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message 1: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 18, 2018 07:15AM) (new)

Please use this topic to nominate a Fantasy or Science Fiction Short Story, Novelette, Novella, or Collection of shorter works for our group's May discussion (beginning May 11.)

If you choose an individual story, it's very helpful if you can indicate where it can be found, either individually or in some anthology or on a website.

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 each month, and one short SF/F work every other month: The short SF/F work may be an individual short story, novelette, or novella; or an anthology or collection of such stories; that discussion starts the 11th of the month. (The others are one "Classic" and one "Contemporary" SF/F novel; those discussion starts on the 1st & 21st of each month, respectively.) You can always check on our upcoming SF/F 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.

Nominations will be open through Sunday, March 25, when I'll collect the nominees and post a poll so members can choose among them.


message 2: by Rachel (last edited Mar 21, 2018 02:30PM) (new)

Rachel | 520 comments I’ve been wanting to try Tender by Sotomayor or however you spell it (this is harder on the app)

I clearly transposed here lol


message 3: by Rachel (new)

Rachel | 520 comments I guess it’s Tender:Stories by Samatar


message 4: by Cat (new)

Cat | 343 comments I've got Rogues sitting on my shelf, itching to be read!


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

Randy wrote: "I will nominate the novella At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft"

Yeah, and I'm going to pretend you didn't.


message 7: by Rachel (new)

Rachel | 520 comments ooh ooh i know! (raises hand)

"no horror"

did I get it right?? ; )


message 8: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 2473 comments And if we use the GR shelving to rate the level of horror, it far exceeds the fantasy/SF shelves so we have to agree it falls under horror in this case.


message 9: by Jim (new)

Jim (jimmaclachlan) | 2159 comments I'll nominate The Undefeated a collection of short stories by Keith Laumer. It's just 4 good short stories including "Night of the Trolls" one of his first BOLO stories.


RJ - Slayer of Trolls (hawk5391yahoocom) Andrea wrote: "And if we use the GR shelving to rate the level of horror, it far exceeds the fantasy/SF shelves so we have to agree it falls under horror in this case."

OK, fair enough, I suppose we did agree on that.

In that case, I nominate The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury. And I'm going to keep nominating it until it eventually wins. We all need more Bradbury in our lives.


message 11: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 25, 2018 06:22PM) (new)

  Reminder: Today, Sunday, is the final day to nominate a Fantasy or Science Fiction short story, novelette, novella, anthology or collection for our May group read and discussion.


message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

Cat wrote: "I've got Rogues sitting on my shelf, itching to be read!"

I'm leaning toward interpreting this statement as a nomination?


message 13: by Cat (new)

Cat | 343 comments G33z3r wrote: "Cat wrote: "I've got Rogues sitting on my shelf, itching to be read!"

I'm leaning toward interpreting this statement as a nomination?"


Yep, it is.


message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

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Thank you for the nominations. A poll to select our SF/F Short Story Collection discussion topic for May (starting May 11) 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 only vote if you plan on participating in the discussion of that work.

This poll will be open through Sunday, April 1.


message 15: by [deleted user] (last edited Apr 02, 2018 06:43AM) (new)

Reminder: For those who are interested in discussing one of the above nominees with the group, today, Sunday, is the final day to vote for one of our Fantasy or Science Fiction anthologiesl for our May group discussion.


message 16: by [deleted user] (last edited Apr 08, 2018 07:42AM) (new)

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The first poll did not produce a decisive result, so I've created a runoff poll to complete the selection of our Science Fiction / Fantasy Short Story Anthology discussion topic for May. Please only vote if you plan on participating in the discussion of that book.

This poll will be open through Sunday, April 8.


message 17: by [deleted user] (last edited Apr 09, 2018 05:42AM) (new)

Reminder: For those who are interested in discussing one of the remaining two nominees with the group, today, Sunday, is the final day to vote for one of our SF/F anthology for our May group read and discussion.


message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

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Our selected short story anthology for May discussion is...

The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury The Illustrated Man collection by Ray Bradbury

The discussion will begin May 11.


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