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SciFi and Fantasy Book Club

I have a book club that has been in operation for a while, since 2004, here are the books that we have read thus far.

Any suggestions on books we could add here? We prefer to read 600 page or less books, and if the book is in a series either the first OR a good standalone novel.

Book Author
The Magic and the Healing Nick O'Donohue
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Robert Heinlein
The Seventh Son Orson Scott Card
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
Dragonsdawn Anne McCaffery
Foundation Isaak Asimov
Pawn of Prophesy David Eddings
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Phillip K. Dick
Good Omens NeilG/TerryP
The Diamond Age Neal Steaphenson
The Once and Future King T.H. White
Gateway Frederik Phol
Broken Crescent S. Andrew Swann
The Day of the Triffids John Wyndham
The Magicians Guild Trudi Canavan
Enders Shadow Orson Scott Card
The Picture of Drian Grey Oscar Wilde
Pacific Edge Kim Stanley Robinson
Game of Thrones Book 1 George R.R. Martin
The Accidental Time Machine Joe Halderman
Magic Bites Kate Daniels
A Fire Upon the Deep Vernor Vinge
The Misenchanted Sword Lawrence Watt-Evans
The Risen Empire  Scott Westerfeld 
Enchantment  Orson Scott card 
Deepsix Jack McDevitt
Dead Witch Walking Kim Harrison
World War Z Matt Brooks
Artemis Fowl Erin Colfer
Off Armegeddon Reef David Weber
The Legend of Hawkwind Adrian Drake
Children of Men P.D. James
Homeworld: Legend of Drizzt R.A. Salvatore
Armor John Steakley
The Name of the Wind Patrick Rothfuss 
Vengence of Orion Ben Bova 
Wizards First Rule  Terry Goodkind
The Caldarian Conflict  Michael Kalmbach

3 years ago

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(3 years ago)How could I forget my current big favorite, Kage Baker. She has one series that starts with In the Garden of Iden, that involves time travel, immortal cyborgs, and conspiracies that span milennia. She also wrote a three-part, genre-bending fantasy series that starts with The Anvil of the World, followed by a prequel, The House of the Stag, which explains all about how Dark Lords get that way - sort of. I've re-read both series twice already. Her writing skills are incredible and she has a wicked, understated sense of humor.
Margaret H.
(3 years ago)Cool thanks for the info, really in need of some fresh titles for the book club right now!
(3 years ago)If your group might like modern versions of good old-fashioned space opera, you could try Agent of Change by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, or The Price of the Stars by Debra Doyle and James Macdonald. Each is the first in its series. If you like ones with some mystery elements, try The Disappeared by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, also the first in its series. I just finished the seventh in that series and found it just as satisfying as the first book. The other two series are ones I've re-read more than once.
Margaret H.
Book club recommendation

I would recommend "Blindness" by Jose Saramago. There are so many themes and aspects to discuss, and whether the members love it or hate it, no one will be ambivalent. I've discussed it in many book clubs over the years, and it always leads to a great discussion.

4 years ago

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(4 years ago)These are great, thanks!
(4 years ago)My group liked THe Glass Castle, and the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.
(4 years ago)Same book I always recommend, Outlander by Diana's genre bending, a little sci-fi, a little romance, historical fiction, a little has it all!! ~T
(4 years ago)First read The Pulpwood Queens- its a book about book clubs. Recommend- Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford its amazing
Patti Light
(4 years ago)Anything by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, thought provoking to say the least and a challenge to read at times. All together his works make for at a minimum an interesting discussion as Shawna said about Jose Saramago and at best some very interesting insight for yourself and the base of others. Sounds like a fun place to be, in your book reading circle, wish I were close. Enjoy!
(4 years ago)I'd recommend Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. :-)
(4 years ago)A few books that were a great success at our book club were: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn The Art of Racing in the Rain The Red Tent
(4 years ago)Here are a few of the books my groups really enjoyed. 1. Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl 2. The God of Animal by Aryn Kyle 3. Hunger Point by Jillian Medoff 4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak All of them were books the majority of the group enjoyed (which was always more difficult than anticipated) that also started great discussions.
Christy T