What we're about

The Sci Fi Book Club was founded in 2014 as a way to formally explore the genre of Science Fiction. With books ranging from classics to new releases and from novels to short stories, we aim for diversity in our selections.

Club members have one month to read the book the group has agreed on. We meet in Manhattan on the third Sunday of each month to talk about our reading and all things Sci Fi. Our hope is that members will come ready to contribute to the conversation both in their thoughts on the given book and with any insight into related media that might inform our discussion.

Occassionally we will all decide to take some extra time on a book, but members should plan on four weeks to complete the reading. You do not have to have finished the book to come to the meeting. We hope to see you either way, there's always plenty to talk about.

Upcoming events (2)

Netflix Party w/ TSFBC: "The Endless"

Link Updated Monthly In Event Description

We're hosting another stay at home, social-distancing movie night on Thursday, April 15th using Teleparty.

This time around, we'll be screening the 2018 indie film "The Endless". Picked as the overwhelming winner in our poll, I'm glad to see that people are as curious about this movie as we are!

A brief description from Rotten Tomatoes:
Two brothers receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to revisit the UFO death cult they escaped a decade earlier.

RogerEbert.com has strong words of praise for it, so it has really piqued my interest (as if "UFO death cult" wasn't enough to get me curious).
"If you have a good idea, a strong cast, a smart script, and directorial chops, you don't need a lot of money to make a compelling movie. 'The Endless' is proof."

And here's the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXB0DK3upGY

I'll be hosting the Party and will post the live link at the top of the Description @ 6:30pm so you can join us. We'll start the movie promptly at 7:00pm. Just RSVP and click the link to join.

TeleParty is an easy-to-install Chrome plugin that syncs up Netflix for everyone who joins the Party and allows us all to text chat during the movie.

Some details about TeleParty:
- You'll want to install this free plugin before Wednesday.
- Be logged into Netflix before you click the live link when I post it up.
- Tele Party does not work on a TV. It will work on most mobile devices and on laptop and desktop computers.
- A workaround if you want to watch it on your TV: Wait for us to start the movie and then visually cue them up. Then mute your computer.
- There is a 50 person max on a Party room.
- Install the Chrome plugin here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/netflix-party-is-now-tele/oocalimimngaihdkbihfgmpkcpnmlaoa

Finally, the movie will start promptly at 7:00pm and we will pause it for a 10-minute intermission half-way through.

Hope to have you join us on April 15th!

"Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2020" Editor: John Joseph Adams

Book of the Month:
“The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020”
Editors: John Joseph Adams, Diana Gabaldon

This month we are keeping a beloved Sci Fi Book Club tradition alive. For the sixth year in a row will be reading the newest edition of a short story collection called The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. It has been a Club favorite each year and takes a good look at the current state of science fiction by highlighting some new and established writers in the genre. Each story has to meet certain criteria that you can read up on at the editor’s website and are chosen without the author’s name attached.

Stories are selected by John Joseph Adams and a new guest editor (this year is Diana Gabaldon, known for the wildly popular novel series and STARZ show "Outlander.

Let us know in the Comments below which stories you like and feel free to skip one if you’re not digging it. There are always plenty of perspectives and approaches to the format in this collection.

“The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020” is available in paperback via Amazon and other online booksellers and is also available via the New York Public Library.

To join a Book Club meeting, all you will need is YOURSELF. If you haven’t had a chance to finish the book, we still would love for you to join us in the discussion. Our Webex meeting went very well this past Sunday, we hope you'll consider dropping in on April 18th!

Past events (52)

"The Lathe of Heaven" by Ursula K. Le Guin

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