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melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote2017-08-29 08:37 pm
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FMK #21: Cyberpunk

FMK is back! Yay! Review of Enchantress From the Stars coming shortly. (Also I continue to read City Watch books to write Sedoretu AU fic, and can I just say, it's really hard to write Vimes/Vetinari AU fic because rewriting the first couple books as if it's their courtship changes NOTHING in their scenes together. Like: "I wonder if there's canon on whether you can see the Patrician's Palace from Sybil's house so I don't have to check the maps," and then "Of course there is, here's the scene where VIMES STARES WISTFULLY ACROSS THE CITY AT THE LONELY LIGHT IN VETINARI'S BEDROOM WINDOW.")

Anyway! Last time's winner was The Beekeeper's Apprentice. This is the first occasion where you have voted me into finally reading a canon that I have already written fanfic about. :P Who knows, maybe this will inspire me to actually finish the next part of the story with Mary Russell in it. Loser was The Ghosts of Bly, so off it goes.

Also I have finally made up my mind that I will be reading The Dragon and the George out of the tie from a couple weeks back, because I had a dream that crossed it over with Heimskringla (which I also have not read yet, but apparently Earl Hákon got his brain transferred into a falcon as part of a palace plot, and then ended up being taken to a wizard who was all "I do dimensional portals, not political intrigue, go away!")

This week's theme: Cyberpunk! Because I kept whittling it down by using the books in other sets so I figured time to do it while I still had enough left. (Themes are going to get harder and harder as we approach the halfway point of my unreads.)

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 #18756 FMK #21: Cyberpunk
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 30


Godheads by Emily Devenport (1998)

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F
7 (50.0%)

M
2 (14.3%)

K
5 (35.7%)

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdon by Cory Doctorow (2003)

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F
10 (50.0%)

M
0 (0.0%)

K
10 (50.0%)

Omnitopia Dawn by Diane Duane (2010)

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F
16 (69.6%)

M
5 (21.7%)

K
2 (8.7%)

The Mocking Program by Alan Dean Foster (2002)

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F
6 (35.3%)

M
3 (17.6%)

K
8 (47.1%)

Radio Freefall by Matthew Jarpe (2008)

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F
4 (36.4%)

M
1 (9.1%)

K
6 (54.5%)

Fool's Run by Patricia McKillip (1987)

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F
10 (55.6%)

M
5 (27.8%)

K
3 (16.7%)

The Long Run by Daniel Keyes Moran (1989)

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F
6 (42.9%)

M
2 (14.3%)

K
6 (42.9%)

The Android's Dream by John Scalzi (2007)

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F
15 (68.2%)

M
3 (13.6%)

K
4 (18.2%)

The Diamond Age by Neal Stevenson (1995)

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F
9 (42.9%)

M
6 (28.6%)

K
6 (28.6%)

Vacuum Flowers by Michael Swanwick (1987)

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F
7 (46.7%)

M
4 (26.7%)

K
4 (26.7%)

Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology edited by Bruce Sterling (1986)

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F
7 (38.9%)

M
7 (38.9%)

K
4 (22.2%)



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