Past Meetup

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Hosted by Classic Sci-Fi Book Group

Public group

This Meetup is past

9 people went

Price: $1.00 /per person

Bourgeois Pig Cafe

738 W Fullerton Ave · Chicago, IL

How to find us

There are two doors to the cafe -- enter in the right one. We meet on the second floor.

Location image of event venue


This month's selection is the Hugo-award winning, alternative history classic, "The Man in the High Castle" by Philip K. Dick. Word is that Syfy is working on an adaptation of the novel for a TV movie. Let's hope it's filled with Sharknados.

Plot summary (from Published in 1962, "The Man in the High Castle" is about an America where slavery is once again legal and the few surviving Jews hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan.

Our location: Bourgeois Pig is a cafe located a couple blocks east of the Fullerton Red Line stop. Street parking may be difficult, but I believe there are pay lots in the area. We will be on the second floor of the cafe. I'll send attendees my cell number before we meet in case you can't find us. Discussion start time is 7p. The 6:45p posted start time allows folks to order food/drinks before the discussion.

Future book selection ideas are welcome. Criteria for books: has a science fiction theme, is 20+ years old, and under 500 pages (for us busy, slower readers).

Please be respectful of the group and your humble organizer by keeping RSVPs up-to-date. No-shows are no fun, so please don't be one, if you can help it. Two no-shows will have you removed from the group.