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message 1: by Aaron (new)

Aaron (trippdigital) | 170 comments Mod
With our fourth birthday coming up in July, we're once again turning the reigns over to you!

All June long, we're taking your suggestions for our anniversary pick - either tweet us @LiterallyGeeky or leave them here. Each title will be added to our new and improved Wheel of Destiny (Lara's promised to make it fancy) which we'll spin at the end of our hangout to determine the winner!

It can be anything. Have a favorite author we've yet to read? Perhaps one who deserves another shot? (Looking at you, Scalzi.) Maybe even a genre we've never tried? We want you to suggest it!

Be sure to tune into our Dante Club discussion on June 28th to see who wins!

message 2: by Lara, Not Laura (new)

Lara (larasaurus) | 109 comments Mod
Vetoing any Scalzi suggestions.

message 3: by Jens (last edited Jun 05, 2017 03:01PM) (new)

Jens Reineking (mrgroknroll) | 11 comments "Lord of Light" by Roger Zelazny.
Slim volume. Stand-alone. Made a deep impression on me when I read it first.
Not officially available as an ebook - but I have it lying around in an electronic version :)

message 4: by Jens (last edited Jun 04, 2017 12:12AM) (new)

Jens Reineking (mrgroknroll) | 11 comments "Neverness" by David Zindell.
Another one that left a deep impression on me.
Quite a bit longer than "Lord of Light".

And if anyone gets into it, Zindell later wrote a sequel trilogy, "A Requiem for Homo Sapiens". But "Neverness" is still stand-alone.

message 5: by Jens (last edited Jun 04, 2017 12:13AM) (new)

Jens Reineking (mrgroknroll) | 11 comments "Dragonflight" by Anne McCaffrey.
Much more pure adventure than the other two. Probably my first book with a heroine.
And if you want to go on, "Dragonriders of Pern" contains something like 22 books by now.

message 6: by Jens (last edited Jun 04, 2017 12:22AM) (new)

Jens Reineking (mrgroknroll) | 11 comments Anything by David Brin, "Existence" for example.

message 7: by Jens (last edited Jun 04, 2017 12:22AM) (new)

Jens Reineking (mrgroknroll) | 11 comments "The Atrocity Archives" by Charles Stross.

Well, the first in a series and less stand-alone-y than "Dragonflight". But still.

message 8: by Aaron (new)

Aaron (trippdigital) | 170 comments Mod
Please, someone suggest Scalzi.

message 9: by Beth (new)

Beth | 41 comments Already mentioned on Twitter and I think I submitted it last year too. Microserfs by Douglas Coupland. If this book wins on the wheel, you guys have to build something out of LEGO during the hangout.

message 10: by Beth (new)

Beth | 41 comments "A Once Crowded Sky" by Tom King. This one will give you lots to talk about.
I've got a blog post drafted which includes a few comments on the book. Should be posted mid-week. Also, had to put my fave quotation from it in Geekocracy discord.

message 11: by Ez, The God of Catan (new)

Ez (thevapidwench) | 287 comments Mod
I also Scalzi, but very excited about the other options.

message 12: by Lara, Not Laura (new)

Lara (larasaurus) | 109 comments Mod
No Scalzi.

Awesome suggestions so far!

message 13: by Ez, The God of Catan (new)

Ez (thevapidwench) | 287 comments Mod
That should read I also veto Scalzi.

message 14: by Beth (last edited Jun 16, 2017 04:44PM) (new)

Beth | 41 comments I haven't read either of these, but perhaps a choose your own adventure might be fun. Specifically, one of those by Ryan North (author of Squirrel Girl). Choose your own Shakespeare!

message 15: by Ez, The God of Catan (new)

Ez (thevapidwench) | 287 comments Mod
They sound excellent. I'm going to pick those up regardless!

message 16: by Aaron (new)

Aaron (trippdigital) | 170 comments Mod
Oh, man. A 'choose your own adventure' type of book would be great! I can already hear everyone arguing over the others' choices.

message 17: by Red (new)

Red Dog (red_dog) | 65 comments Well in the first instance I'd like to chime somewhat with Jens, in that I've just finished reading The Atrocity Archives and enjoyed it very much (and as such would enjoy reading it again with you guys). But whilst we're still in a "just read" mindset, I'd like to throw in Neuromancer by William Gibson ( - a book I first read 20(ish) years ago, that I have just reread on holiday, and in the process of which was pleasantly surprised stood up even in the face of a lot of the technological advancements that have overtaken it.

message 18: by Inês (new)

Inês | 2 comments Probably late, but here goes Half-world by Hiromi Goto. Seems interesting.

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