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message 1: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
What theme does everyone want to read in May?

Nominations will be open until 10th of March.


message 2: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
I nominate MAGIC


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Oooh I soooooooooo second Magic!
But I'll nominate Fantasy


message 4: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith I nominate THE FUTURE.

Any story set in the future, which would most likely be sci fi, although there are most likely fantasy or sci/fantasy examples too.


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

Ooh sounds interesting... :)


message 6: by Heather (new)

Heather Tribe (tribefox) Well since its Mother's Day, perhaps we could read a fantasy with a strong female character :-)


message 7: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Or perhaps feminist sci fi set in the future... :)


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

ooh and then what would you recommend?


message 9: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Took a quick look at the feminist sf in my library:
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Dawn by Octavia Butler
Air: Or, Have Not Have by Geoff Ryman
The Gate to Women's Country by Sheri S. Tepper
Short stories by James Tiptree Jr.

All really good reads. You'd probably have to order Tepper and Butler online, but the Atwood is practically a classic, and there's a free e-book available. You can find some of Tiptree's stuff online. 'The Women Men Don't See' and 'Houston, Houston Do You Read' are two of the most famous.

It's been a while since I read some good feminist sf though, I should go and find some new stuff...


message 10: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith There are some links to James Tiptree Jr. short stories at the bottom of the wikipedia page here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Ti....

I recommend 'The Last Flight of Doctor Ain' as well - brilliant. It's eco, or eco-feminist sci fi.


message 11: by Emma (new)

Emma (emmauk007) | 1081 comments I nominate Mystery and Thriller


message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

Thriller, if we do that then I've got an suggestion...


message 13: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
Nice we have a lot of nominations! :)


message 14: by Lerize (new)

Lerize (atalanta) | 70 comments I nominate Regency Romance. But otherwise it's a tie with Magic and Fantasy (almost the same thing really).


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

And I think Lu and I have just the books in mind for those themes... hehehe


message 16: by Sonette (new)

Sonette | 384 comments I second fantasy so the next book in the Percy Jackson series can be nominated for that theme. By this time you all should be seriously addicted anyway!


message 17: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
Sonette wrote: "I second fantasy so the next book in the Percy Jackson series can be nominated for that theme. By this time you all should be seriously addicted anyway!"

Hehe can't wait to get started :)


message 18: by Lu (last edited Mar 07, 2010 05:08AM) (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
Ok a summary:


Lu - Magic
Niecole - Fantasy (seconded by Sonette)
Lauren - The Future
- Feminist Sci-Fi
Heather - Strong female character
Emma - Mystery
- Thriller
Lerize - Regency Romance

Look right?


message 19: by Emma (new)

Emma (emmauk007) | 1081 comments Looks good to me :-)


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

Yeah!!!!
When do we vote?


message 21: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
on the 11th :)


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

Ok cant wait then :)


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