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melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote2017-04-04 05:44 pm
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FMK #7: The Moon and Mars

So, the clear K winner last week was Harry Harrison with Captive Universe and no discussion in comments. What do you people have against Harry Harrison other than him being a boring libertarian-ish white dude? It sounds cool! Generation ships in asteroids! Possibly a hispanic MC! (Possibly he totally fucks up the Mexica culture stuff?)

The F winner was The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge, also with no discussion. All I know going in is that I really like her Psion books, and I think The Snow Queen is probably fantasy but probably not a fairy tale AU? So that should be fun!


This week's theme is The Moon And Mars.

How FMK works, short version: I am trying to clear out my unreads. So there is a poll, in which you get to pick F, M, or K. F means I should spend a night of wild passion with the book ASAP, and then decide whether to keep it or not. M means I should continue to commit to a long-term relationship of sharing my bedroom with it. K means it should go away immediately. Anyone can vote, you don't have to actually know anything about the books.

I pick a winner on Friday night (although won't actually close the poll, people can still vote,) and report results/ post the new poll on the following Tuesday, and write a response to the F winner sometime in the next week.

Link to long version of explanation (on first poll)


Poll #18138 FMK #7: The Moon and Mars
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 35


Mars by Ben Bova (1992)

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F
8 (42.1%)

M
0 (0.0%)

K
11 (57.9%)

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury (1951)

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F
11 (36.7%)

M
15 (50.0%)

K
4 (13.3%)

The Valley Where Time Stood Still by Lin Carter (1992)

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F
11 (78.6%)

M
1 (7.1%)

K
2 (14.3%)

This Place Has No Atmosphere by Paula Danzinger (1989)

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F
11 (55.0%)

M
5 (25.0%)

K
4 (20.0%)

Moon of Mutiny by Lester Del Rey (1961)

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F
8 (57.1%)

M
1 (7.1%)

K
5 (35.7%)

Growing Up Weighless by John M. Ford (1993)

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F
14 (56.0%)

M
9 (36.0%)

K
2 (8.0%)

Rocket Ship Galileo by Robert A. Heinlein (1947)

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F
7 (28.0%)

M
3 (12.0%)

K
15 (60.0%)

Peace on Earth by Stanislaw Lem (1967)

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F
10 (58.8%)

M
5 (29.4%)

K
2 (11.8%)

Shoot at the Moon by William F. Temple (1966)

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F
6 (50.0%)

M
2 (16.7%)

K
4 (33.3%)

From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne (1865)

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F
13 (59.1%)

M
7 (31.8%)

K
2 (9.1%)

The First Men In The Moon by H. G. Wells (1901)

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F
10 (52.6%)

M
5 (26.3%)

K
4 (21.1%)



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