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12:20 am: book group selection time
This year, my SF book group's fearless leader has chosen the theme of diversity. Jacqie picks six, and lets us vote on the other six. Here's her list:

1. Sorcerer to the Crown, by Zen Cho
2. Ninefox Gambit, by Yoon Ha Lee
3. The Traitor Baru Cormorant, by Seth Dickinson
4. Signal to Noise, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
5. Shadowshaper, by Daniel José Older
6. The Library at Mount Char, by Scott Hawkins

and the groups we get to choose from:

7. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers
Dark Orbit, by Carolyn Ives Gilman
Planetfall, by Emma Newman, or
Archangel, by Marguerite Reed

8. Wake of Vultures, by Lila Bowen
Vermilion, by Molly Tanzer, or
Orlando, by Virginia Woolf

9. Gene Mapper, by Taiyo Fujii, or
The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu

10. The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Grace of Kings, by Ken Liu, or
The People in the Trees, by Hanya Yanagihara

11. Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman
Uprooted, by Naomi Novik, or
An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir

12. All the Birds in the Sky, by Charlie Jane Anders
Slade House, by David Mitchell
The Cloud Roads, by Martha Wells, or
The Affinites, by Robert Charles Wilson

Isn't that a good list? What would you choose? I'm going to be conflicted between All the Birds in the Sky, which I very much want to read, and The Cloud Roads, which I always want to make more people read.

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Date:February 25th, 2016 02:21 pm (UTC)
That is an *awesome* list. So many of those are on my to-read list, and I think I'll add the rest.
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Date:February 27th, 2016 12:30 pm (UTC)
I look forward to reading what you think of them, whenever you get to them.
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Date:February 26th, 2016 04:10 am (UTC)
Nice list; I've read about a third of them.

I would pick something other than The Grace of Kings in group 10 unless I wanted to complain about it, because it suffered mightily from the Eight Deadly Words problem by the time I was about half through. Probably The Buried Giant because I loved Never Let Me Go.
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Date:February 27th, 2016 12:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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Date:February 26th, 2016 04:37 pm (UTC)
That is an amazing list.

I'm trying the thing this year, where I only read female-identified authors, but am unable to bring myself to resist reading Daniel Jose Older's latest.

(if you haven't seen/heard him speak, go watch some of his youtube videos.)

Planetfall is definitely on my radar, and so many people I trust have recommended Uprooted, other than that, if judging by the company they keep I'd say you can't go wrong.
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Date:February 27th, 2016 12:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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Date:February 27th, 2016 04:19 pm (UTC)
Orlando and Uprooted would both be on my list. Let us know what you end up with and how it goes!
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