Which Science Fiction Series Should I Read?

Moving on to my final question about what I should read, it’s now science fiction.  This is the list of sci-fi series that I have, so don’t choose these ones!

  • Commonwealth Universe (Commonwealth Saga and Void), by Peter F. Hamilton
  • Dragonriders of Pern, by Anne McCaffrey
  • Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert
  • The Ender Saga, by Orson Scott Card
  • The Grand Tour, by Ben Bova
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
  • Humanity’s Fire, by Michael Cobley
  • Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons
  • In Her Name, by Michael R. Hicks
  • Mars Trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • The Night’s Dawn Trilogy, by Peter F. Hamilton
  • Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Revelation Space, by Alastair Reynolds
  • Ringworld, by Larry Niven
  • The Shadow Saga, by Orson Scott Card
  • Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke

I have some or all of the books in these series.  But I’d like to know what you think I should read.  What other series would you recommend to me? Leave your suggestions in the comments below.

Which Classics Should I Read?

Continuing with my short posts that generate a lot of discussion thanks to allergies and a cold combined (which has now moved to my sinuses, resulting in a nearly constant face-ache), I bring to you another question like the one I asked a few hours ago.

This time, classics. I’m going to start reading William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar today, and I’m thinking about what other classics I could read. But not 19th century. I want older. So, what classics from the 18th century or earlier do you recommend? Keep in mind I’m already reading Shakespeare and Homer.