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Old November 18 2012, 06:40 PM   #1
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January 2013 SF&F Book Club Nominations

I tried this either this year or last year, but I really want to do it this time. I want to give everyone who wants to join in ample time to go buy or borrow the book that we decide on.

Rules:
  • Nominate a book that you would like to read
  • Second a book if you would like to read that book as well
  • Books with the most votes will get a voting thread sometime next month
  • Must be science fiction, fantasy, supernatural, etc.
  • Must be a standalone novel or the first in a series
  • Must be widely available in paperback
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Old November 18 2012, 07:15 PM   #2
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Re: January 2013 SF&F Book Club Nominations

There are two ways to go with this... all-time classics that many will have read [but perhaps not in a while and therefore worth rereading] or lesser-known but still great ones that fewer will have read.

In the first category I'd suggest something like The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress or Rendevous With Rama...

Or do we go with someone more modern like Le Guin, Silverberg or Gene Wolfe, for example?

Or actually modern like Neal Stephenson, etc.?
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Old November 18 2012, 08:07 PM   #3
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Re: January 2013 SF&F Book Club Nominations

Starbreaker wrote: View Post
I tried this either this year or last year, but I really want to do it this time. I want to give everyone who wants to join in ample time to go buy or borrow the book that we decide on.

Rules:
  • Nominate a book that you would like to read
  • Second a book if you would like to read that book as well
  • Books with the most votes will get a voting thread sometime next month
  • Must be science fiction, fantasy, supernatural, etc.
  • Must be a standalone novel or the first in a series
  • Must be widely available in paperback
You did try this a couple years ago. The choice was The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, which I finally got around to reading last summer. I would suggest rather than making a monthly book club have a new book every three or four months--us older guys don't have much time for personal reading.
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Old November 18 2012, 11:26 PM   #4
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Re: January 2013 SF&F Book Club Nominations

A book every three months might be more realistic. I was thinking about going with some of the lesser-known SF masterworks like Roadside Picnic or The Drowned World, etc. There's a lot to choose from.
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