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message 1: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 28, 2011 07:18PM) (new)

The votes are in and choice for the November 2011 Science Fiction Theme is Biological Engineering. It's time to start the nominations process so let me know the books you want to read and once we have 5 or so I'll open up a new poll so we can vote on them ....

Clade by Mark Budz
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
The White Plague by Frank Herbert
Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

message 2: by ♥Meagan♥ (new)

♥Meagan♥ (fadedrainbows) | 9 comments Does Brave New World count?

What about Wither?

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I'm going to nominate Clade by Mark Budz

message 4: by Shane (new)

Shane Old Man's War
Old Man's War


Crystal Rain
Crystal Rain

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♥Meagan♥ wrote: "Does Brave New World count?

What about Wither?"

Brave New World definitely counts .... not sure about Wither, though. That seems as much like mutations than engineering, IMO.

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We read Old Man's War july 2010 ... and Crystal Rain I'm not sure qualifies as biological engineering from reading the blurb. Is there something about bioengineering that just isn't included in that blurb?

message 7: by ♥Meagan♥ (new)

♥Meagan♥ (fadedrainbows) | 9 comments True. That's why I double checked :)

message 8: by Jean (new)

Jean Hontz (majkia) I nominate Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. Certainly an interesting take on bioengineering: Darwinists vs Clankers.

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Timothy Woods (woodsbookshelf) | 2 comments Frank Herbert's The White Plague

message 10: by Kevin (last edited Oct 27, 2011 06:26PM) (new)

Kevin Xu (kxu65) | 78 comments Mod
I would like to nominate Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov.

message 11: by Eric (new)

Eric (proggyboog) I don't think we've read The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi in this group. If not, I'll nominate it.

message 12: by stormhawk (new)

stormhawk | 75 comments Next - Michael Crichton

(but only because Jurassic Park isn't available in Kindle edition)

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Bryan (blyoung) | 5 comments Star Dragon by Mike Brotherton

published in 2003 by Tor (hardcover & paperback), and currently available as a free ebook at the author's website:

There are a few formats there, (including rtf and html) so you can use the ebook management software Calibre to convert to any format you need.

message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

wow. Get a little busy, turn my back on you all and *poof* there's a pile of nominations. good job. I'm going to take the first 6 and put them in the poll.

message 15: by Darcy (new)

Darcy Conroy (darcyconroy) Having a little trouble finding The Windup Girl on eBook. I'd prefer kindle because, ironically, I live in Bangkok and Amazon seems to be one of the few companies that doesn't shut me out of their retail library as soon as I enter Thailand as my address. Any thoughts?

message 16: by Eric (new)

Eric (proggyboog) The Windup Girl is available at (

$6, DRM free, pretty much whatever format you want.

message 17: by Darcy (new)

Darcy Conroy (darcyconroy) Thank you! A great site to discover :)

Eric wrote: "The Windup Girl is available at (

$6, DRM free, pretty much whatever format you want."

message 18: by Eric (new)

Eric (proggyboog) Yeah, they're probably my #2 source for ebooks.

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