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message 1: by Teresa, Plan B is in Effect (new)

Teresa Carrigan | 2655 comments Mod
This thread is for nominations for READER category for July 2018.

READER books need to be currently in print in both paperback and ebook, and readily available through most of the normal places to get books. They must be Space Opera, which means a spaceship has to be involved in the story somewhere. If it is part of a series, it needs to be suitable to being read without having read other books in the series.

RULES:
* you may nominate one book on this thread.
* you may second as many nominations as you like on this thread.
* it is okay to nominate the same book on more than one nomination thread, as long as it meets the criteria
* don't nominate a book we already have on our bookshelf
* If a book you nominate or second is selected, you are expected to post at least one comment about it on the thread about the book.
* In about two weeks I will draw a book randomly, with each second being one raffle ticket for the book. That is, a book with three seconds (so four of us want it) will get three chances in the pool.

It is likely helpful if you know something about a book that has been nominated if you mention it in this thread, whether it is for or against the book.

Recently nominated and seconded:
Ringworld by Larry Niven
Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
A Call to Duty by David Weber
Scout's Progress by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Hellhole by Brian Herbert


message 2: by Teresa, Plan B is in Effect (new)

Teresa Carrigan | 2655 comments Mod
My nomination is Sassinak (Planet Pirates, #1) by Anne McCaffrey Sassinak by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon. Lots of action.

Official description:
Sassinak was twelve when the raiders came. That made her just the right age: old enough to be used, young enough to be broken. Or so the slavers thought. But Sassy turned out to be a little different from your typical slave girl. Maybe it was her unusual physical strength. Maybe it was her friendship with the captured Fleet crewman. Maybe it was her spirit. Whatever it was, it wouldn't let her resign herself to the life of a slave. She bided her time, watched for her moment. Finally it came, and she escaped.

But that was only the beginning for Sassinak. Now she's a Fleet Captain with a pirate-chasing ship of her own, and only one regret in her life: not enough pirates


message 3: by Eric (new)

Eric | 17 comments I'd like to nominate Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty.


message 5: by Teresa, Plan B is in Effect (new)

Teresa Carrigan | 2655 comments Mod
Summary:

Sassinak (Planet Pirates, #1) by Anne McCaffrey Sassinak by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon. Nominated by Teresa. Awaiting seconds.

Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty. Nominated by Eric. Awaiting seconds.

Unearthed (Unearthed, #1) by Amie Kaufman Unearthed by Amie Kaufman. Nominated by Mary. Awaiting seconds.


message 6: by Christian (new)

Christian | 10 comments Oh, I see duty was nominated here too. I just submitted it for the academy theme.


message 7: by odedo1 (new)

odedo1 Audio book worm.  | 61 comments Sassinak is a part of a trilogy, the author came out with a single book which contains all three, it’s named “ The planet of pirates ‘ which should be considered.
But if those where my choices I would pick ‘ Six Wakes “ as the one to read.


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Betsy | 898 comments Mod
odedo1 wrote: "Sassinak is a part of a trilogy, the author came out with a single book which contains all three, it’s named “ The planet of pirates ‘ which should be considered.
But if those where my choices I w..."


Does that mean you're seconding Six Wakes?


message 9: by Leonie (new)

Leonie (leonierogers) | 340 comments I'll second Unearthed. Haven't read it yet, but loved the Illuminae files trilogy.


message 10: by Teresa, Plan B is in Effect (new)

Teresa Carrigan | 2655 comments Mod
Yes Sassinak is part of a trilogy. Previous group discussion led to a conclusion that we don’t nominate an entire omnibus, but do mention that the book is available as an omnibus edition.

A Call to Duty was nominated for a previous month. It hasn’t been nominated here this month. You can certainly nominate it on both threads.

And please note that nominations are still open, and you can second multiple books.


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Danielle Tremblay (danielle_t) | 15 comments Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman [bookIlluminae|23395680] by Amie Kaufman

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.
The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit.
But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it’s clear the only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.
Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.


message 12: by Betsy (new)

Betsy | 898 comments Mod
We already read Illuminae.


message 13: by Teresa, Plan B is in Effect (last edited Jun 19, 2018 03:37AM) (new)

Teresa Carrigan | 2655 comments Mod
Summary:

Sassinak (Planet Pirates, #1) by Anne McCaffrey Sassinak by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon. Nominated by Teresa. Awaiting seconds.

Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty. Nominated by Eric. Awaiting seconds.

Unearthed (Unearthed, #1) by Amie Kaufman Unearthed by Amie Kaufman. Nominated by Mary. Seconded by Leonie.

Disqualified: Illuminae (already read)

Nominations will remain open until June 22nd.


message 14: by Al "Tank" (new)

Al "Tank" (alkalar) | 45 comments I'll second Sassinak.


message 15: by LelaineMarie (new)

LelaineMarie | 9 comments LelaineMarie wrote: "LelaineMarie wrote: I’ll be happy to second Sassinak. Sorry - iPad wonky!

Sassinak (Planet Pirates, #1) by Anne McCaffrey Sassinak by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon. Nominated by Teresa. Awaiting seconds.

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Teresa wrote: "My nomination is [bookcover:Sassinak|574676] Sassinak by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon. Lots of action.

Official description:
Sassinak was twelve when the raiders ca..."



message 16: by Teresa, Plan B is in Effect (new)

Teresa Carrigan | 2655 comments Mod
I count two seconds for Sassinak and one for Unearthed. Rolling random numbers.


message 17: by Teresa, Plan B is in Effect (new)

Teresa Carrigan | 2655 comments Mod
Our July READER pick is Unearthed


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