Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Recommendations: Let Me Show You My Collection [ASMR]

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***Graphic Novels***

1. The Snow-Piercer (Le Transperceneige) by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette

2. Science Fiction comics from EC Comics

3. Jack Kirby’s work, especially Jack Kirby’s Fourth World

4. Wally Wood: Strange Worlds of Science Fiction

5. Conan Comics, Savage Sword of Conan and Conan the Barbarian by various creators

6. Dragonlance Chronicles by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

7. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: The Newspaper Comic Strips HC, Writer: James Shull, Chris Weber, Karen Willson. Artist: Gerald Forton. Colorist: Connie Schurr

8. The Metabaron : Book 1: The Techno-Admiral & The Anti-Baron: Oversized Deluxe by Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jerry Frissen, Valentin Secher

***My Sci-Fi and Fantasy Recommendations***

1. The Space Trilogy by C. S. Lewis: Out of the Silent Planet (1938), Perelandra (1943), and That Hideous Strength (1945)

2. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

3. The Saga of the Well World series by Jack L. Chalker: Midnight at the Well of Souls, Exiles at the Well of Souls, Quest for the Well of Souls, The Return of Nathan Brazil, Twilight at the Well of Souls.

4. The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

5. Dune by Frank Herbert

6. The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay (?-maybe)

7. The Death Gate Cycle by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman: Dragon Wing (February 1990), Elven Star (November 1990), Fire Sea (August 1991), Serpent Mage (April 1992), The Hand of Chaos (April 1993), Into the Labyrinth (December 1993), The Seventh Gate (September 1994)

***Other Books, What Do You Recommend?***

1. The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe

2. Thrawn trilogy by Timothy Zahn

3. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

4. Discworld by Terry Pratchett

5. Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan

6. Bio of a Space Tyrant by Piers Anthony

7. The last true elf?

8. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King

9. Faerie Tale by Raymond E. Feist

10. A Darkness at Sethanon by Raymond E. Feist

11. Silverthornl by Raymond E. Feist

12. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

13. The Endless Quest books by Rose Estes, Book 1: Dungeon of Dread and Book 2: Mountain of Mirrors

14. Burning Chrome by William Gibson

15. Conan and the Prophecy by Roger E. Moore

16. King’s Dragon by Kate Elliott

17. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

18. Pooh Library Original 4-volume Set, Book by A. A. Milne

19. The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon

20. Forgotten Realms novels by various authors: Realms of the Underdark, Shadow of Doom, Elminster: The Making of a Mage, Crown of Fire, Siege of Darkness, Passage to Dawn

21. The Darksword Trilogy by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman: Forging the Darksword (January 1988), Doom of the Darksword (May 1988), Triumph of the Darksword (September 1988)

22. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

23. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

24. Magician: Apprentice by Raymond Feist

25. Shadow of a Dark Queen by Raymond E. Feist

26. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

27. The Dungeons of Dregnor by Charles Ingrid

28. Magician: Master by Raymond Feist

29. Rise of a Merchant Prince by Raymond E. Feist

30. Prince of Dogs by Kate Elliott

31. Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert

32. Island of the Lizard King by Ian Livingstone

33. Tales of Known Space: The Universe of Larry Niven

34. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

35. Shadow-Maze by Julia and Mark Smith

36. Multiple Dragonlance novels by various authors including Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (see books, begins at 37:00)

37. The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks

38. The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks

39. The Wishsong of Shannara by Terry Brooks

40. High Druid of Shannara by Terry Brooks

41. The Scions of Shannara by Terry Brooks

42. The Talismans of Shannara by Terry Brooks

43. Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy #1 by Kevin J. Anderson

44. Star Wars: The Truce at Bakura by Kathy Tyers

45. Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy (also known as the Heir to the Empire trilogy) by Timothy Zahn: Heir to the Empire (1991), Dark Force Rising (1992), and The Last Command (1999)

46. The Stardance Trilogy by Jeanne Robinson and Spider Robinson

47. Visions of Fantasy: Tales from the Masters by various authors including Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury

48. Masterpieces of Fantasy and Enchantment by various authors, edited by David G. Hartwell

49. The burning stone by Kate Elliott

50. Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson





What Ever says:

I have good memories of The Symphony of Ages series by Elizabeth Haydon and The Three Worlds Cycle series by Ian Irvine, although in both cases I only ever read the first few books of each series in my youth. And now I learn they’re still going on! My most favourite fiction book though has to be Monument by Ian Graham. Not many books have managed to capture a sense of brutality for me, but Monument does it. And now I find out years later that he’s recently written prequels! Man, maybe it’s time to get back into reading. Thanks for awakening these memories in me!

John House says:

Love Robert Heinlein.. I read “Stranger in a Strange Land” in high school (classic, Grok!), but some of his “juvenile” series are great even as an adult. “The Rolling Stones” about a family that travels to space really stuck with me.

Shineon1991 says:

the rift war saga (magician apprentice and master, Silverthorne, and a darkness at sethanon) is an awesome trilogy. got me into fantasy. the mist born trilogy by Branden Sanderson is fantastic. highly recommended. thanks for all the comic recommendations dude.

James Borman says:

I recommend NOI by D. X. Wynne. It has a unique blend of sci-fi, action/thriller, and supernatural elements. A bit slow in the beginning part of the first chapter, but then it really picks up speed. The end is a bit anti-climactic, but a good ending to a great story. I’m surprised it hasn’t been made into a movie yet.

nikc SAVAGERY says:

Why is he wispering?

Eamon Leonard says:

I cannot recommend reading the rest of the Summer Tree enough. It was the first book by Kay that I read, and I enjoyed it a lot. Its the first book of a trilogy, and thus has a slow start because it has to establish so many things, but the way the story comes together across all three books was really great. If you have time you should revisit and try to read it again, because the story really picks up in books 2 and 3. Love your videos!

Baldy Grey says:

Chycho you are the Man, please keep it up brother you are the best non-substance related medication to my anxiety. Really enjoyed your demonstration framing videos, anything in that style would be much appreciated. I am not picky just saying. 🙂

trouty42 says:

Loved Weis & Hickman, I have read everything you’ve shown here by them. And as mentioned by others in the comments, Wheel of Time is my favorite fantasy series of all time. But since others have mentioned these, I will talk about another important book series that you showed here.

“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and its sequels “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe”; “Life, the Universe and Everything”; and “So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish” are must reads. Douglas Adams is a master of satire and these are very humorous and intelligent (and fast) reads. The characters, and the adventures they have, are zany and ridiculous and yet Adams uses these Sci-Fi stories to make very clever and poignant observations on human existence all disguised in his trademarked dry British humor. If you like Monty Python type humor, you’ll love these books.

Two more sequels followed years after the original 4 books, I’d say they’re not as important to read but “Mostly Harmless” is still fun if you’re feeling nostalgic for new “Hitchhiker” stories. The last book, “And Another Thing…” I have not read as it was written and published years after Adams’s death.

*Edited for syntax, punctuation and grammar, because I’m a nerd. 🙂

Dividual Music says:

Just starting the video but expecting to fall asleep. If you haven’t read Philip K. Dick. “Ubik” is a good start.

Jason blodgett says:

Asks softly, “Why are we whispering”?

The Story of Jason Griffin Book Series says:

My books are a metaphysical fantasy series. If you are into that please subscribe to my channel and check them out on Amazon.

Rodo says:

Chycho I recommend you a couple of my favorites . “The Neverending Story” By Michael Ende and The “Artemis Fowl” saga by Eoin Colfer. Great video as always.

DUDE on a Map says:

Nine princes of Amber by Roger Zelanzy best series I ever read.

SickLid says:

Gary Gibson

henri Poisot says:

I think you would love books by Dmitry Glukhosky, the main one are called Metro 2033 and 2034 it is some amazing post apo litterature

Casey's Law says:

I’m a bit late but I definitely want to add another vote for Discworld. I’ve only read a few but I adored them, my uncle read them all and he was a hard man to please. In a similar vein, Douglas Adam’s The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy(A Trilogy of Five) is a must read and you already have the most important first book, everyone I know who’s read it loves it.

If you’re looking for something a little different and would like to try something that isn’t in the form of a novel then I’d recommend picking up at rulebook for Warhammer 40,000, Necromunda or Corvus Belli;s Infinity. They include lots of lore that are wonderful introductions to those settings and are accompanied by some beautiful artwork. You can probably pick up older copies quite cheaply in some cases. I’d recommend the 3rd Edition of Warhammer 40,000 rulebook which had a huge impact on me and really any of the Necromunda or Infinity rule books, the latter of which is stunning near future science fiction with obvious anime inspirations.

More conventionally, I’d recommend Asimov’s Foundation series and The Forever War series by Joe Haldeman. Both are totally gripping, it’s hard to finish one book without immediately starting the following one. Also I think you may well have read this but if you only have an hour to spare then Abbott’s Flatland is fantastic, short and sweet. Lastly, I think it’s more aimed at young teens but I remember really loving Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve when I was growing up, it takes place in a very vivid world.

I’m sure I missed something important but those are the ones that spring to mind. Thank you for all of your recommendations! I think those Forgotten Realms books might be DnD novels or a similar franchise by the way.

wazrasta says:

I really like the way you say fantastic XD

Jay Aliaga says:

enders game series and another fine myth series! Awesome video!!

Colin Elliott says:

I really love The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede

This is the Zodiac speaking says:

Your Game of Thrones book is good.

Łukasz Wojtak says:

Wounderful collection. Listening about books awakens my couriosity and relaxes me. Already want to read all Your books 🙂 A little lack in reading so I can’t give any serious suggestions now. Want to read “The Wheel of Time” so badly to see if I love it more than Lord of the Rings.

TheBr1gand says:

Chycho – you should read pretty much anything by David Gemmell. I think you’d really like those books, he’s a late great British author who sadly died of cancer a few years ago. I too am kind of a slow reader but I find his writing easy to speed through. If you get the chance then I’d recommend you start with either Legend or Waylander.

Vanessa Buttino says:

One thing I really appreciate about those old paperbacks is that they clearly list the Book # on the front cover.

G. Corbin says:

Hey Chycho! I was wondering if you’d be interested in conjuring a video about Physics, Astronomy, Cosmology, Einstein’s theories (for example), or another technical piece in the format you usually do? I’d be highly interested in it, I really enjoy your videos. Not a worry if not, or if you have other plans for future content. I will keep my eyes peeled though. Thank you! Keep up the great work!

oberstul says:

I don’t think you listed it, but I whole-heartily recommend Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence.

allison01ful says:

“the voices of time ” jg ballard , highly recommend it !

Bill says:

When you mentioned you were a Conan reader, I was surprised. When you said Dune was your #1 fantasy, I subscribed.

kovacsss says:

I cant recomend highly enough The Acts of Caine series By Mathew Woodring Stover. Perfect mix of fantasy and sci fi and superb writing. Oh and anything by Joe Abercrombie, seriously. I add my vote to whoever recomended Altered Carbón (read The books before The Netflix show begins!). Keep Up The great work Chycho!

cookster2471 says:

Have you ever read flatlands? It’s abit mathmatiacal, abit philosophical and abit arty good quick read

Tommy says:

I’m not sure if it’s amazing, but definitely worthwhile to read, the classic Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I feel like it’s more relevant now than it ever has been.

Patrick McCutcheon says:

I would like to recommend the author Piers Anthony and his series Incarnations of Immortality, as well as any of the Xanth novels, like Spell for a Chameleon.

SunbeamsSting says:

Thanks for the  Recommendation list. It looks almost like Don Lawrence did The Savage Sword of Conan Volume 19 TPB  cover. I have all the Storm (from Don Lawrence) comic books.

Zactar says:

I cannot recommend The Culture series by Iain M Banks enough. Amazing spacefaring sci-fi!

Dyvi North says:

The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb
The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss
The Traitor Son Cycle by Miles Cameron

Victor Oliveira says:

He man fucking rules

Solomon Kenji says:

The Shadow Of What Was Lost by James Islington. Only just started it but it’s a good read.

Evil Cuteness says:

I recommend “When H.A.R.L.I.E. Was One”.

rcwicked10 says:

Have you read A Game of Thrones yet? Just recently finished it, found it quite immersive and enjoyable. I’ll start reading Dune on your advice of finishing the book you’re currently reading and immediately picking it up.

Eric Birkelbach says:

Sorry, didn’t read all of the comments so don’t know if anyone recommended this one: ‘A Canticle For Leibowitz’ by Walter M. Miller. Probably my favorite Sci-Fit book & one of my favorite books in general.

Garrett Gonzales says:

Love all your knowledge and recommendations

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