Continuing on from last time’s 30 Books Series for Boys You Shouldn’t Miss, Part 2, today’s list also features books recommended for boys by boys (and grown-up boys).
- Dark Tower Series – The seven books that make up Stephen King’s Dark Tower Series follow a Gunslinger on his quest toward a physical and figurative tower. The series is inspired by Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and this is reflected in naming and language. Buy: Dark Tower Series
- Dark Elf Trilogy – (Homeland, Exile, Sojourn) Drizzt Do’Urden (from Icewind Dale Trilogy) becomes the main hero in this series. Readers follow Drizzt as he goes to the drow home city, Menzoberranzan and tries to find his place in the world. Along the way he acquires a magical panther called Guenhwyvar. Buy: The Legend of Drizzt Boxed Set, Books I-III
- Star Wars Books – Enough said? Check out Wikipedia’s List of Star Wars Books. Buy: Star Wars Books
- Star Trek Books – Again, I think enough said. Check out Wikipedia’s List of Star Trek Books. Buy: Star Trek Books
- Myth Adventure Series – Robert Asprin’s fantasy novels take a humorous slant on puns. Skeeve is a bumbling magician apprenticed to a demonic teacher stripped of his powers known as Aahz. Together they battle with an insane wizard who is determined to drain the world of magic. Buy: Myth Adventures
- Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – A trilogy in five parts, begins when characters visit a legendary planet called Magrathea, home to a collapsed planet building industry. There they learn about a computer named Deep Thought, built to calculate the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. When Deep Thought revealed the answer to be 42 another computer was designed to calculate the question for the answer. The computer, Earth, was obliterated to make way for a hyperspatial express route minutes before the conclusion of its 10-million-year program. Buy: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
- The Seventh Tower Books – These six books by Garth Nix follow two children from different societies in a world blocked from the sun by a magic Veil. These two children discover an evil long thought vanquished is back threatening their world. The books are as follows: The Fall, Castle, Aenir, Above the Veil, Into Battle, The Violet Keystone.
- The Brain & Brawn Ship Series – From wikipedia:
The stories of this series deal with the various adventures of ‘shell-people’ who, as infants, due to illness or birth defects (genetic or developmental), have had to be hard-wired into a life support system. With sensory input and motor nerves tied into a computer, they serve as starship pilots or colony administrators, seeing and feeling the colony or ship as an extension of their own body. They perform this job to pay off their debt for education and hardware, and then in whatever capacity they choose once the debt is paid, as free agents.
- Dragonriders of Pern – Anne McCaffrey’s science fiction fantasy world combines two genres in one series. Humans and their dragon companions live in fear of thread, a dangerous and lethal material that falls sporadically from space. When thread fails to fall for a long period of time, people forget and when it returns humans and dragons must fight together once more. Buy: Dragonriders of Pern
- Dresden Files – This book series was recently made into a TV series starring Paul Blackthorne and Valerie Cruz. Jim Butcher’s Urban Fantasy series follows Harry Dresden, a wizard working as a paranormal private investigator. Buy: Dresden Files
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