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Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #69

The Goblin Emperor

For June’s Book Club we will be reading The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison. Maia the youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile. But when his father and three sons in line for the throne are killed in an “accident,” he has no choice but to take his place

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #68

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For May’s Book Club we will be discussing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North. In it, Harry keeps dying. And being born again. And remembering. As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. ‘I nearly missed you, Doctor August,’ she says. ‘I need

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #67

A Darker Shade of Magic

For April’s Book Club we will be discussing A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab, the critically acclaimed author of Vicious. Kell is one of the last Travelers—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes—as such, he can choose where he lands. There’s Grey London, dirty and boring, without any

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #61

Player of Games

For October’s Book Club we will discussing The Player of Games (Culture #2) by Iain M. Banks. The Culture – a human/machine symbiotic society – has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernau Morat Gurgeh. The Player of Games. Master of every board, computer and strategy. Bored with

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #60

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For September’s book club meeting we’ll be discussing The Martian by Andy Weir, in which a NASA astronaut gets stranded on Mars. From Chapter 1 of the book: “I’m stranded on Mars. I have no way to communicate with… Earth. Everyone thinks I’m dead. I’m in a Hab designed to last 31 days. If the

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #59

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For August’s book club meeting we’ll be discussing Blindsight by Peter Watts. Two months have past since a myriad of alien objects clenched about the Earth, screaming as they burned. The heavens have been silent since—until a derelict space probe hears whispers from a distant comet. Something talks out there: but not to us. Who

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #58

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For July’s book club meeting we’ll be discussing Something More Than Night by Ian Tregillis. Boldly described as “a Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler inspired murder mystery set in Thomas Aquinas’s vision of Heaven. It’s a noir detective story starring fallen angels, the heavenly choir, nightclub stigmatics, a priest with a dirty secret, a femme

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #57

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For June’s Book Club meeting we will be discussing The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin. Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #56

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For May’s Book Club meeting we will be discussing The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty. Zoe takes a job writing a travel book series—and then has to choose how to be paid: in regular dollars, hell notes, blood tokens, or occult favors. “If Buffy grew up, got therapy and found a

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #55

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For April’s Book Club meeting we will be discussing The Magicians by Lev Grossman. It tells the story of Quentin Coldwater, a teenager from Brooklyn, New York, who discovers that the magical world he’s read about in books is real. “Most people will like this book. But there’s a certain type of reader who will