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Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #84

The Atrocity Achives

For September’s Book Club we will be reading The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross. Bob Howard is a low-level techie working for The Laundry, a super-secret government agency. While his colleagues are out saving the world, Bob’s under a desk restoring lost data. None of them receive any thanks for the jobs they do, but

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #81


For June’s Book Club we’ll be reading Central Station by Lavie Tidhar. A worldwide diaspora has left a quarter of a million people at the foot of a space station. Cultures collide in real life and virtual reality. Life is cheap, and data is cheaper. But at Central Station, humans and machines continue to adapt,

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #80

United States of Japan

For May’s Book Club we will be reading The United States of Japan by Peter Tieryas. Decades ago, Japan won the Second World War. Americans worship their infallible Emperor, and nobody believes that Japan’s conduct in the war was anything but exemplary. Nobody, that is, except the George Washingtons – a shadowy group of rebels

South Side Social/Surprise Screening – April 5th

Are you a south side Doctor Who fan who’s wondered when a meetup’s coming near you? Or want to check out a really great venue> We’re happy to announce that Chicago Nerd Social Club and Chicago Doctor Who meetup are planning an April 5th gathering in Pilsen! That’s right – we’re making an effort to

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #78

All The Birds in the Sky

For March’s Book Club we will be reading All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders. Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn’t expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during high school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #77


For February’s Book Club we’ll be reading Time Salvager by Wesley Chu. A fast-paced time travel adventure set in a toxic future Earth, Time Salvager follows a chronman—a criminal who travels into Earth’s past to recover items without altering the timeline. Despite being fated to die, Elise Kim travels forward with the chronman, turning them

Doctor Who Viewing Party At Red Lion – UNDER THE LAKE

We’ve partnered with the Chicago Doctor Who Meetup for weekly viewing parties of Doctor Who Series 9 at the Red Lion Pub in Lincoln Park. This Saturday, October 3rd, we’ll be viewing Under the Lake, the third episode in Series 9. Here’s the official synopsis from the BBC: ***When an underwater base comes under attack,

Live View – WITCH’S FAMILIAR (With Chicago Doctor Who Meetup)

RSVP – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctor-who-the-witchs-familiar-at-red-lionlincoln-park-tickets-18716318011 For the rest of the season, Chicago Doctor Who Meetup and Chicago Nerd Social Club are working with Red Lion/Lincoln Park on holding group viewings of Doctor Who Series 9. This Saturday, The Witch’s Familiar – part two of the season opener, and in HIGH DEFINITION. We’re tracking attendees via Eventbrite, so

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #73


For October’s Book Club we will be reading Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor. A massive object crashes off the coast of Lagos, and three strangers wandering the beach nearby wind up as crucial in this first-contact story. With multiple points of view exploring both city life and marine life, the novel explores Lagos in all its

Help The Chicago TARDIS Charity Auction

Every year, Doctor Who fans from around the country gather in Lombard on Thanksgiving weekend to attend Chicago TARDIS, the largest Doctor Who-themed convention in the midwest (and second largest in the United States. One of the highlights – now in its third year – is Chicago TARDIS’ charity auction which benefits Northern Illinois Food