Our new selections for November 2016 – May 2017, that’s what! The votes are in, so here’s what we’ll be reading over the next few months: November 2, 2016: The Fifth Season, by N.K. Jemison December 7, 2016: The Goblin Emperor, by Katherine Addison January 11, 2017: New Year, New Books! This special meeting will […]Read more "What’s New?"
The time has come to nominate new books for another 6 months, from November 2016 through April 2017. You can contact me with your suggestions for good group reads by leaving a comment on this post, through our group page on Goodreads, or by emailing me directly at LNEAL@cityofevanston.org. Nominations will be accepted until the […]Read more "It’s Book Selection Season Again!"
Tor.com has a recent article on “Translating the Alien: Cixin Liu’s The Three Body Problem,” which might be of interest for you to read before we meet next Wed., Aug. 3. The author, Rachel Cordasco, also runs a website dedicated to speculative fiction in translation (http://www.sfintranslation.com/), which you might be interested in exploring. The article […]Read more "Translating “The Three Body Problem”"
Tor.com has started a new ebook club…sign up here and you will get a free science fiction or fantasy ebook every month! This month’s book just happens to be our discussion book for our August 3 meeting, The Three Body Problem, by Cixin Liu. Hurry up if you want a free copy…each book is only […]Read more "Free E-Books from Tor! (Including The Three Body Problem…)"
Our book for our June 1 meeting (a special cross-over event with the Evanston Public Library’s LGBT Book Discussion Group members) is The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K. Le Guin. As a work of science fiction and of feminism, it has left a lasting mark on literature and on society. It was ground-breaking […]Read more "The Left Hand Of Darkness, Reconsidered"
Some of our previously-read authors have new works out, and I thought you might be interested in some recent interviews about their new books: Here’s Martha Wells on her world-building process, and her latest book in the Raksura series, The Edge of Worlds. Guy Gavriel Kay also has a new book out, and the setting […]Read more "Keeping Up With…"
It’s award season in the world of SF, so I thought you might be interested in a roundup of awards and nominations for 2016 (so far)… The Nebula Awards were given last weekend at the annual convention of SFWA in Chicago. Women swept the awards, including Naomi Novik for Uprooted! The James Tiptree, Jr. Literary […]Read more "Major Awards!"