What we're about
This group is temporarily open again to new members. Please be willing to travel to meet us in real life in West Orange. We generally meet on the last Friday of each month. Those who haven't made a real life connection to the group after a year of membership will be removed from the group. (This doesn't apply to folks who have met with us.) The group is kept to a manageable size because we cultivate real community. It's difficult to find a place to meet and have a good conversation when we're too large.
Join a journey of discovery, escape, and pleasure - alien planets, swords, sorcery, spaceships, paranormal powers, adventure, multiple realities, monsters, spirits, human becoming, alternative histories and futures, robots, social experiments, time travel, and other cool stuff. Let's enjoy the best of the genre. The group began by reading novels that won both Hugo & Nebula awards. After about 6 months we began alternating reading novels that won both Hugo and Nebula Awards with books picked by members that won either the Hugo or Nebula award. We continued in this manner until we ran out of dual winners, pausing to read Hugo nominees during our 3rd summer. On our fourth anniversary we decided to add Arthur C. Clark award winners to our booklist. (For a list of what we've read already please see the google doc at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NhE... (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NhEKzQ6cMDznXN1UfL3jxyPy_w-zWMwQH9-Ss_qTcWw/edit#gid=690196918).) We meet each month, generally on the last Friday in the West Orange/Montclair area. We're a diverse group of interesting, smart, creative folk.