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Subject: Looking for a good SF book?
Date Posted: 5/5/2010 2:29 PM ET
Member Since: 7/26/2006
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http://www.sfsite.com/yearsbest01.htm

http://www.locusmag.com/SFAwards/index.html

addition -Hey!  I found another good site.

 

http://www.worldswithoutend.com/lists.asp

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Anybody else got some good sites?



Last Edited on: 10/19/10 9:57 PM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 5/7/2010 9:17 AM ET
Member Since: 4/1/2006
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thanks for the info

Subject: nothing to read
Date Posted: 10/19/2010 9:58 PM ET
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bump

Subject: Always something to read
Date Posted: 11/2/2010 8:07 PM ET
Member Since: 4/20/2009
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Hey Alison,

It looks like you found my site www.WorldsWithoutEnd.com.  Glad you like it and thanks for the link here!  Certainly if you're looking for a good read WWEnd can help.  We've got the top awards in the genre and some great "best of" lists for you to peruse too.  I'm trying to read all the Masterworks of SF and the Hugo winners.  Happily, there is quite a bit of overlap between them so I can kill 2 birds with one stone. 

Currently I'm reading The Entire and the Rose series by Kay Kenyon.  I'm in the middle of book 3 now and I recommend it.  It's got a lot of fresh ideas and some great characters.

Subject: Kay Kenyon
Date Posted: 11/4/2010 9:16 PM ET
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Got Bright of the Sky FREE as a download for the Kindle.  I have the Kindle PC software, don't know if I want to buy a Kindle yet-  e-books can't be traded.  Anyways, have yet to get around reading it.  Apparently Amazon thinks the series is good enough that with the first book free, you'll want to buy the Entire & the Rose set. 

So, looking at Recent Additions - The Science Fiction of Jack London.  Interesting, I remember a Jack London book about a guy who could remember his dreams and his past life as a "cave man."   Very good.  Hmmm, now I'm gonna have to follow-up on this........ like I don't have enough books to read already. 

Also want to say that I like how the awards are listed, book covers, etc. yesyes

Date Posted: 11/4/2010 9:30 PM ET
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Yeah, I read the free Kindle edition too on my iPhone.  I've been making an effort to read more women authors and that freebie got me when I was looking.  First time to read on my mobile and it wasn't as bad as I had feared.  The screen is too small and it required a lot fo scrolling but it's got me thinking about getting a Kindle.  Really like the latest edition too.  Still prefer the feel of paper but I also like having options.

If you find the Jack London book send me a cover pic!  I could not find that one to save my life.

Glad you like the cover gallery.  I designed the site to mimic how I shop for books when I'm in the store.  The cover always gets my attention first, then I flip over to read the synopsis and if it sounds good I'll read an excerpt.  I figure those are the basics most people do when they shop.  I'm very visual so I really like to see the covers when I browse and a  text list does nothing for me other than impart information.  No excitement without the pics.  The gallery also lets you see which authors are getting nominated across awards and across multiple years too.  Helps me narrow down my choices.

Subject: Cover pics
Date Posted: 11/6/2010 9:23 AM ET
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You wouldn't want this cover.  My books were from a set of OLD OLD OLD books inherited from my grandfather.  They were part of a large set of hardback "Masterworks" with solid green cloth covered board (I guess to mimic leather).  

You shop the same way I do, except now I do most of my shopping with Amazon.  I live in a town with only one very small bookstore.  sigh.....