Vote for Jan/Feb/Mar Titles

Discussion in 'Book Club' started by dwndrgn, Nov 1, 2006.

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Pick the most interesting flavor...

Poll closed Nov 16, 2006.
  1. The Master and Margarita, Bulgakov

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. The Deed of Paksenarrion, Moon

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  3. Hades' Daughter, Douglass

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. Replay, Grimwood

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Soldier of Sidon, Wolfe

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Armageddon's Children, Brooks

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  7. The Long Run, Moran

    4 vote(s)
    26.7%
  8. Scar Night, Campbell

    5 vote(s)
    33.3%
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    dwndrgn

    dwndrgn Fierce Vowelless One Staff Member

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    Ok, here are the eight titles you have to vote on for the first three months of next year.

    Remember, this is all in fun, nobody is forced to read a book if they don't feel like it. However, it is also done to stretch our horizons, possibly read something new and different and discover new authors and friends. So think about that as you vote, not necessarily what you want to read, but what might be new and interesting to read. Try something new. Taste a new flavor.

    As stated in the nomination thread - the three titles with the most votes will be respectively the choices for January, February and March. And I will state again, in bold and uncompromising text (you can just feel the forceful personality here can't you??) DO NOT VOTE IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED IN READING THE BOOK OR JOINING IN ON THE DISCUSSION. This way with a record of votes we have a close approximation of the number of people who plan on reading the book and coming back and enlightening us with their opinion of the work. The Book Club has already folded once due to lack of participation, and I would really like for it to succeed. January will be our test month. So, vote, read, discuss, make me happy!!
     
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    Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    Since we're voting for three months worth of books, do we get three votes each, or only one?
     
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    BookStop

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    I voted for The Long Run. My husband has been trying to get me to read 'the best damn sci-fi book ever written' for ages.
     
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    Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    I voted for Scar Night. Because it sounds interesting and because most of the others are old, and I don't see people being able to run down to their local bookstore and pick them up. It would be nice if we started out with a real discussion, not a lot of people saying they couldn't get the book.
     
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    Brown Rat

    Brown Rat wandering & wondering

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    I voted for Moon, for no particular reason.

    Dwndrgn, is it OK if I just sign up to participate in January? I want to see how it goes, timewise, before I make promises about February and March.
     
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    dwndrgn

    dwndrgn Fierce Vowelless One Staff Member

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    Darned good question. Unfortunately our software allows us either unlimited voting or one per person. No in between (that I could find, Brian may have other thoughts). So, it is one vote per person.
     
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    Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    They have more than one vote per person over on sffworld, if I remember correctly, and it's vBulletin there, too. So maybe it's something Brian can flip a virtual switch and make it happen.
     
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    Dave

    Dave Wherever I Am, I'm There Staff Member

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    I'm not going to vote, but I still plan to participate, even if I only read the first months. I would like to read something different and I've not read any of those before, so I'd be happy with whatever choice is made.
     
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    dwndrgn

    dwndrgn Fierce Vowelless One Staff Member

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    Absolutely! You can participate in any month you wish, or all of them. We promise not to tie you down and force you to read :D
     
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    mosaix

    mosaix Active Member

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    That sounds like a good recommendation. I'll give it ago. It gets my vote too.
     
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    jackokent

    jackokent Jack of all trades

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    I've voted for " the long run" too for no special reason other than that I am being a total sheep:)
     
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    murphy

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    FYI, having read and enjoyed all of Daniel Keyes Moran's books, I did a search for The Long Run on: eBay, Barnes & Noble, Amazon US and Amazon UK. The cheapest book I found was about $14.00 US at B&N. The Amazon starting price was $89.00. Just thought you should know.

    I have a battered paperback that since I have read and enjoyed it several times, I'd be willing to send it to anyone who wants it for the price of the postage.
     
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    jenna

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    Well I voted for the Sara Douglass book obviously, but I really really want to read Scar Night too. I saw a write up of it in a little brochure I get from a book shop I'm a member of, and it looks hella cool. I was definitely planning on buying it anyway after Xmas, so it would work out really well if it turns out to be a book club book!
     
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    BookStop

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    Actually, Amazon has numerous used copies for little money.

    Amazon.com: Used and New: Long Run, The

    Amazon.co.uk: Used and New: Long Run

    I checked before I nominated because I knew it was out of print.
     
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    murphy

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    Oopsy.:eek: When I checked Amazon, I didn't look at the list. But on the title page it said new and used starting from $89.95. Must have misread. Sorry for the misinformation.
     
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    BookStop

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    I must ask, Murphy, is The Long Run 'the best damn sci-fi book ever writen' as my husband delcares it to be? He knows my tastes, so I assume I'll love the book too.
     
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    murphy

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    If he knows your tastes, then he must be right. While you and I might like some of the same books, my tastes might not match up with yours.

    While I enjoyed and liked it, there are other science fiction books I enjoy more. It was supposed to be part of a series of books, but he never finished the series and in fact seems to have given up on writing entirely. It's too bad because I was enjoying the books that were written.
     
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    jenna

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    But is it still a stand alone story? I don't want to read something that doesn't have an ending!
     
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    murphy

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    Yes, it is a stand alone story. All his books are. They just deal with some of the same characters in the same universe. And who knows, if you like it really well, you may track down the others.
     
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    Culhwch

    Culhwch My God, it's full of stars. Staff Member

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    This suggestion may be a little late, but I think a short synopsis of each book would be useful at the start of the voting thread....
     

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