October meeting

26 09 2007

Jer has the choice for October and has selected a work which, like the Atwood we’ve discussed, straddles literary and science fiction (not mutually exclusive fields, despite what some literary snobs may say), Hard Boiled Wonderland at the end of the World by Haruki Murakami. Following a very enjoyable fourth anniversary meeting last night (happy birthday us!) our next meeting will be on Tuesday 30th of October at the usual time of 6pm in Henderson’s on Hanover Street – all are welcome.

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For those who want to plan ahead Beth has chosen Glasgow author Hal Duncan’s astonishing debut Vellum for November and I’ve settled on Tim Powers’ Anubis Gates for December.

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September meeting

2 09 2007

Chris has picked the recent paperback by Edinburgh-based Charles Stross, Glasshouse, for his choice this month. For those who haven’t read him Charlie is one of the fast-rising names in SF and he’s been picking up awards to go with the good reviews. This is quite an accessible novel by him, touching on the nature of identity, technology, gender roles, literal identity theft, power, control mechanisms for society and also has his cynical humour (which includes stabs at reality TV shows). The meeting will be on Tuesday 25th of September at 6pm in the usual venue of Henderson’s on Hanover Street.

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