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Bookwyrmmes - A Fantasy/Sci-Fi Book Club
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Avid Readers of the Fantastical, Impractical, and Techno-Babblical

This is a book club community for people who like to read fantasy and science fiction. A new book or series will be looked at every month, and books for all ages are game for reading.

This community is open to anyone and all members are allowed to post as long as it relates to what we are reading, fantasy and science fiction, other book suggestions, or reading in general (especially of the fantasy/sci-fi variety).

June Books:
The Hidden Dragon by Irene Radford
The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay

Past Books with Bookwyrmmes Ratings (1-10)
04/04-The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams-9
04/04-The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett-8.75
05/04-Neuromancer by William Gibson-8.4
05/04-A Shadow on the Glass by Ian Irvine-9.5
06/04-Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein-7.75
06/04-Dracula by Bram Stoker-9
07/04-Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card-8.83
07/04-The Princess Bride by William Goldman-9
08/04-I, Robot by Isaac Asimov-7.91
08/04-The Once and Future King by T.H. White-8
09/04-Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman-8.33
09/04-Dune by Frank Herbert-7
10/04-A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.-8.25
10/04-Mort by Terry Pratchett-8.7
11/04-Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick-6.75
11/04-The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin-7
01/05-Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb-7.83
01/05-To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis-8.8
02/05-Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier9.14
02/05-The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger-8.17
03/05-Stardust by Neil Gaiman-8.64
03/05-Something from the Nightside by Simon R. Green-7
04/05-Eragon: Inheritance by Christopher Paolini-8.27
04/05-The Ophiuchi Hotline by John Varley-8.67
05/05-Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey-8.57
05/05-There Will Be Dragons by John Ringo-7.14
06/05-Rhapsody: Child of the Blood by Elizabeth Haydon-8
06/05-Silver Metal Lover by Tannith Lee-7.4
07/05-Sunshine by Robin McKinley-9
07/05-Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson-6.67
08/05-Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones-8.29
08/05-City of Pearl by Karen Traviss-9.5
11/05-Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman-8
11/05-Archangel by Sharon Shinn-8.57
12/05-Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlin-8.5
12/05-Green Rider by Kristan Britain-8.1
01/06-Pegasus in Flight by Anne McCaffery-8.3
01-06-The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan-7.71
02/06-Welcome, Chaos by Kate Wilhelm-7.5
02/06-The Decoy Princess by Dawn Cook-7.5
03/06-Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold-7.8
03/06-Spindle's End by Robin McKinley-8.4
04/06-Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler
04/06-The Riddle of the Wren by Charles de Lint

Bookwyrmmes Recommended Reading
The Hitchhiker's "Trilogy" by Douglas Adams
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Incarnations of Immortality by Piers Anthony
The Foundation Trilogy and The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
Another Fine Myth by Robert Asprin
Feersum Endjinn by Iain M. Banks
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
The Last Unicorn and Tamsin by Peter S. Beagle
Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear
Transformation by Carol Berg
The Demolished Man and The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Martian Chronicles, and Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Startide Rising by David Brin
The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner
The Incomplete Enchanter by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt
The Ender and Alvin Maker series by Orson Scott Card
Kushiel's Legacy by Jacqueline Carey
Through the Looking Glass and Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
Cyteen and Downbelow Station by C.J. Cherryh
The Tripods Series by John Christopher
Space Odyssey, Rendezvous with Rama, Childhood's End, and The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke
Mission of Gravity by Hal Clement
Little, Big by John Crowley
Sir Apropos of Nothing by Peter David
Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delaney
Dreams Underfoot by Charles DeLint
The Game Players of Titan and Ubik by Philip K. Dick
The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson
I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan
The Belgariad by David Eddings
The Worm Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
Riverworld series by Philip Jose Farmer
Midshipman's Hope by David Feintuch
The Empire Trilogy by Raymond Feist and Janny Wurts
The Bone Doll's Twin and Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling
The Dragon Waiting by John M. Ford
Dragon's Egg by Robert L. Forward
Stardust and Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The Architecture of Desire by Mary Gentle
Something from the Nighside by Simon R. Green
Replay by Ken Grimwood
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison
Glory Road, Double Star, Starship Troopers, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
Liveship Traders, Farseer, and Tawny Man series by Robin Hobb
A Fistful of Sky by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock
The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
The Lions of Al-Rassan and The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Psychohistorical Crisis by Donald Kingsbury
Deryni Rising by Katherine Kurtz
Earthsea series, The Dispossessed, and The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Time Quartet by Madeleine L'Engle
The Sevenwaters Trilogy by Juliet Marillier
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
Dragonflight and Crystal Singer by Anne McCaffrey
The Riddle-Master of Hed by Patricia A. McKillip
Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
The Eternal Champion serii by Michael Moorcock
The Bohr Maker by Linda Nagata
Ringworld by Larry Niven
The Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix
Witch World by Andrew Norton
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Gormenghast series by Mervyn Peake
Gateway by Frederik Pohl
The Anubis Gates and The Drawing of the Dark by Tim Powers
Discworld by Terry Pratchett
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
The Ruins of Ambrai by Melanie Rawn
The Golden Key by Melanie Rawn, Jennifer Roberson, and Kate Elliott
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
The Witches of Karres by James H. Schmitz
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Dying Inside by Robert Silverberg
City and Way Station by Clifford D. Simak
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Norstrilia by Cordwainer Smith
Last and First Men and Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon
The Visitor and Grass by Sheri S. Tepper
The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Dying Earth series by Jack Vance
The Ophiuchi Hotline by John Varley
City of Saints and Madmen by Jeff VanderMeer
The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
City of Golden Shadow--Otherland and Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams
Passage and Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
Nine Princes in Amber and Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
Sorcerer's Treason by Sarah Zettel
Beowulf - Anon

Rules for Suggesting a Book
1. Make a new post with this profile:
Title (and Series):

2. You may only suggest one book per category per month. That means only one Fantasy and only one Sci-Fi.
3. If your book is not chosen, you may re-suggest it the following month or as many times as you want.
4. If you want to suggest a book but don't know what, feel free to choose one off of the Recommended list.
5. If another book is within 5 votes from the winning book, it automatically will be on the next month's vote.
6. Please be sure to check the list of previously read Bookwyrmmes book before recommending anything.
7. Do not recommend something by an author that is being currently read or that has been read in the past two months.

Rules for Community Promotion:
1. You may only promote your community here if you are listed here as a community of interest. Your community can be added if it is somehow relevant to the community, and if you will return the favor and link to bookwyrmmes in your community's userinfo.
2. Promote no more than twice a month, or until your last promotion has gone off the first page of the community.

Duties of a Monthly Discussion Leader:
1. Post discussion questions.
2. Post information about the author.
3. Post anything else you find relevant to the book you are in charge of.
**Even if you're not a discussion leader, please post thoughts or questions on the books if you want to.

If you have any questions or comments, contact the moderator, tanelorn_bound, either at her personal LJ, in a comment, or by email to avery(at)hellokitty.com.

Bookwyrmmes has two sister-communities. world_of_wonder is for writers of the fantasy and science-fiction genres, and beyond_real is for the artists. Please look into these communities as well!

Other communities of interest:
__fantasynovel - A community for discussion of fantasy creatures and cultures.
addme_fantasy - An add-me community for meeting and friending other sci-fi/fantasy fans.
used_books - A community to buy/sell/trade books.
ubergeeks - A great community for all things geek!
rapidreaders - Exactly what the name says. A general book club with two books a month.
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