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melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote2017-07-18 05:51 pm

FMK #17: Humorous SF

Last week's winner was Enchantress From the Stars! Looking forward to it. From discussion in the comments, I think I attempted to write that story once when I was about twelve.

The loser on overall K votes was Pebble in the Sky, but I'm invoking the rule that says a K winner must also have a majority for K votes, which Pebble in the Sky didn't have, and giving it to the Stasheff instead.

(I also just noticed that I never announced a K for the LGBT-themed week. No book in that poll had a majority of K votes - or anything close to a majority, even - so I'm not calling a K. The overall most K votes was the David Gerrold book, but it had almost twice as many f/m votes as K, so I have added it to the F pile instead.)

Responses to Mélusine and Juniper Time coming later today, I promise.

This week, a friend assigned me Humorous SF, so here we go!

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. That will leave me only four books behind, whoo.

Link to long version of explanation (on first poll)


Poll #18598 FMK #14: SF In Translation
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 41


Blood Lite III: aftertaste edited by Kevin J. Anderson (2012)

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F
4 (26.7%)

M
2 (13.3%)

K
9 (60.0%)

The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy II edited by Mike Ashley (1999)

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F
7 (41.2%)

M
5 (29.4%)

K
5 (29.4%)

Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille by Steven Brust (1990)

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F
12 (60.0%)

M
3 (15.0%)

K
5 (25.0%)

The Dragon & The George by Gordon R. Dickson (1976)

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F
13 (72.2%)

M
1 (5.6%)

K
4 (22.2%)

The Rapture of the Nerds by Cory Doctorow (2012)

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F
5 (33.3%)

M
2 (13.3%)

K
8 (53.3%)

The Light-Years Beneath My Feet by Alan Dean Foster (2005)

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F
7 (50.0%)

M
3 (21.4%)

K
4 (28.6%)

Bride of the Slime Monster by Craig Shaw Gardner (1990)

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F
9 (64.3%)

M
0 (0.0%)

K
5 (35.7%)

Goblin Quest by Jim C. Hines (2006)

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F
13 (61.9%)

M
3 (14.3%)

K
5 (23.8%)

Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones (1988)

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F
13 (46.4%)

M
14 (50.0%)

K
1 (3.6%)

Retief's War by Keith Laumer (1985)

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F
8 (47.1%)

M
5 (29.4%)

K
4 (23.5%)

In The Company of Ogres by A. Lee Martinez (2006)

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F
7 (53.8%)

M
3 (23.1%)

K
3 (23.1%)

Bad Prince Charlie by John Moore (2006)

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F
5 (33.3%)

M
3 (20.0%)

K
7 (46.7%)

The Hero Strikes Back by Moira J. Moore (2006)

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F
9 (56.2%)

M
3 (18.8%)

K
4 (25.0%)

The Artsy Smartsy Club by Daniel Pinkwater (2005)

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F
7 (46.7%)

M
5 (33.3%)

K
3 (20.0%)

Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett (1992)

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F
15 (44.1%)

M
19 (55.9%)

K
0 (0.0%)

Callahan's Secret by Spider Robinson (1986)

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F
9 (42.9%)

M
2 (9.5%)

K
10 (47.6%)



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