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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

September 2013 Nomination Period

Automatic Nominations

Works that received votes in the last poll:

- Who Fears Death - Nnedi Okorafor

Backup Nominations

Works that did not receive votes, which will be included if the ballot is not full:

- N/A

Past (Unsuccessful) Nominees

Works that received no votes in 3 consecutive polls:

- Beyond the Event Horizon - Scott Curtis
- The Magic Engineer - L E Modesitt Jr
- The Quantum Thief - Hannu Rajaniemi

There is nothing to stop an unsuccessful work from being re-nominated.

The poll for September 2013's book club read will open on Monday the 19th of August, and the selection will be declared on Monday the 26th August.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And I'm going to go ahead and re-nominate The Quantum Thief.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a heads up that there will be no Book Club selection in October - because I'm pretty sure I know which book you'll all be reading and discussing in October.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why don't you make that the book club book? Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I just realised that not only am I a few days late for the November poll, but we actually have no nominees for the next book! C'mon folks, throw out some titles you're interested in reading and discussing in a month.

I will offer up:

Blackbirds, by Chuck Wendig (strong language advisory)
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Miriam Black knows when you will die.

Still in her early twenties, she's foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, suicides, and slow deaths by cancer. But when Miriam hitches a ride with truck driver Louis Darling and shakes his hand, she sees that in thirty days Louis will be gruesomely murdered while he calls her name.

Miriam has given up trying to save people; that only makes their deaths happen. But Louis will die because he met her, and she will be the next victim. No matter what she does she can't save Louis. But if she wants to stay alive, she'll have to try.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a bit of a doorstop, but:

Of Armageddon Reef by David Weber

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It follows a group of humans who have settled a planet they name Safehold, far from the reach of an alien race known as the Gbaba which is bent on destroying all humans wherever they are found. While all other human colonies have been destroyed this one was saved by trickery. Over 800 years after the humans land on Safehold an android, Nimue, with the personality of one of the starship officers who helped found the world is revived and discovers that the technology level of the colony has been reset to a primitive level.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm Murrin wrote:
So I just realised that not only am I a few days late for the November poll, but we actually have no nominees for the next book! C'mon folks, throw out some titles you're interested in reading and discussing in a month.


Sorry, I'm re-reading ASOIAF. Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So that'll take you what, a week? You'll have plenty of time for one other book. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm officially re-nominating all of the past unsuccessful nominees.
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