Posts Tagged ‘book club’

SciFi Book Club – Synners

Sunday, October 6th, 2013
Sci-Fi Book Club

Sci-Fi Book Club

Title: Sci-Fi Book Club
Location: MadLab
Description: A book club for fans of science fiction.
Date: 21-01-2014
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00

Synners

This month we’re reading Synners by Pat Cadigan.

Manchester Sci-Fi Book Club Contacts

You can contact us via Twitter @mcrsf_madlab using #mcrsf

Keep up to date with Manchester Sci-Fi book club posts at Madlab

We also have a group on Google which we would encourage you to join.

Manchester SciFi Book Club on Google+

Next Sci-Fi Book:

21st Jan – Synners by Pat Cadigan (496p)

18th Feb – The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury (241p)

18th Mar – Self Reference Engine by toh EnJoe (286p)

15th Apr – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (336p)

20th May – Downbelow Station by CJ Cherryh (477p)

17th Jun – Adam Robots (short stories) by Adam Roberts (400p)

15th Jul – Nova by Samuel R Delany (256p)

SciFi Discussion – The Year of the Flood

Monday, November 26th, 2012

On Tuesday 20th November we discussed The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood.

Adam One, the kindly leader of the God’s Gardeners – a religion devoted to the melding of science, religion, and nature – has long predicted a disaster. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life. Two women remain: Ren, a young dancer locked away in a high-end sex club, and Toby, a former God’s Gardener, who barricades herself inside a luxurious spa. Have others survived? Ren’s bio-artist friend Amanda? Zeb, her eco-fighter stepfather? Her onetime lover, Jimmy? Or the murderous Painballers? Not to mention the CorpSeCorps, the shadowy policing force of the ruling powers… As Adam One and his beleaguered followers regroup, Ren and Toby emerge into an altered world, where nothing – including the animal life – is predictable.

(more…)

Sci Fi Book Club – Behold The Man

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Sci Fi Book Club

Title: Sci Fi Book Club
Location: MadLab
Description: Book Club for Science Fiction Fans
Date: 19-02-2013
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00

 

 

 

 

Behold The Man – Michael Moorcock

This month we’ll be discussing Behold the Man by Michael Moorcook.

The story begins with Karl’s violent arrival in the Holy Land of AD 28, where his time machine, a womblike, fluid-filled sphere, cracks open and becomes useless. By interpolating numerous memories and flashbacks, Moorcock tells the parallel story of Karl’s troubled past in 20th century London, and tries to explain why he’s willing to risk everything to meet Jesus. We learn that Karl has chronic problems with women, homosexual tendencies, an interest in the ideas of Jung, and many neuroses, including a messiah complex.

See you next book – on the 19th of Feb!

SciFi Books for Following Months:

  • March 19th – Neverness by David Zindell
  • April 16th – Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
  • May 21st – The Truth (Discworld Novel 25) by Terry Pratchett

SciFi Comic

It has been suggested that we read SciFi Comic Y:The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, in collaboration with the Mad Graphic Novel Group.

Stay Connected with Manchester Sci-Fi Book Club!

You can contact us via Twitter @mcrsf_madlab using #mcrsf

Keep up to date with Manchester Sci-Fi book club posts at Madlab:
http://madlab.org.uk/content/tag/mcrsf/

We also have a group on Google which we would encourage you to join.

Sci-Fi Book Club – The Quantum Thief

Friday, February 10th, 2012
Sci-fi Book Club

Science Fiction Book Club

Title: Sci-Fi Book Club
Location: MadLab
Description: Book Club for Science Fiction Fans
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2012-03-20
End Time: 21:00

 

 

 

 

The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi

Our next book will be Hannu Rajaniemi’s The Quantum Thief. Published in 2010, it is one of the most recent Science Fiction novels that we have read.

Jean le Flambeur is a post-human criminal, mind burglar, confidence artist and trickster. His origins are shrouded in mystery, but his exploits are known throughout the Heterarchy – from breaking into the vast Zeusbrains of the Inner System to steal their thoughts, to stealing rare Earth antiques from the aristocrats of the Moving Cities of Mars. Except that Jean made one mistake. Now he is condemned to play endless variations of a game-theoretic riddle in the vast virtual jail of the Axelrod Archons – the Dilemma Prison – against countless copies of himself and other criminals. Jean’s routine of death, defection and cooperation is upset by the arrival of Mieli and her spidership, Perhonen. She offers him a chance to win back his freedom and the powers of his old self – in exchange for finishing the one heist he never quite managed . . .

SciFi Books for Following Months:

  • April 17th – The Difference Engine by William Gibson & Bruce Sterling advocated by Carlos

Following that, dates to be confirmed:

  • The Island of Dr Moreau by H.G. Wells advocated by Tom Jenkins
  • Brasyl by Ian McDonald advocated by Alex
  • Embassy Town by China Meiville advocated by Tom Swingler
  • Excession by Iain M. Banks advocated by Tim
  • Reamde by Neal Stephenson advocated by ???


Stay Connected with Manchester Sci-Fi Book Club!

You can contact us via Twitter @mcrsf_madlab using #mcrsf

Keep up to date with Manchester Sci-Fi book club posts at Madlab:
http://madlab.org.uk/content/tag/mcrsf/

We also have a group on Google which we would encourage you to join.

Sci-Fi Book Club – Fahrenheit 451

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Sci Fi Book Club

Title: Sci-Fi Book Club – Fahrenheit 451
Location: MadLab
Description: Book Club for Science Fiction Fans
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2012-02-21
End Time: 21:00

This month’s book is Ray Bradbury‘s classic Fahrenheit 451.

The novel presents a future American society where reading is outlawed and firemen start fires to burn books. Written in the early years of the Cold War, the novel is a critique of what Bradbury saw as issues in American society of the era.

 

Manchester Sci-Fi Book Club Contacts

You can contact us via Twitter @mcrsf_madlab using #mcrsf

Keep up to date with Manchester Sci-Fi book club posts at Madlab:
http://madlab.org.uk/content/tag/mcrsf/

We also have a group on Google which we would encourage you to join.

We will also be choosing the reading list for the month 6 months at this meeting.

If you want to get some of your favourites in, come down and make your voice heard!

In the meantime, why not vote from our short list of SciFi books now!