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View Poll Results: October 2009 Mobile Read Book Club Vote
Flash Forward by Robert J. Sawyer 30 41.67%
The Tide Mill by Richard Herley 7 9.72%
The Moon and the Sun by Vonda McIntyre 11 15.28%
Verdant Skies by Steven Jordan 15 20.83%
Soul Identity by Denis Batchelder 9 12.50%
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:35 AM   #1
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October 2009 Mobile Read Book Club Vote

Help up choose a book as the October 2009 eBook for the Mobile Read Book Club. The poll will be open for 7 days. We will start the discussion thread for this book on October 25th. Select from the following books.

Flash Forward by Robert J. Sawyer
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What would you do if you got a glimpse of your own personal future and it looked bleak? Try to change things, or accept that the future is unchangeable and make the best of it? In Flashforward, Nobel-hungry physicists conducting an unimaginably high-energy experiment accidentally induce a global consciousness shift. In an instant, everyone on Earth is "flashed forward" 21 years, experiencing several minutes of the future. But while everyone is, literally, out of their minds, their bodies drop unconscious; when the world reawakens, car wrecks, botched surgeries, falls, and other mishaps add up to massive death and destruction.
Slowly, as recovery efforts continue, people realize that during the Flashforward (as it comes to be called) they experienced a vision of the future. The range of visions is astounding--those who would be asleep in the future saw psychedelic dream landscapes, while others saw nothing at all (presumably they'd be dead). But those who saw everyday life 20 years hence have to come to grips with evidence of dreams forsaken (or realized). Soon, the physicists who caused the Flashforward are struggling to help the world decide whether the future is changeable--and whether the experiment is worth repeating. Robert J. Sawyer has captured a truly compelling idea with Flashforward, and he fully explores what such an event might mean to humanity. Fans will find this to be his best work to date, although the ending seems rushed after a detailed buildup. --Therese Littleton

The Tide Mill by Richard Herley
Synopsis here: http://www.richardherley.com/TM.html

The Moon and the Sun by Vonda McIntyre
1997 Nebula Award winner
Set in Versailles, France, in 1693, The Moon and the Sun tells the story of a Marie-Josephe, a lady-in-waiting to the niece of Louis XIV -- the Sun King. Marie-Josephe's brother, Father Yves de la Croix, is a Jesuit and also the King's natural philosopher and explorer. He has brought the King a living sea woman and a dead male, both captured on an ocean voyage. So begins a rich tale of conscience, politics, science, history, and love.
Available at http://www.vondanmcintyre.com/index-fiction.html

Verdant Skies by Steven Jordan
The summary is here: http://www.stevejordanbooks.com/novels/verdant.htm

Soul Identity by Denis Batchelder
You can't take it with you...but what if you could? Most people believe their souls outlive their bodies. Most people would find an organization that tracks their souls into the future and passes on their banked money and memories compelling. Scott Waverly isn't like most people. He spends his days finding and fixing computer security holes. And Scott is skeptical of his new client's claim that they have been calculating and tracking soul identities for almost twenty-six hundred years. Are they running a freaky cult? Or a sophisticated con job? Scott needs to save Soul Identity from an insider attack. Along the way, he discovers the importance of the bridges connecting people's lives.

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Old 09-28-2009, 11:44 AM   #2
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While I love to support Mr. Jordan, "Flashforward" sounds amazing and I'll look for it right now!
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While I love to support Mr. Jordan, "Flashforward" sounds amazing and I'll look for it right now!
Um... I think you are a bit mixed up perhaps? "Flashforward" isn't by Steve Jordan but by Robert Sawyer.

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EDIT: Oppss... I misread his post. Sorry.

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like I said ... I love to support Jordan, but because Flashforward sounds so amazing I am forced NOT to vote for Steve but Sawyer instead.

The original message of my post probably got lost in some kind of germanism
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like I said ... I love to support Jordan, but because Flashforward sounds so amazing I am forced NOT to vote for Steve but Sawyer instead.

The original message of my post probably got lost in some kind of germanism
Perhaps I just read it too fast. But, now that you said this and I re-read your post I see what you are saying.

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Old 09-28-2009, 12:08 PM   #7
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Although "Flash Forward" sounds interesting (and I'll try to get a copy), for me "Soul Identity" was an introduction to a new and exciting author - to the point that I also got "Soul Intent", the sequel to "Soul Identity".


Pilotbob, I think you've meiread mores' intent in his post. I too think "Flash Forward" sounds amazing & I also support Steve Jordan.
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Here's the where to get it and how much it costs post I promised in the other thread...




FlashForward by Robert J. Sawyer

Books on Board (ePub) - $14.00
http://www.booksonboard.com/index.ph...ok&BOOK=511096

Amazon (azw) - $7.99
http://www.amazon.com/Flash-Forward-...CE/ref=ed_oe_k

Amazon (Topaz) - $7.99
http://www.amazon.com/Flashforward-e...3721853&sr=1-1

Sony (lrx) - $12.60
http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/rob...00000000175079

CyberRead (ePub) - $28.00
http://www.cyberread.com/Flashforwar...RT-J/id303626/

Mobipocket (mobi/prc) - $14.00
http://www.mobipocket.com/en/eBooks/...?BookID=217578

Diesel eBooks (mobi/prc) - $12.03
http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/cgi-bin...ard-eBook.html

Barnes & Noble (eReader) - $9.99
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Fla...9914581/?itm=1

Ebooks About Everything (ePub) - $14.00
http://www.ebooksabouteverything.com...ategory=search


Author's Website - http://www.sfwriter.com
Reading group guide - http://www.sfwriter.com/rgff.htm





The Tide Mill by Richard Herley

From the author's site (txt, Word, A4 PRF) - Free (donations welcome)
http://www.richardherley.com/downloads.html

Feedbooks (ePub, Mobi, PDF, Custom PDF)
http://www.feedbooks.com/book/2265

Manybooks (pretty much every format out there)
http://manybooks.net/titles/herleyrother08RHTM.html





The Moon and the Sun by Vonda McIntyre

From the author's site (mobi/prc, HTML) - Free
http://www.vondanmcintyre.com/index-fiction.html





Verdant Skies by Steven Jordan

From the author's site (epub, pdb, prc/mobi, lit, rtf, lrf) - $3.50
http://www.stevejordanbooks.com/novels/verdant.htm

Smashwords (mobi, epub, pdf, rtf, lrf, pdb) - $2.99
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/3354





Soul Identity by Denis Batchelder

Amazon (azw) - $.01 (also listed for $.99)
http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Identity-...3473267&sr=1-1

Smashwords (mobi, epub, pdf, lrf, pdb) - FREE
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1532

Mobipocket (mobi/prc) - $.01
http://www.mobipocket.com/en/eBooks/...1&Origine=3584
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Here's the where to get it and how much it costs post I promised in the other thread...
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While I love to support Mr. Jordan, "Flashforward" sounds amazing and I'll look for it right now!
You do realize that the cost of buying an eBook edition of Flashforward is too expensive?
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Picked up Flashforward at Word on the Street in Toronto yesterday and me Mr. Sawyer. Nice guy and I'm already halfway through the book! It's great!
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You do realize that the cost of buying an eBook edition of Flashforward is too expensive?
In your opinion. In others opinions it might not be. Also, nothing says you have to buy the ebook does it?


For me since I can get it for $7.99 I'm ok with the price, but if I had to pay more than that I'd probably feel it to expensive.
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