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Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #100

sourdough

For January’s Book Club we will be reading Sourdough by Robin Sloan. Lois Clary is a software engineer at General Dexterity, a San Francisco robotics company with world-changing ambitions. She codes all day and collapses at night, her human contact limited to the two brothers who run the neighborhood hole-in-the-wall from which she orders dinner

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #99

Lovecraft Country

For December’s Book Club we will be reading Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff. Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, 22-year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George—publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide—and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #98

Binti 1-2

For November’s Book Club we will be reading both Binti (Binti #1) and Home (Binti #2) by Nnedi Okorafor. Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #97

Signal-to-Noise book

For October’s Book Club we will be reading Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. A literary fantasy about love, music and sorcery, set against the background of Mexico City. “Plenty of books use magic to talk about coming-of-age stories and the secrets that people bury… but few of them are as sad, or as evocative,

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #96

The Three-Body Problem

For September’s Book Club we will be discussing The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu (Author), Ken Liu (Translator). Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #95

embassytown

For August’s book club will we be reading Embassytown by China Miéville. In the far future, humans have colonized a distant planet, home to the enigmatic Ariekei, sentient beings famed for a language unique in the universe, one that only a few altered human ambassadors can speak. When distant political machinations deliver a new ambassador

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #94

Borne

Update: Moving to Filter Cafe for tonight! Volumes Book Cafe is having a Author event. Apologies for the late notice. For July’s book club we will be reading Borne by Jeff Vandermeer. A young woman named Rachel survives as a scavenger in a ruined city half destroyed by drought and conflict. The city is dangerous,

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #93

The Prestige

For our June meeting, we are discussing “The Prestige” by Christopher Priest. From Goodreads: “In 1878, two young stage magicians clash in the dark during the course of a fraudulent séance. From this moment on, their lives become webs of deceit and revelation as they vie to outwit and expose one another. Their rivalry will

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #92

Foxnine Gambit

For our May book club discussion, we’ll be reading “Ninefox Gambit” by Yoon Ha Lee: a really unusual space combat novel that blurs the lines between fantasy and science fiction. From Goodreads: “When Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for her unconventional tactics, Kel Command gives her a chance to redeem herself, by

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #91

Agents of Dreamland

For our April Book Club we will be discussing Agents of Dreamland by Caitlín R. Kiernan. A government special agent known only as the Signalman gets off a train on a stunningly hot morning in Winslow, Arizona. Later that day he meets a woman in a diner to exchange information about an event that happened