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message 1: by S.E., Gray Mouser (new)

S.E. Lindberg (selindberg) | 2187 comments Mod
As usual, we'll get a poll together soon to select group read topics for the following two months (March April).

Any nominations for "themes" or specific books to put into the poll?

I took note of several mentioned by members here:
▪ "lost continents"? (Atlantis, Lemuria, etc.)
▪ Cifford Ball (post REH Conan)
▪ KJ Parker
▪ Tolkien (in honor of Christopher Tolkien's passing)
▪ Scott Oden (his Twilight of the Gods arrives Feb-18-2019)

Thoughts?


message 2: by Bill (new)

Bill Hope | 9 comments I'd be all about Clifford Ball.....


message 3: by S.wagenaar (new)

S.wagenaar | 388 comments Oooo...Scott has a new book out next month; the timing would perfect!


message 4: by Richard (new)

Richard | 656 comments The Thief of Forthe and Other Stories by Clifford Ball
The Thief of Forthe and Other Stories

This is his complete works. It's well worth a read. Not for todays sensibilities, but nice nostalgia.


message 5: by Richard (new)

Richard | 656 comments Lost continents has a wealth of possibilities.

Heroes of Atlantis & Lemuria
Elak of Atlantis
Kull: Exile of Atlantis
Mention My Name in Atlantis
The Serpent
The Tritonian Ring

Just to name a few off the top of my head.


message 6: by Richard (new)

Richard | 656 comments Since Scott Oden was brought up, it made me curious if the group has ever spotlighted an author from within the group as a group read. How does everyone else feel about this?


message 7: by Joseph, Master Ultan (new)

Joseph | 1187 comments Mod
As the person who originally suggested lost continents, I have definite thoughts on the subject, but those all look like worthy contenders.


message 8: by Richard (new)

Richard | 656 comments Didnt Lin Carter have an anthology about Lost Continents?


message 9: by S.E., Gray Mouser (new)

S.E. Lindberg (selindberg) | 2187 comments Mod
Richard, we’ve had a couple author/members spotlighted in group reads. Recently, Howard Andrew Jones for instance.

I am ok with doing that...but like to stay toward the end of nominating authors/books organically.... and staying clear of starting advertising (self-nomination) in the group read section (we have other sections/threads for that).


message 10: by Joseph, Master Ultan (new)

Joseph | 1187 comments Mod
Richard wrote: "Didnt Lin Carter have an anthology about Lost Continents?"

Yep! The Magic of Atlantis


message 11: by Richard (new)

Richard | 656 comments @Seth
Understood. It makes good sense for it to be organic.

@Joseph
I thought so; just couldnt remember the name.


message 12: by S.E., Gray Mouser (new)

S.E. Lindberg (selindberg) | 2187 comments Mod
Check out the poll... https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...

I haven't voted yet, but I did buy Kindle versions of The Thief of Forthe and Other Stories and The Sleeping City.... already have Twilight of the Gods preordered....


message 13: by L.D. (new)

L.D. Whitney (ldwhitney) | 19 comments Has there been any reads of Phillip Jose Farmer's "Hadon of Ancient Opar" and its sequels?


message 14: by Joseph, Master Ultan (new)

Joseph | 1187 comments Mod
Nothing formal; and those are ones that have been sitting on my shelf for rather a long time ...


message 15: by S.E., Gray Mouser (new)

S.E. Lindberg (selindberg) | 2187 comments Mod
hey LD, I can add those to the list. This thread was for ideas for an earlier groupread, but Ill keep track


message 16: by L.D. (new)

L.D. Whitney (ldwhitney) | 19 comments Oh crap, sorry! I must have misread the topic title. My bad.


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