UPDATE (1st February 2015): As Lock In got a convincing lead, it'll be the first book to be discussed.
I posted about the possibility of launching a Cardiff-based book club / reading group with a focus on speculative fiction, but probably made things a bit too complicated (and the time frame for a first meeting a bit too short)
Over the next fortnight, I’ll produce a few promotional postcards and ask people to share this post around on Twitter etc.
If you'd be interested in joining, please fill in the form at the end of this post.
If you'd like to join but can't make it at those times, please don't be shy - let me know and I'll see if alternatives would be more popular!
Book ChoiceI figured I'd suggest two books that we can choose from. I'll leave the poll open until 8th February - that way, there should be enough time to get and read the winning book. (I may post updates earlier - especially if there's a clear favourite early on).
Which of these books would you rather read and discuss?
- The Invisible Library is a light read. A bibliophile has swashbuckling adventures featuring parallel dimensions, magic, vampires and a steampunky Victorian London! It's great fun - but not by any means a challenging read.
- Lock In is a good science fictional whodunnit crime novel. It's set in a world where some people have suffered a debilitating disability - similar to lock in syndrome - but science enables them to control (and experience life through) avatar robots. It's a novel full of ideas and offers rich grounds for discussion - but it's accessible and not too challenging.
A time, place and book for the first meeting has now been picked.