March 28, 2017, 09:14:02 AM

Author Topic: Theme/Genre Suggestions?  (Read 52518 times)

Offline Elfy

  • Writing contest regular
  • Powers That Be
  • Ringbearer
  • *
  • Posts: 6569
  • Total likes: 503
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
    • Purple Dove House
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.
I will expand your TBR pile.

http://purpledovehouse.blogspot.com

Offline Lor

  • Pictish Wonder
  • Master Namer
  • ******
  • Posts: 2468
  • Total likes: 20
  • Gender: Male
  • Queen of the Pirates
    • View Profile
    • The Marketplace of Opinions
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
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye." - Miss Piggy

Offline Elfy

  • Writing contest regular
  • Powers That Be
  • Ringbearer
  • *
  • Posts: 6569
  • Total likes: 503
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
    • Purple Dove House
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?
I will expand your TBR pile.

http://purpledovehouse.blogspot.com

Offline DBASKLS

Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2012, 10:22:00 PM »
Where do pirates do their shopping?

Spoiler for Hiden:
Arrrrgggghhhh-gos!!!   (Sorry that may be a UK only joke!)
  • Currently reading : Dominion - C J Sansom
  • On hold : The Way of Kings - Brandon Sanderson

Offline shep5377

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

Spoiler for Hiden:
Arrrrgggghhhh-gos!!!   (Sorry that may be a UK only joke!)


 ??? :'(

Offline Nighteyes

  • Je suis IKEA McIKEAface
  • Ringbearer
  • *****
  • Posts: 6310
  • Total likes: 1139
  • OH WOW! JUST WORKED OUT HOW TO DO THIS!!!!!
    • View Profile
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
The Real Powers That Be

Offline Elfy

  • Writing contest regular
  • Powers That Be
  • Ringbearer
  • *
  • Posts: 6569
  • Total likes: 503
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
    • Purple Dove House
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.
I will expand your TBR pile.

http://purpledovehouse.blogspot.com

Offline Doctor_Chill

  • RPG Ringleader and Writing Contest Regular
  • Writing Group
  • Ta'veren
  • **
  • Posts: 3619
  • Total likes: 692
  • Gender: Male
  • You've been pugged.
    • View Profile
    • Acerbic Writing
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
“It’s a dangerous thing, pretense. A man ought to know who he is, even if he isn’t proud to be it.” - Tomorrow the Killing, Daniel Polansky

Offline Elfy

  • Writing contest regular
  • Powers That Be
  • Ringbearer
  • *
  • Posts: 6569
  • Total likes: 503
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
    • Purple Dove House
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.
I will expand your TBR pile.

http://purpledovehouse.blogspot.com

Offline Idlewilder

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.
Make Another World.

Offline Elfy

  • Writing contest regular
  • Powers That Be
  • Ringbearer
  • *
  • Posts: 6569
  • Total likes: 503
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
    • Purple Dove House
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.
I will expand your TBR pile.

http://purpledovehouse.blogspot.com

Offline Jeni

Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2012, 10:47:52 PM »
Where do pirates do their shopping?

Spoiler for Hiden:
Arrrrgggghhhh-gos!!!   (Sorry that may be a UK only joke!)

 ;D  ;D  ;D

Offline pornokitsch

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?

Spoiler for Hiden:
Because they think, therefore they ARRRRRR!

Offline Idlewilder

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.
Make Another World.

Offline Jian

  • Kingkiller
  • ****
  • Posts: 1226
  • Total likes: 3
  • Gender: Male
  • Can't think of anything clever for this...
    • View Profile
    • Writer's Periodical
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?

Spoiler for Hiden:
Because they think, therefore they ARRRRRR!

Emailing this joke to my family now.  ;D
Oh, I have a blog. http://dullboredom.wordpress.com/

Check it out, if you've got the time. Much appreciated.

Writer. Read my free, serialized story Radio Silence and vote to keep it free and serialized!

Tags:
 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
38 Replies
11645 Views
Last post January 26, 2012, 08:32:34 PM
by DBASKLS
7 Replies
2236 Views
Last post November 25, 2011, 11:06:22 PM
by Nyki Blatchley
12 Replies
4170 Views
Last post December 15, 2012, 06:20:57 PM
by Charlemagne
142 Replies
16383 Views
Last post December 28, 2016, 08:08:40 PM
by Nora
2 Replies
1214 Views
Last post June 08, 2014, 10:35:02 PM
by Arry