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Re: Book Club Q&A
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2015, 10:12:13 PM »
So June theme? How about thrillers? Summer is a great time to read a thriller on the beach and plenty of thrillers with speculative elements.

Sounds good unless someone comes up with something quick. I was planning on opening nominations this week to try and get back on track a bit and give people more time to get their books.
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« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2015, 10:20:03 PM »
Fantasy thriller? Like... What?
Not a thriller fan, but if you have a good one, I'm curious.
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Re: Book Club Q&A
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2015, 10:21:29 PM »
Shining Girl - Lauren Beukes.   8)
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Re: Book Club Q&A
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2015, 10:23:35 PM »
I would consider Touch by Claire North a thriller. It may be more science fiction than fantasy. There's probably a number of science fiction books that fit this (like Ready Player One and Lives of Tao) . And probably some urban fantasies (perhaps books like the Miriam Black books and definitely Myke Cole's books. Even Sanderson's Steelheart).

I know some of these are ones we've read. But its easier to think of examples off the top of my head using books I have read.
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Re: Book Club Q&A
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2015, 10:25:54 PM »
TBH I was just looking at my TBR pile and what we could read as a group - and saw that one so suggested a theme that would fit it. Also have a lot of sci fi books to read at the moment. So could go for a sci theme.

Sarah Pinsborough has done a few thrillers as well with speculative elements.
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« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2015, 11:22:30 PM »
I think Fantasy/Sci-Fi thrillers is a great idea. You can make a case for so many books fitting in that category and I certainly have a ton on my pile Id like to nominate.
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Re: Book Club Q&A
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2015, 07:55:30 AM »
I would consider Touch by Claire North a thriller. It may be more science fiction than fantasy. There's probably a number of science fiction books that fit this (like Ready Player One and Lives of Tao) . And probably some urban fantasies (perhaps books like the Miriam Black books and definitely Myke Cole's books. Even Sanderson's Steelheart).

I know some of these are ones we've read. But its easier to think of examples off the top of my head using books I have read.
If those are thrillers, my definition may be off. Or the word is used differently in Germany...
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Re: Book Club Q&A
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2015, 07:52:57 PM »
I would consider Touch by Claire North a thriller. It may be more science fiction than fantasy. There's probably a number of science fiction books that fit this (like Ready Player One and Lives of Tao) . And probably some urban fantasies (perhaps books like the Miriam Black books and definitely Myke Cole's books. Even Sanderson's Steelheart).

I know some of these are ones we've read. But its easier to think of examples off the top of my head using books I have read.
If those are thrillers, my definition may be off. Or the word is used differently in Germany...

Or maybe they're not thrillers. I've never claimed to know what I'm talking about  :D
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