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grandad_rufus

Looking for stories similar to:-
Gold by Bigzeke
Lucky Jim 1 & 2 and Terran Trader by FantasyLover
Recluse & Ghost by Dual Writer
BEYOND THE MIRROR by K Pelle.

I am sure you see the pattern here

Any recommendations welcome - even if I have already read them, I may need to add to my favourites list!

Regards G_R

LonelyDad

At least half of Oyster50's stories are about community. The others are good to read just by themselves as well

http://storiesonline.net/a/oyster50
http://storiesonline.net/universe/711/smart-girls

Start with these:
http://storiesonline.net/s/69007/cindy
http://storiesonline.net/s/70172/nikki
http://storiesonline.net/s/69095/christina

Replies:   grandad_rufus  oyster50
LonelyDad

Dual Writer's Florida Friends cycle is also about an extended community. That set will keep you busy for a while.

grandad_rufus

@LonelyDad

At least half of Oyster50's stories are about community. The others are good to read just by themselves as well


Sorry to have to admit that I found Oyster's stories a bit "formulaic" - I enjoyed the first two or three I read, then found them less so.

Thanks for the reply though

Regards G_R

Replies:   helmut_meukel
grandad_rufus

Dual Writer's Florida Friends cycle is also about an extended community. That set will keep you busy for a while.


I have not tried those yet, will make a start soon though

Thanks G_R

Replies:   docholladay
docholladay

@grandad_rufus

I have not tried those yet, will make a start soon though


What I like was while the MC's tend to end up with a harem. Its the women who both create it and tend to add more members. It might seem like the man is in control at times, but even the mc's admit its the women who rule.

helmut_meukel

@grandad_rufus

Sorry to have to admit that I found Oyster's stories a bit "formulaic" - I enjoyed the first two or three I read, then found them less so.


Hmmm, I started with Cindy, Nikki and Christina (don't remember which was first). They are different with many similarities, and if I had read more similar stories then my verdict would probably be: "formulaic", but these 3 stories are the foundation of the following "Community" series. "Community", "Community Too" and the actual "Community Three Sigma".

I like his "Smart Girls" universe.

HM.

richardshagrin

I suppose boy meets girl is a little formalistic, but there are a lot of highly rated stories on that theme. How about Romeo and Juliet? Of course boy loses girl and girl loses boy, mutual suicide, but it starts formalistic. And Oyster has robots and flying and music and cooking. And a really big cast of characters.

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@richardshagrin

How about Romeo and Juliet?


Boy meets girl.

Parents try to break up boy and girl because the two sets of parents don't get along.

Girl fakes suicide.

Boy thinking that girl is dead commits suicide in despair.

Girl discovers boy's real suicide and commits suicide for real.

Replies:   JohnBobMead
JohnBobMead

@Dominions Son

Best summation of Romeo & Juliet _ever_. And precisely why I _don't_ like the story. I can get depressed on my own without help, thank you very much, I want my fiction to make me feel better.

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@JohnBobMead

I can get depressed on my own without help, thank you very much, I want my fiction to make me feel better.


A Tragedy can work if it leaves you thinking "Well, my life isn't quite that bad".

A few of Shakespear's tragedies, Romeo and Juliet included, tend more towards inspiring the thought "Okay, let's just burn the whole world down and get it over with already."

LonelyDad

In the case of Romeo and Juliet, it is more a 'this is what can happen when people let unreasonable hatreds fester and grow rather than get over them'. To paraphrase the Prince's soliloquy at the end of the 1968 movie version: 'All are punished', the parents for their enmity, and the Prince for letting it go on so long without stopping it.

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@LonelyDad

In the case of Romeo and Juliet, it is more a 'this is what can happen when people let unreasonable hatreds fester and grow rather than get over them'.


Which you can see happening everywhere in the real world, which quickly leads to "Okay, let's just burn the whole world down and get it over with already."

oyster50

@LonelyDad

LD-

Thanks for the plug!

Oyster

Replies:   LonelyDad
LonelyDad

@oyster50

I always try to spread the word on my favorite authors.

cantamelon
Updated:

COMMUNE by Laszlo is a good one.

I second the nomination of Florida Friends series.

Replies:   grandad_rufus
grandad_rufus

@cantamelon

I second the nomination of Florida Friends series.


Am reading, and enjoying, the first one of these - Thanks for the recommendation

Regards G_R

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