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  • Ideas for our next round of SciFi Books

    Posted by Daniel Wells, 9 months ago

    Hi Everyone!

    It will soon be time to decide upon our next round of SciFi books. Please bring along your ideas to our next meeting on the 21st of March or post them to @mcrsf_madlab on Twitter using #mcrsf

    All suggestions should be published, easily available in paperback and no more than about 400 pages long. Thanks.

    See you next book!

    Our next books are:

    • 21st Mar – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (384 pages)
    • 18th Apr – Central Station by Lavie Tidhar (288 pages)
    • 16th May – A Calculated Life by Ann Charnock (208 pages)

    For more information about each book please visit the Manchester SciFi Book Club Google Group. Don’t forget to sign up to our group for occasional e-mail updates about the SciFi Book Club and follow us on Twitter @mcrsf_madlab.

  • Manchester SciFi Book Club: The Three Body Problem (Part 1) by Cixin Liu

    Posted by Daniel Wells, about 1 year ago

    “1967: Ye Wenjie witnesses Red Guards beat her father to death during China’s Cultural Revolution. This singular event will shape not only the rest of her life but also the future of mankind. Four decades later, Beijing police ask nanotech engineer Wang Miao to infiltrate a secretive cabal of scientists after a spate of inexplicable suicides. Wang’s investigation will lead him to a mysterious online game and immerse him in a virtual world ruled by the intractable and unpredictable interaction of its three suns. This is the Three-Body Problem and it is the key to everything: the key to the scientists’ deaths, the key to a conspiracy that spans light-years and the key to the extinction-level threat humanity now faces.”

    Come along and discuss the book at our next meeting: Tuesday 20th September at 7pm.

    Our next books:

    • Yet to be decided upon!

    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.

    Contacts:

    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.

  • Manchester SciFi Book Club: Next Round of Books

    Posted by Daniel Wells, about 1 year ago

    Hi Everybody

    Our next round of books is as follows:

    • 20th Sep – The Three Body Problem (Part 1) by Cixin Liu (416 pages)
    • 18th Oct – Foreigner by CJ Cherryh (432 pages)
    • 15th Nov – Jam by Yahtzee Croshaw (400 pages)
    • 17th Jan – Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny (304 pages)
    • 21st Feb – The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (432 pages)
    • 21st Mar – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (384 pages)
    • 18th Apr – Central Station by Lavie Tidhar (288 pages)
    • 16th May – A Calculated Life by Ann Charnock (208 pages)

    For more information about each book please visit the Manchester SciFi Book Club Google Group. Don’t forget to sign up to our group for occasional e-mail updates about the SciFi Book Club and follow us on Twitter @mcrsf_madlab.

    See you next book!

  • Manchester SciFi Book Club: A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

    Posted by Daniel Wells, about 1 year ago

    “When Civil War veteran Captain John Carter is incredibly transported from Earth to a strange and weird landscape on Mars, he finds that the weak gravity exponentially increases his speed and strength. Taken prisoner by Martian warriors, Carter impresses them with his remarkable fighting skills and is quickly made a high-ranking chieftain. Before long, the captain finds himself embroiled in the deadly warfare raging across the Red Planet and thrust into dark intrigues that have been polarizing the Martian races. The heroic Carter also finds dangerous romance with the divine princess Dejah Thoris, who wins his love the first moment his eyes meet hers. “Princess of Mars” is the first book in the classic, best-selling “John Carter of Mars” science-fantasy series, soon to be a major Disney/Pixar film from Wall-E director Andrew Stanton. Written during the heyday of the pulp fiction era by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the renowned author of the immensely popular Tarzan novels, these epic, swashbuckling Red Planet tales of derring-do and dazzling romance permanently remapped the terrain of fantasy and science fiction.”

    Come along and discuss the book at our next meeting: Tuesday 16th August at 7pm.

    Our next books:

    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.

    Contacts:

    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.

  • Manchester SciFi Book Club: Dauntless by Jack Campbell

    Posted by Daniel Wells, about 1 year ago

    “Captain John Black Jack Geary s legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic last stand in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance Fleet as it faces annihilation by the Syndic.Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty. And he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance s one chance to win the war. But to do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic Black Jack legend…”

    Come along and discuss the book at our next meeting: Tuesday 19th July at 7pm.

    Our next books:

    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.

    Contacts:

    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.

  • Manchester SciFi Book Club: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

    Posted by Daniel Wells, about 1 year ago

    “Without this child, we shall all die.” Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world…”

    Come along and discuss the book at our next meeting: Tuesday 21st June at 7pm.

    Our next books:

    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.

    Contacts:

    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.

  • Manchester SciFi Book Club: Girl from Mars by Julie Cohen

    Posted by Daniel Wells, about 1 year ago

    “A truly out-of-this-world romance from LBD star Julie Cohen I, Philomena Desdemona Brown, do solemnly swear to forsake all romantic relationships…It’s not like the vow, made by Fil and her three nerdy male best friends, seemed much of a big deal at the time. Frankly, Fil wouldn’t know romance if it hit her in the face, and with her real love being her artist job at Girl from Mars, the comic whose heroine has never had a love interest, she doesn’t exactly mind being relationship-free anyway. Until her world is rocked to its core when one of her long-standing quartet and Girl from Mars herself both unexpectedly fall in love. Is it time to give in to temptation and finally fall in love?”

    Come along and discuss the book at our next meeting: Tuesday 17th May at 7pm.

    Our next books:

    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.

    Contacts:

    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.