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 (https://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 (https://www.meetup.com/filmgroup), Western MA Star Trek Fans (http://www.facebook.com/groups/4startrek), and Pioneer Valley Geeks & Gamers (https://www.meetup.com/pioneer-valley-geeks). We are also on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/4SciFi (http://www.facebook.com/4scifi)

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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.

Upcoming events (1)

Woman on the Edge of Time book discussion

Friends of Forbes Community Room at Forbes Library

For our June book discussion we'll be Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy. We'll meet to talk about it at 6:30 pm on Thursday, June 22nd, 2023 at the Community Room of the Forbes Library in Northampton.

NOTE: This will be a hybrid event. We'll be meeting in person at the Forbes Library in Northampton, or participants will have the option to attend virtually using the library's OWL conferencing system.

CLICK HERE (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Tk6DP3rALVtWmHyJ9f5TXJ9cgXf_bQphyOYo0bBNUbQ/edit?usp=drivesdk) for a list of what we'll be reading for the book group through 2023.

Synopsis: Hailed as a classic of speculative fiction, Marge Piercy’s landmark novel is a transformative vision of two futures—and what it takes to will one or the other into reality. Harrowing and prescient, Woman on the Edge of Time speaks to a new generation on whom these choices weigh more heavily than ever before.

After being unjustly committed to a mental institution, Connie Ramos is contacted by an envoy from the year 2137, who shows her a utopian future of sexual and racial equality and environmental harmony.

But Connie also bears witness to another potential outcome: a dystopian society of grotesque exploitation. One will become our world. And Connie herself may strike the decisive blow...

Author bio: Marge Piercy has written seventeen novels including the New York Times bestseller Gone to Soldiers, the national bestsellers Braided Lives and The Longings of Women, and the classic Woman on the Edge of Time, as well as He, She and It and Sex Wars; nineteen volumes of poetry including The Hunger Moon: New and Selected Poems 1980–2010, The Crooked Inheritance, and Made in Detroit; and the critically acclaimed memoir Sleeping with Cats. Born in center city Detroit, educated at the University of Michigan and Northwestern, and the recipient of four honorary doctorates, Piercy is active in antiwar, feminist, and environmental causes.


There is a limit of 12 attendees for this event, to make sure everyone has a chance to participate in the discussion.

If you've RSVP'd 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/).

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Past events (271)

Earth Abides book discussion

Friends of Forbes Community Room at Forbes Library

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