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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2012, 09:56:52 PM »
I can see the hound's idea getting a tick of approval from Lor.
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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2012, 10:11:58 PM »
The only thing that worries me is that often our threads debating which book to choose alongside the 'Who's In" thread have more posts in that all the threads discussing the actual book.  Just worried this will increase that.

You could also retro theme the last couple of book club reads: Gritty Fantasy for Prince of Thorns, Alternative Fantasy History for Spring Heeled Jack and Vampire Fantasy for Fevre Dream. 

My choice would be piratical themed fantasy. 

Reds Seas Under Red Skies, Ship of Magic and Stranger Tides could all be choices!

PIRATES!! :D
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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2012, 10:17:40 PM »
Knew that'd bring you out. Can we add space pirates or am I getting into the SF side of things?
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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2012, 10:22:00 PM »
Where do pirates do their shopping?

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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2012, 10:22:49 PM »
Where do pirates do their shopping?

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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2012, 10:23:14 PM »
Knew that'd bring you out. Can we add space pirates or am I getting into the SF side of things?

We could tie both clubs in together by making the theme for both pirates
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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2012, 10:28:19 PM »
See we're getting into the weirdness of classifications here. What are Chris Wooding's The Tales of the Ketty Jay classified as? They're about pirates/smugglers and there is magic, but they also get around in flying ships with guns and stuff. Mind you not even the author knows how to classify them.
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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2012, 10:29:26 PM »
See we're getting into the weirdness of classifications here. What are Chris Wooding's The Tales of the Ketty Jay classified as? They're about pirates/smugglers and there is magic, but they also get around in flying ships with guns and stuff. Mind you not even the author knows how to classify them.

If we don't know, we push it under New Weird. :D
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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2012, 10:32:19 PM »
No, it's not New Weird. That's China Mieville, but again I've seen arguments about what fits in and what doesn't. Mark Charan Newton's series was pegged as that at one stage, but there was a lot of hoohah about it, and it doesn't fit anyway.
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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2012, 10:32:52 PM »
See we're getting into the weirdness of classifications here. What are Chris Wooding's The Tales of the Ketty Jay classified as? They're about pirates/smugglers and there is magic, but they also get around in flying ships with guns and stuff. Mind you not even the author knows how to classify them.

Well they could certainly go under pirates anyway.
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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2012, 10:34:11 PM »
See we're getting into the weirdness of classifications here. What are Chris Wooding's The Tales of the Ketty Jay classified as? They're about pirates/smugglers and there is magic, but they also get around in flying ships with guns and stuff. Mind you not even the author knows how to classify them.

Well they could certainly go under pirates anyway.
They are definitely a type of pirate, that I will agree with.
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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2012, 10:47:52 PM »
Where do pirates do their shopping?

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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2012, 11:14:33 AM »
I'm not sure something fitting under multiple categories is a problem, is it? It is non-exclusive. E.g. If Chris Wooding's book is nominated in pirate month, I'm not sure it means we can't nominate it in 'like firefly but fantasy' month or 'fantasy books nominated for the clarke award' month or 'really good series' month. Etc. etc.

How do pirates know they're pirates?

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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2012, 11:16:56 AM »
I'm not sure something fitting under multiple categories is a problem, is it? It is non-exclusive. E.g. If Chris Wooding's book is nominated in pirate month, I'm not sure it means we can't nominate it in 'like firefly but fantasy' month or 'fantasy books nominated for the clarke award' month or 'really good series' month. Etc. etc.

Exactly Jared! It's just a nice way of giving the book club a little bit more structure than it had before.
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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2012, 11:22:19 AM »
I'm not sure something fitting under multiple categories is a problem, is it? It is non-exclusive. E.g. If Chris Wooding's book is nominated in pirate month, I'm not sure it means we can't nominate it in 'like firefly but fantasy' month or 'fantasy books nominated for the clarke award' month or 'really good series' month. Etc. etc.

How do pirates know they're pirates?

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Because they think, therefore they ARRRRRR!

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