Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #14

The Master and Margarita cover

The Master and Margarita coverFor 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 the 20th century.

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:

Last month, we read 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.

This book had its proponents and detractors in our group. Some people liked that it didn’t feel terribly dated, while others didn’t like its characters. One person also pointed out that whether or not it felt dated was mostly immaterial, as long as the concepts it explores are still relevant.

When: Monday, October 11, 2010 – 6:30pm-8:00pm

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

Cost: Free

2 Responses to Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #14

  1. Shawn says:

    Are there going to be more of these? I’d love to get in on a good book club. Especially one that does not involve Oprah.

  2. Anne Petersen says:

    Yep: I’m about to post about next month’s. They happen the second Monday of each month at Noble Tree.

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