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Thread: May/June '10 SF BOTM Nominations
April 4th, 2010, 08:30 PM #1
May/June '10 SF BOTM Nominations
Let's see if we can get this thing going again. Time for some nominations for a May/June BOTM. If this goes well, I'll go back into monthly nominations for a SF book.
April 5th, 2010, 02:56 PM #2
Seeds of the Earth (Book 1 Humanity's Fire) - Michael Cobley
Released in 2009, I have never read any of his books before and its a start of a new series. Plus its available at my local libraries :-)
Hope we can get this started up again. I am quite excited about it.
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April 5th, 2010, 06:51 PM #3
Course of Empire by Eric Flint and K. D. Wentworth.
Flint's books seem to have good reviews and I've been wanting to try him out.
This one also has a sequel called Crucible of Empire.
I agree with MrPolley. Let's get this rolling.
There are no science fiction book clubs in Tulsa (that I know of...), so might as well start here!
April 6th, 2010, 08:37 AM #4
I nominate Blindsight by Peter Watts.
Great book and plus its available for free on his website in several e-formats
April 6th, 2010, 11:06 AM #5
April 6th, 2010, 09:57 PM #6
I also go for Blindsight because I've been meaning to read it. I heard him read a short story of his and it was wickedly good. If you do it for May/June, I'll try. I love the idea of book clubs; I just don't manage to keep up with them.
April 7th, 2010, 09:45 AM #7
yes blindsight looks pretty good. Ok I guess I can second that too. Plus I can get it from my local library.
EDIT: Hmmm. Blindsight has been read before in this book club back in June 2007. Don't know if you want to read it again Erfael lol. But I am willing to
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April 7th, 2010, 09:53 AM #8
How does this work, do we take nominations till the end of the month and then vote on it?
April 9th, 2010, 08:47 AM #9
read this thread, it should give you an idea, and it should be the same even though this time round we have 2 months to read and complete.
April 9th, 2010, 12:33 PM #10
April 11th, 2010, 12:11 PM #11
There seems to be a lot of interest in Blindsight. I think, as the personnel have totally changed, that it would be fine if we picked it again. That's the only thing that's gotten seconds so far. I'll leave this up another day or two to see what else happens then see if we need a vote or if we just go ahead with the Watts.
April 11th, 2010, 01:34 PM #12
I made an epub book from the files the author offers on his website.
If anybody wants a copy, shoot me a pm with an email address and I'll send it to you.
I believe this is ok, if I read the Creative Commons thing correctly:
April 12th, 2010, 02:57 PM #13
April 13th, 2010, 02:13 AM #14
- Join Date
- Feb 2008
Haven't read Blindsight, but it looks good and is available at my local library. So I'm all for it.
April 29th, 2010, 05:25 AM #15
Nice to see some new blood. Will see about tracking down blindsight as I missed it the first time round (even if amazon says 1-3 weeks)