Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #25

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For October’s meeting we’ll be reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. A giant MMORPG allows people to escape the mess than is the year 2044. Deep inside this utopia are puzzles—including rewards to be sought by all. These puzzles are based on the fascinations of their author, a multimillionaire donating his fortune to the winner after his death, mostly based in 1980s geek culture. It’s been described as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (or Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), plus touches of the Matrix and Avatar.

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 Robopocalypse by Daniel H Wilson. Wilson holds a doctorate in robotics and uses that to his advantage while describing a war between humans and robots. It was overall an enjoyable action screenplay-esque novel, though many of us had issues with some of the robots’ actions.

When: Monday, October 10, 2011 – 6:30pm-8:00pm

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

Cost: Free

2 Responses to Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #25

  1. Matt says:

    All, this article from the AV Club contains a link to the Feynman biography that I mentioned.

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/graphic-novels-artcomics-september-2011,61556/

  2. Matt says:

    Additionally, this ties in excellently to what I understand the next book is about: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/09/the-quest-for-the-golden-nintendo-game.ars

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