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!"
Come one, come all, to the Evanston Public Library Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Swap, Saturday, May 14, 1-4 PM! The book swap will take place in the 3rd Floor Seminar Room at the Evanston Public Library (1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL), as part of the Evanston Literary Festival. Bring your unwanted new or gently-used […]Read more "The Great Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Swap!"
The votes are in, and we have a new list of books to get excited about over the next 6 months! Our schedule for May-October 2016 is as follows: May 5, 2016 (Special Thursday Meeting): Patrick Rothfuss – The Name of the Wind June 1, 2016 (Crossover discussion with the LGBT Book Group): Ursula […]Read more "Our New Slate"
As mentioned at our last meeting, Scott Lynch, author of our March selection, The Lies of Locke Lamora, will be appearing in our area at the Capricon convention, February 11-14. Some of the programs and panels he will be appearing in include: Heists, Capers, and Jobs: Crime stories in SF & F – Thursday, 02-11-2016 […]Read more "Scott Lynch at Capricon"
I want to nominate this dance, taken from a German science fiction show in the 1960s, as our official group dance.Read more "Our Official Dance"