Book Club

Phandemonium Book Club Elgin – “Up the Walls of the World”

You don’t have to be psychic to appreciate “Up the Walls of the World”, the 1978 debut novel by James Tiptree, Jr. This is a story of vastly different intelligences, with an Earth invasion as well. We’ll be meeting on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm at… Elgin Books 66 S. Grove Avenue Elgin,…

Phandemonium Book Club Evanston – “Ubik”

Philip K. Dick may be a lot of things, but he’s never dull. Join us as we discuss one of his most acclaimed novels, “Ubik”. It was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 greatest novels since 1923. We’ll be meeting on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at 7:00 pm at our normal location:

Phandemonium Book Club Evanston – “Soon I Will Be Invincible”

The next Phandemonium Book Club Evanston selection is a tale of orbital death rays, heroic deeds, and diabolical plans for world domination. You’ll find all this and more in “Soon I Will Be Invincible” by Austin Grossman. This fun tale takes you behind the scenes in the life of superheroes and supervillains. It’s also being…

Phandemonium Book Club Elgin – “The Time Machine”

There have been hundreds of sci-fi stories about time travel, but the grandaddy of them all is “The Time Machine” by H.G. Wells. Join us to examine how the far future looked from over a century ago. We’ll be meeting on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm at our NEW LOCATION… Elgin Books 66…

2015 Reading Challenge

Hey, literary friends! Here’s a challenge for 2015. Try reading a book in each of these categories. The same book can count in multiple categories, such as a funny book by a female author. (If you’re looking at this in the blog home page, click on the detailed post to see the category list.) Good…

Phandemonium Book Club Elgin – “A Canticle for Leibowitz”

Has holiday shopping left you feeling like you need to sharpen your skills for the coming Apocolypse? Then you should read our next book club selection, “A Canticle for Leibowitz” by Walter M. Miller Jr. This post-apocolyptic saga won the Hugo award for Best Novel in 1961. We’ll be meeting on December 20, 2014 at…

Goat Droppings – October 2014 Edition

The October 2014 edition of Goat Droppings is here! Do you wonder what your fannish future has in store? All is revealed in the pages of Goat Droppings! Look into our crystal ball and learn the secrets of: Capricon 35 Progress Report Euchre Club Book Clubs Capricon Book Drive Joining the Phandemonium Board And, of…

“The Princess Bride” eBook on sale

The eBook edition of “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman is on sale for $2.99 at both Amazon (Kindle) and Barnes and Noble (Nook). It’s the Phandemonium Book Club Evanston selection for January 11, 2015. Get your copy today and save!

“The Princess Bride” screening

The University of Chicago is presenting a film series called “You Can’t Handle the Youth: ’80s Classics of John Hughes and Rob Reiner”. On October 3 and 5, they’ll be screening “The Princess Bride”. This also happens to be the book selected for the January 11, 2015 meeting of the Phandemonium Book Club in Evanston.…

Phandemonium Book Club Evanston – “The Princess Bride”

Wondering how best to start 2015? We’ve got some ideas. Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions. Miracles. In short, “The Princess Bride” by William…