Master LitRPG Recommendations Thread

Discussion in '2018 LitRPG Books - New Releases' started by Paul Bellow, May 19, 2017.

  1. Paul Bellow

    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member LitRPG Author Shop Owner Citizen

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    Long, juicy list of recommended LitRPG and discussion, suggestions...

    If you're brand new and want to know the best place to start, go here.
     
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    Great stuff, thanks @Paul Bellow

    Since I'm still new to LitRPG I wanted a thread to talk about books, both fantasy and sci-fi, that relate to the genre and that would make a great addition to any fan's bookshelf.

    Of course, authors are also welcome to talk about their own books here and discuss the authors, books and series that have inspired them.

    The first one I want to recommend is Snow Crash. Not only is it one of my favourite books, but it's by one of my favourite authors: Neal Stephenson. For those that don't know him, he is "an American writer and game designer" whose novels have been categorized as "science fiction, historical fiction, cyberpunk, postcyberpunk, and baroque." (Wiki)

    A short description of Snow Crash from Goodreads: "In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. Snow Crash is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous…you’ll recognize it immediately."

    This is one of my all-time favourite books and should be considered a precursor to the LitRPG genre. It is hilarious, outrageous and whether you love it or not, you will never forget it.
     
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    By the way, thanks to @Readsalot for the idea on this thread. Makes it easier to handle, I think.

    Look forward to seeing all the recommendations!
     
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    Writer recommendations that you would like others to help beg to do a LitRPG Book.

    For me: Mark Tufo and Rick Gualtieri :)
     
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    Started reading The Way of the Shaman by Vasily Mahanenko and got completely hooked. Literally read night and day and then... The ending of that fifth book!

    Although, quite honestly, I think Mahan was a bit of an idiot. How he didn't see that coming I have no idea.

    Really hope it doesn't take long for book 6 and 7 to be translated.

    Will post a more in-depth review later. Sufficient to say I think it is a great series and a lot of fun to read.
     
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    Ditto on getting hooked with that series, @Readsalot

    Dat ending tho! I really enjoyed how the stakes have risen as a result.
     
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    Has anybody read The Land (Chaos Seeds) series by Aleron Kong? Would you recommend it? I picked up the first book and read the first two pages, then immediately dropped it. When every sentence ends in an exclamation mark I just can't read a book, it's too distracting.
     
  8. WildAzazel

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    I am starting it today on audio. I'll let you know how it goes. I should be able to listen to it for 2-3 hours while I'm working.
     
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    Thanks, I'd appreciate it. I read 2 chapters of Dragon's Wrath by Brent Roth and then dropped it as well. For some reason the main character decided to voice his every thought out loud - while out on a hunt in the middle of the wilderness.
     
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    I've gotten about 2 hours in. It's not as bad being on audio as it comes off if you are reading it yourself. The narrator definitely brings it personality. It's an alright opening but so far it's not as good as some others I've listened to. While having a good 20 LitRPGs to compare it to and say that it hasn't got that grab you by the collar and pull you along feel, I am not willing to stop listening to it. It's good enough to pass the time and will commit at least to the end of the book. to see fi the character fleshes out and if it has anything that I haven't heard before. I mean, it does have a reputation for being one of the best from what I've heard and seen on facebook so I have a feeling that it will be worth it within a couple more hours of listening. It's a little over 10 hrs on audio.
     
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    Ah, well, I hope you enjoy the book but I think I'll give it a miss. I prefer reading to listening to audio books.

    It's probably just a personal thing, but I can't stand it when three or four out of every five sentences end in an exclamation mark in a book.
     
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    Has anyone read Fayroll? I think it is the beat russian LitRPG book. What do you think?
     
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    Haven't tried it but there is one for sure way to put it in my que. By saying it is the best russian LitRPG. Please, don't everyone take advantage of my weakness now that its out. lol
     
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    I have it on my kindle ready to go. Soon, soon.
     
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    Maybe you can recommend me some good LitRPG books, please? I am quite new in it.
     
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    I would like to know your opinion about it when you read it :)
     
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    Take a look at my profile. I have a list of those I have finished reading thus far. So far, I haven't finished anything I haven't fully enjoyed in the genre. I have tried out several and didn't make it past the first 2 chapters.
     
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    Thank you c:
     
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    Sorry for the question out of the topic, but does anyone know any contests on LitRPG world? I have found only one in Fayroll universe. But my friends and I want to participate in other too.
    Maybe any contests of the publishing house?
     
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