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Feanor

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I am an epic fantasy and sci fi fan. Have read most of Robert Jordan's WOT and like the TV series so far. Also Frank Herbert's Dune series; haven't seen the latest movie yet. Of course JRR Tolkien; have all the books and movies, plus one of my cousins was an extra in the LOTR movies (lucky bastard). Peter F Hamilton is another favourite. Like the GOT TV series, but haven't read the books.
Actually if you like your epic fantasy I do recommend Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson who is the leading Fantasy Author going around today. He does step up the pacing in the last 3 WOT books and by the last book Its basically down to 3-4 threads but still with most of the major characters.
If you guys like fantasy series, try the Chronicles of Amber by Zelazny.
 

John Fedup

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I am an epic fantasy and sci fi fan. Have read most of Robert Jordan's WOT and like the TV series so far. Also Frank Herbert's Dune series; haven't seen the latest movie yet. Of course JRR Tolkien; have all the books and movies, plus one of my cousins was an extra in the LOTR movies (lucky bastard). Peter F Hamilton is another favourite. Like the GOT TV series, but haven't read the books.
I highly recommend the new Dune movie, vastly superior to all previous movie/TV attempts.
 

Redlands18

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I am an epic fantasy and sci fi fan. Have read most of Robert Jordan's WOT and like the TV series so far. Also Frank Herbert's Dune series; haven't seen the latest movie yet. Of course JRR Tolkien; have all the books and movies, plus one of my cousins was an extra in the LOTR movies (lucky bastard). Peter F Hamilton is another favourite. Like the GOT TV series, but haven't read the books.
WOW, I could have written that post. Definitely recommend Sanderson, going on your reading list. I wouldn't bother with the GOT Books, Martin is 73yo, very little chance of it getting finished.
 

Redlands18

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I highly recommend the new Dune movie, vastly superior to all previous movie/TV attempts.
About all they got right in the 1984 Movie was the cast, watched that Movie before I read the Books and liked it at the time but once I read the Books I came to realise how bad the Movie was. Splitting the Book into 2 Movies is a great decision and the 2nd one is getting made. Unfortunately the Cinema I watched it in had a technical issue with 30 mins to go and I missed the ending. The Mini Series was OK at least they got the story right.
 

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WOW, I could have written that post. Definitely recommend Sanderson, going on your reading list. I wouldn't bother with the GOT Books, Martin is 73yo, very little chance of it getting finished.
I was a tad disappointed with Series 8. Felt it was an anti climax in many ways.
 

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You, me and 90% of the fans

There are plans for a Riftwar TV series and personally I think it is a story that would adapt to film very well.
That would make for a very good series. As would the Demon war series.
 

Larso66

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I am a big fan of Heroic Fantasy. David Gemmell really got me hooked in the 1980-90s. I read much of Raymond Fiest's stuff and all of Jordan's WOT. The best books were 3 - 6 and then the last 5. The TV series was a very strange animal, that was more disappointing than not. GOT and The Witcher show that TV fantasy can be great. In recent years Joe Abercombie has written some ripping books. I've reread a few of Gemmell's books over the last few weeks. I'm about to pass Legend to my twelve year old son.
 

Redlands18

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I am a big fan of Heroic Fantasy. David Gemmell really got me hooked in the 1980-90s. I read much of Raymond Fiest's stuff and all of Jordan's WOT. The best books were 3 - 6 and then the last 5. The TV series was a very strange animal, that was more disappointing than not. GOT and The Witcher show that TV fantasy can be great. In recent years Joe Abercombie has written some ripping books. I've reread a few of Gemmell's books over the last few weeks. I'm about to pass Legend to my twelve year old son.
Abercombie fan here too. The WOT production got badly stuffed around by Covid, the last 2 episodes where filmed 8 months after the first 6 were finished and the guy playing Mat not returning to filming(new actor for S2)
 

Feanor

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Eli Sagan, Citizens and Cannibals. It's an exploration of the factors that led the French Revolution down the path of slaughter, and it's an interesting argument about the emergency of modern political pluralism.
 
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