FYMP Podcast #12 – The Book Brain Dump: Sci-fi & Fantasy


In this podcast Matt and Khemit talk about their favorite lesser known science fiction and fantasy book series’. If you’ve been looking for a new (or old) series to read, this is the episode for you. We start with a discussion of classic fantasy, move on to classic sci-fi, and then give our top picks. Let us know if we mention your favorites or miss any must-read series’!

Timestamp Recap
(00:45) A comic book tangent to start
(03:56) Book recommendations – genre: Fantasy
(29:05) Book recommendations – genre: Sci-Fi
(45:26) Our top recommendations

Stories Discussed
Books – Shatterpoint. Blade of Tyshalle, Xanth series, Incarnations of Immortality series, On a Pale Horse, Belgarath the Sorcerer, The Elenium series, Dragon Prince, Sunrunner’s Fire, Dragonriders of Pern series, The Death Gate Cycle, Dragon Wing, Elven Star, The Riftwar Saga, Magician: Apprentice, Magician: Master, A Darkness at Sethanon, Hollow Man, Hyperion, Fall of Hyperion, Gateway, Ringworld, Samaria series, When True Night Falls, I am Legend, Daemon, Freedom™, Another Fine Myth, Phule’s Company, Last and First Men, Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge, The Illustrated Man, The Long Rain, The Long Walk, The Running Man, The Gods Themselves, More Than Human, Baby is Three, To Marry Medusa, The Forever War
Comics – Low, Deadly Class
CreatorsRick Remender, Matthew Woodring Stover, Piers Anthony, Melanie Rawn, Anne McCaffrey, Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Raymond Feist, Dan Simmons, Richard Matheson, Olaf Stapleton, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Richard Bachman, Theodore Sturgeon, Joe Haldeman, Michael Moorcock

Dis/Honorable Mention
Books – Blade of Tyshalle, Heroes Die, A Spell for Chameleon, Castle Roogna, With a Tangled Skein, The Black Company series, Dragonlance series, Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Ringworld Engineers, The Ring, Fountains of Paradise, Rendezvous with Rama, Archangel, The Alleluia Files, Star Maker, The Lies of Locke Lamora, Red Seas Under Red Skies
Movies – Hollow Man
Creators –  David & Leigh Eddings, Glen Cook, Larry Niven, Stephen Baxter, Arthur C. Clarke, Sharon Shinn, C.S. Friedman, Daniel Suarez, Douglas Adams, Scott Lynch
TV – Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Comics – The Forever War

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