The last meeting of 2016 is in Chester Library on Saturday 17th December. We will be discussing Made to Kill by Adam Christopher.
This has received somewhat mixed reviews. As I recall we thought we hadn’t had a robot story for a while and a combined robot and detective story seemed like a good bet. However Kirkus Reviews summarised it as A small idea stretched until it snaps, which doesn’t sound too promising. Oh well.
We need to choose the first four books for 2017 from our shortlist of a dozen books.
The shortlist is:
- A Lee Martinez – Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain
- Adrian Tchaikovsky – Children of Time
- Douglas R Brown – Tamed
- Ken Macleod – Descent
- Lawrence M. Schoen – Barsk
- Naomi Alderman – The Power
- Neil Gaiman – American Gods
- Paul McAuley – Something Coming Through
- Sergei Lukyanenko – Night Watch
- Stephen Baxter – The Time Ships
- Stephen Graham Jones – Mongrels
- Ted Chiang – Story of Your Life and Others (anthology)
Summaries of all the books can be viewed here.