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April 2019

Books, Chocolate and Drinkies

April 23 @ 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Stefen's Books,
Shop 8 Shafto Lane, PERTH, 6000
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Ok folkies, I’ve got some very cool news for you! On Tuesday the 23rd of April we’ll be hosting not one but two of my favourite modern spec-fic writers, Charlie Jane Anders and Annalee Newitz. We’ll be starting in the store about 3.30 pm where Annalee and Charlie will be signing books, maybe doing a reading and a little impromptu Q&A. But that’s not all we’re doing. Followers of Charlie’s social media will be aware of her bookshop / chocolate…

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Stefen’s Bookclup – April

April 2 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Durty Nelly's,
397 Murray St (In Shafto Lane), Perth,
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The Subjugate by Amanda Bridgeman I’ve been eyeing this one off as a book club book since before we did the book launch for it. It’s an interesting mix of crime and science fiction that engages with a variety of social and cultural issues, particularly to do with ideas of justice, crime and punishment. This is one of those books that crosses genres, so it’s detective fiction and science fiction and I’m interested in seeing how folks respond to it.

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March 2019

Stefen’s Bookclub – March

March 5 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Durty Nelly's,
397 Murray St (In Shafto Lane), Perth,
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The Forever War by Joe Haldeman The last few book club books have been fairly recent ones, so I thought it was time to weave another old classic into the mix. This time it’s Joe Haldeman‘s 1974 book, The Forever War. It’s an interesting mix of futuristic war and time travel story and manages to fit a lot into its 240 odd pages. It’s a highly regarded book and I’m looking forward to what the group makes of it.

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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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