Questions tagged [suggested-order]

For questions asking about the suggested reading or watching order for a series or franchise. If asking specifically for the chronological ordering, use the [chronological-order] tag instead.

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Which Star Wars book series takes place immediately after Episode 6?

Having read very little Star Wars fiction, yet being a fan of the series, I've decided after watching a Star Wars marathon of all of the movies that I'd start reading the novels to continue the story. ...
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What order should the Chronicles of Narnia books be read in?

I've heard a lot of good things about C.S. Lewis's series "The Chronicles of Narnia." But I don't know what order I should read them in. Should I read them in the order they were written/published, or ...
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In what order should I watch the various Stargate TV Series?

I am unfamiliar with the (multiple) Stargate shows and films, other than the movie which I saw a while ago. I want to try watching the series to see if it is something that I like. What are the non-...
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Is there an official Marvel Cinematic Universe viewing order?

I'm planning on re-watching the currently-released 5 Marvel films prior to seeing The Avengers. Have Marvel released any sort of official viewing order? Captain America: The First Avenger seems like ...
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What is the order/timeline for Neal Asher's “Polity” novels?

I just finished Brass Man by Neal Asher. I'm hooked and have a couple of questions on the "Polity" novels: Is there a preferred order to the novels (publication? internal timeline? other?)
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X-Men Story/Chronology 2000 - 2010

I used to be a big fan of the comics, and I am really interested in getting back in. Where should I start reading from 2000 to 2010, there are so many different side stories now I find it really ...
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Where should I start with Star Trek? (TV series only, not the movies) [duplicate]

I haven't seen any of the stuff in the Star Trek franchise, except for one of the movies, and now I want to remedy the situation. I am not interested in the movies, just the TV series. However, since ...
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Where to start if I want to get into certain DC comics?

I'm a Marvel boy to the core. Never really read anything outside of the Marvel Universe other than a few things here and there of DC. Now that some DC movies are getting made, I wanted to get into ...
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Recommended order of Ringworld novels

Larry Niven's novel Ringworld is, according to wikipedia, "followed by three sequels, and preceded by four prequels". 1) Is it a good idea to read all of them (or is there another Star Warsgate ...
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In the Vorkosigan Saga, which books are essential to familiarize a new reader to these particular characters?

Non-spoilerish, other than "something happens in Cryoburn," but this question is probably best answered by readers of that book. Please keep your answers non-spoilerish as well. There are (more or ...
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What is the viewing order of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica?

I have watched a few random episodes of BSG here and there and really enjoyed it, but now I want to do it right. I want to go back to the start, and watch it all the way through. I understand there ...
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Earthsea — Suggested order for Reading/Watching

I am wondering what books and what the suggested reading order is for the Earthsea stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, and which ones have videographic adaptations (movies, miniseries, OVAs). Please also ...
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Can I skip these books in the Magician/Riftwar series?

The official site provides the recommended reading order for Raymond E. Feist's "Magician" series / Riftwar Universe. I've read the first three (Magician, Silverthorn, Sethanon) and have just had a ...
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What is the correct reading order for Stephen King's 'Dark Tower' series (updated)?

There are a considerable number of properties relating to Stephen King's Dark Tower; The original novels as well as various media such as a prequel and sequel-comic series, short stories, mentions in ...
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Is there *any* sci-fi series of works where consuming it in order of publication results in spoilers? [closed]

I've seen a lot of questions on here about chronological order versus the published order of books and the best way to read a series. While I understand the desire to create order, are there any ...
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Liaden reading order

I read Low Port by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller and liked it a lot. Now I want to read the novels. The English Wikipedia gives the correct order as Agent of Change < Conflict of Honors < Carpe ...
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What is the chronological reading order for the Dragonlance novels?

Years ago I read the original Dragonlance Chronicles along with the Legends series, Tales, Meetings Sextet and so on... Now, years later, I have decided that I would like to reread the original ...
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Rereading of Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks and chapter order

I just finish Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks. This book is written in a peculiar way that makes it a non-straightforward read, and I'm wondering how different an impression a second read would leave. ...
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Reading order for Dragonlance?

I wanted to try out more of Weis and Hickman's works(I liked the Deathgate Cycle very much), and I decided to do it with Dragonlance. Since there are a lot of books in the series, can somebody clarify ...
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Do these Neal Stephenson books have a recommended chronological order?

I've had "In the Beginning...was the Command Line" by Neal Stephenson on my Amazon Wish list for a while, but I do realize it's not much of a science fiction / fantasy book (still going to get it some ...
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Reading Order for Heinlein's “World as Myth” Books

Starting with Number of the Beast Heinlein began the systematic incorporation of most of his great novels into a single multiverse. Additionally, he included works by other authors in this multiverse. ...
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What episodes of Doctor Who should I watch first? [closed]

My question is related to the one about what older episodes to watch, but comes from a total beginner's point of view. I've heard wonders about Doctor Who and I've become interested in watching it. ...
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Which Discworld book to start a newbie on [closed]

If you were going to loan one Terry Pratchett book from the Discworld series to someone, which book would you use?
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Did Steven Brust say there is no particular reading order for his Vlad Taltos novels?

I remember reading (or reading about) a remark by Steven Brust about his Vlad Taltos novels, in which he, rather than suggesting a reading order, advised against looking for a preferred order and ...
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What's the best order to read HP Lovecraft's novels?

I've always been interested in the Cthulhu mythos and I wanted to get into HP Lovecraft's books. What is the best book to start with? I know that Cthulhu was first mentioned in Lovecraft's Call of ...
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What order should Asimov's Foundation series be read in?

I believe that Asimov himself recommended reading them in chronological order, however I read them in the order that they were published and think that this is the best way to do it. What is the ...
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Reading “The Judging Eye” by R Scott Bakker without reading “The Prince of Nothing” series

A few months ago I was given a copy of The Judging Eye. It's been a great book, but it was obvious right away that I had a lot to catch up on. At the end of the book was a quick 6 page review which ...
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What is the reading order of Shannara series?

I've gotten several recommendations to read the Shannara books by Terry Brooks in the past, but now that I look on Wikipedia, I've found that the books make up several different trilogies and ...
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Reading order of the Vorkosigan Saga

What is the recomended reading order for the Vorkosigan Saga? Publishing order or is there a better ordering, because I think there is more than one story line? It's next on my "sagas" list, so I'd ...
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Should I read Elantris before reading Warbreaker? [duplicate]

As far as I know, those two are set in the same world, but tell a different story, is that correct? I know that Elantris came out first, but it's not available for Kindle and Warbreaker is freely ...
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Andre Norton's “Witch World” reading order

Does any one know if there is a suggested order, other than chronological - by the published date, for reading Andre Norton's "Witch World" series?
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Glitter Band to Rust Belt - When?

So I got into Alastair Reynolds. A while ago, I stumbled over Redemption Ark, found the blurb on the back interesting, and bought it. After reading it, I went back and bought Pushing Ice, too. After ...
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In what order should the Dune follow up books be read?

I have read all of Frank Herbert's Dune books twice now, and was never all that interested in Brian Herbert's follow ups "House of..." and "Legends of...". Are these best read in publication order, ...
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Reading order for the Lensman books

I tried to read Triplantary when I was younger, and gave up on the book pretty quickly. I've recently found out that the first two books in the series, Triplanetary and First Lensman, were written as ...
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In what order should the Star Wars movies be watched?

Please don't lynch me, but I've never sat through an entire Star Wars film. I'm aware that the 3 (new) films are technically prequels, but I feel strange watching 3 new films then 3 old films? Do I ...
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As a newly minted Doctor Who fan, which DVDs of the older episodes should I start with? [closed]

I never paid much attention to Dr. Who while growing up, but have become addicted to it with the BBC reboot over the last few years. Now I'm interested in going back to see what I missed. So I went ...
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Moorcock reading order, Can I start reading Moorcock with the Dancers at the End of Time series?

Where should some one start and how should someone proceed with reading Michael Moorcock? Elric? Nowhere specific? A very specific order? I am asking because there are stories with different ...
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What order should I be reading the Discworld books in?

I've read some of the Discworld books, and they were referencing each other in an order different than what I've been reading. If I wanted to maintain chronology, and get all of the back references, ...
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How to read the Foreigner Universe

I have read the first trilogy in C.J. Cherryh's Foreigner universe and found them to be excellent. It's been a while, though, so I'm re-reading them. I've also discovered that there are actually four ...
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Asimov - Start with Foundation or Robots

I want to start and (this time) finish the two Asimov series I have: the Foundation books (trilogy in fact) and the Robots cycle. Is there a particular order between those two series or are they ...
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What was the original intended order of the episodes of Firefly?

I know the Firefly episodes were originally aired out of the order that Joss Whedon intended, and that many fans think this contributed to the show's early cancellation. Looking at Firefly on Netflix,...
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What is the best place to start Warhammer 40k?

I've got three omnibus books containing 9 total Warhammer 40,000 stories. Before I mention which ones I've got, which book would you recommend as a good place to start the series?
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What is the order/timeline for Iain M. Banks “Culture” novels?

I just finished Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks....I'm hooked and have a couple of questions on the Culture novels: Is there an order to the novels (preferred or otherwise) ? What is the timeline ...
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What else should I be reading to make better sense of Cyclonopedia?

I've been slowly working my way through Reza Negarastani's fantastic Cyclonopedia the past few weeks, and while I'm thoroughly enjoying it, I can't help but think there's substantial material that's ...
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What's the recommended reading order of the Ender Wiggin books?

The series that starts with Ender's Game has a parallel series that starts with Ender's Shadow. The graph of the timeline is... well... complicated. Does it make more sense if you read them in the ...

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