Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #21

thingswethinkaboutgames

For our next bookclub meeting we’ll be reading Things We Think About Games by Will Hindmarch and Jeff Tidball (more ordering information farther down on that page if you’d like other options).

A shorter selection for this month and less SF/Fantasy than generally nerd-related, Things We Think About Games contains bite-sized snippets of gaming wisdom from the two authors as well as game designers and geek luminaries like Wil Wheaton, Robin Laws, Ken Hite, Jon Kovalic, Fred Hicks, Michelle Nephew and others. Another extensive review can be found here if you’d like a sneak peek.

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 A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. The first book in the Song of Ice and Fire series and now a TV adaptation on HBO, this novel won the Locus Award in 1997. Following three storylines and eight major points-of-view, this book has royalty, intrigue, battles and a hint of fantasy.

Most enjoyed it, though found it heavy on the setup to the rest of the series. While it takes a bit to get into, some of the characters and situations are pretty riveting. Most seemed interested enough to read the next book, though some may save it until the next season of the HBO series.

When: Monday, June 6, 2011 – 6:30pm-8:00pm (new week this month due to conflicts!)

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

Cost: Free

 

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