What we're about

We usually meet at Groundwork Coffee (Pico & Cloverfield, Santa Monica) to discuss excellent science fiction, but we're meeting virtually nowadays. Sometimes, to give members more reading time, we'll meet to discuss a movie or TV show in between books.

[Since we're limited to 50 MeetUp members, we periodically remove people who haven't attended meetings to let new members in. Feel free to add yourself back to the group if you think you'll come to a meeting in the future and/or join us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/groups/613093666108417/) and GoodReads (www.goodreads.com/group/show/1000346-epic-sci-fi-book-club) where there are no member limits.]

Upcoming events (2)

Redshirts

Online event

Summary: Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship’s Xenobiology laboratory.
Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the fact that:
(1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces
(2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations
(3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.
Not surprisingly, a great deal of energy below decks is expended on avoiding, at all costs, being assigned to an Away Mission. Then Andrew stumbles on information that completely transforms his and his colleagues’ understanding of what the starship Intrepid really is…and offers them a crazy, high-risk chance to save their own lives.

Meeting: Join the Discord server (https://discord.gg/aBDuk4rvaR) and go to the voice channel at the time of the meeting.
Message Marize if you need any help figuring it out.

Foundation (book 1 & TV S1)

Online event

We'll be discussing the 1st book in the trilogy AND the first season of the AppleTV+ show.

Book Summary: For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future—to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save humankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire—both scientists and scholars—and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for future generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation.

Meeting: Join the Discord server (https://discord.gg/aBDuk4rvaR) and go to the voice channel at the time of the meeting.
Message Marize if you need any help figuring it out.

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Project Hail Mary

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