Recently, the SF Signal posted a blog post on which Sci Fi books make up a perfect library. While that is a tall order and up to much discussion, I thought I would give my "must reads" based upon what I have read and liked. It is my opinion alone.
Since most of what I read are "series" or multiple volume books, I am keeping it to this vs. stand alone books.
Here are my Science Fiction Series: (In no particular order)
- Revelation Space - Alastair Reynolds
- Saga of Pliocene Exile - Julian May
- Honor Harrington Series - David Weber
- Deathstalker Series - Simon R Green
- The Demon Princes -Jack Vance
- Dorsai/Childe Cycle - Gordon R Dickson
- Old Man's War series - John Scalzi
- Foundation/Galactic Empire/Robot Series - Issac Asimov
- Dune Series - Frank Herbert
- Dragonriders of Pern Series - Anne McCaffrey
- Vorkosigan Saga/Adventures - Lois McMaster Bujold
- Saga of the Skolian Empire - Catherine Asaro
- Heechee Saga - Frederik Pohl
- Ringworld Saga - Larry Niven
- Rama Series - Arthur C Clarke
- Book of the New Sun - Gene Wolfe
- Sunset Warrior Series - Eric Van Lustabader
- Lensman Series - EE Doc Smith
- Faded Sun Trilogy - CH Cherryh
Here are my Fantasy Series: (In no particular order)
- Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
- Earthsea Trilogy/Cycle - Ursula K LeGuin
- The Wheel of Time - Robert Jordon
- Sword of Truth - Terry Goodkind
- A Song of Ice and Fire - George RR Martin
- Elric Saga - Michael Moorcock
- Xanth Series - Anthony Piers
- Shannara Series - Terry Brooks
- Lynoneese Series - Jack Vance
- Deryni Series - Katherine Kurtz
- Memory, Sorrow and Thorn - Tad Williams
- Belgariad & Mallorean Series - David Eddings
- Thomas Covenant Chronicals - Stephen R Donaldson
- Chronicals of Narnia - CS Lewis
- Horseclans - Robert Adams
I have to mention one more author with loosely connected books, Robert Heinlein. You can not miss with Heinlein.
There are many many more I love, but I tried to limit to under 20 for both. I would provide this list to any who are interested in starting down a SciFi or Fantasy path. As you can see from my list, there is one author on both lists - Jack Vance.
What are the series you love?