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Old 12-16-2008, 03:47 PM   #31
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I'd like to nominate the following....
Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper

Seconded - never read it, but heard a lot of good reports.
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:15 PM   #32
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I'd like to nominate "The Time Machine", by H.G. Wells. Classic SF and available free from MR.
Not sure if it's necessary, but I nominate this one as well. Great classic SF story.
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That's the third nomination for 1632, so I think it should now make it onto the list of official nominations.

It's true about the sequels, but it really does also work as a stand-alone.

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I will third 1632... though I just read it, so I hope you don't mind if I don't read it again .

One warning about 1632.. it works fine as a stand a lone novel... but there are have been a number of sequels, both novels and shorter fiction.... and the number is growing, practically on a daily basis. If you get hooked on the series, well... it could take a prominent place on your reading list for a while.

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Old 12-16-2008, 07:29 PM   #35
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I'd like to nominate the following....

Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper
I'd like to nomiate this option too (this is the 3rd vote).

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Old 12-16-2008, 08:39 PM   #36
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I was just thinking about a favorite author that gets ignored in alot of lists and what-not... (Even with an award shelf not easily challenged by other authors in sf/f/h genres)

I'd like to suggest any of the following titles by Fritz Leiber;

Gather, Darkness!
The Green Millennium
The Wanderer


All available in MultiFormat, The Big Time is only available DRM'd from my searching so I didn't include it...
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:39 PM   #37
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The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
Key Out Of Time by Andre Norton
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:00 PM   #38
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Ok,

Come on people... I am surprised only 3 books so far.

Anyway... I am going to nominate:

The Onuissance Cells by Seven Jordan

http://www.stevejordanbooks.com/novels.htm#onus (available for free)

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Old 12-17-2008, 02:56 PM   #39
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The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
Key Out Of Time by Andre Norton
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
Second 'I, Robot' and 'The Time Machine.' I suggest that the Andre Norton would be better if we read from the beginning of that particular series: "The Time Traders." It's available from the Baen Free Library as Time Traders (which includes the first two books in the series: The Time Traders and Galactic Derelict).

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Old 12-17-2008, 05:35 PM   #40
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Snow Crash - Third-ed(?)

Still one of my favorite go-to books to read. I hope that Kawasaki gets made soon!

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Old 12-17-2008, 05:52 PM   #41
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Ok,

Here are the thrice nominated books so far:

1. "The Mote in God's Eye" by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

2. "The Time Machine" by H.G. Wells

3. "1632" by Eric Flint

4. "Little Fuzzy" by H. Beam Piper

5. "Snow Crash" by Neal Stephenson

6. "I, Robot" by Isaac Asimov

Here are other nominations pending thirds:

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein

Here are single nominated books:

Mars Girl by Garrity
Evoguia
by Jordan
Neptune Crossing
by JefferyCarver
Halo: The Fall of Reach
by Eric Nylund
Neuromancer by William Gibson
The Peace War
by Victor Vinge
Double Star
by Robert Heinlein
Foundation
by Isaac Asimov
Voyage of the Space Beagle (The basis for ALIEN)
by A. E. Van Vogt
War of the Worlds
by H. G. Wells
Scroogled
by Cory Doctorow
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
by Cory Doctorow
Red Mars
by Kim Stanley Robinson
Gather, Darkness!
by Fritz Leiber
The Green Millennium
by Fritz Leiber
The Wanderer
by Fritz Leiber
Key Out Of Time
by Andre Norton
The Onuissance Cells
by Seven Jordan
If I missed any nominations let me know.

BTW: Do people think we should limit each person to three nominations? Or leave it as unlimited like we have been doing? So far we don't have too many books nominated (this month anyway).

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Old 12-17-2008, 05:52 PM   #42
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Second 'I, Robot'
Third I, Robot.

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Old 12-17-2008, 06:03 PM   #43
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Given that it's the holidays and money is tight, I suggest leaving off all the ones that are not free since the big Fictionwise sale is over.

Since the list is not that big, we could set them all up for voting.

Little Fuzzy did get seconded BTW.

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Given that it's the holidays and money is tight, I suggest leaving off all the ones that are not free.

Since the list is not that big, we could set them all up for voting.
What does everyone think about this? That will cut the nominated current list down to 2 I believe. Should the MRBC always go with free books? This is your club I'm just a minion. Should we start another thread about this?

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You missed my last edit that said Little Fuzzy has been seconded.
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