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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 #66

tosaynothingofthedog

For March’s Book Club we will discussing To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis, which won both Hugo and Locus awards in 1999, and was nominated for the Nebula in 1998. Set in 2057 at Oxford University, but also at many other times and places throughout history due to the time travel that’s

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #65

A Natural History of Dragons

For February’s Book Club we will discussing A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan. A bookish young woman’s passion for learning leads to revolutionary new understandings about dragons and defies the stifling conventions of her world. Brennan s elegant voice captures the flavor of Victorian-era scientific adventure. The self-deprecating first-person memoir-style narration keeps the

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #64

periph

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.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #62

The Girl with all the Gifts2

For November’s Book Club we will discussing The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t

Chicago Book Club Roundup – November

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

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

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #60

the-martian-by-andy-weir

For September’s book club meeting we’ll be discussing The Martian by Andy Weir, in which a NASA astronaut gets stranded on Mars. From Chapter 1 of the book: “I’m stranded on Mars. I have no way to communicate with… Earth. Everyone thinks I’m dead. I’m in a Hab designed to last 31 days. If the

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #59

blindsight-peter-watts

For August’s book club meeting we’ll be discussing Blindsight by Peter Watts. Two months have past since a myriad of alien objects clenched about the Earth, screaming as they burned. The heavens have been silent since—until a derelict space probe hears whispers from a distant comet. Something talks out there: but not to us. Who