Book Club

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, on Zoom, please reach out paul@chicagonerds.com for more information. 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.

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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.

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For December's Book Club we will be reading The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow.


In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.


But when the Eastwood sisters―James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna―join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women's movement into the witch's movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote―and perhaps not even to live―the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.


We host the Book Club meeting via a private Zoom meeting, please email paul @ chicagonerds.com to be added to our email list for all invites to the book club. Zoom links will be emailed the afternoon of book club.