What we’re about
Want to keep in touch with the most interesting work in contemporary genre fiction? Wanna hang out in bars and talk about spaceships? Want to read books with other speculative fiction fans? Then this is the group for you!
The Genre Book Club is a monthly Meet-Up where we get together and discuss the vast world(s) of speculative fiction. The aim is provide a friendly, comfortable atmosphere (no bullies or creepers allowed) where popular fiction fans can hang out, meet fellow devotees, and geek out over a shared love of imaginative storytelling.
The world of genre fiction is going into exciting territory, and part of the group's goal is to keep members abreast of what's happening out there. Readings will be selected by the group and will be mostly modern or recent releases drawn from Hugo, Nebula, Stoker and other author guild award winners, Io9.com's book club selections, the "Recommended Reads" list of Borderlands Book Store, and other sources.
Genre fiction is best shared in good company. If you love books and have a big imagination, come check us out!
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- LIVE EVENT A Memory Called Empire by Arkady MartineBrookfield Place, New York, NY
WE ARE MEETING IN THE SECOND FLOOR OF BROOKFIELD PLACE AT THE TABLES TO THE LEFT OF "CLEAN MARKET"
Winner of the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Novel
A Locus, and Nebula Award nominee for 2019
A Best Book of 2019: Library Journal, Polygon, Den of Geek
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A Guardian Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Book of 2019 and “Not the Booker Prize” Nominee
A Goodreads Biggest SFF Book of 2019 and Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee
"A Memory Called Empire perfectly balances action and intrigue with matters of empire and identity. All around brilliant space opera, I absolutely love it."—Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice
Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining Station, has died. But no one will admit that his death wasn't an accident—or that Mahit might be next to die, during a time of political instability in the highest echelons of the imperial court.
Now, Mahit must discover who is behind the murder, rescue herself, and save her Station from Teixcalaan's unceasing expansion—all while navigating an alien culture that is all too seductive, engaging in intrigues of her own, and hiding a deadly technological secret—one that might spell the end of her Station and her way of life—or rescue it from annihilation.
A fascinating space opera debut novel, Arkady Martine's A Memory Called Empire is an interstellar mystery adventure.
"The most thrilling ride ever. This book has everything I love."—Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky
And coming soon, the brilliant sequel, A Desolation Called Peace!