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Subject: 2012 Fantasy Challenge -- Book-as-Object Discussion
Date Posted: 12/1/2011 4:33 AM ET
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Please post all your discussion of books filling this category in this thread.

 

Some Useful Definitions

Small press: A publisher which (a) has annual sales below $50 million; (b) publishes 10 or fewer titles per year; or (c) is not part of a large conglomerate or multinational corporation. An incomplete list of English-language small presses is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_small_presses
Paperback original: A novel whose first edition was paperback (as opposed to hardcover).
Out of print: A novel that is no longer being actively published by any publisher.
Blurb: A short summary or some words of praise accompanying a creative work; usually found on the cover or the first page of a novel.

 

LISTS ONLY thread can be found here.



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Date Posted: 1/10/2012 9:31 AM ET
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Book-as-Object
1. Read a novel published in the last 12 months.
2. Read a novel published by a small press.
3. Read a novel with cover art that you love.
4. Read a novel with cover art that you hate:  
5. Read a novel with less than 150 pages.
6. Read a novel with between 350 and 450 pages.
7. Read a novel with over 700 pages.  A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin, 4 stars.  Have been a fan of the series since I read the first novel.  
8. Read a paperback original.
9. Read a novel that has been out of print for at least ten years.  The Haunting of Alan Mais by Peter Saxon.  This is a story about an uneasy ghost who begs for forgiveness and release and a house that it haunts.  The strange thing is that not all who live in the house are affected.  Some people live in this country house for many years, raise their families and move on.  Others, however, endure the effects of the being who exists in the area.  Why?  It would seem that there is some connection between those the ghost haunts whether by blood or by his death.  Who knows?
10. Read a novel that was blurbed by one of your favorite authors.



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Date Posted: 10/26/2012 7:00 PM ET
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 Book-as-Object (5 / 10)

1. Read a novel published in the last 12 months.

  • Chasing Magic - Stacia Kane

2. Read a novel published by a small press.

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3. Read a novel with cover art that you love.

  • The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack - Mark Hodder 

4. Read a novel with cover art that you hate.

  • Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris

5. Read a novel with less than 150 pages.

  • Finding Magic - Stacia Kane

6. Read a novel with between 350 and 450 pages.

  • Deathstalker - Simon Green 

7. Read a novel with over 700 pages.

  • Kushiel's Scion by Jacqueline Carey

8. Read a paperback original.

  • Three Days to Dead - Kelly Medding 

9. Read a novel that has been out of print for at least ten years.

  • Dragonsword - Gael Baudino

10. Read a novel that was blurbed by one of your favorite authors.

  • Daughter of the Forest - Juliet Marillier 


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