What we're about

Alright fellow nerds, let's get together to share our love of awesome scifi, fantasy and adventure novels!

How it works:

We're a pretty casual and diverse group who gets together on the 3rd Tuesday of every month for a fun and interesting discussion on the month's book selection. Some of us get there a little early to grab a bite to eat and socialize a little beforehand - it's okay if you skip this and arrive on time!

It is not required to finish the book (but be prepared for spoilers if you don't!) All that we ask is for you join us for a good time and treat everyone with respect.

Please note that if you are an author, you are more than welcome to join us but we do ask that you refrain from self-promotion.

We don't have any sort of formal discussion questions or structure and instead, we let the conversation flow naturally. Our discussions typically last around an hour and a half and then we will use the last half hour to come up with suggestions for our next book selection poll.

We select our books 2 months in advance and after suggestions have been made, we use an online poll to vote on our selections.

Upcoming events (3)

February Gathering: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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Come join us to discuss our February selection, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams! Here is a short synopsis of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy from Goodreads: "Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor. Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide ("A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have") and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox—the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod's girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years." www.goodreads.com/book/show/386162.The_Hitchhiker_s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy As usual, our evening will include a discussion of the current selection as well as suggestions for our next book choice! If you couldn't make it to our last gathering, never fret; just grab a copy and catch up with us! If you aren't able to finish the book this time around, come anyway! You can help us with suggestions for our next read! If you can't make it by 6 but would still like to attend, it's totally fine if you arrive a little late. I always try to show up about a half hour early to grab a bite to eat and secure a table. If anyone would like to show up early and join me for some friendly conversation and/or introductions if you're new to the group, you are more than welcome to do so! This is not required so please don't feel pressured to show up early if you can't or don't want to :)

Sequel(s): The Obelisk Gate and The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin

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Sequel Event! It's another sequel event! This time around, we'll be discussing the next two books in the Broken Earth trilogy, "The Obelisk Gate" and "The Stone Sky" by N.K. Jemisin. We read the first book, "The Fifth Season" in January 2018. Normally, we don't require that members finish the monthly selections in order to attend our regular monthly gatherings. That won't be changing but for this event, it will be expected that you have read "The Fifth Season" and have at least made a serious attempt at finishing "The Obelisk Gate" and "The Stone Sky." Here is a short synopsis of "The Obelisk Gate" from Goodreads: "THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS... FOR THE LAST TIME. The season of endings grows darker as civilization fades into the long cold night. Alabaster Tenring – madman, world-crusher, savior – has returned with a mission: to train his successor, Essun, and thus seal the fate of the Stillness forever. It continues with a lost daughter, found by the enemy. It continues with the obelisks, and an ancient mystery converging on answers at last. The Stillness is the wall which stands against the flow of tradition, the spark of hope long buried under the thickening ashfall. And it will not be broken." www.goodreads.com/book/show/[masked]-the-obelisk-gate I will not include the synopsis for the 3rd book in case you haven't read the 2nd one yet but here is the link for goodreads: www.goodreads.com/book/show/[masked]-the-stone-sky

March Gathering: Old Man's War by John Scalzi

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Come join us to discuss our March selection, Old Man's War by John Scalzi! Here is a short synopsis of Old Man's War from Goodreads: "John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce-- and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So: we fight. To defend Earth, and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding. Earth itself is a backwater. The bulk of humanity's resources are in the hands of the Colonial Defense Force. Everybody knows that when you reach retirement age, you can join the CDF. They don't want young people; they want people who carry the knowledge and skills of decades of living. You'll be taken off Earth and never allowed to return. You'll serve two years at the front. And if you survive, you'll be given a generous homestead stake of your own, on one of our hard-won colony planets. John Perry is taking that deal. He has only the vaguest idea what to expect. Because the actual fight, light-years from home, is far, far harder than he can imagine--and what he will become is far stranger." www.goodreads.com/book/show/[masked]-old-man-s-war As usual, our evening will include a discussion of the current selection as well as suggestions for our next book choice! If you couldn't make it to our last gathering, never fret; just grab a copy and catch up with us! If you aren't able to finish the book this time around, come anyway! You can help us with suggestions for our next read! If you can't make it by 6 but would still like to attend, it's totally fine if you arrive a little late. I always try to show up about a half hour early to grab a bite to eat and secure a table. If anyone would like to show up early and join me for some friendly conversation and/or introductions if you're new to the group, you are more than welcome to do so! This is not required so please don't feel pressured to show up early if you can't or don't want to :)

Past events (30)

January Gathering: New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson

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