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melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote2017-05-23 05:30 pm
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FMK #13: First Book in the Series

Last week's F winner was Juniper Time by Kate Wilhelm! Should be interesting; it's one where I have no idea why I own it or why I kept it. K was Alas, Babylon.

Since I will be away from my book collection for the next two weeks, there will be an FMK break; next poll should go up June 12. I will keep reading and possibly posting reactions, though - the plan is to take the K books that I really wanted to read first with me on the trip, and leave them there.

This week's poll: Books where I own only the first book in the series (and have read none of them.)

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 #18407 FMK #13: First Book in the Series
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 50


Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks (Culture series, 1987)

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F
13 (44.8%)

M
10 (34.5%)

K
6 (20.7%)

A Million Open Doors by John Barnes (Thousand Cultures series, 1992)

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F
5 (27.8%)

M
5 (27.8%)

K
8 (44.4%)

Foreigner by C. J. Cherryh (Foreigner series, 1994)

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F
16 (48.5%)

M
13 (39.4%)

K
4 (12.1%)

A Thousand Words for Stranger by Julie E. Czerneda (Trade Pact Universe, 1991)

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F
15 (62.5%)

M
4 (16.7%)

K
5 (20.8%)

The Price of the Stars by Debra Doyle and James MacDonald (Mageworlds, 1992)

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F
12 (54.5%)

M
5 (22.7%)

K
5 (22.7%)

Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings (Belgariad, 1982)

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F
12 (33.3%)

M
1 (2.8%)

K
23 (63.9%)

Expendable by James Alan Gardner (League of Peoples, 1999)

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F
7 (43.8%)

M
5 (31.2%)

K
4 (25.0%)

Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines (Magic ex Libris, 2012)

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F
18 (62.1%)

M
5 (17.2%)

K
6 (20.7%)

Watchtower by Elizabeth A. Lynn (Chronicles of Tornor, 1979)

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F
17 (73.9%)

M
4 (17.4%)

K
2 (8.7%)

Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire (InCryptid, 2012)

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F
20 (60.6%)

M
8 (24.2%)

K
5 (15.2%)

The Man-Kzin Wars by Larry Niven (Man-Kzin Wars, 1988)

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F
6 (21.4%)

M
3 (10.7%)

K
19 (67.9%)

Point of Hopes by Melissa Scott and Lisa A Barnett (Pointsman, 1995)

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F
15 (51.7%)

M
10 (34.5%)

K
4 (13.8%)

On Basilisk Station by David Weber (Honor Harrington, 1993)

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F
18 (60.0%)

M
4 (13.3%)

K
8 (26.7%)



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