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    Lemurs!!! Moderator Erfael's Avatar
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    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.

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    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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    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!

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    I nominate Blindsight by Peter Watts.

    Great book and plus its available for free on his website in several e-formats

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    Quote Originally Posted by livens View Post
    I nominate Blindsight by Peter Watts.

    Great book and plus its available for free on his website in several e-formats
    oooh.. that looks good. Just read the review/info on Amazon.

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    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.

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    The White Gold Worshipper mrpolley's Avatar
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    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
    Last edited by mrpolley; April 7th, 2010 at 09:51 AM.

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    Registered User tulsa's Avatar
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    How does this work, do we take nominations till the end of the month and then vote on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulsa View Post
    How does this work, do we take nominations till the end of the month and then vote on it?
    http://www.sffworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7781

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpolley View Post
    http://www.sffworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7781

    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.
    And for 'England' read 'Britain'. Grrrrrrrrrr.

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    Lemurs!!! Moderator Erfael's Avatar
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    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.

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    Sounds good.
    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:
    http://www.rifters.com/real/Blindsight.htm#CC

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    Quote Originally Posted by JunkMonkey View Post
    And for 'England' read 'Britain'. Grrrrrrrrrr.
    Aye. A bit of a "slap in the face" for anyone in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

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    Haven't read Blindsight, but it looks good and is available at my local library. So I'm all for it.

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    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)

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