Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #32


For May’s meeting, we’ll be reading Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. In Snow Crash, Hiro Protagonist and Y.T. (Yours Truly) investigate a new pseudo-narcotic called Snow Crash, which people experience both in real life and in the Metaverse.

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 Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. In a postapocalyptic world, two children are sent to The Capitol from each territory as a tribute—their fate: a televised fight to the death. We discussed both book and movie, both of which received general approval, though the book suffered from a main character who might be considered a bit too self-absorbed, while the movie suffered from a lack of first-person narration and fluidity of narrative. But both were made up for by a non-stereotypical strong female protagonist.

When: Monday, May 14, 2011 – 6:30pm-8:00pm

Where: Filter, 1373-75 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL

Cost: Free

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