Amph The Favorite SFF Book Tournament Nominations Thread- help checking for duplicates, please!

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  1. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Welcome to the nomination thread for our favorite Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Tournament!

    The field size will be determined by how many nominations there are, so don't feel like you can't post more nominations because of however many there have been previously. The plan is to format the tournament so that all nominations are included, without cutting any out before voting begins.

    The guidelines for posting nominations are as follows:


  2. No more than four nominations per post, and no back to back posting of nominations. Feel free to nominate more books after someone else has had a turn, though. In other words, you can post four books in one post, let someone else post, and then post four more.


  3. Nominations will be strictly by book, regardless of series. Hence, as an example, Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and Return of the King would be three separate nominations.


  4. When nominating a book, include both title and author, so "Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien", not merely "Return of the King"


  5. If possible, include a link to some site identifying the book (such as wikipedia or Amazon)


  6. Star Wars books may NOT be included in nominations. Any other Science Fiction or Fantasy books, however, are fair game


  7. Remember that this is a favorite book tournament, not necessarily greatest or best. The only criteria is how much you like the book, not whether it was successful or anything else. Feel free to nominate any books you enjoyed, even if there are others you enjoy more - thats how the tournament becomes fun.


  8. I'm not going to put a definite time limit on nominations, but it will probably be at least two weeks. The end of nominations will be when nominations have slowed down significantly and we have a decent number for a tournament.

    Have fun, and start nominating!

    Locked since the tournament voting thread has been created
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    The Icarus Hunt, by Timothy Zahn
    The Crystal Shard, by R.A. Salvatore

    I'll just have to second a mention for Two Towers and refrain from linking to more Drizzt stuff. :p Zahn and Salvatore are my cup o' tea, obviously.
  12. Raven Administrator Emeritus

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    I'll add some.

    The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch; book one of The Gentleman Bastard's Sequence: It's got action, revenge, fantastic protagonists, amorality and sneaky morality, and a primary protagonist whose strength isn't sword or magic. Definitely one of my favorite SFF books ever written.

    The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson; book one of Mistborn: With apologies to books of the Gentleman Bastard's Sequence, this is my favorite ?heist? book in the fantasy genre. Brandon Sanderson's story initially is somewhat like an Oceans 11 or Italian Job set in a post-apocalyptic fantasy world, before turning into an action movie that'd make the Matrix cry with envy, and finishing with a final confrontation to put Star Wars to shame. And it does it without ever feeling like a junk-food book.

    Dead Beat by Jim Butcher; book seven of the Dresden Files: Jim Butcher's books are a mix of action, tragedy, humor, and long term character development. Page for page, in my opinion, there is no better entertainment in the SFF genre. Dead Beat is quite possibly the best of them. Butcher packs a lot into each book, and Dead Beat is no exception: he covers zombies, necromancers, polka, magical enforcer wizards, a valkyrie, a fallen angel or two, faeries, ghosts, a couple of vampires, a pack of werewolves, and quite possibly the greatest use of magic in any book, comic, movie, or video game EVER (the raising of Sue).
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  19. Merlin_Ambrosius69 Force Ghost

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    Oh no! How could I have forgotten Earthsea? I have the covers of the original paperback printing hanging on my wall (since they fell off my copies about 15 years ago from over-reading!). I should revise my first list by removing the Potter book (excellent, but perhaps belonging to a lower echelon in my own personal canon) and replacing it with A Wizard of Earthsea.

    Thanks for the reminder, Sauntaero!
  20. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Remember, theres no limit to how many books you can nominate in total- just 4 at a time. So feel free to keep nominating more after other people post.

    Also, there's no benefit to multiple people nominating the same book - they all go into the same list. ;)
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    Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson


    Everyone already said the other things I would have :p
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    Well I didn't wanna pick one out of the series specifically, but yeah, sure.
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  32. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Chronicles of Narnia would be broken up into its respective books; so you can pick one to nominate there, and nominate more later if you wish. :)

    EDIT: and Horse and His Boy has already been nominated :)
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