Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #20

Game of Thrones

For our next bookclub meeting we’ll be reading A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. The first book in the Song of Ice and Fire series and soon to have a TV adaptation on HBO, this novel won the Locus Award in 1997. Following three storylines and eight major points-of-view, the intrigue of royalty is integral to this fantasy setting.

Join us for discussion of our current book as well as helping decide our next selection.

This is what you missed at our last bookclub meeting:

We read The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi. A “biopunk” novel, this science fiction novel won the Hugo in 2010, tied with our last selection, The City & the City. The Windup Girl also won the 2009 Nebula Award, the 2010 Compton Crook Award and the 2010 Locus Award for best first novel. Here, a bleak 23rd-century Bangkok is threatened by rising sea levels and strange mutations. Agribusiness controls calories, this world’s greatest commodity, and Anderson Lee searches out new sources.

Most enjoyed it, though some had some trouble getting into the story. The setting’s strong, but the action takes awhile to start, and the title character isn’t terribly well integrated in some ways.

When: Monday, May 9, 2011 – 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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