Manchester SciFi Book Club – Books Read at #mcrsf

Posted by Daniel Wells, about 1 year ago

Hi Everyone!

Just in case you’re wondering which exciting science fiction books we’ve read and how we’ve rated them, here is the updated list. Scores are out of five except where stated.


  • 16th May – A Calculated Life by Ann Charnock (208 pages)
  • 18th Apr – Central Station by Lavie Tidhar (288 pages)
  • 21st Mar – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (384 pages)
  • 21st Feb – The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (432 pages) – 3.94 Feathers
  • 17th Jan – Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny (304 pages) – 3.75 Attributes


  • 15th Nov – Jam by Yahtzee Croshaw (400 pages) – 2.87 Bird Eating Goliath Tarantulas
  • 18th Oct – Foreigner by CJ Cherryh (432 pages) – 3.00 Mecheita
  • 20th Sep – The Three Body Problem (Part 1) by Cixin Liu (416 pages) – 3.97 Bodies
  • 16th Aug – A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (216 pages) – 2.92 Eggs
  • 19th Jul – Dauntless by Jack Campbell (304 pages) – 2.88 Jump Points
  • 21st Jun – Northern Lights (from His Dark Materials) by Philip Pullman (448 pages) – 3.23 Armoured Bears
  • 17th May – Girl from Mars by Julie Cohen (416 pages) – 2.17 Lizards
  • 19th Apr – The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North (448 pages) 10.25 out of 15 Lives (=3.42 out of 5)
  • 15th Mar – Lexicon by Max Barry (400 pages) – 2.79 Barewords
  • 16th Feb – Trading in Danger by Elizabeth Moon – 3.85 Fruit Cakes
  • 19th Jan – Rocannon’s World – Ursula Le Guin (128 pages) – 3.11 Flying Cats

Here is a list of the science fiction books that we read at #mcrsf from 2010 to 2015.

About Manchester Sci-Fi Book Club:

Manchester SciFi Book Club is held every third Tuesday of the month from 7pm until 9pm. For more information, check out our group page.


You can contact us via Twitter at @mcrsf_madlab or by using the hashtag #mcrsf. Keep up to date with Manchester Sci-Fi book club posts at Madlab or take a look at our history on Madlab vintage.

We also have a group on Google which we would encourage you to join, and you can check us out on Google+ at our Manchester SciFi Book Club page.