Re: Help - Sci Fi/fantasy book series recommendations
The two series I have recommended to people for ages are A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin (the Game of Throne books) and The Hyperion Cantos (Dan Simmons). These are both adult series.
Someone earlier mentioned Roger Zelazny, and his best stuff is excellent as well (the Amber series, This Immortal, Creatures of Light and Darkness, Lord of Light). Zelazny's later work tailed off substantially, though. Zelazny is a much faster read than Martin or Simmons.
Other scifi/fantasy I would recommend:
Snow Crash/The Diamond Age/Cryptonomicon (Stephenson)
Hitchhiker's Guide (Adams)
I agree that The Dark Tower dropped off badly in the later books.
Last edited by PTjvs; 07-24-2013 at 05:35 PM.