November 2009 meeting

18 11 2009

The November meeting will take place on Tuesday 24th at 6pm in the usual venue of Henderson’s on Hanover Street; the book under discussion this month is the entrancing fantasy from Angela Carter, Nights at the Circus.





December meeting

3 12 2007

For the final meeting of 2007 we will meet a week earlier than usual on the fairly sensible grounds that our usual last Tuesday of the month would have been on Christmas Day, so we will be meeting instead on Tuesday 18th of December, at the usual time of 6pm in the normal haunt of Henderson’s on Hanover Street. It’s my turn to pick a book this time and I’ve gone for a classic by Tim Powers, the Anubis Gates, a brilliant mix of historical fiction with science fiction and a touch of magical fantasy as a modern scholar on a time travel trip to the 1800s to see Coleridge speak finds himself stuck in the past. I’m hoping the rest of you enjoy this as much as I do, its one of those books that figures on a lot of writer’s favourite book lists.

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July meeting

3 07 2007

This month sees Thomas pulled away from his musical muse to pick a book and he has gone for Blighty’s own Neil Gaiman (our second time with one of Neils works) with Neverwhere, an urban fantasy, a tale of an ordinary man who finds himself in a shadow version of London, a place where Earl’s Court has a real earl holding court as he follows a young woman called Door.

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Mike Carey, one of the hardest working writers in comics (and with two very fine supernatural thriller novels under his belt too, and a third on the way) wrote a comics adaptation (with Neil’s blessing) for DC, which has now been collected as a graphic novel. Both prose and graphic novel are vastly superior to the lacklustre BBC TV adaptation. The meeting will be in the usual venue of Henderson’s on Tuesday 31st at 6pm

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April 2007 meeting

31 03 2007


Due to schedule conflicts, the April meeting will actually be in May – well, only just by a tiny, teensy bit since it will be Tuesday 1st May. The book for this month will be the jolly crime caper fantasy romp The Lies of Locke Lamora, the debut novel by Scott Lynch (it made me think of a Stainless Steel Rat book mixed with Renaissance Venice). Venue as usual will be Henderson’s bistro on Hanover Street in the New Town, all are welcome.