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Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #70


For July’s Book Club we will be reading Hyperion by Dan Simmons. Winner of the 1990 Hugo Award, folks pitching this novel call it “the Canterbury Tales in space.” With multiple characters, timelines and styles, this book opens the Hyperion Cantos and follows a priest, a soldier, a poet, a scholar, a detective, and a

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #69

The Goblin Emperor

For June’s Book Club we will be reading The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison. Maia the youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile. But when his father and three sons in line for the throne are killed in an “accident,” he has no choice but to take his place

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #68


For May’s Book Club we will be discussing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North. In it, Harry keeps dying. And being born again. And remembering. As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. ‘I nearly missed you, Doctor August,’ she says. ‘I need

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #67

A Darker Shade of Magic

For April’s Book Club we will be discussing A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab, the critically acclaimed author of Vicious. Kell is one of the last Travelers—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes—as such, he can choose where he lands. There’s Grey London, dirty and boring, without any

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #64


For January’s Book Club we will discussing The Peripheral by William Gibson. A noir-type murder mystery with Gibson’s signature cyberpunk take, this novel takes place in not one, but two futures: one in which a megastore chain and the meth trade has taken over America’s industry, and one version of London just after a nigh-disastrous event.

Chicago Book Club Roundup – December


Mon. 12/8- “City of Stairs” by Robert Jackson Bennett Chicago Nerd Social Club: 6:30pm @ Filter Cafe, 1373 N. Milwaukee Ave Mon. 12/8- “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” by Michael Chabon 6:30pm @ Clearing Public Library, 6423 W. 63rd Place Part of One Book One Chicago Thurs. 12/11- “Gateway” by Frederik Pohl Classic

Chicago Book Club Roundup – November


In addition to the monthly book club listed here, I’m adding a book podcast. The Pages Podcast is a monthly podcast where hosts Bleu Caldwell and Kate Citrin take turns choosing a book to read and discuss. They have very different taste, so expect the conversation to be lively. Also expect diversions, giggling, and lots

Super Hero Day

Super Hero Day

A day devoted to Heroes of all shapes and sizes. 11 AM Crafty fun with Wishcraft Workshop 12 PM Performance by Emerald City Theater 1 PM Super Hero Trivia with The Chicago Nerd Social Club

Chicago Book Club Roundup – October

October book clubs

October has a lot of great science fiction and fantasy book clubs in and around the city of Chicago, find one that is local to you and join in the discussion. We will continue to provide you with book clubs that make you turn pages well past midnight, discover new worlds, and reunite with old

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #61

Player of Games

For October’s Book Club we will discussing The Player of Games (Culture #2) by Iain M. Banks. The Culture – a human/machine symbiotic society – has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernau Morat Gurgeh. The Player of Games. Master of every board, computer and strategy. Bored with