Your Favourite Incomplete Series

Vince W

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What book series do you love that was never completed or is still unfinished? For me:

Dune Chronicles - Frank Herbert
The War Against the Chtorr - David Gerrold
The Chung Kuo Series - David Wingrove

I know the Chung Kuo is technically complete, however the new expanded version is languishing.
 
The Gormenghast series (at least by Mervyn Peake).
 
Cherryh's Heavy Time/Hellburner duo is great but needs at least a third book. I even mentioned it in an email to her and she said the series had gotten screwed-up by industry issues. They were published by Questar, which was discontinued shortly after the duo came out. At about the same time, she went back to DAW and had maybe her biggest hit with the Foreigner series (though I don't follow that one). And now, with her focus on that, I guess a sequel to Hellburner will always be on the back burner.
 
Not sure if it can be considered as incomplete, but i always felt that had there been enough time, Banks would've given the Culture a good ending. Perhaps sublimation or a nice Equiv Tech war?
 
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Rosemary Kirstein's Steerswoman series - but she is writing the last book, gradually, and has been re-printing the older books, so there is hope

Kate Elliott Jaran series - there is another book planned, but she has simply explained that her other series make her more money so they are getting the attention for now (and it's been about 10 year to date, from memory).
 
Patrick Rothfuss, Kingkiller Chronicles.

I'll state the obvious, George R R Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire.

Scott Lynch, The Gentlemen Bastards series.
Same here.
We share more than being fans of Malazan. (note to self: must look at nixie's fave fantasy books).
 
Not sure if it can be considered as incomplete, but i always felt that had there been enough time, Banks would've given the Culture a good ending. Perhaps sublimation or a nice Equiv Tech war?
Banks said that ideally he would go out after giving the Culture one last huge book but there wasn't time given his diagnosis. Such a shame.
 
Thursday Next by Jasper Fforde.
Nursery Crimes by Jasper Fforde.
Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde.

Anyone sensing a theme here :LOL: ?
 
Octavia Butler's Parable books. I've never had such diverging reactions to a work. Parable of the Sower was one of my all-time favs, then Parable of the Talents was a bleak, depressing, meandering mess. I found out later she intended a 3rd book that she unfortunately did not complete before passing away. I guess I can't call it a favorite because the 2nd book so negatively impacted my enjoyment of the first, but I very much would have liked to read an ending that satisfied for this series.
 
The Seafort Saga by David Feintuch. Before his death Feintuch had completed an eighth novel but it's never seen the light of day. This is a shame really as I read these before the Honor Harrington series and rate them more highly.
 
Kingkiller Chronicles. I am getting up in years and wonder if my eyes will be good enough to read the third book if and when it ever comes out. Heck, I may not even be alive by the time he gets around to it. I said 5 years ago he will never get it done and I stick by that.

He went off touring when he should have been writing. Then I bet his wife jumped his butt about lack of income and made him write "The Slow Regard of Silent Things", which was a way overpriced piece of junk.
 
War and Peace

I have been waiting chuffing ages for the sequel. Honestly, Patrick Rothfuss has nothing on Leo Tolstoy in the manana dept.
 
War and Peace

I have been waiting chuffing ages for the sequel. Honestly, Patrick Rothfuss has nothing on Leo Tolstoy in the manana dept.

There's not a single word on Patrick Rothfuss website that hints at a sequel. Looks like he completely abandoned the series (or writing, for that matter.) Which is a shame, really.
As for Leo Tolstoy, I can't locate his website, but perhaps he is too busy writing the sequel you're so anxious waiting for. Keep your fingers crossed. :D
 

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