TEST Book Club - December Nominations CLOSED

Printimus

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Greetings fellow bookworms,

I apologize about the delay in putting up the post for nominations as I am on vacation currently. We will take 5 days for nominations and then the last 5 days of the month for voting on the nominees.
Same concept as previous nominations phases, 1 per person, anyone is welcome to participate!
Please provide the book title, author, and a brief description as to why you are nominating it, or a brief synopsis (without spoiling the story).
 
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Printimus

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I will nominate Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve.
I saw the newest movie trailer recently and it looked totally fuckin awesome. Any trailer that captures my attention like that, surely has to have a kick ass book, seeing as how almost all books are better than their movies.
It's about cities eating other cities. Yes please.
 
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but i havent finished reading november's yet :p
I nominate Seven Deadly Wonders, by Matthew Reilly (Seven Ancient Wonders for those of you not in NA lol).
It's a pretty decent archaeological thriller type thingy. It's next in line on my 'reread that one book from like ten years ago' list.
 
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The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever by Stephen R. Donaldson:
Thomas Covenant, an embittered and cynical writer, afflicted with leprosy and shunned by society, is fated to become the heroic savior of The Land, an alternate world.
 

Spectre33

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TITLE and Author
Promise of Blood (Book one of the powder mage trilogy) by Brian McClellan

Description from Amazon
Field Marshal Tamas' coup against his king sent corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brought bread to the starving. But it also provoked war with the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics, and the greedy to scramble for money and power by Tamas's supposed allies: the Church, workers unions, and mercenary forces. Stretched to his limit, Tamas is relying heavily on his few remaining powder mages, including the embittered Taniel, a brilliant marksman who also happens to be his estranged son, and Adamat, a retired police inspector whose loyalty is being tested by blackmail. Now, as attacks batter them from within and without, the credulous are whispering about omens of death and destruction. Just old peasant legends about the gods waking to walk the earth. No modern educated man believes that sort of thing. But they should...
 

DansAFK

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Title: Skyward
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Description:
Defeated, crushed, and driven almost to extinction, the remnants of the human race are trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious alien starfighters. Spensa, a teenage girl living among them, longs to be a pilot. When she discovers the wreckage of an ancient ship, she realizes this dream might be possible—assuming she can repair the ship, navigate flight school, and (perhaps most importantly) persuade the strange machine to help her. Because this ship, uniquely, appears to have a soul.

Reason for Nomination: Fast paced story that has some awesome dog fighting scenes and flight school training. Think Top Gun meets Enders Game meets How to train your Dragon. Memorable and the first book in a series. Brandon Sanderson can do no wrong with the quality of books he releases in my eyes, this is his first foray into Sci-Fi and he pulls it off really well.

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Printimus

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Title: Skyward
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Description:
Defeated, crushed, and driven almost to extinction, the remnants of the human race are trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious alien starfighters. Spensa, a teenage girl living among them, longs to be a pilot. When she discovers the wreckage of an ancient ship, she realizes this dream might be possible—assuming she can repair the ship, navigate flight school, and (perhaps most importantly) persuade the strange machine to help her. Because this ship, uniquely, appears to have a soul.

Reason for Nomination: Fast paced story that has some awesome dog fighting scenes and flight school training. Think Top Gun meets Enders Game meets How to train your Dragon. Memorable and the first book in a series. Brandon Sanderson can do no wrong with the quality of books he releases in my eyes, this is his first foray into Sci-Fi and he pulls it off really well.

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This is the newest Sanderson book yeah? Im pretty sure the wife and I just picked that up at the book store yesterday. How funny!
 

Bengel

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I haven't read books in a while, but since the days are gettin shorter and colder, I'm back into Sci-Fi.
So here's my two cents:

The book (actually a trilogy) is called "The Three-Body Problem" by Cixin Liu. Originally released in 2007 or '08 in China, it got translated into all kinds of languages after winning literature and science awards.

This trilogy gives you an insight of how evolution might have taken place in a system with three suns and how the civilization on such planets may have evolved. Secondly, how these space travelling aliens react to other species when their existence in on the line aaand how the human race may cope under such circumstances.

Overall, it's more Sci than Fi and, if you're into it, you may learn sth about astrophysics along the way.

Cheers!
 

Printimus

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I haven't read books in a while, but since the days are gettin shorter and colder, I'm back into Sci-Fi.
So here's my two cents:

The book (actually a trilogy) is called "The Three-Body Problem" by Cixin Liu. Originally released in 2007 or '08 in China, it got translated into all kinds of languages after winning literature and science awards.

This trilogy gives you an insight of how evolution might have taken place in a system with three suns and how the civilization on such planets may have evolved. Secondly, how these space travelling aliens react to other species when their existence in on the line aaand how the human race may cope under such circumstances.

Overall, it's more Sci than Fi and, if you're into it, you may learn sth about astrophysics along the way.

Cheers!
Great pick! It's been on my "to-read" list for a while.
 
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Whelp, @Printimus demanded that I nominate a book and I am not one to disappoint. This month I will be nominating Printimus's favorite new book. Now this is the perfect book for TESTies as it is both educational and inspirational. The best part is, there's almost only pictures in this book!

My nomination for this month is Images You Should Not Masterbate To by Graham Johnson.
Images You Should Not Masturbate To https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B004H0M8KO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_UEC9Bb0856THY


I really think we should all vote for this one when the time comes because it really is Printimus's favorite book. He told me that it has helped him tremendously on his day to day life. And as a bonus it won't take long since there aren't all this pesky words.
 

Printimus

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Whelp, @Printimus demanded that I nominate a book and I am not one to disappoint. This month I will be nominating Printimus's favorite new book. Now this is the perfect book for TESTies as it is both educational and inspirational. The best part is, there's almost only pictures in this book!

My nomination for this month is Images You Should Not Masterbate To by Graham Johnson.
Images You Should Not Masturbate To https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B004H0M8KO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_UEC9Bb0856THY


I really think we should all vote for this one when the time comes because it really is Printimus's favorite book. He told me that it has helped him tremendously on his day to day life. And as a bonus it won't take long since there aren't all this pesky words.
I hope you realize this is your one and only nomination for this month.
 
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