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Saga of the Skolian Empire Books in Order

Saga of the Skolian Empire Books in Order: How to read Catherine Asaro’s sci-fi series?

The Final Frontier of an Empire.

What is the Saga of the Skolian Empire about?

From American science fiction and fantasy author Catherine Asaro, the Saga of the Skolian Empire is an epic space series mixing elements of romance with hard science fiction.

As the title suggests is, the Saga of the Skolian Empire is about characters from the interstellar Skolian Empire. They are caught in a multigenerational power struggle with the rival Eubian Concord. Political intrigues, science, romance, and military conflict are at the center of their world, affected by supraluminal space travel.

Riverworld Saga Books in Order

Riverworld Saga Books in Order: How to read Philip José Farmer’s series?

Everyone is alive.

What is Riverworld about?

Riverworld is a fictional planet and the setting for a series of science fiction books written by American author Philip José Farmer.

Thirty-five billion people from throughout Earth’s history were resurrected along the great and winding waterways of Riverworld. Most began life anew–accepting without question the sustenance provided by their mysterious benefactors. But a rebellious handful burned to confront the unseen masters who controlled their fate–and these few launched an invasion that would ultimately yield the mind-boggling truth.

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The Vorkosigan Saga Books in Order

The Vorkosigan Saga Books in Order: How to read Lois McMaster Bujold’s series?

30 years of Galactic Adventures.

What is Vorkosigan Saga about?

Also known as the Vorkosigan Books, the Vorkosiverse or the Miles books, The Vorkosigan Saga is a series of science fiction novels and novellas set in a common fictional universe by American author Lois McMaster Bujold.

Most stories concern Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, a physically disabled aristocrat from the planet Barrayar whose life (from before birth), military career, and post-military career is a challenge to his native planet’s prejudices against “mutants.”

Bailey Ruth Books in Order

Bailey Ruth Raeburn Books in Order: How to read Carolyn G. Hart’s Series?

By the author of the Death on Demand series.

Who is Bailey Ruth?

Written by American mystery author Carolyn G. Hart, the Bailey Ruth Raeburn is a cozy mystery series with a supernatural twist.

For Bailey Ruth Raeburn, dying was not the end. In fact, she will continue her sleuthing for eternity, joining the ranks of Heaven’s Department of Good Intentions. As a ghost, she uses her unique advantages to help those in need, solving mysteries.

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The Brain & Brawn Ship Books in Order

The Brain & Brawn Ship Books in Order: How to read Anne McCaffrey’s series?

By The Writer of the Dragonriders of Pern series.

What is The Brain & Brawn Ship about?

Created by sci-fi/fantasy writer Anne McCaffrey, The Brain & Brawn Ship book – also known as “The Ship Who…“, tells the various adventures of brainships, meaning human being with severe birth defects that are placed in self-contained life-support shells in which they will spend their entire lives, and are trained to become the “brain” of a starship. Most brainships are partnered with humans, dubbed as “brawns.”

Anne McCaffrey wrote five short stories, published between 1961 to 1969, later collected in the first book of the series. During the ’90s, the series have been revived, and she wrote the other novels in collaboration with four co-authors, two of whom each later completed another novel in the series alone. Also, The Brain and Brawn ship series takes place in the same universe as the Crystal Singer books.

David Wong Books in Order

David Wong Books in Order (John Dies at the End, Zoey Ashe)

All of the books!

Who is David Wong?

Born January 10, 1975, Jason Pargin is an American writer known by his pen name David Wong. Former Executive Editor of Cracked.com, Pargin started to publish his first book as a web serial beginning in 2001.

The success of the online version of John Dies at the end lead to a book deal then to a film adaptation by Don Coscarelli that was released in 2012. Since his first book he wrote more John and Dave books but also a second series.

The 100 Books in Order

The 100 Books in Order: How to read Kass Morgan’s young adult science fiction series?

Not just a TV Series on The CW.

What is The 100 about?

Adapted on television by The CW, The 100 is a post-apocalyptic science fiction and young adult book series written by American author Kass Morgan. Almost 100 years ago, a thermonuclear apocalypse happened. Now, the only survivors to the human race live in a space colony. To maintain control on population and resources, all crimes, no matter how small, are punishable by death, unless you’re under 18. In that case, they just wait for you to be old enough and kill you.

Facing dangerous odds of survival, the Colony decide to send 100 teenage prisoners on Earth to discover if the planet is habitable. A group – among them Clarke Griffin, Jaha Wells, Octavia Blake and her older brother Bellamy Clarke – crashes on the East Coast of the former United States and soon discover that Earth is not only survivable, but that they’re not alone.

Animosity Reading Order

Animosity Reading Order: How to read Marguerite Bennett and Rafael de Latorre comic book series?

When the wild things are not wild anymore.

What is Animosity about?

From Marguerite Bennett, the writer of InSeXts and DC Comics Bombshells, and artist Rafael de Latorre (Superzero), the Animosity series is a road trip working as a coming-of-age story with black humor and a sci-fi twist.

The pitch is: One day, for no reason, the animals woke up. They started thinking. They started talking. They started taking REVENGE. The story takes place in a chaotic world where the newly intelligent animals fight humanity, or each other, for their own life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. In the middle of this, 11-year-old girl Jesse and her dog, Sandor, who is devoted to her and her protection, begin a cross-country journey to find Jesse’s half-brother, Adam, who is living in San Francisco.

The Merchant Princes Books in Order

The Merchant Princes Books in Order: How to read Charles Stross’s science fantasy series?

A thrill-a-minute saga of multiple worlds, by the author of The Laundry Files.

What is The Merchant Princes about?

Written by British writer of science fiction and fantasy Charles Stross, The Merchant Princes follows Miriam, a hip tech journalist from Boston who discovered her alternate world relatives and with them an elite identity she didn’t know was hers.

Now, in order to avoid a slippery slope down to an unmarked grave, Miriam, known as Lady Helge to the Family, starts applying modern business practices and scientific knowledge to a trade dominated by mercantilists – with unexpected consequences for three different timelines, including the quasi-Victorian one exploited by the hidden family.

Shadow Children Books in Order

Shadow Children Books in Order: How to read Margaret Peterson Haddix’s dystopian series?

When being the third child in the family makes you illegal.

What is Shadow Children about?

Written by American author Margaret Peterson Haddix, Shadow Children is a book series set in a dystopian country where the government has enforced strict population control laws in order to control overpopulation after environmental conditions have severely limited resources, particularly food. It is against the law for families to have more than two children; the law is strictly enforced by the Population Police, killing or imprisoning “shadow children,” any child born after his or her first two siblings.

The story begins with Luke Garner, the third child of a farmer who has lived most of his life hidden in his house. He has two older brothers, Matthew and Mark. After meeting Jen Talbot, the third child and only daughter of his affluent new neighbors, the Talbots, Luke begins to question his status as a third child and the world he lives in.

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