Are you an avid reader of science fiction, who does a happy dance every time your favorite woman s/f writer publishes a new book? Then this group is for you, whatever your gender. That means men are welcome!! Does your personal library contain books and short stories by Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Bear, Lauren Beukes, Octavia Butler, Nicola Griffith, Elizabeth Hand, Sheri Tepper, James Tiptree (yep, that's a pen name for a woman writer), Karen Travis, Doris Lessing, Liz Williams, Connie Willis, or others? Join this group, which will focus on relatively contemporary female sci-fi writers (c. 1980 to present). We'll meet once a month to discuss one book over dinner. Although I'm based in La Grange, the reading club will meet in different restaurants in the western suburban area, such as Western Springs, Brookfield, Oak Brook, etc. With this meetup, I hope to direct reader attention to a group of science fiction writers who have often received short shrift in this male dominated genre: women sci-fi writers.
I look forward to seeing you at our inaugural meeting. Meeting place will be announced in the near future.