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

Maggie K | 1282 comments Mod
It's time to start another series!

Please make all nominations here......


message 2: by Maggie, space cruisin' for a bruisin' (last edited Aug 25, 2018 08:21AM) (new)

Maggie K | 1282 comments Mod
I am going to nominate Nexus, a trilogy by Ramez Naam


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

mark monday (majestic-plural) | 1276 comments Mod
LOL I'm still working on the last series read. no nominations from this corner!


message 4: by Lena (new)

Lena The Nexus linked me to something German.


message 5: by Scott (new)

Scott The Engines of God (The Academy Series)


message 6: by Lena (new)

Lena I've been wanting listen to this steampunk series: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Fall-o...


message 7: by Maggie, space cruisin' for a bruisin' (last edited Aug 25, 2018 08:23AM) (new)

Maggie K | 1282 comments Mod
Lena wrote: "The Nexus linked me to something German."

Thanks Lena, all fixed now. Could you change your link to a goodreads link? Thanks!


message 8: by Maggie, space cruisin' for a bruisin' (new)

Maggie K | 1282 comments Mod
mark wrote: "LOL I'm still working on the last series read. no nominations from this corner!"

Me too!


message 10: by Silvana (new)

Silvana (silvaubrey) Maggie wrote: "It's time to start another series!

Please make all nominations here......"


Does not have to be a finished series? I want to nominate Thrawn.


message 11: by Anthony (new)

Anthony (froissant) | 29 comments There are only 2 books in the series, but I nominate Ilium and Olympos


message 12: by Katy (last edited Aug 25, 2018 03:57PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) I'll nominate the Broken Earth Trilogy:
first book is The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin


message 13: by Cordelia (new)

Cordelia (anne21) Katy wrote: "I'll nominate the Broken Earth Trilogy:
first book is The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin"


I would really like to read that one too


message 14: by Maggie, space cruisin' for a bruisin' (new)

Maggie K | 1282 comments Mod
Silvana wrote: "Maggie wrote: "It's time to start another series!

Please make all nominations here......"

Does not have to be a finished series? I want to nominate Thrawn."


It should be, or it wont go over well. You might want to nominate it as a single book instead next time it fits the criteria


message 15: by Maggie, space cruisin' for a bruisin' (new)

Maggie K | 1282 comments Mod
Katy wrote: "I'll nominate the Broken Earth Trilogy:
first book is The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin"


I liked this book, but it really is more Fantasy than sci-fi.


message 16: by Allan (new)

Allan Phillips I wouldn't object to that one, it would fill a lot of 2018 goals. Already read the first one and found a copy of the 3rd, just looking for the 2nd.


message 17: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) Me either, but isn't it a fantasy??


message 18: by Allan (new)

Allan Phillips I'd classify it more as fantasy than sci-fi. But since it's won three straight Hugos, I think we could let it slide. I mean, the VALIS trilogy is not really sci-fi either, it's more like philosophy.


message 19: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) Allan wrote: "I'd classify it more as fantasy than sci-fi. But since it's won three straight Hugos, I think we could let it slide. I mean, the VALIS trilogy is not really sci-fi either, it's more like philosophy."

I recently watched a documentary about PKD and they were saying he was in the middle of an "experience" that came out in the book.


message 20: by Allan (new)

Allan Phillips From what I've read, much of what he wrote after his suicide attempt in 1973 (4?) was trying to understand what led to that and what was going on inside his mind. VALIS is a pretty clear manifestation of that I think, which is why I say it's more philosophy than sci-fi. Other than PKD being a noted sci-fi author, if you didn't know who it was, would you classify it as sci-fi? There's the premise about a beam from space, but that's not really what it's about, and the other two books don't have such contrivances.


message 21: by Lena (new)

Lena Broken Earth is High Fantasy.


message 22: by Cordelia (new)

Cordelia (anne21) Maggie wrote: "Katy wrote: "I'll nominate the Broken Earth Trilogy:
first book is The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin"

I liked this book, but it really is more Fantasy than sci-fi."


And I suspect that that series has been read by lots of people already.


message 23: by Katy (last edited Aug 26, 2018 08:08PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) Maggie wrote: "Katy wrote: "I'll nominate the Broken Earth Trilogy:
first book is The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin"

I liked this book, but it really is more Fantasy than sci-fi."


As moderator, I will let you decide if it fits or not. Sorry if I have caused an issue. I found it on this list: https://theportalist.com/best-sci-fi-...


message 24: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) Cordelia wrote: "Maggie wrote: "Katy wrote: "I'll nominate the Broken Earth Trilogy:
first book is The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin"

I liked this book, but it really is more Fantas..."


I haven't read it yet. I third the Engines of God nomination. One of the last sci-fi recommendations I got from my Dad (who died in 2013) was that series.


message 25: by Phil (new)

Phil | 56 comments I also suggest the engines of god nomination. I read the first 6 books or so about a decade ago and they are great!


message 26: by Scott (new)

Scott Phil wrote: "I also suggest the engines of god nomination. I read the first 6 books or so about a decade ago and they are great!"

I loooove Jack McDevitt! He's one of the guys that got me back into SF several years ago.


message 27: by Allan (new)

Allan Phillips Haven't read any of them but I do have Engines on my shelf, so I'm good with this nomination.


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