Return to Uncanny Valley! (Science Fiction Summer Reading Group)

lefthanddarknessNext Meet: July 11, 2016 (Monday, 6:30-8:30 PM, Pacific)
Have Read: The Left hand Of Darkness, by Ursula K. Le Guin
Where: Google Hangout Online and San Francisco

Greetings science fiction aficionados! I’m stoked to be reconvening the Science Fiction Summer Reading Group with my illustrious colleague (and Total Dick-Head) David Gill! Descend with us again into the Uncanny Valley!

We’ve got a new and improved sci fi lineup; incorporating the comments from last year’s readers. A book a week last year was a bit demanding, especially for the longer works, which deserved more time to digest. This year we’re covering less books, including one movie, and having two-week reading windows for the two longer books. Reading list and schedule are below.

With The Total Dick Head Himself!

Members of the group who are in the San Francisco Bay Area on any given Monday are encouraged to attend live at the sci fi lab and enrich the discussion! Meetings will alternate weeks between San Francisco (my place) and Oakland (Dave’s place). Contact us personally for addresses and carpool details.

Let’s DO this!!

The discussion group will convene online, Mondays from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Pacific Time
Click the link below to enter the Google Hangout:

Science Fiction Summer Reading Group 2016 Schedule
June 6: The Fifth Head of Cerberus (1972) – Gene Wolfe (San Francisco)
June 13: Martian Time-Slip (1964) – Philip K. Dick (Oakland)
June 20: MOVIE Metropolis (1927) – Fritz Lang (San Francisco) AND be reading Bacigalupi for next week!
June 27: Wind Up Girl (2009) – Paolo Bacigalupi (Oakland)
July 4: No Meeting. Be reading Le Guin for next week!
July 11: The Left Hand Of Darkness (1969) – Ursula K. Le Guin (San Francisco)

Thank you for reading! Reading rules!


About Suhail Rafidi

Suhail Rafidi is a novelist and educator whose works explore the destiny of human values in a technological landscape. You can find him on Twitter, too, @shelldive.
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