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Engrossing Science Fiction Recommendations Please!

Help me fill my Kindle with vacation reading! I like well-written doorstop SF, urban fantasy, spaceship books, epic fantasy, deep complicated books but also joyful romps, complicated prophecies that manifest in unusual ways, great worldbuilding, etc. Romantic elements are fine but I'm not as into stuff where the plot is a thin scrim to hang over endless sexy sex. And as a lifelong SF reader, I have now officially read enough books without women in them, so only books that include solid female characters (as opposed to braid-tugging smurfettes). Things I have loved under the cut. [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Jun 19, 2014 - 66 answers

SF/Fantasy books with a 'big reveal'?

RecoFilter: I'm looking for recommendations of books, preferably in the sci-fi/fantasy genres, that have a 'big reveal' somewhere in there that changes the whole perspective of the book or protagonist. Examples would be The Inverted World, The Prestige, or Ender's Game, for example, or the first Star Trek film, or some Lovecraft stories — the whole thing, and all events narrated, appear in a different light after, you know? [more inside]
posted by BlackLeotardFront on Apr 18, 2014 - 43 answers

I've exhausted Iain M. Banks. I want more. What should I read next?

So I'm a dedicated Culture fanatic and have loved almost everything I've read by Iain M. Banks. (His Iain Banks stuff is pretty good too, but his sci-fi is what I really dig.) I particularly love the holistic, humanist morality that pervades his work and the way that he digs right down into the philosophical implications of various ideas and worldviews while simultaneously serving up lots and lots of sex, action, and sensawunda. However, I've read everything he's written several times over. What should I read next? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Sep 9, 2013 - 36 answers

I need to read some grown-up books. With unicorns, preferably.

After spending several years reading largely YA, I'd like to read some grown-up secondary world fantasy novels. Persnickety tastes below the fold. [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Apr 30, 2013 - 58 answers

Novels of Dragons

Please recommend to me books prominently featuring dragons that will meet my rather high (and specific) standards. Lots of details to calibrate your suggestions inside. [more inside]
posted by Caduceus on Jan 24, 2013 - 37 answers

Standalone fantasy novels?

Looking for standalone fantasy novels or duologies. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jul 24, 2012 - 29 answers

Fantasy novel recommendations?

I had an urge yesterday to read a fantasy novel (or sci-fi, sure) about a young, powerless, and reluctant hero(ine) being caught up in events larger than them and growing as a person. I went to the bookstore and didn't really find anything that seemed appropriate. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Mar 7, 2012 - 77 answers

Book recs?

Book recs, please? Mystery/alternate history/alternate worlds [more inside]
posted by pointystick on Mar 12, 2010 - 31 answers

Please tell me what to read!

Book-recommendation-filter: Can you help me find something to read? Parameters to follow. [more inside]
posted by Janta on Dec 22, 2009 - 33 answers

fantasy novels with strong women characters

recommend me fantastic fantasy novels or epics with strong female protagonists or characters! [more inside]
posted by raw sugar on Dec 1, 2009 - 71 answers

Tell me your fantasy football experiences

I'm not looking for how-tos, but rather books about people's experiences playing fantasy sports. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Feb 14, 2009 - 6 answers

Recommendations for SF/Fantasy books that deal with "lost civilizations"

Recommend me some SF/Fantasy books that deal with "lost civilizations" [more inside]
posted by papercake on Jun 27, 2008 - 34 answers

Sci-fi/fantasy/nerdcore shows that I can download legally and freely via torrent

With a nice high speed connection now installed at home, I'd like recommendations for finding sci-fi/fantasy TV shows that I can download legally and freely via torrent, that I would not typically have already seen on American cable. [more inside]
posted by poppo on Nov 18, 2007 - 28 answers

Books with bumbling wizards?

Recommendations for books with bumbling wizards? [more inside]
posted by killjoy on Sep 18, 2007 - 32 answers

What books should be considered for a young adult fantasy book club?

My wife is starting up a Young Adult (geared towards 13-18 yr olds) Fantasy book club at the local library branch. What are some good books in this genre to consider for inclusion? [more inside]
posted by daser on Jun 12, 2007 - 80 answers

Fantasy/Adventue Book Recommendation Filter: Keeping track of whole new worlds is just too much work...

Fantasy/Adventue Book Recommendation Filter: Keeping track of whole new worlds is just too much work... [more inside]
posted by jeffe on Jun 10, 2007 - 25 answers

Recommendation for an Epic Adventure/Fantasy novel or series to read.

I'm searching for an Epic Adventure/Fantasy novel or series to read. I loved Lord of the Rings and feel that is a great example of what I am looking for and what I mean when I say "epic."
posted by mi6op on Nov 18, 2005 - 86 answers

What are good books to buy for a Clive Barker fan?

My brother's birthday is coming up and he has worn his copy of WeaveWorld by Clive Barker into pieces from constant re-reading. I want to buy him some similar books, could you recommend some similar books he might like? [more inside]
posted by Cyrie on Mar 31, 2005 - 16 answers

Fantasy novel recommendation needed

Please recommend fantasy novels for someone who doesn't like fantasy novels (more inside). [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Mar 23, 2004 - 58 answers

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