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Tune in, Science Fiction lovers! Gene Wolfe's The Fifth Head Of Cerberus! Live! Enter the Science Fiction Summer Reading Group, 6:30 PM Pacific Time!
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Last night’s Shadow Of The Torturer discussion jingled and jangled! The book itself has lofty goals, and the prose style conveys them allusively. The tone of this book is equal in formality to Canticle For Leibowitz. High praise coming from this group.…
Last night's Shadow Of The Torturer discussion jingled and jangled! The book itself has lofty goals, and the prose style conveys them allusively. The tone of this book is equal in formality to Cant...
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Wednesday Nights Summer 2015 Next meet: July 8th, 7PM Have read: Shadow Of The Torturer (1980, Gene Wolfe) Online and San Francisco Greetings science fiction aficionados! This summer, descend with us into the uncanny valley! The Total Dick Head’s Science…
Wednesday Nights Summer 2015 Next meet: July 8th, 7PM Have read: Shadow Of The Torturer (1980, Gene Wolfe) Online and San Francisco Greetings science fiction aficionados! This summer, descend with ...
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This week's A Canticle For Leibowitz discussion went deep! For Wednesday: Starship Troopers! Get reading!

Literature is like pornography: You know it when you see it. This is the first book we’ve read this summer that is literature. “It’s definitely a genre smasher.” -Gill What’s the Background on Walter M. Miller, Jr.? A tail gunner in WWII who signed up…
Literature is like pornography: You know it when you see it. This is the first book we've read this summer that is literature. "It’s definitely a genre smasher." -Gill What’s the Background on Walt...
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Last night’s Flatland discussion was on point! Notes are included below. Good turnout, close readings, and some laughs! Thank you to Nowell and Robert for coming to the studio for the live table. We had online attendees from L.A., Chicago, and…
Last night's Flatland discussion was on point! Notes are included below. Good turnout, close readings, and some laughs! Thank you to Nowell and Robert for coming to the studio for the live table. W...
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Wednesday Nights Summer 2015
Next meet: July 15th, 7PM (Pacific Time)
Have read: The Iron Dream (1972, by Norman Spinrad)
Online and San Francisco
Google Hangout Link: [https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/g5stgywth5n76vwbbyicm4jkqea]

Greetings science fiction aficionados! This summer, descend with us into the uncanny valley! The Total Dick Head's Science Fiction Summer Reading Group is back!
Many of you were participants last year, and all of you are wholeheartedly invited to join this year’s Sci-Fi Summer Reading Group. As last year, it will be moderated by Total Dick Head, David Gill, and author Suhail Rafidi.

We will convene every Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM Pacific Time, webcasting live from our science fiction laboratory here in San Francisco. Special guests will be announced.

Webcast link! Bookmark away!
Google Hangout [https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/g5stgywth5n76vwbbyicm4jkqea]

Members of the group who are in San Francisco are encouraged to attend live and enrich the discussion, at the sci fi lab, 812 31st Avenue, SF, CA, 94121. All else please tune in to the webcast.

The group will cover 7 books this summer, one per week, beginning Wednesday, June 10th, until Wednesday, July 29th. [You’ll note this is 8 Wednesdays for 7 books, as we will be skipping one hitherto undisclosed Wednesday in late July.]

Check out the reading list below. The last two books are tentative entries, subject to change by the moderator, or by group consensus.

Reading List:
The Space Merchants (1953) - Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth
Flatland (1884) - Edwin A. Abbot
A Canticle For Leibowitz (1959) - Walter M. Miller
Starship Troopers (1960) - Robert Heinlein
The Shadow Of The Torturer (Book Of The New Sun, Vol. 1) - Gene Wolfe
The Iron Dream (1972) - Norman Spinrad 
[The Windup Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi]
[Afterparty - Daryl Gregory]
Science Fiction Summer Reading Group: Shadow Of The Torturer
Wed, July 15, 2015, 10:00 PM
Online and San Francisco

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Shadow Of The Torturer tonight. WOW! A guild member torturer is exiled for showing mercy, and we go with him. Click into the hangout, starting at 7!
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One day, seated next to each other at his spot at Finnegan’s Wake, Chili said to me, “Hey, you’ve published a book. Can you help me get my stuff together for publication?” “Sure Chili, I’d love to help you publish your work. What stage is the writing in?…
One day, seated next to each other at his spot at Finnegan's Wake, Chili said to me, "Hey, you’ve published a book. Can you help me get my stuff together for publication?" "Sure Chili, I’d love to ...
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Most widely recognized as the San Francisco folk hero on “a quest to eat at every Chinese restaurant in San Francisco,” local culture-champion William “Chili Bill” Eichinger lived his life to its fullest. Upon his death, Bill left behind a considerable…
Most widely recognized as the San Francisco folk hero on “a quest to eat at every Chinese restaurant in San Francisco,” local culture-champion William “Chili Bill” Eichinger lived his life to its f...
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Hello dear readers! The Sci-Fi Summer Reading Group goes live at the top of the hour! Click in and tell us your thoughts on Shadow Of The Torturer... (WHAT A CRAZY BOOK!)
https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/g5stgywth5n76vwbbyicm4jkqea
 
Wednesday Nights Summer 2015
Next meet: July 8th, 7PM (Pacific Time)
Have read: Shadow Of The Torturer (1980, by Gene Wolfe)
Online and San Francisco
Google Hangout Link: [https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/g5stgywth5n76vwbbyicm4jkqea]

Greetings science fiction aficionados! This summer, descend with us into the uncanny valley! The Total Dick Head's Science Fiction Summer Reading Group is back!
Many of you were participants last year, and all of you are wholeheartedly invited to join this year’s Sci-Fi Summer Reading Group. As last year, it will be moderated by Total Dick Head, David Gill, and author Suhail Rafidi.

We will convene every Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM Pacific Time, webcasting live from our science fiction laboratory here in San Francisco. Special guests will be announced.

Webcast link! Bookmark away!
Google Hangout [https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/g5stgywth5n76vwbbyicm4jkqea]

Members of the group who are in San Francisco are encouraged to attend live and enrich the discussion, at the sci fi lab, 812 31st Avenue, SF, CA, 94121. All else please tune in to the webcast.

The group will cover 7 books this summer, one per week, beginning Wednesday, June 10th, until Wednesday, July 29th. [You’ll note this is 8 Wednesdays for 7 books, as we will be skipping one hitherto undisclosed Wednesday in late July.]

Check out the reading list below. The last two books are tentative entries, subject to change by the moderator, or by group consensus.

Reading List:
The Space Merchants (1953) - Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth
Flatland (1884) - Edwin A. Abbot
A Canticle For Leibowitz (1959) - Walter M. Miller
Starship Troopers (1960) - Robert Heinlein
The Shadow Of The Torturer (Book Of The New Sun, Vol. 1) - Gene Wolfe
The Iron Dream - Norman Spinrad 
[The Windup Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi]
[Afterparty - Daryl Gregory]
Science Fiction Summer Reading Group: Shadow Of The Torturer
Wed, July 15, 2015, 10:00 PM
Online and San Francisco

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Uncanny Valley Digest: Starship Troopers

Last night’s Starship Troopers discussion was the hobbyist’s jetpack! Notes follow. We were pleased to welcome new arrivals to the group from Nebraska and Brazil! Thank you Nate and Eren! Starship Troopers is cannonical sci fi, but it also validates all…
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Tonight's the night. Gather round for a discussion of the Canticle. What a book! Much to say!
 
Wednesday Nights Summer 2015
Next meet: June 24th, 7PM
Have read: A Canticle For Leibowitz (1959, by Walter M. Miller, Jr.)
Online and San Francisco
Google Hangout Link: [https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/g5stgywth5n76vwbbyicm4jkqea]

Greetings science fiction aficionados! This summer, descend with us into the uncanny valley! The Total Dick Head's Science Fiction Summer Reading Group is back!
Many of you were participants last year, and all of you are wholeheartedly invited to join this year’s Sci-Fi Summer Reading Group. As last year, it will be moderated by Total Dick Head, David Gill, and author Suhail Rafidi.

We will convene every Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM Pacific Time, webcasting live from our science fiction laboratory here in San Francisco. Special guests will be announced.

Webcast link! Bookmark away!
Google Hangout [https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/g5stgywth5n76vwbbyicm4jkqea]

Members of the group who are in San Francisco are encouraged to attend live and enrich the discussion, at the sci fi lab, 812 31st Avenue, SF, CA, 94121. All else please tune in to the webcast.

The group will cover 7 books this summer, one per week, beginning Wednesday, June 10th, until Wednesday, July 29th. [You’ll note this is 8 Wednesdays for 7 books, as we will be skipping one hitherto undisclosed Wednesday in late July.]

Check out the reading list below. The last two books are tentative entries, subject to change by the moderator, or by group consensus.

Reading List:
The Space Merchants (1953) - Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth
Flatland (1884) - Edwin A. Abbot
A Canticle For Leibowitz (1959) - Walter M. Miller
The Shadow Of The Torturer (Book Of The New Sun, Vol. 1) - Gene Wolfe
The Iron Dream - Norman Spinrad 
[The Windup Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi]
[Afterparty - Daryl Gregory]
Science Fiction Summer Reading Group: Shadow Of The Torturer
Wed, July 15, 2015, 10:00 PM
Online and San Francisco

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Tonight's the night! Discussion of the mathematical satire, Flatland, beginning at 7PM. Please join us!
https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/g5stgywth5n76vwbbyicm4jkqea
 
Wednesday Nights Summer 2015
Next meet: June 17th, 7PM
Have read: Flatland (1884, by Edwin A. Abbott)
Online and San Francisco
Google Hangout Link: [https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/g5stgywth5n76vwbbyicm4jkqea]

Greetings science fiction aficionados! This summer, descend with us into the uncanny valley! The Total Dick Head's Science Fiction Summer Reading Group is back!
Many of you were participants last year, and all of you are wholeheartedly invited to join this year’s Sci-Fi Summer Reading Group. As last year, it will be moderated by Total Dick Head, David Gill, and author Suhail Rafidi.

We will convene every Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM Pacific Time, webcasting live from our science fiction laboratory here in San Francisco. Special guests will be announced.

Webcast link! Bookmark away!
Google Hangout [https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/g5stgywth5n76vwbbyicm4jkqea]

Members of the group who are in San Francisco are encouraged to attend live and enrich the discussion, at the sci fi lab, 812 31st Avenue, SF, CA, 94121. All else please tune in to the webcast.

The group will cover 7 books this summer, one per week, beginning Wednesday, June 10th, until Wednesday, July 29th. [You’ll note this is 8 Wednesdays for 7 books, as we will be skipping one hitherto undisclosed Wednesday in late July.]

Check out the reading list below. The last two books are tentative entries, subject to change by the moderator, or by group consensus.

Reading List:
The Space Merchants (1953) - Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth
Flatland (1884) - Edwin A. Abbot
A Canticle For Leibowitz - Walter M. Miller
The Shadow Of The Torturer (Book Of The New Sun, Vol. 1) - Gene Wolfe
The Iron Dream - Norman Spinrad 
[The Windup Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi]
[Afterparty - Daryl Gregory]
Science Fiction Summer Reading Group: Shadow Of The Torturer
Wed, July 15, 2015, 10:00 PM
Online and San Francisco

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Suhail Rafidi is a novelist and educator whose works explore the destiny of human values in a technological landscape. You can find him on Twitter, too, @shelldive.
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