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Senlin Ascends
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January 1, 2021
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January 31, 2021
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Senlin Ascends
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The Doors of Eden
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January 1, 2021
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January 31, 2021
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Harpist in the Wind
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January 15, 2021
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February 14, 2021
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Riddle-Master Trilogy
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This topic has been closed to new comments. * The Beyond Reality FAQ: Please read before posting!
By Candiss · 1 post · 442 views
last updated Mar 01, 2014 01:03PM
Nominations for Next Series
By Kathi , Moderator & Book Lover · 37 posts · 53 views
last updated 8 hours, 34 min ago
Nominations for April 2021 Books of the Month
By Kathi , Moderator & Book Lover · 13 posts · 37 views
last updated Jan 20, 2021 07:46AM
Welcome to January 2021!
By Shel , Moderator · 1 post · 14 views
last updated Jan 01, 2021 01:01PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Nominations for March 2021 BotM
By Kathi , Moderator & Book Lover · 21 posts · 52 views
last updated Jan 01, 2021 07:45AM
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The Doors of Eden (1/21): Finished reading (spoilers)!
By Shel , Moderator · 9 posts · 14 views
last updated Jan 19, 2021 09:26AM
The Doors of Eden (1/21): Roll call and first impressions
By Shel , Moderator · 12 posts · 27 views
last updated Jan 16, 2021 11:33AM
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Senlin Ascends (1/21): finished reading (spoilers!)
By Shel , Moderator · 6 posts · 9 views
last updated Jan 15, 2021 09:24AM
Senlin Ascends (1/21): roll call and first impressions (no spoilers!)
By Shel , Moderator · 3 posts · 14 views
last updated Jan 04, 2021 05:09PM
Riddle-Master #3: Harpist in the Wind—Finished Reading *Spoilers OK*
By Kathi , Moderator & Book Lover · 7 posts · 6 views
last updated 2 hours, 43 min ago
Riddle-Master #2: Heir of Sea and Fire—Finished Reading *Spoilers OK*
By Kathi , Moderator & Book Lover · 13 posts · 11 views
last updated Jan 21, 2021 06:52AM
Riddle-Master #1: The Riddle-Master of Hed—Finished Reading *Spoilers OK*
By Kathi , Moderator & Book Lover · 8 posts · 24 views
last updated Jan 18, 2021 09:31AM
Riddle-Master #3: Harpist in the Wind—Roll Call and First Impressions *NO Spoilers*
By Kathi , Moderator & Book Lover · 3 posts · 4 views
last updated Jan 16, 2021 01:43PM
Riddle-Master #2: Heir of Sea and Fire—Roll call and first impressions *NO spoilers*
By Kathi , Moderator & Book Lover · 8 posts · 11 views
last updated Jan 15, 2021 03:09AM
What are you reading in January 2021?
By Chris , Moderator · 43 posts · 42 views
last updated 15 hours, 24 min ago
Recently acquired books
By Stefan , Group Founder + Moderator (Retired) · 1339 posts · 1018 views
last updated Jan 17, 2021 05:42PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. What are you reading in December 2020?
By Chris , Moderator · 47 posts · 38 views
last updated Dec 31, 2020 12:45PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. What are you reading in November 2020?
By Chris , Moderator · 23 posts · 38 views
last updated Nov 26, 2020 08:29PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. What are you reading in October 2020?
By Chris , Moderator · 60 posts · 45 views
last updated Nov 01, 2020 09:41AM
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By Candiss · 1 post · 84 views
last updated Mar 01, 2014 12:03PM
* Member introductions
By Stefan , Group Founder + Moderator (Retired) · 494 posts · 670 views
last updated Oct 13, 2020 05:09PM
2020 Year in Books
By Kathi , Moderator & Book Lover · 16 posts · 30 views
last updated Jan 08, 2021 05:56PM
Anticipated reads of 2021?
By Shel , Moderator · 5 posts · 21 views
last updated Jan 01, 2021 11:31AM
Interview with Christopher Paolini
By Kathi , Moderator & Book Lover · 1 post · 24 views
last updated Oct 06, 2020 07:16AM
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars (12/20): finished reading (spoilers!)
By Shel , Moderator · 6 posts · 36 views
last updated Jan 17, 2021 09:52AM
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars (12/20): roll call and first impressions (no spoilers)
By Shel , Moderator · 5 posts · 28 views
last updated Jan 01, 2021 02:11PM
* Master list of Previous Books of the Month—2018 to present
By Candiss · 1 post · 129 views
last updated Sep 07, 2018 08:23PM
* Link to Searchable List of Previous Books of the Month (2006-present)
By Kathi , Moderator & Book Lover · 1 post · 20 views
last updated Dec 01, 2019 09:47AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Master list of Previous Books of the Month (Apr-Dec 2017)
By Kathi , Moderator & Book Lover · 1 post · 42 views
last updated Sep 07, 2018 07:55PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Master list of Previous Books of the Month 2012 - 2017
By Candiss · 1 post · 259 views
last updated Mar 01, 2014 11:57AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Master list of Previous Books of the Month 2006 - 2011
By Stefan , Group Founder + Moderator (Retired) · 1 post · 333 views
last updated Mar 30, 2009 10:26AM
Gideon the Ninth (7/20): Finished Reading **Spoilers OK**
By Kathi , Moderator & Book Lover · 14 posts · 68 views
last updated Jan 10, 2021 08:55PM
A Memory Called Empire (9/20): finished reading (spoilers)
By Shel , Moderator · 12 posts · 35 views
last updated Dec 24, 2020 05:49AM
The Way of Kings (10/20): finished reading (spoilers)
By Shel , Moderator · 8 posts · 32 views
last updated Nov 23, 2020 01:03AM
The Power (10/20): finished reading (spoilers)
By Shel , Moderator · 13 posts · 28 views
last updated Oct 24, 2020 08:54AM
The Power (10/20): Roll call and first impressions (no spoilers)
By Shel , Moderator · 6 posts · 17 views
last updated Oct 13, 2020 02:52AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Master list of past series discussions
By Shel , Moderator · 1 post · 62 views
last updated Feb 12, 2019 05:39PM
Old Man’s War #6–The End of All Things:: Roll Call & First Impressions *NO Spoilers*
By Kathi , Moderator & Book Lover · 6 posts · 10 views
last updated Oct 12, 2020 03:01AM
Old Man’s War—Whole Series *Spoilers Likely*
By Kathi , Moderator & Book Lover · 6 posts · 10 views
last updated Oct 03, 2020 06:55AM
Old Man’s War #6–The End of All Things: Finished Reading *Spoilers OK*
By Kathi , Moderator & Book Lover · 7 posts · 12 views
last updated Oct 03, 2020 05:03AM
Expanse book 8
By Shel , Moderator · 15 posts · 58 views
last updated Sep 17, 2020 01:26PM
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Preliminary Poll for SF Series to start March 15, 2021

Remembrance of Earth’s Past by Liu Cixin, 3 books starting with The Three-Body Problem
 
  11 votes, 15.7%

Salvation Sequence by Peter F. Hamilton, 3 books starting with Salvation
 
  10 votes, 14.3%

Xenogenesis trilogy (AKA Lilith’s Brood) by Octavia E. Butler, 3 books starting with Dawn
 
  10 votes, 14.3%

Long Earth series by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter, 5 books starting with The Long Earth
 
  9 votes, 12.9%

Odyssey series by Arthur C. Clarke, 4 books starting with 2001: A Space Odyssey
 
  5 votes, 7.1%

Revenger series by Alastair Reynolds, 3 books starting with Revenger
 
  5 votes, 7.1%

MaddAddam series by Margaret Atwood, 3 books starting with Oryx and Crake
 
  5 votes, 7.1%

The Gap Cycle by Stephen R. Donaldson, 5 books starting with The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story
 
  4 votes, 5.7%

Uplift Saga by David Brin, 6 books starting with Sundiver
 
  3 votes, 4.3%

Alex Benedict series by Jack McDevitt, 8 books starting with A Talent for War
 
  3 votes, 4.3%

Zones of Thoughts series by Vernor Vinge, 3 books starting with A Fire Upon the Deep
 
  2 votes, 2.9%

Spiral Arm series by Michael Flynn, 4 books starting with The January Dancer
 
  1 vote, 1.4%

Planet of Adventure series by Jack Vance, 4 books starting with City of the Chasch
 
  1 vote, 1.4%

Starfarers quartet by Vonda N. McIntyre, 4 books starting with Starfarers
 
  1 vote, 1.4%

Impossible Times trilogy by Mark Lawrence, 3 books starting with One Word Kill
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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