Interested in reading a book that won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards? Some of these the group has all ready read so let's try and read books that will be new to the group or at least that have not been read recently by the group.
For December we will read Gateway by Frederik Pohl.
"Gateway is a 1977 science fiction novel by American writer Frederik Pohl. It is the opening novel in the Heechee saga; several sequels followed. Gateway won the 1978 Hugo Award for Best Novel, the 1978 Locus Award for Best Novel, the 1977 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and the 1978 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. The novel was adapted into a computer game in 1992.
Gateway is a space station built into a hollow asteroid constructed by the Heechee, a long-vanished alien race. Humans have had limited success understanding Heechee technology found there and elsewhere in the solar system. The Gateway Corporation administers the asteroid on behalf of the governments of the United States, the Soviet Union, New People's Asia, the Venusian Confederation, and the United States of Brazil.
There are nearly a thousand small, abandoned starships at Gateway. By extremely dangerous trial and error, humans learn how to operate the ships. The controls for selecting a destination have been identified, but nobody knows where a particular setting will take the ship or how long the trip will last;..."
Let's meet at Boulder Beer, http://boulderbeer.com/pub/. They just did a remodel and changed their menu. As you walk in the door we will be in the room to your immediate right. Reservation is under "Bonnie". Happy Hour goes until 6:30, so I have changed the meeting time to then so that people can show up a few minutes early in order to save a little. No worries if you can't make it until 6:45, we will be there.