Military Science Fiction

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  1. geerave

    geerave Well-Known Member

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    i need a new book to read and military science fiction is about as good as it gets, if you ask me. there is so much out there, and alot of it isnt that great, so can anyone recomend something for me. ive read the major ones (enders game, old mans war, starship troppers ect) and i was hoping someone could recomend a more obscure one that i might have missed.
     
  2. ArmadaJetfire

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    An old one I remember reading was a book called Armor. And you may want to try the Starfist series. Heres the first book
     
  3. geerave

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    slamdunk! ive never read either and they both sound great! thanks
     
  4. Aernaroth

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    Dread Empire's Fall should be right up your alley.
     
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    Jerry Pournelle might be an author to look up. I think its called Hard Sci-Fi and may bore some readers. The Warworld series and Falkenburg's Legion are good ones to try out.
     
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    Speaking as someone who's not a fan of gamesworkshop - the Horus Heresy series is actually quite excellent, and since it takes place thousands of years in the past of the future (as opposed to the year 40000 it's the year 30000) you don't need any background knowlege at all, and it's got some of the best fiction to come out of games workshop since the company went to shit. And it's (mostly) well written.

    (Actually, just google Dan Abnett. He's brilliant.)
     
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    Starship Troopers. The book is a much different, much superior animal to that horrible movie.
     
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    Peter F Hamilton - Mindstar rising, A Quantum murder & The Nano Flower, a good trilogy set in the near future and an easy way to get into all the rest of his harder Sci Fi stuff.
     
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    The Gaunts Ghosts series is EXCELLENT I highly, HIGHLY recommend that. And they are in handy story arc omnibus collections.
     
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    The Legion series(8 books in total) by William C. Dietz is probably my favorite military sci-fi series of all time.
     
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    I read a Warhammer Book - want to say it was called "Fifteen Hours" or something like that. Not a big fan of the setting, but it was a pretty good story.
     
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    Stargate isn't too bad, either, as is a lot of the Warhammer 40K material.
     
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    I recommend the (quite lengthy) Honor Harrington series by David Weber.
     
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    It might be a borderline case, but you might give Jonathan Maberry a try, starting with Patient Zero. It's a modern day set-up, but most of what they're dealing with is fairly well thought out, scientifically and Maberry is a pretty gifted writer.
     
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    Starship Troopers
    The Forever War
    Armour
    Ender's Game
    All You Need is Kill

    Should be your top priorities.
     
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    just finished off Armor. thanks for the heads up!
     
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    Glad you enjoyed it!
     
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    What about the Ringworld series?
     

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