What we're about

We're a speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, etc.) book club with an eye to inclusion and exploration of the wealth of amazing work out there. We read novels, novellas, and short stories, both new and old, and we read at least one work in translation each year. The works we choose are all available in paperback and as ebooks.

We meet once a month on the third Sunday of the month with a few exceptions. We go on hiatus for the summer and don't meet during June, July, and August. We also meet on the second Sunday of December to accommodate holiday travel.

We'd love to have you join us to talk about great writing!

Upcoming events (2)

Let's Read Children of Blood and Bone

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• What we'll do We'll be discussing Children of Blood and Bone by Toni Adeyemi. Please note two changes to our usual meetups: 1. When this book was originally scheduled, we expected the paperback to be out for this meeting. It's not yet, so this is an exception to our usual paperback policy. 2. We are meeting on the 4th Sunday of this month instead of the 3rd as we usually do. From the author's website: "Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for an enemy." Author's Site: http://www.tomiadeyemi.com/books Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/children-of-blood-and-bone-tomi-adeyemi/1126559534 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Children-Blood-Bone-Legacy-Orisha/dp/1250170974

Let's Read Red Rising

Corner Bakery Cafe

• What we'll do We'll be discussing Red Rising by Pierce Brown From Penguin Random House: "Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he toils willingly, trusting that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and lush wilds spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so." Penguin Random House: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/221552/red-rising-by-pierce-brown/9780345539809/ Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/red-rising-pierce-brown/1110614785 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Red-Rising-Pierce-Brown/dp/034553980X

Past events (22)

Let's Read Autonomous

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