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message 1: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (last edited Aug 10, 2020 12:30PM) (new)

Wayland Smith | 2960 comments Mod
Ok, folks. Put your nominations here.

Books can not be self-published, no nominating your own work (I feel the pain there), no audio book only, must be actually available in both Europe and North America by Sept 1.

If you're unclear, check the book shelf. No repeats of books we've already read, series must be done in order (don't nominate book 2 first, or go from 2 to 4. 5 is right out.)

Due to some problems with numbers lately, no seconding others' choices.

Void where prohibited, some settling may occur during shipping, consult your physician in case of unexpected side effects.

Got all that? Now for the fun part.

Sci fi
Salvation (Shawnie)
METAtropolis: The Dawn of Uncivilization (Melanie)
The Collapsing Empire (Dawn)
Shift (Lel)
Every Sky a Grave (Hayley)
The Day of the Triffids (Freya)
Diving into the Wreck (Hope)
Parable of the Sower (Chris)
Extreme Makeover (Audrey)
Hollow Kingdom (Jessica)
Rama II (Christopher)

Fantasy
The Two Towers(Mary)
Homeland (NECC)
Gods of Jade and Shadow (Vinca)
Empire of Sand (Johanne)
Arrows of the Queen (Paul)
The Little Prince(Eric)
Novice Dragoneer (Roger)
Jesus and John (Steve)
The Outstretched Shadow (Wolf Maiden)
Inkheart(Sarah)
Holy Sister (Amy)
The Kingdom of Copper (Laura)
Wake of Vultures (Wayland)


message 2: by Shawnie (new)

Shawnie | 1941 comments Salvation by Peter Hamilton for SF, please. Let's try it again...


message 3: by Melanie (new)

Melanie | 1289 comments METAtropolis: The Dawn of Uncivilization for sci-fi. It looks interesting.


message 5: by N.E.C.C. (new)

N.E.C.C. | 127 comments Homeland by R.A. Salvatore for fantasy.


message 6: by Dawn (new)

Dawn | 1141 comments The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi for sci-fi please


message 7: by Lel (new)

Lel (lelspear) | 1909 comments Can I nominate Shift for sci fi please.


message 8: by Corey (new)

Corey W. | 2 comments The Bone Ships by RJ Barker for Fantasy
Empire of Silence by Christopher Ruicchio For Sci fi


message 9: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 2960 comments Mod
Corey wrote: "The Bone Ships by RJ Barker for Fantasy
Empire of Silence by Christopher Ruicchio For Sci fi"


Either/or, Corey. Please pick one of those.


message 10: by Vinca (new)

Vinca Russell (vinxlady) | 1328 comments I'd like to nominate Gods of Jade and Shadow for fantasy please. Just look at that cover...

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia


message 11: by Johanne (new)

Johanne *the biblionaut* | 572 comments I nominate Empire of Sand for fantasy


message 12: by Paul (last edited Aug 06, 2020 02:36AM) (new)

Paul  Perry (pezski) | 39 comments Somehow, I've never read Mercedes Lackey, but have recently started following her on Quora where she debunks idiots with great wit and finesse, so have bought Arrows of the Queen to start her Valdemar series and would like to nominate that for fantasy.


message 13: by Hayley (new)

Hayley | 431 comments Johanne wrote: "I nominate Empire of Sand for fantasy"
I was just about to nominate that one too :D

I'll go for Every Sky a Grave for sci fi instead please


message 14: by Johanne (new)

Johanne *the biblionaut* | 572 comments Hayley wrote: "Johanne wrote: "I nominate Empire of Sand for fantasy"
I was just about to nominate that one too :D

I'll go for Every Sky a Grave for sci fi instead please"


:)


message 15: by Eric (new)

Eric | 84 comments Le petit prince (original)
The Little Prince (english translation) for fantasy


message 16: by Roger, Knight Radiant (new)

Roger | 2015 comments Mod
Mary wrote: "The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien"

The Fellowship of the Ring was just done as a BOTM, I don't believe The Two Towers has ever been done as a BOTM so that should be next.


message 17: by Roger, Knight Radiant (new)

Roger | 2015 comments Mod
I'd like to nominate Novice Dragoneer by E.E Knight for fantasy.


message 18: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 431 comments I’d like to nominate Hollow Kingdom for sci fi please! Thanks


message 19: by Steve (new)

Steve | 158 comments Could I nominate Jesus and John for fantasy, please? (:


message 21: by Sam (new)

Sam (aramsamsam) | 359 comments I second Arrows of the Queen. The three Lackey books I read were fantastic.


message 22: by Roger, Knight Radiant (new)

Roger | 2015 comments Mod
Sam wrote: "I second Arrows of the Queen. The three Lackey books I read were fantastic."

Seconding is no longer allowed since we were not getting the numbers to fill out polls with them.


message 23: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 641 comments I'd like to nominate Inkheart by Cornelia Funke for fantasy


message 24: by Amy (new)

Amy | 410 comments Holy Sister for fantasy please :)


message 25: by Freya, Dragon Rider (new)

Freya (flamecat) | 1831 comments Mod
The Day of the Triffids for sci-fi please Wayland (I'm using the app so struggling to check, but don't think it's been read by the group)


message 26: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 2960 comments Mod
Jessica wrote: "I’d like to nominate Hollow Kingdom for sci fi please! Thanks"

Jessica, I'm finding a few books of that name. Could you give me a link or an author?


message 27: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 2960 comments Mod
Ok, awaiting responses to a few questions.

I'd say we're good on fantasy, but feel free to nominate if you are so moved.

We could use a few more Sci fi ones.

Edited Return of the King to The Two Towers per Roger's note.


message 28: by Hope (last edited Aug 06, 2020 03:28PM) (new)

Hope | 50 comments I would like to nominate Diving into the Wreck for sci-fi please.


message 29: by Chris (new)

Chris SF: Parable of the Sower


message 30: by Audrey, Queen of the Potato People (new)

Audrey (niceyackerman) | 2962 comments Mod
Extreme Makeover for sci fi.


message 31: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 431 comments Sorry Wayland, it’s Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton. Thanks!


message 32: by Syreeta (new)

Syreeta Moore (mystactral) | 13 comments The Little Prince for fantasy! Ahh I love that book. My book club is actually reading it rn too :)


message 33: by Christopher (new)

Christopher | 75 comments I would nominate Rama by Arthur C Clarke for Sci Fi!


message 34: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 2960 comments Mod
Christopher wrote: "I would nominate Rama by Arthur C Clarke for Sci Fi!"

If you mean Rendezvous with Rama, we did that in 2017


message 35: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 2960 comments Mod
Leaving this open over night, I will close and make polls Monday.


message 36: by Freya, Dragon Rider (new)

Freya (flamecat) | 1831 comments Mod
Wayland, there's a number of Arthur C Clarke's with 'Rama' in the title - I'm guessing the next in the series :)


message 37: by Laura (new)

Laura | 45 comments The City of Brass for fantasy


message 38: by Eric (new)

Eric | 84 comments Wayland wrote: "Christopher wrote: "I would nominate Rama by Arthur C Clarke for Sci Fi!"

If you mean Rendezvous with Rama, we did that in 2017"


Looking into the library, Rama II by Arthur C. Clarke is the sequel to Randez with Rama. Maybe that's what Christopher meant.


message 39: by Laura (new)

Laura | 45 comments Wait, now that I think about it, I think this was a previous book. If it was, then I choose The Kingdom of Copper, which is book 2 for fantasy.


message 40: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 2960 comments Mod
Laura, making the change.

Freya, Eric, I will make it Rama II.

Nominations will close and polls will open at some point tomorrow as life allows.


message 41: by Christopher (new)

Christopher | 75 comments Freya wrote: "Wayland, there's a number of Arthur C Clarke's with 'Rama' in the title - I'm guessing the next in the series :)"

Yes indeed!


message 42: by Paul (new)

Paul  Perry (pezski) | 39 comments Christopher wrote: "Freya wrote: "Wayland, there's a number of Arthur C Clarke's with 'Rama' in the title - I'm guessing the next in the series :)"

Yes indeed!"



And then there was the Culture Club song that referenced it, Rama Chameleon...


I'll get my coat.


message 43: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 2960 comments Mod
Paul wrote: "Christopher wrote: "Freya wrote: "Wayland, there's a number of Arthur C Clarke's with 'Rama' in the title - I'm guessing the next in the series :)"

Yes indeed!"


And then there was the Culture Cl..."


Right. You. Out! *points to the door*

That was bad enough to be something I'd say...


message 44: by Paul (new)

Paul  Perry (pezski) | 39 comments Wayland wrote: "That was bad enough to be something I'd say..."


Sometimes a pained groan is as a good a result as a hearty laugh :)


message 45: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 2960 comments Mod
Ok folks, now that I'm back up again, I'm putting in my own nomination, and closing this down. Polls will be up today.


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