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message 1: by Maggie, space cruisin' for a bruisin' (new)

Maggie K | 1282 comments Mod
It is time to take nominations for our next series read!
Please make nominations here.....
Any Sci-Fi series we have not previously read is eligible. No seconds necessary as we will have a runoff


message 2: by Scott (new)

Scott Psi-Tech by Jacey Bedford, beginning with Empire of Dust


message 3: by mark, personal space invader (new)

mark monday (happy-end-of-the-world) | 1274 comments Mod
Demon Princes series by Jack Vance, starting with The Star King


message 4: by Cordelia (new)

Cordelia (anne21) Foreigner series by C J Cherryh. Starts withForeigner


message 5: by Dan (last edited Jan 01, 2018 09:40PM) (new)

Dan | 343 comments Kangaroo series by Curtis C. Chen. The leadoff book Waypoint Kangaroo was nominated for the recently concluded Endeavour Awards (USA Pacific northwest). A couple fantasy books ended up winning the Endeavour in a tie, but this book to me looked like the best sci fi nominee. It's lighter than the dark, heavy, serious stuff this group seems to go for, but I thought I'd nominate it anyway.


Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) | 8 comments Helliconia Series by Brian W. Aldiss First Book Helliconia Spring


message 7: by John (new)

John Doez | 38 comments Some ideas:
Altered Carbon
Quarantine
Dauntless
Singularity Sky
Dawn
I suppose some of them have already been picked.


message 8: by mark, personal space invader (new)

mark monday (happy-end-of-the-world) | 1274 comments Mod
John, would you mind narrowing that down to one selection?

We've read Dawn. great choice though, Xenogenesis is an excellent trilogy.

We've read Dauntless and Altered Carbon as well, but not as a series reads.


message 9: by Maggie, space cruisin' for a bruisin' (new)

Maggie K | 1282 comments Mod
Cordelia------I know you havent been in the group as long as some others, but both Mark and I HATE Foreigner. I shouldnt speak for him, but I think thats what he would say!

We have a policy herere of letting people read what they want to, so you can leave it as a nom, but just know I for one will boycott it! LOL


message 10: by Maggie, space cruisin' for a bruisin' (new)

Maggie K | 1282 comments Mod
mark wrote: "Demon Princes series by Jack Vance, starting with The Star King"

Some Vance would be nice!


message 11: by Maggie, space cruisin' for a bruisin' (new)

Maggie K | 1282 comments Mod
I think I will nominate the Petrovich series by Simon Morden starting with Equations of Life


message 12: by Lena (new)

Lena You can try asking around the buddy read section. I still need to finish Cyteen, it disturbed me more than I would have thought possible.


message 13: by Maggie, space cruisin' for a bruisin' (new)

Maggie K | 1282 comments Mod
Lena wrote: "You can try asking around the buddy read section. I still need to finish Cyteen, it disturbed me more than I would have thought possible."

I couldnt finish that either, Lena--disturbing is right


message 14: by mark, personal space invader (new)

mark monday (happy-end-of-the-world) | 1274 comments Mod
Maggie wrote: "Cordelia------I know you havent been in the group as long as some others, but both Mark and I HATE Foreigner...."

I will definitely not be moderating any Foreigner thread! LOL


message 15: by Scott (new)

Scott What's disturbing about Cyteen? I might like it. :D


message 16: by Lena (last edited Jan 02, 2018 08:17PM) (new)

Lena Mind control, slavery, female sexual predator. These sound tame by today’s standards of horror, I read lots of horror, but she does it in such a way that’s hard to describe but easy to acknowledge as disturbing.


message 17: by Dan (last edited Jan 02, 2018 09:13PM) (new)

Dan | 343 comments Sounds interesting (I mean very disturbing, excuse me)!


message 18: by Dan (last edited Jan 02, 2018 09:15PM) (new)

Dan | 343 comments Email informs me the newest book in the Foreigner series was just released:

Emergence
by C.J. Cherryh

The nineteenth book in C.J. Cherryh's beloved Foreigner space opera series begins a new era for diplomat Bren Cameron, as he navigates the tenuous peace he has struck between human refugees and the...

The good news? Were we to start that next month we would finish before 2020 ... unless Cherryh writes a few more in the meantime. But she's 75 now, so how likely is that?


message 19: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) Dan wrote: "Email informs me the newest book in the Foreigner series was just released:

Emergence
by C.J. Cherryh

The nineteenth book in C.J. Cherryh's beloved Foreigner space opera series begins a new era f..."


Does it get better? I"m still trying to slog my way through book #1 in the series.

We could read the Hospital Station series. One of my favorites.


message 20: by Maggie, space cruisin' for a bruisin' (new)

Maggie K | 1282 comments Mod
See, that's the odd thing about Cherryh-I LOVE her other stuff, but I found I couldn't even do ten minutes at a time of that slog.....I recently read The Company Wars stuff and enjoy it.


message 21: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) I love the first Chanur novel, but Foreigner is proving very tough going.


message 22: by mark, personal space invader (new)

mark monday (happy-end-of-the-world) | 1274 comments Mod
I loved her Faded Sun trilogy. and her standalone collection of stories, Sunfall. hmm, there's a certain serendipity in those titles.


message 23: by Maggie, space cruisin' for a bruisin' (last edited Jan 07, 2018 10:30AM) (new)

Maggie K | 1282 comments Mod
ok-so far we have:

Kangaroo Waypoint Kangaroo
Eschaton Singularity Sky
Foreigner Foreigner
Helliconica Helliconia Spring
Petrovich Equations of Life
Psi-TechEmpire of Dust
Demon Princes The Star King


message 24: by Dan (new)

Dan | 343 comments And message 5.


message 25: by Maggie, space cruisin' for a bruisin' (new)

Maggie K | 1282 comments Mod
Dan wrote: "And message 5."

Fixed


message 26: by Kirsten (last edited Jan 09, 2018 08:43AM) (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) How about the Hospital Station series by James White


message 27: by Maggie, space cruisin' for a bruisin' (new)

Maggie K | 1282 comments Mod
ok-I am going to go set this up now.....closing


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