Category Archives: Bookclub

Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #16

cover of Machine of Death

For our next bookclub meeting we’ll be reading Machine of Death. Machine of Death has been released as a free PDF. This collection of short stories has a simple premise, inspired by this episode of Dinosaur Comics: “a machine that could tell, from just a sample of your blood, how you were going to die. It

Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #14

The Master and Margarita cover

For our thirteenth bookclub meeting we’ll be reading The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (we suggest the 2001 Penguin Classics printing). In it, the Devil visits Soviet Russia: the result is a wicked satire about good and evil and how they play within the social order. Some consider this to be one of the greatest books of

Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #13

Cover of Ringworld by Larry Niven

For our thirteenth bookclub meeting we’ll be reading Ringworld by Larry Niven. In it a team, both human and alien, ventures out to investigate an artificial strip of a world orbiting a star in order to determine its threat to the species of alien trying to escape a collapsing galaxy. Ringworld won the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards,

Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #12

The cover of Daemon by Daniel Suarez.

For our twelfth bookclub meeting we are reading Daemon by Daniel Suarez. Daemon opens as a detective novel investigating the deaths of two employees of an international gaming company and develops into “thrills, chills, and cyber suspense” according to Publishers Weekly. Join us for discussion of our current book as well as the opportunity to voice

Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #11

cover image of Fables: Legends in Exile

For our eleventh bookclub meeting we are reading Fables: Legends in Exile, our first graphic novel for the group, and the first graphic novel released for the comic, collecting issues #1-5. Fables follows the real lives of various characters from fairy tales and fables who have been forced by the conqueror of their Homelands into a

Science Fiction/Fantasy Bookclub #10

canticleforleibowitz

For our tenth bookclub meeting we are reading A Canticle for Liebowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. Canticle is set in a future where World War 3 bombed civilization back to the dark ages and follows a group of monks as they uncover knowledge and the hazardous path of the intellectual in a society where knowledge is

Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #9

brave_new_world

For our eighth bookclub meeting we are reading the Aldous Huxley classic Brave New World. Join us for discussion of our current book as well as voice your opinion for our next selection. This is what you missed at our last bookclub meeting: In March the Clubbers read “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” by Seth Grahame-Smith.  The

Science Fiction and Fantasy Bookclub #8

abraham-lincoln-vampire-hunter

The Council of Elrond decreed that we form a bookclub, and we obliged. For our eighth bookclub meeting we are reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Join us for discussion of our current book as well as voice your opinion for our next selection. From Publishers Weekly Review: Following the success of his bestselling Pride and Prejudice

Chicago Nerds Sci-fi / Fantasy Bookclub Information

Find info on current and past bookclub meetings here! We’ve moved! Due to Noble Tree’s closing, we’re now meeting at Filter – 1373 North Milwaukee Ave. The Chicago Nerd Social Club’s Science Fiction/Fantasy Bookclub is open to new science fiction and/or fantasy readers as well as die hard fans. The CNSC Bookclub meets from 6:30pm-8:00pm on