Our New Slate

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 […]

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Scott Lynch at Capricon

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 […]

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New Journal of Science Fiction

The Museum of Science Fiction, currently proposed for construction in Washington, D.C., has started publishing the Journal of Science Fiction.  Instead of publishing science fiction stories, this journal focuses on scholarly works analyzing science fiction works and the role of science fiction in society.  The following is the table of contents for the first issue, […]

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Your Princess Is In Another Castle

In our December discussion of Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, I mentioned Arthur Chu’s 2014 essay, “Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement and Nerds,”  so I thought I would share it here.  I think it’s a great piece on how the combination of feeling alienated from mainstream culture and the idea that […]

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