Something's Fishy is my science fiction/fantasy/specfic reading group. We now meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 pm at Fishmonger's. The next meeting dates should be:
- 6 February 2013
- 6 March 2013
- 3 April 2013
- 1 May 2013
Current members are
- Barry Ragin
- Lucy Ringland
- David Skaar
- Joe Vilas
The person who chose the work being discussed will facilitate the meeting.
We're scheduled to discuss (facilitator listed afterward in parentheses):
- The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin (Barry Ragin)
- The Host by Stephenie Meyer (Lucy Ringland)
- Bad Magic by Stephan Zielinski (David Skaar; out of print. David will get copies for us if we want; you'll need to reimburse him.)
- Roadside Picnic by Arkady Strugatsky (Joe Vilas)
-- order extremely indefinite after this point --
- [Need more book choices from folks. :) ]
We rotate discussion choices through the list of members. We are a science fiction group, but my idea of SF is pretty liberal; we've read quite a bit of fantasy and other speculative fiction. The book needs to stand on its own. The top item on the list above is the one we're scheduled to start discussion with for the next meeting.
Please give me your book choices two meetings or more before we discuss it, or we'll roll over to the next work that's already chosen. Pretty please? I promise, it doesn't hurt. This way we all can have time to get and read the book. No one ever died from picking the wrong book, or even a bad one -- the bad ones have generated some of our best discussions. :) Ok? We can discuss your choice if you want, but if you pick something in-print and (at least arguably) fantasy or science fiction, it will probably work fine. If you have questions, just ask someone.
If you pick an out-of-print book, please find copies for folks. I'll be happy to arrange for bulk purchases of in-print books, as long as no one stiffs me. So far, people typically get their own copies.
If you like, please look at our previously discussed works.
There is a group mailing list for discussion and announcements about group functions.
If you're interested, or have any questions, please contact me, Joseph H. Vilas, at email@example.com.
Versions of these pages were previously at http://www.duke.edu/~jhv/sfishy/ and http://somethingsfishy.vox.com/.