Archive for May, 2016
Join us for a lively discussion of A.E. Van Gogt’s book Slan. Slan is a finalist for the Retro Hugos.
From Goodreads: “In the 1940s, the Golden Age of science fiction flowered in the magazine Astounding. Editor John W. Campbell, Jr., discovered and promoted great new writers such as A.E. van Vogt, whose novel Slan was one of the works of the era.
Slan is the story of Jommy Cross, the orphan mutant outcast from a future society prejudiced against mutants, or slans. Throughout the forties and into the fifties, Slan was considered the single most important SF novel, the one great book that everyone had to read. Today it remains a monument to pulp SF adventure, filled with constant action and a cornucopia of ideas.”
We’ll be meeting on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at 7:00 pm at our normal location:
Cosi 1740 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL