Uncanny Valley: Science Fiction Summer Reading Group

spinradIronDreamcoverWednesday Nights Summer 2015
Next meet: July 15th, 7PM (Pacific Time)
Have read: The Iron Dream (1972, Norman Spinrad)
Online and San Francisco

Greetings science fiction aficionados! This summer, descend with us into the uncanny valley! The Total Dick Head’s Science Fiction Summer Reading Group is back!
Many of you were participants last year, and all of you are wholeheartedly invited to join this year’s Sci-Fi Summer Reading Group. As last year, it will be moderated by the Total Dick Head, David Gill, and author Suhail Rafidi.

We convene every Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM Pacific Time, webcasting live from our science fiction laboratory here in San Francisco. Special guests will be announced.

Webcast links! Bookmark away!
Google Hangout [https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/g5stgywth5n76vwbbyicm4jkqea]
YouTube Channel [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vIyebXYXi4]
Facebook Event Page [https://www.facebook.com/events/1586981878218171]

Members of the group who are in San Francisco are encouraged to attend live and enrich the discussion, at the sci fi lab, 812 31st Avenue, SF, CA, 94121. All else please tune in to the webcast.

The group will cover 7 books this summer, one per week, beginning Wednesday, June 10th, until Wednesday, July 29th. [You’ll note this is 8 Wednesdays for 7 books, as we will be skipping one hitherto undisclosed Wednesday in late July.]

Check out the reading list below. The last book(s) are tentative entries, subject to change by the moderator, or by group consensus.

Reading List:
The Space Merchants (1953) – Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth
Flatland (1884) – Edwin A. Abbot
A Canticle For Leibowitz (1960) – Walter M. Miller
Starship Troopers (1959) – Robert Heinlein
The Shadow Of The Torturer (Book Of The New Sun, Vol. 1) (1980) – Gene Wolfe
The Iron Dream (1972) – Norman Spinrad
[The Windup Girl – Paolo Bacigalupi]
[Afterparty – Daryl Gregory]

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