Here’s our schedule for February – August 2023: February 1: The Memory Librarian Janelle Monáe March 1: Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher April 5: Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik May 3: Babel, by R.F. Kuang June 7: Beyond Black by Hillary Mantel July 5: A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik August 2: The Mountain […]
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Welcome once again to the Evanston Public Library Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group’s annual list of recommendations! Each January, our group members gather to share their own personal favorite SFF books (and other related media) and give each other (and you!) some new ideas for our TBR piles. Here are this year’s recommendations from […]
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Thanks to everyone who nominated and voted for our next 6 months of books to read and discuss together! Without further ado, the schedule is: July 6: The City We Became, by N.K. JemisinAugust 3: She Who Became The Sun, by Shelly Parker-Chan (special 7:30 PM start time)Sept. 7: Hench, by Natalie Zina WalschotsOct. 5: Daughter of the Moon […]
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Evanston Public Library Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group is thrilled to be a part of the lead up to ChiCon 8, the 80th World Science Fiction Convention, which is taking place in Chicago from Sept. 1-5! As part of the preparations for this event, local science fiction and fantasy book groups are coordinating to […]
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Thank you to everyone who joined us for our annual New Year’s book recommendations meeting for 2022! You can find our recommendations from previous years elsewhere on this website. Below are everyone’s latest recommendations for your reference, and I’ll also link to them in our Goodreads group and Facebook group. Sheena recommends The End of Eternity by Isaac […]
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As we prepare to select our group reads for the next 6 months, I thought it was time again to post the list of works our group has read together since we formed in April of 2015. Hop on and enjoy the journey forward with us! You can look for any of the titles below, […]
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Thank you to everyone who attended our 5th Annual New Year, New Books meeting! Due to COVID, we weren’t able to gather in person, but it was great to see everyone via Zoom and get another great round of recommendations from our fellow sci-fi/fantasy fans! Below are everyone’s recommendations for your reference, and I’ll also […]
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In honor of Indigenous People’s Day, I have put together this list of indigenous science fiction & fantasy authors and some of their works. Cherie Dimaline (Métis) – author of the recent book “Empire of Wild,” a genre-bending novel whose modern Indigenous characters confront environmental degradation, discrimination and the threat of cultural erasure, all while […]
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Hi everyone! As we continue with our virtual meetings through at least the end of the year, here’s what you need to know about our upcoming discussions. All of the following books are available via Hoopla. The links in the descriptions below will take you directly to the books on Hoopla for Evanston Public Library […]
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Hi Everyone! As you may know, we have had to move to online meetings of our book group since April of 2020, due to our mutual nemesis, the COVID-19 Coronavirus. As a result, we have had to pretty much scrap our original list of books for the rest of the year and move to books […]
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