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Meetings are held in the West Chester area, with frequent diversions from the borough into neighboring environs (including Media, Downingtown, and Exton). Please take a look at the list of past events to see if our selections are up your alley. Or if you have a sci-fi or fantasy title you'd like to recommend for the group, let us know! All monthly titles are chosen via member poll or group consensus during the meetings themselves.

Meetings begin at 7pm, and dissolve between 9 and 9:30 - or whenever we finish talking about the book and related (or unrelated) topics over dinner and drinks. The mood is always casual and welcoming.

We hope you'll join us!

Upcoming events (3)

Interesting Readings - July Fantasy - A Game of Thrones (Martin)

Victory Brewing Company Downingtown

$1.00

Interesting Readings: a book club for the best in sci-fi, from quirky classics to fresh indie! Monthly meetings are held in the West Chester area. Our July Fantasy book will be George R. R. Martin's A GAME OF THRONES. https://www.amazon.com/Game-Thrones-Song-Fire-Book/dp/0553381687/ Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms. Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys. * Note: your $1 contribution helps offset Meetup.com group fees. Thank you for your understanding!

Interesting Readings - August - Watchmen (Moore)

P.J. Whelihan's Pub + Restaurant [Newtown Square]

$1.00

Interesting Readings: a book club for the best in sci-fi, from quirky classics to fresh indie! Monthly meetings are held in the West Chester area. It's time for our annual trip into the world of graphic novels! Our August selection will be Alan Moore's WATCHMEN. https://www.amazon.com/Watchmen-Alan-Moore/dp/1401245250/ A new TV series based on Watchmen will debut on HBO in 2019 by the creator of Lost, Damon Lindelof A murder mystery-turned-nationwide conspiracy, WATCHMEN examines the lives of the eponymous superhero team as they seem to decay alongside the ever-darkening America around them. Rorschach, Nite Owl, the Silk Spectre, Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias reunite to investigate who’s behind a teammate’s murder, but find that the truth may be even more grim than the world they seek to protect. One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial bestseller, WATCHMEN is considered a gateway title to the entire graphic storytelling medium. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ seminal story is the benchmark against which all other graphic novels and comic books are judged with an incredible story that chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. * Note: your $1 contribution helps offset Meetup.com group fees. Thank you for your understanding!

Interesting Readings - August Fantasy - I Kill Giants (Kelly)

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

$1.00

Interesting Readings: a book club for the best in sci-fi, from quirky classics to fresh indie! Monthly meetings are held in the West Chester area. It's time for our annual trip into the world of graphic novels! Our August fantasy selection will be Joe Kelly's I KILL GIANTS. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1607069857/ Barbara Thorson, a girl battling monsters both real and imagined, kicks butt, takes names, and faces her greatest fear in this bittersweet, coming-of-age story called "Best Indy Book of 2008" by IGN. * Note: your $1 contribution helps offset Meetup.com group fees. Thank you for your understanding!

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