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    The Verge Reads: Vote for June's Book Club book now!

    The Verge Reads: Vote for June's Book Club book now!

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    June is the best month of the year, right? If you're in school it's likely ending for summer break, which means you'll probably have time to read a book or two. We're busy reading William Gibson's 1984 classic, Neuromancer right now, and for June we have a bunch of great ones to choose from. Take a minute to vote for June's book below, and join us next month. The poll will close on May 17th. Happy reading, and don't forget that you can also join our Goodreads group. Join the Book Club discussion here.

    Random fact: only one U.S. President has been born in the month of June.



    Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke (1972)

    It's the future... but not too far. One of Arthur C. Clarke's classics, Rendezvous with Rama won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards when it was published in 1972.


    Railsea by China ‪Miéville‬ (2012)

    A little steampunk, a little fantasy, Railsea is an illustrated YA novel which was published in May of 2012.


    Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (1963)

    This relatively early work by Vonnegut is also one of his best-loved. Cat's Cradle doesn't have the disjointed structure that many of Vonnegut's later books would share but it has all the hallmarks of his great works. True fact: Cat's Cradle was the work for which Vonnegut was awarded a Master's Degree in anthropology from the University of Chicago.


    Count Zero by William Gibson (1986)

    As you may be aware, we're reading Neuromancer in the month of May. Several people suggested we read its follow up, 1986's Count Zero: here is your opportunity to vote for it.


    What should we read in June?

    This poll is closed

    • 35%
      Rendezvous with Rama
      (183 votes)
    • 12%
      (62 votes)
    • 38%
      Cat's Cradle
      (196 votes)
    • 15%
      Count Zero
      (80 votes)
    521 votes total