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BotM Suggestions & Voting > Book of the Month Nominations - September 2018

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message 1: by Nic, Wormhole Technician (last edited Aug 08, 2018 10:06AM) (new)

Nic Margett (enn_eye_cee) | 353 comments Mod
Here we are again, it comes around so quickly! Please give us your nominations for Septembers BOTM.

- Nominations will be open for 24-48 hours and during that time we will take in as many nominations as possible.
- After 24-48 hours, 8 books from each genre will be chosen at random from the selection, using a random generator online.
- Only ONE nomination per person (EITHER sci-fi OR fantasy)
- No books nominated last month may be re-nominated for August, instead you must wait until September to nominate them again. A book counts as "nominated" when it made it to the polls. If it was suggested, but not picked for the polls, it can be entered again.
- If books are part of a series, they must be the first, unless the group has already read the previous book(s) (you can see our previous group reads here)
- No authors nominating their own works
- No self-published or ebook only books - we want our BotM to be accessible to as many members as possible!
- Book nominations may be seconded in place of a suggestion, but this will count as your choice for the month. Seconded books will receive an additional chance of being selected in the randomisation process.

Science Fiction
2312
Artificial Condition(3)
Time Salvager
Afterparty
The Prefect
Way Station(3)
Nigerians in Space
The Player of Games
Foe
Ancillary Mercy

Fantasy
Spinning Silver(3)
Spellslinger(3)
Deathless(2)
King of Ashes
The Hike
An Echo of Things to Come
Dead Things(2)
Bloody Rose(2)
London Falling
Age of Swords(2)
Castle Hangnail
Twelve Kings in Sharakhai


message 2: by Rinn, Captain of the SSV Normandy (new)

Rinn (rinnsohma) | 3456 comments Mod
2312 for sci-fi :D


message 3: by Dawn (new)

Dawn | 1139 comments Spinning Silver for fantasy please


message 4: by Renata (new)

Renata Riva | 14 comments I would like to nominate The Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell for fantasy.


message 5: by Shawnie (new)

Shawnie | 1883 comments Artificial Condition for SF. Thanks!


message 6: by Steve (new)

Steve | 158 comments I'd like to nominate Deathless by Catherine M. Valente for fantasy, please!


message 7: by Roger, Knight Radiant (new)

Roger | 2015 comments Mod
I'd like to nominate King of Ashes by Raymond Feist for fantasy please.


message 8: by Lel (new)

Lel (lelspear) | 1885 comments Can I nominate The Hike for fantasy please


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message 10: by Melanie (new)

Melanie | 1271 comments I will second Deathless


message 11: by Vinca (new)

Vinca Russell (vinxlady) | 1314 comments I'll nominate Time Salvager as it looks like the science fiction side of things could do with a boost :-)


message 12: by Paul, A wanderer in unknown realms (new)

Paul | 3540 comments Mod
I really enjoyed Time Salveger. Good call


message 13: by Freya, Dragon Rider (new)

Freya (flamecat) | 1829 comments Mod
Afterparty for Sci-fi please


message 14: by Christopher (new)

Christopher | 75 comments I would nominate The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds for Sci-Fi!


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message 16: by Matthew (last edited Aug 05, 2018 12:29PM) (new)

Matthew (fogjuice) | 191 comments Bloody Rose (The Band, #2) by Nicholas Eames Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames for fantasy. It releases in August, so will be available to read in September.


message 17: by Maximum (new)

Maximum Beans (maximumbeans) | 515 comments London Falling by Paul Cornell London Falling by Paul Cornell for fantasy please.


message 18: by Sam (new)

Sam (aramsamsam) | 359 comments I second Dead Things!


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message 20: by Narilka (new)

Narilka | 390 comments I second Bloody Rose.


message 21: by Anna (new)

Anna | 4 comments Nigerians in Space for sci-fi


message 22: by Audrey, Queen of the Potato People (new)

Audrey (niceyackerman) | 2926 comments Mod
Age of Swords for fantasy


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message 24: by Nic, Wormhole Technician (new)

Nic Margett (enn_eye_cee) | 353 comments Mod
Where are all the Sci-Fi fans?! I'm going to nominate The Player of Games


Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) | 9 comments Audrey wrote: "Age of Swords for fantasy"

I would like to second Age of Swords


message 26: by Vinca (new)

Vinca Russell (vinxlady) | 1314 comments Nic wrote: "Where are all the Sci-Fi fans?! I'm going to nominate The Player of Games"

That's my favourite Culture novel, would be tempted by a re-read if it wins :-). Currently listening to Matter as it's one that I've not read before.


message 27: by Freya (new)

Freya (freyafreya) I'd like to nominate Foe by Iain Reid for sci-fi!


message 28: by Margo (new)

Margo Renata wrote: "I would like to nominate The Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell for fantasy."

I second Spellslinger


message 29: by Nic, Wormhole Technician (last edited Aug 06, 2018 03:01AM) (new)

Nic Margett (enn_eye_cee) | 353 comments Mod
Vinca wrote: That's my favourite Culture novel, would be tempted by a re-read if it wins :-). Currently liste..."

I love pretty much all of the Iain M. Banks books! Matter was a big long book, but I loved it. I wonder if the audiobook would be quite hard to follow at times, though?!


message 30: by Vinca (new)

Vinca Russell (vinxlady) | 1314 comments Nic wrote: "I wonder if the audiobook would be quite hard to follow at times though?!."

I'm about a quarter of the way through and finding it pretty good so far. I think having a good narrator probably helps and Toby Longworth is great. Still have another 13 or so hours to go though 😂


message 31: by Hayley (new)

Hayley | 415 comments I'll second Spinning Silver in fantasy.


message 32: by Laura (new)

Laura | 44 comments I second Spinning Silver


message 33: by DJay (new)

DJay (djdjay) | 3 comments Hell, I still have to read all systems red!!!! I'm going to start today...soooo
Artificial Condition for Sci-Fi
and
Spellslinger for Fantasy.


message 34: by Vinca (new)

Vinca Russell (vinxlady) | 1314 comments DJay wrote: "Hell, I still have to read all systems red!!!! I'm going to start today...soooo
Artificial Condition for Sci-Fi
and
Spellslinger for Fantasy."


Going to have to make a tough decision and pick just one of those I'm afraid, we only get one nomination per month, not one for each category :-)


message 35: by DJay (new)

DJay (djdjay) | 3 comments ah.
Then Artificial Condition it is.... I'm sorry about that.


message 36: by Tawallah (new)

Tawallah | 184 comments I will second Way Station


message 37: by Vinca (new)

Vinca Russell (vinxlady) | 1314 comments DJay wrote: "ah.
Then Artificial Condition it is.... I'm sorry about that."


Haha, don't worry about it, we all get carried away in bookish excitement from time to time ;-)


message 38: by Paul, A wanderer in unknown realms (new)

Paul | 3540 comments Mod
Think I'll third Spellslinger. Loving the series so far


message 39: by Shawnie (new)

Shawnie | 1883 comments DJay wrote: "Hell, I still have to read all systems red!!!! I'm going to start today...soooo
Artificial Condition for Sci-Fi
and
Spellslinger for Fantasy."


Artificial Condition was already recommended... 2nd on the list.


message 40: by Shawnie (new)

Shawnie | 1883 comments So Artificial Condition should have a second. :)


Falynn - the TyGrammarSaurus Rex | 519 comments Can I third Artificial Condition pls? (Or fourth, or whatever we are up to ;p )


message 42: by Shawnie (new)

Shawnie | 1883 comments DJay wrote: "Hell, I still have to read all systems red!!!! I'm going to start today...soooo
Artificial Condition for Sci-Fi
and
Spellslinger for Fantasy."


Yes, start All Systems Red. It is so good.


message 43: by Gary (new)

Gary (plaidchuck) | 4 comments I second Way Station by Simack


message 44: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 2937 comments Mod
I haven't given this a whirl in a bit.

The Demolished Man for sci fi.


message 45: by Nic, Wormhole Technician (new)

Nic Margett (enn_eye_cee) | 353 comments Mod
Shawnie wrote: "So Artificial Condition should have a second. :)"

Thanks Shawnie, though I'm sure I would have spotted that eventually!


message 46: by Em (new)

Em (emeralds0ng) | 162 comments I'd like to nominate Ancillary Mercy. Seems Ancillary Justice / Ancillary Sword have already been BotM (and received some very positive and some very negative reactions), so why not complete the trilogy?


message 47: by Christopher (new)

Christopher | 75 comments Wayland wrote: "I haven't given this a whirl in a bit.

The Demolished Man for sci fi."


Didn't that one make it to poll last month?


message 48: by Audrey, Queen of the Potato People (new)

Audrey (niceyackerman) | 2926 comments Mod
Christopher wrote: “Wayland wrote: “I haven’t given this a whirl in a bit.

The Demolished Man for sci fi.”

Didn’t that one make it to poll last month?”


I believe it did.


message 49: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 2937 comments Mod
my mistake.
Ringworld then for sci fi


message 50: by Maximum (new)

Maximum Beans (maximumbeans) | 515 comments Wayland wrote: "my mistake.
Ringworld then for sci fi"


We recently read that I believe, Wayland.


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