Next meeting 28th November

The next meeting is on Saturday 28th November. We’ll be discussing Nor Crystal Tears by Alan Dean Foster.

Nor Crystal Tears is written from the perspective of the Thranx and the cultural lens through which they encounter the monstrous, fleshy alien mammals known as humans. A primary theme is the paranoia and fear the two vastly different races naturally have for each other upon first contact, but also how individuals are able to overcome these innate fears and prejudices and set in motion the foundation for what would become Foster’s Humanx Commonwealth.

We need to choose the next four books. The shortlist is:

  • Darwin’s Radio by Greg Bear
  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
  • On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony
  • The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
  • The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
  • Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
  • The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter
  • Banner of Souls by Liz Williams
  • Planet Purgatory by Benedict Martin
  • The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
  • Maplecroft by Cherie Priest
  • Darker Than You Think by Jack Williamson