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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2012, 11:55:23 AM »

How do pirates know they're pirates?

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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2012, 12:55:06 PM »

How do pirates know they're pirates?

Spoiler for Hiden:
Because they think, therefore they ARRRRRR!
Love it! :D
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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2012, 05:30:03 PM »

How do pirates know they're pirates?

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

 ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #33 on: December 26, 2012, 08:31:29 PM »
Just as a heads up, here is what I have planned for the next couple of months. I'm definitely interested in feedback and/or suggestions, so please feel free to either add it here or send me a PM

  • March 2013 - Pirates
  • April 2013 - Debuts
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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #34 on: December 26, 2012, 09:57:38 PM »
Debuts for 2013? Or just debuts for an author?
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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #35 on: December 26, 2012, 10:01:24 PM »
I think just debuts. Limiting it to 2013 just a couple of months into the year may make it quite a narrow pool of books to choose from.  :)
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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #36 on: December 26, 2012, 10:45:30 PM »
Erotic Fantasy  ???
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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #37 on: December 26, 2012, 10:58:34 PM »
Erotic Fantasy  ???
Are you still trying to find a way to turn 50 Shades of Grey into a book read? ;)

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« Reply #38 on: December 26, 2012, 11:41:51 PM »
Maybe debuts since the start of 2012? That way we can limit it. Otherwise every single fantasy author ever qualifies.
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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #39 on: December 26, 2012, 11:47:40 PM »
Maybe debuts since the start of 2012? That way we can limit it. Otherwise every single fantasy author ever qualifies.
Makes sense to me. I had a similar thought about it.
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« Reply #40 on: December 27, 2012, 01:15:52 AM »
Maybe debuts since the start of 2012? That way we can limit it. Otherwise every single fantasy author ever qualifies.

But only one book of every single fantasy author... for instance, Eye of the World wouldn't count because Robert Jordan wrote some Conan books before starting on the Wheel of Time. And the only one of Sanderson's works we could do is Elantris. Nothing else. I actually like the idea.
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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #41 on: December 27, 2012, 01:39:35 AM »
Maybe debuts since the start of 2012? That way we can limit it. Otherwise every single fantasy author ever qualifies.

But only one book of every single fantasy author... for instance, Eye of the World wouldn't count because Robert Jordan wrote some Conan books before starting on the Wheel of Time. And the only one of Sanderson's works we could do is Elantris. Nothing else. I actually like the idea.
It could get pretty messy. For instance Ben Aaronovitch wrote some Dr Who novels before Rivers of London, but not many people know it. Other authors use pseudonyms. Limiting it to a year is the best way to do this. It may be a theme that's better left for later in the year, so that way you've got more debuts that are fresher in people's minds.
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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #42 on: December 27, 2012, 01:42:13 AM »
True. Although, I feel like the spirit of the category is more for new authors than established authors. That would rule out Sanderson and Jordan. It's a way to get some nominations out there for books that might otherwise get overlooked. But, it's open for debate. How do other people feel about this?


Here's some of our past book club reads that would qualify for the spirit of this category (and I think they would have all qualified for being published within about a year of when we featured them):

Alchemist of Souls
Low Town
Ready Player One
Prince of Thorns
Name of the Wind
Among Thieves
Songs of the Earth
Control Point

It's an excellent chance to be exposed to/discover a new author, a new story that some of us might not have picked up otherwise.
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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #43 on: December 27, 2012, 02:26:08 AM »
You missed Babylon Steel, but I agree with everything you've said there.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: Theme/Genre Suggestions?
« Reply #44 on: December 31, 2012, 07:39:10 PM »
March - Pirates
April - Debuts published in 2012 or 2013

My thoughts for May onward....

Fantastical Beasts
Self Published
Urban/Contemporary Fantasy

Feedback? Alternate suggestions? This is not set, I'm just trying to feel out interest for these 3 ideas. :)
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