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.
Book of the Month:
"Rendezvous with Rama" by Arthur C. Clarke
We've decided to stick with space adventures for this month, inspired by last month's book "The Sparrow". So let's turn to one of the greats of the genre, Arthur C. Clarke! We have read other novels and short stories by Clarke and people say that Rama is "a cornerstone of [Clarke's] bibliography" (okay, Wikipedia says, but you get it). We're looking forward to learning more about the celestial object that scientists dub "Rama" and traveling with them as they travel out of Earth orbit to investigate.
Looking for some more information on this 1973 published, Hugo-award winning novel? Here's a great article from the Guardian about the story and how it factor's into the friendship/rivalry between Clarke and Asimov: https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2011/feb/10/rendezvous-with-rama-arthur-c-clarke
There's, did you know that Morgan Freeman has been trying to make a movie of this for YEARS?! He even had 'Alien 3' and 'Se7en' director David Fincher on board at one point but it fell through. I'm already on board and I haven't even read the book yet! Anyway, think about your dream casting for the film and we'll see you all in March.
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.