TEST Book Club - May Nominations (CLOSED)

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Welcome back fellow bookworms!

I hope you enjoyed (or are still enjoying) April's selection of Old Man's War as much as I did. John Scalzi is now one of my new favorite writers.
Let's open up May's nominations and get our potentials out there! I would like to welcome anyone to participate in our collective nominating and voting within the book club! We try to stick to the fantasy/science fiction realm of book genres, however, if you have another book in mind, please do not hesitate to submit it!

Below are the rules for the nomination process:
  • One nomination per person
  • Include book title and author
  • No changing your pick
  • Feel free to explain (without spoiling) why you nominated your pick
 

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Omega Rising (Omega Force #1) by Joshua Dalzelle


Jason Burke was a man hiding from himself in a small cabin high in the American Rocky Mountains when his simple, quiet life was shattered one night by what he first assumed was an aviation mishap. But when he investigates the crash, what he finds will yank him out of his self-imposed exile and thrust him into a world he could have never imagined.

He suddenly finds himself trapped on a damaged alien spacecraft and plunged into a universe of interstellar crime lords and government conspiracies, along the way meeting strange new friends… and enemies. As he struggles to find his way back home he is inexorably drawn deeper into a world where one misstep could mean his death. Or worse. He desperately wants to get back to Earth, but it may be the end for him.

… or is it just the beginning?
 

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Why not a book about Science fiction.

The Big Book of Science Fiction
By Ann & Jeff Vandermeer.

Books sale pitch is "Quite possibly the greatest science fiction collection of all time—past, present, and future! "




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Why not a book about Science fiction.

The Big Book of Science Fiction
By Ann & Jeff Vandermeer.

Books sale pitch is "Quite possibly the greatest science fiction collection of all time—past, present, and future! "




CHEERS! 🍻
You do realize this is 4x the size of our normal books right? 1200 pages is a bit much for our monthly picks. Oh well. It's on the list now...
 

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You do realize this is 4x the size of our normal books right? 1200 pages is a bit much for our monthly picks. Oh well. It's on the list now...
Yeah but what a good reading, keep ya up all night and day 😜

CHEERS! 🍻

Side note: Come from one who rarely ever read a book but sometime I get hooked 😄
 
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I'll nominate Altered Starscape by Ian Douglas.

It's an interesting look at a future, first contact and then becomes something else. A ship containing a million inhabitants gets caught in a black hole, and a short time later is ejected 4 billion years in the future. You get a better description on goodreads or Amazon.

Ian Douglas is one of the names William H. Keith Jr. uses. Retired from US Navy, former game designer and magazine publisher along with his brother, and now author.
This is a Space opera, military sci fi with some interesting twists. you might ask "who are those guys" at some point.

Also want to say, there are some good (I originally wrote booz... we can do that...) books in the books that have been suggested in this group. Some of the past submissions could be resubmitted too. just saying. (edited this last bit 3 times.)
 
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Yeah but what a good reading, keep ya up all night and day 😜

CHEERS! 🍻

Side note: Come from one who rarely ever read a book but sometime I get hooked 😄
Very good! It's on the list.
I'll nominate Altered Starscape by Ian Douglas.

It's an interesting look at a future, first contact and then becomes something else. A ship containing a million inhabitants gets caught in a black hole, and a short time later is ejected 4 billion years in the future. You get a better description on goodreads or Amazon.

Ian Douglas is one of the names William H. Keith Jr. uses. Retired from US Navy, former game designer and magazine publisher along with his brother, and now author.
This is a Space opera, military sci fi with some interesting twists. you might ask "who are those guys" at some point.

Also want to say, there are some good (I originally wrote booz... we can do that...) books in the books that have been suggested in this group. Some of the past submissions could be resubmitted too. just saying. (edited this last bit 3 times.)
Sounds interesting.
 

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Whats the story synopsis?
"In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he?

Vincent’s friends, baker-turned-painter Lucien Lessard and bon vivant Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, have their doubts. Now they’re determined to answer the questions surrounding van Gogh’s untimely death—like who was the crooked little “color man” Vincent claimed was stalking him across France . . . and why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue? Ooh la la, quelle surprise, and zut alors, what follows is a surreal odyssey and brothel-crawl deep into the art world of late-nineteenth-century Paris, as the one, the only, Christopher Moore cooks up a delectable confection of intrigue, passion, and art history . . . with cancan girls, baguettes, and fine French cognac thrown in for good measure."
 

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"In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he?

Vincent’s friends, baker-turned-painter Lucien Lessard and bon vivant Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, have their doubts. Now they’re determined to answer the questions surrounding van Gogh’s untimely death—like who was the crooked little “color man” Vincent claimed was stalking him across France . . . and why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue? Ooh la la, quelle surprise, and zut alors, what follows is a surreal odyssey and brothel-crawl deep into the art world of late-nineteenth-century Paris, as the one, the only, Christopher Moore cooks up a delectable confection of intrigue, passion, and art history . . . with cancan girls, baguettes, and fine French cognac thrown in for good measure."
Interesting.
 
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