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Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #47

TheShiningGirls

For August’s Book Club meeting we’ll be discussing The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes. This novel circles around a time-traveling serial killer based in Chicago, featuring many events in Chicago history like the World’s Fair, the flooding in the Loop in the 90s, ship-building in the area during World War II, and the renovation of

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #46

jumper Book Cover

For July’s Book Club meeting we will be discussing Jumper by Steven Gould. Jumper tells the story of David Rice, a teenager who escapes an abusive father using his ability to teleport. And as David explores his new power he learns that the world is literally his for the taking. But there are consequences too.

Getting Nerdy About Pulp Literature

For many nerds, pulp literature may seem a bit antiquated – after all, much of it was published 80 to 100 years ago. However, pulps of all kinds provided imaginative entertainment during a harsh time, provided the raw material for much of our contemporary popular culture….and is consistently being rediscovered by newer fans Make no

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #45

For June’s Book Club meeting we will be reading Dead Witch Walking, the first of The Hollows series by Kim Harrison. This urban fantasy novel starts from the premise that both superpowers invested in genetic engineering during the Cold War instead of engaging in the Space Race, leading to a virus spread by tomatoes that

Science Fiction and Fantasy Bookclub #8

abraham-lincoln-vampire-hunter

The Council of Elrond decreed that we form a bookclub, and we obliged. For our eighth bookclub meeting we are reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Join us for discussion of our current book as well as voice your opinion for our next selection. From Publishers Weekly Review: Following the success of his bestselling Pride and Prejudice

Chicago Nerds Science Fiction and Fantasy Bookclub

thegraveyardbook

The Council of Elrond decreed that we form a bookclub, and we obliged. For our seventh bookclub meeting we are reading Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book.  Join us for discussion of our current book as well as voice your opinion for our next selection. The Graveyard Book’s Amazon Review: In The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman

Chicago Nerds Sci-fi / Fantasy Bookclub Information

Find info on current and past bookclub meetings here! We’ve moved! Due to Noble Tree’s closing, we’re now meeting at Filter – 1373 North Milwaukee Ave. The Chicago Nerd Social Club’s Science Fiction/Fantasy Bookclub is open to new science fiction and/or fantasy readers as well as die hard fans. The CNSC Bookclub meets from 6:30pm-8:00pm on

Where’s Waldo in the City

whereiswaldo

Waldo and his friends are visiting Chicago September 12th, 2009. A full scale Waldo hunt is going on downtown from 4pm-6pm. You can find Waldo, Wanda, Wizard Whitebeard, Woof, & Odlaw as well as a bunch of scrolls throughout the city. The Waldo Hunt boundaries are Wacker, Wabash, Congress, & Lake Michigan. Where: Downtown Chicago