Book Club

Goat Droppings – September 2013 Edition

The September 2013 edition of Goat Droppings is here! It’s full of all the latest news about Capricon 34: The 4th Dimension, plus the other great Phandemonium activities. Take a look, before you miss out on the fun. Highlights include: Emerging Artists Program Return of Karaoke! Return of the Euchre Tournaments! Return of the Dance!…

Phandemonium Book Club – “Dies the Fire”

The book club selection for Capricon 34 will be “Dies the Fire” by Author Guest of Honor, S. M. Stirling. Capricon will be returning to the Westin Chicago North Shore. Westin Chicago North Shore 601 N. Milwaukee Avenue Wheeling, IL 60090 The exact date/time/room are TBD. We’ll update this event when we have more information.…

Phandemonium Book Club – “Cugel the Clever”

We’re going to start off 2014 with a novel by one of the Grandmasters who we lost in 2013, Jack Vance. The novel is “Cugel the Clever”. We’ll be discussing the book on January 12 at 7:00pm at: Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL Have a bite to eat and discuss the work of one…

Phandemonium Book Club – 2013 Hugo Best Novel

Phandemonium Book Club continues its tradition of reading the Hugo winner for Best Novel. When the winner is named, we’ll post an update. We will be meeting at WindyCon 40. The convention is being held on November 8-10, 2013. It will be held at… Westin Lombard Yorktown Center 70 Yorktown Center Lombard, IL 60148 The…

Phandemonium Book Club – “Libriomancer”

In preparation for Windycon, we’re reading “Libriomancer” by its Author Guest of Honor, Jim C. Hines. We’ll be discussing the book on September 22 at 7:00pm at: Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL Have some good food, a fun discussion, and be able to show off for your friends at Windycon!

Phandemonium Book Club – July Update

For the July book club, we’ve choosen three of the Hugo-nominated novellas. The stories are… “After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall” by Nancy Kress (Tachyon Publications) “The Emperor’s Soul” by Brandon Sanderson (Tachyon Publications) “The Stars Do Not Lie” by Jay Lake (Asimov’s, Oct-Nov 2012) Being a member of the LoneStarCon 3…

Phandemonium Book Club – Hugo-nominated Novellas

For the July book club, we’re going to choose three of the Hugo-nominated novellas. The exact nominees will be selected at the June 2 book club meeting. Being a member of the LoneStarCon 3 entitles you to the Hugo Voter Packet. This should include all the selected stories. We’ll be discussing the stories on July…

Phandemonium Book Club – “Bug Jack Barron”

In honor of one of this year’s Worldcon GoHs, we are reading “Bug Jack Barron” by Norman Spinrad. This novel was nominated for a Hugo Award in 1970. We’ll be meeting on Sunday, June 2, at our normal time and location, 7pm at… Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL

Phandemonium Book Club – “Dragonsong”

We’ll be meeting on Sunday, March 17, to discuss “Dragonsong”. Is there a better way celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than to discuss a Pern novel by Irish-American author, Anne McCaffrey? We don’t think so! It’s the first book in her Harper Hall trilogy. We’ll be meeting at our normal time and location, 7pm at… Cosi…

Goat Droppings – Winter 2012 Edition

The Winter 2012 edition of Goat Droppings is here! All the latest news about Capricon 33: Artificial Intelligence, plus the other great Phandemonium activities. Take a look, before you miss out on the fun. Highlights include: The Capricon 33 Geek Prom The Midwinter Faire Catan North American Championships 2013 Qualifier … plus much, much more!…