Good Sci-Fi/Fantasy/High fantasy books for intermediate english reader?
Hi. I'm studying English and I like to read a lot. Then I want some recommendation of sci-fi/Fantasy book for the intermediate English reader. Just to have an idea of my English level, I can read articles, like Wikipedia and blogs about different subjects, and news on the internet. I need a kind of simple English book. I don't need a book with very simple English, but a book with not too complex English! Sorry for the mistakes. If I made some mistake here, please correct me, it is very important to me.
- Fittings DocLv 58 years agoFavorite Answer
In SCIENCE FICTION, here are some I (Fittings Doc) would recommend:
“For Love of Mother-Not” (1983 / 256 pages) Alan Dean Foster
(the first book in the “Humanx” series - featuring Pip and Flinx)
"Cross Time Engineer" series - (aka the "Conrad Stargard" series)
by Leo Frankowski
which begins with "The Cross Time Engineer" (1993)
Its even better if you are POLISH as the main character is as well!
This was an eye opening look at how technology could transform a society, and gave some very good descriptions of simple improvements that lead to our own industrial revolution.
I guess you can tell I loved these books.
"Sten" (1982) by Chris Bunch and Allen Cole
(the first book of "The Sten Chronicles")
Sten is orphaned and then recruited into the Eternal Emperor's "Mantis" covert intelligence corps.
"Hammer's Slammers" (1979) by David Drake
(the first book of the "Hammer's Slammers" series)
"On Basilisk Station” (1993 / 448 pages) by David Weber
(the first book in the "Honor Harrington" series)
This Space Navy series has FEMALE lead character. Beyond the Technology of the spacecraft and weapons, the story revolves around interpersonal relationships with which you will be able to identify.
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"Weyr Search" (1967) by Anne McCaffrey
(the first book in the "Dragonriders of Pern" series)
(won a Hugo Award for Best Novella)
This Sci-Fi series is probably the most popular "Dragon" series.
In it flame breathing dragons team with human riders to burn "thread", an Alien organism that will destroy their world if it falls to the ground.
In FANTASY here are some I (Fittings Doc) would recommend:
"The Hobbit" (1937 / 310 pages) by J. R. R. Tolkien
At the suggestion of the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins helps some dwarves steal treasure back from a dragon. The PRECURSOR to "The Lord of the Rings"
“Sir Stalwart” (1999) by Dave Duncan
(first book of the “The King's Daggers” **YA** series)
"Legend” (1984) by David Gemmell (The MASTER of Heroic fantasy)
(first book of the “Drenai Saga”)
Hell EVERYTHING by David Gemmell is worth reading!!!
He is a master at character development and readability.
If you like HEROIC FANTASY, You’ll find you cannot put his books down.
"The First Book of Swords" (1983) by Fred Saberhagen
(first book of the "Books of the Swords" series)
“The Gilded Chain” (1998) by Dave Duncan
(first book of the “Tales of the King's Blades” series)
"Split Infinity" (1980) by Piers Anthony
(first book of the Apprentice Adept series)
"The Riddle-Master of Hed" (1976) by Patricia A. McKillip
(first book of "The Riddle-Master trilogy")
“The Crystal Shard" (1988) by R.A. Salvatore.
(the first book of "The Icewind Dale Trilogy")
“Arrows of the Queen” (1987 / 320 pages) by Mercedes Lackey
(first book of the “Heralds of Valdemar” series)Source(s): 40 years a Sci-Fi / Fantasy fan Over 800 read and counting!
- BabybluedropLv 58 years ago
Gardens and the Warrior of Heaven