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!

Upcoming events (1)

VIRTUAL Book Club: Providence by Max Barry

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NOTE: This event is now a virtual event, for obvious reasons. To join, go to this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87938660321

She is the ultimate weapon. She once served us. Now she's got her own plans.

Once we approached the aliens in peace... and they annihilated us. Now mankind has developed the ultimate killing machine, the Providence class of spaceship.

With the ships' frightening speed, frightening intelligence and frightening weaponry, it's now the salamanders' turn to be annihilated... in their millions.

The mismatched quartet of Talia, Gilly, Jolene and Anders are the crew on one of these destroyers. But with the ship's computers designed to outperform human decision-making in practically all areas, they are virtual bystanders. The Providence will take them to where the enemy are and she will dictate the strategy in any battle.

The crew's only job role is to publicise their glorious war to a sceptical Earth. Social media and video clips are THEIR weapons in an endless charm offensive. THEIR chief enemy is not the space reptiles but each other, and boredom.

But then everything changes. A message comes from base: the Providence is going into the Violet Zone, where there are no beacons and no communications with Earth. It is the heart of the enemy empire - and now the crew are left to wonder whether this is a mission of ultimate destruction or, more sinisterly, of ultimate self-destruction...

PROVIDENCE is a dazzling, inventive, and thought-provoking new novel from the author of Lexicon

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VIRTUAL Book Club: Whisper Down the Lane by Clay Chapman

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