Series: The Lost Fleet by Jack Campbell

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I recommend this series for the exquisitely detailed space battles. and the way the main character navigate the military-turned-bureaucracy politics. I can’t rightfully give it my strongest recommendation because ultimately, it’s candy. The books are quick, easy reads, and they don’t push you to think. It’s tasty without a tremendous amount of substance.

It also could have been four or five books. Despite having read the series twice, I can barely differentiate each book except the first and last. 


Genre: Military Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi
Series: The Lost Fleet | Subjects: Series Review
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Series: Codex Alera by Jim Butcher

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I cannot recommend this series. The plot lines of books two through six are so similar that I burnt out on it and even after the final book came out, I debated whether or not to buy it for six months. There are things about the series that are good—the magic system is very interesting and unique. The world is large enough to provide new settings in each book. And the main characters are well-written. The the author’s credit, he really makes his main character struggle and earn it in every book. But the rest was too repetitive for me to rightfully recommend. 


Genre: Fantasy
Series: Codex Alera | Subjects: Series Review
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Series: Daemon by Daniel Suarez

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If you play video games, you must read this series. Only two books long, but absolutely required reading for my fellow gaming geeks out there. It’s a highly plausible future with great characters, social commentary, and excellent integration of existing technology that drives the whole story forward. It’s fast-paced, an easy read, but isn’t hollow. 


Genre: Sci-Fi
Series: Daemon | Subjects: Rich’s Reco’s, Series Review
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Series: Takeshi Kovacs by Richard K. Morgan

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I can’t say enough good things about this series. Each book is distinct and different, yet the threads between them are strong enough to weave a greater narrative. Takeshi is the ultimate anti-hero who answers only to himself—even if his employers think otherwise. Every book is filled with far-future tech embedded in societies that makes sense in the context. That is, there is both cool Sci-Fi tech and believable impacts on humankind from it. 

It’s hard to pick a favorite of this series. After I re-read each one, I decided that one was my favorite. Until I picked up the next one again.


Genre: Sci-Fi
Series: Takeshi Kovacs Trilogy | Subjects: Rich’s Reco’s, Series Review
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