Sci-fi bookclub

Ok, following on our last meeting this one will be at the Gresham hotel on O'Connell Street and the books are:

"The Andromeda Strain" by Michael Crichton
"I Am Legend" by Richard Matheson

Put it in your diaries!

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  • Will

    Will the next bookclub be on next week?

    I managed to get around to reading both books this time round.

    October 16, 2012

  • Mike

    Hi Guys, a few people asked about Baen free library. it's available at http://www.baen.com/library/­. they basically give out free samples of their authors works.

    October 6, 2012

  • anima

    Hi guys
    the books for next month are "The War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells and "The Last Wish" by Andrzej Sapkowski

    September 27, 2012

    • Mike

      Hi Folks, The War of the Worlds (good choice, I'd forgotten how good it was!) is available from Project Gutenberg, or http://manybooks.net/...­.

      October 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have not read I am legend but I'm reading Andromeda strain now.
    Kindles make things much easier :D

    September 21, 2012

    • Garry

      I am Legend is so short, I think it took less than 3 hrs to read.

      September 26, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry Maureen, I did not notice your question. You can get ebooks from many sources, they do not need to be from the kindle store. Just send it via USB cable. I use Calibre for sorting out my non amazon books.

      October 1, 2012

  • Christine

    Hi, I'm very sorry I couldn't make it yesterday evening. Hope I'll be able to come next month.

    September 28, 2012

  • anima

    New books to be added to longer list are
    The Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong
    A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
    The Blood of Elves by Guy Gabriel Kay
    Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach
    Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

    We have so many books now maybe we should start drawing the names from a hat. I might have put some long books in the short list and vice versa due to ignorance about the books if so let me know and I will rearrange them. Thanks

    September 27, 2012

  • anima

    List of upcoming short books:
    The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka,
    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Downward to the Earth by Robert Silverberg
    Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
    The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
    Jules Verne- Journey to the centre of the earth or 20,000 leagues under the sea- whichever people prefer- my notes just mentioned his name only no titles
    Old Man's War by John Scalzi
    Mort by Terry Pratchett
    I, Robot- Issac Asimov
    Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell
    Neil Gaimen- Neverwhere or American Gods
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
    Cabal by Clive Barker
    "The Call of Cthulhu" by H. P. Lovecraft.
    The Wolf Gift Anne Rice
    Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings
    The Forgotten Beasts of Eld- Patricia A Killip

    historical- Birdsong Sebastian Faulks
    Some of these books might be too long for this list and if I have forgotten any sorry and go ahead and add suggestions.

    September 27, 2012

  • Robert

    For any new people to avoid all that awkward "hello are you the meet up group" talk to random strangers and because the Gresham lobby is quite large i'll be the one in the very fashionable leather jacket in the alcove, left when your first enter the hotel.

    September 27, 2012

  • Mike

    Hi Maureen, it's available on line at http://www.ibooksonline.com/30/...­

    September 26, 2012

  • Al

    Ok! I haven't read the book (yet) just watched the movie. Would that count !

    September 26, 2012

  • Al

    Sorry, what will be happening?

    September 26, 2012

    • Garry

      If we have read the two books we will talk about what we thought of it. After which we will talk about everything else sci-fi (that is usually what happens).

      September 26, 2012

  • Al

    I am interested to join, but what will be done in that meeting if I may ask ?

    Cheers,

    September 26, 2012

  • Garry

    I'm on the fence about getting a Kindle, sure makes getting and reading the book easier but then I wouldn't really own the book and be able to fill up all the boxes I fill every year...

    September 21, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you are like me, you will get a kindle and the want rid of all the bloody books taking up every inch of space in the house.

      September 21, 2012

  • Garry

    Well I plan to read I am Legend this weekend and haven't been able to find a copy of Andromeda Strain in a bookshop so I probably won't be reading that...you won't be alone!

    September 21, 2012

  • Will

    Does it matter you haven't read both books? As with work schedule I didn't get around to reading 'Andromeda Strain', but I did read 'I am Legend'.

    September 21, 2012

  • Brian M.

    Hopefully I can actually attend this one, since I love 'I Am Legend', and I've been meaning to read 'The Andromeda Strain' for ages.

    September 2, 2012

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