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What are we reading for our first book?

The Difference Engine - William Gibson and Bruce Sterling
6 (37.5%)
Dune - Frank Herbert
5 (31.3%)
The City & The City - China Miéville
4 (25%)
Islands in the Net - Bruce Sterling
0 (0%)
Mindplayers- Pat Cadigan
0 (0%)
Cat's Cradle- Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
0 (0%)
The Accidental Time Machine - Joe Haldeman
1 (6.3%)

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Offline Brandonazz

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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2013, 10:08:05 pm »
I've never read any of the Dune series.

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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2013, 10:16:07 pm »
Nor have I. It may be fun. We happen to have a copy of Dune itself in my house, and the paperback is available for under $10 on Amazon (in some cases, under $5), so that may be a convenient one.
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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2013, 03:44:37 am »
So we'll compile a list and take a vote? draw from a hat? vote from a hat?

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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2013, 07:20:49 am »
I like the idea of either The City and The City or Dune.
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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2013, 07:51:50 am »
The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling.

Neo, Sam, and I were talking about this one a while back. Just kinda cropped back up.

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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2013, 01:39:47 pm »
So we'll compile a list and take a vote? draw from a hat? vote from a hat?

I'll close submissions in about 24 hours, and we can vote (2 votes each). It appears I'm not able to change the number of votes one can cast for forum polls already created, so we may just do it openly in the comments and tally things up at the end.
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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2013, 01:52:56 pm »
You know what, maybe I do care.

We should have check-ins while reading the book, not just an end date. Where is the fun in listening to everyone's thoughts on the book after they've already finished it? We should be discussing the book as we read it, and having a certain date to read up to chapter 5 allows us to all discuss the book on a level playing field without actually having to finish. And this means we will be asking questions that we would not ask if we had already finished the book. It allows us to theorize about what is happening and why, as well as what MAY happen in the future or what we hope or expect to see. You can't get that if we've all already finished the book.

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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2013, 02:01:38 pm »
I'm actually with Pat on this one. We'll need to be mindful of people's schedules, certainly, but going through it together could make it a more enriching experience. If I could change my vote away from 1 month (also something I appear to be unable to edit) I would.
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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2013, 03:27:46 pm »
Changed the poll to allow re-votes. Once we're ready to start, I can also change the number of votes per person.

I think I will also vote Yes for multiple deadlines.

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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2013, 05:17:14 pm »
yeah lets have multilines.

Also I would be interested in the difference engine and I would be happy to reread Dune as well because that **** is ****ing classic brah.
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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2013, 06:52:50 am »
Sure I'm fine with either option, just let me know when and what we're reading, my suggestions would only be books I've read and I'm not sure how honest an effort I would put into 'rereading' them.
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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2013, 01:50:48 pm »
Alright, submissions are closed.

I'll edit the poll and open things up for voting!

(And Ovi, if you could change the number of possible votes available to two, I would be much obliged.)
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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2013, 03:13:33 pm »
Alright, changed, everyone can vote now!

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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2013, 08:33:10 am »
I've never personally read the Difference Engine and need an excuse to do so.

Oh and uh I guess I've just been lurking this thread a bit without actually telling people I'm probably going to do this.

I might have a bit less free time because of school and stuff, but I do like reading for fun and need to get back into it.

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Re: Gaming Steve Book Club! A thing we could do.
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2013, 04:03:32 pm »
I might have a bit less free time because of school and stuff.

Yeah, one thing you learn when you become an adult is that when you were at school you had a lot MORE free time.

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