September 2016 Book Group

Wednesday, September 14 at 7:30 pm at Myopic Books

Buffy Season Eight by Jane Espenson, Steven S. DeKnight, Drew Goddard, Georges Jeanty, Jeph Loeb, Brad Meltzer, Brian K. Vaughn, and Joss Whedon

Read as much as you can in any format you find, single issues, trade paperbacks, or hardcovers.

Wicker Parknic! If you’re in Wicker Park early and interested in dinner, we’re having a picnic. Bring your own food and gather near the fountain in Wicker Park (1425 N Damen Ave) starting around 6:00-ish.

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August 2016 Book Group

Wednesday, August 10 at 7:30 pm at Myopic Books

Stories from Kabu Kabu by Nnedi Okorafor

  • “The Magical Negro”
  • “The Winds of Harmattan”
  • “The Carpet”
  • “The Popular Mechanic”
  • “Tumaki”

Plus bonus story

  • “Spider the Artist” (Discussed May 2010)

Note that four of these stories contain domestic violence, “The Winds of Harmattan,” “The Popular Mechanic,” “Tumaki,” and “Spider the Artist.”

If you’re in Wicker Park early and interested in dinner, some of us will be at Big & little’s (1310 N Milwaukee Ave) starting around 6:00-ish.

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May 2016 Book Group

Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30 pm

Stories from Get in Trouble by Kelly Link

  • “The Summer People”
  • “Secret Identity”
  • “Two Houses”
  • “Light”

Plus bonus stories

  • “Valley of the Girls”
  • “The New Boyfriend”
  • “The Lesson”

If you’re in Wicker Park early, some of us will be at Sultan’s Market (2057 W North Ave) for dinner starting around 6:00-ish.

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April 2016 Book Group

Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 pm

“Souls” by Joanna Russ

If you’re in Wicker Park early, some of us will be at Bon Bon Sandwiches (2333 W North Ave) for dinner starting around 6:00-ish.

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“Souls” is in:

  • a 1989 Tor Double with “Houston, Houston, Do You Read?”
  • Extra (ordinary) People, Joanna Russ, 1984
  • The Locus Awards, ed C. N. Brown, 2004
  • Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction, ed. Dozois, 1994
  • The New Hugo Winners, ed. Asimov, Vol. 1, 1989
  • The 1983 Annual World’s Best SF, ed. Wollheim