Next meeting May 20th

The next meeting is provisionally set for May 20th. I say provisionally because it will be our first meeting in the new Storyhouse building and it’s possible events may trip us up and force us to reschedule. Watch this space for more info.

Assuming everything goes ahead as planned we will be discussing Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky. He is probably best known for his Shadows of the Apt fantasy mega-series (10 books!) but he also writes science fiction, and Children of Time won the 2016 Arthur C. Clarke award.

The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age – a world terraformed and prepared for human life.

But all is not right in this new Eden. In the long years since the planet was abandoned, the work of its architects has borne disastrous fruit. The planet is not waiting for them, pristine and unoccupied. New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind’s worst nightmare.

Now two civilizations are on a collision course, both testing the boundaries of what they will do to survive. As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance, who are the true heirs of this new Earth?


2 thoughts on “Next meeting May 20th

  1. “Warp and Weft”:

    After our transitional recess, our inaugural meeting at the Storyhouse achieved a full attendance. It was good to regroup.
    Despite a locational ‘Glitch’ We settled in to discuss the book. It got a unanimous high appreciation rating.
    Everyone felt it was a ‘Good’/enjoyable read. There were no major quibbles.

    It was multi themed in format, covering Sentience/Intelligence, AI, Enhanced Evolution, and the passage of time, etc.

    We all agreed that Spider based storylines caught our attention/imagination. As such, they slightly ‘Top Trumped’ the shipborne elements.

    We agreed it deserved to win the 2016 Clarke Award.

    Discussion moced onto the current

    • Discussion moved onto the nominee’s for this year’s Clarke Award.

      Decision Time:

      We then chose our next three titles from our shortlist. Which as always involved good natured debate. We came to consensus fairly easily.

      Then open forum on all things SF&F.

      After which we gradually drew to a close.

      Next up:

      The Power.


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