Gamegrene Book Club
I, for one, am a hugely avid reader, but seem to run out of excellent books to read far too often. Searching high and low for a place to discuss great literature and receive recommendations for new reads, I came up riduculously short. I finally buckled and created a forum for just that purpose. I'm a big fan of science fiction, with fantasy trailing in second, although I'm fairly picky, also. Straight-up adventures have little appeal for me (with a few exceptions), I prefer works with more meaning and potential for application in my own life. I'm also a huge fan of satire and parody in almost any form. Any recommendations as far as new reads? I'll list some of my favorites below:
Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, and its sequels to a lesser degree.
Orson Scott Card's The Worthing Saga (One of the most moving books I have ever read, although it totally flopped commercially)
Orson Scott Card's Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus (A great time-travel story, with interesting theories on Columbus as a man)
Isaac Asimov's Robot novels.
Rober A. Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land. (You grok?)
Douglass Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy. (All five of 'em)
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.
Many others that I cannot recall.
Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, in particular Thief of Time, Small Gods, Night Watch, Thud!, and The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern novels.
Naomi Novik's Temeraire series (A very well-written alternate history/fantasy trology set during the Napoleonic Wars, with the addition of Dragon aerial corps on both sides. Series begins with the novel "His Majesty's Dragon").
I am also in the process of reading Tad Williams's Memory, Sorrow, Thorn trilogy, due to Calamar's vehement recommendations all over this site. Well, what have you guys been reading?