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All Group Reviews

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Always a fun evening. Even if you don't end up liking the book, the discussion is well-led and interesting. A great mix of sci fi uber fans and more casual readers. If you're thinking about coming to a meetup, but you're nervous, this group is a great place to start – very welcoming and open to new members. 

    on Jan 24, 2017.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Friendly and welcoming group, I really enjoyed the company and the discussion. Happy to have found a place to indulge one of my passions, science-fiction, and to meet a bunch of similarly minded people! 

    on Jan 23, 2017.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     What fun these groups are! Smart, opinionated conversation, always in convenient central London locations. Lots of frank exchanges of view, while still being inclusive for less outgoing types. The best bit, though, is the breadth and depth of the programming. I've been able to discuss old favourites and discover new titles. This group is a real gem. 

    on Jan 23, 2017.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     I had a great time at the last SF Book Club - a great mix of people all with really interesting views about the book, and a great place to indulge my sci-fi nerdery. Everyone was really friendly and welcoming, accommodating to those who wanted to listen as much as those who wanted to share their views and speak, and people were respectful and reflective of others viewpoints. As soon as I can bag myself another space (!) I'm there! 

    on Jan 20, 2017.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     The crowd at SF Book Club are friendly and thoughtful, with lots of interesting deviations from the book. Looking forward to the next one. 

    on Jan 20, 2017.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     I had been looking for a simple and friendly way to discuss SF literature and found it in the London SF Book Club. There is no fuss, no pretension, no preparation required (other than reading the book), no ongoing commitments (books are covered in a single session) and the group is welcoming, friendly and fun. No matter who you are, how much you like to talk or prefer to just listen, whether you agree with the others' views or don't, there's a place for you here. The mix of people changes each time so you'll see a few familiar faces and a few new ones every session, which keeps it fresh and and also easy for newbies. And on top of all this I'm reading and (mostly) enjoying books and authors I've never heard of, despite thinking of myself as reasonably well-read in SF. A brilliant way to spend a Monday evening every month or so. And the centrally located pub we meet in is nice too (drinking is optional but the beer's good). 

    on Sep 1, 2016.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     No matter whether you are a shy introvert or one of those other people that supposedly exist as well, whether you loved or hated the book in question, whether you even finished reading it or not -- you are going to have a great evening with a bunch of friendly, welcoming people who are passionate about science fiction and books in general. Discussion ranges from structured to free-flowing, and after a couple of pints you might just find yourself in the middle of a conversation about a delightful alternative history where George Lucas was not allowed to make Episodes I-III. So join us, we have crisps! 

    on Aug 23, 2016.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Good to see folks again. Hope to be a regular at meetings again soon. 

    on Jul 13, 2016.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Good choice of books. Well organised. 

    on Apr 16, 2016.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     ace 

    on Dec 18, 2015.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Double Pluss Muck Muck :) 

    on Mar 12, 2015.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Had a great time. Thanks everybody! I'll definitely come to another meeting soon. 

    on Mar 10, 2015.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     I have been coming to meetings of the Science Fiction Book Club since May 2014. I enjoy the opportunity each meeting allows to discuss the books with a group of friendly people with their own take on each book. I think it doesn't matter whether you actually like the book as long as you make every effort to read it before the meeting. The range of books is broad and I have definitely read books I would not have picked up otherwise because of the group. We meet in a pub after work, which allows people to eat and drink if they have to. The discussions are well chaired and, after the initial round table,fairly free-ranging. I have come to appreciate the breadth and variety of science fiction because of the discussions and read around books recommended by other attendees. I would recommend this group to anyone who wants the excuse to read some thought provoking books and talk to other people about them. 

    on Feb 9, 2015.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Brilliant! This is an important feature of London life for people who are interested in science fiction. It serves the community on so many levels and provides a level of intellectual engagement and understanding in a structured but also free-flowing and friendly process. I look forward to many more meetups; what I also enjoy is the spontaneity and evolving aspect, it's not only a book club but so many other things (with a strong filtering process to make sure that its always at the very highest quality). 

    on Dec 8, 2014.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     great, I'm looking forward to the next meeting. 

    on Nov 20, 2014.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     A most enjoyable meeting - thanks for organising Gerard. Long live Emily Woolf! 

    on Sep 9, 2014.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     It was a great evening. The meeting place was central and easy to find, everybody was on time and very friendly and, most importantly, it was all about sharing views on the book. 

    on Sep 9, 2014.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     I really enjoyed myself. Everyone in the group was welcoming and friendly, and the discussion was lively and stimulating. Everyone had the chance to voice their opinions about the book without interruption. I was a bit shy at first, but I soon felt welcome enough to contribute and I ended up having a lot of fun. Overall, the whole night was run very effectively by the Glorious Leader and I can't wait till the next meetup! 

    on Jun 25, 2013.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Couldn't have hoped for a nicer group of people, felt right at home on my first time out. Thank you for a lovely evening! 

    on May 29, 2013.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     It's always a relief to meet people with similar tastes - although that's not to say there's generally uniformity of opinion on the books! But it's a very nice group of people, with a decent variety of books. 

    on Jun 5, 2014.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Only been to an Orange Wednesday night so far with the Scifi book club, but if it's anthing like the Fantasy book club it's sister to there's a good range of books, a really interesting, diverse group of people and the meetings delve into the books, themes, characters, backgrounds, themes with a great discussion (occasionally debate) between everyone. And that's without mentioning our Glorious Leader. Who directs us to better lives and makes glorious cake, I'm told. 

    on Mar 11, 2014.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Sounds like a great idea, a friend of mine really enjoys it so one day I'll have to make it along. 

    on Mar 6, 2014.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Fab people! Great books! Lots of fun! 

    on Nov 26, 2013.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Love it! 

    on Sep 24, 2013.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Every meeting has been great so far, even the ones where I didn't like the book in question! Although there are some classics on the reading list I've already read several books which I wouldn't have otherwise. 

    on Aug 28, 2013.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     I've been to three or four book club meetings now, and have thoroughly enjoyed them. It has been a great excuse to get acquainted with some excellent sci-fi and I've met some cool and friendly people, too. 

    on Aug 25, 2013.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Attending my first Science Fiction Book Club I discovered a welcome blast of future fiction fun and lively discussion that reminded me of why I fell in love with SF&F in the first place. I can only agree with the reviews below about how welcoming the group is both to people and points of view, and a special tip of the hat to the group's Glorious Leader for bringing such a delightful mix of genre geeks, friendly fans and scruffy-looking nerf-herders together. Long may Science Fiction Book Club rule the universe Tom Hunter Director of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 

    on Aug 13, 2013.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     I'm enjoying it. 

    on Jul 9, 2013.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Excellent book choices, really interesting discussions, very well organised and great people. 100% awesome! 

    on Jun 25, 2013.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Interesting discussion and a good venue! 

    on Jun 25, 2013.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     This was my first meet and I thought it was a friendly group of people in which everyone is encouraged to participate and everyone seems to be heard. Gerard does a good job of facilitating. 

    on Jun 24, 2013.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Looking forward to the next meeting. Really interesting discussion, and some useful suggestions for my list of books to read! 

    on Jun 12, 2013.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     I've been to two meetings now as well as the new members night and everyone was really friendly. The discussion was intelligent and forthright and everyone gets a chance to say what they think. Looking forward to going to many more meetings in the future! 

    on May 15, 2013.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Brilliant time. The regulars are a fantastic, lively, knowledgeable lot who made me feel so welcome I immediately went online and booked in for another one. Talk was a mix of intelligent discussion and general humour, whether you like the book or not, these nights are great fun. Definitely looking forward to the next one. 

    on May 11, 2013.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Everyone is really friendly and welcoming, and it's great to hear different points of view and talk with people who are interested in Sci-fi. Henry's Bar Cafe is also a really good venue! 

    on May 7, 2013.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Good first session - looking forward to more! 

    on Apr 23, 2013.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Good exchange 

    on Apr 23, 2013.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     A super fun and lively group of people - I've really enjoyed myself every time I've been and look forward to going to many more meetups. 

    on Mar 12, 2013.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Great meet-up and super great group. Very much looking forward to next month. 

    on Mar 6, 2013.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     My first visit to the club was enjoyable and I will definitely be back for more 

    on Feb 26, 2013.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     A fantastic group to be a part of. Every time I have ever gone to a meeting, there has been an intelligent and thoughtful discussion. The book choices are astronomical (no pun intended!). I look forward to each new meeting, with this great group of people. 

    on Dec 13, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     GREAT! Nice people, great discussion, lots of fun 

    on Dec 12, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Yesterday was my first meeting and I had a really good time. The discussion of the novel was thorough and there was some good, thought provoking opinions to be shared. It was also a friendly and easy atmosphere to relax into, especially for me as I am new in the group. Cheers everyone :-) 

    on Oct 30, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     I had a buh-loody great time at my first meeting, lovely people, very funny but smart conversations and what an amazing book. Will definitely return. 

    on Oct 30, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Great 

    on Oct 29, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Good evening, great time, grreat talk and friendly atmosphere 

    on Oct 9, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     An excellent evening. Interesting group of people with a wide range of views - a very lively and sometimes heated debate of the book extending at times to wider issues inspired by the discussion. Well structured meeting, Gerard did a good job keeping it all on track and in good humour. Liked the venue too - a fragment of Old London in the shadow of the Shard... 

    on Oct 9, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Very amazing. Will make it when I can. 

    on Oct 4, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     great! would go to the next one about GRASS but its sold out . Sad face 

    on Sep 26, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Really great bunch of people, friendly and welcoming. Will be back. 

    on Sep 25, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     A lovely and welcoming group. Gerard is a patient and focused organiser who is able to facilitate interesting discussion yet maintain a lively and fun atmosphere. 

    on Sep 25, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     My first meeting - had a great time and will definitely be back! 

    on Sep 10, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Very enjoyable first meetup ten days ago. I look forward to attending when possible. 

    on Sep 6, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     A really enjoyable evening. Lots of interesting thoughts from a well informed and friendly crowd of people. 

    on Aug 1, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     I loved this group straight away. People are interested and prepared to respect different opinions which makes for a really good conversation. Everyone gets a chance to speak but it flows easily too. 

    on Jul 10, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Looks like a *cool* group. Sadly I can't often make Monday's due to work but the organizer was super friendly and even recommended other groups, so not precious at all. I will try to get along. 

    on Jun 18, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     A great bunch of people, meetings held in an excellent location - creepy bunny picture aside - and, so far at least, a really good reading list. The extracurricular events to date have also been pretty brilliant. There's also the small matter of the Glorio.......ALL POWER TO THE GLORIOUS LEADER®. 

    on May 16, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Just went to my first meeting. I had a great time and was so impressed! This group is hardcore - wow - I was amazed with all the new stuff that was pointed out to me that I had missed reading the book on my own! True sci fi geeks...in a good way! :D Nice people, and it was at my favorite local pub which helped. :) 

    on May 1, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     A lovely group of people - I really enjoyed the discussion. 

    on Apr 10, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Interesting discussion with friendly and intelligent people who share a passion for literature. Leader did a Glorious job of making sure everyone had a chance to discuss their views and ideas. 

    on Mar 22, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Chilled brilliance. The company is relaxed and welcoming, the discussions illuminating, and the host is mighty skilled at bringing both together. 

    on Mar 21, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     My first meeting - looking forward to coming to a book meet! 

    on Feb 23, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     This was my first meeting and I hope to come to more 

    on Feb 23, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     made of win 

    on Jan 31, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Your Glorious Leader ® & this group are F.A.B. but mostly Your Glorious Leader ® ;-) 

    on Jan 2, 2012.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Great first meeting, very welcoming crowd and lots of intelligent discussion 

    on Dec 14, 2011.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     a very happy accident for me. i wasnt even looking for it but now that i found it i know i missed it. cool diverse people who will always have at least 2 things in common : having read the book and a passion for sci fi. im afraid you will be seeing more of me on a regular basis guys! thank you! 

    on Oct 25, 2011.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Getting to read some great books that i'd have likely never discovered otherwise and then have some really interesting discussions with a surprisingly diverse group of people afterwards? what could be better! Excellent group, very friendly and relaxed atmosphere, and i'd highly reccommend it to any lover of Sci-Fi who's looking to expand their literary horizons! 

    on Dec 13, 2011.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Excellent fun! Read several books I'd never have come across any other way, and met and chatted with lots of interesting people. Fantastic stuff! 

    on Dec 1, 2011.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     I've been meaning to join a book club for years and I'm really pleased I've found this one. The night was very well organised yet relaxed and lots of fun too. 

    on Nov 30, 2011.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     It's great! The reading list has only quality SF and has introduced me to some good authors - very helpful when choosing from the reams of crowd-pleasing pulp SF that is out there. The group is really friendly, and has a good mix of regulars & new faces so you always feel welcome. The glorious leader mediates well, ensuring that all are heard and that the discussion doesn't get too sidetracked. Plus it's held in a pub which always keeps me happy. 

    on Oct 27, 2011.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Always good fun and worth meeting up with, people from a lot of different backgrounds and opinions come together to be nerdy. Great stuff 

    on Oct 27, 2011.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     One of the best groups and meetups I have attended. The dynamic of the group was excellent. Moderation of the flow of the discussion by the glorious leader was just right. 

    on Oct 26, 2011.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     very good, impressively organized and fun... 

    on Jun 5, 2011.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Good mix of people from various horizons; can't comment much as I had to sneak out halfway through... 

    on Sep 27, 2011.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Great group of people. Very welcoming and friendly. 

    on Dec 14, 2010.

  • The Science Fiction Book Club

     Thumbs up! 

    on Oct 19, 2010.

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