SciFi discussion group meets Thursday

The next meeting of the Cuenca SciFi and Fantasy Discussion Group will be:

* Date: this coming Thursday, September 1st
* Time: noon
* Place: Golden Prague Pub

The book for this month is:

* The Galaxy, and the Ground Within, by Becky Chambers

This is the next book in the nominee list for the novel category of this year’s Hugo Awards, that we’re slowly working our way through. (The award winners will be presented on September 4th this year.). Becky Chambers has written a number of very well received science fiction books in the last few years. This is technically book 4 of the Wayfarers series — which won the Hugo Award for Best Series in 2019 — but each book is very standalone; they share a rough chronology, and some characters in one book may make appearances in others, but the books are self-contained and can be read independently.

For anyone who hasn’t been to the Golden Prague Pub, you can find it under that name in Google Maps. It’s directly across the street from the Supermaxi El Vergel, 2 blocks south of Parque de la Madre on Alfonso Cordero. The place opens at noon — if you get there early, I’m not sure what their policy is on letting you grab a chair, but the Supermaxi has a couple of benches outside on the upper level.

Anyone who finds themselves available and wants to show up is welcome. This is intended to be a general geek-interest reading/discussion group. Subjects could involve scifi/fantasy fiction and movies, anime, tech, gaming, a book-of-the-month reading, and so forth. Friendly arguments about how about whether Amazon’s Papergirls is faithful to the graphic novels, or whether Luis Guzmán is a good fit to play Gomez Adams in the upcoming Wednesday series, are entirely possible.

If you have any questions, feel free to post them below and I’ll keep an eye on this space to answer them.

See you all then!

Thursday, September 1st, noon, free, Golden Prague Pub, Calle Alfonso Cordero y Av. Jose Peralta, Cuenca.

Charles Castleberry: howtaobrowncow at gmail dot com
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