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Have you ever imagined the end of the world? Do you have a zombie survival strategy, a cache of secret supplies or a loaded cross bow? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you need to join this group (and possibly seek psychological assistance) Come along and enjoy some lively discussion about a varied and fantastical list of books. Everyone is welcome from the casual reader to the most informed doomsday preppers.

50p per person per meetup (just bring it along on the night)

your first time is free :)

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'The Stars my Destination' by Alfred Bester (211 pages)-Online or In Person

'The Stars my Destination' by Alfred Bester (211 pages), meet us online, or in person at The Wharf (6 Slate Wharf, Manchester M15 4ST, upstairs by the arch windows) in this hybrid meetup.

Marooned in outer space after an attack on his ship, Nomad, Gulliver Foyle lives to obsessively pursue the crew of a rescue vessel that had intended to leave him to die.

When it comes to pop culture, Alfred Bester [masked]) is something of an unsung hero. He wrote radio scripts, screenplays, and comic books (in which capacity he created the original Green Lantern Oath). But Bester is best known for his science-fiction novels, and The Stars My Destination may be his finest creation. With its sly potshotting at corporate skullduggery, The Stars My Destination seems utterly contemporary, and has maintained its status as an underground classic for fifty years. (Bester fans should also note that iPicturebooks has reprinted The Demolished Man, which won the very first Hugo Award in 1953.)

Alfred Bester was among the first important authors of contemporary science fiction. His passionate novels of worldly adventure, high intellect, and tremendous verve, The Stars My Destination and the Hugo Award winning The Demolished Man, established Bester as a s.f. grandmaster, a reputation that was ratified by the Science Fiction Writers of America shortly before his death. Bester also was an acclaimed journalist for Holiday magazine, a reviewer for the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and even a writer for Superman.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stars-My-Destination-Alfred-Bester-ebook/dp/B0054LNIQS/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+stars+my+destination&qid=1634336451&qsid=262-3550538-2450263&s=digital-text&sr=1-1&sres=B0054LNIQS%2CB008CR7EFC%2CB00R4PUECI%2CB01MCY4FAY%2CB00MH8VGZ6%2CB00I7YTA02%2CB0061QGJI4%2CB011IWZB66%2CB00UBCFLGK%2CB010MFEFYE%2CB00P42LUXK%2CB00LV3MG0M%2CB07SSNDL5L%2CB0872Q8LKY%2CB0055N0FZM%2CB0791KJQFT&srpt=ABIS_BOOK

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PACE: Snowpiercer (2013) - Amazon Prime

Online event

Bong Joon-ho's 2013 adaptation of the French graphic climate fiction novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob follows a non-stop train that travels through a frozen post-apocalyptic landscape with Earth's last survivors aboard. The film, a Czech-Korean collaboration starring Chris Evans (Captain America) and was a surprise box-office hit.

The Post-Apocalyptic Cinema Evening meets every two weeks on a Thursday to discuss a post-apocalyptic film that is available on popular streaming services. The film is usually announced 2 or 4 weeks ahead of the meeting.

During Covid, these meetups are held on Zoom with attendees having seen the film prior to the meeting.

Book Club Subs: paypal.me/MPABC (voluntary 50p contributions if you are able to in these times)

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PAGN: Post Apocalyptic Game Night - back in the real world

The Wharf,

Meet us in the Wharf to play boardgames once again!

We play mainly shorter 'party' and social deduction games such as codenames, resistance, secret Hitler and king domino, but you can find people playing other longer games like Pandemic, Azul or dead of Winter on occasion.

New people welcome and there will always be someone willing to teach a game.

Book Club Subs: paypal.me/MPABC (voluntary 50p contributions if you are able to in these times)

'Nation' by Terry Pratchett (416 pages)-Online or In Person

Online event

'Nation' by Terry Pratchett (416 pages), meet us online, or in person at The Wharf (6 Slate Wharf, Manchester M15 4ST, upstairs by the arch windows) in this hybrid meetup.

Widely thought of as the best book Terry Pratchett ever wrote, this is a story of a Nation, a story of a friendship, a story of growing up and the truths we must learn. It is epic in every sense . . .

Prepare for the world to be turned upside down . . .

For Mau, halfway between boy and man, it happens when a great wave destroys his entire village. For Daphne, it’s when the same wave crashes her ship into the island that was once Mau’s home. Everything they once had is now so far away, lost to distance and time.

But when Daphne stops trying to shoot Mau (she did apologise for it), and instead uses a salvaged invitation card to invite him to tea, they discover a new home can be theirs.

And then people start arriving on the island – some very good, some very bad. And it’s soon clear that Daphne and Mau must fight for their Nation.

Then a discovery is made that will change the entire world forever . . .

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