|A few SF novels beside my bed|
This time though, we decided to give the meet-up a little spin. Of course, we would still be talking about the 4 SF books that we've tackled: Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, Isaac Asimov's Foundation, Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, and Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash. But aside from that, we asked people to bring 1 SF book that they want to talk about with the rest of the group. So, we had a SF book pimp night!
Here are a few pictures that R. took during last Friday night's meet-up. It was great to meet Flippers again, even though we just met up last week for an official discussion. Our venue was Tutto Domani, a quaint restaurant in the heart of the business district. With its odd collection of weird thingies on display, Tutto Domani was perfect! The place was a bit noisy though, being a Friday night, but it was all good. I believe everyone had fun. I know I did.
|During the discussion, one hot topic was the difference between SF and fantasy.|
I think this statement says it all:
Science fiction expands our world; fantasy transcends it.
|Blooey especially loved Fahrenheit 451.|
The novel's beautiful language struck her.
She even likened Bradbury's writing with that of a classic author.
|Me, in Tutto Domani, while waiting for people to show up|
I loved the place's weird vibe. Everything's up for sale!
And the food's very, very good too.
|I pimped John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids.|
Here I am showing Wyndham's illustrations of the predatory plant.
I wished I brought all my Wyndhams to show to the gang.
|Arthur moderated the discussion for Foundation.|
But he does have a bone to pick with other SF novels.
Such an SF geek, Arthur is.
|Joko pimped the SF novels of Kurt Vonnegut.|
Actually, Vonnegut's SF novel, The Sirens of Titan, is the book club's
official book for September, which Joko will be moderating.
|Darwin moderated the discussion for Verne's novel.|
He pimped one of my favorite SF novels ever—Dune!
And Michelle, seated beside him, showed a very interesting book.
It has men with abs! I like! Hihihihi.
|The guy in blue shirt, Anthony, is the owner of Tutto Domani.|
Such a gracious host!
The bottom panel has Mitch, Gege, Marie, and me.
Marie moderated the online discussion of Snow Crash.
|The SF gang|
Last Friday's event was very nerdy indeed!