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Vote for June's book

LAST CALL by Tim Powers
6 (60%)
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
4 (40%)

Total Members Voted: 10

Voting closed: May 09, 2015, 06:40:41 PM

Author Topic: [JUN 2015] SFF Thrillers - RUNOFF Voting is CLOSED!  (Read 5097 times)

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Re: [JUN 2015] SFF Thrillers - Nominations are now OPEN!
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2015, 01:37:54 AM »
I already own Grasshopper Jungle and Last Call is on it way.
Just sayin'  ;)
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Re: [JUN 2015] SFF Thrillers - Nominations are now OPEN!
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2015, 10:09:20 PM »
A Man Lies Dreaming by Lavie Tidhar. Just heard Lavie read the opening at SRFC and what an opening! A survivor of the holocaust writes about  a famous German dictator working as a PI in London in 1939.
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Re: [JUN 2015] SFF Thrillers - Nominations are now OPEN!
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2015, 09:59:37 AM »
A Man Lies Dreaming by Lavie Tidhar. Just heard Lavie read the opening at SRFC and what an opening! A survivor of the holocaust writes about  a famous German dictator working as a PI in London in 1939.

Seconded.
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Re: [JUN 2015] SFF Thrillers - Nominations are now OPEN!
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2015, 04:08:03 AM »
Poll is open! Be sure to come vote :)
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Re: [JUN 2015] SFF Thrillers - Nominations are now OPEN!
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2015, 12:27:41 AM »
OK, RUNOFF! There is a 3 way tie, so I narrowed the field and ask everyone to update their vote to just ONE book! :)
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« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2015, 10:32:28 PM »
pssssssssssssssst...

someone please come and vote for Last Call...
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Re: [JUN 2015] SFF Thrillers - Nominations are now OPEN!
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2015, 06:41:17 PM »
RUNOFF!!!! The Shining Girls or Last Call? Come make your choice and cast a vote!
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Re: [JUN 2015] SFF Thrillers - Nominations are now OPEN!
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2015, 01:02:52 AM »
Are nominations closed? If not, I'd put forth an interesting read that I believe qualifies as an action/thriller piece. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman


Man has taken to the stars. Deep in space, humans discover the fearsome Taurans after a transport ship is destroyed. To combat the threat, humanity sends in the United Nations Exploratory Force—a highly trained unit built for revenge. Conscripted into the service, physics student William Mandella fights for his planet against the alien force light years away. However, because of the relative passage of time when one travels at incredibly high speed, the Earth he returns to after his two-year experience has progressed decades and is foreign to him in disturbing ways.
 
Based in part on the author’s experiences in Vietnam, The Forever War is regarded as one of the greatest military science fiction novels ever written, perfectly capturing the alienation that servicemen and women experience even now upon returning home from battle. The Forever War shines a light not only on the culture of the 1970s, the era in which it was written, but also on our potential future.
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Re: [JUN 2015] SFF Thrillers - RUNOFF Voting is OPEN!
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2015, 01:07:54 AM »
Unfortunately, nominations are closed, and run off voting is going on now! I forgot to update the subject line for the post, have done so now to hopefully avoid any confusion.

That was a great pick though, it's on my TBR and I've heard great things. Maybe next time.

Feel free to vote for this one though, it's between The Shining Girls and Last Call :)
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Re: [JUN 2015] SFF Thrillers - Nominations are now OPEN!
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2015, 09:26:53 AM »
Are nominations closed? If not, I'd put forth an interesting read that I believe qualifies as an action/thriller piece. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman


Man has taken to the stars. Deep in space, humans discover the fearsome Taurans after a transport ship is destroyed. To combat the threat, humanity sends in the United Nations Exploratory Force—a highly trained unit built for revenge. Conscripted into the service, physics student William Mandella fights for his planet against the alien force light years away. However, because of the relative passage of time when one travels at incredibly high speed, the Earth he returns to after his two-year experience has progressed decades and is foreign to him in disturbing ways.
 
Based in part on the author’s experiences in Vietnam, The Forever War is regarded as one of the greatest military science fiction novels ever written, perfectly capturing the alienation that servicemen and women experience even now upon returning home from battle. The Forever War shines a light not only on the culture of the 1970s, the era in which it was written, but also on our potential future.

Weirdly I actually just bought this, so please keep it in mind for any future months it might fit!  :)
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Re: [JUN 2015] SFF Thrillers - RUNOFF Voting is OPEN!
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2015, 07:08:18 PM »
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