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message 1: by Jo (last edited Jul 01, 2016 11:30AM) (new)

Jo | 1089 comments This month's nominations are for the period 1950-1959 and can be for a sci-fi novel or set of short stories. Nominations can be for any book that has not been previously read by the group, these can be found here. One nomination per person please.

Current Nominations:
The Death of Grass by John Christopher
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
A Case of Conscience by James Blish
Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut
The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov
The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester


message 2: by Jim (new)

Jim (jimmaclachlan) | 3969 comments Mod
We've read Asimov, Bester, Bradbury, Clarke, Heinlein, & Vonnegut. Here is the Wikipedia list of prominent SF authors:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_...

There's a few I haven't read. I'll have to give it more thought.


message 3: by Jo (new)

Jo | 1089 comments I was hoping for Stanislaw Lem but his books from the 1950's don't seem to be easily available and the more well known ones are written in the 1960's so I guess I will wait until next month to nominate him.


message 4: by Goreti (last edited Jun 02, 2016 12:20PM) (new)

Goreti | 37 comments Hello,

Here is my suggestion.
The Death of Grass, by John Christopher
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

I thought it was a great book, and a to reread.

Cheers,
Goreti


message 5: by Goreti (new)

Goreti | 37 comments Jo wrote: "I was hoping for Stanislaw Lem but his books from the 1950's don't seem to be easily available and the more well known ones are written in the 1960's so I guess I will wait until ..."

I have "Solaris", in my batch of next to read books. :)


message 6: by Donna Rae (new)

Donna Rae Jones | 99 comments Would like to (finally) read Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles.


message 7: by Buck (last edited Jun 03, 2016 03:34PM) (new)

Buck (spectru) | 895 comments A Case of Conscience by James Blish

I've read some other things by Blish; some were good, some less so. This one won the Hugo in 1959. If my library had a copy I would have read it already. I'll pay actual money for it to cross it off my list.


message 8: by Jim (new)

Jim (jimmaclachlan) | 3969 comments Mod
I've never read an adult book by John Christopher, but cut my teeth on many of his YA ones.


message 9: by Joel (new)

Joel (juniquex) | 137 comments I nominate Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut.


message 10: by Ronald (new)

Ronald (rpdwyer) | 153 comments I nominate The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov.

It available both in print and electronically.
Average goodreads rating over 4 stars.


message 11: by Ronald (new)

Ronald (rpdwyer) | 153 comments I really like the list of nominees. I've read The Martian Chronicles before though. The other books I've meant to get to.


message 12: by David (new)

David Merrill | 240 comments Great list. I have nothing to add. I've read all but one of these. The Death Of Grass speaks to some of what is going on today in agriculture and seems pretty timely. A Case of Conscience is Blish at his best, in my opinion. It got me reading the other books from that series (which is more associational than directly linked books). Player Piano and The Martian Chronicles, which I read or re-read recently didn't stand the test of time quite as well for me. They were still good. And The End Of Eternity, I have not read.


message 13: by Josh (new)

Josh | 23 comments The Demolished Man by Bester


message 14: by Joel (new)

Joel (juniquex) | 137 comments The Demolished Man is one of my favourite books!


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