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Old Oct 6 2005, 04:14 AM   #1
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This weekend I'm going upstate with my family and there won't be any computer/Internet up there (oh horrors!) so I'll need a good book to keep myself occupied and sane. Of course, I'm leaning towards something McCaffrey since I'm not even close to finishing all of her series yet. My question is, what? I've already read Pern, Brainship, and am finishing up Tallent/Pegasus. So anyone want to reccomend what series I should start on next? Thanks.
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Old Oct 6 2005, 07:06 AM   #2
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How about Freedom? There's 4 books for you to read.
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Old Oct 6 2005, 08:28 AM   #3
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Cool, thanks, I'll check them out.
And Afra rules by the way!
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Old Oct 6 2005, 11:34 AM   #4
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There's also the Crystal Singer Trilogy.
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Old Oct 6 2005, 02:00 PM   #5
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Yeah, I was thinking about that one actually, either that or Acorna. Niether have gotten the best reviews, though I'd say people seem to like Crystal Singer better.
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Old Oct 6 2005, 02:37 PM   #6
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I'd recommend Doona and Planet Pirates/Dinosaur Planet books. I'm currently reading those.
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yep- planet pirates is good but it does get a bit confusing which order to read them in! Dinosaur planets first I suppose as its published first-the timeline's a bit wierd!
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Yeah, I was thinking about that one actually, either that or Acorna. Niether have gotten the best reviews, though I'd say people seem to like Crystal Singer better.
I've never heard of bad reviews for Crystal Singer. It's a great series.

Acorna on the other hand, doesn't appeal to a lot of us as it's so very clearly written for a young adult audience.
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I'd go for Crystal Singer, it's a really gripping trilogy
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LOLOLOL

I was so glad to be back online after a heap of internet access problems that I didn't even realise I wasn't logged on when I posted yesterday

I still like Pern best, but CS is definitely in second place

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i liked the first two but couldn't get into the 3rd-p'raps I should try again!
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Old Oct 8 2005, 06:35 PM   #13
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yep- planet pirates is good but it does get a bit confusing which order to read them in! Dinosaur planets first I suppose as its published first-the timeline's a bit wierd!
I read the Planet Pirates first, in sequence, and have yet to read the Dinosaur Planet sequence.

I didn't have problems with the order, btw, as I'm easily with in media res from The Odyssey--the fact that The Death of Sleep looks back, and fills in the story up towards the end of the first book, didn't phase me.

I wasn't so enchanted with the final book. It read as too confused and rushed, with the splitting into the various subplots, and the structure wasn't as skillfully handled as it could have been.
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Old Oct 9 2005, 05:40 AM   #14
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yeah, I'd've loved to see more about the bits inbetween-Sassinak could've made a whole mini series all by itself! but even so it was good-tho I admit I read that 1 AFTER the Death of Sleep- It was a post exam treat last winter!
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Edith, if you really enjoyed Sassinak, then you should try more by Elizabeth Moon as that book really bears her stamp. I'd suggest starting with the Heris Serrano/Esmay Suiza books, which are most like Sassinak:
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I'll do the same as well, since I, too, really enjoyed Sassinak. Any particular titles in particular, that you recommend starting with?
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I've read 1 Elizabeth Moon-tho I can't remember what it was called-it was a one off I think about an elderly lady who refuses to leave when her colony is evicted and wanders around alone-so the thinks for a while-on the planet. She ends up being nest guardian to a group of aliens. I'm on the look out for more. It was a refreshing change.
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I'm reading Sassinak now

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Sassinak is definately my favourite book by itself, followed by Restoree.

CS is much, much better than Acorna. I only read the Acorna series because they were tho only ones I HADN'T read yet.

Other Elizabeth Moon ones that are good are the Vatta's War series: Trading in Danger and Moving Target - unfortunately both are published under other names...I think one is also calle Marque and Reprisal but I don't know about the other. But they aren't as good as the ones already mentioned.
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Edith - you read Remnant Population, which is a great book! It's a one-off, no others are in series with it.
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Yep!
That's the one!
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I haven't read Remnant Population or the one about the autistic guy yet, but I keep meaning to. I liked the Paksennarrion books alot but I'm still trying to find them second hand here because I just can't afford them new!
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Speed of Dark is the one I couldn't think of the name for!
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