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Manchester SciFi Book Club

Sunday, November 10th, 2013
Sci Fi Book Club

Sci Fi Book Club

Title: Sci Fi Book Club
Location: MadLab
Date: 17-06-2014
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00

Manchester SciFi Book Club meet on the third Tuesday of every month to discuss a science fiction book previously chosen by the group. Discussions are informal and you don’t need to have a read any SciFi before to join us.

Manchester SciFi Book Club

Sunday, November 10th, 2013
Sci Fi Book Club

Sci Fi Book Club

Title: Sci Fi Book Club
Location: MadLab
Date: 15-07-2014
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00

Manchester SciFi Book Club meet on the third Tuesday of every month to discuss a science fiction book previously chosen by the group. Discussions are informal and you don’t need to have a read any SciFi before to join us.

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)

Manchester Sci-fi Book Club – The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Tales

Tuesday, October 1st, 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: 15-10-2013
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Tales

This month we’re reading The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Tales by H.P. Lovecraft.

Long after his death, H. P. Lovecraft continues to enthrall readers with his gripping tales of madness and cosmic terror, and his effect on modern horror fiction continues to be felt — Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Clive Barker have acknowledged his influence. His unique contribution to American literature was a melding of Poe’s traditional supernaturalism with the emerging genre of science fiction. Originally appearing in pulp magazines like Weird Tales in the 1920s and 1930s, Lovecraft’s work is now being regarded as the most important supernatural fiction of the twentieth century.Lovecraft’s biographer and preeminent interpreter, S. T. Joshi, has prepared this volume of eighteen stories — from the early classics like “The Outsider” and “Rats in the Wall” to his mature masterworks, “The Call of Cthulhu” and “The Shadow Over Innsmouth.” The first paperback to include the definitive corrected texts, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories reveals the development of Lovecraft’s mesmerizingnarrative style, and establishes him as a canonical — and visionary — American writer.

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:

This month we’re deciding upon our next round of books. Take a look at the suggestions made at last month’s meeting and vote now!

Sci-Fi Book Club – Brave New World

Monday, September 16th, 2013
Sci-Fi Book Club

Sci-Fi Book Club

Title: Sci-Fi Book Club – Brave New World
Location: MadLab
Description: A book club for fans of science fiction.
Date: 15-10-2013
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

This month we are reading the classic dystopian novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

Brave New World is a novel written in 1931 by Aldous Huxley and published in 1932. Set in London of AD 2540 (632 A.F. – “After Ford” – in the book), the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation, and operant conditioning that combine to profoundly change society.

We will also be discussing ideas for future books to read, so please feel free to make suggestions!

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:

  • Nov 19th – The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Tales by H.P. Lovecraft*

*There are several versions of this book and not all of them include the Other Weird Tales, so please try to purchase the version published 25/07/02; ISBN 13: 9780141187068, thanks!

See you next book!