SciFi BC Suggestions for April

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    dwndrgn

    dwndrgn Fierce Vowelless One Staff Member

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    Suggest a SciFi title for the April discussion.
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    Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

    Jayaprakash Satyamurthy Knivesout no more

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    But of course! I'll repeat Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow.


    Here's the summary:

    The good news is, Doctorow lets you download the book free, here: http://craphound.com/down/download.php

    The book has also been published traditionally, by Tor.
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    Leto

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    Th World inside by Robert Silverberg
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    NSMike

    NSMike Tsurani Great One

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    I'll throw in Nightfall by Asimov and Silverberg. It's an extension of the Asimov short story. Very good reading. I loved it.
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    Winters_Sorrow

    Winters_Sorrow Unreg. Mutant Moderator Staff Member

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    Nightfall - good choice!

    My suggestion would be "The Praxis" by Walter Jon Williams - quick precis below:

    The empire of the Shaa lasted 10,000 years. Years of terror, infinite violence and oppressive, brutal order. Now the Shaa are no more, but the terror and violence are only beginning...
    And so began the war between the Naxids, oldest client race of the Shaa, who believed themselves inheritors of the empire, and a frail alliance of other races, including humanity. As the empire expanded, through wormholes which crossed both space and time, the Shaa formulated The Praxis, a harsh ethic which they imposed on those they conquered. But it could also serve as a cloak for insurrection...
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    stencyl

    stencyl Geek Squad

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    I'll nominate 20,000 Leagues or any other book by Verne. Someone nominated it last month, too. :)
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    mazikos44

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    The Winged Assassin by Catherine Cooke
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    Rane Longfox

    Rane Longfox Red Rane

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    Neal Asher - The Skinner
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    dwndrgn

    dwndrgn Fierce Vowelless One Staff Member

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    Princess Ivy nominated both Brave New World and 1984 over in the fantasy club thread so I'll add them here. That makes 8 titles which is a goodly number to choose from (The Winged Assassin is considered fantasy so I've added it to the fantasy list). No more suggestions for this month - stop by the poll and choose which one you'd like to read.

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