What we're about

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.

All are welcome, and anyone can join!

RULES:

1) At each discussion, I will be charging a $1/person attendance fee to cover the Meetup costs. So please bring a loonie.

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 (4)

My Favorite Thing Is Monsters

McKibbin's Irish Pub Downtown

CA$1.00

Emil Ferris's My Favorite Thing Is Monsters: From Goodreads: Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge. Full-color illustrations throughout. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29069374-my-favorite-thing-is-monsters-vol-1 RULES: 1) I will be charging a $1/person attendance fee to cover the Meetup costs. So please bring a loonie. 2) 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. Sign-ups will close 1 week before the discussion. Please change your RSVP from YES to NO if you can no longer attend this discussion. No shows will be automatically removed from the group unless they notify me either by direct message, email, or in the comments.

Cinder

McKibbin's Irish Pub Downtown

CA$2.00

Marissa Meyer's Cinder: From Goodreads: CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She's reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen - and a dangerous temptation. Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth's future. RULES: 1) I will be charging a $2/person attendance fee to cover the Meetup costs. So please bring a loonie. First time attendees do not need to pay. 2) 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. Sign-ups will close 1 week before the discussion. Please change your RSVP from YES to NO if you can no longer attend this discussion. No shows will be automatically removed from the group unless they notify me either by direct message, email, or in the comments.

Fahrenheit 451

McKibbin's Irish Pub Downtown

CA$2.00

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: From Goodreads: Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television 'family'. But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people did not live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. RULES: 1) I will be charging a $2/person attendance fee to cover the Meetup costs. So please bring a loonie. First time attendees do not need to pay. 2) 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. Sign-ups will close 1 week before the discussion. Please change your RSVP from YES to NO if you can no longer attend this discussion. No shows will be automatically removed from the group unless they notify me either by direct message, email, or in the comments.

Chew Vol.1-3

McKibbin's Irish Pub Downtown

CA$2.00

John Layman and Rob Guillory's Chew Vol.1-3: From Goodreads: Tony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he's a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn't mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. He's been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest, and most bizarre cases. RULES: 1) I will be charging a $2/person attendance fee to cover the Meetup costs. So please bring a loonie. First time attendees do not need to pay. 2) 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. Sign-ups will close 1 week before the discussion. Please change your RSVP from YES to NO if you can no longer attend this discussion. No shows will be automatically removed from the group unless they notify me either by direct message, email, or in the comments.

Past events (73)

Wool

McKibbin's Irish Pub Downtown

CA$1.00

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