Some great suggestions there. Thnx!!!
I've read a bit of Abnett but not the Eisenhorn stuff...will check it out.
I agree with you guys about the classics - Dune, Conan (devoured these), John Carter, PK Dick, Covneant, Foundation, Jack Vance's series, Moor****'s The Eternal Champ stuff, Earthsea Trilogy, Neuromancer and co. (in fact if you haven't already checked it out I recommend George Alec Effinger's first book "When Gravity Fails"), but few books have captured my interest the way these oldies but goodies had.
I liked Cook's Black Company at first but lost interest as the series went on.
I tried Hyperion but had a tough time getting into it, maybe I'll pluck it off the shelf and give it another go, sometimes you just have to be in the right headspace.
Has anyone read Gene Wolf's Shadowclaw? Reactions?
Also if you haven't read Altered Carbon or Snowcrash, and you're into Blade Runner-esque Sci-fi, I highly recommend both. Anyone like other books in this genre?