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Saga Reading Order: How to read Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ epic space opera comic book series?

The sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds.

What is Saga about?

Created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples, published by Image Comics, Saga is an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series heavily influenced by Star Wars.

It depicts two lovers from long-warring extraterrestrial races, Alana and Marko, fleeing authorities from both sides of a galactic war as they struggle to care for their newborn daughter, Hazel, who occasionally narrates the series.

Serenity Firefly Reading Order

Serenity/Firefly Reading Order: How to read/watch Joss Whedon’s series?

Meet the most spaced-out crew in the galaxy.

What is Firefly about?

Firefly is an American space Western media franchise created by Joss Whedon. It includes the TV series Firefly, the film Serenity, some novels and multiples comic books.

The series is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system , and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. In this future, the only two surviving superpowers, the United States and China, fused to form the central federal government, called the Alliance, resulting in the fusion of the two cultures.

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Kendra Donovan Books in Order: How to read Julie McElwain’s series?

What an FBI agent does in the 19th century? She solves old-timey crimes!

Who is Kendra Donovan?

Written by American writer Julie McElwain, the Kendra Donovan series is a mystery series mixed with time travel and historical adventures.

Rising star at the FBI, Kendra Donovan is on the way to the top when a disastrous raid leads her on a path to vengeance, in England. But while trying to escape into a stairwell, she stumbles into another time. Now she’s stuck in 1815 where she’s using her 21st century knowledge to get out complicated situations. All she needs is a plan to return home.

Suzanne Collins Books in Order (The Hunger Games, The Underland Chronicles and more)

All of the books!

Who is Suzanne Collins?

Born on August 10, 1962, in Hartford, Connecticut, Suzanne Collins is an is an American television writer and author. She began her career in 1991 as a writer for children’s television shows, before she begun to write children’s books. Her debut book, Gregor the Overlander is published in 2003.

She has been named one of Time magazine’s most influential people of 2010 and In March 2012, Amazon announced that she had become the best-selling Kindle author of all time, thanks to The Hunger Games trilogy, which went on to become a popular motion picture series starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen.

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The Hulk Reading Order: How to read Bruce Banner’s smashing comic book story?

HULK SMASH!!!

Who is The Hulk?

The Jekyll/Hyde of the Marvel Universe created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Saving the life of Rick Jones during the experimental detonation of a gamma bomb, scientist Bruce Banner was hit by the blast resulting in the absorption of gamma radiation.

Banner didn’t die, but he wasn’t the same. The radiation didn’t kill him, but they changed him. Now, he is two “men” in one body, transforming from the physically weak and emotionally reserved physicist into the powerful green-skinned monster named “the Hulk” when he loses control.

Y: The Last Man Reading Order

Y The Last Man Reading Order: How to read Brian K Vaughan’s comic book series?

The last human male on Earth. By the Creator of Saga.

What is Y The Last Man about?

Y: The Last Man is a dystopian science fiction comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra and published under the DC Comics Vertigo imprint. The series centers around the sole surviving male human after the spontaneous, simultaneous death of every male mammal on Earth.

Y: The Last Man starts in the summer of 2002, when Earth is struck by a pandemic plague of unknown origin. This plague destroyed every mammal with a Y chromosome, including spermatosa and unborn children. Referred to as “gendercide”, the plague exterminated 48% of the global population, approximately 2.9 billion men. Two male mammals survived: a young man from Brooklyn named Yorick Brown and his pet Capuchin monkey Ampersand.

The Lost Fleet Books in Order

The Lost Fleet Books in Order: How to read Jack Campbell’s series?

By the author if the Stark’s War and Paul Sinclair series.

What is The Lost Fleet about?

Written by American author John G. Hemry under the pen name Jack Campbell, The Lost Fleet is a military science fiction series.

The story is set more than one hundred years into an interstellar war between two different human cultures: the Alliance vs the Syndics. Discovered floating in a suspended animation escape pod one hundred years, Captain John “Black Jack” Geary came back to life with a new mission. He is now a fleet commander on the run. He must fight the Syndics and bring his men home.

The Maze Runner Books in Order: How to read James Dashner’s series?

With Hunger Games, The Maze Runner was the other successful teen dystopia blockbuster series.

What is The Maze Runner about?

Written by american writer James Dashner, The Maze Runner is a young-adult dystopian science-fiction series, comprised of a main trilogy, two prequels and a companion book, published between 2009 and 2016. It has also been adapted into a film trilogy.

The story begins with Thomas, who is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased. Soon, he learned they’re all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.

Foreigner Series in Order

Foreigner Series in Order: How to read C.J. Cherryh’s Sci-Fi Books?

For the aficionados of anthropological science fiction.

What is the Foreigner Series about?

Sci-Fi series created by American writer C. J. Cherryh, The Foreigner universe centers on the descendants of a ship lost in transit from Earth en route to found a new space station.

This series is composed of multiple trilogies of books beginning nearly two centuries after the starship Phoenix disappeared, leaving an isolated colony of humans on the world of the atevi. The story follows Bren Cameron. He is the human paidhi, a translator-diplomat to the court of the ruling atevi race.

Samaria Series Books in Order

Samaria Series Books in Order: How to read Sharon Shinn’s series?

In Samaria, the fate of the world rests on the voice of an angel…

What is the Samaria  series about?

Written by American novelist Sharon Shinn, the Samaria books are blends of SF, fantasy, and romance and depicts a society divide into two classes : the mortals and the angels. And above the planet of Samaria looms the starship and god Jehovah , who can only be communicated through the songs of the angels.

Because their ancestors fled centuries ago from the violence of a war-torn planet, harmony is prized among all people. But sometimes the divine music of the angels is not enough to prevent conflict among mortals—and sometimes the god can’t even hear the angels singing.

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