Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #13

Cover of Ringworld by Larry Niven

Cover of Ringworld by Larry NivenFor 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, and is considered a classic by many.

Join us for discussion of our current book as well as the opportunity to voice your opinion for our next selection.

This is what you missed at our last bookclub meeting:

For the month of July, we read Daemon by Daniel Suarez. The genius CEO of a gaming company dies of cancer, and after his death, unleashes his Daemon into the world. The program unleashes real-world consequences: individual deaths, a killer house, eventually risking the very foundations of modern society.

Most of our group generally liked the book: it was a quick read, though it was obvious it was a first novel in both style and pacing. We discussed exactly how realistic it is, since it’s set in modern-day, plus the political aspects of the book (and for those who had read it, its sequel as well).

When: Monday, September 13, 2010 – 6:30pm-8:00pm

Where: First or second floor of the Noble Tree Cafe 2444 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL

Cost: Free

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