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There was talk of having a bonfire in October. Was trying to come up with theme/justification because I am incapable of spontaneity. Thought it might be nice to tie it in somehow to the Year of Waterloo Region SF. Wondered "what SF book features bonfires as a central image?"

Date: 2017-08-13 11:37 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
You want to hold a book burning????

-AwesomeAud

Date: 2017-08-14 02:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kgbooklog
All that comes to my mind is London's "To Build a Fire" which isn't SF nor a bonfire.

Are you still doing a review series for the Prometheus Awards?

Date: 2017-08-14 03:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kathmandu
Or... you could do a Canadian Thanksgiving theme; that's in October.
Or there's always the classic "It's fall, let's celebrate the leaves!" theme.
Northward migration theme?

Date: 2017-08-14 03:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kathmandu
"Nightfall" by Asimov has fires but is also inauspicious.

Date: 2017-08-14 09:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tree_and_leaf
Admittedly it's fantasy, but add fireworks and go Tolkienian?

Date: 2017-08-14 09:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beamjockey
I'm not sure what distinguishes a bonfire from a generic fire.

(I'm also aware of camp, forest, hell, gun, cross, back, and spit.)

Date: 2017-08-16 03:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] roseembolism
Fire Time by Poul Anderson?

Firestarter by Steven King?

City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau?

Fire by Kristin Cashore?

Cinder by Marissa Meyer?
Edited Date: 2017-08-16 03:47 pm (UTC)

small lols, at least

Date: 2017-08-18 08:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bibliofile
tried tagmashing "bonfire" with "science fiction" and then "fantasy." Only bonfire in the first mashup was a Stephen King title (inauspicious for a happy social gathering). The fourth (and last) item under the second pairing was The bonfire of the vanities, which . . also may not quite mesh with what you had in mind.

Re: small lols, at least

Date: 2017-08-18 08:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bibliofile
context: trying to recall which novel I read in the last year that involved attempted murderous hijinks on Guy Fawkes. Must've been a mystery and not SF&F.

Re: small lols, at least

Date: 2017-08-18 08:33 pm (UTC)
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Christopher Fowler's Bryant & May and the burning man, which is a mystery series centered around the Peculiar Crimes unit, so it works in some supernatural/fantasy-ish stuff without going full horror, as many of Fowler's other books do.

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