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View Poll Results: November 2010 Mobile Read Book Club Vote
Old Man's War by John Scalzi 26 29.21%
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi 10 11.24%
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy By Douglas Adams 25 28.09%
City At World's End by Edmond Hamilton 2 2.25%
Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke 2 2.25%
A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge 5 5.62%
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell 3 3.37%
The Man in the High Castle by Philp K. Dick 7 7.87%
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. 6 6.74%
Time's Eye by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter 3 3.37%
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Old 10-24-2010, 02:04 PM   #16
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Come on guys, everyone and their Grandma has read HHGTTG -let's branch out here a little bit!
That's quite an assumption. I know for a fact that none of my grandmothers have read this book.

There are many "classic" SF novels I have yet to read myself. Even though I consider it one of my favorite genre's.

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Old 10-24-2010, 02:28 PM   #17
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It doesn't show up on Inkmesh, but The Windup Girl is also available at Baen's Websctiption.
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Give Time's Eye a go. You may find you really enjoy it.
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Voted for A Fire Upon the Deep because of an intriguing review I read of the content available in its ebook Special Edition:
http://books.slashdot.org/books/03/09/18/0411259.shtml
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:47 PM   #21
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I'm indebted to this thread for informing me that Childhood's End is available as a PDF ebook... now added to my collection (and converted from PDF to ePub, plus a cover created for it... how could they not put out a cover?).

I believe the version available from this thread's link is the only version, and the only source of it. At least, I've looked in the past and never found another version. But then, I'd never found this one...
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Give Time's Eye a go. You may find you really enjoy it.
Just finished The Light of Other Days, from the same authors, and I'm looking forward to it.

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It has a chance: to win The Hitchiker Guide needs a number of votes exactly equal to: 42!


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Old 10-25-2010, 12:24 PM   #23
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I'm indebted to this thread for informing me that Childhood's End is available as a PDF ebook... now added to my collection (and converted from PDF to ePub, plus a cover created for it... how could they not put out a cover?).

I believe the version available from this thread's link is the only version, and the only source of it. At least, I've looked in the past and never found another version. But then, I'd never found this one...
I have a large print mobipocket version that was being given away for free a couple of years ago.

http://ebooks.ebookmall.com/ebook/278439-ebook.htm
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I have a large print mobipocket version that was being given away for free a couple of years ago.

http://ebooks.ebookmall.com/ebook/278439-ebook.htm
That link says "Kindle compatible"... does that mean it is DRM free?

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It has a chance: to win The Hitchiker Guide needs a number of votes exactly equal to: ##!
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Just finished The Light of Other Days, from the same authors, and I'm looking forward to it.

It has a chance: to win The Hitchiker Guide needs a number of votes exactly equal to: 42!
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Man in the High Castle is one of PK Dick's more accessible works, which isn't to say that it's mainstream, there's still plenty to think about. I'm ready for a re-read, and I'd love to discuss his ideas with others.
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awwwwkkkk!! What happened to Wind-up Girl!! She was keeping it close then *poof* she is falling off the pace...come-on guys...we need a good dystopian story set in the post-oil era exotic city of Bangkok with all the looks at what a society might do when sudden change happens. I am sure it has everything casting a jaundiced eye on morals, religion, interpersonal relationships and might even let us question if how we do things today is not a waste of our ever so short lives. Now doesn't that sound FUN?

...then again Old Mar's War would be nice too as I haven't read it either.
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That's quite an assumption. I know for a fact that none of my grandmothers have read this book.

There are many "classic" SF novels I have yet to read myself. Even though I consider it one of my favorite genre's.

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Bob... Please vote for The Hitchiker Guide, if it turns out to be a tie --- just so the 'rest of us' can read it...
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