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Old 01-12-2013, 01:57 AM   #31
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:42 AM   #32
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Don't forget the Lensman series by E. E. Doc Smith!
Not many of us do.
But by the standards of some of the series discussed here Lensmen runs a tad... (heh!) Short.

Now, Tarzan, 25 volumes worth, that is a classic worth remembering if long-running series is the target.
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Not many of us do.
But by the standards of some of the series discussed here Lensmen runs a tad... (heh!) Short.
Short in terms of books (only 7), but quite long in terms of time (26 years).
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:01 AM   #34
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I like cozy-type mysteries.
I've recently read the Hamish Macbeth series by MC Beaton and am now working my way through the Emma Lord/Alpine series by Mary Daheim.
These are both set in small towns where the same locals pop up regularly.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:19 PM   #36
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Yep, and the John Carter (Barsoom) series by Edgar Rice Burroughs as well.

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Short in terms of books (only 7), but quite long in terms of time (26 years).
Even shorter originally, as the heart of the series as conceived was just the Kim Kinnison arc. Triplanetary wasn't part of the concept at first, First Lensman was a prequel patch to tie it in, and Vortex Blaster is more of a spinoff.

I fondly hope that if the series ever comes to TV (or movies) they start with GALACTIC PATROL.
(For TV, they can do occasional "Times Past" flashbacks for the Virgil Samms era.)

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Yep, and the John Carter (Barsoom) series by Edgar Rice Burroughs as well.



(The Pellucidar and Venus series are pretty good too.)

Still don't understand how Disney could have screwed up so badly in marketting a perfectly fine adaptation and a really good movie in its own right.
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(The Pellucidar and Venus series are pretty good too.)

Still don't understand how Disney could have screwed up so badly in marketting a perfectly fine adaptation and a really good movie in its own right.


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I like series where you get to know a character or characters who are developed through successive books in a series so by the second or third book the reader has a fairly good idea of what the character(s) are like and by the fourth a reader is familiar enough with a set of characters that you can imagine them standing next to you. The Wheel of Time was an excellent example of that, after a few books I had a fairly good idea of Mat, Rand, Moraine, Lan and the whole gang of what they must look like. What authors have written series that are similar?
becomes too slow after first book
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:42 PM   #42
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Wheel of Time, without a doubt. And......(different Genre): Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hinter Serie; and Christine Feehan's Carpathian Series and a newer one; Carole Nelson Douglas's Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator.

There are others I follow as well but these are my favorite long-running series. The Delilah Street Series is only 5 books but they only come out every two years or so, to my chagrin
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:16 AM   #43
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The Jack Ryan books by Tom Clancy would also fit into this. They just keep going and going...

There are quite a few Jason Bourne books too. The first 3 are by Robert Ludlum, the remainder are by Eric Van Lustbader?

I saw WEB Griffon mentioned, he has a couple fairly long series, not super long, but 5-7 books I think.

The 1632 series by Eric Flint (Ring of Fire?) also has a lot of books and is still going. I haven't read it yet, so I don't know how much revolves around a central cast though.
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Not sure if it's been mentioned, but Don Pendleton's The Executioner series. It's up to something like 380 books.

Or James Axler's Deathlands is up to....I'm not sure, somewhere well over 100 I believe.
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The Jack Ryan books by Tom Clancy would also fit into this. They just keep going and going...

There are quite a few Jason Bourne books too. The first 3 are by Robert Ludlum, the remainder are by Eric Van Lustbader?

I saw WEB Griffon mentioned, he has a couple fairly long series, not super long, but 5-7 books I think.

The 1632 series by Eric Flint (Ring of Fire?) also has a lot of books and is still going. I haven't read it yet, so I don't know how much revolves around a central cast though.
The Corp series by Griffin is 10 books. The first is set in China before the start of WWII. The next 7 are set in WWII and the last two are in Korea during that war.
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