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message 1: by Jo (last edited Mar 03, 2016 09:44PM) (new)

Jo | 1092 comments For May 2016's group read we are looking for nominations for sci-fi written between 2000 and 2009 The books here are excluded as we read them previously. One nomination per person please.

Current nominations:
Blindsight by Peter Watts
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Trading in Danger by Elizabeth Moon
City of Pearl by Karen Traviss
The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds
The City & the City by China Miéville
Calculating God by Robert J. Sawyer
Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon


message 2: by Anna (last edited Mar 01, 2016 07:24PM) (new)

Anna Nesterovich | 16 comments Blindsight (Firefall, #1) by Peter Watts Blindsight by Peter Watts


message 4: by Manzoor (last edited Mar 01, 2016 08:32PM) (new)


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Jim (jimmaclachlan) | 4087 comments Mod
I'll nominate Trading in Danger by Elizabeth Moon. It's a fun space adventure - not an opera - along the lines of Weber's Honor Harrington without the data dumps (IIRC) & it's about a merchant family empire.


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Jo | 1092 comments Manzoor wrote: "The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi"


Manzoor , I created this thread yesterday in a hurry and forgot to put the link to the books that we've previously read from this decade. We read The Windup Girl last time round so if you want to make another nomination instead? Sorry!


message 7: by CS (last edited Mar 02, 2016 11:07AM) (new)

CS Barron City of Pearl by Karen Traviss (2004). Provocative, well-written. An impressive debut novel. Unfortunately the rest of the series has sputtered, and I haven't kept up with it. But I believe the first novel can be read alone.


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Pickle | 45 comments i'll nominate The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds


message 9: by Tony (last edited Mar 02, 2016 11:41AM) (new)

Tony (gribshnobler) | 8 comments The Android's Dream by John Scalzi
The Android's Dream by John Scalzi

Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi
Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi

The Disappeared (Retrieval Artist, #1) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The Disappeared by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

The Atrocity Archives (Laundry Files, #1) by Charles Stross
The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross

Calculating God by Robert J. Sawyer Hominids (Neanderthal Parallax, #1) by Robert J. Sawyer
Calculating God or Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer

Futureland by Walter Mosley
Futureland by Walter Mosley

METAtropolis The Dawn of Uncivilization by John Scalzi
Metatropolis by Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, John Scalzi, & Karl Schroeder

This post is also known as: all of the SF audiobooks I have from this time period, heheh.


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Jim (jimmaclachlan) | 4087 comments Mod
Why don't you just pick one, Tony? If we all listed all the books we've read from a period, we'd never get any consensus. Tough enough with so few voting compared to the number of nominations anyway.


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Ronald (rpdwyer) | 155 comments I nominate Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon

Thomas Pynchon does Steampunk. Over 4,000 ratings, average rating 4.09 stars.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...


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Tony (gribshnobler) | 8 comments Jim wrote: "Why don't you just pick one, Tony? If we all listed all the books we've read from a period, we'd never get any consensus. Tough enough with so few voting compared to the number of nominations anyway."

Very good point. I think I did some over-geeking.

I'm going to bring my nomination down to:
Calculating God by Robert J. Sawyer
Calculating God by Robert J. Sawyer


message 14: by Ronald (new)

Ronald (rpdwyer) | 155 comments My nomination didn't get put on the list.


message 15: by Jo (new)

Jo | 1092 comments Ronald wrote: "My nomination didn't get put on the list."

Sorry it's corrected. I'm really busy this month and keep getting distracted. It's a case of more haste less speed :-)


message 16: by Leo (new)

Leo | 572 comments Moderating must cost quite some time Jo - thanks for keeping this group in the air.


message 17: by CS (new)

CS Barron Leo wrote: "Moderating must cost quite some time Jo - thanks for keeping this group in the air."

Second. Thanks, Jo, for your work for this group. I'm always amazed how efficient you are with the nuts and bolts.


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Jim (jimmaclachlan) | 4087 comments Mod
Ditto both the last comments. Thanks, Jo.


message 19: by Buck (new)

Buck (spectru) | 896 comments I share the sentiment. Thank you, Jo.


message 20: by Jo (new)

Jo | 1092 comments Thanks everybody!

I can't make up my mind whether to nominate anything or not. This was the decade when I started reading sci-fi again after a break so my knowledge is really limited. I think The City & the City is fantastic and I bought Blindsight not so long ago but haven't read it yet. For the other nominations, I haven't read any of the authors so all good for me to try something new.


message 21: by Randolph (new)

Randolph (us227381) | 7 comments Against the Day is really not very good, IMHO.


message 22: by Donna Rae (last edited Mar 24, 2016 04:05AM) (new)

Donna Rae Jones | 99 comments Can't decide between American Gods or The City & the City; gonna toss a coin...

American Gods


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