The Chicago Nerd Social Club’s Science Fiction/Fantasy Bookclub is open to new science fiction and/or fantasy readers as well as die hard fans. We are a diverse group of readers of various ages and backgrounds, meeting once a month for book discussions. Our discussions tend to range across various topics, comparisons to other novels, science, history, politics, religion, and philosophy, with that being said we often segue into other non related topics as well.
The bookclub is held on the second Monday of the month, 6:30PM – 7:30PM, at Open Books – 651 W Lake St. Next month’s book selection is voted on by current month attendees but even if you didn’t finish the current book please stop by and help us choose our next book.
Please keep in mind that all CNSC-affiliated events are governed by our Anti-Harassment Policy and that we are guests of our awesome hosts, Open Books.
For December's Book Club we will be reading The Deep by Rivers Solomon.
Yetu holds the memories for her people—water-dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown overboard by slave owners—who live idyllic lives in the deep. Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly, is forgotten by everyone, save one—the historian. This demanding role has been bestowed on Yetu.
Yetu remembers for everyone, and the memories, painful and wonderful, traumatic and terrible and miraculous, are destroying her. And so, she flees to the surface, escaping the memories, the expectations, and the responsibilities—and discovers a world her people left behind long ago.
Yetu will learn more than she ever expected to about her own past—and about the future of her people. If they are all to survive, they’ll need to reclaim the memories, reclaim their identity—and own who they really are.