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Books with a MFZ feel

Postby The Hydromancer » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:53 am

Recently read the first two books of The Expanse, and the first book in the new John Scalzi series The Collapsing Empire. Both series offer a great take on space based economics, logistics, fighting for/controlling natural resources, and the realities of extra planetary politics. The second series even has a MFZ like setting of far flung colonies connected by naturally forming jumpgate like phenomenon. I highly recommend both series to anyone looking for ideas that could easily be adapted to the MFZ setting, stories set in a MFZ like world, or just good space dramas.

As a bonus, The Expanse is also a show on ScyFy that while i haven't watched yet, I hear really good things about!
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Re: Books with a MFZ feel

Postby VitorFaria » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:41 pm

That seems really interesting, gonna look it up!
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Re: Books with a MFZ feel

Postby CmdrRook » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:13 pm

Hal Clement's works, "Half Life" and "The Nitrogen Fix," are worth a look.
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Re: Books with a MFZ feel

Postby Mantisking » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:01 pm

Back in the day I did a review of a comic called Hellcyon. It has elements that are relevant to MFZ.
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Re: Books with a MFZ feel

Postby VitorFaria » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:54 pm

Originally designed to run four issues, due to scheduling problems, only three were released.


Woah, that's kinda of sad, the comic book industry can be a mess sometimes!
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Re: Books with a MFZ feel

Postby Atavism » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:41 am

B.V. Larson's "Mech" series of E-books reminds me of a homebrew solar calendar. The primary conflict is humans vs. tyranids, essentially, and it is actually a little light on the mechs, but it does include a race of people riding brain slugs! The series is a weird blend of humor and action and horror, and its cheap enough that you won't have much buyer's remorse if it turns out I just don't have any taste!
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Re: Books with a MFZ feel

Postby Francisco Duarte » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:29 pm

Hey! Maybe I'm a little late to the conversation, but I did start my writing career with some Battletech fanfiction, including two novellas for the Living Legends project. Maybe not exactly MFZ feel, but I did enjoy exploring the gray areas of human conflict and big mech battles.

https://www.deviantart.com/s7alker117/a ... -297987718
https://www.deviantart.com/s7alker117/a ... -347262791

https://www.deviantart.com/s7alker117/a ... -215714527
https://www.deviantart.com/s7alker117/g ... Brown-Eyes

The last one is a multi-parter, all the chapters are on the forth link. Actually, Wonderful Brown Eyes may be what you're looking for, in a way, as it is not as lore-heavy as most BT fiction and has a focus on small teams of mostly light mechs.

Maybe you'll enjoy reading these if you're looking for easily accessible mecha fiction. :)
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