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    Suzanne-Marie
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    @ Etruscan
    Hi!!
    No,another new author for me to check out !!
    Thank you for your recommendation!!
    Under the Rabbit Hole by J.D.Robb
    is short stories loosely inspired by Alice In Wonderland, one of the short stories is Fallen, by R.C. Ryan

    Warm Hugs!!

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    Zexious
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    The Garth Nix “Abhorsen Trilogy” is another good one!

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    merrillannwhite
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    McCaffrey and Tolkien are definitely at the top of my list.  Most of my favorites are already on here.  I would add R. A. McAvoy (especially <i>Tea With the Black Dragon</i>), Larry Niven, Patricia Briggs, Orson Scott Card and if you like military sci-fi, David Weber and John Ringo.  I also like Lorna Freeman’s books, but it has been so long since the last one, I am not sure she will ever finish her series.  It needs at least 1 more book to tie up loose ends.  David Brin is good too.  I especially liked <i>The Postman.  </i>(If you saw the movie, don’t worry, it has little relation to the book.)

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    etruscan
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    The Miles Vorkosigan books by Lois McMaster Bujold (The Warrior’s Apprentice and subsequent titles) are good if you like space opera.

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    GardenNinja
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    The Miles Vorkosigan books by Lois McMaster Bujold (The Warrior’s Apprentice and subsequent titles) are good if you like space opera.

    One of my all time favorite science fiction books is Falling Free by McMaster Bujold. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it. It is set in the same universe, but a very long time before the Vorkosigan books.

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    etruscan
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    The Miles Vorkosigan books by Lois McMaster Bujold (The Warrior’s Apprentice and subsequent titles) are good if you like space opera.

    One of my all time favorite science fiction books is Falling Free by McMaster Bujold. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it. It is set in the same universe, but a very long time before the Vorkosigan books.

    Yes, someday I’ll read that one.  I recently got copies of “Shards of Honor” and “Barrayar”, so I seem to be working backwards from the Miles books.

    As you probably know, “Diplomatic Immunity” is set on the quaddie worlds and Nichol, a quaddie musician, appears in “Labyrinth” as well as in “Diplomatic Immunity”.

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    GardenNinja
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    Yeah, I started to mention that, then realized I had no idea what the titles were. I don’t actually own many of them, just Falling Free and Cordelia’s Honor (Shards of Honor and Barrayar omnibus). My brother introduced me to them in the 1990’s. He had all the ones then publised, and loaned them all to me at the same time. So once he pointed out the chronology in the back, I was able to read them in the universe’s chronological order. I actually read Ethan of Athos first because I had looked at the copyright dates. I think it was the strong female main character in Shards and Barrayar that really drew me in to the whole series. Ethan of Athos was a little strange. It is contemporary to Miles, but neither he nor Cordelia are in it.
    I continue to get all the new ones after my brother has read them.

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    etruscan
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    Ethan of Athos definitely is different, or imaginative if you prefer that.  I was interested to see Ellie Quinn on her own in that one, and the way that Bujold included bits of the plot line as a background element when she wrote Cetaganda.

    I have an omnibus volume (Miles, Mystery & Mayhem) with Ethan of Athos and Cetaganda, plus “Labyrinth”.  Many of the Miles stories have been combined into omnibus books, and I would like to see an omnibus with Falling Free and Diplomatic Immunity since they both deal with quaddies, but I don’t know whether one will be produced.

    P.S.  I have not read either Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance or Admiral Joule and the Red Queen.

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