Originally Posted by Dazrin
If it is one big vote, I would worry that we wouldn't get much variety. I think we only get as much variety as we do since we can see what else is already selected so we tend to vote (at least a little) for something different.
While I prefer sci-fi and fantasy for most of my reading, I would hate to see the book club look like:
Golden age sci-fi
Science Fiction Fact*
*Token non-fiction selection describing some sci-fi technology that is now available instead of just science fiction.
I quite agree, but I don't think that would happen. However, if it did, it would simply turn into the SF/Fantasy/Steampunk etc Club and another more broadly based Book Club would form with people who wanted to experience various genres.
Or maybe those people, if they were in a minority, would join the Literary Book Club if they aren't there already! Either way, I think it would clarify what the majority of members are interested in reading.