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Old 12-20-2013, 01:41 PM   #31
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It's SF with a bit of romance. Don't be turned off by the romance label. It's a great story. And if you do like it, do read the second in the series Barrayar.

Oh I'm not at all, I just thought it was a funny (outlying) comment.
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Old 12-20-2013, 03:43 PM   #32
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Oh man, "Shards of Honor" is where we see why Cordelia and Aral both have the reputations they do. The book has, I think, some of the coolest military SF of the whole series, next to "Warrior's Apprentice." The romance element is there, but calling it a romance because of it would be like calling "Empire Strikes Back" a romance.
Now, if someone wants to call "A Civil Campaign" a romance...easier sell there.

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I have that here on TBR list (read 1st when it was freebie):
http://bookviewcafe.com/bookstore/bo...artet-omnibus/
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:51 AM   #34
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Anything by Weber, esp the Safehold, and Empire of Man series.
Flint's 1632 series.
John C. Wright's Chaos series.
Louise Cooper's Time's Master and Chaos Gate series. The first I was only able to get as an ebook from Fictionwise and the other not available as ebook at all.
Demon of Undoing by Alton.
Lilith's Brood by Butler.
Deed of Paksenarrion by Moon.
Enchantment Emporium and Wild Ways by Huff.
Trickster's Choice and Trickster's Queen by Pierce.
Mckillip's Riddlemaster series and Fool's Run. Neither as ebooks sadly but both great.
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Ah yes. Paks is great.
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Try some classic SF such as works by James H. Schmitz, Gordon R, Dickson, H. Beam Piper, Jerry Pournelle, etc. Many may be found for free here: http://www.freesfonline.de/RecommendedStories.html

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Old 01-05-2014, 12:26 AM   #37
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Try some classic SF such as works by James H. Schmitz, Gordon R, Dickson, H. Beam Piper, Jerry Pournelle, etc. Many may be found for free here: http://www.freesfonline.de/RecommendedStories.html
Cool link. I think I've seen that site before but had forgotten about it.

Lot's of good ideas in this thread. To the library!
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Oh yes. All of Schmitz's books and Little Fuzzy and sequels are some of my favotites.
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:49 PM   #39
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Not quite in the same league as the Bujolds, but Elizabeth Moon's Vatta's War series is quite fun.
I also liked the Heris Serrano/Esmay Suiza series.

Heyer: My favourite is Cotillion.
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:59 PM   #40
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You might like the Phule's Company books by Robert Asprin, and in the worst case, they are short so you won't lose much time if you decide they aren't for you :P

I bring them up because they are also about a motley space legion who follow and unlikely but charismatic leader.
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Not quite in the same league as the Bujolds, but Elizabeth Moon's Vatta's War series is quite fun.

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Another vote for Vatta's War. Excellent series. It and Vorkosigan are two of my favourite series, so since our tasts fit on Vorkosigan, they might on Vatta as well.
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Have you read Ms Bujold's Chalion and Sharing Knife series? Quite different from the Vorkosigan series, but I like them better.

Fantasy rather than military science fiction but I liked bothe Bujold's Sharing Knife and Chalion series.

Curse of Chalion may be my favourite fantasy book of all time.
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It's SF with a bit of romance. Don't be turned off by the romance label. It's a great story. And if you do like it, do read the second in the series Barrayar.
Shards is good, but Barrayar is great. Cordelia's best moments and I love the scene when she comes back from her "shopping" trip.
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