The Aberdeen Science Fiction Book Club meets on the second Thursday of every month in central Aberdeen. We want to be an inclusive group, and we welcome women and men of all ages and backgrounds who want to share their interest in Science-Fiction writing, or who simply want to learn more about SF.
What we do:
Every month we will read the book from the reading list, set in advance by your un-democratically chosen Leaders, then meet up over drinks to give everybody their moment to say what they felt about what we just read - what you liked, what you didn't like, or just what made you laugh or cry. We also have sporadic cinema nights on those blessed occasions that an SF movie receives a general cinema release! In a rare concession to that unreliable friend democracy, movie nights will be announced by email and then arranged to suit the majority of those who are interested.
What we read:
We try to avoid the so-called 'classics' and multi-part series from month to month so that we can try something different every time. Everything from Alternative Histories and new fiction with SF themes to Hard Science Fiction and Space Opera is fair game. We are always open to suggestion, so please just message one of the organisers and we'll add your suggestions to the growing list!
Membership and attendance:
It is free to join the Aberdeen Science Fiction Book Club. However, to give everyone a chance to join the discussion, we will try to limit each meet up to around 15 people should there be a high demand.
This novel has been suggested many times by a few people. I don't know if it falls into "classics" territory, I might be too young to judge even :)
The Sun is about to go Nova. Earth and Moon have ceased their axial rotation and present one face continuously to the sun. The bright side of Earth is covered with carnivorous forest. This is the Age of vegetables. Gren and his lady - not to mention the tummybelly men - journey to the even more terrifying Dark side. One of Aldiss' most famous and long-enduring novels, fast moving, packed with brilliant imagery.
This book may change. Currently it's very hard to find, and doesn't have e-Book or Audiobook rights in the UK. If it's still not generally available I will change it, but it sounds like a very good end to the Questioning Reality series for now.