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What should be the Book Club picks for April+?

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Oryx and Crake - Book #1 of the MaddAddam trilogy - Margaret Atwood
  22% 14 votes
Beggars in Spain - Book #1 of the Sleepless trilogy - Nancy Kress
  6% 4 votes
Too Far - Rich Shapiro
0% 0 votes
Revolt in 2100 - (short stories collection) - Robert A. Heinlein
  27% 17 votes
Morlock the Maker Short Stories - (pre-Blood of Ambrose?) - James Enge
0% 0 votes
Downbelow Station - C. J. Cherryh
  16% 10 votes
Hammerfall - C. J. Cherryh
  8% 5 votes
Sundiver - David Brin
  18% 11 votes
61 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 07 2019, @02:56PM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 07 2019, @02:56PM (#825790)

    I would recommend revisiting any of the following:
    .
            "Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays
            of Richard M. Stallman" (2002) Richard M Stallman.
    .
            "Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution"
            (2001) Glyn Moody.
    .
            "The Hacker Ethic and the Spirit of the Information Age"
            (2001) Pekka Himanen.
    .
    It woud be refreshing to discuss the basics again and regain some focus in these times of astroturfing and entryism.

    • (Score: 2) by takyon on Monday April 08 2019, @03:10AM (1 child)

      by takyon (881) Subscriber Badge <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> on Monday April 08 2019, @03:10AM (#826050) Journal

      Looks good. I'd like to include 1 or 2 of those next time around. There's no problem with a little non-fiction once in a while.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 09 2019, @06:47AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 09 2019, @06:47AM (#826583)

        Thanks!

    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by aristarchus on Friday April 26, @08:50AM (1 child)

      by aristarchus (2645) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 26, @08:50AM (#835041) Journal

      Where are my mod points on this? Privileged posting, or what? Please advise.

      --
      "The effect? I'll tell you what the effect is. It's pissing me off!" -takyon
      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 03, @12:15AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 03, @12:15AM (#838199)

        It's time based you doofus. You only get to mod a post for a week or two after it's made.

  • (Score: 2) by Some call me Tim on Monday April 08 2019, @05:54AM (1 child)

    by Some call me Tim (5819) on Monday April 08 2019, @05:54AM (#826077)

    In addition to Downbelow Station, take a look at the Foreigner Series. I really enjoyed these books.
    https://www.goodreads.com/series/40807-foreigner [goodreads.com]

    • (Score: 2) by NotSanguine on Tuesday April 09 2019, @06:57AM

      by NotSanguine (285) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday April 09 2019, @06:57AM (#826584) Homepage Journal

      In addition to Downbelow Station, take a look at the Foreigner Series. I really enjoyed these books.
      https://www.goodreads.com/series/40807-foreigner [goodreads.com] [goodreads.com]

      Your suggestion holds great merit nand' Tim.

      I say we do either Downbelow Station then Revolt in 2100, or vice versa.

      And book one of the "Foreigner" series, aptly named "Foreigner."

      --
      No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical. --Niels Bohr
  • (Score: 0, Offtopic) by DannyB on Monday April 08 2019, @07:36PM

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Monday April 08 2019, @07:36PM (#826337) Journal

    Which one burns the brightest when subjected to sufficiently high censorship?
    * Oryx and Crake - Book #1 of the MaddAddam trilogy - Margaret Atwood
    * Beggars in Spain - Book #1 of the Sleepless trilogy - Nancy Kress
    * Too Far - Rich Shapiro
    * Revolt in 2100 - (short stories collection) - Robert A. Heinlein
    * Morlock the Maker Short Stories - (pre-Blood of Ambrose?) - James Enge
    * Downbelow Station - C. J. Cherryh
    * Hammerfall - C. J. Cherryh
    * Sundiver - David Brin

    Which one shines the brightest when subjected to a sufficiently high voltage and current:
    * mobile phone
    * laptop
    * desktop
    * NAS (Network Attached Storage)
    * the "cloud"
    * private server
    * spread around different devices (wired in series)
    * Other (Specify)

    Which one shines the brightest when subjected to a sufficiently high voltage and current:
    * ARM
    * Intel x86 (with Management Engine)
    * AMD x86 (with Platform Security Processor)
    * Pre-2008 Intel or Pre-2013 AMD (or any models without known backdoors)
    * POWER or PowerPC
    * RISC-V
    * MIPS or SPARC
    * None of the above (comment your answer)

    Which glows the brightest when supplied with a sufficiently high voltage and current:
    * Light bulbs
    * Vacuum tubes
    * Crystal oscillators
    * Transistors
    * Integrated Circuits
    * EEPROMs
    * LEDs
    * Other (Specify)

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    Youngsters pay attention: As you get older, more and more things become a joke.
  • (Score: 2) by hendrikboom on Friday April 12 2019, @07:22PM (4 children)

    by hendrikboom (1125) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 12 2019, @07:22PM (#828719) Homepage

    Can we please have a preferential ballot?

  • (Score: 0, Troll) by Ethanol-fueled on Sunday April 14 2019, @12:00AM (1 child)

    by Ethanol-fueled (2792) Subscriber Badge on Sunday April 14 2019, @12:00AM (#829171) Homepage

    The hit protofuturistic novel Erectus Walks Amongst Us [amazon.com] should be added to the list.

  • (Score: 2) by Freeman on Monday April 15 2019, @09:39PM (1 child)

    by Freeman (732) on Monday April 15 2019, @09:39PM (#830085) Journal

    C. S. Lewis - Space Trilogy
    Douglas Adams - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Pentalogy (Ignoring the sixth one he didn't write, "And another thing ...")
    Douglas Adams - The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time (Compilation of unpublished works, interviews, etc, and his uncompleted 6th hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy novel.)
    J. R. R. Tolkien - The Silmarillion
    James S. A. Corey - Expanse Series
    Brent Weeks - Lightbringer Series
    Brandon Sanderson - Stormlight Archive

    --
    "I said in my haste, All men are liars." Psalm 116:11
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 24, @05:48AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 24, @05:48AM (#834235)

      The Silmarillion? Oh dear. Why?

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