So I have finally decided on our first book Drum roll please...
The Pride of Chanur by C. J. Cherryh
Here's amazon.com's blurb about it:
No one at Meetpoint Station had ever seen a creature like the Outsider. Naked-hided, blunt toothed and blunt-fingered, Tully was the sole surviving member of his company -- a communicative, spacefaring species hitherto unknown -- and he was a prisoner of his discoverer/ captors the sadistic, treacherous kif, until his escape onto the hani ship The Pride of Chanur.
Little did he know when he threw himself upon the mercy of The Pride and her crew that he put the entire hani species in jeopardy and imperiled the peace of the Compact itself. For the information this fugitive held could be the ruin or glory of any of the species at Meetpoint Station.
It's a sci-fi space adventure that comes highly recommended and sounds quite interesting. Since most of us our Firefly and other sci-fi story fans I figured it would be well recieved. From what I have read so far in skimming it I think we can have some good discussions. I have tentatively decided to read roughly 50 pages a week depending on how the chapters fall out. That should give time for us all to read and think a bit without getting too overwhelmed. I'll post comments and questions Saturday night or Sunday starting a week from tomorrow. Read through the last chapter written. If you decide you want to post earlier than Saturday/Sunday please feel free to do so. The rest of us will not read them if we want to avoid spoilers.
Week 1: Chapters 1-3
Week 2: Chapters 4-7
Week 3: Chapters 8-10
Week 4: Chapters 11-the End
We can always change or adjusts things as needed since this is still a work in progress.