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Related To Geeks Book Club

Related To Geeks Book Club

A monthly discussion and podcast focusing on a single book. 


Criteria

Fantasy or Science Fiction.

Not too long.

Free to download or readily available.

Variety from month to month.

Occasional big names. (But not always)


We will meet on Inspired Unreality on the 3rd Monday of the month starting January 2020.

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Related To Geeks Bookclub - 2020 schedule
9:00 PM Central Time in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord.
Everyone is welcome.

January 20 - The Tower Of The Elephant by Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600831h.html


February 17 - Little Brother by Corey Doctorow

https://craphound.com/littlebrother/download/


March 16 - The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Available on Overdrive and at libraries and booksellers everywhere.

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2020 2nd quarter


April 20 - The Darklord of Derkholm - Diana Wynne Jones

May 18 - Neuromancer - William Gibson

June 15 - Circe - Madeline Miller

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July 20 - Warbreaker - Brandon Sanderson

https://unglue.it/work/7775/


August 17 - Armada - Ernest Cline

September 21 - Gilgamesh

https://archive.org/details/12CPReadingTheEpicOfGilgamesh/mode/2up


This is the last book for 2020. We are taking the last quarter off for the holidays.


Do you have suggestions for 2021? Please make them in the comments below. We want to read your favorite books.

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  • hairylarry
    If you have something you would like to discuss on Monday, August 2, post your suggestions here.
  • hairylarry
    We are now discussing Fantasy and Science Fiction at Inspired Unreality on the first Monday night of the month. Here's a link to the overview of our first discussion.

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    hairylarry We had a good chat last night about Science Fiction and Fantasy literature starting with a discussion about Science Fiction as a late nineteenth and twentieth century phenomenon where Fantasy literature encompasses all of literature going back to the earliest written words. Now they are often indistinguishable. Then we discussed the dystopian trend in Science Fiction. The Golden Age (thirties and forties) saw mostly optimistic science fiction stories but in the second half of the twentieth century starting with the New Wave through today there has been a darker trend with many dystopian and post apocalyptic stories. Then closing the chat we each discussed our first experiences in Science Fiction. Viv and I both started reading SF in the fifties. I mentioned A.E. Van Vogt and Robert Heinlein and Viv mentioned Clifford D. Simak, Andre Norton, and Ursula K. Leguinn. Megan started Science Fiction with the TV series Farscape. What a difference 40 years makes. Please post your introduction to Science Fiction and Fantasy in the comments.We had a good chat last night about Science Fiction and Fantasy literature starting with a discussion about Science Fiction as a late nineteenth and twentieth century phenomenon where Fantasy literature encompasses all of literature going back to the earliest written words. Now they are often indist...See more
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    A monthly discussion and podcast focusing on a single book.  CriteriaFantasy or Science Fiction.Not too long.Free to download or readily availab...
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    I just read "The Variable Man" by Philip K. Dick. https://www.gutenberg.org/files/32154/32154-h/32154-h.htm
    Nov 15 '19
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    Nov 20 '19
    It's an interesting story but very early and not as good as the Andre Norton book I'm reading now.
    ZDL
    Nov 20 '19
    This was before he got fed up with the genre and started to bend it. :D
    hairylarry
    Nov 21 '19
    Yes, it is a genre piece written for the pulps with competent protagonists and an evil villian.
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