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message 1: by Greg, Muad'Dib (new)

Greg | 812 comments Mod
As per the results of our poll on what our next quarterly reading theme would be for September, we have two winning categories - space opera and award winners/nominees of 2018.

Please make your suggestions for book reads that fit into either (or both!) of these themes. As per usual, all suggestions made in this topic will be listed in a poll in a few days' time so that we can vote on the two books for the monthly group read.

If a book has featured in a previous group read in the last 12 months, please do not suggest it for this next group read. You may, however, feel free to repeat any earlier unsuccessful suggestions you (or anybody else) made in previous nomination topics.


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Thorkell Ottarsson | 209 comments Is there a list of Award winners/nominees of 2018 anywhere?


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Thorkell Ottarsson | 209 comments This might help: http://www.sfadb.com/


message 4: by Greg, Muad'Dib (new)

Greg | 812 comments Mod
Thorkell wrote: "This might help: http://www.sfadb.com/"

Excellent! Thanks for that link, Thorkell!


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Thorkell Ottarsson | 209 comments I nominate The Collapsing Empire The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1) by John Scalzi by John Scalzi for award winners.

For space opera I nominate Pandora's Star Pandora's Star by Peter F. Hamilton by Peter F. Hamilton.


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Richard Derus (expendablemudge) | 22 comments For award winners, I'll put up Autonomous by Annalee Newitz and space opera how about Space Opera by Catherynne Valente.


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Thorkell Ottarsson | 209 comments So many nominations. So little time.


message 8: by Greg, Muad'Dib (new)

Greg | 812 comments Mod
Thorkell wrote: "So many nominations. So little time."

LOL The nominations are slow in coming alright!


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Karen Niedzwiecki | 16 comments Keen on Pandora's Star (o:


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Mel | 83 comments I’ll nominate: Mirror Dance Hugo winner. Good reviews, involves clones, political wrangling....something to get your teeth into. Part of a series but apparently, can be read as a stand alone. I have not read this author before, so perhaps it’s time.


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Mel | 83 comments Space opera....going to have to with: Leviathan Wakes


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David Lutkins | 0 comments Will the group accept a Star Trek novel as space opera? If so, I'll nominate Foul Deeds Will Rise by Greg Cox.


message 13: by Greg, Muad'Dib (new)

Greg | 812 comments Mod
David wrote: "Will the group accept a Star Trek novel as space opera? If so, I'll nominate Foul Deeds Will Rise by Greg Cox."

Seems reasonable to me, David.


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David Lutkins | 0 comments Greg wrote: "David wrote: "Will the group accept a Star Trek novel as space opera? If so, I'll nominate Foul Deeds Will Rise by Greg Cox."

Seems reasonable to me, David."


Great, thanks, Greg


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Thorkell Ottarsson | 209 comments Anyone read the First Colony Series? https://www.goodreads.com/series/2222...


message 16: by Greg, Muad'Dib (new)

Greg | 812 comments Mod
Thorkell wrote: "Anyone read the First Colony Series? https://www.goodreads.com/series/2222..."

No. But that looks like a good alternative suggestion.

I'll be setting up a poll shortly by the way.


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Greg | 812 comments Mod
Mel wrote: "I’ll nominate: Mirror Dance Hugo winner. Good reviews, involves clones, political wrangling....something to get your teeth into. Part of a series but apparently, can be read as a stand..."

Hi Mel, I didn't realise this straight away but Mirror Dance doesn't qualify as it was not an award winner in 2018. Can you offer another suggestion?

I'll nominate Neal Asher's The Technician for space opera as I've had a copy of this book for a couple of years. Although it's set in Asher's Polity universe, it is a stand-alone novel.

I don't have a corresponding nomination for award winners/nominess for 2018.


message 18: by Greg, Muad'Dib (new)

Greg | 812 comments Mod
I've set up a poll for the space opera group read here: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1.... It will go live at midnight (GMT) or at 4:00 pm (PDT).


message 19: by Greg, Muad'Dib (new)

Greg | 812 comments Mod
And the poll for the award winners/nominees group read is here: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1.... It will go live at the same time as the space opera poll.


message 20: by Greg, Muad'Dib (new)

Greg | 812 comments Mod
As you will probably have already seen, the books that got the most votes in the poll are The Technician and The Collapsing Empire. The discussion topics for these books can be found here and here, respectively (please click the hyperlinks to reach those topics).

For anyone whose choice did not get picked in the polls, feel free to set up a buddy read topic on the book concerned.


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