What we're about

We meet to watch and discuss our favorite sci-fi TV programs, film, and go to conventions and other events. We also have a sci-fi book club (http://www.meetup.com/4scifi/pages/Sci-fi_book_discussion_group_reading_schedule) which meets approximately every other month in Northampton.

Our sister groups are Dr. Who Club of Western MA (http://www.DrWhoClub.com), Western MA Movie Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/filmgroup), Western MA Star Trek Fans (http://www.facebook.com/groups/4startrek), and Pioneer Valley Geeks & Gamers (http://www.meetup.com/pioneer-valley-geeks). We are also on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/4SciFi (http://www.facebook.com/4scifi)

This group is about meeting people and creating community. Please include a picture of you in your profile and your full name.

If you respond that you are going to an event but can't come, please change your RSVP to no as soon as possible. New members who no show to the first event they RSVPd to will be removed right away. Generally two no shows (ie: you have RSVPd yes but don't show up) is enough to be removed from the group. Late or frequent cancellations are about half as bad.

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Parable of the Sower book discussion + dinner

For our June book discussion we'll be reading Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler, and we'll meet to talk about it on Thursday, June 27. CLICK HERE ( http://www.meetup.com/4scifi/pages/Sci-fi_book_discussion_group_reading_schedule/ ) for a list of all the books we'll be reading in 2019! Synopsis: When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s, California becomes full of dangers, from pervasive water shortage to masses of vagabonds who will do anything to live to see another day. Fifteen-year-old Lauren Olamina lives inside a gated community with her preacher father, family, and neighbors, sheltered from the surrounding anarchy. In a society where any vulnerability is a risk, she suffers from hyperempathy, a debilitating sensitivity to others' emotions. Precocious and clear-eyed, Lauren must make her voice heard in order to protect her loved ones from the imminent disasters her small community stubbornly ignores. But what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: the birth of a new faith . . . and a startling vision of human destiny. Author bio: OCTAVIA E. BUTLER was a renowned African-American writer who received a MacArthur "Genius" Grant and PEN West Lifetime Achievement Award for her body of work. She was the author of several award-winning novels including Parable of the Talents, which won the Nebula for Best Novel. Acclaimed for her lean prose, strong protagonists, and social observations in stories that range from the distant past to the far future, sales of her books have increased enormously since her death as the issues she addressed in her Afrofuturistic, feminist novels and short fiction have only become more relevant. She passed away on February 24, 2006. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ We will be meeting at Packard's, which is located at 14 Masonic St in Northampton, in the Library Room. Just go past the bar into the restaurant area and head to your right; if you don't find it easily, just ask any of the staff for the Library Room. This room is free to reserve and is a great location for discussion. It is expected that those attending will order a meal. There is a limit of 12 attendees for this event, to make sure everyone has a chance to participate in the discussion. Please RSVP before it fills up! If you have RSVPd but something has come up, please update your RSVP so someone else will have a chance. If you have suggestions for future discussion group selections you can send me suggestions by contacting me here (http://www.meetup.com/4scifi/members/54187482/). Follow us on Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/4SciFi.

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