How about Game of Thrones
? It's more of an epic fantasy- Braveheart
and Lord of the Rings
I bought the books (boxset of 4) but I haven't seen much of the tv episodes yet (I'll buy a dvd)... I'm reading the 4th book now! Loving it, but there are times that I have to reread a paragraph or 2 coz my attention span wavers when it gets a little boring.
... and yes, books are meant to be made of paper! I prefer it that way too.
Game of Thrones is nice, though definitely not sci-fi!
It gets pretty heavy though... I like "hard fantasy" stuff, but Game of Thrones can get a little overwhelming sometimes, what with the.. what, 60 different stories going on at once?
But man, I love
sci-fi! Favorite book? That's a tough one... One that instantly jumps to my mind is the Amber Chronicles by Roger Zelazny, though I guess that's also more fantasy than sci-fi... though it has elements of both (and more!). "Epic" doesnt' even begin to describe it, hiiiiiggghhhlllyy recommended to anyone who is into a good, long, out-there adventure!