Posts Tagged ‘science fiction’

SciFi Book Club Reading List – Spring/Summer 2015

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

For all you Science Fiction fans, here is our next round of books for Manchester SciFi Book Club…

  • 17th Mar – World War Z by Max Brooks (342 pages)
  • 21st Apr – Time’s Eye by Arthur C Clarke & Stephen Baxter (384 pages)
  • 19th May – The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick (272 pages)
  • 16th Jun – We Who Are About To… by Joanna Russ (152 pages)
  • 21st Jul – MaddAddam by Marget Attwood (496 pages)
  • 18th Aug – Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (432 pages)
  • 15th Sep – Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter (400 pages)

An excellent selection which will no doubt lead to some compelling discussion points and more than a few laughs!

More about each book (and the ones that didn’t make the list) can be found on our vote on our next round of books Google Group post

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See you next book!

Manchester Sci-Fi Book Club Contacts:

You can contact us via twitter @mcrsf_madlab or by 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+

Manchester SciFi Book Club: Next Round of Books

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Hi Everybody!

In our latest vote there were two definite favourites followed by six books tied in third place. So we have scheduled the top two and will leave voting open for a bit longer to see if any more favourites emerge!

Our next books are:

17th March – World War Z by Max Brooks (342 pages)

21st April – Time’s Eye by Arthur C Clarke & Stephen Baxter (384 pages)

Vote on our next books – http://doodle.com/gumxtc5cccc787tf#table

Our current book is Robopocalypse by Daniel H Wilson (347 pages) which we’ll be discussing on 17th Feb at either Madlab or upstairs at Terrace if construction work is till going on at Madlab.

See you next book!

Manchester Sci-Fi Book Club Contacts:

You can contact us via twitter @mcrsf_madlab or by 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+

Post by Daniel Wells, Manchester Sci-Fi Book Club.

Manchester SciFi Book Club – Robopocalypse

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
Sci-Fi Book Club

Sci-Fi Book Club

Title: Manchester SciFi Book Club

Location: MadLab, 36-40 Edge Street M4 1HN

Description: Book Club for Science Fiction Fans

Date: 17-02-2015
From 19:00 to 21:00

 

 

 

 

 

Robopocalypse by Daniel H Wilson

Our next book is Robopocalypse by Daniel H Wilson (384p)

Roughly twenty years from now, our technological marvels unite and turn against us. A childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online…and kills the man who created it. This first act of betrayal leads Archos to gain control over the global network of machines and technology that regulates everything from transportation to utilities, defence and communications. In the early months, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans by from a senator and single mother disconcerted by her daughter’s “smart” toys, to a lonely Japanese bachelor, to an isolated U.S. soldier by but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is far too late. Then, in the span of minutes, at a moment known later in history as Zero Hour, every mechanical device in our world rebels, setting off the Robot War that both decimates and by for the first time in history by unites humankind.

If you would like to join us for a discussion about this book please come along. It doesn’t matter whether or not you know much about science fiction. It does help if you’ve read the book, but its not essential!

Our next books

  • 17th March – World War Z by Max Brooks (342 pages)
  • 21st April – Time’s Eye by Arthur C Clarke & Stephen Baxter (384 pages)

Click here to vote on our next books!

Manchester Sci-Fi Book Club Contacts:

You can contact us via twitter @mcrsf_madlab or by 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+

Post by Daniel Wells, Manchester Sci-Fi Book Club.

Next Round of SciFi Books

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Hi Everybody

Here is our next round of books for exciting discussions at Manchester SciFi Book Club:

19th August – Old Man’s War by John Scalzi (318p)
16th Sept – A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of King Arthur by Mark Twain (272p)
21st Oct – Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress (400p)
18th Nov – Manhattan in Reverse by Peter F Hamilton (320p)
20th Jan – We by Yevgeny Zamyatin (256p)
17th Feb – Robopocalypse by Daniel H Wilson (384p)

Don’t forget our next book on 15th Jul, which is Nova by Samuel R Delany.

See you next book!

Manchester Sci-Fi Book Club Contacts:

You can contact us via twitter @mcrsf_madlab or by 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+

Post by Daniel Wells, Manchester Sci-Fi 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)