Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #88

The Left Hand of Darkness

For January’s book club, we will be discussing Ursula Le Guin’s classic novel “The Left Hand of Darkness”. Set on a planet whose inhabitants have no fixed sex, the novel explores many questions about culture and gender.

At December’s club we discussed “Leviathan Wakes” by James S.A. Corey, the first in the ongoing (and TV-adapted) “Expanse” series. We gave it a definite thumbs-up, particularly liking the way it wove together three genres–space opera, horror, and detective procedural. We also really liked a lot of the little details that fleshed out the Belter cultures and characters, and had a recurring conversation about Holden’s problematic idealism versus Miller’s problematic pragmatism.

By Jacob Casella,

Where: Filter Cafe, 1373 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
When: January 9th, 6:30PM – 7:30PM

As always the book club events are free and all are welcome. Please look for us sitting in the back area of Filter Cafe.

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