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Our club has been around about ten years...what are some of the books we've read?  In order of author:  (ratios are thumbs up/people)
God's Fires by Patricia Anthony --mixed
Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
11/20/06 Recursion by Tony Ballantyne 2/5  VNMs and AIs
A Million Open Doors by John Barnes --mixed
9/17/07 Undertow by Elizabeth Bear 4/8  froggies/quantum entanglement
5/19/08 Earth by David Brin 3 yes, 3 eh, hard to get into
Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold --mixed/ romance
Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold --genetic engineering for null grav
Mr. Spaceman by Robert Olen Butler --mixed
Downbelow Station by C.J. Cherryh
Foreigner by C. J. Cherryh
1/7/08 Chanur's Legacy  by C.J. Cherryh 2/4  cat aliens
2/27/06 Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang 2/5
Light of Other Days by Clarke and Baxter--quantum wormtunnels
The Puppetmaster by Dalmas 4/04
UBIK by Philip K. Dick  --yes
8/18/06 A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick 1/7  drug culture
1/29/07 When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger 2/7 Islamic cyberchip PI
In the Country of the Blind by Michael Flynn --good;  that one with the cyber-skull cover
This Alien Shore by C. S. Friedman
American Gods by Neil Gaiman --yes
Hunted James Alan Gardner --eh
A Quantum Murder by Peter Hamilton --liked
4/21/08 Light by M. John Harrison 1/6  K-ships, cats, Kefuhachi tract
10/5/04 Year's Best SF 9 by Hartwell, Cramer eds. No--not many read all the stories
Ceres Storm by David Herter --no;  very short
Dark Wing by Walter Hunt --yes
11/22/04 The Dark Path (#2) by Walter Hunt yes
12/27/04 Freedom's Gate by Naomi Kritzer snowed out
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin
Dark Water's Embrace by Stephen Leigh --mutant hermaphrodites
7/11/05 A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay 1/5
Whole Wide World by MacAuley 1/04--eh
8/22/05 The Child Goddess by Louise Marley 6/7
3/17/08 The Road by Cormac McCarthy 2/5 postapocalyptic wasteland
1/23/06 Engines of God by Jack McDevitt 2/6  Space archeologists, dead civilizations
Dreamsnake by Vonda McIntyre mixed
Souls in the Great Machine by Sean McMullen
Perdido Street Station by China Mieville --the slime book
Technogenesis by Syne Mitchel
Murphy's Gambit by Syne Mitchel
Archform:  Beauty by L.E. Modesitt
3/27/06 Flash by L.E. Modesitt horizontal thumbs
5/22/06 The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon 6/6 autism
4/30/07 Sheepfarmer's Daughter by Elizabeth Moon 7/7
3/26/07 V for Vendetta by Alan Moore 3/7 graphic novel
4/24/06 Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan 5/6 resleeved PI
Ringworld by Larry Niven 2/04
12/18/06 His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik 7/7
The Killing Star by Pellegrino and Zebrowski 3/04
10/23/06 Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
9/19/05 Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds 2/4
2/11/08 Horizons by Mary Rosenblum 6/7 Orbital politics
The Disappeared by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
10/22/07 Air by Geoff Ryman 2/8 tibetan internet
Contact by Carl Sagan
6/19/06 Old Man's War by John Scalzi 9/9  Old green soldiers
7/23/07 The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi 8/8
T'nT: Telzey & Trigger by James H. Schmitz, --yes
11/26/07 Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder 5/6 balloon world
Point of Hopes by Melissa Scott and Lisa Barnett
5/21/07 The Complete Roderick by John Sladek 1/8    the boy robot
2/28/05 The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell 3/4-- during more snow, after cancelled by snow
2/26/07 We the Underpeople by Cordwainer Smith 3/6  Norstilia, C'mell
11/14/05 Dog Warrior by Wen Spencer 3/5 Enjoyable, but little to discuss
A King of Infinite Space by Allen Steele --resurrected teenager
Earth Abides by George Stewart
10/17/05 Heaven by Stewart & Cohen 4/4   Ignore hideous cover
4/11/05 Island in the Sea of Time S.M. Stirling 3/6
8/20/07 Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling 2.5/5  PostApocalyptic
8/25/2008 Looking Glass by James R. Strickland
7/19/04 Singularity Sky by Charles Stross 7/7
9/25/06 Accelerando by Charles Stross 4/8   Singularity
Grass by Sheri Tepper
9/13/04 City of Pearl by Karen Travis 7/7
5/23/05 Crossing the Line by Karen Traviss 5/6
6/23/08 One Jump Ahead by Mark L. Van Name 3/7 thought it wasn't bad.    Intelligent drink machines.
6/21/04 Worlds of Null-A by AE Van Vogt 6/6
7/21/08 Farthing by Jo Walton 6/6 alt-hist mystery in Britain, peace with Hitler
City of Bones by Martha Wells--yes
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
12/12/05 Bellwether by Connie Willis 3/5
Darwinia by Robert Charles Wilson
Blind Lake by Robert Charles Wilson
7/17/06 Spin by Robert Charles Wilson 5/5 time membrane
The Golden Age by John C. Wright --mixed
A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge
6/25/07 Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge 6/7 Rabbit, Alzheimers, YaGottaBelieveMe
Brute Orbits by George Zebrowski --bleah
Fool's War by Sarah Zettel --yes
Playing God by Sarah Zettel --Not as good

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