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The Great Library Books in Order:

The Great Library Books in Order: How to read Rachel Caine’s series?

What if the Great Library of Alexandria had survived?

What is The Great Library about?

Written by American writer Rachel Caine, The Great Library Book is a five-book series that take place in a dangerous world where The Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time. It had formed alliances with other storehouses of knowledge around the world, and emerged as the greatest power ever built.

Now, the Great Library is a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.

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Hainish Cycle Books in Order

Hainish Cycle Books in Order: How to read Ursula LeGuin’s series?

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Sometimes also known as the Ekumen Cycle.

What is the Hainish Cycle about?

What we call The Hainish Cycle or the Ekumen Cycle consists of a number of science fiction novels and stories by Ursula K. Le Guin. It is set in an alternate history/future history in which civilizations of human beings on planets orbiting a number of nearby stars, including Terra (“Earth”), are contacting each other for the first time and establishing diplomatic relations, setting up a confederacy under the guidance of the oldest of the human worlds, peaceful Hain.

But, let’s not forget Ursula LeGuin herself didn’t consider that her books formed a cycle. In her own words (that you can find on her official website) : The thing is, they aren’t a cycle or a saga. They do not form a coherent history. There are some clear connections among them, yes, but also some extremely murky ones. And some great discontinuities (like, what happened to “mindspeech” after Left Hand of Darkness? Who knows? Ask God, and she may tell you she didn’t believe in it any more.)

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Uglies Books in Order

Uglies/Impostors Books in Order: How to read Scott Westerfeld’s series?

  • Carole 

Everyone is made pretty.

What is Uglies about?

Written by American author Scott Westerfeld, Uglies is a young adult science-fiction series set in a future post scarcity dystopian world in which everyone is considered an “ugly,” but then turned “Pretty” by extreme cosmetic surgery when they reach the age of 16. The story follows Tally Youngblood, a woman who rebels against society’s enforced conformity, after her friends David show her the downsides to becoming a “Pretty.”

Conceived originally as a trilogy, the Uglies series became a tetralogy and have been extended thanks to two mangas and more recently a spin-off series called Impostors.

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Frontlines Books in Order

Frontlines Books in Order: How to read Marko Kloos’s Series?

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Some military sci-fi, like The Old Man’s War series.

What is the Frontlines series about?

The Frontlines is a military science fiction series written by German author Marko Kloosn (also known for The Palladium Wars series).

Taking place at the beginning of the 22nd century, the story mainly resolves around American Defense Corps officer Andrew Grayson who’s taking part in a war between a Western and an Eastern power bloc, but also against an alien threat.

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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?

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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.

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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?

  • Carole 

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.”

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Bailey Ruth Books in Order

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

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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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