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"
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, […]Read more "New Journal of Science Fiction"
During our discussion of Uprooted at our last meeting, we touched on the topic of native folklore and fairytales as building blocks for fantasy literature. As promised, I’m including a link to The Atlantic’s recent article on Why The British Tell Better Children’s Stories. The author, Collen Gillard’s, central thesis is that: The small island […]Read more "British vs. American Children’s Stories"
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 […]Read more "Your Princess Is In Another Castle"