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BotM Suggestions & Voting > Book of the Month nominations - May 2019

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message 1: by Rinn, Captain of the SSV Normandy (last edited Apr 14, 2019 05:33AM) (new)

Rinn (rinnsohma) | 3456 comments Mod
– 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 this month; instead you must wait until next month to nominate them again. A book counts as “nominated” when it makes 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 on the group bookshelf)
– 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:
- Out of the Silent Planet (x2)
- Obscura
- Downbelow Station
- Ack-Ack Macaque (x2)
- The January Dancer
- Afterparty
- Harmony
- Valour's Choice
- New Moon
- Into the Black
- Ninefox Gambit
- The Last Colony (x2)
- Lion City

FANTASY:
- Rotherweird
- The Blinding Knife
- The Spook's Apprentice (Revenge of the Witch)
- Twelve Kings in Sharakhai (x2)
- Grey Sister (x3)
- Abarat
- The Bird King
- The Raven Tower (x3)
- Before They Are Hanged
- Blood Song
- The Child Thief
- Brimstone Angels


message 2: by Em (new)

Em (emeralds0ng) | 162 comments Out of the Silent Planet for sci-fi please!


message 3: by Dawn (new)

Dawn | 1131 comments Obscura by Joe Hill for sci-fi please


message 4: by Lel (new)

Lel (lelspear) | 1802 comments Can I nominate The Blinding Knife for fantasy please


message 7: by Al (new)

Al Burke (alburke47) | 37 comments The Thousand Scars by Michael R. Baker for fantasy please.


message 8: by Hope (new)

Hope | 47 comments I'd like to nominate Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence for fantasy please.


message 10: by Milou (new)

Milou | 486 comments Id like to nominate Abarat for Fantasy please


message 11: by Rinn, Captain of the SSV Normandy (new)

Rinn (rinnsohma) | 3456 comments Mod
Al wrote: "The Thousand Scars by Michael R. Baker for fantasy please."

I took a look at this one, because it's from an indie pub, and it doesn't actually seem to be available anywhere. Unfortunately we won't be able to list it for nominations.


message 12: by Steve (new)

Steve | 158 comments Could I nominate The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson for fantasy, please?


message 13: by Melanie (new)

Melanie | 1227 comments Ack-Ack Macaque for Sci-fi. It seems unique and like the type of books, this group would appreciate.


RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) Griffin (alwaysdaddyprincess) (alwaydaddygirl) | 5 comments Science Fiction:
Out of Silence Plant

Fantasy:
Revenge of the Witch

🇺🇸🐾


message 15: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 2865 comments Mod
RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) wrote: "Science Fiction:
Out of Silence Plant

Fantasy:
Revenge of the Witch

🇺🇸🐾"


Only one nomination per person per month, RM


message 16: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 2865 comments Mod
Danielle wrote: "Twelve Kings in Sharakhai by Bradley P. Beaulieu for fantasy please"

Second.


RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) Griffin (alwaysdaddyprincess) (alwaydaddygirl) | 5 comments My apologies. Did not read the comments in this thread and forget the rules in this group. The downside of joining too many groups.😁📚

I will like to vote for:
Science Fiction:
Out of Silence Plant


Mahalo,
RM
🐾🇺🇸


message 18: by Laura (new)

Laura | 39 comments Second “Grey Sister”


message 19: by Rinn, Captain of the SSV Normandy (new)

Rinn (rinnsohma) | 3456 comments Mod
RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) wrote: "My apologies. Did not read the comments in this thread and forget the rules in this group. The downside of joining too many groups.😁📚

I will like to vote for:
Science Fiction:
Out of Silence Plant..."


I can't find this book anywhere. Could you please link to it on Goodreads?


message 21: by Freya, Dragon Rider (new)

Freya (flamecat) | 1810 comments Mod
Afterparty by Daryll Gregory for science fiction please


message 22: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 2865 comments Mod
Rinn wrote: "RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) wrote: "My apologies. Did not read the comments in this thread and forget the rules in this group. The downside of joining too many groups.😁📚

I will like to vote for:
Science F..."


Rinn, I think this was supposed to be Out Of The Silent Planet, at a guess and attempt at translation.


message 23: by Alex (new)

Alex Helm | 10 comments The Raven Tower for fantasy


message 24: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 1644 comments How about Harmony for SciFi please...


message 25: by Amy (new)

Amy | 407 comments Before They Are Hanged for fantasy please. Thanks.


Falynn - the TyGrammarSaurus Rex | 518 comments Valour's Choice for sci fi please.

I love this series & want more people to squeal about it with please!


message 27: by Hayley (new)

Hayley | 392 comments 3rd Grey Sister please. Although I've not read red sister yet I'm planning to very soon!


message 28: by Maximum (new)

Maximum Beans (maximumbeans) | 515 comments Blood Song for Fantasy please


message 29: by Mike (new)

Mike (mikenl) Luna New Moon by Ian McDonald for science fiction please


message 30: by Christopher (new)

Christopher | 74 comments I would nominate Orbitsville by Bob Shaw for SciFi! :D


message 31: by Shawnie (new)

Shawnie | 1739 comments Into the Black for SF, please.


message 32: by Kaitlin (new)

Kaitlin I'd like to nominate Ninefox Gambit for SF. (I'm pretty sure it hasn't been read before.)


message 33: by Audrey, Queen of the Potato People (new)

Audrey (niceyackerman) | 2816 comments Mod
The Last Colony for sci fi


message 34: by Ophelia (new)

Ophelia Gunn (opheliagunn) | 66 comments The Child Thief for fantasy please.

I'm hoping it's eligible (it's a dark fairy tale retelling, but still technically fantasy).


message 35: by Rinn, Captain of the SSV Normandy (new)

Rinn (rinnsohma) | 3456 comments Mod
Ah, thanks for clearing that up, Wayland - didn't even make the connection there!

Shawnie wrote: "Into the Black for SF, please."

I was going to say no, this is self-published, but now I see 47north is an actual imprint of Amazon, and doesn't deal with self-pubbed books. Never knew they had an actual publishing house!

I'll leave these open for another 24 hours.


message 36: by Paul (new)

Paul  Perry (pezski) | 39 comments Melanie wrote: "Ack-Ack Macaque for Sci-fi. It seems unique and like the type of books, this group would appreciate."

I'll second this, had it for a while and it looks like fun


message 37: by Shruti (new)

Shruti Raven Tower please!


message 39: by Bryan (new)

Bryan | 15 comments I second The Last Colony


message 40: by Cendaquenta (new)

Cendaquenta | 54 comments Can I second Out of the Silent Planet and/or The Raven Tower please?


message 41: by Veronica (new)

Veronica | 24 comments I’d like to nominate Lion City by Ng Yi-Sheng.


message 42: by Veronica (new)

Veronica | 24 comments I guess I should specify, Lion City is science-fiction.


message 43: by Rinn, Captain of the SSV Normandy (new)

Rinn (rinnsohma) | 3456 comments Mod
Cendaquenta wrote: "Can I second Out of the Silent Planet and/or The Raven Tower please?"

You can second one, which would you prefer?


message 44: by Cendaquenta (new)

Cendaquenta | 54 comments Rinn wrote: "Cendaquenta wrote: "Can I second Out of the Silent Planet and/or The Raven Tower please?"

You can second one, which would you prefer?"


I'll second Raven Tower then.


message 45: by Rinn, Captain of the SSV Normandy (new)

Rinn (rinnsohma) | 3456 comments Mod
Nominations are closed, I'll get the polls up!


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