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melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote2017-04-11 07:03 pm
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FMK #8: Short Books

Last week's winner was Growing Up Weightless by John M. Ford. I had mixed opinions of his Star Trek novels that everyone loves, so we'll see how this one goes!

Loser was Rocket Ship Galileo which I kind of really want to read after the discussion in comments ;_; I seem to have accidentally planned an overseas hiking holiday in a couple months, so maybe I will save up the K books that I really want to at least read first to take there and leave behind.

You people voted in another MASSIVE TOME with The Snow Queen so it may be a bit of a delay. It's interesting so far!

In revenge (and to give me a bit of a chance to catch up and do my taxes and stuff) this week's theme is "Books under 200 pages", so there.


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 #18175 FMK #8: Short
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 25


Three Worlds to Conquer by Poul Anderson (1964)

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F
9 (56.2%)

M
2 (12.5%)

K
5 (31.2%)

Anton York, Immortal by Eando Binder (1965)

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F
6 (50.0%)

M
2 (16.7%)

K
4 (33.3%)

Bedlam Planet by John Brunner (1968)

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F
6 (40.0%)

M
2 (13.3%)

K
7 (46.7%)

The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke (1956)

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F
7 (46.7%)

M
4 (26.7%)

K
4 (26.7%)

Attack from Atlantis by Lester Del Rey (1953)

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F
4 (33.3%)

M
4 (33.3%)

K
4 (33.3%)

The Forgotton Door by Alexander Key (1965)

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F
9 (60.0%)

M
3 (20.0%)

K
3 (20.0%)

Electric Forest by Tanith Lee (1979)

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F
14 (82.4%)

M
3 (17.6%)

K
0 (0.0%)

The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindren (1975)

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F
13 (61.9%)

M
4 (19.0%)

K
4 (19.0%)

Star Ka'At by Andre Norton (1976)

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F
12 (80.0%)

M
1 (6.7%)

K
2 (13.3%)

Singularity by William Sleator (1985)

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F
9 (60.0%)

M
3 (20.0%)

K
3 (20.0%)

The Frightened Forest by Ann Turnbull (1975)

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F
11 (78.6%)

M
1 (7.1%)

K
2 (14.3%)

The Voyage of the Space Beagle by A. E. Van Vogt (1950)

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F
7 (50.0%)

M
5 (35.7%)

K
2 (14.3%)

A Dark Travelling by Roger Zelazny (1987)

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F
7 (46.7%)

M
4 (26.7%)

K
4 (26.7%)





p.s. I am enjoying observing the latest 'harassers at SF cons' redux, but why has nobody filked "Banned from Wiscon" yet? It scans. You could be really scathing. And "Banned from Wiscon" seems to be that dude's official epithet at this point.

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