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02 May 2011 @ 10:25 am
May 2011 Suggestion Post  

Bad mods, bad mods, whatcha gonna do?  Whatcha gonna do when they...forget to post the book suggestion post for May?

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We're sorry just like the Beast is sorry when he hurts Belle's feelings.

Based on your awesome suggestions, the book theme for May 2011 will beeeeeee....
 
Sci-fi/Fantasy, specifically novels that deal with a dystopian/apocalyptic future.

 


Go to town in the comments and we will post a poll tomorrow.  We promise.


 
 
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Nichothodes Koryfoides: disney | fooooodplacebetween on May 2nd, 2011 06:53 pm (UTC)
Title: How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
Author: Charles Yu
Genre: science fiction!
Vague Plot Details: Minor Universe 31 is a vast story-space on the outskirts of fiction, where paradox fluctuates like the stock market, lonely sexbots beckon failed protagonists, and time travel is serious business. Every day, people get into time machines and try to do the one thing they should never do: change the past. That's where Charles Yu, time travel technician - part counselor, part gadget repair man - steps in. He helps save people from themselves. Literally.
Why You'd Like to Read It: It seems like this book COULD be a parody, but it received amazing reviews from several different sources.
linsadair on May 2nd, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
I highly approve of this category. However, I have no suggestions...
dillpickle: What the Frakpoppypickle on May 3rd, 2011 05:30 am (UTC)
Title: Ender's Game
Author: Orson Scott Card
Genre: Sci fi dystopia!
Vague Plot Details: It's 2070, forty years since a devastating alien invasion was barely turned back and the world is desperately searching for soldiers to lead them to victory when the "Buggers" come again. That's why they're drafting young children who pass a rigorous screening and sending the best of them to the orbiting Battle School, where they are trained from childhood to be ready for war in the vertiginous reaches of space.
Why You'd Like to Read It: My husband's been bugging me to read this book for months and months!
luvscharlieluvscharlie on May 3rd, 2011 01:45 pm (UTC)
I was coming over to suggest this one as well. My online friends have been after me to read this for years, and I've heard great things about it.
Nichothodes Koryfoides: OMG | bb mkaplacebetween on May 3rd, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
YOU HAVEN'T READ THIS BOOK?????????





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dillpicklepoppypickle on May 3rd, 2011 04:21 pm (UTC)
i am a trick questionkilted on May 3rd, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
YES.
Christina: Headshotangelwolf2003 on May 3rd, 2011 12:00 pm (UTC)
I have like 3 books to suggest but it takes forever typing it all out on my phone >.<

I'll post them around 3 PST today if the poll hasn't been made by then ^.^
dillpicklepoppypickle on May 3rd, 2011 04:21 pm (UTC)
We will wait for you to post the poll since the suggestions are slim so far. Yay!
Christina: BioShockangelwolf2003 on May 3rd, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
Title: World War Z
Author: Max Brooks
Genre: Horror, post-apocalyptic fiction
Vague Plot Details: Basically the Zombie Apocalypse told from many different view points.
Why You'd Like to Read It: I started it back when it first came out but I never finished because my copy fell off a boat >.< I really should finish it at some point.

Title: Neuromancer
Author: William Gibson
Genre: Science fiction, cyberpunk
Vague Plot Details: Some hacker lives in the underground of Japan, addicted to drugs and sex and goes on some sort of adventure. Or something like that... I don't know, I haven't read it! >.<
Why You'd Like to Read It: I was looking through a list dystopian themed books and this one was one of rare few that jumped out at me.

Title: Logan's Run
Author: William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson
Genre: Science fiction
Vague Plot Details: Logan screws up something, ends up being seen as old, and spends a good portion of the book playing hide and seek from the rest of the city.
Why You'd Like to Read It: Everyone's seen the movie, knows the jokes, blah blah blah... but has anyone actually ever read this book? I know I haven't! That's reason enough to read it!

And I don't know if this counts but...

Title: Welcome to the Monkey House
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Genre: Futuristic stuff.
Vague Plot Details: This is a collection of short stories written by Mr. Vonnegut, most of which takes place in the future.
Why You'd Like to Read It: I've read this book several times and it still it one of my favorites. And since I love it so much, I want to share it with everyone!

Disclaimer: Plot details may be less accurate then they appear.

Edited at 2011-05-03 11:21 pm (UTC)