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Author:  Xena [ Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:20 am ]
Post subject:  Suggestions for books for the review group

G'day all

Each month we choose one Fantasy novel and one Science Fiction novel to read for our review group.

I would like to request suggestions from Forum Members as to possible books for review at future meetings. We currently have books selected to November.

So, if you have a suggestion or three, then pop it here and we'll check out the (hopeful) list at each months meeting! :wink:

Keep smiling

Author:  Tim [ Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:48 pm ]
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I have just started reading For Love of Mother Not by Alan Dean Foster http://infinitas.com.au/Product.php?bar=9780345346896
It is a relatively short SF novel, by an author with a long list of published novels and strong readership following. Surely, these would be good criteria for selecting review books.

Author:  CyberController [ Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:11 pm ]
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You two are probably going to roll your eyes at this, but I still think 'The Company of The Dead' would be a good book. It's got a good story to it aswell as interesting character developements. It's a heavy tome of a book, so set yourself ample time to read it.

Author:  Tim [ Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:44 am ]
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If we go with it, will you attend?

Author:  CyberController [ Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:19 pm ]
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It would have to depend on my schedule at the time, but I would have to say that I would put a fair amount of effort into attending.

Author:  Xena [ Sat Oct 06, 2007 3:12 pm ]
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Cybercontroller

More to the point, when's a good time for you to make it, and we can schedule the book in for that month.

Author:  David [ Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:38 am ]
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Am I allowed to attend?
Or would that be considered poor form?
:)
I will behave myself...

Author:  Xena [ Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:50 pm ]
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David

Of course you're allowed to attend. :) The more the merrier I say!

The books for this month are listed on the site, but off the top of my head it's Fear Factor and Dhampire. Meeting's on the 18th October. If you have a chance to read one of the books prior to the meeting, that would be great.

It would be great to have another persons suggestions on books that we can read for future months as well.

Keep smiling :D and hopefully we'll see you at a meeting soon.

Author:  Tim [ Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:40 am ]
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Right: I want Company of the Dead as the next science fiction title for the group. David and CyberController must attend, sorry, are welcome.
The December meeting would be the earliest, but perhaps this will be a challenge to find time for.

Author:  Xena [ Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Company of Dead

Tim / Cyber controller

If Company of Dead is pretty heavy to read can we read it for January, and pick a light weight fantasy book to go with it? Of course Cyber controller and David are welcome to attend the October - December meetings in preperation for the January meeting. :wink:

Keep smiling

Author:  Tim [ Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:04 pm ]
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January is fine by me for Company of the Dead as the SF title.

Author:  Xena [ Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:46 pm ]
Post subject:  More suggestions

G'day all

I dropped by the shop last Saturday to bug Tim for a while and pick up my copy of Old Man's War. Whilst I was there I decided to have a browse for some future review group books. This is mainly because I'm too busy chatting during review group to go looking for other books! :D So, here's the list that I came up with!

Anne Bishop, Daughter of the Blood, book 1 of Black Jewels
http://www.infinitas.com.au/Product.php?bar=9780732269715
Fantasy

Kristen Britian, Green Rider, book 1 of Green Rider
http://www.infinitas.com.au/Product.php ... 0886778583
Fantasy

Isobelle Carmody, Obernewtyn, book 1 of the Obernewtyn Chronicles
http://www.infinitas.com.au/Product.php?bar=9780140178548
Fantasy / Young Adult / Australian

Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Dart, book 1 of Kushiel
http://www.infinitas.com.au/Product.php?bar=9780765342980
Fantasy

Leah R Cutter, Paper Mage
http://www.infinitas.com.au/Product.php?bar=9780451459176
Fantasy

Terry Goodkind, Wizards First Rule, book 1 of Swprd of Truth
http://www.infinitas.com.au/Product.php?bar=9781857982350
Fantasy
This was discussed on one of the other threads

Laurell K Hamilton, Guilty Pleasures book 1 of Anita Blake
http://www.infinitas.com.au/Product.php?bar=9781841490465
Horror / Best Seller

Charlaine Harris, Dead until Dark, book 1 of Sookie Stackhouse
http://www.infinitas.com.au/Product.php?bar=9781841492995
Romance / Vampire / Horror

Ursula Le Guin, Earthsea Quartet
http://www.infinitas.com.au/Product.php?bar=9780140348033
Fantasy / Young Adult

Juliet Marillier, The Dark Mirror, book 1 of The Bridei Chronicles
http://www.infinitas.com.au/Product.php?bar=9780330421706
Fantasy / New Zealand-Australian Author

C.E. Murphy, Urban Shaman, book 1 of Walker Series
No URL as it doesn't appear to be in stock... may be out of print
Fantasy / Romance

Vicki Pettersson, The Scent of Shadows, book 1 of Sign of the Zodiac
http://www.infinitas.com.au/Product.php?bar=9780060898915
Horror

Phillip Pullman, Northern Lights, book 1 of His Dark Materials
http://www.infinitas.com.au/Product.php?bar=9780439951784
Fantasy / Young Adult
Just coming out as the film The Goldern Compas

Spider Robinson, Callahan's Con
http://www.infinitas.com.au/Product.php?bar=9780765341655
Science Fiction (not sure which is the first book in this series...)

David Sherman & Dan Cragg, First to fight book 1 of Starfist
http://www.infinitas.com.au/Product.php?bar=9780345406224
Science Fiction

Sarah Zettel, A Sorcerers Treason, book 1 of Isavalta
http://www.infinitas.com.au/Product.php?bar=9780007114009
Fantasy

Ok, so I think that's got me covered for all the books I haven't suggested over the last couple of months, and possibly for the next couple of months as well! I even found a couple of non-fantasy books to suggest! :)

Keep smiling

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