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message 1: by Liz M (new)

Liz M 20.4 - In honor of A Christmas Carol, read a novel that looks forward to the future, OR a novel that looks backward to the past. The time the book is set should be at least 25 years before/after the year of publication.


message 2: by Elizabeth (Alaska) (last edited Nov 13, 2011 07:54AM) (new)

Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11730 comments Just a hint here: the 25 years stipulation was specifically because of 1984, which might not sound so futuristic now, but was more than 25 years in the future from the date of original publication. Some of you might be interested in some of the futures classics, and you are more than free to partake.

As to historical books, most of Dickens, for instance, are not historical novels, so be careful here. However, his A Tale of Two Cities is a true historical novel, so feel free to check out other classics that might have been historical novels at the time of publication.


message 3: by Denae (new)

Denae (whimsicalmeerkat) Just to clarify; only fiction applies for this task?


message 4: by Elizabeth (Alaska) (last edited Nov 14, 2011 09:42AM) (new)

Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11730 comments Denae wrote: "Just to clarify; only fiction applies for this task?"

Yes, the task specifically says "novel."


message 5: by Denae (new)

Denae (whimsicalmeerkat) thank you


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

Does alternate history work for this task?


message 7: by Camille (new)

Camille Thinking about Replay by Ken Grimwood for this one.


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11730 comments nsfancy wrote: "Does alternate history work for this task?"

Yes, you can use alternate history.


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "nsfancy wrote: "Does alternate history work for this task?"

Yes, you can use alternate history."


Thanks!


message 10: by Liz (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) Does general fantasy work for this task?


message 11: by Liz M (last edited Dec 29, 2011 06:24PM) (new)

Liz M Liz Vegas wrote: "Does general fantasy work for this task?"

Not necessarily. The book should be set in a specific time, otherwise how do we know it is set in a time that +/- 25 years from publication date? I think I assumed the task would primarily be geared for historical fiction and, for lack of a better genre-specific phrase, future fiction.


message 12: by Liz (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) ok. thanks. :)


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