June 8, 2014
Stanislaw Lem, Haruki Murakami, Alice Munro, Kazuo Ishiguro, David Mitchell, Terry Pratchett.
I have been trying to read Don Delillo and Philip K Dick for some time now so I am definitely interested in those. I have read one or two books by Moorcock, Vance, Atwood & Mieville so would want to explore them further. I have had the good fortune to have read almost all of Murakami that has been translated and all of Ishiguro's novels but would welcome an opportunity to reread/discuss them.
I am an avid reader and interested in weird SFF. I like the idea of going beyond ordinary SFF into the weird i.e. not just laser guns, spaceships or systems of magic but rather fiction that actually pushes frontiers of human thought.
This is a really good group for discussing speculative fiction. The meetings are regularly held in a semi-private location in a cafe and the group has a lot of passionate people who bring up really interesting points. The meetings are well organized (hats off to the benevolent tyrant) and pretty regular. The organizer does a great job preparing topics for the meetup and keeping the discussion going if it flags. Five stars!