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Phandemonium Book Club Elgin – “Frankenstein”

To celebrate Halloween, the Phandemonium Book Club in Elgin will be discussing “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley. Although usually thought of as horror, it has all the elements of great science fiction. We’ll be discussing this masterpiece on October 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Note the new time. (You get to sleep in!) The meeting will…

Phandemonium Book Club – 2014 Hugo Best Novel

We’re kicking off our second decade of Phandemonium Book Club with the 2014 Hugo Award winner for Best Novel. This year’s winner was “Ancillary Justice” by Ann Leckie. We will be meeting at WindyCon 41. The convention is being held on November 14-16, 2014 at… Westin Lombard Yorktown Center 70 Yorktown Center Lombard, IL 60148…

Phandemonium Book Club Evanston – “Lord of Light”

The September book club will mark the 10th anniversary of our first meeting in 2004. We’ll be discussing “Lord of Light” by Roger Zelazny. This book won the 1968 Hugo for Best Novel. It was also nominated for a Nebula award. We’ll be meeting on September 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm at our normal location:…

Phandemonium Book Club Elgin – “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”

Phandemonium now has a second book club. It meets at the Blue Box Cafe in Elgin, a very cool Doctor Who themed cafe. Our next book will be “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” by Jules Verne. We’ll be discussing it on August 23, 2014 at 10:00 am. Blue Box Cafe 176 E Chicago St Elgin,…

“Galactic Patrol” eBook

Phandemonium Book Club Evanston will be discussing “Galactic Patrol” by E. E. “Doc” Smith on July 13, 2014. Click here for details. I was able to locate a free eBook copy of this book. You can downloaded it from… Here for iPhone, iPad, etc. Here for Kindle If you have another device that can’t read…

Phandemonium Book Club Evanston – “Galactic Patrol”

For July we’ll be discussing “Galactic Patrol” by E. E. “Doc” Smith. This is one of the 1939 Retro Hugo nominees. It’s also part of the classic “Lensman” series. We’ll be meeting on July 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm at our normal location: Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL Join us for a good discussion…

Phandemonium Book Club Elgin – “The Martian Chronicles”

Phandemonium is starting a second book club. We’ll meet at the Blue Box Cafe in Elgin. What better place for us to gather than a Doctor Who themed cafe? Our first book will be “The Martian Chronicles” by Ray Bradbury. We’ll be discussing it on June 21, 2014 at 10:00 am. Blue Box Cafe 176…

Phandemonium Book Club – “The Player of Games”

In 2013 the science fiction world lost Iain Banks. He will be honored at this year’s WorldCon, Loncon 3. We’ll be discussing his book, “The Player of Games”, on May 4 at 7:00pm at: Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL Come out and discuss the work of one of the genre’s greats.

Post-Capricon 34 Edition of Goat Droppings

Capricon 34 was a good time that reaches from the past into the future, when we smile remembering the fun. But do you find yourself laying awake at night trying to remember who won the Artist’s Challenge? Or Best Party? Well it’s Goat Droppings to the rescue! Here are all the awards, more Out of…

Post Capricon Survey

Greetings from the future (Or is it the past? (Traveling across the 4th dimension is confusing)): By now hopefully you all have had a chance to rest and recuperate after Capricon. If you’re still making use of the time machine, please remember to put it back where and when you found it so no one…