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Please use this topic to nominate a Classic Science Fiction or Fantasy novel you wish to discuss with the group in December (beginning December 1.)

(A Classic novel would typically have been published prior to 2000 and be considered a popular, trailblazing or important work of science fiction or fantasy. Presumably, any actual "classic" is still in print!)

You need not have read the title you are nominating; after all, you'll be reading along. Feel free to say why you are making the nomination, if you care to. If your nomination is selected by the group, you'll be expected to take the lead in the discussion.

We read two different SF/F novels and one short SF/F work each month: One is a "Classic" SF/F novel which was written before 2000; that discussion starts on the 1st of each month. One is a "Contemporary" SF/F novel, which was written after 2000; that discussion starts on the 21st of each month. We also read one or more short stories each month; that discussion starts the 11th of each month. You can always check on our upcoming SF/F Novel discussion topics by scrolling down on the Group Homepage to the "Upcoming Reads” section.

You can review past group selections in the "read" section of our Group's BookShelf. If you wish to continue a discussion of one of those past selections, all those discussion topics are still open in our Book Discussions area.

Note that this is our discussion selection for December. The Neverending Story has already been selected as our November Classic Novel discussion topic.

Nominations will be open through Saturday, October 15, when I'll collect the nominees and post a poll so members can choose among them.


message 2: by Andrea (last edited Oct 10, 2016 08:02AM) (new)

Andrea | 2665 comments Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke

There was a mini-series I recorded a few months ago but I haven't gotten around to watching it yet since I wanted to read the book first.

It's also on the NPR top 100 list if you wanted to check another off.


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message 5: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 16, 2016 07:07PM) (new)

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Thank you for the nominations. A poll to select our Classic Science Fiction / Fantasy Novel discussion topic for December is now open. If you're interested in participating in the discussion of one of our nominees, you can vote here for your choice.

Please vote only if you plan on participating in the discussion of that book.

Note that this is our discussion selection for December. Ende's The Neverending Story has already been selected as our November Classic Novel discussion topic.

This poll will be open through Sunday, October 23.


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Reminder: For those who are interested in discussing one of the above nominees with the group, Sunday is the final day to vote for one of our Classic Fantasy or Science Fiction novel for our December group read and discussion.


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Our selected Classic Science Fiction / Fantasy Novel discussion topic for December will be....

Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke

The discussion will begin December 1.


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