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: "A Memory Called Empire" by Arkady Martine
Well, that was a resounding Book Club "yes!" for this month's book! It started as a close call with "Slynx" but the 2020 Hugo and Nebula award-winning "A Memory Called Empire" took the lead and never looked back.
Called a "brilliant blend of cyberpunk, space opera, and political thriller" by 'The Verge', Empire is the story of an ambassador from a small, independent space station who gets embroiled in some galactic intrigue when she arrives in the imperial capital. The worldbuilding is supposed to be on-point and the characters well-developed.
Finally, given that the third Sunday of June is Father's Day and the fact that our book is over 400 pages, we're pushing the meeting to the last Sunday of June.
Keep an eye out for a couple of movie nights in June, as well!
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!