S1: Book Review Group - November

Hi all

The books selected by the group for the November meeting are:

Science Fiction: Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter - The Long Earth
Fantasy: Brandon Sanderson - Mistborn: The Final Empire (book 1)
Urban Fantasy: Lauren Beukes - Zoo City

If you would like to join us on our good reads group, where you can put future book suggestions, and read some information about our upcoming books, please visit us at: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/109091-melbourne-sci--fi-fantasy-meet-up-book-review-group

Hope to see you there!

 

Julianne

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  • Julianne

    Hi all

    As promised, here is the list of books for next meeting - Thursday 16 January 2014:

    Fantasy - Sharon Shinn - Mystic and Rider
    Urban Fantasy - Kylie Chan - White Tiger
    Science Fiction - Kim Stanley Robinson - 2312

    Thanks for a great November meeting.

    Julianne

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Tj

    Excellent. Super nice bunch of people, intelligent conversation, I had fun.
    Thought you guys might enjoy this vintage SciFi comic http://thatsmyskull.blogspot.co...­

    1 · November 15, 2013

  • Tess

    Wonderful discussion and great information on different authors. Cheers Tess

    2 · November 14, 2013

  • Alison M.

    Great discussions & my list of "must get around to reading...." just got a lot longer!

    4 · November 14, 2013

  • Julianne

    Good night tonight. New people attended and lots of lively discussion!!!!

    3 · November 14, 2013

  • Ash

    I'm going to be quite late as my clinic finishes after 7 pm.. Is it possible to get in Ctc with me? To let me know yur book club guidelines?

    November 11, 2013

    • Ash

      Julieanne.. Am only just finishg my last patient.. It'll be too late an disturbing to arrive after 8.. So will have to catch you next meet.. Unfortunat.. As was looking fwd to it
      Ash

      November 14, 2013

    • Julianne

      No problems. You wouldn't be the only 1.

      November 14, 2013

  • Julianne

    Hi all, we are out on the back room.

    1 · November 14, 2013

  • Andrew S.

    Sorry, I have to bail on this meeting :( Work-related stuff that came up last night. I'll really try to come next time though!

    November 14, 2013

    • Julianne

      Sorry you can't make it. Hope to see you next time.

      November 14, 2013

  • Gen

    Will likely be slightly late, as am going to a gin tasting straight after work tomoz! :)

    1 · November 13, 2013

    • Julianne

      Sounds like fun! See you when you get there

      1 · November 13, 2013

  • Donna

    Spoiler-free review of 'The Long Earth' in the Goodreads group's profile (for the meetup I can't attend) at https://www.goodreads.com/topic/...­
    :)

    November 9, 2013

    • Felicity (.

      Thanks for the review Donna. Too bad you can't make it to the meet up I think the extreme differences in the style of this months books is going to make for a very lively discussion.

      November 11, 2013

    • Julianne

      Thanks Donna. You will be there in spirit!!!!!

      November 11, 2013

  • Tj

    Yesss. Zoo city. Got that as part of a humble bundle. It was an interesting read! I'm not on Goodreads but I would like to recommend the Machine of Death (North, Malki and others), Spin (RC Wilson), Boneshaker (C Priest) and Little Brother by (C Doctorow).

    1 · November 6, 2013

    • Tj

      Thanks Julianne. Re the books, I only have digital copies, again as part of the humble bundle. . sorry..

      November 6, 2013

    • Julianne

      That's ok. We can look up the blurbs about them at the meet-up, or you can tell us why you would recommend them.

      1 · November 6, 2013

  • Donna

    OK, I finished the Long Earth! When can I post a review on it?!! :)

    November 5, 2013

    • Julianne

      Donna, did you want to post a review on good reads, or you can send me a personal message from the meetup group page and I'll pass on your review.

      November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I feel this is interesting & relevant since a Pratchett book was selected:

    "The L-Space Web is a web site dedicated entirely to providing information on all aspects of Terry Pratchett and his work."

    http://www.lspace.org/­

    September 26, 2013

    • Julianne

      Thanks for the link Sho. I hope you enjoyed The Long Earth.

      November 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Book suggestion: The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

    http://www.goodreads.com/book/s...­

    October 16, 2013

  • Donna

    Ooooh - have bought this - may try and read it before the meet and review in comments - unlikely to be able to get to the actual meet :)

    September 19, 2013

    • Julianne

      No problems Donna. We look forward to reading your comments once you've read a book, but no spoilers... In case some people haven't read/finished reading the book. :-)

      1 · September 19, 2013

    • Donna

      Would never do spoilers; am an anti-spoiler fan! :)

      1 · September 19, 2013

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