August's Sci-Fi (Morning Session) - Neuromancer by William Gibson

Please join us as we discuss Neuromancer by William Gibson, the sci-fi classic and the first novel to hold the triple crown: winning the 1985 Hugo and Nebula awards and the 1984 Philip K. Dick award. The novel is also listed among Time Magazine's 100 best books in the English language, and remains one of the most influential works in speculative fiction, and the archetypal work of the cyberpunk sub-genre. The book is a fairly quick read, at about 271 pages.

Please keep your RSVP updated and accurate!* Space is limited for this event. If it fills up, please add yourself to the waiting list if interested. Please note that this is our smaller morning session (our afternoon session can be found here). If enough space opens up in the afternoon session, or if there isn't sufficient interest for our morning session, we may consolidate both sessions into the afternoon timeslot.

From Amazon:

The Matrix is a world within the world, a global consensus- hallucination, the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace . . .

Case had been the sharpest data-thief in the business, until vengeful former employees crippled his nervous system. But now a new and very mysterious employer recruits him for a last-chance run. The target: an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence orbiting Earth in service of the sinister Tessier-Ashpool business clan. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, mirror-eyed street-samurai, to watch his back, Case embarks on an adventure that ups the ante on an entire genre of fiction.

Hotwired to the leading edges of art and technology, Neuromancer ranks with 1984 and Brave New World as one of the century's most potent visions of the future.

A debut novel set for brain stun! Streetwise SF... one of the most unusual and involving narratives to be read in many an artificially induced blue moon!”  — London Times

*Since missing one of these meetups is taking a spot away from someone else who wants to go, we'll need to have a stricter attendance policy than normal. For book discussions, 3 no-shows in a rolling 3-month period will prohibit you from attending any other book discussion for 2 months after your last no-show. In order to avoid a no-show, please update your RSVP no later than 10pm the night before a discussion. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!

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  • Bill K.

    Good range of discussion. Naturally the discussion floated all over about the book (likes/dislikes) but also sharing views on whether to include Classic Science Fiction in the reading rotation. I like reading the classics too and it seemed as if most in this group did too. This time there was a rather extensive and funny discussion on space toilets (hardware and technique). At the end, it started as a quick side bar but generated into a good review about future SF/Fantasy movies and TV shows. It was kind of like the future book and event outline. Maybe most guys know all that but for me it was informative (new movies and TV shows). And though not posted, the possible selections the future In-Club movie night sounds good. And for those that are thinking it...I do understand that this is a book club that focuses on reading, but I like to hear about movies and TV too.

    5 · August 25, 2013

    • Samuel L.

      Yes, some classics need historical perspective, but many of today's novels will too in 20+ years (if they are read at all). The classics are still worth reading. And they show us the original material copied for later books/games/movies.

      1 · August 25, 2013

    • Jeremy D. H.

      I never heckled singletons, not intentionally anyhow. As for the chance to be a part of a lucrative investment opportunity, I see nothing wrong done there.

      August 25, 2013

  • Kent

    Once again I'm impressed with how these discussions leave me appreciating a book more (though not necessarily LIKING the book any more) by the sheer virtue of gaining greater perspective, based on group insights and comments. Great interaction today, gang!

    5 · August 25, 2013

  • Elisa

    Great discussion!

    3 · August 25, 2013

  • Angelo

    I'm having vehicle issues. Gonna try to take it in and see if it can get fixed up.

    August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just got a last minute call into work and can't come anymore.

    August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be out of town. Sorry to miss it.

    August 22, 2013

  • Cathy

    Change in my schedule, chances are slim I can make it. I would rather give the spot to someone who can definitely go.

    August 21, 2013

    • Vijay

      If you free up, add yourself back to the waitlist and we'll see if we can squeeze you in!

      August 22, 2013

  • Vijay

    Hi everyone. Just a reminder to please update your RSVP if your availability has changed. See you on Sunday!

    August 22, 2013

  • Vijay

    Now that we're less than a week out, if your availability has changed or you're no longer interested in attending, please update your RSVP asap. Thanks!

    August 19, 2013

  • Kevin


    August 12, 2013

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