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message 1: by Jim (last edited Jun 01, 2017 04:30PM) (new)

Jim (jimmaclachlan) | 4092 comments Mod
This month we reach the 1990's. We are looking for nominations from 1990-1999 for any book we have not previously read (bookshelf is here ). We have already read a number of books from the 1990's so I highly recommend checking before nominating. One nomination per person please.

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Jo | 1092 comments Further to last month's nominatons: I'm currently travelling and set this month's poll up from my phone and managed to miss one of the nominations. If anybody has already voted and wants to change their vote the missing book wasThe Jaguar Hunter by Lucius Shepard.

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Jamie Killen (jamiekillen) | 2 comments For 90s books I'd nominate Amnesia Moon

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Jo | 1092 comments Jamie wrote: "For 90s books I'd nominate Amnesia Moon"

Hi Jamie, we have already read Amnesia Moon so I can't accept it as a nomination so if you want to nominate something else instead?

It's a really great read though.

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Iantony (adrianus_iv) | 1 comments I vote Amnesia Moon for 90s book

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Goreti | 37 comments Hello everyone, I nominate "China Mountain Zhang", I think it's appropriate with the recent world events.

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Jim (jimmaclachlan) | 4092 comments Mod
Iantony wrote: "I vote Amnesia Moon for 90s book"

As Jo pointed out, that's already been read by the group. Please check the book shelf for previous reads before nominating another title. It's here:

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David Lutkins | 33 comments I'll nominate The Hammer of God for the 90s book.

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Jim (jimmaclachlan) | 4092 comments Mod
I'll nominate The Williamson Effect edited by Roger Zelazny. It's a bunch of short stories gathered together to celebrate Jack Williamson.

A world in love with change - David Brin
The Mayor of Mare Tranq - Frederik Pohl
Before the legion - Paul Dellinger
Inside passage - Poul Anderson
Risk assessment - Ben Bova
Williamson's World (poem) - Scott E. Green
Emancipation - Pati Nagle
Thinkertoy - John Brunner
The bad machines - Fred Saberhagen
The human ingredient - Jeff Bredenberg
Child of the night - Jane Lindskold
A certain talent - David Weber
Nonstop to Portales - Connie Willis
No folded hands - Andre Norton
Darker than you wrote - Mike Resnick
Near Portales ... Freedom Shouts (poem) - Scott E. Green
Worlds that never were: The last adventure of the Legion of Time - John J. Miller

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Marc-André | 298 comments I nominate He, She and It (also known as Body of Glass ) by Marge Piercy. It won the Athur C. Clarke award for best science-fiction novel in 1993.

It is about a cyberpunk novel in a post-apocalyptic world that touches themes like AIs, the environment, the economy and gender roles.

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Jo | 1092 comments I think i'm going to nominate Remnant Population by Elizabeth Moon.

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Ed Erwin | 1908 comments Mod
I'll nominate Parable of the Sower.

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Josh | 23 comments Bellwether by Connie Willis

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Ed Erwin | 1908 comments Mod
Josh wrote: "Bellwether by Connie Willis"
Ooh! I love that one!

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M.P. Gunderson | 9 comments Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

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Buck (spectru) | 898 comments Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang.

This is Chaing's first eight stories. Story of your Life is the story on which the film Arrival is based. This book made Ted Chiang a favorite author. I'd read it again if it gets elected.

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