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Old 10-13-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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I liked the Honor Harringtion novels from David Weber and I sometimes pickup novels from the Warhammer 40K series, what books do you recommend that are similar? I have decided that I like these books better then the Wheel of Time books.

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Old 10-13-2012, 09:30 PM   #2
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David Drake's RCN novels. Highly reccomended.
Start at WITH THE LIGHTNINGS, LIEUTENANT LEARY COMMANDING, etc.
Check the FIFTH IMPERIUM website for the CD image of WHEN THE TIDE RISES.
Also check the Baen Free Library for the Hammer's Slammers series.
Jerry Pournelle's Co-Dominium series.

Also, check out Weber's EMPIRE FROM THE ASHES.
If you haven't, absolutely read Heinlein's STARSHIP TROOPERS and Gordon Dickson's TACTICS OF MISTAKE and the rest of his DORSAI cycle.
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Lost Fleet series by Jack Campbell. Probably the best Starship combat series around.
Warrior's Wings series by Evan Currie
Through Struggle, the Stars by John Lumpkin
Starfist series by David Sherman
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:58 PM   #4
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Turing Evolved by David Kitson is good. I read it a little over a year ago and it's still free on amazon.com.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:30 AM   #5
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Not for Glory by Joel Rosenberg
Glen Cook's Passage At Arms
Armor by John Steakly
The Dorsai Series by Gordon R. Dickson
John Dalmas's Lizard War Series and The Regiment Series
Steve White's Insurrection Series
Old Man's War Series by John Scalzi
Death Head's Series by David Gunn
William Keith, Jr. writing as Ian Douglas Star Carrier Series and Galactic Marines Series
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:23 AM   #6
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Into the Black by Evan Currie
The Nameless War by Edmond Barrett
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:10 AM   #7
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Second on Heinlein's Starship Troopers.

Zahn's Blackcollar series is an interesting look at special ops.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:27 AM   #8
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I haven't read them, but have been told that these are pretty good.

The Equation novels and the Defense Command series by Kenneth Tam.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:29 AM   #9
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:41 AM   #10
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Doesn't look like anyone has mentioned The Forever War by Joe Haldeman yet, so I will.
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For one of the best current series that will echo Honor Harrington, try the Kris Longknife series by Mike Shepherd (pseudonym of Mike Moscoe). There are nine books in the series currently available, withe the tenth due in about ten days.

Also, Baen Books has the eARC of the forthcoming Honor Harrington (actually, Mike Henke) novel right now on their website...SHADOW OF FREEDOM.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:41 PM   #12
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I've enjoyed the Torin Kerr (Confederation) series by Tanya Huff.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:18 PM   #14
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I like Elizabeth Moon's Serrano series and Vatta's War series.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:48 PM   #15
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Doesn't look like anyone has mentioned The Forever War by Joe Haldeman yet, so I will.
Yep, that's what I was going to say
And Ender's Game. A must read for Sci Fi fans
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