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Old 02-11-2012, 12:21 AM   #1
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Recommend me books with space fighter combat

Hello, I'm looking for novels/series that are very heavy on space combat involving starfighters/ space based fightercraft.

I really like the Xwing series and the Robotech novels and was wondering if there is anything else similar? I want lots of action and space battle scenes.

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Old 02-11-2012, 12:34 AM   #2
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the Star Force novels by BV Larson (awesome books)
the Doom Star series by Vaughn Heppner (also awesome)
The Spinward Fringe series by Randolph Lalonde
Odyssey One by Evan Currie
The Nameless War by Edmond Barrett
the Star Carrier series by Ian Douglas
Mecha Corps by Brett Patton (shapeshifting mechs in space)


these are the ones i've read that go heaviest on the action.

i see you've got a kindle. the original Spinward Fringe trilogy is a freebie on Amazon-

http://www.amazon.com/Origins-Spinwa...8938264&sr=1-4
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Knights of the Solar System books 1 and 2
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:54 AM   #4
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Honor Harrington Series by David Weber.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:15 AM   #5
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Not so much fighter combat as large battleships, though. Navy rather than air force.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:46 AM   #6
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I hope you know Baen - the publisher that specializes in that kind of stuff.
They have quite a few boks - usually first part of the series and suchlike - available on the net for free.
http://www.baen.com/library/

They also distribute some of their books on CDs and those CDs are legally available here
http://baencd.thefifthimperium.com/

Be careful!
Some of those series are quite addictive when you like hard and/or military SF
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David Drake's Lt. Leary - Republic of Cinnabar Navy series is excellent,
some of the earlier titles are available free here:

http://www.baenebooks.com/p-258-lt-l...ommanding.aspx

http://www.baenebooks.com/p-140-the-...the-stars.aspx
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Hello, I'm looking for novels/series that are very heavy on space combat involving starfighters/ space based fightercraft.

I really like the Xwing series and the Robotech novels and was wondering if there is anything else similar? I want lots of action and space battle scenes.

Thanks!
Steve White's books at Baen Ebooks. Crusade is in their free library.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:17 PM   #9
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the Star Force novels by BV Larson (awesome books)
the Doom Star series by Vaughn Heppner (also awesome)
The Spinward Fringe series by Randolph Lalonde
Odyssey One by Evan Currie
The Nameless War by Edmond Barrett
the Star Carrier series by Ian Douglas
Mecha Corps by Brett Patton (shapeshifting mechs in space)


these are the ones i've read that go heaviest on the action.

i see you've got a kindle. the original Spinward Fringe trilogy is a freebie on Amazon-

http://www.amazon.com/Origins-Spinwa...8938264&sr=1-4
I have a number of these, and also picked up Mecha Corps, Star Force, Spinward Fringe, and the Nameless War. I picked up Odyssey One for free a few months ago, and never got around to reading it. Also found Hawk Seven. I'm loving Mecha Corps so far, and Odyssey One is almost exactly what I'm looking for.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:19 PM   #10
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Knights of the Solar System books 1 and 2
Who are these by? Is this it? http://www.amazon.com/Honour-Knights...dp/B005IDGQZ2/
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:35 PM   #11
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:05 PM   #12
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Thanks! Picking those up too!
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:45 PM   #13
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I got them too.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:30 PM   #14
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I have a number of these, and also picked up Mecha Corps, Star Force, Spinward Fringe, and the Nameless War. I picked up Odyssey One for free a few months ago, and never got around to reading it. Also found Hawk Seven. I'm loving Mecha Corps so far, and Odyssey One is almost exactly what I'm looking for.
You might want to wait for the new edition of Odyssey one. It has been revised and re-edited.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:09 AM   #15
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Primary Inversion by Catherine Asaro (available at Baen for free) contains some fighter combat.

Some of the books above, though excellent don't really have any fighter combat, particularly the Honor Harrington books. There are some ships (LACs that come close, but they really are only featured in the later books, and except in one or two, they are usually a side story, not the emphasis. At least the early books in the RCN series don't have space fighters either (I haven't gotten very far into the series yet).

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