Shadowrun Novels

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« on: <12-01-14/0922:40> »
Hey chummers. Finally got around being a cherry boy and posted. got some extra ¥¥ I'm looking to turn into reading material. I'm no corporate stiff, I've got neuromancer under my belt and I've played Shadowrun Returns (and dragonfall), but I'm still street level. Any paperback recommendations?

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« Reply #1 on: <12-01-14/1308:23> »
This thread here would be a good place to start:

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« Reply #2 on: <12-05-14/0116:04> »
The more the merrier!

My general advice is "cast a wide net."  Buy as many as you can, as cheaply as you can, and decide for yourself which ones you like.  There are a few that will be nigh-universally suggested (The Secrets of Power trilogy, anything by Nigel Findley), but for the most part, taste is wildly subjective.  Some folks really dig certain books and characters and writers, other folks hate the same, and both groups are absolutely right (because we're only talking opinion).  The simple truth is only you can decide which paperbacks you dig, and to me the best way to figure that out is to buy as many as possible, while spending as little money as ethical;  eBay time, used book store time, that sort of thing.

I regularly do eBay searches for "Shadowrun lot," to this day, and snatch up whatever I find if it's something I need.  Buy in bulk, buy cheap, and have fun.  There are a lot of stories out there, decide which ones you like!


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« Reply #3 on: <12-05-14/0127:53> »
I recommend The Dragon Heart Saga by Jak Koke. That's where i got my start and i haven't looked back since!
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« Reply #4 on: <12-05-14/0708:38> »
Heartily second Critias' suggestion re eBay. That's exactly what I did several years ago...picked up nearly the entire range for less than $100 and then picked up the stragglers up over the next month or so. At the end, had the complete collection, plus extras (which I in turn, sold off). Deals are out, just takes time ;)


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« Reply #5 on: <12-05-14/0930:12> »
Some of the books are probably available through interlibrary loan at your local public library.  Here's a list of everything that comes up in OCLC using the keyword shadowrun.  Use the number in the OCLC column when filling out the form.
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« Reply #6 on: <12-05-14/1206:35> »
Secrets of Power  Trilogy - Never Deal with a Dragon, Choose Your Enemies Carefully, etc.

2XS, Shadowplay, and House of the Sun by Nigel Findley

Burning Bright by Tom Dowd.