The time has come, friends, to nominate more reading for December! This post will collect nominations for the next few days (I’m thinking into the weekend) and then we’ll have us a vote. Please don’t hesitate to talk about why you want to share your pick and why you think it will be a good item for discussion.

  • @Tenthrow@lemmy.worldOPM
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    78 months ago

    I’d like to nominate Omega Rising (book 1 of Omega Force) by Joshua Dalzelle. It’s a fun and very enjoyable read that opens the door to one of my favorite series of sci-fi novels about a group of unlikely shipmates thrown together from unusual circumstances as they overcome the traffickers who forced them together. It also manages to feel like a hopeful but still dark enough future without being a Star Trek clone.

  • @WarikCastil@lemmy.world
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    78 months ago

    I would like to nominate A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine.

    It’s a fantastic entry into the genre. Interesting future human cultures. The world feels very fleshed out and unlike anything I have read before. It plays with the concept of what an “alien” even is.

  • @CuddlyCassowary@lemmy.world
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    38 months ago

    Hi all! I’m new here, so lmk if this is out of line, but what if we did a short story since December is generally busy for folks? Maybe a selection from “Stories of Your Life and Others” by Ted Chiang, or “The Machine Stops” by E.M. Forster?

  • @RBWells@lemmy.world
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    38 months ago

    This is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone. It’s short, weird, so good, widely available in libraries. I first read this as part of a 'big library book club ’ thing where they make infinite copies available on the e-book platforms. Then my penultimate child read it on advice of a friend and also loved it.