What we're about

Welcome to Raleigh Area Random Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club - better known as RaR Book Club.

This book club started as a conversation in Discord on the Triangle Anime server. We have interest in a book club featuring science-fiction/fantasy stories (all ages).

The book we're starting with is Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. I overheard others' interest in it at an event at the Quail Ridge Raleigh Science Fiction/Fantasy & Horror Book Club. I would like to use a polling system so we can all vote on the next book to read. Hang tight on that.

If that sort of thing sounds fun to you, please join us :)

Upcoming events (1)

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

Online event

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.

In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.

Brady Hartsfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with two new, unusual allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady’s next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.

Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.
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We'll be using our dedicated Discord server again.

How to join the call:

1. You do need to download the app (if you don't already have it): https://discord.com/new/download

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How to Set Up your Mic and Audio *Suggest doing this before the call*
https://www.howtogeek.com/663414/how-to-configure-your-microphone-and-headset-in-discord/
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2. Once installed, click this link to join the RaR Book Club server where you'll join the general text chat channel named #general:
https://discord.gg/j8K5x5yDng

3. Click on "Book Club Events" under "VOICE CHANNELS" beneath the #general channel.
This will automatically connect your default microphone and audio, whether that's a headset, or built-in mic/speakers on your phone or computer.

4. Click the "Video" icon at the bottom left to turn on your camera :)

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Troubleshooting:
If you've never used Discord before and would like help connecting to our server and setting up your mic and headphone, please let me know at least a day ahead of time and we can arrange to send you a Zoom link perhaps 20 mins before our meeting time to help you.

(For anyone wondering why we don't use Zoom - it's because we'd have a 40 minute limit free and Discord is free without time limits.)

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