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Booze and Books Monthly Meetup

Hi everyone. This months selected genre/topic for reads is sci-fi military. A bit different but a well represented genre. To get you started here are some suggestions.

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3414.Military_Science_Fiction#375802

For those that are a bit lost I recommend 

Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card

Foundation - Issac Asimov

Dark Space - Jasper T. Scott (99c on kindle)

Meeting at Kafe Meze from 6.30. Meeting in the back courtyard. Kafe Meze has a wonderful menu if you would like to have dinner during the group discussion. There is no set time for the ending of the meeting. Stay as long or as short a time as you like.

Gold coin donation is appreciated.


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  • Keith

    THursday was great as usual. C u all next month

    September 28, 2013

  • Danielle

    Great fun. As usual, lively discussion about books and related topics. Already 100 pages into the book for the next meetup "Confessions of a Sociopath". Thanks Alison-had trouble getting up for work this morning :)

    September 26, 2013

    • Bernadette N.

      What is the next topic. I was at a 3 hour accounting workshop and could not come but will be there for the next meetup as my exam is on 23 October and I will be out to celebrate or commiserate afterwards

      September 26, 2013

    • Danielle

      It is autobiographies/biograph­ies

      September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great friendly group of people. Included me in discussion and felt welcomed straight away. Next time I will be better prepared with my reading material :)

    September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys I've just finished work so wont be able to make it! :( see you next month

    September 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be making it this month guys but I will for sure next.. I've always wanted to join a book club & am really excited to meet everyone next month

    September 24, 2013

  • Bernadette N.

    I will be late and may not make it. I have to do to a workshop from 5.30pm to 8.30pm in town so I will change my RSVP and I read a book.

    September 19, 2013

  • Bernadette N.

    I read an Ender story by Orson Scott Card called A War of Gifts. It was readily available in the West End Library. It was attractive as it was a small book with only 126 pages and really good. I managed to read it in just over 24 hours as well as doing everything else I had to do. I enjoyed the genre we chose.

    September 16, 2013

  • Jeff

    Hi There. I just joined the group. Can't see myself having read a book before Wed 25th .. given i haven't read one in 15yrs :-) .. well other than reading books to my children .. might come along just to say hi anyhow

    September 16, 2013

  • Keith

    I see 'Dune' is on the list. Dune is always cool (except the film with Sting - nasty - very nasty).
    K2

    September 15, 2013

  • Keith

    The 'Foundation' triology (& the rest that followed) is classic if old school sci-fi (in my not so humble opinion). I am more of a 'Ringworld' (Larry Niven) fan.
    Beware the 'Mule' I say.
    K2

    September 15, 2013

  • Vanessa

    The Paperboy' by Pete Dexter is one of the best contemporary novels I have read in ages. It's so evocative of the time and place it's set in, and so well written I just got lost in it, and finished it last night, and am now feeling that sense of loss that comes with departing from a fantastic book. Check it out if you can

    In the meantime, I just picked up my ordered copy of 'Enders Game' from the library :-)

    http://www.bookdepository.com/book/9781782391746?redirected=true&gclid=CNiVxZaRx7kCFYTApAod0AYAfA

    September 13, 2013

    • Danielle

      I really enjoyed Enders Game-finished it the weekend after the last meet-up. Am now on the 3rd book in the series.

      September 13, 2013

  • Dion

    Hi guys, as I promised at the meet up I have a list of 5 of my top military science fiction books hope you enjoy. :) Author
    David Weber

    Book Name
    On Basilisk Station

    Description
    Having made a superior look a fool, Honor Harrington has been exiled to Basilisk Station in disgrace and set up for ruin. Her demoralized crew blames her for their ship's humiliating posting to an out-of-the-way picket station. The aborigines of the system's only habitable planet are smoking homicide-inducing hallucinogens. Parliament isn't sure it wants to keep the place; the major local industry is smuggling; the merchant cartels want her head; the star-conquering, so-called "Republic" of Haven is up to something; and Honor Harrington has a single, over-age light cruiser with an armament that doesn't work to police the entire star system. But the people out to get her have made one mistake. They've made her mad.

    August 28, 2013

  • Dion

    Author
    Mike Shepherd Book Name
    Mutineer

    Description
    Kris Longknife is a daughter of privilege, born to money and power. Her father is the prime minister of her home planet, her mother the consummate politician's wife. She's been raised only to be beautiful and marry well. But the heritage of the military Longknifes courses through Kris' blood - and, against her parents' objections, she enlists in the Marines. She has a lot to live up to and a lot to prove in the long-running struggle among her powerful family, a highly defensive - and offensive - Earth, and the hundreds of warring colonies. Then an ill-conceived attack brings the war close to home, putting Kris' life on the line. Now she has only one choice: certain death on the front lines of rim space - or mutiny.

    August 28, 2013

  • Dion

    Author
    Jack Campbell Book Name
    The Lost Fleet: Dauntless

    Description
    The Alliance has been fighting the Syndics for a century, and losing badly. Now its fleet is crippled and stranded in enemy territory. Their only hope is a man who has emerged from a century-long hibernation to find he has been heroically idealized beyond belief. 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 Syndics. 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.

    August 28, 2013

  • Dion

    Author
    John Ringo Book Name
    Live Free or Die

    Description
    When aliens trundled a gate to other worlds into the solar system, the world reacted with awe, hope and fear. But the first aliens to come through, the Glatun, were peaceful traders and the world breathed a sigh of relief. When the Horvath came through, they announced their ownership by dropping rocks on three cities and gutting them. Since then, they've held Terra as their own personal fiefdom. With their control of the orbitals, there's no way to win and earth's governments have accepted the status quo.To free the world from the grip of the Horvath is going to take an unlikely hero. A hero unwilling to back down to alien or human governments, unwilling to live in slavery and with enough hubris, if not stature, to think he can win. Fortunately, there's Tyler Vernon. And he has bigger plans than just getting rid of the Horvath.

    August 28, 2013

  • Dion

    Author
    Orson Scott Card Book Name
    Ender's Game

    Description
    The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation. Is Ender the general Earth so desperately needs? The only way to find out is to throw him into ever-harsher training at Battle School, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. Ender Wiggin is six years old when his training begins. He will grow up fast. But Ender is not the only result of the experiment. His two older siblings, Peter and Valentine, are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Among the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.

    August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I'm new and was wondering what the book was you ladies will be reading for this meet up?

    August 27, 2013

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