SciFi/Postmodern/New Weird/Speculative Fiction Book Club!http://www.meetup.com/SciFi-Post-Modern-New-Weird-Speculative-Fiction-Book-Club/http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/1/e/9/8/global_371887832.jpeg20140605
Hello Madison! Are you a lit lover with a penchant for "fringe" subject matter? I'm talking about the darkly humorous, the peculiar, the subtly sardonic. Do phrases like "future noir" and "dystopian fantasy" pique your interest? Maybe you're not an established bibliophile, but looking to expand your love of Blade Runner and Star Trek to a new medium? Join this book club, devoted to all things weird! Some of the authors I'm hoping to cover include:
Margaret Atwood • J.G. Ballard • K.J. Bishop • Roberto Bolaño • Don DeLillo • Philip K. Dick • Dave Eggers • William Gaddis • M. John Harrison • Robert Heinlein • Kazuo Ishiguro • China Miéville • Michael Moorcock • Haruki Murakami • Mervyn Peake • Thomas Pynchon • Carl Sagan • Jack Vance • Jeff VanderMeer
And many more!
RULES OF SFPMNWSFBC:
1. Fee for attendance is $1 per month, regardless of whether you attend one or both discussions, which goes toward the $19/month Meetup charge.
3. We're a really diverse group, and inclusivity is essential. No discriminatory remarks on the basis of race, nationality, gender, sexuality or religion will be tolerated at our meetings or in our discussion/comment threads. Because fundamentally good people can and do say hurtful things without realizing it, you may be permitted one social snafu in this regard. If I or another member (respectfully) call you out on inappropriate behavior and you're willing to learn from the experience, you will be welcomed back. If you respond defensively or the behavior continues, you will not be welcomed back. Conversely, if you end up on the receiving end of hurtful comments and I don't catch it, please bring it to my attention. You have a right to feel comfortable in our group, and I (Dana) have a responsibility to ensure that you do.