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melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote2017-05-16 04:47 pm
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FMK #12: Our Oncoming Apocalypses

Well, happy birthday to me, I guess. I would tell y'all to try to figure out what I'm wishing on my birthday candles but you might and then it won't come true.

Last week's F winner - pulling past Coraline at the last minute - was C. J. Cherryh with Downbelow Station. The K leader was actually Starship Troopers, but for the first time ever, the K leader did not have a plurality of K votes; in fact it in was in the top five for F as well. So I'm invoking the hidden rule that the K winner must have a plurality of K votes and giving it to Hominids instead (I knew that was going to be a hard one for K, you don't get a hugo/nebula win if you're comprehensively terrible.)

I am still skating about a week behind on reading but I did finish Castle in the Air! It was good. Review upcoming. Captain Blood coming soon (hopefully tonight.)

For this week I think it's finally time to pull out Apocalypses and Post-Apocalypses. Whoo.

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 #18379 FMK #12: Apocalypse
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 36


I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (1954)

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F
10 (45.5%)

M
2 (9.1%)

K
10 (45.5%)

The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett (1955)

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F
10 (52.6%)

M
3 (15.8%)

K
6 (31.6%)

The Chrysalids by John Wyndham (1955)

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F
11 (52.4%)

M
4 (19.0%)

K
6 (28.6%)

On the Beach by Nevil Shute (1957)

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F
9 (36.0%)

M
6 (24.0%)

K
10 (40.0%)

Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank (1959)

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F
11 (55.0%)

M
1 (5.0%)

K
8 (40.0%)

Damnation Alley by Roger Zelazny (1969)

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F
9 (45.0%)

M
2 (10.0%)

K
9 (45.0%)

After Things Fell Apart by Ron Goulart (1970)

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F
6 (40.0%)

M
1 (6.7%)

K
8 (53.3%)

Juniper Time by Kate Wilhelm (1980)

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F
11 (47.8%)

M
6 (26.1%)

K
6 (26.1%)

Blood Music by Greg Bear (1985)

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F
10 (45.5%)

M
5 (22.7%)

K
7 (31.8%)

Always Coming Home by Ursula K. Le Guin (1985)

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F
7 (25.0%)

M
19 (67.9%)

K
2 (7.1%)

Nothing Sacred by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (1991)

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F
9 (50.0%)

M
7 (38.9%)

K
2 (11.1%)

Rootless by Chris Howard (2012)

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F
7 (53.8%)

M
2 (15.4%)

K
4 (30.8%)



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