This is the next round of a very successful VBB last October. The books in circulation are drawn from NPR's list of finalists for the 100 best science fiction and fantasy books or series; here's the link: http://www.npr.org/---/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists
In addition to the titles listed, a couple of people suggested at the end of the first round that we broaden the pool to other books by the authors included. This seems like a great idea to me. People proposing those other books will have to write journal entries explaining the merits of the books, and I LOVE reading good journal entries. Also, in a VBB there is almost no downside to including extra books. Certainly there's no postage, and people who don't want those extra books will simply select others instead.
I plan to start this up again at the beginning of March. Everyone who participated last October said they wanted to stay in for the next round, so their places are reserved unless they tell me otherwise. I'm also opening this up to new members, BookCrossers with good records. New members will be placed at the beginning of the list, to give the best variety to previous members who are already familiar with a lot of the list.
If you want to see how the first round went, here's a link to that thread:http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/464632
I'll just add that everyone put terrific books in, and the unclaimed ones are still on the list. Also, I did hit up the year-end sale and pick up some more gems. So if you would like to choose from outstanding SF & F literature, here's your chance.