reading

I have read "Learning the World"   3 votes - 60 %
I have read "Spin"   2 votes - 40 %
I have read "Accellerando"   2 votes - 40 %
I have read "Old Man's War"   2 votes - 40 %
I have read "A Feast for Crows"   3 votes - 60 %
I will read "Learning the World"   0 votes - 0 %
I will read "Spin"   0 votes - 0 %
I will read "Accellerando"   1 vote - 20 %
I will read "Old Man's War"   1 vote - 20 %
I will read "A Feast for crows"   1 vote - 20 %
 
5 Total Votes
What to do: Library by DesiredUsername (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 08:13:56 AM EST
They have entertainment, they have bathrooms. They might have an outdoor grassy area to run around in.

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It's a thought by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 08:21:28 AM EST
Unfortunately, the FoML likes books. "Likes" as in "likes to run around, grabbing them to make huge piles".
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How long are we talking about? by DesiredUsername (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 08:22:56 AM EST
I could probably entertain a 3 year old for about 6 hours with a children's museum, if you include lunch in there.

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I dunno by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 08:25:59 AM EST
Depends on when they let them check in.

I'm taking him to the zoo in Friday if the weather holds. (The weather is part of the problem.)
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What to do: tubeland at McDonalds! by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 08:25:32 AM EST
Of course, if you're a veg, there's precious little else to do there while 3 year climbs all around the tubes. Chuck E Cheese will do in a pinch, too.

Do you have any children's museum's around? We have Strong Museum which is so well loved by little ones that you have to drag them out crying and screaming.


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Chuckie Cheese by ks1178 (2.00 / 0) #16 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 12:02:08 PM EST
Also has the advantage that it serves beer.

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poll by codemonkey uk (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 08:22:46 AM EST
missing option, i think you know what it is ... i am teh ludite

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well by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 08:28:34 AM EST
You can leave everything unchecked and vote.
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Heh.. by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 08:26:33 AM EST
It'll be interesting living as on vacation but having to go to work

You know, I've pretty much been living that way my entire life.

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The emo in spin by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 09:26:16 AM EST
is a feature. Most of my favorite science fiction novels are emoish.
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I know by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #10 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 09:34:34 AM EST
It was only a partial criticism in that the OMG I want to fuck her but can't tell her wah wah thing can get annoying. I still liked it and all it's just that seems like people only having one relationship their entire lives seems unrealistic. But yeah, without the human element, the book would have been pointless.
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the premise of Spin sure sounds by 256 (2.00 / 0) #11 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 09:41:12 AM EST
an awful lot like the premise of quarantine
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I wish he were writing new books. by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #12 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 09:43:15 AM EST
Wow by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #13 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 09:47:55 AM EST
There's a "maybe not" I could give, but it'd be spoilertastic. A mild spoiler is that in "Spin" it isn't an impenetrable shield. People can leave Earth just fine.
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It's also surprisingly similar by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #21 Thu Apr 13, 2006 at 10:15:42 AM EST
to the plot of "The Crystal Spheres", a hugo-winning short story by David Brin. (I picked up a david brin short story collection yesterday). ((spoiler in the Crystal Spheres, solar systems are surrounded by protective shields which are only breakable from the inside).
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A Feast for Crows by Christopher Robin was Murdered (2.00 / 0) #14 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 09:59:21 AM EST
Since 2000, four of the six Hugo winners in the novel category have been arguably more "fantasy" than "sci-fi." That gives Feast good odds.

Maybe by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #15 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 10:26:09 AM EST
Fantasy is clearly the hot commodity, but what I think will count against "A Feast For Crows" is that you have to read three 1000 page books before you can even start page one. I suspect it's something many voters won't have read.
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My guess though by ks1178 (4.00 / 1) #17 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 12:07:16 PM EST
Is that Feast was nominated not some much for it's sake, but more because of the previous books.


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Yeah by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #19 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 12:25:01 PM EST
But I suspect fewer people will decide to read 3000 pages to decide their vote as compared to those willing to read the 250 in "Old Man's War".
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Accelerando by Vulch (2.00 / 0) #18 Tue Apr 11, 2006 at 12:10:13 PM EST

Charlie Stross has made the novel version of Accelerando available as a free ebook.

Two of the others are also available to Con members.

feast for crows by alprazolam (2.00 / 0) #20 Wed Apr 12, 2006 at 04:03:19 PM EST
a disappointment for sure. no way around that. still, the series will be great (i hope).