• On the Silver Globe

    Amherst Cinema

    "A jaw-dropping and necessary restoration... one of the greatest science and moral fiction movies ever made." Scout Tafoya, RogerEbert.com . We'll meet in the lobby at at 9:15 and sit together. Screening starts at 9:45 and duration is 166 minutes. Polish with subtitles. More details at https://amherstcinema.org/films-and-events/silver-globe

  • Discovery Season 2 ep 13-14 (both episodes of the 2-part finale) + Potluck

    We'll watch more episodes. Please bring food or drink. If you can't bring anything please pay $5 to defray food expense. If you can, please chip in a few bucks to help defray cost of CBS online subscription.

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  • Cinco de Mayo Discovery Season 2 ep 10-12 + Taco Potluck

    We'll watch more episodes. This is a taco potluck. Please post what items you will be bringing such as taco filling. I will buy the shells. If you can't bring anything please pay $5 to defray food expense. If you can, please chip in a few bucks to help defray cost of CBS online subscription.

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  • Infomocracy book discussion + dinner

    Packards

    For our April book discussion we'll be reading Infomocracy by Malka Older, and we'll meet to talk about it on Thursday, April 25. 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: It's been twenty years and two election cycles since Information, a powerful search engine monopoly, pioneered the switch from warring nation-states to global micro-democracy. The corporate coalition party Heritage has won the last two elections. With another election on the horizon, the Supermajority is in tight contention, and everything's on the line. With power comes corruption. For Ken, this is his chance to do right by the idealistic Policy1st party and get a steady job in the big leagues. For Domaine, the election represents another staging ground in his ongoing struggle against the pax democratica. For Mishima, a dangerous Information operative, the whole situation is a puzzle: how do you keep the wheels running on the biggest political experiment of all time, when so many have so much to gain? Infomocracy is Malka Older's debut novel. PRAISE FOR INFOMOCRACY “A fast-paced, post-cyberpunk political thriller... If you always wanted to put The West Wing in a particle accelerator with Snow Crash to see what would happen, read this book.” ―Max Gladstone, author of Last First Snow "Smart, ambitious, bursting with provocative extrapolations, Infomocracy is the big-data-big-ideas-techno-analytical-microdemoglobal-post-everything political thriller we've been waiting for." ―Ken Liu, author of The Grace of Kings "In the mid-21st century, your biggest threat isn’t Artificial Intelligence―it’s other people. Yet the passionate, partisan, political and ultimately fallible men and women fighting for their beliefs are also Infomocracy’s greatest hope. An inspiring book about what we frail humans could still achieve, if we learn to work together." ―Karl Schroeder, author of Lockstep and the Virga saga ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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.

  • Discovery Season 2 and potluck

    8 Bixby Ct

    We'll watch more episodes. Please come on time so we can see two episodes in addition to the potluck. Please bring an item of food or drink to share. Sugar free and gluten free if possible or $5 to defray food expense. If you can, please chip in a few bucks to help defray cost of CBS online subscription.

  • Discovery Season 2 and potluck

    8 Bixby Ct

    We'll watch more episodes. We're approximately on episode 6 but will double-check when we convene. Please come on time so we can see two episodes in addition to the potluck. Please bring an item of food or drink to share. Sugar free and gluten free if possible or $5 to defray food expense. If you can, please chip in a few bucks to help defray cost of CBS online subscription.

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  • Discovery Season 2 and potluck

    8 Bixby Ct

    We'll watch episode 4,5, and maybe 6 as well. Please come on time so we can see more episodes in addition to the potluck. Please bring an item of food or drink to share. Sugar free and gluten free if possible or $5 to defray food expense. If you can, please chip in a few bucks to help defray cost of CBS online subscription.

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  • The Left Hand of Darkness book discussion + dinner

    For our first 2019 book discussion we'll be reading The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin, and we'll meet to talk about it on Thursday, February 28. (NOTE: Goodreads lists this as #4 in a series, but it works as a standalone novel and can be read without having read any of the other books in the series.) 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: A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can choose -and change - their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the completely dissimilar culture that he encounters. Embracing the aspects of psychology, society, and human emotion on an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of intellectual science fiction. About the author: Ursula K. Le Guin published twenty-two novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received many awards: Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, PEN-Malamud, etc. Her recent publications include the novel Lavinia, an essay collection, Cheek by Jowl, and The Wild Girls. She lived in Portland, Oregon. She was known for her treatment of gender (The Left Hand of Darkness, The Matter of Seggri), political systems (The Telling, The Dispossessed) and difference/otherness in any other form. Her interest in non-Western philosophies was reflected in works such as 'Solitude' and 'The Telling' but even more interesting are her imagined societies, often mixing traits extracted from her profound knowledge of anthropology acquired from growing up with her father, the famous anthropologist, Alfred Kroeber. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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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  • Discovery Season 2 and potluck

    8 Bixby Ct

    We'll start with episode 2. Please come on time because we'll try to squeeze in a few episodes and potluck. Please bring an item of food or drink to share. Sugar free and gluten free if possible or $5 to defray food expense. If you can, please chip in a few bucks to help defray cost of CBS online subscription.

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  • Discovery Season 2 and potluck

    8 Bixby Ct

    We'll meet from 4pm to 6pm. Please come on time because we'll try to squeeze in a few episodes and potluck. Please bring an item of food or drink to share. If you can, please chip in a few bucks to help defray cost of CBS online subscription. After this some of us will head to Greenfield for Nintendo meetup and you are welcome to join us for that as well, if you wish.

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