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|Jakse375 ||08 Aug 2015 10:49 a.m. PST|
I've recently unearthed a box of books from my dads garage. In it was Battlefields Beyond Tomorrow. A collection of short stories from the greats. Asimov, Heinlein, Herbert, Clarke, and Drake. Plus many others. I really enjoyed the one by Drake and was thinking of picking up some of the slammers novels. I was wondering if there were certain books I should grab and others to avoid or should I go and get the three volume collection for about $50. USD Is there a chronological way to read the books or are they fairly stand alones within the same universe? Any other opinions offered would be helpful.
| lewis cannon ||08 Aug 2015 11:16 a.m. PST|
I enjoyed them in the pure order of publication.
|nazrat||08 Aug 2015 1:16 p.m. PST|
I bought the three compilations which had everything published and some new stuff. They were great bargains from Amazon! I really didn't care about chronological order since none of them seemed directly related to others much.
|Ed Mohrmann ||08 Aug 2015 6:39 p.m. PST|
Nazrat's pretty close on the mark. I have a bunch of
Slammer's books, some stories repeated, some stand alone
but all of 'em good.
I'm not sure there is a 'begin' to the Slammers' tale,
but there is a sort of end, where Hammer becomes
President of Friesland, which is where the Slammers got
Sorry, I forget the name of that one. It may be
_Paying the Piper_.
|boy wundyr x ||10 Aug 2015 7:38 a.m. PST|
I think the compilation would be the way to go, you don't really need to read them in any order. I don't have them because I have everything through second-hand purchasing except for the stuff written for the compilations. But I'll probably give in someday just to get the new stuff.
|jfleisher||10 Aug 2015 5:53 p.m. PST|
I've seen all three of the Slammers compilations at half price books, you might try there.