|Man Who Never Missed series
Written by STEVE PERRY
Published by: Ace Books
# in series: 8
1. the Man Who Never Missed
3. the Machiavelli Interface
4. the Omega Cage (hard to find)
5. the 97th Step (read this one first)
6. the Albino Knife
7. Black Steel
8. Brother Death
Steve Perry is one of the best writers I have read. His style pulls you into his
story with wonderful characters, and a story that keeps you glued until the last page of
the last book.
One man against an empire. Emil Khadaji began as that man. Once he had
been a member of that empire as part of an elite force. He had taken part in terrible
slaughters in the name of law and order.
One day he had a revelation. He walked away from the battlefield
a new man, with a secret plan that he shared with no other. not his mysterious mentor, who
him how to use his body as a deadly weapon. Not even the beautiful exotic who he loved -
and had to leave.
For on the planet Greave, the Shamba Freedom Forces are
gathering. No one ever sees them. No one can understand how they bring Confed to its
knees. No one knows who they are. At least until 'The Man Who Never Missed' is ready
for them to know...
|Vlad Taltos series
By Steven Brust
Published by: ACE Books.
# in series: 6 (new one due I hear)
3. Teckla (this should be first I believe)
These are the only books I have read by
Steven Brust. They are well written and easily envelope you within
the pages. Using a paid assassin as the main character is
very neat idea. How often do you find one with a conscience? The
third book, titled "Teckla" should be read before the
series actual first novel, Jhereg. All six novels are quality reads. It's
actually been about 8 years since I last read them, but enjoyed the
series enough to keep them in my very limited collection.
There are many ways for a young man with quick wits and a
quick sword to advance in the world. Vlad Taltos chose the route of the assassin, and the
constant companionship of a young Jhereg dragon (mini-dragon)
These are the stories of his life as part of house
time in the Jhereg war. It also tells how he fell in love with a woman who killed him.
Life doesn't get any better than that. lol.
by David Robbins
published by: Leisure Adventures
# in series: 29 novels.
This series by David Robbins is an easy read.
There are 29 novels in the series, but I have only read about six of
them. The books are difficult to locate, but I have to admit I have
never looked for them online (I usually on purchase used books these
days) The others I have seen come with two novels in one paperback book. The
series is well written and fun to read. Recommended for sure.
100 years after world war three, in what use to be the United
States. The descendants of those few survivors of a nuclear holocaust that annihilated
most life on earth, struggle to rebuild a vanished civilization with the walls of
the compound known as "the home".
Beyond the compound lies a dangerous and vast wasteland inhabited
by a savage barbarian tribes who plunder, ravage and destroy whatever comes
within their grasp.
Skilled Warriors, working in Triads, and intrepid defenders of
protect the family. The Triads constantly pit their skills against the enemy that lies
|Alien Earth Hive series
By Steve Perry
Publisher: Bantam Books 1992
# in series: 3
1. Aliens Earth Hive
2. Aliens Nightmare Asylum
3. Aliens the Female War
Steve Perry does it again!
His alien trilogy rocks the alien series better than any of the
shit that has come after the fourth film. I read the trilogy
in three days. Aliens: Earth Hive are so well
written you are quickly sucked in, rough up and spit out the other
end before you realize it's over. I just couldn't get enough of the story. The two main characters
hook you in and make you part of their world. The lead character reminds you of the 'Aliens' character
the Alien fan the trilogy is a must read. Ripley halfway through the
series, or does she? The Aliens have taken over the Earth. Hicks
armed with his wits and a you women with no where else to be must win it
back at all cost.
Wilks was a space marine with a near-fatal flaw: he had a
heart. Billie was a child, the only survivor of a far-flung colony outpost. Thrown
together in the last hellish night of an alien invasion, Billie and Wilks helped each
other get out alive.
Thirteen years later Wilks is in prison, and
while Billie lives in a
mental institution, the nightmare memories of the massacre at Rim seared into her mind.
Now the government has tapped Wilks to lead an expedition to the aliens' home planet to
bring back a live alien. But the competition on Earth to develop the aliens as a new
weapons system is brutal. When Wilk's team departs on their mission, a trained assassin
trails them. And what follows is no less than guerilla warfare on the aliens' planet--and
alien conquest on Earth?
|By Simon R. Green
Publisher: ROC Books 1995
# in series: 5
(didn't like ending at all)
2. Deathstalker: Rebellion
3. Deathstalker: War
4. Deathstalker: Honor (had to order)
5. Deathstalker: Destiny
All the books are about 500+ pages. Great story,
interesting characters to enjoy through the series. Simon R. Green is an
good author, the series enjoyable. The end however sucked ass for
me. I only read the series once. The war ended to quickly for
such a huge build up. it was to a abrupt, and the way the characters were handled at the end didn't fit
into what I wanted or thought the ending should turn to. I felt
cheated, but enjoyed the overall read. I don't particularly
care for dark endings with main characters. I think you will
too. Just be ready for an abrupt end.
Owen Deathstalker, unwilling head of his clan, sought to avoid
the perils of the Empire's warring factions but enexpectedly found a price on his head. He
fled to Mistworld where he slowly built an unlikely force that could topple the throne - a
broken hero, a thief, a bounty hunter, and an outlawed Hadenman. With
his people the
Deathstalker would take on an Empire, a journey to claim the role for which he was
destined since before his birth...
By Various Authors
Publisher: ROC Books
a wargaming and science fiction fantasy franchise launched by FASA
in 1984 and purchased by WizKids in 2000, only to finally be
purchased Topps in 2003. Battletech began as a board game. There
are now over 100 novels
copied the writing style of Battletech having various authors
responsible for trilogies and individual novels. Battletech
follows a timeline stretching from the 20th century to the middle
of the 32nd, approximately 1150 years. Humanity battles for
control in gigantic battle mechs designed centuries before.
I would recommend starting
with.. Legion of the Jade Phoenix Trilogy by Robert Thurston. Here is a listing of
books I have read with the ratings next to them.
In this series the story telling of Robert Thurston (1- 6) and Michael A.
Stackpole (7 - 13) are by far my favorite, but other writers Victor Milan, Christopher Kubasik,
Andrew Keith, Blaine Pardoe, Jim Long & Thomas Gressman
also do a great job.
|1. JP- Way of the Clans 1
|2. JP- Blood-name
|3. JP- Falcon Guard
|4. I Am Jade Falcon
|6. Falcon Rising
|7. Warrior Trilogy- Engarde
|8. Warrior Trilogy- Riposte
|9. Warrior Trilogy- Coupe'
|10. Bred For War
|11. Malicious Intent
|12. Assumption of Risk
|13. Prince of Havok
|14. Main Event
|16. Impetus of War
|17. The Hunters
|18. Sword and Fire
|19. Black Dragon
|20. Hearts of Chaos
|21. Highlander Gambit
|22. Blood of Heroes
|23. Ideal War
|24. Star Lord
Publisher: Del Rey Books
(first 10 books)
1. Tarnsman of GOR
2. Outlaw of GOR
3. Priest-Kings of GOR
4. Nomads of GOR
5. Assassin of GOR
6. Raiders of GOR
7. Captive of GOR
8. Hunters of GOR
9. Marauders of GOR
10. Tribesman of GOR
11. There are many more novels in the series.
This would be a series for the male readers out there.
There are few women, even if they are fantasy or scifi fans, that
would appreciate the world of GOR. The first eleven books were excellent tales of
honor, female slavery, and graphic battles. Boris did the covers for many of the early books in the series.
After about the 11th book John Norman fell deep into his world and would drift off in tangents
for an entire chapter. It greatly took
away from the stories he had written.
Earth could never know of GOR, the world always on the
opposite side of the sun. Hidden by the Others. But GOR knew of Earth, as Tarl Cabot soon
discovered. Taken by force to that savage world, Cabot was forced to become a tarnsman- a
warrior who could control the great war bird of Koroba.
GOR was a world of slaves and beautiful women, of human
domination by the aliens. Tarl Cabot must be an agent of the Priest- Kings and help fight
the Others who wish this world for themselves. These are the stories of one mans journeys
through the world of GOR.
|the Apprentice Adept trilogy
Publisher: Del Rey Books
1. Split Infinity
2. Blue Adept
at her best. She did an awesome job on this trilogy. There are
more in the series now, but this is the best. The
worlds she created are technical and magical. This is a need to read for the genre fan.
This is a must read for the fantasy fan.
On the technological decadent world of Proton, someone was trying to
destroy Stile, serf and master Gamesman. His only escape lay through a mysterious
'curtain' revealed by a loving robot. His fate depended on winning the Great Games on
On the other side of the curtain lay Phaze. His duplicate in this world
had already been murdered, allowing him to move between worlds. Phaze is a world of magic
while Proton of Science. If he uses magic at all in Phaze his only friends, the werewolf
and a unicorn will be determined to kill him at once.
This is the story of Stile, Magician and Gamesman. A world of two
worlds interlocked in a way that may destroy them both. And only one man can stop it. If
|John Carter of Mars series
Publisher: Del Rey Books 1912
1. A Princess of Mars
2. the Gods of Mars
3. the Warlord of Mars
4. Thubia, Maid of Mars
5. the Chessman of Mars
6. the Mastermind of Mars
7. A Fighting Man of Mars
8. Swords of Mars
9. Synthetic Men of Mars
10. Llana of Gathol
11. John Carter of Mars (not by burroughs)
The 11th book is two short stories put together from notes
Burroughs left behind after his death. Book 11 falls apart from the
Burroughs is classic in his writing of romance and chivalry
to the extreme. The hero, brainless when it comes to love but a master of war.
A great series for any fan of the genre. My
reading set is around the 11th printing or higher. My collection set is the 7th printing
Even in the forwards of his book ERB gives you the feel that
these stories are true as told to him by John Carter himself. True
Sci-Fi Fantasy at its
best. Adventure beautifully told from an incredble world. It is all here.
John Carter is wisked away to the planet Mars where he must
fight to survive in a world where the word friend means enemy. A world where he falls in love with
a woman constantly kept from his grasp. Carter must fight his way to her and in the
attempt try to bring peace to a world at war.
|Dragon Riders of Pern
by Anne McCaffrey
Publisher: Doubleday (hardback)
3. The White Dragon
There are more
than three books in the series. This review is just for the three
books, but the entire series is just totally rocks! I would
recommend the entire series to anyone. The only difficulty
for me is learning
all the names, lol. Dragon Riders of Pern is one of my favorite
series. It's hard to believe with all the shit being turned out in
Hollywood the films have not made it to television or the big
screen. There were two attempts at a TV series but both failed to
Anne McCaffery pulls you and
keeps you there. When you've turned that final page you'll want
more. The characters are fleshed out and believable.
Synopsis: Dragonriders must take to the
air to kill thread that comes periodically from the red star.
Using their fiery breath and the ability to phase in and out of
reality these great magical beast fight for the people, the planet
In return for protection , Land Holders,
and Craftsman have traditionally tithed food and supplies to
the dragonweyrs to which they are bound. But nearly
400 years since the last Threadfall, and some people have come to
doubt that the menace will ever strike again. But believe me
folks, it does. And the stories to come are exciting, fun and
entertaining. A must read!!!
by William Shatner
Published by ACE.
RATING Trilogy - 7.5
There are more in the series but I
found the first three books the best.
This series follows the adventures of
ex-cop/ex-con Jake Cardigan as he finds a new career and attempts
to find a new life after coming out of deep freeze. The drug is TEK. Jake works
with his partner now to solve cases for a detective agency but
each case seems to envole the TEK Lords.
The series is a surprising adventure from
Star Trek star William Shatner. It is well written with
interesting characters. The
trilogy here will keep you entertained.
by Jeffrey Lord
Published by... Pinnacle Books
|1. The Bronze Axe
||11. Dimension of Dreams
|2. The Jade Warrior
||12. King of Zunga
|3. Jewel of Tharn
||13. The Golden Steed
|4. Slave of Sarma
||14. The Temples of Ayocan
|5. Liberator of Jedd
||15. The Towers of Melnon
|6. Monster of the Maze
||16. The Crystal Seas
|7. Pearl of Patmos
||17. The Mountains of Brega
|8. Undying World
||18. Warlords of Gaikon
|9. Kingdon of Royth
||19. Looters of Tharn
|10. Ice Dragon
||20. Guardians of the Coral Throne
The first book began in 1969 and book
20 in 1976. These are the adventures of the European government
secret agent Richard Blade. An agent sent to other dimensions
using a secret transporter unit. Blade fights his way through
different worlds looking for vital information and technology he
can bring back with him, if he survives long enough for the
machine to find him and pull him back. You can enjoy the adventures if you can find the
out of print books. Blade is retired and no longer in circulation.
Check your used book stores for them. They are poorly made and
binding glue is always deteriorating until the novels fall apart.
|DRAGON & the GEORGE
by Gordon Dickson
Published by... DELREY
This was a truly surprising novel when
I picked it up. Gordon Dickson did an incredible job with this
novel. Excellent writing and story telling.
Jim Eckert was a Dragon. It just happened
that way. Jim followed her through an astral-projection machine.
He found himself in a weird world and stuck inside a the body of a
monstrous dragon named Gorbash.
His girl was still a beautiful female but
capture by an evil dragon. Jim needs help to rescue her and get
out of the dragon and become himself. He needs help by George. It
is his adventure and you will have a great time experiencing it.
|Magic Kingdom For Sale
by Terry Brooks
Published by... Delrey Books.
Man. Terry Brooks did an outstanding
job on this book. Great light hearted reading. Action, drama,
comedy and more in the 373 page novel. It will leave you with a
smile and wanting more. I picked this one up at a used book store
for something to read. It was a great choice.
After purchasing the magic kingdom from a
department store, Ben Holiday finds out he wasn't given all the
details before he made the purchase. Now Ben must fight through a
world to be accepted as the Kingdoms King. He must fight the Iron
Mark, the terrible Lord of the Demons.
Is it hopeless? Only time will tell. And
you must read this one to see how it ends.
by Barbara Hambly
Published by... Delrey books
Picked this one up at the used book
store as well. It won't be going back. This one is a keeper. One
you can read more than once.
Nicely written material from Barbara
After a black dragon has seized the deep
of Ylferdun, John Aversin, Dragonsbane, is sought after to come
and kill the dragon who is making meals from the kingdoms best
knights. When Averson shows up things at the castle and around the
kingdom are not as they appear or should be. Helping Averson is
the woman he loves, a half-taught sorceress, and mother of his
kids. And young Gareth, untested son of the king.
The perils they face will keep you
interested in the book til the end. I think you will enjoy it.