I'm looking for some new books to read but I'm not looking for any superhero material. I'm looking for some good sci-fi, fantasy, alternative and indie books. Here's some of the stuff I like. I'm more loooking for paperbacks too. Sci-Fi-- Metabarons. This book is more like sci-fi-fantasy. Its sort of like a mash of Lord of the Rings with Star Wars with... cowboy westerns. Just a fun book, three volumes have been published AFAIK. I also like some of the Star Wars paperbacks but I'm semi-burned out on Star Wars and a lot of the books, IMO, can be awful. Fantasy-- The New Conan book from Dark Horse. Another fun book. Just Conan the barbarian doing his thing. Bashing skulls, fighting monsters, wizards and corrupt governors. Bone. Enjoyed it, didn't think it was the best thing ever but I enjoyed it. Alt and Indie Ex Machina. Ex-superhero is now mayor of NY. Mix of politics, mystery, crime and sci-fantasy. Super great book. Optic Nerve. Semi-indie book about relationships and people with f-ked up problems. Rarely comes out but its great. That's all I can think of now.