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February 2019

Stefen’s Bookclub – February

February 5 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Durty Nelly's,
397 Murray St (In Shafto Lane), Perth,
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Occupy Me by Tricia Sullivan This is a quirky mix of supernatural and science fiction ideas with the basic plot of a thriller and told in a peculiar style. It’s about an angel, a killer, a mysterious briefcase and the fate of everything. It’s also a book that there have been quite polarised reviews of, so I think it’s something that will provide us with an interesting evenings conversation.

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January 2019

Book Launch – The Subjugate by Amanda Bridgeman

January 20 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Durty Nelly's,
397 Murray St (In Shafto Lane), Perth,
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The Subjugate by Amanda Bridgeman I was hoping to do more events in 2019, so I’m thrilled to be involved with launching WA author Amanda Bridgeman‘s new book, The Subjugate. It’s a science fiction / crime thriller set in a religious community where violent criminals are neurally ‘edited’ to remove their criminal tendencies and are then returned to serve the community as obedient servants called Serenes. It’s also a community plagued by a recent spate of horrific murders. As the body…

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Special Event – Odd Bookclub Redux

January 8 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Durty Nelly's,
397 Murray St (In Shafto Lane), Perth,
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The Cloven by Brian Catling Folks familiar with the store book club will know that we usually have our first meet of the year in February. That’s still the case, and the normal book club will be meeting on the first Tuesday of February. In January however, we’ll be doing something that throws back to the other book club we used to run. We called it the Odd Book Club and it was dedicated to really strange and peculiar works.…

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December 20182018

Stefen’s Bookclub – December

December 4, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Durty Nelly's,
397 Murray St (In Shafto Lane), Perth,
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Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson For our last book of 2018 I thought I’d go with something not too long, since I imagine folks might be a bit busier than usual. Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach comes in at about 230, so it won’t take too long to read but it’s got quite a lot of content idea-wise so I think we’ll still have plenty to talk about. Future post-humans, the aftermath of world-wide ecological…

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November 2018

Stefen’s Bookclub – November

November 6, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Durty Nelly's,
397 Murray St (In Shafto Lane), Perth,
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The Thousand Year Beach by Tobi Hirotaka I’ve been keen to do this one ever since it first appeared in the ‘forthcoming’ notices. A Japanese science fiction book set in a virtual tourist destination that has had no tourists for more than a thousand years, the AI constructs within left to their own devices. Then something new and destructive arrives and changes everything. We haven’t read any Japanese science fiction before so I’m intrigued to see what folks will make…

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October 2018

Stefen’s Bookclup – October

October 2, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Durty Nelly's,
397 Murray St (In Shafto Lane), Perth,
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Dreams Before the Start of Time by Anne CharnockThis is the winner of the 2018 Arthur C Clarke award for science fiction literature, and I’m always interested to see what the group makes of award-winning books so its what we’ll be reading in preparation for our October meet.It begins in a near-future and spans several generations focussing on a subject that is often left vague in science-fiction, childbirth and conception. Already we have technologies that offer vastly more options and…

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September 2018

Stefen’s Bookclub – September

September 4, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Durty Nelly's,
397 Murray St (In Shafto Lane), Perth,
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The Drowned World  by J G Ballard Tuesday September 4th from 6.00pm at Durty Nelly’s. We’ve done quite a few recent books over the last few months, so I thought this time we’d do something older. Written in 1962, The Drowned World is set in a future where global warming has rendered whole areas of the planet uninhabitable. London, where the story takes place is flooded, hot and overgrown with jungle. Told from the perspective of a survey team sent…

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August 2018

Stefen’s Bookclub – August

August 7, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Durty Nelly's,
397 Murray St (In Shafto Lane), Perth,
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The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden This is a book I’ve been eyeing off for the book club for a while now and while it is science fiction, it’s also a lot more than that too. Like many of the recent books to wear the Afro-futurism label it’s a mix of science and the supernatural, contemporary ideas and folk lore. It was also shortlisted for the Lambda LGBT literary award in the science fiction/fantasy/horror category. The winner incidentally, was…

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July 2018

Stefen’s Bookclub – July

July 3, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Durty Nelly's,
397 Murray St (In Shafto Lane), Perth,
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Semiosis by Sue Burke This month, in a complete non-break from tradition, we’ll be reading a science fiction book about alien first contact. All joking aside, this is an interesting new book and I chose it because of the alien component. I quite like comparing different takes on classic tropes, and there is a lot here that’s different. It’s an interesting take on aliens that I won’t spoil for you and told over a hundred years by generations of colonists.…

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June 2018

Stefen’s Bookclub – June

June 5, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Durty Nelly's,
397 Murray St (In Shafto Lane), Perth,
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Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith This month I wanted to do something a bit lighter and stranger and I think the new book from Michael Marshall Smith might do the trick. Folks who’ve been with the group for a while might remember that one of his earlier books, Only Forward, was read by the Odd Book Club back when we were running two book clubs. He tends to do a mix of the peculiar…

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