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

Teresa Carrigan | 2465 comments Mod
This thread is for nominations for LIMITED category for February 2020.

LIMITED books are books that are unlikely to be available to all members. Typically these will be Indie books, but can also include books available only as ebook or from a single vendor, or books only available in a few countries. The general rule of thumb is if it doesn’t qualify for READER, then it should fit into LIMITED.

Must be
* currently in print in at least one format, either ebook or physical book. Requiring a special order from a store or website counts, but not if the book is only available used.
* Books posted to be read online count.
* Kindle Unlimited books count.
* 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.
* Please no blatantly erotic books, as some of our members are not full adults yet.

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.


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

Teresa Carrigan | 2465 comments Mod
I nominate Mirabile by Janet Kagan Mirabile by Janet Kagan. I reread this about once a year - one of my favorites. It’s currently in print only as ebook, but some used paperbacks can be found.

Yes, this is also nominated for Themed. If it is seconded on both threads, I have a standing policy for how to handle the random numbers part.


message 3: by Audrey (new)

Audrey | 284 comments I second Mirabile.


message 4: by Teresa, Plan B is in Effect (new)

Teresa Carrigan | 2465 comments Mod
Thank you!


message 5: by Suman (last edited Jan 16, 2020 12:12AM) (new)

Suman Saha (suman_saha) | 32 comments I nominate A Fire Upon the Deep A Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought, #1) by Vernor Vinge by Vernor Vinge. This is one of the best classic space opera novels. Being an old book, hard copy aren't available in most of the local book stores. However, it can be found in few online stores.


message 6: by Atl (new)

Atl (dark_leo) | 9 comments I second a fire upon the deep, I have a hard copy .


message 7: by Suman (new)

Suman Saha (suman_saha) | 32 comments Atl wrote: "I second a fire upon the deep, I have a hard copy ."

Thanks Alt


message 8: by Teresa, Plan B is in Effect (new)

Teresa Carrigan | 2465 comments Mod
Suman wrote: "I nominate A Fire Upon the DeepA Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought, #1) by Vernor Vinge by Vernor Vinge. This is one of the best classic space opera novels. Being an old book, hard copy a..."
We already read this one, way back in 2014. The next time we do a Reread theme you could nominate it.


message 9: by Suman (new)

Suman Saha (suman_saha) | 32 comments Teresa wrote: "Suman wrote: "I nominate A Fire Upon the DeepA Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought, #1) by Vernor Vinge by Vernor Vinge. This is one of the best classic space opera novels. Being an old boo..."

Alas, my apologies for not following the book list of the group. Sure, we can add this book for a reread session in future.


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

Teresa Carrigan | 2465 comments Mod
It’s okay by me if you nominate a book we have already read, just don’t get upset when it is disqualified. I’ve made nominations myself that way. ;)


message 11: by Suman (last edited Jan 16, 2020 08:13PM) (new)

Suman Saha (suman_saha) | 32 comments I would nominate From a Changeling Star From a Changeling Star (Starstream, #1) by Jeffrey A. Carver by Jeffrey A. Carver. This is supposed to be a twisted thriller with mind bending adventures. While hard copied are harder to find, ebooks are available in fewer sites.


message 12: by Teresa, Plan B is in Effect (new)

Teresa Carrigan | 2465 comments Mod
Summary so far:
Mirabile by Janet Kagan Mirabile by Janet Kagan. Nominated by Teresa. Seconded by Audrey.
From a Changeling Star (Starstream, #1) by Jeffrey A. Carver From a Changeling Star by Jeffrey A. Carver. Nominated by Suman. Awaiting seconds.


message 13: by Teresa, Plan B is in Effect (new)

Teresa Carrigan | 2465 comments Mod
Nominations will close on the 22nd. Pending more seconds, our pick will be Mirabile.


message 14: by Teresa, Plan B is in Effect (new)

Teresa Carrigan | 2465 comments Mod
Nominations are now closed. Our Limited pick is Mirabile!


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