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Initial post: 6 Mar 2014, 19:42:42 GMT
bookqueen says:
Hi i am looking for books similar to prince of thorns & left hand of god? i don't mind stand alone books just started to read from the sci fi/fantasy genre and would welcome any suggestions for must reads thanks oh and iv already read the likes of game of thrones peter v Brent etc which i also enjoyed

Posted on 7 Mar 2014, 17:32:06 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Mar 2014, 16:30:59 GMT
You could try Heroes Die: The Acts of Caine: Book 1 which is a fast paced sci-fi fantasy hybrid. It has dark undertones similar to Prince of thorns.

Posted on 1 Aug 2014, 19:57:32 BST
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2014, 13:56:07 BST
Chris says:
Hi Marilyn. Have you tried openlibrary.org? It has a ton of ebooks available to borrow, including ones that aren't out of copyright and in the public domain. It's not file-sharing, I'm pretty sure it's existing in some sort of legal loophole. Don't know how it works, it just does :).

Posted on 2 Aug 2014, 15:14:47 BST
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2014, 15:18:02 BST
Anita says:
Just a tad of warning: Isaac Asimov is not similar to Prince of Thorns or whatever else you mention. Philip Dick is *very much* not similar to any of those. Dick is very good, just a bit crazy (in a good way, but depends), and NOT an easy read.

I'm not sure if someone who recommends them has ever read them (or reads any books at all), you may want to ask. Just I'd suggest to to read something *about* PD, or to use some "look inside" to find out if you want to try him.

More in the vein of the books you mentioned:
The Black Magician Trilogy 3 Books Collection Set Trudi Canavan (The Novice, The Magician's Guild, The High Lord) (The Black Magician Collection) (All three available separately.)
Uglies: Uglies; Pretties; Specials; Extras (At least the first two available separately.)

Not actually my cup of tea, I haven't read them myself - but those who like Hunger Games and such tend to like them too, mostly

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2014, 15:31:48 BST
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Chris says:
Yeah, it's a huge archive primarily aimed at researchers. If you're not too specific with your search criteria you'll get tons of stuff. There's loads of fiction in there though.
For instance if you check the box that says search ebooks only and then enter h g wells, you get pretty much all his stuff. Or for more modern stuff, entering Alastair Reynolds seems to throw up most of his stuff too, though some of it is in the protected daisy format, which is strictly for print disabled people living in the US.

Posted on 2 Aug 2014, 15:36:47 BST
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2014, 16:57:37 BST
Ronald Craig says:
Yes, Marilyn, Dick was a phenomenal writer. But the implied question was, what books of his have you actually read?

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2014, 19:44:28 BST
Anita says:
Ronald - I don't give a toss what Dick's books she has read, I presume Bladerunner on DVD may have been the only place she saw his name (apart from google). That actually makes no difference, even if she had read them all. Thing is that when someone is asking for "similar to Prince of Thorns and such" (think YA, adventure, fantasy and similar, even if it includes Hunger Games), to reccomend Philip Dick is just what an Italian would call porcheria.

Hence - for OP again - Philip Dick is very dissimilar to anything mentioned

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2014, 20:17:19 BST
Chris says:
Haven't read either of the books you mention so not sure exactly what you're asking for, but a fantasy book written by the normally sci-fi author Richard K Morgan I found very enjoyable was The Steel Remains. Be warned though, there's a section or two that reads like it was lifted directly from a gay porn mag. He pulled no punches in that department :). His sci-fi books are pretty good too. Thoroughly recommend Altered Carbon for example.

Posted on 30 Sep 2014, 16:15:56 BST
F J Young says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 30 Sep 2014, 16:34:53 BST
Anita says:
If you are new here, would you please kindly read the Important Announcement from Amazon, which is actually *very* visible:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/forum/science%20fiction/ref=cm_cd_fp_ef_tft_tp?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx32TPVFTR9VWQI&cdThread=TxQ4CA1VVPNU6F

And - you sure your book is on a par with the ones OP gives as examples looking for similar?..
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