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| "Re(5):Book recommendations?" , posted Mon 25 Apr 06:59|
Friedman's Coldfire series, starting with "Black Sun Rising," had a very clever setup in that its world was constantly trying to become more like normal Earth. The scenario was just that settlers sent from Earth awakened from cold sleep in a lonely planet whose seismic energy interacted with people's minds (fears, emotions) to give birth to monsters, and that the inhabitants were seeking ways to make it more like the tame home Earth of their ancestors, through religions and otherwise. Great characters and dialogue, too, and unique.
Goodkind's series that started with "Wizard's First Rule" was another great and fairly realistic scenario, though the word is that it's sort of stalled out the same way Wheel of Time did. But it's a very human, realistic, and often moving fantasy up through the first four or six, at the very least.