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Sorry, this group is now closed to new members. Please try again another time. We open for membership for short time periods once or twice a year. 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.

Upcoming events (3)

June Read, Meet & Eat

Sea's House

We're pairing a novella and novelette this month to make way for a longer read next month. Please read Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire, winner of the 2017 Hugo Award & 2016 Nebula Awards for best novella. Please read also Bloodchild, by Octavia Butler, winner of the 1984 Nebula Award and the 1985 Hugo Awards for best novelette. The latter is available as PDF here: http://boblyman.net/englt392/texts/bloodchild.pdf. $5 donation requested. Stay tuned for food order info. (Any requests? Message me in advance.)

July Read, Meet & Eat

Sea's House

Start this one early. It's a long one. Please read Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson, winner of the 2004 Arthur C. Clarke award. $5 donation requested. Stay tuned for food order info. (Any requests? Message me in advance.)

August Read, Meet & Eat

Sea's House

$5.00

Please read Synners by Pat Cadigan, the 1992 winner of the Arthur C. Clark award for best novel. $5 donation requested. Stay tuned for food order info. (Any requests? Message me in advance.)

Past events (64)

May Read, Meet & Eat

Sea's House

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