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.
Now that Covid has upended our lives, until further notice, I’ll organize Zoom Meetups.
There are no costs involved in the Zoom meetings. When we gather as a group, I will ask you for a small membership fee (undecided) to offset the cost of renting rooms and related costs.