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Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #93

The Prestige

For our June meeting, we are discussing “The Prestige” by Christopher Priest. From Goodreads: “In 1878, two young stage magicians clash in the dark during the course of a fraudulent séance. From this moment on, their lives become webs of deceit and revelation as they vie to outwit and expose one another. Their rivalry will

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #89

Every Heart a Doorway

For February’s book club we will be discussing Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else. But magical lands have little need

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #86

The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe

For November’s Book Club we will be reading The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson. Professor Vellitt Boe teaches at the prestigious Ulthar Women’s College. When one of her most gifted students elopes with a dreamer from the waking world, Vellitt must retrieve her. “By the time we finish this gorgeously written tale, we’re

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #85

ghosttalkers

For October’s Book Club we will be reading Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal. Ginger Stuyvesant, an American heiress living in London during World War I, is a medium for the Spirit Corps, a special Spiritualist force that helps pass instant information about troop movements to military intelligence via the recent dead from the front.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #83

winged_histories

At August’s Book Club we will be reading The Winged Histories by Sofia Samatar. The Winged Histories was published after A Stranger in Olondria, though Samatar considers it a “companion volume” rather than a sequel. In it, four women — a soldier, a scholar, a poet, and a socialite — are caught up on opposing

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #79

fifth-season

For April’s Book Club we will be reading The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin. Set on a world with supercharged geologic processes, some people here can steer these processes. Called orogenes, these individuals are harnessed by their government as soon as they’re discovered—or otherwise, ostracized or killed by the communities they live in. Join

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #75

Welcome_to_Night_Vale_book_cover

For November’s Book Club we will be reading Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. Released last month, the novel companion to the popular podcast has already received acclaim, including its inclusion on the Washington Post’s top science fiction and fantasy picks of October 2015. “There are things lurking in the shadows.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #74

Cloud atlas book

For November’s Book Club we will be reading Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. It consists of six nested stories that take the reader from the remote South Pacific in the nineteenth century to a distant, post-apocalyptic future. “Thrilling . . . One of the biggest joys in Cloud Atlas is watching Mitchell sashay from genre

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #72

throne_bookcover

For September’s Book Club we will be reading Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed. Pitched to the group as “Arabian Nights-like,” this medieval fantasy is based in a complicated political metropolis that seems to be a combination of historic Baghdad and an Arabic fairy tale. In it, a ghul-hunter takes one last job,

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