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Jeromy's Recommended Reading

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Don't bother to read the last, mediocre book in the five-volume trilogy. Otherwise, it's one of the greatest and funniest series ever created! I highly recommend it.

The Witches of Karres

The Witches of Karres by James H. Schmitz

I have read this book about twenty times. It's a classic space opera with a mysterious something about it that I've never seen equalled. It's fun, and still as readable today as when it came out in the sixties.

Schmitz wrote many other good books as well. "A Tale of Two Clocks" and his Telzey Amberdon books and stories are worth a read. They were all re-issued a few years back and still you can buy most of them new.

Other authors wrote sequels, "The Wizard of Karres" and "The Sorceress of Karres". They're OK, but the original is much better.

The Bards of Bone Plain

The Bards of Bone Plain

Patricia McKillip writes with a very lyrical, beautiful style. It's not for everyone, but I have enjoyed most of her works, from the Riddle Master Trilogy, to her more recent novels such as Solstice and The Bell at Sealey Head. Her latest book is as magical and imaginative as ever.

Roadmarks

Roadmarks by Roger Zelazny

Zelazny in his heydey was a fantastic author. It's a toss-up whether I like this book better or Lord of Light. I highly recommend both. It's out of print, but you can still order it used, or dig it up in your local used bookstore. It has dragons, time travel, and a hell of a plot. What's not to like?

Lord of Light

Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny

If you have never read this book, get it now. It is indescribable.

The Dresden Files

The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher takes hardboiled mystery and mixes it with magic. Harry Dresden is the only professional wizard in Chicago. Read the whole series, if you're one of the unfortunate few who hasn't already. It's worth it.

The Name of the Wind

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Fantastic book. Hopefully the March 2011 release date of the sequal is not another red herring.

The Complete Sherlock Holmes

The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Aurthur Conan Doyle

I like Victorian novels in general. The idea of gaslit, foggy London streets and the rolling countryside appeal to me. Rather than inflict some of my more obscure classical favorites on anybody, I'll just mention Sherlock Holmes. Even after all this time, people love Holmes. I read pastiches, too... other authors have contributed to the Homes canon. If you're as cheap as me, you can just download the text versions from Project Gutenberg rather than pay for a real book.



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