry's two fantasy series: The Valens Legacy and Portals of Infinity: ... pons&psc=1 ... 175&sr=1-2
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Re: Need some new author recommendations!

Post by kyli » Sun May 05, 2019 6:36 am

The Honor Harrington series was inspired by C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower series. Another series that is also inspired by Horatio Hornblower is Thomas Deprima's A Galaxy Unknown series. Its got some similarlies with Honor Harrington. Strong, larger-than-life female main character, kicking ass in space battles and more. A bit of luck involved sometimes though and it might be argued that she is a bit of a Mary Sue character. I loved it more then Honor Harrington by quite a bit (probably due to personal preference). It's a lighter, happier read for sure, which is what I like. Oh, you might not find his newer books on amazon in kindle because he seemed to have issues with them for some reason. They should be available on other ebook sale sites though.

If you want sci-fi inventor books, I will always first recommend everything by Laurence Dahners. Awesome books and he just recently put all his books on kindle unlimited so thats great. Mackey Chandler's April series is pretty good too.

Books about the character being displaced to anoher world like Daniel Black..... only two recommendations I can think of. One, already mentioned above is Portals of Infinity. The author has recently said he is planning the next book in the series, which means he might take a break from Valens to write it soon. He's a fast writer so I'm hoping for the next Portals of Infinity within a few months. Second recommendation is Demons of Astlan by J. L Langland. Thats all I can think of in those sub-genre's. Hope this helps you out.
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Re: Need some new author recommendations!

Post by Omegano » Mon May 06, 2019 2:10 am

Wolfee wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 3:40 am
...Urban fantasy/urban paranormal...
The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher. Mystery Noir with Fantasy elements. Harry is a Wizard for Hire in Chicago (even says so in the phone book). Has a really good explanation of why no one knows about the Paranormal stuff. First in the series is "Storm Front". Has 15 books, he is working on #16.

Jim Butcher's other series Codex Alera is good as well. Supposedly, that one started from him saying something like "There is no bad concept, just bad execution" in a forum, and then someone challenged him to do "Pokemon/Roman Legion". First one is "Furies of Calderon". Completed at 6 books.

I'd add more, but in looking up which books were first, I got sucked into starting a reread of The Dresden Files.

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Re: Need some new author recommendations!

Post by davien96 » Mon May 06, 2019 12:04 pm

Sounds like your reading tastes are similar to mine.

When I fancy a break from SciFi, in the same theme of mystery/ fantasy/paranormal I read, Patricia Briggs "Mercedes Thompson" series, Michelle Sagara "Chronicles of Elantra" series and Llona Andrews "Kate Daniels" series.

On the sci-fi front, I am long overdue for a reread of Peter F. Hamilton's series "Confederation" and "Commonwealth" universes. They are big reads but well worth the hours.

Also been skimming some lit-rpg and lighter free fiction within (great authors include Vihyungrang and Exterminatus).

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Re: Need some new author recommendations!

Post by Wolfee » Mon May 06, 2019 6:50 pm

I enjoy Patricia Briggs "Mercedes Thompson" series as well just about all of the books by Llona Andrews. I h ave given up on the "Chronicles of Elantra" Series.

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Re: Need some new author recommendations!

Post by D.F. Thompson » Fri May 10, 2019 12:43 am

Check out Mel Todd’s Kaylid Chronicles
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Re: Need some new author recommendations!

Post by wathman » Mon May 20, 2019 2:46 pm

I started reading Daedalus and absolutely flew through the 121 available chapters in about 2 days. Military sci-fi focused around exo-suit and mecha. So far there is very little actual live combat, but the plot starts with a 9-year-old protagonist with a goal to start at military academy. There is a strong influence from Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, but has a very different plot. There is some feeling of Harry Potter as well since the academy is divided into houses with different strengths and focuses. There is a lot of technology and exo / mech development, as well as squad building and tactical engagements. Exo-suit and mecha designs are very reminiscent of Battletech universe, though not a direct copy.

If you have Kindle Unlimited, the first 2 books are available on amazon at no additional cost: ... 217&sr=1-2

Chapters yet unpublished can be found at Royal Road Legends, written under the author's handle, Skully.

The other option of reading his story from the beginning is signing up for $1 / month at his patreon:
He also has advance chapters available there at higher tiers of membership.

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Re: Need some new author recommendations!

Post by jeffreyC » Thu May 30, 2019 5:21 pm

An author I could suggest is:

Christopher G. Nuttall

He writes sci-fi, fantasy, alternate history.
His own favorite authors are on your list.

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Re: Need some new author recommendations!

Post by SoronelHaetir » Fri May 31, 2019 1:17 am

For military sci-fi I enjoyed the starfist series:

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Re: Need some new author recommendations!

Post by maij32 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:39 am

Valerie Gaumont writes about contemporary fantasy and her writing style is very addictive. She is well worth reading so give her a shot:

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Re: Need some new author recommendations!

Post by kd7mvs » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:08 pm

Well, you may or may not like Lazlo Zalezac over on SOL, I'd recommend starting with his Jade Force of Misera, as it ties in with the Mil SF theme (to an extent).

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Re: Need some new author recommendations!

Post by Mark_Reed » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:36 pm

Count me in as a second recommendation for Christopher G Nuttal. His Schooled in Magic series is great, though it’s pointed in a different direction than your interests. You liked reading the Firestaff series though so I think you’d like it. Regardless, Nuttal writes a lot of sci-fi too so check that out.

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Re: Need some new author recommendations!

Post by heustess » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:46 pm

Wow, really enjoyed Vihyungrang on royalroad. Sadness, only 2 complete stories and another just started. Very much influenced by Wuxia/Xianxia which I enjoy. Lots of Wuxia/Xianxia on