What we're about

Welcome to the Montreal Science-Fiction book club!

This is a group for science fiction readers of all ages who want to get together at a pub once a month for a discussion. The format is very informal. The goal is for people to discover new books and share their experiences with others.

While the focus while be primarily on science-fiction novels, we will also discuss graphic novels (every third book). Suggestions are welcome.

RULES:

1) At each discussion, I will be charging a $2/person attendance fee to cover the Meetup costs. Your first Meetup is free.

2) Sign-ups (RSVPs) for book discussions will be open as soon as they are posted. There is no limit on the number of people who can sign-up. Sign-ups will close 1 week before a discussion. Please change your RSVP from YES to NO if you can no longer attend a discussion. No shows will be automatically removed from the group unless they notify me either by direct message, email, or in the comments.

Upcoming events (2)

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

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Sonny Liew's The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye:

From Goodreads:

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is a biography showcasing the life and work of Chan Hock Chye, a pioneering but largely forgotten comics artist in Singapore. With a career spanning more than five decades, from pre-independent Singapore through its three Prime Ministers, Chan’s work reflects the changing political and economic environment in Singapore.

Containing Chan’s original illustrations, paintings and sketches, this is a groundbreaking work and labour of love aimed at recapturing the portrait of an artist, whose deep passion for comics and country is given a fitting tribute by award-winning comics artist Sonny Liew.

3 Eisner Awards 2017:
Best U.S. Edition of International Material–Asia
Best Writer/Artist
Best Publication Design

RULES:

  1. Sign-ups (RSVPs) for book discussions are open as soon as this discussion is posted. There is no limit on the number of people who can sign-up. Please change your RSVP from YES to NO if you can no longer attend this discussion.

Dahlia Black

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Keith Thomas' Dahlia Black:

From Goodreads:

For fans of World War Z and the Southern Reach Trilogy, a suspenseful oral history commemorating the five-year anniversary of the Pulse—the alien code that hacked the DNA of Earth’s population—and the response team who faced the world-changing phenomenon.

Voyager 1 was a message in a bottle. Our way of letting the galaxy know we existed. That we were out here if anyone wanted to find us.

Over the next forty years, the probe flew past Jupiter and Saturn before it drifted into the void, swallowed up by a silent universe. Or so we thought…

Truth is, our message didn’t go unheard.

Discovered by Dr. Dahlia Black, the mysterious Pulse was sent by a highly intelligent intergalactic species that called themselves the Ascendants. It soon becomes clear this alien race isn’t just interested in communication—they are capable of rewriting human DNA, in an astonishing process they call the Elevation.

Five years after the Pulse, acclaimed journalist Keith Thomas sets out to make sense of the event that altered the world. Thomas travels across the country to interview members of the task force who grappled to decode the Pulse and later disseminated its exact nature to worried citizens. He interviews the astronomers who initially doubted Black’s discovery of the Pulse—an error that critics say led to the world’s quick demise. Thomas also hears from witnesses of the Elevation and people whose loved ones vanished in the Finality, an event that, to this day, continues to puzzle Pulse researchers, even though theories abound about the Ascendants’ motivation.

Including never-before-published transcripts from task force meetings, diary entries from Black, and candid interviews with Ballard, Thomas also shows in Dahlia Black how a select few led their country in its darkest hours, toward a new level of humanity.

RULES:

  1. Sign-ups (RSVPs) for book discussions are open as soon as this discussion is posted. There is no limit on the number of people who can sign-up. Please change your RSVP from YES to NO if you can no longer attend this discussion.

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Animal Man Book 1

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