Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #22

adventuresofguy

For our next bookclub meeting we’ll be reading The Adventures of Guy by Norm Cowie. Reviewers have compared it to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. A casual romp involving a Quest for a group of slackers, The Adventures of Guy made Pop Syndicate’s list of Top Ten Novels.

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 Things We Think About Games by Will Hindmarch and Jeff Tidball. Less SF/Fantasy than generally nerd-related, Things We Think contains bite-sized snippets of gaming wisdom from the two authors as well as game designers and geek luminaries like Wil Wheaton, Robin Laws, Jon Kovalic and others. Another extensive review which came up during the discussion can be found here.

The zen form for the Things contained therein was both pro and con: getting us to think, but sometimes leaving us hanging. We found we couldn’t enjoy the form as well if we weren’t familiar with the game or form being referenced. That said, the suggestions and exhortations stuck, and were enjoyed by rank and file gamers like us as well as game designers, as we were told by Will Hindmarch, who was kind enough to attend this bookclub meeting.

When: Monday, July 11, 2011 – 6:30pm-8:00pm

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

Cost: Free

 

One Response to Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #22

  1. norm cowie says:

    Hi, y’all,

    I just happened to stumble across this (teach me to walk with my eyes shut). I’m excited you’ll be talking about my book.

    How would you feel about the author coming to your discussion?

    Norm

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