Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #27

Last Unicorn

For December’s meeting we’ll be reading The Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle. A fantasy children’s classic from 1968, some say its prose-poetry belongs alongside classics like The Hobbit and Alice in Wonderland.

From the book: “The unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone. She was very old, though she did not know it, and she was no longer the careless color of sea foam, but rather the color of snow falling on a moonlit night. But her eyes were still clear and unwearied, and she still moved like a shadow on the sea…”

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 Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester. A classic science fiction serial from 1956, we found it dated, but not as badly dated as we expected. Most found the protagonist hard to like (though that’s by design) and thus found events of the book difficult to believe.

When: Monday, December 12, 2011 – 6:30pm-8:00pm

Where: The Noble Tree Cafe 2444 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL (usually second floor)

Cost: Free

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